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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Diagnosing Hangs in Windows 10

I recently got a new desktop PC with Windows 10 Pro x64, and for some reason it hangs about once every 24 hours (randomly, not at a specific time). The only way I could unhang it was restart the ...
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I have originally Windows 8, but I've upgraded to 10, but I keep having my windows media player crash/not responding

I recently did the Windows 10 upgrade, from 8 and for the most part it's pretty good, but I have a problem with my windows media player constantly crashing sometimes as soon as I turn it on, but even ...
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Computer tends to freeze and shutdown

I have a Lenovo ThinkCentre computer, Lenovo M92p with Intel Core i7 3770, 2 x 8GB Ram and a built in Intel HD 4000 Graphics, running Windows 10 Home. The computer always runs quiet, and almost never ...
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Computer randomly freezes: screen turns black but fans still spin [on hold]

So I'm having this strange issue with my HP computer. Randomly when using it, the screen suddenly turns black and I have to restart it. But when this happens, even though the screen is off, fans are ...
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Ftp clients both freeze when browsing my one.com server

EDIT: all problems solved, downgraded to windows 7. everything working fine again, will do a clean install of windows 10 in the next couple of weeks. I'm used to work with Filezilla ftp client, it ...
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iTunes keeps freezing every start on Windows 10

I recently did a fresh install of Windows 10. Every time I start iTunes (I am on Version 12.2.2.25) it just displays a white screen and freezes. If I start iTunes while pressing Shift and select my ...
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Easy way to kill frozen apps on Ubuntu without hardware reboot

After one of the recent Chrome updates on Ubuntu some parts of this browser (e.g. right-click menus) work really bad. Also, it freezes from time to time. It seems to me that actually all the system ...
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How to diagnose command-line hang if looking at it with Process Explorer makes the hang stop?

It's a command-line hang, so you'd think it would be easy to diagnose. But I just can't figure out why 1 out of 25 times, certain scripts of mine hang. I'm sure it's something I've done. Typically, ...
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Kali 2.0 multiple issues

I've been experiencing a lot, and I mean, A LOT of issues with Kali 2.0. Have researched the Kali forums, the Internet and even people around that have experience in Linux (especially BackTrack 5). ...
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Freeze During New Linux Mint Installation

I just tried to install the latest edition of Linux Mint, but was unable to because the install froze midway. I tried again in compatibility mode, but it just froze again. There was a wall of text ...
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Windows 7: screen and keyboard frozen, computer still running in background

I have this Windows 7 computer where, as I said, screen is frozen and computer is unresponsive. Usually I would just restart it. Thing is that I'm running Truecrypt's decryption process, so restarting ...
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New Kaveri build freezes in bios and windows (memtest ok)

I just finished building my pc: CPU: A8-7650k RAM: GSKILL 8gb 2400mhz (2×4gb) MB: Gigabyte F2a88xm-d3h (rev 3.1) PSU: an old one Whenever I go into Bios after max 1 minute the pc freezes. Before ...
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Often mouse stutter on windows 10

I have a really annoying issue where windows 10 freezes/stutters almost every second for a small period of time. It's best noticeable when I move my mouse around in circles. As the mouse moves, every ...
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Does my Windows 7 need reinstalling? [closed]

Almost every piece of software is working oddly and freezes. Explorer.exe, Blender, Speedfan, games, everything. To freeze explorer.exe for example I need to open USB Drive, get back and refresh. Then ...
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Laptop randomly hangs, cannot open any programs

After being powered on for some time, my HP laptop running Windows 10 will lapse into an unusual half-frozen state. It does not seem to slow down, but I cannot open any programs or perform various ...
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vm freezes when I try to install vmware tools on kali guest

When I try to install vmware tools on my kali guest, It never finishes loading the vmware tools installation. The disc icon never appears and the icons on screen, along with the menu either disappear, ...
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BIOS screen freeze after clean install Windows 10

I just upgraded from windows 7 to windows 10 and now my BIOS screen freezes everytime I try to start. I am using the AsRock P67 Pro3 motherboard. When I shut the computer off and turn it back on again ...
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Windows 7 on Macbook Pro - Games freeze for few ms every second

Since a while I am experiencing a problem with my laptop. Whenever i start playing a game, after few minutes of playing the game starts to freeze for like couple milliseconds every second which ...
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Excel: Freezing first column horizontally and first row both horizontally and vertically [duplicate]

I have the following challenge in Excel 2010: I have a pivot table with several (4) slicers, and want to keep all the slicers and the first column of the pivot table visible at all times. Using ...
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Desktop becoming unresponsive at random times

I'm kinda suspecting the HDD as the cause since whenever something randomly goes "not responding" and then try to call for Task Manager, it doesn't come out until it responds again. Another thing is ...
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Why do damaged hard drives freeze the entire system?

Why does a hard drive which is known to have bad blocks (verified in HDTune and HDDScan), freezes down my entire system? It is not the OS drive; it is attached to another SATA port, and I'm trying to ...
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Screen Hangs randomly on Monitor

My Monitor screen hangs randomly, below are some instances:- Hanged while in boot menu itself. Hanged while running Memtest86+ using bootable USB. Hanged while running OS. case 1,2 shows it ...
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Open and Save as dialog crashing programs

Im really not sure what is causing this, I only encountered the program since I updated to Windows 10. Whenever I try to save or open a file in any program (except chrome and MS Word if its in safe ...
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Windows 7 SP1 Windows Update stuck checking for updates

I installed Windows 7 fresh and installed SP1. Now, when I try to check manually for Windows Updates it just hangs on the Checking for updates screen. I tried running this tool but this did not fix ...
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Programs installed on the second hard drive freeze

