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 strange lag/catchup or freezing behaviors on my new Laptop

I've been noticing strange freezes, lags, and crashes, although not too often. Here's my setup: Dell inspiron i7559, as purchased: Intel i7 6700HQ 2.6 GHz processor (officially goes up past 3 on ...
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DWM freezing when display is disconnected on multi-monitor system

I have Win7 Win64, with a GeForce GTX 760 and a Haswell i5-4690. On GeForce I have my TV connected using HDMI and a 2560x1600 monitor connected with DVI-D. On Haswell I have a 2560x1440 monitor, an ...
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installer for java dev. kit (jdk-8u102-windows-x64) FREEZES on progress bar

I saw multiple threads regarding this issue, and no solution has worked out for me. <Can't install Java\JDK on Windows 10>, <JDK 8 installation does not progress on Windows 10> I have ...
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Seagate Backup Plus Slim USB drive freezes Finder copy after a few GB

Something weird is going on with my new Seagate Backup Plus Slim 2TB USB drive on OSX. If I start copying a large folder, it goes fine up to about 5-8GB. At that point, the copy operation outright ...
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Dropdown menus freezes any program after windows update

After applying an update to my windows 7 yesterday any dropdown menu that I click makes the parent program to freeze immediately and never be responsive again. If I ignore the program and wait, the ...
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Android Studio 2.1.2 freezes when I run myapp [migrated]

Sometimes, when I run any app any from Android Studio 2.1.2 it freezes. this happens many times per day. I don't know what is the problem and how to fix it. I am working on windows 10. I tried ...
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Random Freezes on my Windows 10 PC

I've been having issues with my PC. I've lately added new parts to my rig and now I am constantly getting random freezes which i then have to manually restart my PC. These freezes occur at random ...
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Windows 10 desktop freeze. Reinstalling doesn't work either

The problem started occurring today. As soon as the desktop is displayed, the start bar is completely unusable; no highlight when hovering over shortcuts or anything. Any windows that pop up or that I ...
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The PC runs very slow even after a clean format

Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro [Version 6.3.9600] My System Info My PC is running very slowly and sometimes it freezes. So, I did some Defragment Tests on the HDD's and did some ...
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What Apache2 configuration should I use on my server?

I have a Debian based server which is used for web development (PHP projects, WordPress websites, Samba). The server is used only for these and is not a "public" server, it is just for internal use. A ...
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How can I determine which process or service is using COM Surrogate

I've been having this problem for a while on both Win7 and Win10 machines: When I browse to a folder with a certain kind of file in it -- Specifically, large Quicktime files ~100GB -- Windows seizes ...
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Laptop randomly freeze, and have to hard reset each time

My recent Gigabyte laptop randomly freeze and each time I have to hard reset it.. It happens, for now, when I'm playing on it, and the screen, keyboard, mouse, are completely blocked. I tried to ...
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Event ID 153 and 129 for three month old SSD. Did I buy a faulty SSD?

in April this year I bought a new Samsung SSD 750 EVO 250GB, installed it on my desktop pc and made a fresh installation of Windows 10. However, since I got this SSD, Windows will randomly lock up on ...
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My mouse response too fast and sometimes it freeze

I have a problem within my laptop mouse. It respond very fast for example if i open a site in new tab : 3 tabs or more will open and if i closed a folder and there is other folders behind the main ...
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Computer works only with 2 monitors

I have a computer with 2 monitors, connected to the single GTS 250 video card. One with DVI and one with HDMI. Once I unplug one of these monitors, my screen goes black and in few additional seconds, ...
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ACDSee Pro 9 freezes for few seconds after each file move

There is a shortcut command in ACDSee to move file to any folder Alt-M. It would be great to use this command to gather files from some folder and send the to specific destinations. Unfortunately, ...
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Windows 10 PC keeps freezing when cold boot

TL;DR: PC having weird freezes after cold boot. The UI still reacts but after 10~30 seonds all done actions happen the same time. I am wondering if this could be a defective CPU or PSU. Since few ...
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Laptop freezing constantly; sometimes no operation system found

