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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What to do with a frozen web page in Chrome

I've typed a bunch of text into a web page in Google Chrome. Suddenly, the page freezes. How can I copy the text to somewhere else, since I can't select it? The page also stores the text in a ...
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Computer freezes freequently and intermittently when playing videos from the web

Previously my laptop showed IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL or HAL_INITIALIZATION_FAILED BSOD error. I asked the community in this post. I did not do anything to fix the issue. But now when I play videos on ...
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Mozilla Thunderbird not responding

Whenever i start Thunderbird, it keeps saying not responding and being ridiculously slow. i've tried clearing my cache and compacting my folders but the problem persists. I'm running windows 8.1 on ...
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Windows 8.1 freezes irregularly at system reboot, cold reboot fixes it

My system is windows 8.1. From sometime ago, it starts to freeze irregularly at start-up during reboot. Screen shows 2 spinning dots and freezes at the windows logo screen. Turn off the PC and turn on ...
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What could cause a system reboot after 1 - 2 hours uptime?

Since about two weeks my system (Ubuntu 14.04) causes reboots itself (it seems to freeze for a fraction of a second). The reboot problem began at that time I updated the BIOS since I had weird ...
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Windows will not open processes

I recently I come upon an unexplainable issue concerning my Windows 7 partition. When I woke up Thursday morning and logged into Windows, I discovered that it was acting really slow. It didn't take ...
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Is CHKDSK stalling?

I have a Lenovo Y510p running on Win8.1. I've tried running a CHKDSK on boot but power issues with the charger meant it died while it was running(11%). I tried SHIFT+F8 to try restarting into safe ...
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PC keeps crashing/freezing

Basically my PC started doing this a while back. Broke it down into parts to easily refer to. Part 1. Usually around the log on screen, the PC would freeze completely. So I would restart, sometimes ...
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Input devices stop working when playing Battlefield 4 and Battlefield: Hardline

I just downloaded the Battlefield Hardline (BFH) beta only to discover that my mouse and keyboard input freezes every few seconds. It's just the input not the cursor, because in menus the selector ...
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How can internet speed test applet not just show slow speed, but hang?

I have one internet connection, which works bad. It should be 80/20, but works much slower. Also, when measuring it's speed, speed test applet not just show slow speed, but HANG. How can it be ...
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mac os freeze but no logs in the console messages

My max os keeps crashing about once a day, I've noted down the exact time (down to the second) and checked in the console messages. But got no messages at all for that entire ten minutes. It crashed ...
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Tested Thoroughly, Still don't know why Computer Locks Up Randomly

I've had this problem and it's been an ongoing battle of diagnosis for months now. My computer will, at seemingly random times, simple freeze up. Mouse stops moving, CTRL-ALT-DLT doesn't do anything, ...
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How to catch who slows my mouse cursor?

Often I have such an effect, that my mouse cursor slows like it adheres to the surface of the screen. Mouse is optical and surface of the desk if perfect, so it cannot relate with ball dusting. Also, ...
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Excel 2013 Hangs when loading a number of Files

I have 2 machines: Windows 7 with Office 2007, and a new Windows 8 desktop machine (6GB memory) with 8.1 and office 2013. I have a large project with +- 70 Excel files. They are linked and need to be ...
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Chrome Freezing & Loading Forever

I'm using Google Chrome (35) and when visiting a website (which is internal only), occasionally, the loading circle in Chrome goes a bit mad. It continuously moves a few pixels and then resets back to ...
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PC freezing and locking up [duplicate]

I installed additional 8 Gb of RAM on a system recently. Everything was running fine before I observed that the system randomly froze, I don't know what the proper term is, but the screen just hangs ...
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Configuring Windows Update while Desktop is Frozen with Deep Freeze

My PC went to an Endless Reboot. The scenario was "I Thawed my computer and Download all Windows Updates after Downloading I frozen my computer with Deep Freeze and the Windows Updates was asking for ...
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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 ...