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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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. Every once in a while my computer just freezes completely, and shuts off after about a minute. All I can ...
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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 ...
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Is my computer part of a botnet? (based on 4 symptoms)

I have four signals that, together, hint to the fact that something is going on on my machine (windows 7 x64, Precision M4600 from 2011): The black windows startup screen lasts for 50 seconds, ...
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Analyzing Windows 7 intermittent freezes [duplicate]

For a few weeks now, my Windows 7 installation has been showing intermittent freezes. Typically, the currently focused application window will freeze for up to 7 seconds, but I can still switch to a ...
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Computer freezes after fresh install [closed]

After a lot of use my computer has started to freeze, I did a fresh install of Windows 7 and the problem persists, sometimes the computer freezes and i have to shut it down, I´ve tried to install ...
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How to use testdisk on external hard drive that freezes whenever connected?

I've been trying to recover files from my WD external hard drive, and nothing has worked so far. I've heard of testdisk but I can't use it because as soon as I connect my external, it freezes the PC. ...
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Freezing and Crash in Excel 2010 When Formatting Cells

After normal function for over a year, we began to experience a problem in Excel 2010 running on Windows 7. When we try to format cells or change the font, we see a freezing or crashing behavior. ...
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WD 1TB External Hard Drive keeps freezing

My WD External Hard drive started messing up yesterday when it would lag my PC and then altogether just freeze my PC. Every time it's connected, it freezes. And then when I unplug, the PC starts ...
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Can a stuck case fan cause the system to freeze?

Recently, my computer freezes sometimes at random. The freeze has no bluescreen and Windows 7 does not even generate a memory dump, the screen is just still and it doesn't respond to my keyboard and ...
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Cannot watch movie with Synergy moused out

After finally having gone through the pains of getting the Synergy-project download to work (had to downgrade to 32 bit), now my video freezes when I mouse out to the other desktop. Anyone else face ...
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Computer keeps freezing after driver update

Since a few days my LapTop keeps freezing when I open f.e Skype, Visual Studio or a DirectX based game. When I open one of those programs the screen freezes, but I can still move my mouse. When I try ...
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New computer freezes

Today I built a new computer with an AMD FX-9590. Installation and upgrading of ubuntu went fine. Then i wanted to render with blender. After some time the system froze. During reboot it froze again. ...
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Computer Freezes Randomly Due to Hardware Problems

My computer has been randomly freezing for about a month. There seems to be no obvious patterns, it can run days or just hours. The problem seems to only occur in my Windows OS, when booted to Linux ...
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Windows 8.1 Corrupt System Files Causes Computer to Freeze and Reappear after “Fixing”

My computer freezes randomly from time to time and will not respond again until I completely power off the system. I am running Windows 8.1 x64 (dual booted with Linux if that's important). Below is ...
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Excel getting stuck

This is Excel 2013 (32-bit) on Windows 7 Ultimate (64-bit). The problem I'm facing is that Excel often (but not always) gets stuck when I start typing in a cell. The freeze continues for maybe 5 or 6 ...
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Random Freeze, Mouse and Keyboard doesn't work on Windows 7 and I need to force restart

I don't know why since I'm student. But my pc works fine in Safe mode. System: http://puu.sh/ixd8O/a1940f4504.png
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Explore.exe freezes every couple of seconds and pops back to top when scrolling [windows 10]

I recently installed an SSD in my laptop in addition to my HDD. Since adding my SSd my computer is much faster. However, when browsing in my folders explore.exe happens to freeze every couple of ...
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Windows 7 is not running properly and msconfig freezes all the time

First, sorry for the "generic title"; I don't know how to name my problem. I'm facing some difficulties to run my Windows 7 64 bit after I had some problems trying to change the apps to run at system ...
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Linux Install - VMWare Player - EFI Mode - Mouse Keyboard freeze

I am trying to install Linux Mint 17.1 64 Bit in VMWare Player 6.0.1. Host OS is XP SP3. All works well in legacy mode. However when I set the VM mode to EFI, Linux boots fine (first as Live CD) but ...
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Seagate hdd (internal) unmount/disappear after awhile i plugged in

Summary: Before my Seagate ST1000DM003 (1TB) failed, the disk usage always goes up to 100% active with no transfer rate, this causing my pc freeze randomly. BIOS POST shows up'S.M.A.R.T. COMMAND ...
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Enabling socks proxy in my browser is freezing my putty terminal

Local system - Windows 8.1, Putty, Firefox with FoxyProxy addon (Socks5) Remote server - Ubuntu 14.04 (headless) When i enable FoxyProxy and use SSH tunneling, the putty session freezes and the ...
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How to deal with a memory-leaking fork bomb on Linux?

I know that a fork bomb can be prevented by limiting the number of processes of a single user, and memory leaking will not freeze my OS for Linux has OOM killer. But how about a memory-leaking fork ...
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System became unresponsive! Please save it

Please help. I was scanning my Asus x200ma using spyhunter 4.0. After completing scan, it says to buy the full version. When I clicked on Purchase now, it suddenly freezes my netbook. Even power key ...
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Laptop Stucks Power Button not responding

I am using Lenovo B560 Ci3 First Generation Laptop with 6GB RAM (2GB + 4GB). Sometimes my laptop stucks even power button also freezes along with keyboard and mouse-pad. To restart i have to put ...
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Windows Explorer freezing, narrowed it down to a certain DLL

I've had a problem for a while now. Whenever I hold ctrl or shift to select multiple files, my entire PC freezes. After a while, I narrowed it down to a single thread in windows explorer causing this ...
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Rstudio freezes when clicking global options

I've recently installed Rstudio 0.99.441 on Ubuntu 14.04. I have installed the latest version of R (3.20). I want to change the background color of the console, but each time I press tools -> global ...
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USB3 causing hangs

I recently built my new computer and now i am facing constant system freezes that last a few seconds. I narrowed the problem down to the USB3 drivers. I cannot just not use the drivers since all of ...
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Why does my computer freeze randomly and also power button not respond? [duplicate]

My computer has this serious problem, I turn on the computer and after a random time lapse, it freeze and also the powerbutton not respond, the only thing that works is the reset button (the one that ...
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Google Chrome Constantly Locking Up

Here’s my problem. I have Chrome 43.0.2357.81 m installed on three different computers: My personal desktop, my personal laptop, and my company workstation. On my two personal computers it’s virtually ...
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Computer Freezes Shortly After Booting

I have a problem with my Windows 8.1 machine which freezes the entire system when I launch and use Chrome to browse a few web pages. The same thing happens when I try to uninstall Google Drive, ...
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How can I address Microsoft Word 2011 Mac (14.4.3) freezing, possibly with a CPU burning infinite loop?

I am working with Microsoft Word 2011 Mac 14.4.3, running Yosemite 10.10.3. It has happened a couple of times with an hour that it freezes; the fans fire up like I'm burning CPU, and the menu from ...