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 7 stuck on shutting down

I have a toshiba laptop with windows 7 home edition. Over the past 2 or 3 weeks, the process of windows shutting down has become slower and slower. A couple of days ago, it stopped altogether. ...
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In Process Explorer is it possible change scaling of activity graph the be able to further analyse graph?

Is there any way to zoom in, in the System Internals Process Explorer graph? Background I'm trying to work out why my PC freezes/locks up for about a second (the pointer does not move) every so ...
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Certain games cause screen to freeze and go black for a second

On occasions when playing certain video games (through steam) the screen will freeze briefly, turn black and then recover and resume gameplay as normal, not even 2 minutes into gameplay. I run ...
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Google searches hang Firefox and require me to stop a script

Recently, I've been noticing a problem. Whenever I try and search with Google, it hangs Firefox for a few seconds, and then Firefox starts responding again, usually with a window asking me to stop a ...
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My PC freezes during network related stuff [closed]

My PC freezes in certain occasions which almost always have something to do with network. For example when connecting to a VPN or DSL or when Kerio client connects to server. Whats wrong? PC specs: ...
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Firefox uses up to 2 Gb memory, crawls, sometimes with gstatic.com in status bar`

First, is it normal for Firefox 29.0.1 to use that much memory, even with only a few tabs open and only 6 or 7 add-ons? (I've used these add-ons before with no such problem) Also, I have more often ...
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Windows 8 stuck at start up due to infinite update

I've bought Windows 8 little less then a year ago and now it seems to be stuck. My computer starts up, I see the Windows logo, then I get this blue update screen that simply will not go away. All ...
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DIagnosing another Windows 7 Lockup

I'm running Windows 7 on a fairly modern machine (8GB ram, AMD FX-6100, GTX 560ti) and I notice that periodically Windows seems to just hang for a little while. This occurs frequently after a cold ...
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Perf samples too long, lowering kernel.perf_event_max_sample rate to

My machine freezes from time to time and I can get it working back by pressing the space key. I have this problem since two weeks now, but it was just once per day max. Now it's starting to be many ...
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Sleep Freezes Laptop

My laptop freezes when it automatically goes to sleep (or hibernate) due to Control Panel's Power Options settings. I can not get the laptop to wakeup by pressing any keys including Control + Alt + ...
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Chrome occasionally causes whole computer to temporarily freeze

Sometimes when opening a tab with chrome, my computer will freeze momentarily. The audio of the music I'm playing will skip and the mouse stays where it was until it unfreezes. It only lasts under a ...
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Apple “Magic” Trackpad freezes within one minute in Fedora 20/KDE. Any ideas?

I suffer similar issues as others have posted here re: the Apple trackpad...this despite having installed the synaptics trackpad driver from the Fedora 20 repos. Two finger vertical scroll only ...
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After 30 min in Windows-8.1 Pro the computer automaticaly powers down

I have a problem with Windows-8.1 Pro: it automatically powers down after 30 min. At 25 min it freezes up then powers down. I run a dual boot system with Windows 7. It doesn't happen in Windows 7. ...
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Windows 8 laptop black screen crash/freeze

This is my first post on this StackExchange - I started from StackOverflow and thought this could be a good place to ask a question for a different kind of a problem. I own an XMG P501 laptop - I ...
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Computer Freezes but no Idea why

I have a 2 year old desktop, with x86 32-bit processor, and came originally installed with Windows 7. I since installed Ubuntu 12.4 and now run both dual booted. Running in either OS, my screen ...
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Notebook boot freezes into “white” screen after graphics driver update

Today I have updated my graphics card driver. Now my notebook always freezes and stucks in a black screen that becomes white after a while (white lines, artifacts, etc.). My OS is Kubuntu 13.04 and my ...
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laptop freezing and rebooting unexpectedly

