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N61JQ laptop random freeze, no bsod, heat related

I've had (and abused) for over 4 years: sandy gigs, pretty harsh drops, 2 failing hard drives, and it still runs fine EXCEPT for random freezing, no bsod; only way to get it moving is to keep the ...
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PC enters a state where it's “sleeping” but cannot wake up

Sometimes, I come back to my computer to see it look like it's sleeping, but I'm unable to wake it up (either with the keyboard/mouse or with the power button). The power light on the front of my ...
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Chrome Browser freezes on undocking

I'm running Chrome 38 on Windows 7 Pro on a Lenovo Thinkpad W530. Chrome seems stable most of the time, but whenever I undock or dock from my docking station, I run the risk that Chrome will become ...
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SMART results shows serious disk problems?

I have bought a new computer 2 months ago. Computer performance has continuously gone down until a point that Windows7 freezes a lot with the light that indicates the disk usage fixed and turned on. I ...
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Thinkpad L520 randomly freezes

My Lenovo Thinkpad L520 keeps randomly freezing. It totally locks up so that even STRG+ALT+DELETE does not help, there is no bluescreen just the fixed screen and only long pressing of the power button ...
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HP windows 7 constant freezing/lag [duplicate]

Hey guys first post here I'm here because I'm running windows 7 on an HP Pavilion m6 laptop, and for the past several months I have been experience constant lag/freezing that almost always results in ...
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OS X Mavericks (10.9.5) - Login Screen Freezes

I'm running OS X Mavericks (10.9.5) on a 2011 Macbook (white). These days the login screen will freeze on me whenever I use it to lock the machine; the only recourse when that happens is to reboot. ...
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Windows 8 Freezing in bootcamp

I am running windows 8.1 in bootcamp on an iMAC. It worked fine for a few days, but now it freezes no matter what is running. Visual Studio freezes after 10 - 15 lines of code, IE freezes after one ...
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Access freezes before I can change data source

I have an .adp file that connects to MSSQL Data Source A, on Intranet #1. I copy the .adp to Intranet #2, including moving the .mdb to MSSQL Data Source B. I try to open the .adp to change the Data ...
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Laptop freezing randomly, but only in my office room

I have Asus Laptop, running Windows 7 x64. Laptop work just fine, no malware, no other problems, except that battery is dead (battery still inside, laptop always plugged in AC). Everywhere I go, to ...
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How to rescue a dead Eeepc

I have a neighbour's Eeepc 901 that seems dead. It has been temperamental for days. It would start Windows XP and seem ok only to freeze with a black screen after some hours. In this state the ...
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Mouse freezes if keyboard is used

I just setup a new Windows 7 computer and if I use the keyboard, especially the Ctrl/Alt/Shift keys, the mouse freezes. The keyboard is fine (as a matter of fact, my mouse is frozen as I write ...
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Google Chrome tabs freeze and turn white when I try drag them into a separate window

Google Chrome tabs freeze and turn white when I try drag them into a separate window. I have to press Ctrl+Alt+Delete to unfreeze Chrome. I have tried re-installing, it still breaks. I am running ...
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How to diagnose short freezes/apnea on my Mac

I'm using a late-2011 MacBookPro running OSX 10.9.5. For the last couple of days, I'm experiencing short periods (1-2 seconds) of unresponsiveness where everything freezes, including display, mouse ...
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Video driver (I think) causes computer to freeze up, then continue

Laptop: Dell Studio XPS1340; Intel Core 2 Duo P8600 @2.4GHz; 8GB RAM; Intel 120GB SSD SC2BW120A4 GPU: (stock) NVIDIA GeForce 9400M G, Driver Version 340.52 (up-to-date) [more info avail if needed] ...
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Computer freezes, but works if I run memory diagnostic tool

TL;DR: My computer freezes randomly, but if I run Windows memory diagnostic, the computer works fine when it boots, even though the diagnostic tool reports no errors found...is it my RAM or is it the ...
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Hitting breakpoints in debuggers locks up my PC for 5 seconds

