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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Random Freeze, Mouse and Keyboard doesn't work on Windows 7 and I need to force restart

I don't know why since I'm student. But my pc works fine in Safe mode. System: http://puu.sh/ixd8O/a1940f4504.png
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Explore.exe freezes every couple of seconds and pops back to top when scrolling [windows 10]

I recently installed an SSD in my laptop in addition to my HDD. Since adding my SSd my computer is much faster. However, when browsing in my folders explore.exe happens to freeze every couple of ...
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Windows 7 is not running properly and msconfig freezes all the time

First, sorry for the "generic title"; I don't know how to name my problem. I'm facing some difficulties to run my Windows 7 64 bit after I had some problems trying to change the apps to run at system ...
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Linux Install - VMWare Player - EFI Mode - Mouse Keyboard freeze

I am trying to install Linux Mint 17.1 64 Bit in VMWare Player 6.0.1. Host OS is XP SP3. All works well in legacy mode. However when I set the VM mode to EFI, Linux boots fine (first as Live CD) but ...
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Seagate hdd (internal) unmount/disappear after awhile i plugged in

Summary: Before my Seagate ST1000DM003 (1TB) failed, the disk usage always goes up to 100% active with no transfer rate, this causing my pc freeze randomly. BIOS POST shows up'S.M.A.R.T. COMMAND ...
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Enabling socks proxy in my browser is freezing my putty terminal

Local system - Windows 8.1, Putty, Firefox with FoxyProxy addon (Socks5) Remote server - Ubuntu 14.04 (headless) When i enable FoxyProxy and use SSH tunneling, the putty session freezes and the ...
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How to deal with a memory-leaking fork bomb on Linux?

I know that a fork bomb can be prevented by limiting the number of processes of a single user, and memory leaking will not freeze my OS for Linux has OOM killer. But how about a memory-leaking fork ...
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System became unresponsive! Please save it

Please help. I was scanning my Asus x200ma using spyhunter 4.0. After completing scan, it says to buy the full version. When I clicked on Purchase now, it suddenly freezes my netbook. Even power key ...
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Laptop Stucks Power Button not responding

I am using Lenovo B560 Ci3 First Generation Laptop with 6GB RAM (2GB + 4GB). Sometimes my laptop stucks even power button also freezes along with keyboard and mouse-pad. To restart i have to put ...
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Windows Explorer freezing, narrowed it down to a certain DLL

I've had a problem for a while now. Whenever I hold ctrl or shift to select multiple files, my entire PC freezes. After a while, I narrowed it down to a single thread in windows explorer causing this ...
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Rstudio freezes when clicking global options

I've recently installed Rstudio 0.99.441 on Ubuntu 14.04. I have installed the latest version of R (3.20). I want to change the background color of the console, but each time I press tools -> global ...
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USB3 causing hangs

I recently built my new computer and now i am facing constant system freezes that last a few seconds. I narrowed the problem down to the USB3 drivers. I cannot just not use the drivers since all of ...
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Why does my computer freeze randomly and also power button not respond? [duplicate]

My computer has this serious problem, I turn on the computer and after a random time lapse, it freeze and also the powerbutton not respond, the only thing that works is the reset button (the one that ...
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Google Chrome Constantly Locking Up

Here’s my problem. I have Chrome 43.0.2357.81 m installed on three different computers: My personal desktop, my personal laptop, and my company workstation. On my two personal computers it’s virtually ...
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Computer Freezes Shortly After Booting

I have a problem with my Windows 8.1 machine which freezes the entire system when I launch and use Chrome to browse a few web pages. The same thing happens when I try to uninstall Google Drive, ...
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How can I address Microsoft Word 2011 Mac (14.4.3) freezing, possibly with a CPU burning infinite loop?