I'm using hp pavilion g 7 notebook PC.product number: (D 0 M 2 5 U A#BA) it freezes when am playing anything with sound like movie or music.sometimes it freezes when there's no sound playing too.i ...
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Process Explorer Freezes System

I am running Process Explorer version 16.02 on Windows 7 64-bit Service Pack 1 logged into a domain. The laptop is a Dell Latitude E6430 and is docked. Process Explorer runs as an administrator and ...
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My PC is slow after moving Windows 7 profile to SD card [closed]

So I just moved my entire User profile to an 8gd SD card to avoid unnecessary hits on my HDD (my previous HDD died out of spindle failure , so this was a safe than a sorry step) Now , entire Cache, ...
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Microsoft Excel and Omnis hang sometimes when connected to domain

This is a very bizarre problem a customer is having. When his laptop (Windows 7 Pro) is connected to the domain, the chance exists that Microsoft Excel, Omnis, and maybe some other applications will ...
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Playing HD videos makes the system lag or freeze

When I play YouTube videos with a resolution higher than 360p, the system starts to lag/freeze. My CPU usage reaches almost 100%. It only happens when I watch a high resolution video on YouTube or ...
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How do I disable new device detection in Windows 98? System freezes when installing ACPI Battery

So, I have Preperad an external USB HDD in VMWare with Windows 98 SE on it and unofficial Service Pack 1 and 2 installed. It works fine in the machine (windows 98 SE boots nice FROM USB! wow, in the ...
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Guest OS stops responding to Mouse buttons and keyboard out of the blue vmware workstation

I am running Guest OS Ubuntu 12_04 on VMware Workstation 8.0.4 on Windows 7 Host. I have been logged on for 4.5 hours doing some sort of heavy but not so heavy computation. All of the sudden, I ...
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Computer Lock ups After new Mobo and HDD

I installed a new mobo and HDD last night. Before I did it I went into system32 and did this driver reset thing which I think generalized all drivers or something, can't remember exactly. Replaced the ...
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Thunderbird keeps freezing

Every time I do something in Thunderbird it freezes and says "Not Responding" from anywhere between 10 seconds to a full minute. When I say something I mean: moving a message, opening a message, ...
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How to intentionally freeze my screen?

I'm looking for a workaround to stop elements from blinking in an in-browser presentation that I have to watch. I can't just disable scripts without breaking the whole thing. I've given those ...
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Data Validation arrow hidden from freeze panes?

I've been searching with no luck about my issue of the data validation drop-down arrow being hidden by freeze panes. I have read multiple forum posts about Excel 97 having this as a bug, but fixed in ...
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Regaining access to Windows XP session

Shortly after trying to run a for /f command against a rather large group of directories/sub-directories, on a XP session that had been running for upwards of a month, my RDP session became slow to ...
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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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Plugging the usb device makes PC go crazy

When I plug in the usb flash drive, Windows 8.1 won't recognize it. Then when I plug out the mouse (so that I can plug in the flash drive instead), this happens: the usb drive is still not ...
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Fresh install of Windows will not reboot, it freezes instead. Suspending will trash the install

I just installed Windows 7 Enterprise (no sp, v6.1.7600) to an Acer Aspire 5560. This problem is 100% reproducible on all 7 of the Acer 5560's I've tried it on. The installer froze instead of ...
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Windows 8.1 Pro freezing after sign-in

I was playing a PC game called The Sims 3. It started crashing on runtime. Eventually I kept trying to restart my PC and run it again, but nothing seemed to work. The game kept rebooting my PC on a ...
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Reboot on hardware freeze

OS: Ubuntu Desktop 12.04 How can I make sure that even if the kernel has a very low level, massive failure, the system will reboot? Or if that is impossible, what is the best freeze to reboot ...
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Automator in Mavericks freezes when creating or opening a Folder Action

Short version: On an older Mac, Automator hangs when trying to create a Folder Action. I have an older Mac being used as a media server. It is a Core 2 Duo iMac with 3 GB of memory, running ...
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Eclipse (Kepler) periodically stops responding for some seconds

Platform I'm using Eclipse Kepler 4.3.2 (.M20140221-1700) on 64-bit Windows 7 Professional running on a Dell E6500 with 8GB RAM. Java VM is 1.7_u51. Java Auto Update is active as well as Windows ...
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How to debug freezing Xorg?