I'm having a huge problem with OllyDbg 1 and 2, IDA and the CheatEngine debugger, which renders my machine useless for debugging tasks. Whenever I have such a debugger attached to a game and a ...
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Computer freezes at starting windows screen

Okay so in May I went to turn my computer on and it went to the starting windows and stayed there for 5 minutes, which I found weird. I quickly shut it off then turned it back on, I waited 10 minutes ...
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HP 2013 UltraSlim Docking Station Crashes\Freezes HP Elitebook 840 G1

We have a user that when they disconnect HP Elitebook 840 G1 from the docking station the system then crashes\freezes no BSOD but they always nearly always require a restart. The devices are ...
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Infrequent Soft-Freezes ingame; have to Ctrl-Alt-Del out

Ever since getting my new computer, it's had this problem: Around every month or so, when playing games, it will just randomly lock-up. The freeze is purely process-based, as far as I can tell. ...
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Video hitching and a loud buzz from speakers

My computer has recently started having issues where when I am watching a movie on Netflix or playing a video game the visuals with hitch and freeze or lag for a split second. This is accompanied by ...
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Windows 7 unpredictably hard-locks

Exact description of the problem Basically what will happen is the computer locks up, completely, and the only way to pull out of it is to physically reset it using the power button. The computer ...
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Windows 7 crashes and freezes randomly

First of all, thanks for your time! My problem is that PC freezing or craches randomly. Sometimes crashes with BSOD, sometimes PC just reboots. For notice, simple reboots are more frequent than BSOD ...
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Laptop screen freezes (green lines) or startup issue

I'm trying to boot my laptop and small horizontal green lines appear just after the HP logo disappears and then the keyboard doesn't seem to work but I assume the laptop screen is frozen. Here is an ...
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comp freeze, manual restart required. PC ( windows )

Well Comp is a coller master 3 fans. 1 for my asus motherboard 1 for my GPU ( Navida Geforce gt610 :/ need a better one). 5 gb ram is total out of which 4 is useable. ( 1 ram of 4gb and 1gb from ...
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cifs mount locks processes after period of inactivity

I am successfully mounting our windows share on my ubuntu box (kubuntu in this case). However, after a period of inactivity any process that tries to access it will hang/lock up. It should be noted I ...
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Computer Freeze during Game Update/Installation

I am currently having an extreme strange problem on my computer. My Computer is having full freezes. So no freezes where I still can move the mouse, no freezes where everything is blocked. And when I ...
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lost profile access to 3 separate computers the same day. computers just lock up

I have three dell computers with Windows 7 professional on the Server using Windows Server 2003. On 9/11 those three computers which were installed on the system in my office all froze up. When you ...
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VIM Crashes/Freezes on specific files Mac OSX Mavericks

I've recently switched over to using VIM and use a friends .vimrc that works well for him https://github.com/dtothefp/dotfilesv2/blob/master/vim/vimrc.symlink I first installed vim through Homebrew ...
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Webcam freezes when there is no movement

This is an SJ4000 camera which basically is a copy of the GoPro Hero something. Hero 3 maybe. Anyway, I am using the camera as a webcam for my PC and the cam is acting very weird because if you are ...
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Chrome hanging up computer (OSX)

In last month I'm having big problems with Chrome on my Mac (Mavericks 10.9.4)... after some time (a day, sometimes a few hours), I get hangs and I barely manage to launch a system Force Quit ...
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Thinkpad Synaptics Trackpoint: Scrolling suddenly inoperative (in Acrobat Reader) with difficulty to resume

I've used several Thinkpad models (IBM and Lenovo) with the same problem. At least it occurs in Acrobat Reader regardless of the version. Using Windows 7. From time to time vertical scrolling with ...
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Windows 7 PC freezes every morning after RDP sessions the previous night

