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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File Explorer Crashing With Storage Drive

Over the last few days for absolutely no rhyme or reason, when I plug in my external storage and try to load the contents my file explorer (W8) takes AGES to even open a folder them freezes/crashes. ...
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Windows 7 frozen after opening the first web URL on StackExchange

This scenario: reboot do anything I want, including using Firefox open first URL on SE by any means (shortcut, link, history). When the first StackExchange HTML page is opened using Firefox: FF ...
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Can't boot neither from hard drive, nor from flash drive after system update (stuck on NVDAStartup: Official)

I tried to update my System to El Capitan. After the required reboot, my Mac won't boot. It boots till the middle of the loading bar and then it stops. As there is no important data on it, I created ...
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Particular software ENVI hangs 1 out of 4 times when it tries to bring up open/save file dialog

As far as I can see, other programs are working fine with file dialog. But this expensive image software ENVI hangs forever one out of four times when it tries to bring up open/save dialog. I know I ...
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Windows 10 freezes reproducible

I have my Setup since a good year now, everything run stable( prime95 stress test 24H). i5-750 @4GHz GA-H55M-UD2H ASUS GTX670 DirectCu2 But lately its occasionally freezes. The monitor just ...
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Frozen Windows 7 Login Screen (freezes after correct credentials)

Here is the scenario. I turn on the laptop, it loads, the login screen comes up. I enter the correct credentials and it says "Welcome" and the cursor turns into the loading symbol. However, shortly ...
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Mouse freezes briefly after being recognised

I am using an ATEN US224 USB switch to control my Windows and Linux PCs at work, in an attempt to reduce keyboard/mouse clutter on my desk. For security reasons the two PCs operate on separate ...
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Recovering data from a corrupted external 1 TB hard drive [duplicate]

I have a corrupted external hard drive that I am trying whatever I can try myself to see if I can recover any data from. When hooking up the external drive to my machine via a SATA/IDE converter, I ...
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FTP upload/download freezing and generally slow

I've got 100 mbps and can download from Steam with about 8-12 MB/s. Also I have an upload speed of 4-5 MB/s but those speeds are never actually used while doing something using FTP. The maximum ...
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Windows 10 freezes after having contact with linux

Thread title might be funny but in reality it's a nightmare. I've already read that one which seems to be similar to my problem. OP out there stumbled upon freezing while having two drives connected ...
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Using keyboard causes every program to freeze

I have an odd issue. Every time I touch the keyboard, whichever program that has focus freezes. This wasn't happening earlier today; it only started after I ran Windows Update. My specs: Asus ...
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How do diagnose stuttering performance in games without buying replacement hardware?

I own a reasonably high performance, although a bit outdated (4 years), computer and have been, for some time, experiencing bad performance and about 1 second freezes on all of the games I play. I ...
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Windows 10 stuck on boot

Today when i started my computer it got stuck on the windows 10 boot logo. The dotted circle stopped spinning after a few times and freezed. I to shut it down using the power button and when i started ...
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Windows 10 temporarily freezes (sometimes) when waking up from sleep

I am using a Lenovo L440 with Windows 10 (installed from scratch, so no weird upgrading effects possible). When I wake up the computer from sleep mode it often (but not always) freezes for some time (...
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Why does YouTube fullscreen freeze my Ubuntu desktop?

Sometimes when I enlarge a video to full screen, the entire system freezes. It continues to play audio with the first frame of the video displayed on the screen, but the desktop is stuck and the ...
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Windows 7 freezes when all DIMMs are full

I have an old Dell Dimension C521 (0HY175 mobo) which I've upgraded as a budget family PC (homework/bit of gaming on older games etc - I already have a couple of consoles for later games and I have an ...
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Slow laptop loading

A few days ago my laptop started to slow loading. It has Lubuntu installed. Further more when it goes to sleep it can not be returned and I can see only black screen. Sympthoms: slow loading, when ...
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Hangs waiting for URL / cache in Chrome

I found that Chrome is hangs on browsing. On hang some URL is reported "waiting" in Chrome status bar: URL is random, and messages are also different Sometimes it is Waiting for cache Also ...
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W32Time freezes Windows

I have a Windows 10 tablet displaying some measurment data. It runs 24h a day. After some time it totally freezes. I found out that it has to do with the W32Time service. When I connect to the ...
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Chrome freezes on Connecting

I have blocked some advertisment sites. Unfortunately, this caused lags in Chrome opening some pages. Development tools show this: How to interpret?
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Only firefox seems to respond?

I just written a long post on a forum and wanted to return back to work and I have this super strange issue that everything accept my browser is frozen. My taskbar is completely unresponsive I can ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 and 14.04.02 freezing randomly, separate hard drives

I have recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 on a brand new internal drive in an attempt to move away from my old external drive which I previously used to boot into Ubuntu 14.04.02. However, roughly two ...
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Linux very slow and uresponsive - linux swapper process high usage

My laptop with archlinux kde5 is slow and unresposive, to do all task, open chrome or dolphin, etc. and sometimes freezing for 10-30 seconds like if i have a lot cpu usage, i try with different ...
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Questions regarding computer freeze (no BSOD)

My pc (win7 x64) randomly freezes (nothing responds only solution is a hard reboot) usually once a day sometimes it goes for 5 days with no freeze. Steps I've taken so far: Updated all drivers ...
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Firefox with Keyboard Types Random Keys

I am having a serious issue with my computer in which when I type certain letters in Firefox other letters appear. The keys with the problem change and it may be working from 5 minutes and then broken ...
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My mouse freezes for a few seconds then comes back every once in a while