At the very beginning, I am aware that I can provide very little info on my problem (and actually I'm ashamed about it). Thus, although I'd like to fix it, I'm asking first on how to get to the root ...
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Windows 7 freezes while watching videos with uTorrent opened

I having a problem with my new computer. And I think it's related with my graphic card. I have a Nvidia MSI 770 OC TF, with MSI motherboard. It works fine, and run games like Assassin's Creed 4 to ...
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Frequent BSOD on Windows 7 machine. Error attached

This randomly happens everyday. Sometimes while browsing the web. Sometimes in excel. Sometimes in sublime. Sometimes in my CMD prompt. Here's what happens in order: Screen/cursor will freeze. If ...
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Hp laptop freezes when power plugged in

I am using HP-8510p Laptop my problem is when I plugged in my charger it stop working and all the things got freezes. I have changed following settings but no result: Removed the battery and pressed ...
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Windows XP x64 hangs at welcome screen

The problem is that when I boot on Windows XP (x64), which worked very great for a great amount of time, the mouse pointer and the welcome screen appears but then after waiting hour or so nothing ...
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Hard drive caches too fast?

i got a problem with my hard drives, I think ;) Well I realized that flash videos and games are stucking/freezing for a short time. When I googled that problem I found a script changing some ...
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Laptop, 1 SSD in main drive, 1 HDD in drive caddy, laptop freezing for several seconds

I have an asus N56V, i have recently added an SSD to speed up the boot time and application launches. I did move my HDD to a Drive caddy and took the dvd out. However recently i have problems with ...
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Sansa Clip Zip freezes when “Refreshing media” from an SD card

My Sansa Clip Zip exhibits a rather well-known issue where it freezes when "Refreshing media" from an SD card. Unfortunately I seem unable to find a way around it. To make sure that nothing goes ...
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linux centOs 6.3 GUI freezes with “tpm_tis error”

All of a sudden(1 yr after install), My CentOS 6.3 has frozen after getting into GUI mode. Just after the GRUB boot manager switched to run the OS, I saw the error message "tpm_tis 00:00: ...
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Pointer and keyboard conflict during gaming

When I play Halo on my Dell laptop (standard configuration, Windows 7.0), I cannot use my pointer (to look) and press a key (to move around) at the same time....how can I fix this??
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Unable to access WD external drive

Basically the HDD started acting weird (couldnt access files on it) and event viewer was flooded with "bad block" reports. Now the HDD cant be accessed at all. It shows up in windows explorer when ...
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How do I trace computer freeze

I have been trying to find the cause of a computer freezing issue for the past few days. My computer freezes completely, and doesn't come out of it no matter how long I wait. I have run many hardware ...
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Window Vista Taskbar Always Freezes

I have a Windows Vista (yeah, I know ugh) laptop. After start up the taskbar always freezes. The work around is go to Start Task Manager, Processes tab, select "explorer.exe," and click End Process. ...
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Plugging in USB device causes electrical sound and system freeze

When I try to connect some device to my computer's USB ports, a strange sound comes (electric sound) and my PC suddenly freezes. It doesn't happens all the time, but randomly I think. Motherboard: ...
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Creative X-Fi Titanium Started to Freeze Operating System

Firstly my computer specs are : Mainboard : Asus P8z68-V (Latest Bios) Cpu : İ7 2600k @ 4.7Ghz Ram : 16gb Kingston 2200Mhz ~1.6V Gpu : 2x Asus 7970 @ stock Ssd : Kingston 128 GB HDD : 2tb Western ...