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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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 8.1 freezing on every boot including safe mode

The computer is an ASUS Essentio Desktop PC model CM6730 running Windows 8.1. It can't be more than 18 months old. Yesterday it locked up completely, and every reboot into Windows since then has ...
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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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How to determine why new laptop is freezing [duplicate]

I have a problem with my work laptop which is frequently freezing. I use it only for MS Office 2010 and browsing internet in Chrome\Firefox. These are the programs that are freezing couple of times a ...
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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 OSX?

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 my 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 ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 hangs intermittently under Hyper-V

I have Ubuntu Server 14.04.1 LTS running in a Hyper-V virtual machine on a Windows 2012 R2 host. After running for some time, the Ubuntu server seems to freeze up (at least partially). A website ...
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Windows 7 began freezing hanging due to Kaspersky 2014

2014-Aug-02: Over the last few weeks, two separate Windows 7 systems started freezing / hanging, after 30 seconds to 1 minute after rebooting. If I hesitated after rebooting, I would not be able to ...
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Windows 7 failure (0xc0000428)

I have an old computer, the configuration is: Pentium D Dual Core, 1 GB Ram, 250GB HD. The error is intermittent: sometimes the computer freeze during Windows startup and sometimes freeze after 15 or ...
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Google Chrome freezes using IPv6

I've got a bit of a problem with Google Chrome. A few weeks ago I switched to another ISP that offered IPv6. Since then Chrome is randomly freezing when accessing certain websites (freezing as in "not ...
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Windows 7 laptop freezes up

My wife's 3-year-old laptop has started freezing randomly, and I am hoping the folks here can help me figure out why. Symptoms This started happening last week, around Wednesday or Thursday, and now ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 RDS terminal session constant freeze, disconnects

I have installed Windows 2012 R2, using it to support 15 remote desktop users. I have installed Office 2007 open lic. The problem I am having is I start a session, then if I run any Office program, or ...
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How to fix loading user settings frozen screen?

So to some up the problem I am having CorelDraw will not start up, while starting up it would freeze on loading user settings and not respond. After searching the corel site I tried the following: ...
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Take Command (command prompt replacement): Frozen session tab with “ERROR: The file is either empty or does not contain the valid choices.”

UPDATE: I can faithfully reproduce this error with a minimal Ant build. Check out this video. The two files are pasted at the bottom of this question post. As posted on the Take Command forum, I am ...
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Freezing Issue on One Partition [closed]

Yesterday I pulled my boyfriend's laptop toward me on a table with some wood type ridges on it which caused the computer to bump a bit because of it's huge battery (my boyfriend bought this after the ...
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It seems laptop aspire 5742 is damaging Hard drives

The laptop started rebooting itself and going into recovery mode and failing to recover, I tried the hdd on another computer and WD diagnose tool failed, so I bought a new WD blue 500gb HDD, I ...
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New driver causes my nVidia GeForce 630 to freeze right 1/4th of the screen

I've not had issues like this in the past, but in the last 3-4 weeks, GeForce Experience constantly installs the latest driver (currently 337.88), which causes the right 4th of the screen to be ...
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What actually happens when computer hangs [closed]

When we come to a point where computer hangs, what does actually happen inside of Windows's or Linux's kernel? Could a user space application be the cause that a whole os i frozen or could it just ...
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Windows 7 freezes about a minute after login

I have an HP laptop and when I boot it up It has a black screen. So I quit explorer.exe and start it up again. That makes the desktop come back but then it freezes and I have to do a hard reset. It ...
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Windows 8 freezes when killing “Metro” apps

Often after I use certain Windows 8 (formerly "Metro") apps, usually about a day later, I notice a marked drop in available RAM over what I was expecting. Since I am running Virtual Machines that ...
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Why system becomes unresponsive before system reach total memory

Why the system becomes unresponsive before system total memory be reached ? I've 2G DDR3 installed (1802MB usable) but when memory usage reach ~1450MB the system starts to be unresponsive and stay ...
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Sony Vaio Windows 8 freezing during boot, Repair itself unsuccessfully, change in OS worked temporarily

I am using my 4 years old sony vaio E series laptop. I got my motherboard changed last year and the old recovery disk dont work now. I was using WIN 7 until yesterday when the computer froze. I ...
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Mac SSD freezing & I/O error

6 months ago I've added a SSD (Samsung 840 Pro 512GB) on the back of the superdrive and enabled TRIM. It's still as fast as it was when I bought it. Since some days my mac randomly freezes twice a ...