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 hangs at POST, sometimes

I had an issue where sometimes the computer would hang at startup, during POST, with either a code 67 or 99 on the motherboard's debug LED (Asrock Z77 extreme4). If it was the former (code 67), the ...
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Java 64 bit fails or hangs in 64 bit Internet Explorer 11

Installed 64 bit Java for Internet Explorer. IE has "Enhanced Protected Mode" and "64-bit Processes for Enhanced Protected Mode" both enabled, and no "iexplore.exe *32" processes are running. ...
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Chrome unresponsive

Hardware: Latitude E6530 : Graphics - Intel HD Graphics 4000 OS: Windows 7 Pro SP1 Usually have between 6 & 8 tabs open at any given moment. The only enabled plugin is Trusteer Rapport for ...
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Why would Putty SSH hang even when another connection is fine?

This started some time a few days ago. I connect via Putty SSH from home in Chicago to a Linux server on AWS EC2 us-east-1 to do some scripting work on the command-line. Chicago to us-east-1 is a ...
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Something is blocking and slowing Windows 7 down when I loose the network connection

I've experienced this multiple times on various Windows installations on various work related devices. Sometimes when my laptop looses it's connection to the Intranet, the whole systems seem to hang. ...
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Windows 10 Often Freezes When Saving or Opening Files

I've had this rather annoying issue since I first upgraded to Windows 10 (not via upgrade, but fresh install). Whenever W10 opens the Open or Save dialog (i.e. you press Ctrl + S or Ctrl + O in most ...
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Preview very slow on OSX Yosemite

I have a MacBook Pro from 2011 with 4GB RAM and an i5, running OSX Yosemite 10.10.5. Since recently, Preview is ridiculously slow, taking long to start up, but periodically freezing for about 5-10 ...
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80° C Idle on watercooling | AMD 9730 | Windows Freezes after 10 seconds on desktop

first i want to apologize for my bad english and sorry if this is the wrong place to ask such questions (I'm new here). I've build some PCs already, but now I've build one for a friend, and I was ...
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Computer not responding when creating a folder

I have Windows 10. I've noticed that whenever I'm trying to create a folder on the Documents folder the Windows Explorer stops to respond and the whole computer gets stuck. How can I resolve this?
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Windows 10 hangs/freezes on Restart

I have an Acer E3-111 laptop that is having trouble after upgrading to Windows 10 from Windows 8.1. I found the following post which summarizes my problem but I am running the official build (10240). ...
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Freezing youtube videos in Microsoft Edge

Okay, so I have a really weird problem. I decided to give Microsoft Edge a try, but whenever I move my cursor while watching a video in youtube the video lags for a second. If I move my cursor without ...
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Windows 10 freezes on the logo

All the time freezes on the blue Microsoft logo, no loading circle. It freezes there and CPU load is 50-60%. It happens all the time. I've tried to install Windows 10 on VirtualBox in Windows and ...
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Chrome reloads the same pages since August 7th (Date: 21 Nov 2015)

Until yesterday I had ignored a Windows message that appeared every time I turned on my computer. "Failed to connect to a windows service. Windows could not connect to the System Event ...
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Any active browser intermittently freezes after using it for a while - how to diagnose?

I have a really weird issue that I have no idea how to diagnose. I'm a developer and have both Chrome and Firefox installed. I primarily use Chrome, but for a while now Chrome has had an intermittent ...
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Partially freeze window. why it is happening?

Why one part of a window in a specific software freezes and will not go away until I close it and open it again? I mean like this:
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System Freezing, Nothing Working

I have a system that keeps freezing after multiple attempts to fix it. What I've done thus far: Reset BIOS by removing CMOS battery for 10 minutes. Fresh install of Windows 7 (twice) Booted into ...
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Constant freezing on laptop even though plenty of system resources

I bought an Acer Aspire 7560 with Windows 7 installed a couple years back. It has 4 GB of RAM and a 1.4 GHz processor with four cores. I've always had problems with the laptop freezing during ...
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How do I debug the “defunct” process causing it's parent to freeze?

