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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Windows 10 freezes randomly and won't boot

So, I recently installed Windows 10 and I have this issue where it freezes randomly while I'm browsing the web or something. Then I've to do a hard reset, but it won't boot and there is a black screen ...
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All my browsers freezes or stop working

I'm using google-chrome, firefox and opera as browsers on my PC.The problem is that sometimes (or quite a lot of times) the browser freezes or stop working. For example chrome will tell me after a ...
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I can't play movies on windows 10 after an upgrade from win7

Youtube is working and Streaming software like stremio or PopcornTime also works. But when I try to play video files it doesn't work. The computer freezes I get strange colorful squares on the screen. ...
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Windows 10 will not shutdown and desktop icons disappear when clicking refresh

I am having some issues with my Windows 10 installation. Currently I cannot shut down my computer without physically pressing and holding the power button on the front of my computer. If I click the ...
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Windows 10 hangs for 5-10 seconds during normal use

Specs: Dell Inspiron 3531 running Windows 10 Home 64-bit (free upgrade from 8.1) Intel Celeron N2830 2.16 GHz, 4.00 GB RAM Intel HD Graphics For a few days now, I have noticed that my laptop hangs ...
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Powershell : this command sticks my script, freezes

I am trying to get a list of available updates using $UpdateSession = New-Object -ComObject 'Microsoft.Update.Session' Write-Host "[1]" $UpdateSession.ClientApplicationID = 'MSDN PowerShell Sample' ...
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Windows (or maybe Chrome) “micro” freezes

I'm running Windows 8.1 x64 on a quite decent machine (16GB DDR3 Ram, i7 4770k, Asrock Z87 Pro4, Samsung 830pro). More lately, the feeling of using it became more and more slowly, without really ...
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How can debug the computer freezes

I have PC with Win10 OS my problem was in windows when it freeze the system immediately reboot itself. i search about memory dump files in %SystemRoot% directory but nothing there. I reinstalled the ...
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Strange “freezing” behaviour in Excel 2013 brand new XPS 13

I have a new XPS 13 with 16 GB mem, i7, windows 10 64bit and since I got it a few weeks ago I have been having the following very annoying problem. At random times the excel GUI disappears, although ...
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How to fix ASUS notebook freezing & brightness issues after Windows 10 Upgrade?

My ASUS G73JH gaming notebook was working properly with the original Windows 7. I upgraded it to Windows 10 and started experiencing a collection of problems: Inability to adjust screen brightness ...
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kdeinit5 hangs on shutdown

I have diagnosed my shutdown problem where my session-c2 is not terminated (see: https://freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/systemd/Debugging/#index2h1) The shutdown log is folllowing: 9396 [ ...
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all external hardware stops working randomly and windows freezes

recently i built a new rig and i get this weird freeze very randomly, while playing games, watching youtube videos, browsing, or using any other applications, when it freezes all external hardware ...
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Windows 7 is stuck at “Starting Windows”

I have a problem that is very similar to this. I run a dualboot win7+Ubuntu on a Lenovo G770. Unfortunately, my Win 7 does not start anymore and it gets stuck on the Starting Windows Screen. However, ...
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Hard disk freezes copy programs after copying certain files

I am trying to rescue the data off a failing external hard disk, but I am running into a number of problems. The file transfer will consistently freeze up on specific files, and the program being ...
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Laptop screen flickers and freezes

I have a Toshiba Satellite L50 laptop, less than one year old. It runs Linux mint 17.3, 64 bit. It has 8GRam, 2.6 GHz on turbo, VGA Intel Corporation ValleyView Gen7, 430GB free out of 500. I am ...
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Excel 2013/6 Crashes when Clicking on Second Row

Recently I had this annoying problem with Excel 2013: in a new worksheet, if I fill in the first row and the first cell of the second row, the whole worksheet hangs if I then click on the second cell. ...
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PC Completely Freezes, Needs to Be Rebooted

I have a pretty old built PC that I was recently upgrading. I upgraded quite a few different parts so I'm not sure what was the thing that lead to this issue but now my computer reliably freezes ...
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File Explorer freezes when click on MKV files

I have several MKV files on network drive. Once I click any of them, File Explorer freezes for several minutes. In traffic monitor program I see, that computer transmits hundreds of megabytes of data. ...
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Display distorted or no signal (various OSes), system freezes and occasionally recovers

I recently had problems with distorted display or no signal at all with xubuntu 16.04 and other OSes. It started when I wanted to use my monitor to play console using it's HDMI input. I was running ...
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File Explorer Crashing With Storage Drive

Over the last few days for absolutely no rhyme or reason, when I plug in my external storage and try to load the contents my file explorer (W8) takes AGES to even open a folder them freezes/crashes. ...
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Windows 7 frozen after opening the first web URL on StackExchange

This scenario: reboot do anything I want, including using Firefox open first URL on SE by any means (shortcut, link, history). When the first StackExchange HTML page is opened using Firefox: FF ...
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Can't boot neither from hard drive, nor from flash drive after system update (stuck on NVDAStartup: Official)

I tried to update my System to El Capitan. After the required reboot, my Mac won't boot. It boots till the middle of the loading bar and then it stops. As there is no important data on it, I created ...
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Particular software ENVI hangs 1 out of 4 times when it tries to bring up open/save file dialog

As far as I can see, other programs are working fine with file dialog. But this expensive image software EVNI hangs forever one out of four times when it tries to bring up open/save dialog. I know I ...
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Windows 10 freezes reproducible

I have my Setup since a good year now, everything run stable( prime95 stress test 24H). i5-750 @4GHz GA-H55M-UD2H ASUS GTX670 DirectCu2 But lately its occasionally freezes. The monitor just ...
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Frozen Windows 7 Login Screen (freezes after correct credentials)