I am working with Microsoft Word 2011 Mac 14.4.3, running Yosemite 10.10.3. It has happened a couple of times with an hour that it freezes; the fans fire up like I'm burning CPU, and the menu from ...
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Word 2013 freezes on saving

Word 2013 freezes when I try to save a file. I am installing all of the updates from Windows update and running office install again and selecting "repair it", but I still have problems when I want ...
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EaseUS Todo Backup freeze at strartup

I have bee n using EaseUS ToDo backup trial version for backing up my system for about more than 3 years. So far it has worked well. But recently i downloaded their version 8.3 that is latest version ...
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Windows 8.1 freezes on EVERY restart OR shut down

EDIT: I'm pretty sure it's the video driver's fault because: save mode reboots/shuts down fine with uninstalled drivers shuts down fine. The problem: AMD drivers from their website and drivers ...
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Cubase causing USB ports to freeze

When opening projects in Cubase, my computer often 'freezes'. Symptoms: USB-powered devices become unusable. Audio Interface (USB) receives power but can not play any audio. External Hard Drive ...
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Having weird game lockups on a less than a year old computer [closed]

Every once in a while when I play a really intense game (namely Guild Wars 2 or The Sims 4) the game will freeze up and I’ll have to completely reboot the computer. It doesn’t happen at all when I’m ...
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Troubleshooting source of computer lockup (hang/deadlock)

Recently my desktop has been experiencing random lockups. By this I define a total system freeze, CTRL+ALT+DEL does nothing, LED's on keyboard don't turn on/off, unplugged/re-plugged mouse & ...
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Window 8.1 freeze after wakeup from sleep and hibernate

My Windows froze after wake up from sleep mode or resume from hibernate mode. Before this happen I was using it fine. It's up for a few second and then freeze (mouse/keyboard don't work, heard of ...
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com.apple.appkit.xpc.openAndSavePanel freezing in Preview on Yosemite

When trying to export files in Preview on OS X 10.10 it always freezes, but not Preview, which more or less continues to be unfrozen behind the dialogue box. When I go to force quit menu, it tells me ...
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Lenovo Yoga 2 stuck on boot screen

Today, my computer, a Lenovo Yoga 2 laptop running Windows 8.1 64-bit, stopped working. When I turn on my computer, it will display the Lenovo boot screen, and the rotating dots will rotate a while ...
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My PC freezes randomly [closed]

I just bought a Coolermaster case, a Storm Scout 2 Advanced, and I plugged everything by myself according to the motherboard manual. The thing is that in the middle of nothing the PC just freezes but ...
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Terminal keeps on slowing down or freezing OS X

For some reason, the terminal app started to work very slowly and freeze lately. This has been an issue for a week or so. I am using it in a fancy transparent/blurred profile, but I can check from ...
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Windows 7 comes to a near-halt every week and then flushes memory

I have a very strange issue that's been puzzling me for a long time. I have a Windows 7 system with 16GB RAM. Every week or so, usually at some point during the first few days of the week, and at a ...
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Accessing(Selecting) file that is currently being written to

I have application which continuously writes to a .txt file (it is a log file). When I try to even select this file from windows explorer (at which point it is being written to presumably by the ...
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How to (really) force a restart remotely

I'm managing a small remote server and recently I've been having issues related to USB driver (or at least I believe so) disabling some of USB controllers and preventing system restart. It doesn't ...
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How can I hang an application?

I want to hang a Windows application (exe) for testing purposes. The goal is to see the (Not responding) status in the Task Manager.
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How can cpu-intensive processes slow down a system despite having a scheduler?

I've encountered it on both Windows and Linux that if some process is doing some heavy work and the cpu is under a lot of stress, the whole system can sort of freeze, other processes get slow, etc. ...
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Windows 10 equivalent to 'explorer.exe'

I am an early adopter of Windows 10, and I am a .NET / Web developer so I like to push the bounds a bit when testing out a new OS. I also try to work against the latest / freshest builds available. ...
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GIMP stuck on “Loading Data Files: Fonts”

I load up GIMP and it gets stuck on "Loading Data Files: Fonts" every time. I have deleted my GIMP profile multiple times, I cleared my font cache, I even searched for corrupt fonts, (0kb font file ...
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Windows 7 hang on login screen after unlocking the workstation (after standby/hibernation)