I'm using Windows 10 and a Tecknet M268 mouse! The time varies, but periodically, my mouse disconnects (I know because the Windows sound effect for it plays) then after a few seconds reconnects. This ...
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Notebook won't boot properly and SSD disappeared

I bought a Lenovo ideapad U410 a while ago. It had a 20 GB SSD in addition to the 500 GB HDD. Someday it miraculously stopped booting properly. The Lenovo screen showed up for minutes. And the only ...
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Reaver makes Kali freeze

I'm running Kali 2 and whenever I run the reaver command Reaver -I wlan0mon -b xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx -vv I come back in an a few hours to see that all net activities have frozen. The terminal doesn't ...
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Random computer freezes after installing Visual Studio 2015 Community edition with update 1

Random computer freezes after installing Visual Studio 2015 Community edition with update 1 I've had a lot of problems with my computer after i installed Visual Studio Community edition with update 1....
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Half of system functions freezes

It happened to me more than thrice that suddenly, usually while browsing the Internet (with Firefox), a page freezes in the loading state, without ever finishing loading. No network issue is reported. ...
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SSH client freezes on Windows Powershell when Console Output is UTF-8

I'm using the OpenSSH client provided with msysgit on a Windows 10 machine. I prefer using it because it is configured the same way as non-Windows machines (unlike Putty, for example). Unfortunately ...
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How to force MS word to “cache” a large doc —while opening? (And not after beginning working on it)

I am working with large documents which (probably) requires word to "cache" large amount of data. So it freezes, (high CPU, fan) during few minutes, after few minutes of editing. The freezing probably ...
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Windows 10 keeps freezing, but the CPU and Disk usage drops

Recently, this started happening randomly. Programs would stop responding, but task manager shows abnormally low CPU and Disk activity. Sometimes it unfreezes on its own after about half an hour, but ...
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Computer Misbehaving

1.5 years ago my computer started to losing its performance a lot. At first i thought that a possible virus would be the issue, so i searched everything on my computer to find for a virus, but i ...
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VirtualBox pci passthrough freezes host

I used the following command to add a PCI wi-fi card to a virtualbox guest OS: VBoxManage modifyvm "16.04" --pciattach 0d:00.0@01:05.0 Thw guest OS (Ubuntu 16.04) recognizes the card (I can see it ...
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Windows 7 Installer Freezes

I just purchased a new pc and hdd. I can get into the bios and set the boot order of my devices. When I run my Windows 7 installation disc, the computer reads windows files fine and gets to the ...
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How to diagnose a system that freezes seemingly at random? [duplicate]

I am currently attempting to repair a laptop that experiences total system lock ups at random intervals, with a frequency of every few days. Total lock up here is defined as no response to user input ...
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Having issue where computer keeps freezing, could it be the motherboard?

I recently got some new parts for a computer: Intel i5-6500 CPU Asus H170-Pro Motherboard 2 x 4GB DDR4 RAM Samsung 850EVO 500GB SSD Western Digital 1TB Caviar Blue HDD Windows 10 Pro x64 I put ...
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Mac Pro 1.1 stops responding after a few minutes

If anyone could shed a little light on this, I'd be extremely grateful. I have a 2006 mac pro 1.1 (intel cpu) that consistently stops responding after 4-5 minutes. The mouse still moves but nothing ...
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PC won't work unless rebooted

When I turn on my PC, it starts alright but within a few minutes it starts to work too slowly, not allowing me to do anything, not even opening an Internet browser. Sometimes it even freezes. If I ...
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Computer freezes when virtualbox VM is running and I attempt to start an application

This started happening recently for no clear reason. Whenever I have a virtualbox VM running, and I attempt to start any application (perhaps not any application, but at the very least firefox, chrome,...
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Computer freezing unexpectedly?

I recently upgraded to Windows 10, but this problem started when I had Windows 8. At random times the computer will completely freeze and require a restart. It is a work computer and it is connected ...
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Windows 10 system freezes [ASUS UX31A]

first question on this forum, hopefully someone will be able to help. Laptop: Asus UX31A System: Windows 10 64-bit (upgraded from 8.1), latest updates installed HDD: 256 SSD ADATA Recently I've ...
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Laptop freezes completely and randomly

I have a custom made laptop with these specifications using the Core i7 option and running Windows 10 Pro. When I first bought it, it had a problem that the screen kept flickering which I told Intel ...
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PC is freezing on memory stress

A few days ago my PC started bluescreening or freezing in Windows 10. Since I literally changed nothing (also I can't rule out some automatic driver updates I have missed) I suspected a hardware fault....
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My Nvidia 540m graphics card stopped responding error

I got a problem with my Nvidia 540m 2gb graphics card. Whenever i play any game, (after a while) my laptop freezes and the game exits with a notification that "Nvidia graphics kernel sttoped ...
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Excel 2016 Freezing when entering data into a spreadsheet with multiple formulas

When working in spreadsheets with multiple formulas, if users enter data into a cell then leave the cell, Excel freezes for a few seconds to a couple minutes. The time varies depending on which ...
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All HDD activity randomly freezes for 1 minute once a day on average

Roughly once a day all my hard drives stop reading or writing. All currently active programs still work like they normally should, except when they try to load or save anything. Chrome, for example, ...
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MMC hardware interrupt timeout adjustment on Linux

I have an Asus T100TA running Ubuntu Linux. At a certain point, it freezes, and before that, a lot of messages are sent to the virtual consoles, i.e. like this: [168.828401] mmc0: Timeout waiting for ...
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SSD shuts down while trying to write or read specific data from it

My Crucial M4 64 Gb SSD shuts down while trying to write or read specific data from it. It shuts down if set as system OS (win 7) disk in 3-5 minutes from start. It works fine with reading and writing ...