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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Visio freezes on Surface Pro 2

Scenario: Visio 2010 in Windows 8.1, or a Surface Pro 2 with all of the current updates. Problem: Visio 2010 starts without issue, but as soon as you try to open a new template, or a document, it ...
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Complete computer freeze during debian install

I am currently trying to install debian 7.7 on a second hand computer, and I get a complete freeze during the install process, always at the same step - updating mirrors, 38%. Here is what I tried to ...
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WAMP 2.5 hangs my Windows 7 SP1 laptop as soon as it starts

I am using WAMP 2.5 with local folder (localhost/websitename) setting. Every time I open WAMP (when internet is connected) it hangs my laptop for a number of minutes and the only option I have, is to ...
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Win 8.1 Pro hangs on any driver update

My Win 8.1 Pro pc runs fine but I need to install some drivers and each time I try, it hangs. It does not blue screen. It freezes and hangs indefinitely about 20 seconds into the install. I'm using ...
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Kubuntu freezes

I have a weird problem: I recently installed kubuntu 14.04 in my laptop(hp envy 17) and a few days ago the screen started to freeze without any reason, untill I close the lid and open it again. This ...
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Windows 7 startup hangs if any usb attached or removed at the process

My friend has HP Probook 470 and he complained that sometimes it hangs during boot. I've got HP probook 450, after spending bunch of time I've found out that if you will attach or detach USB device ...
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Windows 7 one minute freeze [duplicate]

I'm experiencing a very annoying problem on my Windows 7 workstation. Two or more times per day the computer freezes for more than one minute (with the azure ring cycling), then it works as expected. ...
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Emacs freezes on long line wrapping of shell / REPL output

I have a constant problem with Emacs that it cannot handle the long line-wrapped printouts in RELP or shell mode. The Emacs process starts running on full CPU and is almost completely unresponsive ...
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HP Elitebook 8570p, ssd, 8Gb, i5, win 8.1 ent

I cannot log in to my computer when I have locked it (Elitebook 8570p Windows x64 8.1) using the Win+L shortcut. I get a notification at the bottom saying my account is not accessible. It's almost ...
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Need an idea on what to check next for random computer… freeze?

I have an odd problem with the computer that I built this year randomly, freezing I suppose would be the best word.. You can see the important system specs here. Now, the reason that I don't want to ...
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I can't save anything from Chrome/Flash Professional/FlashDevelop/Mozilla

Every time I press Ctrl + S or right click and Save, Chrome freezes. And I have to restart it. That also happens to Mozilla/IE 10. I don't know if it's related, but whenever I create a new .fla file ...
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Fedora on Mac: Random freezes

I have installed Fedora 20 on MacBook Pro (2009 edition) and sometimes my computer freezes and the only option for me is to hit the hardware restart button. It is a clean installation which I have ...
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Freezes, Crashing Programs, Graphics Glitches, and occasional BSOD after Windows 8.1 upgrade

Back when Windows 8.1 was first released, I upgraded to it almost immediately. Upon finishing the upgrade, I was greeted with display artifacts, crashes, crashing programs, and BSODs. I tried driver ...
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Povray “hangs” on Ubuntu 14.04

I've installed PovRay 3.7 on a Ubuntu 14.04 server using the default "povray" package to experiment with it as a tool to dynamically generate graphics for a website. Whichever script I try, it keeps ...
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N61JQ laptop random freeze, no bsod, heat related [duplicate]

I've had (and abused) for over 4 years: sandy gigs, pretty harsh drops, 2 failing hard drives, and it still runs fine EXCEPT for random freezing, no bsod; only way to get it moving is to keep the ...
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PC enters a state where it's “sleeping” but cannot wake up

Sometimes, I come back to my computer to see it look like it's sleeping, but I'm unable to wake it up (either with the keyboard/mouse or with the power button). The power light on the front of my ...
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Chrome Browser freezes on undocking

I'm running Chrome 38 on Windows 7 Pro on a Lenovo Thinkpad W530. Chrome seems stable most of the time, but whenever I undock or dock from my docking station, I run the risk that Chrome will become ...
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SMART results shows serious disk problems?

