A crash (or system crash) is a condition where soft- or hardware ceases to function properly.

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Display Driver stopped responding and recovered successfully- Blue Screen - HP Elite Book

I have HP ELiteBook , this problem has become a routine headache for me (after every 20, 25 minutes_ - While using, suddenly everything hangs and black out goes around and then a message pop at the ...
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Chrome causes system to hang during normal use

This can happen at any time. whether or not I have 20 tabs open or just the one and all extensions disabled. Windows 8.1 Pro AMD FX-8350 32GB Ram As you can see my system should have no problems ...
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downgraded from SLI, should I do anything special?

I used to have SLI GTX 670, due to some rethinking and not really needing that much power I sold off one of the cards. Everything has been working fine during games, but I get these random "Display ...
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Windows Media Player won't launch on Vista - how to repair or reinstall it?

My friend asked me to look at her Acer Aspire laptop with Vista Home Premium as it is no longer playing DVDs. I found that Windows Media Player would not launch. I found this thread, which contained a ...
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Is the Optiplex 980 desktop known to have any defects or reliability issues?

I am using a dell optiplex 980 desktop tower (there are several different towers, a mini tower, a desktop, and a small form factor) running windows 7 at work, and this is the second one I'm on. The ...
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Hard drive parameter exceeded its normal operating range

I few days ago, I started seeing this message during boot: NOTICE - HD SELF MONITORING SYSTEM has reported that a parameter has exceeded its normal operating range. Dell recommends that you backup ...
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Restoring files, directories, and paths from lost+found

One of our drives suffered a crash and my entire user directory is gone (this is on a cluster which houses many user directories. For some reason, mine was the only affected one). The directory ...
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Loading managed Windows PowerShell failed with error 80070002

I get an error when I try to run PowerShell: Internal Windows PowerShell error. Loading managed Windows PowerShell failed with error 80070002. I am running Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit). This ...
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XAMPP keeps crashing on Windows 7

XAMPP keeps crashing on Windows 7. It's not Skype, I unchecked the "use port 80 as an alternative". I even changed the port in XAMPP to listen:8888, that is port 8888. I am not using IIS (Internet ...
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Windows 7 doesn't start anymore

I've experienced some BSOD on windows 7 RC, and some freezing when startup, but today was big surprise, it doesn't start anymore. I tried to start on safe mode and no results too, it shows the ...
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Need assistance with recover .dwg file.?

This morning I tried to open an AutoCAD 2006 .dwg file and I got a message saying that there was a problem with my file and that I had to try to recover it using the RECOVER command. When I did ...
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Changed location of OneDrive; now Office 2013 apps crash?

My C partition is small; so I have moved OneDrive to a different partition. This works fine when I used Windows 8.1's SkyDrive app to open documents stored there; and when I used Windows Explorer. ...
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Can a faulty battery cause a laptop to crash?

After replacing a blown out motherboard, my Toshiba Satellite C600 is still malfunctioning lately: BSODs. Distorted graphics, and freezes. Sudden shutdowns. After removing the battery and doing a ...
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Paint.NET crashing when using the menus

Whenever I go to the menus in Paint.NET it crashes with the error shown below. I tried the newest version as well as version 2.7 Any ideas on what's going on? Exception details: ...
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Windows 8 Kernel-data-inpage-error after every boot

Three days ago, I upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 8 Pro. I have updated all drivers from HP and ran all memory/harddisk check programs (F2,F10 in boot) Still every time computer is turned on it ...
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Full computer freeze with audio stuttering after playing games for a period of time

I've been having a problem with my computer freezing completely when playing games like LA Noire or SW:TOR (yay early access!). Basically, what happens is I will play for around an hour or so ...
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Lenovo G570 Windows 7 64 bit Laptop Not Starting

I have a lenovo g570 laptop dual booting with windows 7 and linux mint. Couple of days back when I was working on Windows my display driver (amd radeon 6370m) crashed. After some time it again crashed ...
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How do we “restore” notepad after crash?

