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 laptop freezes up

My wife's 3-year-old laptop has started freezing randomly, and I am hoping the folks here can help me figure out why. Symptoms This started happening last week, around Wednesday or Thursday, and now ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 RDS terminal session constant freeze, disconnects

I have installed Windows 2012 R2, using it to support 15 remote desktop users. I have installed Office 2007 open lic. The problem I am having is I start a session, then if I run any Office program, or ...
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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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Win8 Device Disconnect and reconnect

I recently installed Win8.1 Pro onto a separate HDD from my Win7 Ult HDD, and everything went smooth. Every 30 seconds or so, Win8 plays the device disconnect sound, and a second later it plays the ...
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How to fix loading user settings frozen screen?

So to some up the problem I am having CorelDraw will not start up, while starting up it would freeze on loading user settings and not respond. After searching the corel site I tried the following: ...
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Take Command (command prompt replacement): Frozen session tab with “ERROR: The file is either empty or does not contain the valid choices.”

UPDATE: I can faithfully reproduce this error with a minimal Ant build. Check out this video. The two files are pasted at the bottom of this question post. As posted on the Take Command forum, I am ...
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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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Mac SSD freezing & I/O error

6 months ago I've added a SSD (Samsung 840 Pro 512GB) on the back of the superdrive and enabled TRIM. It's still as fast as it was when I bought it. Since some days my mac randomly freezes twice a ...
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How can I remove an image file that freezes my computer each time I interact with it?

There is an image file that I just can't seem to get rid of no matter how hard I try. If I click on it, try to delete it, right-click on it, try to open it up, etc., it freezes my computer and I'm ...
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Freezing Issue on One Partition

Yesterday I pulled my boyfriend's laptop toward me on a table with some wood type ridges on it which caused the computer to bump a bit because of it's huge battery (my boyfriend bought this after the ...
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How to diagnose computer lockups and freezes?

I built a desktop computer a couple years back with the following specs: CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300 Yorkfield 2.5GHz 6 MB L2 Cache LGA 775 95W Quad-Core Processor BX80580Q9300 Motherboard: EVGA ...
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Computer suddenly dies; screen displays weird flickering lines, then restarts

I've been having this terrible problem for a little while and just managed to get a picture of 'dead screen' for the first time and I am posting it to seek help. Randomly, at irregular intervals ...
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Windows 7 randomly freezes after 30 mins of idling

I just got a new acer computer with windows7 preinstalled on it and experience that the computer freezes when it was idle for 30 mins and I come back and want to use it again. When I move the mouse to ...
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Dell precision t3600 freezes randomly

My dell precision t3600 freezes randomly and says nVidia driver recovered form error. Some time it freezes and doesn't recover, so to make it work again i have to restart my work station. I tried Dell ...
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KB980408: Fix for Explorer freezing: does anyone know what app caused it?

Microsoft released an update for Windows 7 today (Tuesday, April 27, 2010): KB980408: The April 2010 stability and reliability update for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 is available. The ...
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It seems laptop aspire 5742 is damaging Hard drives

The laptop started rebooting itself and going into recovery mode and failing to recover, I tried the hdd on another computer and WD diagnose tool failed, so I bought a new WD blue 500gb HDD, I ...
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New driver causes my nVidia GeForce 630 to freeze right 1/4th of the screen

I've not had issues like this in the past, but in the last 3-4 weeks, GeForce Experience constantly installs the latest driver (currently 337.88), which causes the right 4th of the screen to be ...
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What actually happens when computer hangs [closed]

When we come to a point where computer hangs, what does actually happen inside of Windows's or Linux's kernel? Could a user space application be the cause that a whole os i frozen or could it just ...
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Windows 7 freezes about a minute after login

I have an HP laptop and when I boot it up It has a black screen. So I quit explorer.exe and start it up again. That makes the desktop come back but then it freezes and I have to do a hard reset. It ...
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Windows 8 freezes when killing “Metro” apps

Often after I use certain Windows 8 (formerly "Metro") apps, usually about a day later, I notice a marked drop in available RAM over what I was expecting. Since I am running Virtual Machines that ...
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Why on Windows 8 if I click right button using the mouse the system freeze?