I have a PC that I sometimes remote into during the night via VPN. I have noticed lately that every time after I RDP to it, I find it frozen the next morning. I can disconnect and reconnect without ...
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Dreamweaver hangs when opening or viewing a file

I've scoured the internet for a solution to this but I can't figure it out and no fixes seem to work. I have a basic .html file attached to a Dreamweaver site, along with some .js, .css and image ...
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Computer hard freezes randomly - possible hardware issue

Symptoms: When the computer is running, it randomly freezes and requires an hard reset. This happens both when using intensive applications (games, compiling) or just browsing the web. The freezing ...
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memory usage at 100%, more than 10gb

I currently have some problems with my PC (Win7 x64). Every so often, my PC totaly freezes for some seconds / minutes and then sloly comes back to life. I've noticed the RAM usage could be the ...
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Sublime Text causes Windows to freeze?

I have an odd problem with my Surface Pro 1 freezing whenever I use Sublime Text 3. After using ST3 for some amount of time, Windows will enter a half-frozen state. All applications lock up, but I can ...
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Windows 7 SP1 hangs right after booting with errors

Starting this last Monday, August 25, 2014, my Dell Latitude E6530 laptop is hanging after reaching the desktop. It appears all programs are loaded, but the most noticeable thing is that the network ...
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('External') hard drive hangs

I lend an 'external' hard drive - actually, it's just a normal 2.5" hard drive (Toshiba MK3252GSX 300GB) in a USB 2.0 case - from a friend. But I had the problem that it just disconnected as soon as I ...
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sshfs freezes my whole system during upload

I'm using linux mint 17, cinnamon with sshfs and fuse installed. in my fstab i have added the sshfs entry without automount. my problem: i'm editing the files directly from the server mount, and ...
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PC random freeze or blue screen after turing on or waking from hibernate

This has been driving me nuuuts! First I had come to a conclusion that there was something wrong with windows 8.1 but I formatted my hard drive and went back to windows 8 and am still having this ...
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Linux Mint Constantly freezing on Dell XPS L502X

I recently partitioned my hard drive to dual boot the existing Windows 7 with Linux Mint because I am tired of using Windows, especially the lack of terminal. I want to eventually remove Windows 7 and ...
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Dell Vostro 1000 does not start up

I am facing a seemingly serious problem with my Dell Vostro 1000 laptop, which I bought in 2007. The computer seems (almost) dead. This is what happens when pressing the power button: the LED with ...
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Finding all not responding tasks from the command line in Mac OS X?

I know I can do ps -aux | xargs kill etc but I want to list the PIDs of all tasks that are not responding (the red ones in Activity Monitor). What command I can execute in the terminal to list these ...
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ffmpeg video with single image and drawtext failed, -loop causes short freeze

I am trying to create a video from single image and add a text on top. Command on Ubuntu: ffmpeg -loop 1 -r 1 -i image.jpg -b:v 1M -vf scale=320:240 ...
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Various hang-ups on Plesk 12 / debian squeeze system

I am experiencing strange system hang-ups. apache2 reacts in such a way that out of 5 requests, usually about 1 of those will simply take ages for the server to respond to, or it will simply vanish ...
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Quitting emacs takes 10 seconds

Closing emacs 23 in Ubuntu 12.04 and 14.04 takes very long. I have recursively bisected my .emacs file (as per advice from Drew here) and located the following piece as the offending bit: ...
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My File Explorer *freezes* when loading a large amount of files at the same time

I have an samsung SSD evo 840 and a 4TB green WD hard drive. When I open my green wd hard drive which contains many files after few minutes the explorer crashes. I am still able to move my mouse and ...
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ubuntu server (14.04) freeze without any kernel message or log entries

My ubuntu server (14.04) freezes regularly without any kernel message or log entries. Is there any option to isolate the problem?
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Windows Explorer freezes when dragging files over mapped network drives

As the title says whenever I drag a file over a disconnected mapped network drive Windows Explorer freezes. After a minute it unfreezes again. Is there any way to fix this behaviour? It looks like ...