A general term used when a computer or device becomes unresponsive to any kind of user input. May be caused by hardware *or* software reasons.

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Computer Constantly Being Hammered

My computer in days of late keeps being hammered (I can tell because a) it freezes and b) the green light is solid) and I have no idea what the cause is! Here are my computer specs: OS: Windows 7 ...
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Radeon R290 keeps shutting down after heavy load

First back story: My Gaming PC mostly consists of older (but very expensive) Hardware. In This case it is a DELL Precision T7400 with 2x Intel E5440 and 32GB RAM (i threw 3 broken models together and ...
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Windows 7 Freezes at Login Screen?

When it powers on, it comes to the login page and freezes. The mouse won’t move and I can’t type in anything into the password field. The disk access looks busy, which I know is typical when a PC ...
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System freeze when running badblocks

quick background: a file transfer between two partitions did not complete, had to restart (running LinuxMint) - from then on, I'm getting the Smart-warning msg to replace my hard-drive soon - output ...
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Windows 7 stuck at “Starting Windows”, but hardware freeze on occasional boot

I'll be as short as possible, i have 2 issues i am fighting against with no success. Anything began when my pc would suddenly freeze (hardware freeze) messing up the video signal, and forcing me to ...
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Raspberry Pi hanging up [closed]

I have a Raspberry Pi controlling my system in a remote location. The surrounding temperature is around -11 degrees Celsius. I am running a multithreaded Python program on the Pi. There is a thread ...
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cygwin on win7 x64 takes long time to respond

I recently got a new PC(laptop) and installed cygwin on it, latest version as of today. For some reason cygwin behaves strangely. When i open the cygwin console or when i type commands in regular ...
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Multiple HDDs randomly turn off

I've had this problem for quite some time, there are times when it occurs daily and times when it doesn't happen for months. A little backstory: I had issues with computer freezing and static/noise ...
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Cannot run the Netflix Modern app on Windows 8.1

I'm trying to run the Netflix Modern app on my PC running Windows 8.1. To be clear, this is the app that you can install in the Modern interface using the Microsoft Store. I'm not trying to run ...
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Windows 7 laptop freezes for half a second every minute or so

I have a Dell Inspiron 14z latop, with an i5-2450M CPU (running at 2.5Ghz), 8 Gb of memory, and a Kingston SVP200S3 solid-state drive (120 Gb). I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate, 64bit on it. My ...
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System freeze, Disk 100%, Windows 8.1

My 2 week old HP desktop has an issue of sporadic, frequent, and rather annoying '100% disk usage'. It shows in the 'Disk' column (Processes tab) in Task Manager. Needless to say this freezes all the ...
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Random mouse freezing

My mouse (mice actually, tried two different mice) frequently freezes, and becomes unresponsive. Sometimes I hear the Windows unplugging sound (as if I removed the mouse from my USB port) and ...
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Facing screen freeze (sort of?) in IE11, WIndows 7 [duplicate]

While using an internal web application running under IE11 compatibility mode, after clicking on a link, the link portion gets freezed & keeps showing up as topmost layer on the screen. I'm unable ...
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Chrome infinite waiting

While browsing with Chrome am meeting with it hanging on infinite waiting, like this URLs it is waiting for may be different. Other browsers don't hang on the same pages.
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Troubleshoot a hung nmap scan?

I am attempting to scan a host with nmap and it appears the program is hung. The scan is 1 host, all IPv4 TCP and UDP ports. The host is running in a virtual machine, and the target is a live host on ...
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In notepad++, is it possible to freeze the active line

Is it possible to freeze the active line in the text window, regardless of which line of code is actually displayed? I want to be able to view code above and below my active line and stay ...
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PC permenently freezes in unusual pattern [closed]

I have read many of threads about this issue yet none of them seem to be the same as mine. Let me first tell you a short story of my PC. It served me quite many years (5 maybe). During that time it ...
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Programs like Visual Studio and Google Chrome kind of freeze

I have this problem for more than 1 and a half year now. When I use programs like Visual Studio, Google Chrome or Spotify the programs freeze randomly. Well, the program doesn't actually stop ...
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How can I find the cause of a system freeze recurring after CMOS battery change?

My family's computer is freezing every time it is used, ever since I changed the CMOS battery. I've tried many things in vain, and I don't know what to do anymore. I'm looking for theories and a fresh ...
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Windows 10 Technical Preview Install is Freezing

I'm trying to install the Windows 10 Technical Preview on my Acer 751h laptop. I've downloaded the iso and used rufus to create a bootable USB. When I choose "Install," and then "Custom," the install ...
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Linux Ubuntu 14.04 freezing very easily

I have a Linux Ubuntu partition on a desktop that I am using for my graduate research. However, I have noticed today that Linux Ubuntu freezes the second that I either open a second window or enter ...
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Screen freeze after giving permission to run exe

My laptop has been having a bit of a problem. I'm asking why, and how to fix it, if possible. It has windows 7, which was recently installed, because I was given the computer. The problem came with ...
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My PC freezes and makes loud noise on speakers

I have this issue: my PC is randomly freezing and making loud noise on speakers sometimes. Incidentally, my Hard Drive seems to be with problems. Everytime I log in to windows, I get a warning: ...
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I have some problems with my power supply. Or maybe my Graphics Card?

I have some problems with my PSU. Sometimes when I start on the computer I can hear weird motor-like sounds coming from the PSU but it is probably the fan hitting a component or something, but it is ...
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How to show boot messages instead of logo animations in Windows 8.1?

