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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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 ...
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Computer freezing: need help - fresh install of windows

I am having daily (or more frequent) freezes that require me to hard restart my PC each time. This is very annoying and I would love to receive some help or advice on finding and solving my issue. PC ...
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Computer locks up at random with no BSOD - now with more info

Seemingly at random, my computer locks up and doesn't Blue Screen. It has happened when I am playing a game, watching a video, when I first turn on my computer or when I have logged in. It is usually ...
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Do computer systems die under cold temperature? [duplicate]

Apparently there is some speculation that cold temperatures caused in general winter can actually "malfunctions... might not sense touch" and even "shuts down". This sounds absolutely ridiculous to me ...
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dpc_watchdog_violation. Am I safe? How do I fix it?

I bought a new ASUS screen (VN247) today and I'm using it together with my laptop ASUS N550JV. I made the new screen primary, and laptop screen secondary. Symptom: This happened 3 times today while I ...
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How to solve Windows 7 regular hangs after fresh install. Some diagnosis done but can't pin down

I am getting regular hangs on my windows 7 machine imedietly after installation and after updating drivers. The machine is a Dell XPS 15 (L521x). It happens approximately once every few minutes. ...
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Memory Swapping and OS freeze

In one scenario my written application uses more memory than available on a machine (which has 16GB). On OSX everything seems to work as expected and the OS still runs even hitting the memory barrier. ...
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Bios freezes when pc start

some days ago my pc begin to make something strange on start. When start it's show the bios screen and freezes, when I hit Tab button to see the messages I see this: DDR3-1066MHz Initializing USB ...
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Computer freezes when idle

I have a problem where my computer will randomly freeze. I can not reproduce this by doing anything specific. It will freeze while idle, or randomly while I use it. Specs are: ...
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Hang when launching digitally signed executable

We have a weird problem on 2 PCs with running a digitally signed 120 Mb executable. If user launches a digitally signed .exe - then the launching host (e.g. Explorer or cmd.exe) will enter infinite ...
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Windows 7 randomly freezes on some HP 400 Pro One

We have about 100 HP 400 Pro One installed and a very few (like six or eight of them) experience system freezes so hard we have to reboot them, and we are at a lose of what's causing it. The ...
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Visio freezes on Surface Pro 2

Scenario: Visio 2010 in Windows 8.1, or a Surface Pro 2 with all of the current updates. Problem: Visio 2010 starts without issue, but as soon as you try to open a new template, or a document, it ...
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Complete computer freeze during debian install

I am currently trying to install debian 7.7 on a second hand computer, and I get a complete freeze during the install process, always at the same step - updating mirrors, 38%. Here is what I tried to ...
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WAMP 2.5 hangs my Windows 7 SP1 laptop as soon as it starts

I am using WAMP 2.5 with local folder (localhost/websitename) setting. Every time I open WAMP (when internet is connected) it hangs my laptop for a number of minutes and the only option I have, is to ...
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Win 8.1 Pro hangs on any driver update

My Win 8.1 Pro pc runs fine but I need to install some drivers and each time I try, it hangs. It does not blue screen. It freezes and hangs indefinitely about 20 seconds into the install. I'm using ...
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Kubuntu freezes

I have a weird problem: I recently installed kubuntu 14.04 in my laptop(hp envy 17) and a few days ago the screen started to freeze without any reason, untill I close the lid and open it again. This ...
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Windows 7 startup hangs if any usb attached or removed at the process

My friend has HP Probook 470 and he complained that sometimes it hangs during boot. I've got HP probook 450, after spending bunch of time I've found out that if you will attach or detach USB device ...
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Windows 7 one minute freeze [duplicate]

I'm experiencing a very annoying problem on my Windows 7 workstation. Two or more times per day the computer freezes for more than one minute (with the azure ring cycling), then it works as expected. ...
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Emacs freezes on long line wrapping of shell / REPL output

I have a constant problem with Emacs that it cannot handle the long line-wrapped printouts in RELP or shell mode. The Emacs process starts running on full CPU and is almost completely unresponsive ...
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HP Elitebook 8570p, ssd, 8Gb, i5, win 8.1 ent

I cannot log in to my computer when I have locked it (Elitebook 8570p Windows x64 8.1) using the Win+L shortcut. I get a notification at the bottom saying my account is not accessible. It's almost ...
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Need an idea on what to check next for random computer… freeze?

I have an odd problem with the computer that I built this year randomly, freezing I suppose would be the best word.. You can see the important system specs here. Now, the reason that I don't want to ...
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I can't save anything from Chrome/Flash Professional/FlashDevelop/Mozilla

Every time I press Ctrl + S or right click and Save, Chrome freezes. And I have to restart it. That also happens to Mozilla/IE 10. I don't know if it's related, but whenever I create a new .fla file ...