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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How can cpu-intensive processes slow down a system despite having a scheduler?

I've encountered it on both Windows and Linux that if some process is doing some heavy work and the cpu is under a lot of stress, the whole system can sort of freeze, other processes get slow, etc. ...
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How to run sfc /scannow from recovery console?

I am trying to do something with my stucking Windows. I entered recovery console and issued a command sfc /scannow /offbootdir=g:\ /offwindir=g:\windows then it say it started operation then says ...
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How to disable hibernate from repair command line?

I can't boot my computer. It hangs on boot animation. Recently I had similar problem, when computer was booting for 5 minutes. Now it boots more than 20 minutes of may be forever. Actually I can't ...
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Why is my computer lagging and can't return from suspended mode?

I have a Sony Vaio that sometime is lagging and it won't return from suspended mode. If it goes into suspended mode then I must restart Unity with sudo service lightdm restart. It does not crash but ...
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Windows 10 equivalent to 'explorer.exe'

I am an early adopter of Windows 10, and I am a .NET / Web developer so I like to push the bounds a bit when testing out a new OS. I also try to work against the latest / freshest builds available. ...
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GIMP stuck on “Loading Data Files: Fonts”

I load up GIMP and it gets stuck on "Loading Data Files: Fonts" every time. I have deleted my GIMP profile multiple times, I cleared my font cache, I even searched for corrupt fonts, (0kb font file ...
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Windows 7 hang on login screen after unlocking the workstation (after standby/hibernation)

I have a very annoying problem: Sometimes, Win7 on my laptop hangs on the login screen after unlocking the workstation when the computer is resumed from standby or hibernation. All I see then is this ...
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Computer crash with utorrent after 30 minutes

I have a weird problem in which, if I leave my computer unattended, AND I leave uTorrent open, downloading/seeding, the computer simply crashes after about 20 / 30 minutes (don't know exactly since if ...
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Windows Server 2012 upgrade stuck at “Getting Ready”

The entire installation process seemed successful without any errors, and yet upon first boot, after completing the "getting devices ready" stage, it goes into a "Getting ready" stage and hangs with ...
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System hangs when screensaver runs long

I have a dell Laptop running WIN 7 SP1 with 12GB of RAM. When screensaver comes on for over an hour the system hangs. Then I have to do a hard reboot. Event viewer only denotes that Faulting ...
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How can I determine whether the disk read and write speeds on Windows 8 task manager are normal?

On Task Manager, when I start a heavy application and monitor its start on Task Manager, my disk's read and write speeds remain between 1MB/s and 2MB/s with some peaks at 10MB/s in rare cases. ...
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Browsing an unknown website did freeze Firefox/Ubuntu

After checking my access.log of my Apache2 server (up2date) I got the following output: 179.217.17.165 - - [11/Apr/2015:01:31:46 +0200] "GET /phph/php/ph.php HTTP/1.1" 404 441 "-" "-" 179.217.17.165 ...
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Windows constant freezes, hard restart required [duplicate]

I'm new around this site so I don't know if I'm doing something wrong if so, I'm sorry~ I don't know if you need my specs for this problem, but I'll leave them to you anyways: -Processor: Intel(R) ...
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Teamviewer 10 service hung on starting, slows down startup

Suddenly my PC started taking a long time to boot. I have windows 8.1 on an SSD so it's usually pretty fast, like 20 or 30s from pressing the button to desktop, most of it is the motherboard stuff. ...
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Windows 7 SP1 login screen freeze

When login screen appears, both mouse and keyboard aren't working. I do shutdown via powerbutton, Windows 7 notices that and changes screen to 'Shutting down' spinner. Once rebooted, freezes once ...
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My hard drive is hanging for a couple seconds at a time

I just got a new laptop (an MSI ghost). It has a 128 GB SSD and a 1 TB HDD. Everything's fine with the solid state drive, but the hard drive hangs for a couple seconds at a time. The most obvious ...
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Firefox Save Dialog Box Freezes the Tabs

When one tries to save a file in Mozilla Firefox, a save dialog box appears with the title "Enter a name of file to save to..." where one can choose the name and destination folder for the file. ...
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2nd internal HDD causes Win XP to Freeze

We've got two PCs with different motherboards, graphic cards, HDDs, etc. PC1: HDD1: Maxtor - SATA - 240 GB - Win XP - Partition Drives C,D,E PC2: HDD2: Samsung - SATA - 500 GB - Win 7 - Partition ...
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how do you fix a corrupt microsd card that's is not responding to anything?

My Microsoft Windows 8.1 64-bit computer froze up so I had to shut it down by holding the power button. Then when I restarted I got the Windows 8.1 problem where the computer freezes at personalized ...
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Windows 8 installing updates, then uninstalling them and freezing

My computer is having a bit of an issue with installing updates. It's a Dell Laptop. It hasn't really had this issue before and has been working just fine up until now. I don't play games on it, I ...
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Crash or freeze pc in bluestacks

When i start bluestacks, after moment my whole PC goes freeze and i have to restart and sometimes see blue screen. OS: windows 8.1 x64 CPU: dual core 3 ghz intel ram: 4gb GPU: GT630 2gb memory i also ...
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.msi installers freeze with no status showing Windows 8.1

I have a slight issue with my laptop. Every time I try to run any sort of a .msi installer to install a application, the status freezes and no progress progresses. I know it is not just the ...
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Alternative to cell highlighting using conditional formatting in Excel without causing freeze/crash

In column A, I have a value and I want to highlight if it doesn't match the same value in column B. I'm using the formula below in conditional formatting which works great. ...
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Windows 8.1 locking up

Ok I have a weird issue. My laptop will lock up every so often. Done it twice this weekend and if I had to put a number on it I would say it happens ~once a week. sometimes more and sometimes less. ...
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Win8 multiple freezes [duplicate]

On the Win8 machiene of a friend of mine he recently started experiencing short freezes. This includes his keyboard, mouse, teamspeak, and he appears to have a low framerate on games, even though the ...
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Why might anything https related freezes my computer? How would I go about debugging this?