I have bought a new computer 2 months ago. Computer performance has continuously gone down until a point that Windows7 freezes a lot with the light that indicates the disk usage fixed and turned on. I ...
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Thinkpad L520 randomly freezes

My Lenovo Thinkpad L520 keeps randomly freezing. It totally locks up so that even STRG+ALT+DELETE does not help and there is no bluescreen. The only thing left is the fixed screen and only hard ...
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HP windows 7 constant freezing/lag [duplicate]

Hey guys first post here I'm here because I'm running windows 7 on an HP Pavilion m6 laptop, and for the past several months I have been experience constant lag/freezing that almost always results in ...
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OS X Mavericks (10.9.5) - Login Screen Freezes

I'm running OS X Mavericks (10.9.5) on a 2011 Macbook (white). These days the login screen will freeze on me whenever I use it to lock the machine; the only recourse when that happens is to reboot. ...
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Windows 8 Freezing in bootcamp

I am running windows 8.1 in bootcamp on an iMAC. It worked fine for a few days, but now it freezes no matter what is running. Visual Studio freezes after 10 - 15 lines of code, IE freezes after one ...
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Access freezes before I can change data source

I have an .adp file that connects to MSSQL Data Source A, on Intranet #1. I copy the .adp to Intranet #2, including moving the .mdb to MSSQL Data Source B. I try to open the .adp to change the Data ...
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Laptop freezing randomly, but only in my office room

I have Asus Laptop, running Windows 7 x64. Laptop work just fine, no malware, no other problems, except that battery is dead (battery still inside, laptop always plugged in AC). Everywhere I go, to ...
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How to rescue a dead Eeepc

I have a neighbour's Eeepc 901 that seems dead. It has been temperamental for days. It would start Windows XP and seem ok only to freeze with a black screen after some hours. In this state the ...
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Mouse freezes if keyboard is used

I just setup a new Windows 7 computer and if I use the keyboard, especially the Ctrl/Alt/Shift keys, the mouse freezes. The keyboard is fine (as a matter of fact, my mouse is frozen as I write ...
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Google Chrome tabs freeze and turn white when I try drag them into a separate window

Google Chrome tabs freeze and turn white when I try drag them into a separate window. I have to press Ctrl+Alt+Delete to unfreeze Chrome. I have tried re-installing, it still breaks. I am running ...
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How to diagnose short freezes/apnea on my Mac

I'm using a late-2011 MacBookPro running OSX 10.9.5. For the last couple of days, I'm experiencing short periods (1-2 seconds) of unresponsiveness where everything freezes, including display, mouse ...
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Video driver (I think) causes computer to freeze up, then continue

Laptop: Dell Studio XPS1340; Intel Core 2 Duo P8600 @2.4GHz; 8GB RAM; Intel 120GB SSD SC2BW120A4 GPU: (stock) NVIDIA GeForce 9400M G, Driver Version 340.52 (up-to-date) [more info avail if needed] ...
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Computer freezes, but works if I run memory diagnostic tool

TL;DR: My computer freezes randomly, but if I run Windows memory diagnostic, the computer works fine when it boots, even though the diagnostic tool reports no errors found...is it my RAM or is it the ...
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Hitting breakpoints in debuggers locks up my PC for 5 seconds

I'm having a huge problem with OllyDbg 1 and 2, IDA and the CheatEngine debugger, which renders my machine useless for debugging tasks. Whenever I have such a debugger attached to a game and a ...
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Computer freezes at starting windows screen

Okay so in May I went to turn my computer on and it went to the starting windows and stayed there for 5 minutes, which I found weird. I quickly shut it off then turned it back on, I waited 10 minutes ...
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HP 2013 UltraSlim Docking Station Crashes\Freezes HP Elitebook 840 G1