Since I made a clean install of Windows 10 I've a weird behaviour. I have one SSD & one Hard-Drive. During the installation I formatted both and installed the system on the SSD. Later I installed ...
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Windows 10 freezes altogether after manual upgrade from 8.1

I installed Windows 10 on my Lenovo Y50 laptop 2 days ago and it was working pretty sloppy the first day. So whatever, I stuck at it and then it started working exceptionally fast for some reason. All ...
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Computer hangs on Sleep. Need help reading dmp file

My computer is hanging when it tries to enter sleep mode. The screen will turn off but the computer continues to run indefinitely. I have tried debugging it myself but it has exceeded my abilities. I ...
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Windows 10 freezes on accessing WLAN functions

I can't use my wlan adapter. Whenever I access any functions of wlan the computer freezes/hangs/crashes. Nothing happens then. The only thing I can do, is a hard-reboot (reset-button). Those ...
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System freezes, kind of - Windows 8.1

About once or twice a day I get some freezing going on. My internet runs slower and is choppy, Media Player will continue to run but the controls freeze. Task Manager completely freezes and doesn't ...
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Windows 10 upgrade from Windows 8.1 freezes during “configuration” stage

So after two two attempts to upgrade from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 on HP Probook 4320s. I gave up. Everything goes alright until the configuration step is reached. The first time it froze when the ...
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Diagnosing random-like crashes of Windows 8.1 Update 2 desktop

I'm diagnosing my mother's computer (HP Desktop) and the symptom is random freezes and blue screens. Generally speaking, I'm pretty good at fixing machines (Sr. Software Engineer, I am) but this one ...
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Lenovo stuck on BIOS update “Update system program”

My Lenovo Thinkpad T520 had never had a BIOS update so I downloaded the update, burned it on CD and booted on it, finally getting this screen: PROBLEM: Whatever item I press "Enter" on, after a few ...
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Occasional freezes

My main computer is a lenovo m92p with intel i7 3770, 16gb of ram and intel hd graphics 4000. The problem i am about to describe has been bugging me for a very long time and i even posted a thread in ...
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Windows update fails with error 80073712, how to fix?

I have a laptop with Windows 8.1. Since patch Tuesday, it mysteriously freezes for about 4 minutes shortly after every bootup. There's barely enough time to log in before it happens. I tried a System ...
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Debugging possible hardware freezing

I'm running Windows 7 and at random time the laptop freezes with a black screen. In the Event Viewer I saw only the "kernel-power" error and it is generated by me while pressing the power buttor to ...
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Is my HD going to crash ? Why is Explorer consuming a lot of memory sometimes? [closed]

Everything started one year ago, my PC started to slow down, got some freezes, and the HDD light light up like crazy, the task manager showd 100% disk usage... So i believed it was a problem with the ...
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Is my computer part of a botnet? (based on 4 symptoms)

I have four signals that, together, hint to the fact that something is going on on my machine (windows 7 x64, Precision M4600 from 2011): The black windows startup screen lasts for 50 seconds, ...
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Analyzing Windows 7 intermittent freezes [duplicate]

For a few weeks now, my Windows 7 installation has been showing intermittent freezes. Typically, the currently focused application window will freeze for up to 7 seconds, but I can still switch to a ...
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Computer freezes after fresh install [closed]

After a lot of use my computer has started to freeze, I did a fresh install of Windows 7 and the problem persists, sometimes the computer freezes and i have to shut it down, I´ve tried to install ...
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How to use testdisk on external hard drive that freezes whenever connected?

I've been trying to recover files from my WD external hard drive, and nothing has worked so far. I've heard of testdisk but I can't use it because as soon as I connect my external, it freezes the PC. ...
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Freezing and Crash in Excel 2010 When Formatting Cells

After normal function for over a year, we began to experience a problem in Excel 2010 running on Windows 7. When we try to format cells or change the font, we see a freezing or crashing behavior. ...
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WD 1TB External Hard Drive keeps freezing

My WD External Hard drive started messing up yesterday when it would lag my PC and then altogether just freeze my PC. Every time it's connected, it freezes. And then when I unplug, the PC starts ...
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Can a stuck case fan cause the system to freeze?

Recently, my computer freezes sometimes at random. The freeze has no bluescreen and Windows 7 does not even generate a memory dump, the screen is just still and it doesn't respond to my keyboard and ...
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Cannot watch movie with Synergy moused out

After finally having gone through the pains of getting the Synergy-project download to work (had to downgrade to 32 bit), now my video freezes when I mouse out to the other desktop. Anyone else face ...
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Computer keeps freezing after driver update

Since a few days my LapTop keeps freezing when I open f.e Skype, Visual Studio or a DirectX based game. When I open one of those programs the screen freezes, but I can still move my mouse. When I try ...
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New computer freezes

Today I built a new computer with an AMD FX-9590. Installation and upgrading of ubuntu went fine. Then i wanted to render with blender. After some time the system froze. During reboot it froze again. ...
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Computer Freezes Randomly Due to Hardware Problems

My computer has been randomly freezing for about a month. There seems to be no obvious patterns, it can run days or just hours. The problem seems to only occur in my Windows OS, when booted to Linux ...
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Owasp-mantra freezes when I use Tamper Data

In Mantra-Firefox, when I select Tamper Data, then Start Tamper, then Tamper, it freezes . I'm grateful for any help.
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Windows 8.1 Corrupt System Files Causes Computer to Freeze and Reappear after “Fixing”

My computer freezes randomly from time to time and will not respond again until I completely power off the system. I am running Windows 8.1 x64 (dual booted with Linux if that's important). Below is ...
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Excel getting stuck

This is Excel 2013 (32-bit) on Windows 7 Ultimate (64-bit). The problem I'm facing is that Excel often (but not always) gets stuck when I start typing in a cell. The freeze continues for maybe 5 or 6 ...