I may be wrong, but it appears that any application using https either freezes or gives me an error. I've tried some obvious stuff (below) but I'm running out of ideas and would really appreciate a ...
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Computer makes 3 short and 1 long beeps when I turn it on, then freezes randomly

I've built a PC with the following specs: i3 3220 6GB ram GT440 C.H61U motherboard from Colorful Windows 7 64-bit I don't much about BIOS, but the version I have is American Megatrends Inc. 4.6.5, ...
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Any tips on how to track down what process is hanging and causing problems in Linux?

I'm having problems with cinnamon freezing up. When I Ctrl+Alt+Backspace cinnamon tries to restart but the desktop never loads back up. When I try and reboot I get "Asking all processes to ...
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Bittorrent with errors makes Windows 7 to freeze

I were downloading files from Bittorrent (nearly 9 GB). After I started the download at sometime it shows "Semaphore time has expired: and sometimes it shows "File Missing". Whenever this issue ...
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Windows 7 Freezes at Login Screen?

When it powers on, it comes to the login page and freezes. The mouse won’t move and I can’t type in anything into the password field. The disk access looks busy, which I know is typical when a PC ...
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System freeze when running badblocks

quick background: a file transfer between two partitions did not complete, had to restart (running LinuxMint) - from then on, I'm getting the Smart-warning msg to replace my hard-drive soon - output ...
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Windows 7 stuck at “Starting Windows”, but hardware freeze on occasional boot

I'll be as short as possible, i have 2 issues i am fighting against with no success. Anything began when my pc would suddenly freeze (hardware freeze) messing up the video signal, and forcing me to ...
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cygwin on win7 x64 takes long time to respond

I recently got a new PC(laptop) and installed cygwin on it, latest version as of today. For some reason cygwin behaves strangely. When i open the cygwin console or when i type commands in regular ...
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Multiple HDDs randomly turn off

I've had this problem for quite some time, there are times when it occurs daily and times when it doesn't happen for months. A little backstory: I had issues with computer freezing and static/noise ...
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Cannot run the Netflix Modern app on Windows 8.1

I'm trying to run the Netflix Modern app on my PC running Windows 8.1. To be clear, this is the app that you can install in the Modern interface using the Microsoft Store. I'm not trying to run ...
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Windows 7 laptop freezes for half a second every minute or so

I have a Dell Inspiron 14z latop, with an i5-2450M CPU (running at 2.5Ghz), 8 Gb of memory, and a Kingston SVP200S3 solid-state drive (120 Gb). I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate, 64bit on it. My ...
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System freeze, Disk 100%, Windows 8.1

My 2 week old HP desktop has an issue of sporadic, frequent, and rather annoying '100% disk usage'. It shows in the 'Disk' column (Processes tab) in Task Manager. Needless to say this freezes all the ...
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Random mouse freezing

My mouse (mice actually, tried two different mice) frequently freezes, and becomes unresponsive. Sometimes I hear the Windows unplugging sound (as if I removed the mouse from my USB port) and ...
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Facing screen freeze (sort of?) in IE11, WIndows 7 [duplicate]

While using an internal web application running under IE11 compatibility mode, after clicking on a link, the link portion gets freezed & keeps showing up as topmost layer on the screen. I'm unable ...
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Chrome infinite waiting

While browsing with Chrome am meeting with it hanging on infinite waiting, like this URLs it is waiting for may be different. Other browsers don't hang on the same pages.
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Troubleshoot a hung nmap scan?

I am attempting to scan a host with nmap and it appears the program is hung. The scan is 1 host, all IPv4 TCP and UDP ports. The host is running in a virtual machine, and the target is a live host on ...
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In notepad++, is it possible to freeze the active line

Is it possible to freeze the active line in the text window, regardless of which line of code is actually displayed? I want to be able to view code above and below my active line and stay ...
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PC permenently freezes in unusual pattern [closed]

I have read many of threads about this issue yet none of them seem to be the same as mine. Let me first tell you a short story of my PC. It served me quite many years (5 maybe). During that time it ...
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Programs like Visual Studio and Google Chrome kind of freeze

I have this problem for more than 1 and a half year now. When I use programs like Visual Studio, Google Chrome or Spotify the programs freeze randomly. Well, the program doesn't actually stop ...
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How can I find the cause of a system freeze recurring after CMOS battery change?

My family's computer is freezing every time it is used, ever since I changed the CMOS battery. I've tried many things in vain, and I don't know what to do anymore. I'm looking for theories and a fresh ...
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Windows 10 Technical Preview Install is Freezing

I'm trying to install the Windows 10 Technical Preview on my Acer 751h laptop. I've downloaded the iso and used rufus to create a bootable USB. When I choose "Install," and then "Custom," the install ...
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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.