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

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How to install dism through command line in windows 7 by booting from a recovery windows 7 iso in a USB?

Recently I installed a faulty security update (2823324) released by Microsoft http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2839011 . My computer is constantly getting blue screen and restarting. I have tried each ...
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How can I find out why MATLAB crashes?

I'm using MATLAB GUI code that handles ten files, uses the image acquisition tool extensively, and also the data acquisition tool, and GPU programming. It usually works well, but from time to time ...
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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 do I set the BSOD on Windows 8.1 to pause and display useful hexdump information instead of a frowny face?

My Windows 8.1 machine is crashing once-a-day with a BSOD, and not leaving any DMP file behind, so I have nothing for WinDbg.exe to examine. Nothing interesting in the event log. The BSOD used to ...
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Firefox WebDriver crashes when computer is idle too long

I'm using a Python script and Selenium to run some tests using the Firefox Web Driver on an Arch Linux system running Awesome WM. These tests take a long time, so I don't want to sit at the computer ...
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Opening a file picker in any browser crashes the browser

In Windows 7 32-bit, in any browser (chrome, IE, firefox, opera) if I open a file picker either by using the main menu option e.g. 'open page' or 'save page as', or if a file picker appears from ...
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Inconsistent problems with backlight, booting, and troublesome hanging with an HP DV5 laptop (2008). Thoughts?

Main Problem: I've got an HP DV5-1125nr with a backlight that seems to work when it pleases. This started about a month ago. An image is still present on the screen and it works with an external ...
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Auto back-up VS2005 workspace

All too often VS2005 will crash when compiling and I'll have to re-open it. That's all well and good, a minor inconvenience really. But the annoying part is that it remembers the opened files from ...
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Word 2010 freezes when inserting a document cover - how do I determine the cause of the issue?

When I insert certain document covers in Word 2010 (64-bit) the program freezes. I then have to end the process, relaunch Word and then use the recovery version of the document in order to continue ...
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InstallShield 12 Installer crashes

I am trying to install our application on a customer's Windows 7 Enterprise workstation and having the following problem: The installer always crashes when it is being run, there is no popup to alert ...
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Mountain Lion screen crashes after returning from sleep

During the past 3 days I have experienced the following issue: when returning from sleep, I see an extremely garbled version of my desktop. The only thing that seems to help is a reboot. My first ...
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Ubuntu Live-CD won't find my harddrive

My laptop crashed (Sony Vaio) and I had a lot of important files that I need to recover. I got a suggestion from a friend that I can try to recover them with a Ubuntu Live-CD. I downloaded both ...
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Can append only NTFS files become corrupted if power goes out?

NTFS journals metadata so the file system itself doesn't corrupt if the machine goes down. I read this is not the case for file data itself. But what if the data is only appended at the end of the ...
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How can I use AllChars on Windows7 with IE9?

There seems to be a known bug in AllChars 4.0.321 when used together with Internet Explorer 9 (my default browser). While AllChars is running, I can't use Internet Explorer or open the manual from ...
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Internet Explorer and Firefox crash, but Chrome doesn't?

I have a system where either IE 8 or Firefox 3.5 will crash out without any error message, and do this spontaneously after about 1 or 2 minutes of being open. Chrome, however, is stable and doesn't ...
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Random Reboots on a Windows 8.1 Custom Build

I have a Windows 8.1 custom PC that I built about 6 months ago. It worked great for several months with no problems, but about three months ago it started to reboot randomly. My computer works fine ...
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Win. 8.1: How to fix bug causing disassociated files, dysfunctional programs, corrupt system restores, etc

This morning, my computer (an Alienware Aurora R4, about 9 months old and running Windows 8.1) experienced its first crash. I don't quite remember the name of the error presented, but I can say with ...
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Mac OSX crashed and now global PATH settings seem to be incorrect

I had to hard power off my mac when it froze on the login screen after a sleep resume. After the reset it seems like any application that uses the system environment PATH to launch other processes ...
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Bing Food & Drink app always crashes

My Food & Drink app that came pre-installed on my Windows 8.1 PC keeps crashing to the start screen immediately after opening. Other Bing-based apps work fine. I've taken several steps to try to ...
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Computer crashed for good

My one-year-old custom PC was crashing when I played Battlefield for 5 minutes or Counter-Strike for 20 minutes. Now it keeps crashing whenever I power it up. (It doesn't loop.) Debugging steps I ...
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Windows 8.1 crashes on almost every program

Long story short, I am experiencing often programs crashes on my Windows 8.1 installation. It is orignal Windows taken from MDSN AA site for free (only for students). I have only installed neccessary ...
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Unusable open souce ATI driver on Debian Jessie

Background I'm now forced to use open source proprietary driver (radeon kernel module) since after the last upgrade I got Xorg version 7.7 and fglrx just doesn't support it. For what concerns the ...
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Intermittent hard freeze/crashes, generally while idle. No event viewer details

Subject says most of it. My HTPC will occasionally be found in this hard-locked/crashed state when nothing of note was being done. The past couple times, it has been while the screensaver was running ...
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Window 7 is crashing (ACER Laptop)

I have a question regarding Windows 7 and determining the possible causes for it crashing. I have a ACER laptop which I purchased 1 year ago with Window 7 installed on it. It has worked fine, but ...
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Why does Debian crashes with OOM

I recently upgraded my server from Debian squeeze i386 to wheezy amd64 by reinstalling and reconfigurating. Additionally I wanted to be able to start virtual guests, so I installed XEN, too. I got ...
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BSOD 0x124 Help needed

I have a new Computer for 3 weeks now and I get a lot of WHEA_UNCORRECTABLE_ERROR BSODs. I get these bluescreens randomly every 30 - 50 minutes. Here is the dump from WinDbg: Microsoft (R) Windows ...
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Track down the cause of Windows Error Reporting Service starting

Is it possible to find out the crashing process that causes the following event log message: 7/05/2013 2:58:00 PM - The Windows Error Reporting Service service entered the running state. ...
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random freezing / shutdown

Apologies for the length of this question... I built a new system some months ago, retaining only the GPU and power supply from the old system and have been having intermittent issues with it. My ...
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IIS worker process crashing without stack trace - what else can I try?