I have program (in red hat) which freezes 1 out of 5 times during its run. Now when I see the ps -a or top while it is hung, it shows its status as “defunct.” I want to understand the reason why it’s ...
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Diagnosing Hangs in Windows 10

I recently got a new desktop PC with Windows 10 Pro x64, and for some reason it hangs about once every 24 hours (randomly, not at a specific time). The only way I could unhang it was restart the ...
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Computer tends to freeze and shutdown

I have a Lenovo ThinkCentre computer, Lenovo M92p with Intel Core i7 3770, 2 x 8GB Ram and a built in Intel HD 4000 Graphics, running Windows 10 Home. The computer always runs quiet, and almost never ...
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Ftp clients both freeze when browsing my one.com server

EDIT: all problems solved, downgraded to windows 7. everything working fine again, will do a clean install of windows 10 in the next couple of weeks. I'm used to work with Filezilla ftp client, it ...
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iTunes keeps freezing every start on Windows 10

I recently did a fresh install of Windows 10. Every time I start iTunes (I am on Version 12.2.2.25) it just displays a white screen and freezes. If I start iTunes while pressing Shift and select my ...
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Easy way to kill frozen apps on Ubuntu without hardware reboot

After one of the recent Chrome updates on Ubuntu some parts of this browser (e.g. right-click menus) work really bad. Also, it freezes from time to time. It seems to me that actually all the system ...
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How to diagnose command-line hang if looking at it with Process Explorer makes the hang stop?

It's a command-line hang, so you'd think it would be easy to diagnose. But I just can't figure out why 1 out of 25 times, certain scripts of mine hang. I'm sure it's something I've done. Typically, ...
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Kali 2.0 multiple issues

I've been experiencing a lot, and I mean, A LOT of issues with Kali 2.0. Have researched the Kali forums, the Internet and even people around that have experience in Linux (especially BackTrack 5). ...
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Freeze During New Linux Mint Installation

I just tried to install the latest edition of Linux Mint, but was unable to because the install froze midway. I tried again in compatibility mode, but it just froze again. There was a wall of text ...
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Windows 7: screen and keyboard frozen, computer still running in background

I have this Windows 7 computer where, as I said, screen is frozen and computer is unresponsive. Usually I would just restart it. Thing is that I'm running Truecrypt's decryption process, so restarting ...
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New Kaveri build freezes in bios and windows (memtest ok)

I just finished building my pc: CPU: A8-7650k RAM: GSKILL 8gb 2400mhz (2×4gb) MB: Gigabyte F2a88xm-d3h (rev 3.1) PSU: an old one Whenever I go into Bios after max 1 minute the pc freezes. Before ...
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Often mouse stutter on windows 10

I have a really annoying issue where windows 10 freezes/stutters almost every second for a small period of time. It's best noticeable when I move my mouse around in circles. As the mouse moves, every ...
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Does my Windows 7 need reinstalling? [closed]

Almost every piece of software is working oddly and freezes. Explorer.exe, Blender, Speedfan, games, everything. To freeze explorer.exe for example I need to open USB Drive, get back and refresh. Then ...
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Laptop randomly hangs, cannot open any programs

After being powered on for some time, my HP laptop running Windows 10 will lapse into an unusual half-frozen state. It does not seem to slow down, but I cannot open any programs or perform various ...
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vm freezes when I try to install vmware tools on kali guest

When I try to install vmware tools on my kali guest, It never finishes loading the vmware tools installation. The disc icon never appears and the icons on screen, along with the menu either disappear, ...
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BIOS screen freeze after clean install Windows 10

I just upgraded from windows 7 to windows 10 and now my BIOS screen freezes everytime I try to start. I am using the AsRock P67 Pro3 motherboard. When I shut the computer off and turn it back on again ...
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Windows 7 on Macbook Pro - Games freeze for few ms every second