I have a very annoying problem: Sometimes, Win7 on my laptop hangs on the login screen after unlocking the workstation when the computer is resumed from standby or hibernation. All I see then is this ...
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Computer crash with utorrent after 30 minutes

I have a weird problem in which, if I leave my computer unattended, AND I leave uTorrent open, downloading/seeding, the computer simply crashes after about 20 / 30 minutes (don't know exactly since if ...
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Windows Server 2012 upgrade stuck at “Getting Ready”

The entire installation process seemed successful without any errors, and yet upon first boot, after completing the "getting devices ready" stage, it goes into a "Getting ready" stage and hangs with ...
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System hangs when screensaver runs long

I have a dell Laptop running WIN 7 SP1 with 12GB of RAM. When screensaver comes on for over an hour the system hangs. Then I have to do a hard reboot. Event viewer only denotes that Faulting ...
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How can I determine whether the disk read and write speeds on Windows 8 task manager are normal?

On Task Manager, when I start a heavy application and monitor its start on Task Manager, my disk's read and write speeds remain between 1MB/s and 2MB/s with some peaks at 10MB/s in rare cases. ...
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Browsing an unknown website did freeze Firefox/Ubuntu

After checking my access.log of my Apache2 server (up2date) I got the following output: 179.217.17.165 - - [11/Apr/2015:01:31:46 +0200] "GET /phph/php/ph.php HTTP/1.1" 404 441 "-" "-" 179.217.17.165 ...
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Windows constant freezes, hard restart required [duplicate]

I'm new around this site so I don't know if I'm doing something wrong if so, I'm sorry~ I don't know if you need my specs for this problem, but I'll leave them to you anyways: -Processor: Intel(R) ...
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Teamviewer 10 service hung on starting, slows down startup

Suddenly my PC started taking a long time to boot. I have windows 8.1 on an SSD so it's usually pretty fast, like 20 or 30s from pressing the button to desktop, most of it is the motherboard stuff. ...
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Windows 7 SP1 login screen freeze

When login screen appears, both mouse and keyboard aren't working. I do shutdown via powerbutton, Windows 7 notices that and changes screen to 'Shutting down' spinner. Once rebooted, freezes once ...
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My hard drive is hanging for a couple seconds at a time

I just got a new laptop (an MSI ghost). It has a 128 GB SSD and a 1 TB HDD. Everything's fine with the solid state drive, but the hard drive hangs for a couple seconds at a time. The most obvious ...
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Firefox Save Dialog Box Freezes the Tabs

When one tries to save a file in Mozilla Firefox, a save dialog box appears with the title "Enter a name of file to save to..." where one can choose the name and destination folder for the file. ...
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2nd internal HDD causes Win XP to Freeze

We've got two PCs with different motherboards, graphic cards, HDDs, etc. PC1: HDD1: Maxtor - SATA - 240 GB - Win XP - Partition Drives C,D,E PC2: HDD2: Samsung - SATA - 500 GB - Win 7 - Partition ...
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how do you fix a corrupt microsd card that's is not responding to anything?

My Microsoft Windows 8.1 64-bit computer froze up so I had to shut it down by holding the power button. Then when I restarted I got the Windows 8.1 problem where the computer freezes at personalized ...
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Windows 8 installing updates, then uninstalling them and freezing

My computer is having a bit of an issue with installing updates. It's a Dell Laptop. It hasn't really had this issue before and has been working just fine up until now. I don't play games on it, I ...
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.msi installers freeze with no status showing Windows 8.1

I have a slight issue with my laptop. Every time I try to run any sort of a .msi installer to install a application, the status freezes and no progress progresses. I know it is not just the ...
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Alternative to cell highlighting using conditional formatting in Excel without causing freeze/crash

In column A, I have a value and I want to highlight if it doesn't match the same value in column B. I'm using the formula below in conditional formatting which works great. ...