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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My Notepad is not responding when trying to save

A few hours ago I was doing a research work when I finally decided to save the data in Notepad and call it a day, it isn't responding. When I press File > Save, the "Save As" dialog window appeared ...
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Windows 8.1 Dual GPU freezing

I'm almost killing myself here trying to make this computer work with two GPUs. It works fine using one GPU; all drivers are up to date. After inserting the second GPU, about two minutes after ...
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Rsyslog hangs processes

I have a quite odd problem. At random times my dovecot daemon dies and I cannot receive/send emails while the host is still up. When trying to SSH into the server to see what happened, I discover that ...
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Possible power supply surge problems: may it end in UI problems?

I'm experiencing some strange situation and I can't figure out what's happening at all. Recently I bought a Core i5 4670 + ASUS Z87-K + Thermaltake Lite Power 600W power supply. Whenever I close the ...
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Download Freezing from a Certain Location (possibly related to a crash)

TLDR; After a windows "hard" crash, I cannot download a file from Google's server with a certain computer (other computers on the same network download the file just fine). I have Windows 7 with 4G ...
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Laptop Wifi freezing router

I have a laptop that I just purchased used. It came with just windows 7 and NONE of the laptop specific drivers. I was unable to connect to the internet to get the drivers, so I downloaded them from ...
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Hard drive corrupts when in use and appears as RAW after reboot

At the moment all of my steamapps folder is on a separate drive connected via a symbolic link. Last week while in game the program crashed and would not quit, even after terminating from the Task ...
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Misterious freeze on odroid-u2 running debian

Unfortunately I have had problems in the last month with my ODROID-U2. This is a mini computer from hardkernel that boats on a SD-card. My problem is, after a certain time my mini-computer stops, it ...
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Fresh Windows 7/8 installs Freeze, Ubuntu 13.10 works fine

I ran into a problem last week and my computer (Asus G73Jh A-1 ) ended up in a Startup Repair Infinite Loop. Unsure of the cause, I decided to troubleshoot with Ubuntu Live disk. Thankfully, I was ...
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P35/Core2 PC freezing on idle

So i put together an older PC, for Photoshop usage and stuff. And the PC tends to freeze on idle. Here are the stats: ASUS P5K Mainboard, rev.1 (P35 chipset) CPU Core2 E6750 RAM 3 sticks of Corsair ...
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System intermittently freezes and doesn't show any errors

About 1 month ago, my 2 year old laptop (Lenovo z570) has decided that it doesn't want to be perfect any more. It will decide to freeze suddenly (no inputs, and if sound is playing, the last sound ...
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How to open tty or execute some script when the shortcut Ctrl+Alt+F[1-6] doesn't work and X11 is partially frozen but system is still working?

I'm using Ubuntu 10.10 with Gnome on Acer Aspire One netbook. The X11 or just some parts of Gnome like panels and partially windows (details described below) are frozen which doesn't allow to do ...
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Computer froze when I punched the desk

I don't really have a habit of punching things and I've only really had this issue one time about a week ago, but I'd just like to see if there's a clear reason why this could have happened. A few ...
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Ubuntu runs very slow

I have been using Ubuntu 13.10 32-bit for a month. It's working fine, but since two days ago it hangs more than ever, and it sometimes runs very slowly. For example, when a window closes it slowly ...
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Windows in Gnome on Ubuntu 10.10 are frozen. What can I do?

I used to see the link below and I think it would be helpful but the problem is I can't run any of TTY. How to I restart a frozen screen in Ubuntu without losing any open windows? I'm trying to do ...
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Why does the mouse still work when the system hangs?

This is not a problem exactly, but interesting. When windows pc hangs for any reason e.g. WinExplorer crash, internal crash or HDD fault, most of the time everything stopped working except mouse. we ...
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Software/Ways to help computer run at optimal speed? [closed]

I have gathered a lot of information already on many different issues-- mainly through websites like these where people seek answers regarding troubleshooting with computers/components. So I figured ...
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How to diagnose hanging/freezing?

I have gathered a lot of information already on many different issues-- mainly through websites like these where people seek answers regarding troubleshooting with computers/components. So I figured ...
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fresh install of windows 7 sp1, original dvd, hang on starting windows, before logo animation

new build; asus z87-a intel i5-4670K intel ssd 180g 530 western digital black 2t LG CH12NS3012X BD-ROM msi geforce 760 antec high current gamer 750W Kingston KHX1600C9D3B1K2/8GX 8GB Kit Noctua NH-D14 ...
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Stop Windows 8 from closing unresponsive programs automatically

This is extremely annoying, especially my laptop is so messed up that whenever it boots to the Start, the Disk Activity just couldn't stop until 10 minutes plus later. When I launch a program (I can't ...
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Computer micro-freezing then hanging up when playing some games

I have had this problem for years: When I play some video games, my computer starts to freeze for very short time periods including the following: the audio output stutters the video output freezes ...
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computer freezing randomly [closed]

Hi I have a computer under windows 7 32 bit and I randomly encounter freezing : the pointer does not move anymore, nothing happens and the light indicating that the RAM is being used is off. I have ...
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Is there any way to check the Disk I/O that happens after startup and the duration for each task?

I am trying to troubleshoot a hard freeze of my computer (Windows 7) after startup. After 3-4 seconds after the user login screen, the OS freezes: Pressing the Windows button at the keyboard doesn't ...
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Two Wireless Routers - network hangs once in a while

I've setup two wireless routers at my place with the same SSID, different channels: Cisco EPC3928AD is 192.168.150.1, cable in, has DHCP server on with client IP range starting at .10. Sitecom X6 N900 ...
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How can I find out why Chrome is freezing my computer?

