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 10 freezes and Taskbar icons will not restore display [closed]

Windows 10 when I minimize an app and then work on something else the original app will not restore from the taskbar.Other times the display just freezes and nothing works.The only way to fix this is ...
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Firefox 43: Uploading to Youtube results in DoS behaviour

I've been trying to upload a video to my channel today, only to notice that Firefox starts using 100% CPU time on a single core and then suddenly, I and everyone in my household can't connect to the ...
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Screen freezes up when moving IE

My dual monitors freeze up for about 10-15 seconds when I move IE 11 from one screen to the next. Any advice?
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Applications hanging on random files

I experience application freezes everyday, several times a day, for a few days now, on my Windows 7 system. This system has been stable for 4 years, so something new is happening. The main symptom ...
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SSH/SCP hanging

I have two computers connected through an ssh connection. They are placed few miles away but the Internet connections is quite bad. When I try to exchange a bit more data, the ssh console just hangs. ...
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Adobe Reader keeps freezing when multiple windows are open

I need to have multiple PDF's open at once, and after about 10 minutes Adobe Acrobat Reader freezes. I'm running Windows 8.1 64bit and have the latest version of reader. The computer had been running ...
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Data Recovery form Flash Drive

I would need to know if there is a way how to get data from death flash drive. When I have flash drive pluged in during pc boot it freeze. When I booting without flash drive I get to boot menu, when ...
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How to close one explorer.exe's window instead of ending the whole process

I use MTP to transfer photos from my Android to my PC and then the whole explorer.exe gets stuck in a waiting loop and I can't close that one window except by terminating the process and losing the ...
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Unresponsive file causes Windows Explorer to stop responding

I've run into an issue while trying to play Titan Quest: Immortal Throne (a legit copy, purchased on Steam) on my laptop. It's an HP Pavilion, Intel CORE i3, Windows 7 Home Premium x64, 4 gb RAM, ...
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My laptop is freezing

My laptop is freezing. I have a Gateway NV57H43U i5 2nd generation. Looking for the reason I changed from HDD to SSD, I tested RAM (8GB) with two different app, it is fine, I controlled the cpu heat ...
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Dell inspiron laptop shut off during windows updates - non stop freezing

My laptop had malware so I used windows restore to reset it to factory settings and it got rid of the malware. Upon the next time shutting it off, windows updates said it had around 200 updates to ...
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Computer freezes when playing Battlefield Bad Company 2

When I play Battlefield Bad Company 2 for about 30 minutes, the screen suddenly freezes. I can Alt+Tab out of the game. However, the "window" of the game will always stay in front. I can click ...
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How to kill process (Ubuntu 15.10) when only the mouse barely responds (RAM full, no swap)

I'm running several semi-important computations on my PC running Ubuntu 15.10 (Intel i7 6-core, 16 GB RAM, no swap set up) Not realising that almost all RAM was in use, I opened some tabs in the ...
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Eclipse freezes all the time

I am using eclipse luna and installed pydev plugin in it. It freezes frequently, I need to switch to another file and come back to previous file then it starts working.
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Is this freeze on Windows 10 a hardware issue?

I have experienced a one minute freeze on my up-to-date Windows 10 Education Edition. The question is if it is a hardware or software issue. The notebook is an older HP ProBook 4730s. Comprehensive ...
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Windows 10 freezes randomly

``hey folks! I have been getting these random freezes for a couple of times now where my whole system gets locked up and stays like that for an indefinite amount of time unless I do a hard manual ...
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COM security policy error causing freezes?

One of the PCs in the office was freezing completely for the past month or so.. at random times. Before when it happened and I checked the Event viewer for System errors, I did not find anything. ...
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Is my Lenovo ThinkPad overheating most likely causes Windows 10 freeze?

Recently, after my Lenovo ThinkPad fan was cleaned in repair shop and CPU thermal compound (gel) changed. At some point in time laptop freezes completely and only hard reset makes it alive again. Can ...
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Freezes when under load (possible past heat damage)

I started getting freezes where the last frame on screen stays and the fans slowly speed up. Reset button has no effect and only holding the power button shuts the pc off. I tried another PSU and with ...
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Linux Mint - Desktop Freezes

I am running the latest Linux Mint on a desktop machine and I constantly experience system freezes such as: No input from keyboard Partially working mouse (i.e. the cursor moves, but there is no ...
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Graphics freeze unless I move mouse

I have a HP Elitebook 450 with Windows 7 installed. On all browsers, as well as desktop applications such as word, I have a problem that the graphics freeze untill I move my mouse. If I play a youtube ...
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Is it possible to restart a frozen PC without triggering a RAID resync?

I'm using the built-in Intel Rapid Storage Technology (RST) RAID on my motherboard. Occasionally my PC will freeze in a way that requires a hard reset, usually due to some game triggering a graphics ...
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How to figure out why my system is freezing?

My system (a dell xps with core i7 and 16 GB ram and tons of hard drive space) keeps on freezing randomly. It happens sometimes when I put the computer in lock mode (by pressing CRTL-L). The system ...
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Windows or computer slowing down, programs not responding, browsers not loading?

