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 XP x64 hangs at welcome screen

The problem is that when I boot on Windows XP (x64), which worked very great for a great amount of time, the mouse pointer and the welcome screen appears but then after waiting hour or so nothing ...
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Hard drive caches too fast?

i got a problem with my hard drives, I think ;) Well I realized that flash videos and games are stucking/freezing for a short time. When I googled that problem I found a script changing some ...
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Laptop, 1 SSD in main drive, 1 HDD in drive caddy, laptop freezing for several seconds

I have an asus N56V, i have recently added an SSD to speed up the boot time and application launches. I did move my HDD to a Drive caddy and took the dvd out. However recently i have problems with ...
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Sansa Clip Zip freezes when “Refreshing media” from an SD card

My Sansa Clip Zip exhibits a rather well-known issue where it freezes when "Refreshing media" from an SD card. Unfortunately I seem unable to find a way around it. To make sure that nothing goes ...
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linux centOs 6.3 GUI freezes with “tpm_tis error”

All of a sudden(1 yr after install), My CentOS 6.3 has frozen after getting into GUI mode. Just after the GRUB boot manager switched to run the OS, I saw the error message "tpm_tis 00:00: ...
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Pointer and keyboard conflict during gaming

When I play Halo on my Dell laptop (standard configuration, Windows 7.0), I cannot use my pointer (to look) and press a key (to move around) at the same time....how can I fix this??
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Unable to access WD external drive

Basically the HDD started acting weird (couldnt access files on it) and event viewer was flooded with "bad block" reports. Now the HDD cant be accessed at all. It shows up in windows explorer when ...
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How do I trace computer freeze

I have been trying to find the cause of a computer freezing issue for the past few days. My computer freezes completely, and doesn't come out of it no matter how long I wait. I have run many hardware ...
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Window Vista Taskbar Always Freezes

I have a Windows Vista (yeah, I know ugh) laptop. After start up the taskbar always freezes. The work around is go to Start Task Manager, Processes tab, select "explorer.exe," and click End Process. ...
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Plugging in USB device causes electrical sound and system freeze

When I try to connect some device to my computer's USB ports, a strange sound comes (electric sound) and my PC suddenly freezes. It doesn't happens all the time, but randomly I think. Motherboard: ...
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Creative X-Fi Titanium Started to Freeze Operating System

Firstly my computer specs are : Mainboard : Asus P8z68-V (Latest Bios) Cpu : İ7 2600k @ 4.7Ghz Ram : 16gb Kingston 2200Mhz ~1.6V Gpu : 2x Asus 7970 @ stock Ssd : Kingston 128 GB HDD : 2tb Western ...
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VMware Work station is very slow and it cause Windows to freeze

I am using VMware Work Station V9 to run Ubuntu (The latest version) and it is very very slow. I have given it 20 GB Disk Space / 4 GB RAM / but it still runs very slow. My current machine has 16 GB ...
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3TB Hard drive stops reading/locks up after a few minutes of use

This has been driving me a little batty lately as i dont understand enough to fix the problem. My HTPC (Windows 7Pro 32bit) currently has two USB HDD plugged in under separate ports. The 2TB is a ...
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Vista freezes on black screen before login

My computer was running fine the last time i used it last week, but the next time i used it, it got stuck on a black screen with the cursor in the middle, and i couldn't move the cursor. When i tried ...
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Excel freezes when copying a few cells multiple times

I have had a frequent problem in Excel 2013 and Excel 2010 on several different computers, where Excel would freeze for 10-20 seconds when I copied a few cells into 3 or more locations. I frequently ...
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Linux Mint Firefox Freezing all day long

I'll be on some basic websites and then firefox will just freeze. I click the x on the top right and it asks me to save and quit and that works. It closes. I then reopen. This cycle has been my ...
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Windows XP - randomly My Computer will not respond and clock display does not update