It's a few years old Acer. It was used with Win7 for many years, and the user always complained how "everything freezes", or how it says "Operation system not found" when trying to power-up, etc etc. ...
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Chrome delays opening local site by IP address

Sometimes I am trying to open LAN web server with Chrome by IP address and observing very long delay. How to debug it? What can cause it (except server side delay)?
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Black screen & buzzing on full screen HDMI

I have an Asus G46v Republic of Gamers laptop running Windows 10 OS, intel Core i5, and nvidia GEFORCE GTX 660M 2gb card. About 2 months ago I dual-booted Ubuntu on it so that it takes up basically ...
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how to disable system and compressed memory (reason? screen freeze)

I have an hp laptop core i7-6700hq 12gb ram preinstalled windows 10 sometimes my screen freezes I think that's because of "system and compressed memory" because as soon as it unfreezes I check task ...
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My Dual-boot laptop freezes randomly, what are the possible reasons that we are looking here?

I have a two year old ASUS X550c which has a dual-boot (windows 7 Ultimate ( Build 7601 Service pack1) and Ubuntu 14.04). Specs: Core i5 3rd Generation chipset Mobile QM77 Express Graphics Intel HD ...
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Windows 7 freezes at Windows Logo on Startup and then boots up completely after roughly 20 seconds

I have recently noticed that Windows 7 will freeze during startup, specifically while the Windows Logo is midway from forming. After this occurs, I will usually just have to turn my computer off and ...
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Computer starts to lag during games every other boot

After buying some used parts off a friend I started noticing something really odd. The computer starts to lag, not "regular" graphics lag but audio and mouse as well. Everything gets really choppy. ...
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Acer ASPIRE ONE D257 Freezes and switches off

My girlfriend's Acer started to run slowly. I gave it to a "specialist". Nothing happened. The notebook is out of warranty since a long time. I cleaned the unnecessary programs - no result. Next ...
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Fedora 23 freezes after login

Fedora is my first Linux-based OS I've ever installed and everything seemed to be going well until I tried to log in. I enter my credentials and the login disappears leaving only the background image ...
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How to diagnose my computer's issue?

I have a serious problem here, my desktop suddenly shutdown. I was testing my HDD and I found that it has some bad sectors, so I bought a new one: WD GREEN 500gb. After that everything went right, ...
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Microsoft Office 2010 keeps freezing after Windows 7 cloning

I clone Windows 7 installation with all programs together with Microsoft Office 2010. After applying image to new PC - all Office programs freeze after a few minutes of running and I have to force ...
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PC stutter / freeze when downloading at over 200mpbs, safe mode works fine @ 700mpbs+

I have been looking for a solution on both the internet, official support sites and whatnot and can't find a solution for my problem. Maybe someone here can help me troubleshoot further. So, the ...
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high end pc freezes at random intervals (low load)

BUILD: CPU: 6770K with water cooling (not OCed) GPU: inno3D GTX 780 (not OCed) Ram: dominator 32GB MOBO: Maximus XIII Ranger SSDs: 2x 500GB plextor (raid0) OS: windows 10 Pro BACKGROUND: Just ...
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Windows 10 hangs after trying to download/upload something in Chrome

I upgraded to Windows 10 recently (Build 10586 currently). Since then I have been having problems with Chrome: whenever I try to save or upload a file, the computer freezes within moments of ...
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Windows 10 - Critical Error 41, three “hard hangs”, only one event with event log

Over the last two days my computer has been experiencing seemingly random "hard hangs". As far as I know, all the hardware is sound, and I've not installed any new drivers recently. The only program I'...
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Windows 10 freezes randomly and won't boot

So, I recently installed Windows 10 and I have this issue where it freezes randomly while I'm browsing the web or something. Then I've to do a hard reset, but it won't boot and there is a black screen ...
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My browsers freezes or stop working + unresponsive tab + can't close tabs

