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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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 [on hold]

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 on Windows 8 if I click right button using the mouse the system freeze?

I have a very strange problem using Windows 8. Suddenly when I select a file\folder icon and I perform the right click using the mouse (to copy\paste, delte or other operations) it only show the ...
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Microsoft Outlook Screen Turns Rose Color and Freezes

why does my Microsoft Outlook screen turn rose-colored and then freeze? this happen after about 10 minutes of slow operation. My computer is a Dell Precision M4300
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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 ...
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Open/save file dialog takes a long time to open in Windows 8. Several programs are affected Chrome, Thunderbird

When I try to save a file in Chrome the Save as dialog box becomes unresponsive and I have to close Chrome. This is on Windows 8.1 The Microsoft answer (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/313937) that ...
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Random hard freezes started happening after installing a new graphics card?

Recently I replaced my old nVidia GTX 480 with a new Asus AMD R9 290. Since then, my computer has been randomly locking up (as in, the mouse stops moving and network services stop responding to ...
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Chrome causes system to hang during normal use

This can happen at any time. whether or not I have 20 tabs open or just the one and all extensions disabled. Windows 8.1 Pro AMD FX-8350 32GB Ram As you can see my system should have no problems ...
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Adobe reader 11.0.07 freezes for 8 sec after opening a PDF file

Whenever I open adobe reader by opening a pdf file on my system (windows 7 x64), if the internet connexion is not available (no connexion at all, or even wrong internet settings, like a proxy that is ...
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“Connect to a network” does not open (and others)?

Update I've decided to video some of the issues: "Connect to a network" cannot be opened, except in safe mode, video. Programs cannot be opened prior to alt-f4 or similar, video. Logging off is ...
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What to do with a frozen web page in Chrome

I've typed a bunch of text into a web page in Google Chrome. Suddenly, the page freezes. How can I copy the text to somewhere else, since I can't select it? The page also stores the text in a ...
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Computer freezes freequently and intermittently when playing videos from the web

Previously my laptop showed IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL or HAL_INITIALIZATION_FAILED BSOD error. I asked the community in this post. I did not do anything to fix the issue. But now when I play videos on ...
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Mozilla Thunderbird not responding

Whenever i start Thunderbird, it keeps saying not responding and being ridiculously slow. i've tried clearing my cache and compacting my folders but the problem persists. I'm running windows 8.1 on ...
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Windows 8.1 freezes irregularly at system reboot, cold reboot fixes it

My system is windows 8.1. From sometime ago, it starts to freeze irregularly at start-up during reboot. Screen shows 2 spinning dots and freezes at the windows logo screen. Turn off the PC and turn on ...
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What could cause a system reboot after 1 - 2 hours uptime?

Since about two weeks my system (Ubuntu 14.04) causes reboots itself (it seems to freeze for a fraction of a second). The reboot problem began at that time I updated the BIOS since I had weird ...
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Win8 Device Disconnect and reconnect

Greeting, I've hunted over Google, Bing, Yahoo, and i still can not find a solution. Affliction: I recently installed Win8.1 Pro onto a separate HDD from my Win7 Ult HDD, and everything went smooth. ...
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Windows will not open processes

I recently I come upon an unexplainable issue concerning my Windows 7 partition. When I woke up Thursday morning and logged into Windows, I discovered that it was acting really slow. It didn't take ...
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Is CHKDSK stalling?

I have a Lenovo Y510p running on Win8.1. I've tried running a CHKDSK on boot but power issues with the charger meant it died while it was running(11%). I tried SHIFT+F8 to try restarting into safe ...
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PC keeps crashing/freezing

Basically my PC started doing this a while back. Broke it down into parts to easily refer to. Part 1. Usually around the log on screen, the PC would freeze completely. So I would restart, sometimes ...
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Input devices stop working when playing Battlefield 4 and Battlefield: Hardline

I just downloaded the Battlefield Hardline (BFH) beta only to discover that my mouse and keyboard input freezes every few seconds. It's just the input not the cursor, because in menus the selector ...
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How can internet speed test applet not just show slow speed, but hang?

I have one internet connection, which works bad. It should be 80/20, but works much slower. Also, when measuring it's speed, speed test applet not just show slow speed, but HANG. How can it be ...
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mac os freeze but no logs in the console messages

My max os keeps crashing about once a day, I've noted down the exact time (down to the second) and checked in the console messages. But got no messages at all for that entire ten minutes. It crashed ...
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Tested Thoroughly, Still don't know why Computer Locks Up Randomly

I've had this problem and it's been an ongoing battle of diagnosis for months now. My computer will, at seemingly random times, simple freeze up. Mouse stops moving, CTRL-ALT-DLT doesn't do anything, ...
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How to catch who slows my mouse cursor?