On Windows XP - randomly My Computer will not respond and the clock display stops. The My Computer window opens, icons usually display, but then they will not respond to clicks. I have to ...
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Multiple left mouse click causes Windows 7 OS to hang

I've this strange problem for sometime on my Fujitsu Windows 7 laptop 64 bit. If I left double click my USB mouse too many times or too rapidly (I'm not sure which), my OS will hang completely, the ...
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Debian 7 kernel 3.13.6 - kworker freezes for no reason and takes several processes with it

I have been wracking my brain trying to figure this out. My Linux server will, at random, decide to just hang everything and it is only ONE kworker thread that does it. First the kworker thread ...
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Short hang on each new window and each closed window in Linux / Gnome Shell

Every time I open a new window on screen, the entire display freezes for 3 seconds. Every time a window is closed, the entire display freezes for 3 seconds. The first few windows after reboot are ...
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Windows 8.1 logon screen freezes waiting for external drive to start

As in the title. It happens about 50 % of the time. It freezes for about 10 seconds. The reason I'm pretty sure it has to do with the external drive, is that the external drive makes that start-up ...
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How can updating the Java Runtime fix page freezes in IE on a website that has NO Java Applets in it?

We have a product written as an ASP.NET website deployed at over 70 sites. Recently, one site reported an issues where IE8/9 browsers would hang at certain post-back points, and would require the ...
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Driver detected a controller error on disk that doens't exist

Since a week or so, sometimes when I boot Windows 8 my computers immediately locks up. I can still move the mouse cursor without problems and access some GUI elements without any delay whatsoever, but ...
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Windows 8.1 freezes seem to be related to gupdate

I've had a couple of crashes recently in windows 8.1. On checking event viewer, I get the following immediately before the freeze: The description for Event ID 0 from source gupdate cannot be ...
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No usable keyboard after upgrade to systemd-210

I'm using Arch Linux and I've just updated to systemd-210 since it added the support for the keyboard backlight sav/restore my Macbook Air needed. After having done the update, though, my keyboard is ...
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Frequent very short freezes and eventual audio skips in games

My computer has recently begun making extremely annoying short freezes during games. The freezes last for about 1-5 seconds, and sometimes the audio skips, but almost never at the same time (I might ...
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My windows Pc hangs at startup

My windows xp pc hangs often how to resolve it : PC Configuration : processor : core 2 duo Ran : 2 gb ddr2 ram Os : windows xp 32 bit hard disk space : 40 gb harddisk softwares installed : ms ...
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Windows 7 freezing randomly

I have a dual boot under W7 x86 and W7 x64. Both are freezing randomly. sometimes the HDD led is fully on. Waiting only brings sometimes a black screen. here is when It freezes Playing a game, ...
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My windows 7 keeps randomly freezing when I'm doing a variety of activitiess

The screen stays the same but goes unresponsive, and I get a loud ringing robotic sound through my headset. Log Name: System Source: Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Power Date: ...
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why has my computer mouse started jumping and freezing?

I have an Imac which i have been running on 10.6 for ages and was fine but I just upgraded to 10.9.1. It was working fine for a week and now my mouse either moves with incredible slowness and short ...
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PC hanging up sometimes with distorted display

The display is often becoming slightly distorted and the whole system is hanging up sometimes even during boot up screen or during os loading or after full startup. Nothing works after this and I have ...
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Laptop freezes when I plug in a new monitor displayport cable

I have a Dell Studio 1749 with an ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650 Graphics card. I've just purchased a Dell U2713HM Monitor. I need to connect them Displayport > Displayport in order to acheive the ...
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backtrack freezes when I connect to wifi

I posted on stackoverflow a question (link) just go and read it, but basically, ~3 seconds after I connect to the wifi, everything freezes. I can't do anything but hold down power to shut it down. ...
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Quick, intermittent buzzing sound and freezing

