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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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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Server needs to be rebooted regularly, why? [closed]

I can not understand why server slowes down and finally freezes in time (in a week or two) and why it goes away with a reboot. Edit: In response to "need more information" comments, I can only ...
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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 ...
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Random Freeze, Mouse and Keyboard doesn't work on Windows 7 and I need to force restart

I don't know why since I'm student. But my pc works fine in Safe mode. System: http://puu.sh/ixd8O/a1940f4504.png
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Explore.exe freezes every couple of seconds and pops back to top when scrolling [windows 10]

I recently installed an SSD in my laptop in addition to my HDD. Since adding my SSd my computer is much faster. However, when browsing in my folders explore.exe happens to freeze every couple of ...
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Windows 7 is not running properly and msconfig freezes all the time

First, sorry for the "generic title"; I don't know how to name my problem. I'm facing some difficulties to run my Windows 7 64 bit after I had some problems trying to change the apps to run at system ...
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Linux Install - VMWare Player - EFI Mode - Mouse Keyboard freeze

I am trying to install Linux Mint 17.1 64 Bit in VMWare Player 6.0.1. Host OS is XP SP3. All works well in legacy mode. However when I set the VM mode to EFI, Linux boots fine (first as Live CD) but ...
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Seagate hdd (internal) unmount/disappear after awhile i plugged in

Summary: Before my Seagate ST1000DM003 (1TB) failed, the disk usage always goes up to 100% active with no transfer rate, this causing my pc freeze randomly. BIOS POST shows up'S.M.A.R.T. COMMAND ...
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Enabling socks proxy in my browser is freezing my putty terminal

Local system - Windows 8.1, Putty, Firefox with FoxyProxy addon (Socks5) Remote server - Ubuntu 14.04 (headless) When i enable FoxyProxy and use SSH tunneling, the putty session freezes and the ...
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How to deal with a memory-leaking fork bomb on Linux?

I know that a fork bomb can be prevented by limiting the number of processes of a single user, and memory leaking will not freeze my OS for Linux has OOM killer. But how about a memory-leaking fork ...
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System became unresponsive! Please save it

Please help. I was scanning my Asus x200ma using spyhunter 4.0. After completing scan, it says to buy the full version. When I clicked on Purchase now, it suddenly freezes my netbook. Even power key ...
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Laptop Stucks Power Button not responding

I am using Lenovo B560 Ci3 First Generation Laptop with 6GB RAM (2GB + 4GB). Sometimes my laptop stucks even power button also freezes along with keyboard and mouse-pad. To restart i have to put ...
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Windows Explorer freezing, narrowed it down to a certain DLL

I've had a problem for a while now. Whenever I hold ctrl or shift to select multiple files, my entire PC freezes. After a while, I narrowed it down to a single thread in windows explorer causing this ...
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Rstudio freezes when clicking global options

I've recently installed Rstudio 0.99.441 on Ubuntu 14.04. I have installed the latest version of R (3.20). I want to change the background color of the console, but each time I press tools -> global ...
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USB3 causing hangs

I recently built my new computer and now i am facing constant system freezes that last a few seconds. I narrowed the problem down to the USB3 drivers. I cannot just not use the drivers since all of ...
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Why does my computer freeze randomly and also power button not respond? [duplicate]

My computer has this serious problem, I turn on the computer and after a random time lapse, it freeze and also the powerbutton not respond, the only thing that works is the reset button (the one that ...
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Google Chrome Constantly Locking Up

Here’s my problem. I have Chrome 43.0.2357.81 m installed on three different computers: My personal desktop, my personal laptop, and my company workstation. On my two personal computers it’s virtually ...
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Computer Freezes Shortly After Booting

I have a problem with my Windows 8.1 machine which freezes the entire system when I launch and use Chrome to browse a few web pages. The same thing happens when I try to uninstall Google Drive, ...
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How can I address Microsoft Word 2011 Mac (14.4.3) freezing, possibly with a CPU burning infinite loop?

I am working with Microsoft Word 2011 Mac 14.4.3, running Yosemite 10.10.3. It has happened a couple of times with an hour that it freezes; the fans fire up like I'm burning CPU, and the menu from ...
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Word 2013 freezes on saving

Word 2013 freezes when I try to save a file. I am installing all of the updates from Windows update and running office install again and selecting "repair it", but I still have problems when I want ...
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EaseUS Todo Backup freeze at strartup

I have bee n using EaseUS ToDo backup trial version for backing up my system for about more than 3 years. So far it has worked well. But recently i downloaded their version 8.3 that is latest version ...
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Windows 8.1 freezes on EVERY restart OR shut down

EDIT: I'm pretty sure it's the video driver's fault because: save mode reboots/shuts down fine with uninstalled drivers shuts down fine. The problem: AMD drivers from their website and drivers ...
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Cubase causing USB ports to freeze

When opening projects in Cubase, my computer often 'freezes'. Symptoms: USB-powered devices become unusable. Audio Interface (USB) receives power but can not play any audio. External Hard Drive ...
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Having weird game lockups on a less than a year old computer [closed]

Every once in a while when I play a really intense game (namely Guild Wars 2 or The Sims 4) the game will freeze up and I’ll have to completely reboot the computer. It doesn’t happen at all when I’m ...
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Troubleshooting source of computer lockup (hang/deadlock)

Recently my desktop has been experiencing random lockups. By this I define a total system freeze, CTRL+ALT+DEL does nothing, LED's on keyboard don't turn on/off, unplugged/re-plugged mouse & ...
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Window 8.1 freeze after wakeup from sleep and hibernate

My Windows froze after wake up from sleep mode or resume from hibernate mode. Before this happen I was using it fine. It's up for a few second and then freeze (mouse/keyboard don't work, heard of ...
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com.apple.appkit.xpc.openAndSavePanel freezing in Preview on Yosemite

When trying to export files in Preview on OS X 10.10 it always freezes, but not Preview, which more or less continues to be unfrozen behind the dialogue box. When I go to force quit menu, it tells me ...
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Lenovo Yoga 2 stuck on boot screen

Today, my computer, a Lenovo Yoga 2 laptop running Windows 8.1 64-bit, stopped working. When I turn on my computer, it will display the Lenovo boot screen, and the rotating dots will rotate a while ...
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My PC freezes randomly [closed]

I just bought a Coolermaster case, a Storm Scout 2 Advanced, and I plugged everything by myself according to the motherboard manual. The thing is that in the middle of nothing the PC just freezes but ...
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Terminal keeps on slowing down or freezing OS X

For some reason, the terminal app started to work very slowly and freeze lately. This has been an issue for a week or so. I am using it in a fancy transparent/blurred profile, but I can check from ...
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Windows 7 comes to a near-halt every week and then flushes memory

I have a very strange issue that's been puzzling me for a long time. I have a Windows 7 system with 16GB RAM. Every week or so, usually at some point during the first few days of the week, and at a ...