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 “Setup is starting” freezes

I have HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook PC ,it came with 2 drives, C & Recovery. I re-partitioned the hard using a windows 7 bootable dvd, I deleted the 2 drives, and then created a C and another one, ...
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Harddrive stopping for a minute from time to time

I have a weird problem with harddrive on Windows 8.1 machine. Harddrive from time to time just stops all the operations - system does not freeze unless it needs to load some data from HDD for which ...
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Modify Windows 7 for unsupported motherboard BIOS

I have a board that supports only XP and Server 2003. It has been EOLed, so the manufacturer has not, and will not, update the BIOS for Vista and above. W7 has the Serverworks HT1000 chipset driver ...
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Windows 7 guest on Virtualbox freezes and only works when mouse moves

I am having a problem on my Virtualbox 4.3 instalation (Windows 7 guest and Debian Wheezy as host, my machine is a HP Desktop with dual monitors and a SSD, dunno if it helps) And the issue occurs, ...
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Arch Linux Live CD Fails to boot on Dell PowerEdge

one of my friends is trying to run a Minecraft server off of his old Dell PowerEdge server and wanted to get rid of Windows Server 2003 in favor of Arch Linux. After he burned a CD he was able to get ...
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How to create a Win7 read-only boot drive?

Long story short - I have Win7 installed on SSD which is my primary boot disk C: drive. I have another 2TB SATA IDE HDD as the D: drive which stores most of my programs and all my data. So far so ...
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DELL running Windows 7 loads to desktop and then

My moms Dell computer loads up to the desktop and then freezes as if it doesn't have enough RAM to process any commands. it doesn't blue screen at all and I don't see any memory leakage going on but ...
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Windows 7 PC freezes randomly (games, Internet, Skype)

I bought a custom PC recently and I'm facing this problem since then. The RAM which they provided gave BSODs. I replaced it with a new RAM module. The weird thing is that now there are no more BSODs ...
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KMPlayer is freezing

I use KMPlayer often since it provides good sound quality. I always use it in full-screen mode. The problem is it hangs whenever I try to forward/backward it by 5/30 sec. It also hangs for whatever ...
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Possible CHKDSK hang - safe to shutdown?

I scheduled a CHKDSK on a failing HDD and it seems to have hung in the process of "verifying free clusters" (it's been stuck at a certain cluster for hours). The disk indicator light has ceased ...
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System frequently hangs/freezes with all processes in D state

When I am browsing the web with chromium (with lots of tabs/images/etc.) or running virtual machines with kvm, occasionally (at least a few times a day) my system will suddenly become unresponsive for ...
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Actiontec MI424WR Gateway from Verizon - Frequent Hangs

I'm trying to understand the source of an event that is causing my Verizon provided Actiontec MI424WR gateway to hang. With the understanding, I would like to takes steps to ensure it does not happen ...
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Hard drive locks up randomly during/after lots of I/O

Almost every time I do tasks with large amounts of writing/reading the disk such as torrents or video capture with sustained 20MB/s write for several hours at a time, my HDD will randomly 'lock up'. ...
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Windows 7 video freezes, Chrome reading data from disk at four byte chunks

When I watch videos with my Chrome browser (on Windows 7 Acer laptop), sometimes the video playback freezes and audio goes into "super slow motion" stuttering/buzzing mode and then go silent. This can ...
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How to log events in freeze time?

My computer freeze randomly on win7-32bit and I'm sure about this is a hardware issue. I can't find any solve for this problem. So I decided to find problem by myself. Now I'm trying to find something ...
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How do I know if bash terminal hangs or if a process is just taking a while?

I was in the same place as this guy where I thought a process had caused bash to hang, but instead it was just taking a while. I ran gem install berkshelf, and fortunately, the process showed up on ...
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Everything freezes midway Installing MT4 on Win7 (32 bit) OS?

Downloaded latest file from MetaTrader4 site (set-up file) & with all apps closed activated the set-up file. Get through about 2 of the 6 processes shown to be completed and whole system freezes? ...
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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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My Notepad is not responding when trying to save

A few hours ago I was doing a research work when I finally decided to save the data in Notepad and call it a day, it isn't responding. When I press File > Save, the "Save As" dialog window appeared ...
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Windows 8.1 Dual GPU freezing

I'm almost killing myself here trying to make this computer work with two GPUs. It works fine using one GPU; all drivers are up to date. After inserting the second GPU, about two minutes after ...
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Rsyslog hangs processes

I have a quite odd problem. At random times my dovecot daemon dies and I cannot receive/send emails while the host is still up. When trying to SSH into the server to see what happened, I discover that ...
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Possible power supply surge problems: may it end in UI problems?