I was running NotePad and Chrome when my computer suddenly shuts down. After reboot, chrome was able to "restore" itself such that I didn't lose any data. However, how do we "restore" notepad.exe?
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External Hard Drive Crashing Mac when Plugged in… works after restart

I have a Seagate USB 3 external hard drive... I have had many of the same ones with no issues... This one however, once plugged in causes my Mac (Mavericks) to crash via the grey screen of death and ...
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Nvidia driver crashes every time it is used

I just bought a new laptop (Asus N56JN-CN039H) with windows 8.1, once received I updated everything and played a game (borderlands 2). I don't remember exactly, but I think I updated the Nvidia ...
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PXE media failure.Hard Drive most likely failed

I had a dual boot setup (Windows 7 / Crunchbang 11 ) on my 640GB WD hard drive with 3 primary partitions and 1 extended partition(Linux).sda7 was root(~25GB) while sda8(~220GB) was home A week or ...
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How can I enable 'More Details', when a program crashes?

A few of the gameservers in the game Crysis Wars have been crashing recently, and I tracked the problem down to a certain server modification *.DLL file, which has a bug in it, thus causing a crash. ...
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How to re-enable aero effects in Windows 7 after it has crashed?

Ocassionally aero effects crash. Is there a way to re-enable the effects in Windows 7 after a crash happens? i.e. restarting a service or terminatating a process and letting it restart automaticially ...
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Hard Disk DRDY error: is it a crash

I am using IBM Thinkpad, 1.7GHz, 512 RAM with Linux Mint 9 installed. I have two partitions in addition to root. One of the partitions became read-only yesterday, after which I rebooted my system. It ...
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gDEBugger crashes in Windows 8.1

I want to debug and profile some OpenGL code so I have installed the latest version of gDEBugger on a Macbook Pro with NVidia 9400m graphics card, in Windows 8.1. When I try to run it, its ...
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Xubuntu 14.04 Eclipse Crash with no reason

I am using Xubuntu 14.04. Eclipse 3.8 crashing with no reason. Suddenly closed. I have no idea why. Nothing special in the .log file. I am using Oracle Java 1.8. I am using Eclipse 3.8 I use PDT ...
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Getting 0xc00000e windows 7 “Boot device inaccessible” after random crashes

I've been having some weird random crashes that I can't seem to locate, and I'm unsure if it's windows or hardware related. It's a brand new computer and very powerful. I've run into a couple of ...
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WinFix Caused Loss of Icon Graphics

I was doing some general fixes with WinFix and suddenly my desktop icons are gone the shortcuts are still there but without pictures (as you see in screenshot) I can't see any thumbnail of a ...
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Netflix (Silverlight) Crashing after 30 seconds

For some reason Silverlight is crashing when I watch Netflix. It plays about 30 seconds then just stops, about 30 seconds later I get an alert saying the plugin stopped responding. I have tried: ...
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PC keeps crashing/freezing

Basically my PC started doing this a while back. Broke it down into parts to easily refer to. Part 1. Usually around the log on screen, the PC would freeze completely. So I would restart, sometimes ...
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Crash while adding google account [migrated]

Facing trouble while adding Google account to my android device. In logcat I got these two messages: java.lang.RuntimeException: Unable to create service com.google.android.gms.gcm.GcmService: ...
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Scary computer crashes (picture attached)

Since the purchase of my laptop (Asus N56vz) I have been experiencing random crashes. For many months I have tried to solve the problem myself but to no avail. So I give you all that I know and maybe ...
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PC Reboot When Stressed

My father bought a new rig last week. It's a HP Envy Phoenix with: GEFORCE GTX 780 3072MB (Think it had GTX 760 stock) Intel i7 4770 3.4 GHz 16GB of RAM ... When under heavy load the computer ...
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mac os freeze but no logs in the console messages

