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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Windows 7 Freezing and crashing

Ok. So when windows 10 came out I upgraded. I started getting problems left and right, then about 2 months ago I started getting freeze crashes and BSOD. So with errors coming out of my ears I got ...
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Windows 10 Freezing

I've had this issue on and off since Windows 10 went live and I'm finding a few others with similar symptoms via Google with no conclusive solution. The only semi-consistent clue I'm seeing is Windows ...
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Computer freeze in Windows 10 after upgrade to SSD

I just upgraded my computer with an SSD. I installed Windows 10 Pro and Ubuntu 14.04 on the SSD. When I boot into Ubuntu, the computer is working 100%, no problem, but in Windows one time that I ...
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My PC hangs during Windows installation

My ASUS ROG G30AB desktop has been used for one and a half years, mostly running World Of Tanks and Armored Warfare. Recently, it started hanging frequently while playing a game, causing Windows 8.1 ...
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Computer freezes and refuses to boot up again

As the title says, I've been having quite the issue with my computer that I've been trying to solve the past 2 weeks but without success. Whenever I boot up my PC and just play a game/keep it idle it ...
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PC (win 7) takes 10 minutes to shut down, and freezes after hibernating

I've recently had my motherboard battery replaced, and did a fresh windows install too. But now I'm having a problem where most of the time when I shut down the computer, everything will shut down as ...
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Why does this computer only work when it's tipped forward?

Last night my girlfriend’s computer was having some overheating issues, so I took out the graphics card, disassembled it, and cleaned all the dust out. Since then, the computer only works when it’s ...
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Debian jessie screen freezes at boot

I recently installed debian 8 on my windows 8.1 computer. I deleted windows, installed debian with a CD, and now, I can't boot. When I want to boot normally, I get this: (sorry for quality) ...
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computer freezes and sound stutters

When I am playing any game on my PC, eventually it will freeze and the sound will stutter. Some small fraction of the time I can recover by mashing a bunch of keys like escape or tab. Usually, though, ...
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How to catch hdd io killer process?

Sometimes my hdd on desktop PC starts work like crazy, then, in a short time all system starts to freeze, cursor barely moving, and then completely freezes, but hdd keep working non-stop. I have no ...
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freezing systemd and basic load in ubuntu

I am loading my laptop to ubuntu: in grub2: if I am selecting ubuntu: everything freezes and I see only purple screen if I am selecting other options -> systemd : I see logon screen -> passing ...
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100% Disk Usage all the time - laptop keeps freezing whenever it spikes up

I was wondering if anyone can help me? I'm very tempted to "restore to factory settings" and just completely restart everything...Will this work? I have literally tried everything. From changing the ...
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Unexplainable, random CPU lock-ups

Hardware: Acer Aspire XC-603g (stock hardware, no modifications) Almost a year ago, I asked this question on AskUbuntu because I had thought that the problem was with my installation of Ubuntu. ...
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Firefox freezes when downloading file

I found today very interesting and annoying problem with Firefox. I tried to download Android Studio (1.1Gb) and after ~70Mb my browser just freezes and CPU usage raises. I force closed Firefox and ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 stuck during booting at the splash screen

After disabling the quite splash screen in the grub file. I found the following error: And since I'm quite new to ubuntu any help is appreciated.
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Could I have a Failed HDD?

I have a computer that's been running not too well lately. I took it to Staples and after keeping it over night they said my hard drive is failing and I need a new one. I ran disk check, hard drive ...
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My computer randomly crash and show weird colors

This really happen randomly. My computer can be on for 10 minutes or 4 hours before it happens. When this shows up I have choice but to manually restart. It can get really hard to troubleshoot since ...
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Firefox keeps hanging, when using Local Brochure Printing

My mozilla firefox is crashing itself, when uploading artwork to local brochure printing website www.localbrochureprinting.co.uk and its showing error message also. What I do?
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Windows 10 freezes every 30 minutes

I own a Dell Optiplex 9020 (the small one) with a Intel Core i7 processor and a 120GB SSD with a fresh install of Windows 10. The problem is that Windows freezes after about 30 minutes of running ...
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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 ...