I'm experiencing some strange situation and I can't figure out what's happening at all. Recently I bought a Core i5 4670 + ASUS Z87-K + Thermaltake Lite Power 600W power supply. Whenever I close the ...
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Download Freezing from a Certain Location (possibly related to a crash)

TLDR; After a windows "hard" crash, I cannot download a file from Google's server with a certain computer (other computers on the same network download the file just fine). I have Windows 7 with 4G ...
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Laptop Wifi freezing router

I have a laptop that I just purchased used. It came with just windows 7 and NONE of the laptop specific drivers. I was unable to connect to the internet to get the drivers, so I downloaded them from ...
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Hard drive corrupts when in use and appears as RAW after reboot

At the moment all of my steamapps folder is on a separate drive connected via a symbolic link. Last week while in game the program crashed and would not quit, even after terminating from the Task ...
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Misterious freeze on odroid-u2 running debian

Unfortunately I have had problems in the last month with my ODROID-U2. This is a mini computer from hardkernel that boats on a SD-card. My problem is, after a certain time my mini-computer stops, it ...
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Fresh Windows 7/8 installs Freeze, Ubuntu 13.10 works fine

I ran into a problem last week and my computer (Asus G73Jh A-1 ) ended up in a Startup Repair Infinite Loop. Unsure of the cause, I decided to troubleshoot with Ubuntu Live disk. Thankfully, I was ...
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P35/Core2 PC freezing on idle

So i put together an older PC, for Photoshop usage and stuff. And the PC tends to freeze on idle. Here are the stats: ASUS P5K Mainboard, rev.1 (P35 chipset) CPU Core2 E6750 RAM 3 sticks of Corsair ...
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System intermittently freezes and doesn't show any errors

About 1 month ago, my 2 year old laptop (Lenovo z570) has decided that it doesn't want to be perfect any more. It will decide to freeze suddenly (no inputs, and if sound is playing, the last sound ...
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How to open tty or execute some script when the shortcut Ctrl+Alt+F[1-6] doesn't work and X11 is partially frozen but system is still working?

I'm using Ubuntu 10.10 with Gnome on Acer Aspire One netbook. The X11 or just some parts of Gnome like panels and partially windows (details described below) are frozen which doesn't allow to do ...
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Computer froze when I punched the desk

I don't really have a habit of punching things and I've only really had this issue one time about a week ago, but I'd just like to see if there's a clear reason why this could have happened. A few ...
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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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Windows in Gnome on Ubuntu 10.10 are frozen. What can I do?

I used to see the link below and I think it would be helpful but the problem is I can't run any of TTY. How to I restart a frozen screen in Ubuntu without losing any open windows? I'm trying to do ...
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Why does the mouse still work when the system hangs?

This is not a problem exactly, but interesting. When windows pc hangs for any reason e.g. WinExplorer crash, internal crash or HDD fault, most of the time everything stopped working except mouse. we ...
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Software/Ways to help computer run at optimal speed? [closed]

I have gathered a lot of information already on many different issues-- mainly through websites like these where people seek answers regarding troubleshooting with computers/components. So I figured ...
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How to diagnose hanging/freezing?

I have gathered a lot of information already on many different issues-- mainly through websites like these where people seek answers regarding troubleshooting with computers/components. So I figured ...
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fresh install of windows 7 sp1, original dvd, hang on starting windows, before logo animation

new build; asus z87-a intel i5-4670K intel ssd 180g 530 western digital black 2t LG CH12NS3012X BD-ROM msi geforce 760 antec high current gamer 750W Kingston KHX1600C9D3B1K2/8GX 8GB Kit Noctua NH-D14 ...
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Stop Windows 8 from closing unresponsive programs automatically

This is extremely annoying, especially my laptop is so messed up that whenever it boots to the Start, the Disk Activity just couldn't stop until 10 minutes plus later. When I launch a program (I can't ...
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Computer micro-freezing then hanging up when playing some games

I have had this problem for years: When I play some video games, my computer starts to freeze for very short time periods including the following: the audio output stutters the video output freezes ...
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computer freezing randomly [closed]

Hi I have a computer under windows 7 32 bit and I randomly encounter freezing : the pointer does not move anymore, nothing happens and the light indicating that the RAM is being used is off. I have ...
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Is there any way to check the Disk I/O that happens after startup and the duration for each task?

I am trying to troubleshoot a hard freeze of my computer (Windows 7) after startup. After 3-4 seconds after the user login screen, the OS freezes: Pressing the Windows button at the keyboard doesn't ...
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Two Wireless Routers - network hangs once in a while

I've setup two wireless routers at my place with the same SSID, different channels: Cisco EPC3928AD is 192.168.150.1, cable in, has DHCP server on with client IP range starting at .10. Sitecom X6 N900 ...
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How can I find out why Chrome is freezing my computer?

My system keeps hanging. The image shown below shows Chrome process 5660 as active while my disk utilization is peaked. During this time my computer seems to freeze. I can't open a new tab, can't use ...
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Windows 8 Freezes At 100% Disk Usage [duplicate]

I've read that a lot of people are having this problem, but nothing I try works. Disk usage will remain low until I launch a program like Skype. When I do, it will say that Skype uses around 1 ...
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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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PPTP VPN freezes

My pptp VPN freezes every couple of hours. The connection itself is not aborted, but I can't use the internet. I can still see RX packets goes up, but not the TX packets ppp0 Link ...
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cygwin sshd.exe & service randomly hang after a few days

I have cygwin and sshd installed, latest versions as of last month, on a Win7 Pro 64-bit box. I can ssh in from a Linux box no trouble. (It's identical to a setup I have on a Windows 2003 Server box ...
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New Macbook Pro Retina Spinning Wheel Then Complete Freeze

I checked the console and this message was repeating before crashing, although I am not certain it caused either the spinning wheel or the freeze. 12/11/13 8:45:56.106 PM ...
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Investigating causes for slow/freezing computer

I'm investigating the causes for my 2-year-old Samsung laptop running slow and sometimes hanging under very slow stress. I have some friends which had the exact same model as mine and had to send ...
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Along the same lines

I'm running Windows 7 and I'm having the same issues (freezing up after sleep mode). However, it doesn't freeze up immediately sometimes, and the display on my screen has lines through it, and I found ...