Is it possible to see boot messages on Windows boot instead of logo animations? Like it happens with Linux boot. I want to know what is happening if boot hangs.
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New battery not recognized

I have Acer Aspire 5750. Recently I replaced my 4400 mAh, 6 cell battery with new one, 6600 mAh, 9 cell, compatible battery. Since than, when my notebook restarts, or turns on, I have to wait for 15 ...
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Fix program freeze with ram buffer

I'm using program with small bug. It's closed - source, so i cant change it code. It's very good for what its doing, and there is no apps like that one. So i can't use other programs. But that ...
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Ubuntu Server 14.04 stops responding

I have set up an Ubuntu server at home to host a small web-page containing files I want to access from outside. All is working really well but sometimes if I wake up, the server is frozen. I can't ...
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Computer keeps stuttering every few seconds

Recently my computer has started freezing while making weird sounds while playing videos. This happens on all kind of videos; from youtube to live streams. It happens around once every five seconds. ...
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Windows XP hangs just before displaying login screen

I messed up my registry using SubInAcl. When I tried switching user, Windows froze just before displaying login screen. Then I rebooted the PC, but Windows froze again just before displaying login ...
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Windows 7 Severe Lag without much RAM+CPU Usage

I'm running a HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook PC, and its a few years old now, but up until about three days ago still worked like a charm. Now, it will take over 1 minute to register that I clicked ...
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Excel 2007 freezes hangs when I enter an email address

I don't know how this started. But anytime I enter an email address, excel freezes. It never responds no matter what option I choose. I have tried it with one cell and nothing else. I have tried it in ...
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I/O randomly freezes [closed]

I have a selfbuilt computer (the best kind!) which has been running extremely well for a computer of such a low specification (see below) since it was built, but recently I have been encountering a ...
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Touchpad cursor freezes while installing software (Inspiron 5000)

My touchpads cursor freezes while installing software. It happens whenever I install or update Windows, out of the blue, the cursor freezes, but I can still use the keyboard. I also connected an USB ...
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Nvidia display driver intermittent crashing

Recentlymy computer has begun experiencing freezing issues while in any game that utilizes DirectX or OpenGL. The game would freeze during game play, displaying the same frame for 30 seconds or so, ...
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Windows 8 freezes for second in every couple of seconds

So there is a video link My laptop looses focus, while I am typing in any editor it stops for a second and its like hangs and then after second it runs. It keeps happening. ...
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Disk load at 100% and PC is extremely slow

I'm experiencing this problem where my disk load is always high. I've seen other people with this same problem here but their solutions are not solving my problem. Let me explain: From last night to ...
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Random freezes kernel power

Hi everyone I see kernel power 41 (63) in computer management and my computer freezes every 10 minutes it keeps working only screen stuck. and it doesnt matter that I do anything even when it just ...
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Windows freeze after closing open/save file explorer from an app

When I call a windows explorer from an app (open/save file), as soon as it closes (whenever clicking cancel or actually saving/opening a file), the app will freeze for 3-15 seconds. Nothing particular ...
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Windows 7 won't boot and beeps on POST

I have a problem with my machine running Windows 7. The machine fails to boot but upon each failure, the behavior is erratic. Sometimes when I turn on the machine, nothing is shown on the monitor. At ...
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Windows 8 slowly becomes unresponsive

A couple of months ago my PC randomly started freezing. By this I mean one program after another would stop responding, yet others would work. Frequently, but by no means exclusively, this happened ...
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Freezing after startup with SSDs, Win 8.1

so i just bought a custom pc with the following specs:- Intel Core i7-4790k MSI Z97 Gaming 7 G.skill Sniper 8GB (2x4GB) MSI R9-270x Gaming 2GB/OC Samsung SSD 840 Evo 250GB Seagate Barracuda 2TB ...
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Windows 7 gets hung when it tries to load the file “classpnp.sys”

I installed a new SSD into my desktop, installed Windows 7 Pro on it, and applied all the available updates to it (restarting several times in the process). Now my computer takes forever to boot. It ...
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Notepad++ crashing when closing document tab since flash drive is removed

I was attempting to help the friend of a friend open a Word file that for reasons unknown to them had become corrupt. I gave Notepad++ a go after some other tries with other software, thinking I ...
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After certain disk operations such as enumerating disks, HDD light may start flashing every second and storage subsystem hangs after sleep and resume

I'm dealing with some weird problem that's been making my computer crash. On occasion (but not always), when I perform certain disk operations (something to do with enumerating disks, as this ...
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My computer starts to randomly freeze after my gpu got burned

My computer starts to randomly freeze after my gpu got burned. As of now I already replaced my gpu but this not solved the problem. I already troubleshoot my pc, I tried reinstalling my os, use ...
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Windows 8 System-Wide Program Installation Problems

TL;DR: My computer isn't installing or uninstalling programs. It freezes at some point in the process. I've been having lots of issues installing and uninstalling all kinds of software in Windows 8. ...
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windows 8.1 freezing up permanently once a day or every other day

Desription I built a brand new computer and the past couple of weeks I have noticed it freeze up permanently once every other day, sometimes once a day. I have tried letting it sit to see if it ...
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H264 encoded MKV videos freeze whole computer/Windows 7 with VLC and Media Player Classic

I have some videos encoded as H264 in MKV containers. When skipping too much in VLC or Media Player Classic the media players will either crash outright or the whole system will lock up, on occasion a ...
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Games locking up every few hours, can't find an error

I built my parents computer back in mid-September. Its specs are as follows: Radeon R9 200 series- 8GB of DDR3 RAM Intel i5-4440 3.1GHz Haswell processor 650w PSU (If you need the maker I'd be ...