My max os keeps crashing about once a day, I've noted down the exact time (down to the second) and checked in the console messages. But got no messages at all for that entire ten minutes. It crashed ...
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program crashes each time after the second start

I'm encountering a strange error with an app on my pc. I've recently installed Max Payne 3 and i can play it without any problems, but for only one time after i turn on my pc. If i close the game and ...
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Excel 2013 Hangs when loading a number of Files

I have 2 machines: Windows 7 with Office 2007, and a new Windows 8 desktop machine(6GB memory) with 8.1 and office 2013. I have a large project with +- 70 Excel files. They are linked and need to be ...
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My mac kept crashing and I added a user name, how can I retract back to the old user? [duplicate]

My Mac kept crashing under my user name, so I added a new user name, and now it seems more stable. Still, I have many applications and other things installed under the old user name. How can I clear ...
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Pinnacle Studio 14 Importer crashes on Windows 7 x64

Pinnacle Studio 14 Importer crashes on Windows 7 x64, thus I'm unable to import videos from my camcorder. I've Googled around and it seems to be a problem with x64 support in the program, but there is ...
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Windows shuts down unexpectedly when waking up from sleep

I've been facing this issue since yesterday, whenever I put the computer into sleep mode and when I wake up, it takes me to boot menu with choices; start Windows normally, safe mode, etc. in short, it ...
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Windows crashes not being reported

(This is on Windows 7 Professional 64-bit.) Windows usually pops up a window when a program crashes and tells you that it's investigating the issue. It often asks to send information to Microsoft to ...
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PC freezing and locking up [duplicate]

I installed additional 8 Gb of RAM on a system recently. Everything was running fine before I observed that the system randomly froze, I don't know what the proper term is, but the screen just hangs ...
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System Image restore crashes consistently while trying to access external media

I am trying to restore a System Image from an external drive to the only disk drive mounted in a brand new Mac Pro. Whenever I try to launch the System Image Restore, I get a crash in BMRUI with an ...
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Why do computers crash much less often than ten years ago? [closed]

Back then my computers had kernel panics and blue screens at least once a month. Which parts of the hardware and of the operating systems have been improved the most since then?
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Explorer.exe keeps crashing during log in

Update: Solved the issue after some trial and error. The file {AFBF9F1A-8EE8-4C77-AF34-C647E37CA0D9}.1.ver0x0000000000000020.db in AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Caches was corrupt. Scheduled CHKDSK ...
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Word crashes when printing with cursor in table

I've been doing some VBA in word to create reports and certifications. These docs include tables. I need to print my docs, but when I try, Word crashes. I find out that if the cursor is inside a ...
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Opening tabs in Google Chrome crashes my system

When I open tabs to sites such as BBC iPlayer I have about a 4/5 chance that it will crash my entire system. The system can remain unresponsive for up to 30 mins or as little as 2. This has only ...
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Slow and crashing Windows Explorer. Hard drive or virus?

I have a custom built machine with windows 7 ultimate. Core2Duo 2.93Ghz 12GB RAM 500GB Hdd Nvidia GTX 650 Ti Boost 2GB Everything was running fine till a few days ago when Windows Explorer started ...
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PC crashes randomly after BIOS-Reset

my PC crashes randomly since 3 weeks - just turns off, no shutdown. no warnings, no errors BlueScreenView doesn't show anything (0 errors) no sound-warning Event-ID: 6008 System was shut down ...
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How to make Windows display application crashes in the console?

I'm developping a C application on Windows 7 64 bits, and each time it crashes I get the following dialog: I would prefer something more "old school" with the complete error dumped in the console. ...
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How to find a Word file if it isn't in auto recovery?

I have a Mac running OS X 10.6.8 and was working on my dissertation in Word, pressing Save regularly. A message came up saying Word had to unexpectedly quit, and then when I went to open my ...