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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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 minute,...
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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 ...
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What could cause my pc to freeze?

I bought myself a new computer last month and I am experiencing a lot of (random) freezes. What freezes? The screen and pc freeze completely, I can no longer use my keyboard or mouse. The only thing ...
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Windows 10 PC keeps Freezing

My computer keeps freezing and I'm struggling to find the cause of the issue. I have tried replacing the RAM. De-fragmenting, disk clean ups, windows updates, disabling automatic updates. It either ...
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Computer freezes for a few seconds, strange disk activity

From time to time, around once in two days, the computer freezes for around 5 or 10 seconds. During that time, I can move the mouse but thats it. No application interaction and no keyboard response. ...
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How to debug Win7 shutdown-freeze and failure?

The actual question is really about "How can I debug" this (see below), but for background a bit more story: I'm running Windows7 64bit (fully updated) on a new Dell Precision M3800 (SDD drive) ...
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Windows freezes when dealing with a large (200 GB) file but OS X does not. Why?

I have one very large file (around 200 GB) that I have interacted with on both Windows 10 and OS X. I ran into the following issue: Windows freezes for a minute after opening the folder in Explorer, ...
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Hard hang, then BSOD

About a month ago, my computer went through a few hard hangs. They each happened when I was watching a video. The first time, it happened around 20 minutes into the video. When I reproduced the ...
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Windows 7 Frequently Hangs Up

Of late I've not been getting as much love as I used to from my beloved Windows 7; inspite of all the adoration I've showered on her over the years. Recently, when I tried to update, she wouldn't and ...
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MS SQL 2012 Express hangs on add DB when you click the files tab

I'm running SQL Express 2012. Sometimes when I'm restoring a DB and click on the files tab to link the DB to the actual files, the management studio just hangs. I manage a large number of small DB's, ...
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Laptop freezing no matter OS but hardware seems OK

I'd really appreciate any help anyone can give me. My situation is the following: I got a new Dell XPS 15 9550 two weeks ago. It was running fine until last night when the screen suddenly went black. ...
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External Hard Disk — System freezes when initiate a transfer from PC to HDD

I am facing a unique issue with my PC. I have a new Seagate 1TB external Hard disk. The hard disk is detected without any issues and I am able to browse the folder on the hard disk. When I initiate ...
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Browser freezes on websites when I use resource intensive applications

When I am using Chrome (Firefox exhibits same problem) and have Youtube or Reddit or Gmail open, it works fine. Then when I load Android Studio and start using emulators, my browser goes to crap! ...
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USB flash drive still showing in This PC when disconnected

Sometimes (not always) when removing my USB flash drive it still shows in "This PC" and the disk space usage bar is missing: When reconnecting it, the disk space usage bar is still missing and ...
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Random shutdowns and restarts

I could use some fresh thoughts regarding my shutdown issue. So, about 2 weeks ago my pc started to occasionally restart while playing games. Sometimes it happens after 4-10 minutes but occasionally ...
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My computer stops responding when I unlock it after a Remote Desktop connection

I use Remote Desktop a lot to connect to my PC. But lately I've run into a problem with it. When I connect, it works fine, but then when I go to unlock my computer locally, it usually just hangs on a ...
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Why is Excel able to complete resource-intensive formulas only when restarted through Task Manager?

This morning I was fumbling around with various iterations of IF(COUNTIF()) in one column for 16,000 rows. I've experienced how slow the COUNTIF() function can be, so I wasn't surprised to see it ...
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How to determine what driver stops shutdown

Installed Windows 10 on a new computer but every time the computer shuts down (also while installing Win10) the laptop freezes up with a black screen. How can I determine what driver and/or device is ...