I'm unsure if this question should be posted here or better on StackOverflow.com, but let's try here first. Configuration is a Windows 2008 R2 64bit server running an ASP.NET 2.0 website. The project ...
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Windows reboots randomly on battery, linux OK

About a week ago, the Windows partition on my laptop started rebooting randomly. No BSOD, nothing in event logs besides a kernel-power failure. I could still use linux (LuninuxOS) fine, and windows ...
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Window Vista cannot create new folder, note, etc when right click and recent items forever empty after crashes

Basically my computer crashes and after I reboot I got a checksum error, so I reboot again and these problems appears: 1):Unable to create new folder, notes, zip file,etc. (when I right click in ...
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Java Causing Seg fault in IE

I have a web app that uses a Java Applet for various functions like finding network devices through multicast, as well as combining XML and a xsl-fo template for printing. Recently most of my users ...
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Silverlight crashing in Google Chrome?

I've used this site before and had no problems. A few days ago Chrome starting acting up and I couldn't open Chrome at all. I unistalled / reinstalled it and now the site doesn't work for me anymore. ...
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Eee PC 1215P Display issue

Randomly, my Eee PC 1215P will crash while booting or running windows like this video below. video Any advice?
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What could be causing my new PC (Zotac ID80) to crash/freeze frequently?

I just bought a new PC (a Zotac ID-80) and it has been performing quite poorly. I tried installing Ubuntu and Fedora, but it crashed constantly (even during setup). For a while I thought my Apple ...
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All Windows 8 Modern UI apps crash on upgraded user account; work perfectly on a new one

Exactly what the title says. I've run the troubleshooter, disabled startup services, fixed ALL APPLICATION PACKAGES permissions, enabled UAC, enabled Windows Firewall, and still, all of them (save for ...
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Winamp freeze at exit

Im on an XP SP3 machine and the newest Winamp v5.63 has a small problem. It hangs on exit. I wouldnt really mind that much cause i simple task kill is all it takes but what annoys me the most is that ...
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Wacom consumer tablet driver service may crash while opening Bamboo Preferences, often after resuming computer from sleep

One of the ExpressKeys on my Wacom Bamboo Capture graphics tablet is mapped to Bamboo Preferences, so that I can quickly access the tablet settings and view the battery level (I have the Wireless ...
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Does Windows 7 have some type of invisible “mini” BSOD?

The oddest thing just happened, and I've never seen it before -- I was right here on my computer (Win7 Ultimate x64), merrily programming along in Notepad++, when all of a sudden, Windows seemed to ...
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Random crashes on socket 939 motherboard

I have an MSI K8NGM2-FID and it just randomly crashes. The motherboard is an old socket 939. I've tested the hardware, and the culprit is either the CPU or the motherboard, which are the two hardware ...
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OneNote 2010 crashes at a certain page

I run OneNote 2010 as part of Office 2010 Professional installations on two separate machines. One installation is 32-bit, the other 64-bit, the OS is 64-bit, Windows 7 & 8, respectively. Here's ...
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Virtual Box Windows XP Image DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL

I am running Oracle VM Virtual Box 4.1.18 on a Windows 7 Machine and trying to start a Windows XP image. When it starts up it immediately crashes with the error DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL. I did a ...
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Why does Youtube/Flash sometimes violently crash my pc?

This isn't a problem that happens often, but still occasionally enough to be noticeable. Basically, sometimes when I open a YouTube link in Google chrome, I experience a violent crash. Usually, the ...
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explorer.exe memory could not be “written”

When I open Explorer after a few minutes I get an error message: I have tried to run chkdsk /r /f, sfc /scannow and CCleaner but the problem remains. Also I have replaced the RAM but this is also ...
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Why do some games randomly turn my screen a random solid color?

When playing some games my computer will randomly have an error that I cannot fix without turning it off and back on again. The screen changes to one solid color, which varies (off the top of my head ...
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Computer Slows to crawl after Event Id 3, some issue with Raid Port 0

Recently my computer randomly hangs, crashes and slows down at night, when I click on something when I wake up the computer just doesn't respond and shows the loading thing for my cursor. Today, I ...
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When gaming computer freezes with a blank screen and a buzzing sound

I have a problem with random freezes when playing games. Sometimes it's fine for hours, other times it dosn't last even one. I tried googling around and I found recomendations to update my graphics ...
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Mac crash report info - what can I learn from it?

My Mac (MacBook Pro, 10.7.3 OS) is crashing a couple of times a day. I started this behaviour just recently, and for no apparent reason. I've done a disk check and it all seems fine. When it crashes, ...
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Apache Tomcat 6.0.29 startup causing Win XP SP3 reboot

Some of our Windows XP Developer machines die (black screen - no ping) when starting up Tomcat from a console. This only happens if the Tomcat debug console window is displayed (not minimised). When ...
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Mac crashing with black screen on XCode install + random other times

I have a Macbook Pro bought over a year ago without extended warranty. Lately it has started crashing as follows - the screen goes black. The last note of the music (if playing, radio or iTunes) ...