My system keeps hanging. The image shown below shows Chrome process 5660 as active while my disk utilization is peaked. During this time my computer seems to freeze. I can't open a new tab, can't use ...
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Windows 8 Freezes At 100% Disk Usage [duplicate]

I've read that a lot of people are having this problem, but nothing I try works. Disk usage will remain low until I launch a program like Skype. When I do, it will say that Skype uses around 1 ...
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Computer freezes on cold boot

I have a problem which started about 3 weeks ago. Each time I boot my computer for the first time of the day, it will freeze around 1 hour after the boot. It happens independently of the OS in use ...
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PPTP VPN freezes

My pptp VPN freezes every couple of hours. The connection itself is not aborted, but I can't use the internet. I can still see RX packets goes up, but not the TX packets ppp0 Link ...
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cygwin sshd.exe & service randomly hang after a few days

I have cygwin and sshd installed, latest versions as of last month, on a Win7 Pro 64-bit box. I can ssh in from a Linux box no trouble. (It's identical to a setup I have on a Windows 2003 Server box ...
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New Macbook Pro Retina Spinning Wheel Then Complete Freeze

I checked the console and this message was repeating before crashing, although I am not certain it caused either the spinning wheel or the freeze. 12/11/13 8:45:56.106 PM ...
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Investigating causes for slow/freezing computer

I'm investigating the causes for my 2-year-old Samsung laptop running slow and sometimes hanging under very slow stress. I have some friends which had the exact same model as mine and had to send ...
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Along the same lines

I'm running Windows 7 and I'm having the same issues (freezing up after sleep mode). However, it doesn't freeze up immediately sometimes, and the display on my screen has lines through it, and I found ...
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My mp3player freezes when I eject it

When I eject(or safely remove) or unplug my mp3player from the USB, the screen freezes and an "ok to disconnect" message remains on its screen. Then I have to reset my mp3player. However when I ...
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Win 7 freezes randomly

like the headline says i´ve got the issue with my win 7 64 bit pc that it freezes suddenly Furthermore I´ve got some more i dont know if this bugs relate to each other: Sometimes my mouse bugs and ...
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Computer freezes some minutes after booting, how to debug hardware fault?

I bought an older Pentium 4 PC to run Linux and use as a server/music player/etc. I installed Ubuntu, and basically everything works as expected software wise. However it often freezes completly some ...
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WinVista and Chrome freezing on high disk usage

I'm trying to diagnose an issue with my PC. I see unresponsive apps like chrome and windows explorer. The UI is responsive but its still very annoying. THe HD utilization seems high when this ...
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Windows 8 stuck on boot screen after installing VirtualBox

So I installed the new VirtualBox earlier, did some more work on my PC, and restarted my PC 2 horus after the installation, and it is now stuck on the booting screen(blue Windows logo, and a loading ...
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Moving/copying to Windows 8 Storage Spaces parity pool, slows to a halt every time after Windows 8.1 upgrade

I recently set up Windows 8 with an external (USB) storage space parity pool (4 drives, varying sizes 1.5&2TB drives). I managed to move about 3TB to this pool without a hitch, then the Windows ...
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USB drive unresponsive

I have a 2TB harddrive connected via USB 3.0. This drive has been working fine for a while now. Quite often, when opening an arbitrary folder on the drive, it just freezes for about half a minute. I ...
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How do I stop windows 8.1 from freezing when the screen locks

This happens to me on a regular basis if I leave the computer for upwards of 10 minutes. It didnt do so at first but started after a couple of days. This is possibly related to further windows ...
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Computer freezes regulary and the “hardware disconnect” sound is played

I have a very annoying issue. A couple of weeks now I am experiencing freezes which are directly followed (or vice versa) by a hardware disconnect sound that occurs when unplugging a usb drive or any ...
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Firefox: Viewing a specific SVG file turns the system unresponsive

Important: Several SuperUser regulars are currently trying to narrow down the scope and cause of this issue. We are currently seeking willing volunteers to fill out the form here after performing ...
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Acer Aspire netbook with Ubuntu is frozen. What can I do to save temporary data?

I'm in very serious situation. I use Ubuntu 10.10 on my Acer Aspire One netbook. Today it suddenly froze when I was working on something important. It happened after RAM memory and swap became totally ...
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GPU fan stops working under heavy load

I have been experiencing hardware problems for a little while now and would like to know what the problem is exactly. What usually happen is while playing a game, my computer will freezes and I'll ...
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MS Word 2013-Can't save anything

Something is deeply screwed with my word processor. Anytime I try to save something my computer goes into an endless loop and never comes back. and the file is opening as a read only. I was getting ...
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Windows 7 Splash Screen Delay

Recently, there is a quite noticeable delay on the splash screen (the animation where 4 pieces of color dots combine together into a Windows logo) during startup. Normally it only takes ~5 secs before ...
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PC freezes with high activity and when playing games

I have a Windows 7 Acer Aspire x3475 with AMD Radeon HD 7000 + 7660D Dual Graphics (2343). When I play games, my computer freezes and the screen goes black. The only sound is a loud beep that does not ...
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Intermittent hard freeze/crashes, generally while idle. No event viewer details

Subject says most of it. My HTPC will occasionally be found in this hard-locked/crashed state when nothing of note was being done. The past couple times, it has been while the screensaver was running ...
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How to freeze ahk Window Spy in W8

My Window Spy says "Shift-Alt-Tab to freeze display" but ShfitAltTab winminimizes all windows. How can I freeze the Window Spy of autohotkey in Windows 8?
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computer freezes randomly?

For the last weeks I've been suffering a problem with a Windows 7 laptop formatted only 2 months ago. From time to time the system complete freezes for a minute or so, and then it continues working as ...