Here is the scenario. I turn on the laptop, it loads, the login screen comes up. I enter the correct credentials and it says "Welcome" and the cursor turns into the loading symbol. However, shortly ...
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Mouse freezes briefly after being recognised

I am using an ATEN US224 USB switch to control my Windows and Linux PCs at work, in an attempt to reduce keyboard/mouse clutter on my desk. For security reasons the two PCs operate on separate ...
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Recovering data from a corrupted external 1 TB hard drive [duplicate]

I have a corrupted external hard drive that I am trying whatever I can try myself to see if I can recover any data from. When hooking up the external drive to my machine via a SATA/IDE converter, I ...
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FTP upload/download freezing and generally slow

I've got 100 mbps and can download from Steam with about 8-12 MB/s. Also I have an upload speed of 4-5 MB/s but those speeds are never actually used while doing something using FTP. The maximum ...
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Windows 10 freezes after having contact with linux

Thread title might be funny but in reality it's a nightmare. I've already read that one which seems to be similar to my problem. OP out there stumbled upon freezing while having two drives connected ...
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Using keyboard causes every program to freeze

I have an odd issue. Every time I touch the keyboard, whichever program that has focus freezes. This wasn't happening earlier today; it only started after I ran Windows Update. My specs: Asus ...
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How do diagnose stuttering performance in games without buying replacement hardware?

I own a reasonably high performance, although a bit outdated (4 years), computer and have been, for some time, experiencing bad performance and about 1 second freezes on all of the games I play. I ...
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Windows 10 stuck on boot

Today when i started my computer it got stuck on the windows 10 boot logo. The dotted circle stopped spinning after a few times and freezed. I to shut it down using the power button and when i started ...
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Windows 10 temporarily freezes (sometimes) when waking up from sleep

I am using a Lenovo L440 with Windows 10 (installed from scratch, so no weird upgrading effects possible). When I wake up the computer from sleep mode it often (but not always) freezes for some time ...
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Why does YouTube fullscreen freeze my Ubuntu desktop?

Sometimes when I enlarge a video to full screen, the entire system freezes. It continues to play audio with the first frame of the video displayed on the screen, but the desktop is stuck and the ...
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Windows 7 freezes when all DIMMs are full

I have an old Dell Dimension C521 (0HY175 mobo) which I've upgraded as a budget family PC (homework/bit of gaming on older games etc - I already have a couple of consoles for later games and I have an ...
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Slow laptop loading

A few days ago my laptop started to slow loading. It has Lubuntu installed. Further more when it goes to sleep it can not be returned and I can see only black screen. Sympthoms: slow loading, when ...
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Hangs waiting for URL / cache in Chrome

I found that Chrome is hangs on browsing. On hang some URL is reported "waiting" in Chrome status bar: URL is random, and messages are also different Sometimes it is Waiting for cache Also ...
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W32Time freezes Windows

I have a Windows 10 tablet displaying some measurment data. It runs 24h a day. After some time it totally freezes. I found out that it has to do with the W32Time service. When I connect to the ...
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Chrome freezes on Connecting

I have blocked some advertisment sites. Unfortunately, this caused lags in Chrome opening some pages. Development tools show this: How to interpret?
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Only firefox seems to respond?

I just written a long post on a forum and wanted to return back to work and I have this super strange issue that everything accept my browser is frozen. My taskbar is completely unresponsive I can ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 and 14.04.02 freezing randomly, separate hard drives

I have recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 on a brand new internal drive in an attempt to move away from my old external drive which I previously used to boot into Ubuntu 14.04.02. However, roughly two ...
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Linux very slow and uresponsive - linux swapper process high usage

My laptop with archlinux kde5 is slow and unresposive, to do all task, open chrome or dolphin, etc. and sometimes freezing for 10-30 seconds like if i have a lot cpu usage, i try with different ...
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Questions regarding computer freeze (no BSOD)

My pc (win7 x64) randomly freezes (nothing responds only solution is a hard reboot) usually once a day sometimes it goes for 5 days with no freeze. Steps I've taken so far: Updated all drivers ...
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Firefox with Keyboard Types Random Keys

I am having a serious issue with my computer in which when I type certain letters in Firefox other letters appear. The keys with the problem change and it may be working from 5 minutes and then broken ...
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My mouse freezes for a few seconds then comes back every once in a while

I'm using Windows 10 and a Tecknet M268 mouse! The time varies, but periodically, my mouse disconnects (I know because the Windows sound effect for it plays) then after a few seconds reconnects. This ...
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Notebook won't boot properly and SSD disappeared

I bought a Lenovo ideapad U410 a while ago. It had a 20 GB SSD in addition to the 500 GB HDD. Someday it miraculously stopped booting properly. The Lenovo screen showed up for minutes. And the only ...
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Reaver makes Kali freeze

I'm running Kali 2 and whenever I run the reaver command Reaver -I wlan0mon -b xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx -vv I come back in an a few hours to see that all net activities have frozen. The terminal doesn't ...
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Random computer freezes after installing Visual Studio 2015 Community edition with update 1

Random computer freezes after installing Visual Studio 2015 Community edition with update 1 I've had a lot of problems with my computer after i installed Visual Studio Community edition with update ...
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Half of system functions freezes

It happened to me more than thrice that suddenly, usually while browsing the Internet (with Firefox), a page freezes in the loading state, without ever finishing loading. No network issue is reported. ...
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SSH client freezes on Windows Powershell when Console Output is UTF-8

I'm using the OpenSSH client provided with msysgit on a Windows 10 machine. I prefer using it because it is configured the same way as non-Windows machines (unlike Putty, for example). Unfortunately ...