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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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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My mouse pointer freezes often but pressing esc key releases it

Lately my mouse pointer freezes very often and all apps load slower now or sometimes don't respond but if i keep pressing esc key, it gets released or solved. I have searched a lot on this, common ...
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Win7 Dell Vostro Laptop that hangs / slows down after Login

I have a Dell Vostro 2420 Laptop that has abruptly developed this weird problem: It will boot up, allow me to login and then hang / freeze. Details: It successfully draws the desktop and starts ...
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windows 10 hard disk usage 100 %, computer hangs

I own a Dell Latitude E7450 running Windows 10 on a 256GB SSD (SK Hynix SC210mSAA). Several times a day (in fact sometimes several times an hour), the disk usage jumps to 100% for 1 or 2 minutes, but ...
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Logitech wireless keyboard / mouse hangs

Problems Intermittant nature The mouse will often hang (won't move) The kb will often not type Sometimes, the keys get saved up and come out later all at once, and sometimes they never come out The ...
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Freeze while reading from internal flash on ASUS T100

I'm trying to make a dd-image of the internal flash drive (or a /dev/mmcblk0, if you will) on an ASUS T100 by booting from a USB drive with Ubuntu 15.04. It boots fine, but after some time of running ...
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How to record what processes start, and when, causing game to minimize or freeze

I believe since switching from an AMD radeon to an Nvidia graphics card, I have been having my games randomly minimize. In the case of 2K/Borderlands games... they just freeze unless I hit ESC ...
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How can I diagnose recurring but unpredictable brief system hangs?

Yesterday, I wiped my / folder and installed a new version of Linux over my old executables, retaining my data mounted on other partitions and drives. Since then, the system will periodically hang for ...
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Windows 10 Freezing with occs driver error NOT GRAPHICS CARD OR DRIVER

Since upgrade to Windows 10 on my desktop I have been getting Freezing for a few up to 10 seconds On the longer ones, the system catches the behaviour and reports that it has recovered from a graphics ...
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Centos freezes, when trying to open crontab

I'm trying to open crontab, but when i type it the whole os just freezes... I thought, maybe that's because vim isn't installed, but it is. I also checked the cron.allow and cron.deny files, but they ...
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Sometimes computer hangs at BIOS screen when booting

Sometimes when I turn on my computer it doesn't start, it gets to the screen that says "press del to enter BIOS menu" and then it hangs. I found turning off the computer and unplugging USB devices ...
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Youtube Videos cause pc to freeze and make scary noise

I used to have this problem where I'd be watching a video (using Flash Player in Firefox) and every so often the screen and sound would freeze. The sound just freezes to a weird noise cross between ...
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Windows 10 sound and video stuttering

After upgrading from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 I started to observe random sound stuttering while playing any audio (YouTube, music player, etc.) and even video stuttering while I play games. The ...
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Computer freeze on battery startup (crash) only

MSI Computer, GS 70. Replaced battery, and on startup boot, computer crashes on start with battery only. Boots fine when going to plug in. After start, computer will run fine on battery. No ...
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How do I fix Intel Skylake Processor Crashes?

About 2 months ago I had bought a new laptop that was all souped up and ready for gaming, and its great, except that the laptop will freeze randomly at inconvenient times. Normally this happens when I ...
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wermgr.exe event in security log right before system freeze — any way to get more info?

We have a system that has been hanging inexplicably and without much to go on in the following logs: Application Log, System Log, Security Log, IIS Logs, Custom Application Logs. Everything just ...
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Computer freezes with buzzing noise

I've recently build a new computer (few weeks back), for virtualization aswell for gaming. But the past 2 nights while gaming the computer freezes with a loud noise coming through my speakers. It ...
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Windows 10 freezing upon pressing Alt+Tab

I have a strange issue whereby pressing Alt+Tab leads to my PC freezing. If multimedia is playing, I can hear the audio continue to play, but the mouse freezes and no keyboard shortcuts work, and the ...
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Windows 10 Freezes while asleep

My model laptop is a Toshiba Satellite L505D-S5983 with Windows 10. I have to hard reboot sometimes 2-3 times per day. I put it in hibernate when I need to walk away and when I return it will not ...
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Mouse Freeze and Help window auto launch

I have a Toshiba Satellite laptop. I am facing a unique problem here. My laptop mouse pointer will freeze automatically accompanied by auto launch of the help screen of the application i am viewing at ...
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Printer freezes when the paper go into the heater

I have Hp 1018 laserjet, It gets freeze when the paper go into the heater and the red light stays on (not blinking) until I remove the paper and restarts the printer again. I thought it may be because ...
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Whats a stable version of Ubuntu

I installed Ubuntu onto my laptop the other day for a change of pace but it keeps on crashing and stalling. I will freeze for a while or just stop completely and i cannot do anything on it. I have ...
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Program crashing due to low RAM

Hi We have a machine that is controlled by a Windows 7 proffesional 32 bit machine. The machine is controlled by a software application that requires a machine with 4 GB ram. Sometimes the ...
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Opening Word Doc 2016/2013 (or editing doc) causes Windows 10 to freeze

I have a new computer workstation with ASUS X99-E MB, I7, 64 GB Ram with Windows 8.1 installed and then upgraded to Windows 10. Office 2016 was installed after upgrade to Windows 10. Opening a ...
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MacOS spinning beach ball with application freeze

I have an Openframeworks install that I thoroughly tested and relaunch on a daily basis. Every few days I encounter the wonderful OSX 'spinning beach ball' and the entire application is frozen, and I ...
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Can't click on SQL Profiler

I used to be able to launch SQL Profiler from SSMS with no problem, but now when the application starts I can't click on anything. It just dings at me. It's almost like there's a dialog open off ...
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Windows 7 getting hang

I am extremely fed up with this problem. My pc gets hang too often now. I don't know why and the problem origin. The pc hangs most of time while I go from folder to folder, but rarely while running ...
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Unable to start GNU/Linux installation process while installing from USB

I use Trisquel GNU/Linux 7.0. I am trying to install it on my uncle's desktop-pc (running with Windows7 currently) from (bootable) USB. The scenario is: I plug USB stick, choose boot from USB, choose ...
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Is Firefox hang caused by disk slows?

I have a lot of users running Firefox on Remote Desktop Servers. The server resources of CPU and RAM are very light - definitely no problem and running at 20% capacity. However, a few times a ...
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Excel freeze when I change the data of only one cell

Windows 7 Pro, Office Excel 2013, i7 last generation processor, 8 GB RAM. I'm working on a project of about 25 MB, a lot of index formulas, tables (not range) and everything is local(the info I use ...
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Linux laptop freezes sometimes

I have a fanless laptop (Acer TM B115M — Intel Pentium N3520 Quad-core 2.17 GHz, 4 GB RAM), and under Gnome and KDE, it sometime freezes. I tried a number of distros and it still freezes. It doesn't ...
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Laptop freezes for a few minutes then resumes [duplicate]

This laptop has 3 years of use. After Windows 7 boots it starts having this freezing "waves" that last for a few seconds to a few minutes. I can use it again for a few seconds or minutes and then it ...
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AMD Radeon R9 M265X Not allowing drivers to install - whole pc freezes

The title describes it pretty fairly, though i'd like to add a bit more info A week ago my pc BSOD'd with the error message THREAD_STUCK_IN_DEVICE_DRIVER, followed by never being able to boot to ...
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Debug hardware issues after water damage

Short Version: I have a machine that freezes during the regular boot cycle (safe mode is fine). Is it possible to create a boot log during this time so I can figure out which piece of the hardware is ...