I'm using google-chrome, firefox and opera as browsers on my PC.The problem is that sometimes (or quite a lot of times) the browser freezes or stop working. For example chrome will tell me after a ...
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I can't play movies on windows 10 after an upgrade from win7

Youtube is working and Streaming software like stremio or PopcornTime also works. But when I try to play video files it doesn't work. The computer freezes I get strange colorful squares on the screen. ...
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Windows 10 will not shutdown and desktop icons disappear when clicking refresh

I am having some issues with my Windows 10 installation. Currently I cannot shut down my computer without physically pressing and holding the power button on the front of my computer. If I click the ...
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Windows 10 hangs for 5-10 seconds during normal use

Specs: Dell Inspiron 3531 running Windows 10 Home 64-bit (free upgrade from 8.1) Intel Celeron N2830 2.16 GHz, 4.00 GB RAM Intel HD Graphics For a few days now, I have noticed that my laptop hangs ...
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Powershell : this command sticks my script, freezes

I am trying to get a list of available updates using $UpdateSession = New-Object -ComObject 'Microsoft.Update.Session' Write-Host "[1]" $UpdateSession.ClientApplicationID = 'MSDN PowerShell Sample' ...
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Windows (or maybe Chrome) “micro” freezes

I'm running Windows 8.1 x64 on a quite decent machine (16GB DDR3 Ram, i7 4770k, Asrock Z87 Pro4, Samsung 830pro). More lately, the feeling of using it became more and more slowly, without really ...
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How can debug the computer freezes

I have PC with Win10 OS my problem was in windows when it freeze the system immediately reboot itself. i search about memory dump files in %SystemRoot% directory but nothing there. I reinstalled the ...
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Strange “freezing” behaviour in Excel 2013 brand new XPS 13

I have a new XPS 13 with 16 GB mem, i7, windows 10 64bit and since I got it a few weeks ago I have been having the following very annoying problem. At random times the excel GUI disappears, although ...
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How to fix ASUS notebook freezing & brightness issues after Windows 10 Upgrade?

My ASUS G73JH gaming notebook was working properly with the original Windows 7. I upgraded it to Windows 10 and started experiencing a collection of problems: Inability to adjust screen brightness ...
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kdeinit5 hangs on shutdown

I have diagnosed my shutdown problem where my session-c2 is not terminated (see: https://freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/systemd/Debugging/#index2h1) The shutdown log is folllowing: 9396 [ 134....
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all external hardware stops working randomly and windows freezes

recently i built a new rig and i get this weird freeze very randomly, while playing games, watching youtube videos, browsing, or using any other applications, when it freezes all external hardware ...
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Windows 7 is stuck at “Starting Windows”

I have a problem that is very similar to this. I run a dualboot win7+Ubuntu on a Lenovo G770. Unfortunately, my Win 7 does not start anymore and it gets stuck on the Starting Windows Screen. However, ...
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Hard disk freezes copy programs after copying certain files

I am trying to rescue the data off a failing external hard disk, but I am running into a number of problems. The file transfer will consistently freeze up on specific files, and the program being ...
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Laptop screen flickers and freezes

I have a Toshiba Satellite L50 laptop, less than one year old. It runs Linux mint 17.3, 64 bit. It has 8GRam, 2.6 GHz on turbo, VGA Intel Corporation ValleyView Gen7, 430GB free out of 500. I am ...
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Excel 2013/6 Crashes when Clicking on Second Row

Recently I had this annoying problem with Excel 2013: in a new worksheet, if I fill in the first row and the first cell of the second row, the whole worksheet hangs if I then click on the second cell. ...
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PC Completely Freezes, Needs to Be Rebooted

I have a pretty old built PC that I was recently upgrading. I upgraded quite a few different parts so I'm not sure what was the thing that lead to this issue but now my computer reliably freezes ...
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File Explorer freezes when click on MKV files

I have several MKV files on network drive. Once I click any of them, File Explorer freezes for several minutes. In traffic monitor program I see, that computer transmits hundreds of megabytes of data. ...