Working with Windows 8. I think this may be a network issue but I don't know how to check to confirm. I am working on a powerpoint that is saved to a network location. I can open and edit it just ...
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Windows 8.1 freezes after logging in

When I log in, Windows will show desktop quickly, but on the desktop I can not interact with anything, because it will simply do nothing, for example I can right click taskbar and click Task Manager, ...
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Odd HDD No Response for 5 or 10 secs but Active 100% Transfer 0%

I get no response for several seconds from my system. Its not freezing totally I can access the active things.. if i move to a new windows or something after that it freezes. I am looking at the HDD ...
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Zorin 9 Install Freezing - Live CD Working Fine

I am trying to install Zorin OS 9 Lite (32 Bit) in a 2006 vintage HP notebook with the following specs: Hewlett-Packard Pavilion dv8000 (ET837UA#ABL) AMD Turion(tm) 64 Mobile Technology ML-37 2GHz, ...
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System freezes, lagging, during HD video playback

My system is freezing sometimes, during HD video playback. I don't know the cause, because my system is not very old, videocard is new, drivers are fresh, because I always update them, BIOS is flashed ...
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My laptop hangs frequently. How can I diagnose it?

So my laptop is Alienware M17XR3 with a few problems. The battery is dead and I haven't replaced it yet cause it's permanently on my desk plugged in to a power outlet. The graphics card was Nvidia ...
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Computer hangs playing games, diagnostics ok very stumped

i5-3750K - ASRock H77M - 4GB @ 1600 After playing a game for a while my screen freezes and sound bugs. Initially I had this problem running Hearthstone on Ubuntu 15 64-bit, installed Windows 7 64-bit ...
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Desktop machine freezes during boot and during several reboots until it “warms up”

I've had this desktop computer for nearly 2 years and it runs fine most of the time. But when it's been off for a while and is turned back on it regularly freezes a different stages of booting. ...
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Windows 7 Freezing and crashing

Ok. So when windows 10 came out I upgraded. I started getting problems left and right, then about 2 months ago I started getting freeze crashes and BSOD. So with errors coming out of my ears I got ...
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Windows 10 Freezing

I've had this issue on and off since Windows 10 went live and I'm finding a few others with similar symptoms via Google with no conclusive solution. The only semi-consistent clue I'm seeing is Windows ...
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Computer freeze in Windows 10 after upgrade to SSD

I just upgraded my computer with an SSD. I installed Windows 10 Pro and Ubuntu 14.04 on the SSD. When I boot into Ubuntu, the computer is working 100%, no problem, but in Windows one time that I ...
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My PC hangs during Windows installation

My ASUS ROG G30AB desktop has been used for one and a half years, mostly running World Of Tanks and Armored Warfare. Recently, it started hanging frequently while playing a game, causing Windows 8.1 ...
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Computer freezes and refuses to boot up again

As the title says, I've been having quite the issue with my computer that I've been trying to solve the past 2 weeks but without success. Whenever I boot up my PC and just play a game/keep it idle it ...
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PC (win 7) takes 10 minutes to shut down, and freezes after hibernating

I've recently had my motherboard battery replaced, and did a fresh windows install too. But now I'm having a problem where most of the time when I shut down the computer, everything will shut down as ...
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Why does this computer only work when it's tipped forward?

Last night my girlfriend’s computer was having some overheating issues, so I took out the graphics card, disassembled it, and cleaned all the dust out. Since then, the computer only works when it’s ...
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Debian jessie screen freezes at boot

I recently installed debian 8 on my windows 8.1 computer. I deleted windows, installed debian with a CD, and now, I can't boot. When I want to boot normally, I get this: (sorry for quality) ...
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computer freezes and sound stutters

When I am playing any game on my PC, eventually it will freeze and the sound will stutter. Some small fraction of the time I can recover by mashing a bunch of keys like escape or tab. Usually, though, ...
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How to catch hdd io killer process?

Sometimes my hdd on desktop PC starts work like crazy, then, in a short time all system starts to freeze, cursor barely moving, and then completely freezes, but hdd keep working non-stop. I have no ...
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freezing systemd and basic load in ubuntu

I am loading my laptop to ubuntu: in grub2: if I am selecting ubuntu: everything freezes and I see only purple screen if I am selecting other options -> systemd : I see logon screen -> passing ...
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100% Disk Usage all the time - laptop keeps freezing whenever it spikes up

I was wondering if anyone can help me? I'm very tempted to "restore to factory settings" and just completely restart everything...Will this work? I have literally tried everything. From changing the ...
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Unexplainable, random CPU lock-ups

Hardware: Acer Aspire XC-603g (stock hardware, no modifications) Almost a year ago, I asked this question on AskUbuntu because I had thought that the problem was with my installation of Ubuntu. ...
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Firefox freezes when downloading file

I found today very interesting and annoying problem with Firefox. I tried to download Android Studio (1.1Gb) and after ~70Mb my browser just freezes and CPU usage raises. I force closed Firefox and ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 stuck during booting at the splash screen

After disabling the quite splash screen in the grub file. I found the following error: And since I'm quite new to ubuntu any help is appreciated.
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Could I have a Failed HDD?

I have a computer that's been running not too well lately. I took it to Staples and after keeping it over night they said my hard drive is failing and I need a new one. I ran disk check, hard drive ...
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My computer randomly crash and show weird colors

This really happen randomly. My computer can be on for 10 minutes or 4 hours before it happens. When this shows up I have choice but to manually restart. It can get really hard to troubleshoot since ...
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Firefox keeps hanging, when using Local Brochure Printing

My mozilla firefox is crashing itself, when uploading artwork to local brochure printing website www.localbrochureprinting.co.uk and its showing error message also. What I do?
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Windows 10 freezes every 30 minutes

I own a Dell Optiplex 9020 (the small one) with a Intel Core i7 processor and a 120GB SSD with a fresh install of Windows 10. The problem is that Windows freezes after about 30 minutes of running ...