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USD: unexpected, unexplained SLOW-DOWN

Sometimes, my laptop is providing me with very strange behavior. When i have several (10-20) tabs opened in Opera or Chrome, uTorrent running etc., nothing special, in such casual conditions happens ...
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Windows 7 freezes with high disk activity

I have a Windows 7 computer that I use almost exclusively for streaming video (Hulu in Internet Explorer, or recorded or live broadcast TV with Windows Media Center). Often the computer freezes for a ...
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Ubuntu runs very slow

I have been using Ubuntu 13.10 32-bit for a month. It's working fine, but since two days ago it hangs more than ever, and it sometimes runs very slowly. For example, when a window closes it slowly ...
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Computer freezes on cold boot

I have a problem which started about 3 weeks ago. Each time I boot my computer for the first time of the day, it will freeze around 1 hour after the boot. It happens independently of the OS in use ...
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Firefox: Viewing a specific SVG file turns the system unresponsive

Important: Several SuperUser regulars are currently trying to narrow down the scope and cause of this issue. We are currently seeking willing volunteers to fill out the form here after performing ...
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Diagnosing Random Computer Freezes [duplicate]

I bought a desktop computer a few months back. About 3 months ago it started freezing at random intervals, sometimes as much as 2-3 times per day, other times as little as once per week. The specs are ...
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What to do when machine fails a Prime95 stress test?

In an effort to diagnose the cause of random resets and freezes I have been running a series of stress tests on my two year old computer. Thus far the machine has passed nine hours of the Prime95 ...
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Kernel Event ID 41. My system keeps shutting off during games

here's hoping you guys can help me. This is a homebuilt system I put together myself. This is the build (I got a 7870 instead of a 7850, though): http://pcpartpicker.com/p/eZgE This error has ...
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How to find what is causing Windows 7 Desktop pause

Windows 7 64 bit. Been in use approx 2 years since last rebuild. Recently, system is misbehaving. Specifically, on bootup, I get the login screen. I login, I get my desktop wallpapers (2 ...
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Dell XPS randomly freezes – Mouse, keyboard and USB ports lose power until reboot

I have a Dell XPS 4435MT desktop. It randomly freezes – and it happens shortly after startup, mostly less than 10 minutes. When it freezes, mouse and keyboard have no power anymore. The USB ports on ...
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Linux Minux 12 Freezes (Gnome 2) - How to go about finding and fixing cause?

This freezing issue has been reported by others over the past few months but no clear answer has been provided. Some have attributed it to Banshee or other music players but this is incorrect since I ...
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Intermittent freeze of Windows 7 SP1 x64 since last week

It's a self build Core2Duo 8 GB workstation used as a 24/7/365 server, started in 2007. Installed Windows 7 on February 2010, running flawless till last week. Nothing specials happened / installed ...
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Diagnosing computer freezes

Background: New system build, new components, Windows 7. Detail build below. Symptoms: Complete system freeze/lock - no mouse movement, no keyboard lights, everything on-screen freezes - no ...
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PC freezes after repeated clicking noises

I have an oldish PC (Athlon XP 2200, WinXP). Every time I switch it on, I hear a loud "click" first of all, and when it is shut down, again a click is the last sound I hear. Lately it started to ...
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How do I troubleshoot hardware issues related to a computer freeze/crash?

What are some common guidelines and issues related to hardware being the issue of a computer crash? What should I look for and how do I troubleshoot these problems? What are some tools that are ...
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How do I troubleshoot computer dumps?

Once I have a dump of a computer crash/freeze, what are some tools and steps to take in order to troubleshoot crash based off of the dump itself? I am looking for tools to isolate what processes or ...
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Windows 7 (64 bit) random crashes and lockups. Please help me troubleshoot the problem

The machine has been randomly freezing and crashing recently. It is a recently new build PC. Freezing The machine would lock up when left for a period of time and then take a long time to respond to ...
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DVD Drive Failing on Windows 7

I have Windows 7 x64 running on an ASUS M50VM. The DVD drive works completely unreliably if not at all. When I first got the machine it came with Windows XP and I upgraded it to Windows Vista X64 ...
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Windows 7 reboot and freezing, possible power problems?

My Gateway LX Series desktop is about 6-8 months old. When I bought it, it had Windows Vista. I then put the RC version of Windows 7 on it. About 3 months after I bought it, it would randomly start to ...
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Windows 7 Explorer Not Responding

Upgraded from Vista to Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit 2 GB RAM Dell Inspiron 6400 Microsoft Security Essentials Threatfire Super Anti-spyware Almost every time I open Windows Explorer or my ...
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Why is my PC freezing in 3D games?

This is the follow-up for this thread. Since I wrote it I've done several testing but so far cannot get my computer to run 3D apps correctly. First let me quickly remind you the problem: my machine ...
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Visual Studio crashes my laptop

I bought a Compaq cq40 330tu laptop a month ago. Its configuration is: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.0 GHz 2GB DDR2 RAM 160GB hard disk I installed Microsoft Visual Studio a week ago. When I try to open an ...
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How to diagnose why PC is freezing in 3D Application?

Recently I'm having some problems with my PC. I I'm running applications that depends on 3D graphics card it freezes after some time or throws a blue screen (mostly it just freezes). It's hard to tell ...
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Vista freezes when idle. How to find a source of the problem?

I'm using Dell xps 1530 laptop and everything worked fine until last week. Compleatly out of the blue Vista started to freeze. But it doesn't freeze while it's used but only if it's idle. Really ...
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How to root cause a complete Windows Vista lock up

I have a fairly strange lock up problem with a Windows Vista Business installation. When I run a specific application, and only that application, the system freezes completely. I'm looking for advice ...
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Hang while streaming to my Playstation 3 using Nero

I use Nero to stream media to my PS3 from 2 main computers. Occasionally it will hang when the host computer is in sleep/hibernate. It resumes fine if you manually wake up the computer. Any ...
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PC reboots regularly

Windows XP RAID 5 drives Intel Dual Core processor 2 GB Ram I am running a processor temperature monitor. It does not appear to be overheating. I do not have virus. The PC freezes and reboots. I do ...