Since a while I am experiencing a problem with my laptop. Whenever i start playing a game, after few minutes of playing the game starts to freeze for like couple milliseconds every second which ...
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Freezing first column horizontally and first row both horizontally and vertically

Edit #2: This question is marked as being answered in "Freeze row and columns in Excel (and the same time)", but it is actually not. That question and its answers regard freezing both rows and ...
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Desktop becoming unresponsive at random times

I'm kinda suspecting the HDD as the cause since whenever something randomly goes "not responding" and then try to call for Task Manager, it doesn't come out until it responds again. Another thing is ...
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Why do damaged hard drives freeze the entire system?

Why does a hard drive which is known to have bad blocks (verified in HDTune and HDDScan), freezes down my entire system? It is not the OS drive; it is attached to another SATA port, and I'm trying to ...
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Screen Hangs randomly on Monitor

My Monitor screen hangs randomly, below are some instances:- Hanged while in boot menu itself. Hanged while running Memtest86+ using bootable USB. Hanged while running OS. case 1,2 shows it ...
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Open and Save as dialog crashing programs

Im really not sure what is causing this, I only encountered the program since I updated to Windows 10. Whenever I try to save or open a file in any program (except chrome and MS Word if its in safe ...
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Programs installed on the second hard drive freeze

Since I made a clean install of Windows 10 I've a weird behaviour. I have one SSD & one Hard-Drive. During the installation I formatted both and installed the system on the SSD. Later I installed ...
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Windows 10 freezes altogether after manual upgrade from 8.1

I installed Windows 10 on my Lenovo Y50 laptop 2 days ago and it was working pretty sloppy the first day. So whatever, I stuck at it and then it started working exceptionally fast for some reason. All ...
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Computer hangs on Sleep. Need help reading dmp file

My computer is hanging when it tries to enter sleep mode. The screen will turn off but the computer continues to run indefinitely. I have tried debugging it myself but it has exceeded my abilities. I ...
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Windows 10 freezes on accessing WLAN functions

I can't use my wlan adapter. Whenever I access any functions of wlan the computer freezes/hangs/crashes. Nothing happens then. The only thing I can do, is a hard-reboot (reset-button). Those ...
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System freezes, kind of - Windows 8.1

About once or twice a day I get some freezing going on. My internet runs slower and is choppy, Media Player will continue to run but the controls freeze. Task Manager completely freezes and doesn't ...
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Windows 10 upgrade from Windows 8.1 freezes during “configuration” stage

So after two two attempts to upgrade from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 on HP Probook 4320s. I gave up. Everything goes alright until the configuration step is reached. The first time it froze when the ...
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Diagnosing random-like crashes of Windows 8.1 Update 2 desktop

I'm diagnosing my mother's computer (HP Desktop) and the symptom is random freezes and blue screens. Generally speaking, I'm pretty good at fixing machines (Sr. Software Engineer, I am) but this one ...
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Lenovo stuck on BIOS update “Update system program”

My Lenovo Thinkpad T520 had never had a BIOS update so I downloaded the update, burned it on CD and booted on it, finally getting this screen: PROBLEM: Whatever item I press "Enter" on, after a few ...
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Occasional freezes

My main computer is a lenovo m92p with intel i7 3770, 16gb of ram and intel hd graphics 4000. The problem i am about to describe has been bugging me for a very long time and i even posted a thread in ...
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Windows update fails with error 80073712, how to fix?

I have a laptop with Windows 8.1. Since patch Tuesday, it mysteriously freezes for about 4 minutes shortly after every bootup. There's barely enough time to log in before it happens. I tried a System ...
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Debugging possible hardware freezing

I'm running Windows 7 and at random time the laptop freezes with a black screen. In the Event Viewer I saw only the "kernel-power" error and it is generated by me while pressing the power buttor to ...