Often I have such an effect, that my mouse cursor slows like it adheres to the surface of the screen. Mouse is optical and surface of the desk if perfect, so it cannot relate with ball dusting. Also, ...
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Excel 2013 Hangs when loading a number of Files

I have 2 machines: Windows 7 with Office 2007, and a new Windows 8 desktop machine (6GB memory) with 8.1 and office 2013. I have a large project with +- 70 Excel files. They are linked and need to be ...
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Chrome Freezing & Loading Forever

I'm using Google Chrome (35) and when visiting a website (which is internal only), occasionally, the loading circle in Chrome goes a bit mad. It continuously moves a few pixels and then resets back to ...
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PC freezing and locking up [duplicate]

I installed additional 8 Gb of RAM on a system recently. Everything was running fine before I observed that the system randomly froze, I don't know what the proper term is, but the screen just hangs ...
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Configuring Windows Update while Desktop is Frozen with Deep Freeze

My PC went to an Endless Reboot. The scenario was "I Thawed my computer and Download all Windows Updates after Downloading I frozen my computer with Deep Freeze and the Windows Updates was asking for ...
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Windows 7 stuck on shutting down

I have a toshiba laptop with windows 7 home edition. Over the past 2 or 3 weeks, the process of windows shutting down has become slower and slower. A couple of days ago, it stopped altogether. ...
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In Process Explorer is it possible change scaling of activity graph the be able to further analyse graph?

Is there any way to zoom in, in the System Internals Process Explorer graph? Background I'm trying to work out why my PC freezes/locks up for about a second (the pointer does not move) every so ...
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Certain games cause screen to freeze and go black for a second

On occasions when playing certain video games (through steam) the screen will freeze briefly, turn black and then recover and resume gameplay as normal, not even 2 minutes into gameplay. I run ...
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Google searches hang Firefox and require me to stop a script

Recently, I've been noticing a problem. Whenever I try and search with Google, it hangs Firefox for a few seconds, and then Firefox starts responding again, usually with a window asking me to stop a ...
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My PC freezes during network related stuff [closed]

My PC freezes in certain occasions which almost always have something to do with network. For example when connecting to a VPN or DSL or when Kerio client connects to server. Whats wrong? PC specs: ...
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Firefox uses up to 2 Gb memory, crawls, sometimes with gstatic.com in status bar`

First, is it normal for Firefox 29.0.1 to use that much memory, even with only a few tabs open and only 6 or 7 add-ons? (I've used these add-ons before with no such problem) Also, I have more often ...
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Windows 8 stuck at start up due to infinite update

I've bought Windows 8 little less then a year ago and now it seems to be stuck. My computer starts up, I see the Windows logo, then I get this blue update screen that simply will not go away. All ...
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DIagnosing another Windows 7 Lockup

I'm running Windows 7 on a fairly modern machine (8GB ram, AMD FX-6100, GTX 560ti) and I notice that periodically Windows seems to just hang for a little while. This occurs frequently after a cold ...
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Perf samples too long, lowering kernel.perf_event_max_sample rate to

My machine freezes from time to time and I can get it working back by pressing the space key. I have this problem since two weeks now, but it was just once per day max. Now it's starting to be many ...
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Sleep Freezes Laptop

My laptop freezes when it automatically goes to sleep (or hibernate) due to Control Panel's Power Options settings. I can not get the laptop to wakeup by pressing any keys including Control + Alt + ...
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Chrome occasionally causes whole computer to temporarily freeze

Sometimes when opening a tab with chrome, my computer will freeze momentarily. The audio of the music I'm playing will skip and the mouse stays where it was until it unfreezes. It only lasts under a ...
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Apple “Magic” Trackpad freezes within one minute in Fedora 20/KDE. Any ideas?

I suffer similar issues as others have posted here re: the Apple trackpad...this despite having installed the synaptics trackpad driver from the Fedora 20 repos. Two finger vertical scroll only ...
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After 30 min in Windows-8.1 Pro the computer automaticaly powers down

I have a problem with Windows-8.1 Pro: it automatically powers down after 30 min. At 25 min it freezes up then powers down. I run a dual boot system with Windows 7. It doesn't happen in Windows 7. ...
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Windows 8 laptop black screen crash/freeze

This is my first post on this StackExchange - I started from StackOverflow and thought this could be a good place to ask a question for a different kind of a problem. I own an XMG P501 laptop - I ...
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Computer Freezes but no Idea why

I have a 2 year old desktop, with x86 32-bit processor, and came originally installed with Windows 7. I since installed Ubuntu 12.4 and now run both dual booted. Running in either OS, my screen ...
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Notebook boot freezes into “white” screen after graphics driver update

Today I have updated my graphics card driver. Now my notebook always freezes and stucks in a black screen that becomes white after a while (white lines, artifacts, etc.). My OS is Kubuntu 13.04 and my ...
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laptop freezing and rebooting unexpectedly

I'm using hp pavilion g 7 notebook PC.product number: (D 0 M 2 5 U A#BA) it freezes when am playing anything with sound like movie or music.sometimes it freezes when there's no sound playing too.i ...