I've recently been having this issue with my desktop PC. When I'm playing games, or watching videos, every now and then I hear a buzzing noise from my headphones and the video/game freezes for a split ...
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Lenovo Thinkpad E430 Running Linux Freezes Seemingly Randomly

My Lenovo Thinkpad E430 is running Xubuntu 12.04, and has been since April of 2013 (when I bought the laptop). For the past several weeks, my laptop has been freezing seemingly randomly. I started ...
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Windows 7 “Setup is starting” freezes

I have HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook PC ,it came with 2 drives, C & Recovery. I re-partitioned the hard using a windows 7 bootable dvd, I deleted the 2 drives, and then created a C and another one, ...
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Harddrive stopping for a minute from time to time

I have a weird problem with harddrive on Windows 8.1 machine. Harddrive from time to time just stops all the operations - system does not freeze unless it needs to load some data from HDD for which ...
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Modify Windows 7 for unsupported motherboard BIOS

I have a board that supports only XP and Server 2003. It has been EOLed, so the manufacturer has not, and will not, update the BIOS for Vista and above. W7 has the Serverworks HT1000 chipset driver ...
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Windows 7 guest on Virtualbox freezes and only works when mouse moves

I am having a problem on my Virtualbox 4.3 instalation (Windows 7 guest and Debian Wheezy as host, my machine is a HP Desktop with dual monitors and a SSD, dunno if it helps) And the issue occurs, ...
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Arch Linux Live CD Fails to boot on Dell PowerEdge

one of my friends is trying to run a Minecraft server off of his old Dell PowerEdge server and wanted to get rid of Windows Server 2003 in favor of Arch Linux. After he burned a CD he was able to get ...
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How to create a Win7 read-only boot drive?

Long story short - I have Win7 installed on SSD which is my primary boot disk C: drive. I have another 2TB SATA IDE HDD as the D: drive which stores most of my programs and all my data. So far so ...
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DELL running Windows 7 loads to desktop and then

My moms Dell computer loads up to the desktop and then freezes as if it doesn't have enough RAM to process any commands. it doesn't blue screen at all and I don't see any memory leakage going on but ...
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Windows 7 PC freezes randomly (games, Internet, Skype)

I bought a custom PC recently and I'm facing this problem since then. The RAM which they provided gave BSODs. I replaced it with a new RAM module. The weird thing is that now there are no more BSODs ...
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KMPlayer is freezing

I use KMPlayer often since it provides good sound quality. I always use it in full-screen mode. The problem is it hangs whenever I try to forward/backward it by 5/30 sec. It also hangs for whatever ...
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Possible CHKDSK hang - safe to shutdown?

I scheduled a CHKDSK on a failing HDD and it seems to have hung in the process of "verifying free clusters" (it's been stuck at a certain cluster for hours). The disk indicator light has ceased ...
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System frequently hangs/freezes with all processes in D state

When I am browsing the web with chromium (with lots of tabs/images/etc.) or running virtual machines with kvm, occasionally (at least a few times a day) my system will suddenly become unresponsive for ...
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Actiontec MI424WR Gateway from Verizon - Frequent Hangs

I'm trying to understand the source of an event that is causing my Verizon provided Actiontec MI424WR gateway to hang. With the understanding, I would like to takes steps to ensure it does not happen ...
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Hard drive locks up randomly during/after lots of I/O

Almost every time I do tasks with large amounts of writing/reading the disk such as torrents or video capture with sustained 20MB/s write for several hours at a time, my HDD will randomly 'lock up'. ...
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Windows 7 video freezes, Chrome reading data from disk at four byte chunks

When I watch videos with my Chrome browser (on Windows 7 Acer laptop), sometimes the video playback freezes and audio goes into "super slow motion" stuttering/buzzing mode and then go silent. This can ...
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How to log events in freeze time?

My computer freeze randomly on win7-32bit and I'm sure about this is a hardware issue. I can't find any solve for this problem. So I decided to find problem by myself. Now I'm trying to find something ...