We have a user that when they disconnect HP Elitebook 840 G1 from the docking station the system then crashes\freezes no BSOD but they always nearly always require a restart. The devices are ...
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Infrequent Soft-Freezes ingame; have to Ctrl-Alt-Del out

Ever since getting my new computer, it's had this problem: Around every month or so, when playing games, it will just randomly lock-up. The freeze is purely process-based, as far as I can tell. ...
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Video hitching and a loud buzz from speakers

My computer has recently started having issues where when I am watching a movie on Netflix or playing a video game the visuals with hitch and freeze or lag for a split second. This is accompanied by ...
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Windows 7 unpredictably hard-locks

Exact description of the problem Basically what will happen is the computer locks up, completely, and the only way to pull out of it is to physically reset it using the power button. The computer ...
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Windows 7 crashes and freezes randomly

First of all, thanks for your time! My problem is that PC freezing or craches randomly. Sometimes crashes with BSOD, sometimes PC just reboots. For notice, simple reboots are more frequent than BSOD ...
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Laptop screen freezes (green lines) or startup issue

I'm trying to boot my laptop and small horizontal green lines appear just after the HP logo disappears and then the keyboard doesn't seem to work but I assume the laptop screen is frozen. Here is an ...
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comp freeze, manual restart required. PC ( windows )

Well Comp is a coller master 3 fans. 1 for my asus motherboard 1 for my GPU ( Navida Geforce gt610 :/ need a better one). 5 gb ram is total out of which 4 is useable. ( 1 ram of 4gb and 1gb from ...
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cifs mount locks processes after period of inactivity

I am successfully mounting our windows share on my ubuntu box (kubuntu in this case). However, after a period of inactivity any process that tries to access it will hang/lock up. It should be noted I ...
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Computer Freeze during Game Update/Installation

I am currently having an extreme strange problem on my computer. My Computer is having full freezes. So no freezes where I still can move the mouse, no freezes where everything is blocked. And when I ...
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lost profile access to 3 separate computers the same day. computers just lock up

I have three dell computers with Windows 7 professional on the Server using Windows Server 2003. On 9/11 those three computers which were installed on the system in my office all froze up. When you ...
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VIM Crashes/Freezes on specific files Mac OSX Mavericks

I've recently switched over to using VIM and use a friends .vimrc that works well for him https://github.com/dtothefp/dotfilesv2/blob/master/vim/vimrc.symlink I first installed vim through Homebrew ...
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Webcam freezes when there is no movement

This is an SJ4000 camera which basically is a copy of the GoPro Hero something. Hero 3 maybe. Anyway, I am using the camera as a webcam for my PC and the cam is acting very weird because if you are ...
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Chrome hanging up computer (OSX)

In last month I'm having big problems with Chrome on my Mac (Mavericks 10.9.4)... after some time (a day, sometimes a few hours), I get hangs and I barely manage to launch a system Force Quit ...
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Thinkpad Synaptics Trackpoint: Scrolling suddenly freezes with difficulty to resume

I've used several Thinkpad models (IBM and Lenovo) with the same problem. From time to time vertical scrolling with the Trackpoint stops working. I have to apply a huge amount of pressure to the ...
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Windows 7 PC freezes every morning after RDP sessions the previous night

I have a PC that I sometimes remote into during the night via VPN. I have noticed lately that every time after I RDP to it, I find it frozen the next morning. I can disconnect and reconnect without ...
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Dreamweaver hangs when opening or viewing a file

I've scoured the internet for a solution to this but I can't figure it out and no fixes seem to work. I have a basic .html file attached to a Dreamweaver site, along with some .js, .css and image ...
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Computer hard freezes randomly - possible hardware issue

Symptoms: When the computer is running, it randomly freezes and requires an hard reset. This happens both when using intensive applications (games, compiling) or just browsing the web. The freezing ...
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memory usage at 100%, more than 10gb

I currently have some problems with my PC (Win7 x64). Every so often, my PC totaly freezes for some seconds / minutes and then sloly comes back to life. I've noticed the RAM usage could be the ...