I have a very strange problem using Windows 8. Suddenly when I select a file\folder icon and I perform the right click using the mouse (to copy\paste, delte or other operations) it only show the ...
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Microsoft Outlook Screen Turns Rose Color and Freezes

why does my Microsoft Outlook screen turn rose-colored and then freeze? this happen after about 10 minutes of slow operation. My computer is a Dell Precision M4300
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Why system becomes unresponsive before system reach total memory

Why the system becomes unresponsive before system total memory be reached ? I've 2G DDR3 installed (1802MB usable) but when memory usage reach ~1450MB the system starts to be unresponsive and stay ...
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Dell Latitude 531 with Windows XP hangs and then emits a continuous loud beep

I have been trying to troubleshoot this laptop for a couple of days now. It has hung about 8 times in the last two days. It will become completely unresponsive except for CAD. CAD will show the ...
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Windows 7 hangs while loading desktop

I am facing a weird problem. My computer hangs while loading the desktop, and only the background shows up; no icons or bars load. If I power the system on and off about 4-6 times, I may be able to ...
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“Connect to a network” does not open (and others)?

Update I've decided to video some of the issues: "Connect to a network" cannot be opened, except in safe mode, video. Programs cannot be opened prior to alt-f4 or similar, video. Logging off is ...
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Sony Vaio Windows 8 freezing during boot, Repair itself unsuccessfully, change in OS worked temporarily

I am using my 4 years old sony vaio E series laptop. I got my motherboard changed last year and the old recovery disk dont work now. I was using WIN 7 until yesterday when the computer froze. I ...
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Debug mouse freezing on Ubuntu

I have been using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on my work desktop for a few months. Yesterday, I started having issues with my USB mouse. Whenever I type for a while, and I try to move the mouse afterwards, it ...
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What could cause a system reboot after 1 - 2 hours uptime?

Since about two weeks my system (Ubuntu 14.04) causes reboots itself (it seems to freeze for a fraction of a second). The reboot problem began at that time I updated the BIOS since I had weird ...
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Sleep Freezes Laptop

My laptop freezes when it automatically goes to sleep (or hibernate) due to Control Panel's Power Options settings. I can not get the laptop to wakeup by pressing any keys including Control + Alt + ...
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Excel 2013 Hangs when loading a number of Files

I have 2 machines: Windows 7 with Office 2007, and a new Windows 8 desktop machine (6GB memory) with 8.1 and office 2013. I have a large project with +- 70 Excel files. They are linked and need to be ...
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Open/save file dialog takes a long time to open in Windows 8. Several programs are affected Chrome, Thunderbird

When I try to save a file in Chrome the Save as dialog box becomes unresponsive and I have to close Chrome. This is on Windows 8.1 The Microsoft answer (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/313937) that ...
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Windows 8.1 freezes irregularly at system reboot, cold reboot fixes it

My system is windows 8.1. From sometime ago, it starts to freeze irregularly at start-up during reboot. Screen shows 2 spinning dots and freezes at the windows logo screen. Turn off the PC and turn on ...
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Random hard freezes started happening after installing a new graphics card?

Recently I replaced my old nVidia GTX 480 with a new Asus AMD R9 290. Since then, my computer has been randomly locking up (as in, the mouse stops moving and network services stop responding to ...
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Input devices stop working when playing Battlefield 4 and Battlefield: Hardline

I just downloaded the Battlefield Hardline (BFH) beta only to discover that my mouse and keyboard input freezes every few seconds. It's just the input not the cursor, because in menus the selector ...
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Chrome causes system to hang during normal use

This can happen at any time. whether or not I have 20 tabs open or just the one and all extensions disabled. Windows 8.1 Pro AMD FX-8350 32GB Ram As you can see my system should have no problems ...
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USB devices slow or halt PC boot

On my self built machine, leaving certain USB devices in will cause strange boot problems. For example: If an older flash drive I have is plugged into the machine, the PC will hang at POST... ...
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Adobe reader 11.0.07 freezes for 8 sec after opening a PDF file

Whenever I open adobe reader by opening a pdf file on my system (windows 7 x64), if the internet connexion is not available (no connexion at all, or even wrong internet settings, like a proxy that is ...
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What to do with a frozen web page in Chrome

I've typed a bunch of text into a web page in Google Chrome. Suddenly, the page freezes. How can I copy the text to somewhere else, since I can't select it? The page also stores the text in a ...
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Computer freezes freequently and intermittently when playing videos from the web

Previously my laptop showed IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL or HAL_INITIALIZATION_FAILED BSOD error. I asked the community in this post. I did not do anything to fix the issue. But now when I play videos on ...
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Full computer freeze with audio stuttering after playing games for a period of time

I've been having a problem with my computer freezing completely when playing games like LA Noire or SW:TOR (yay early access!). Basically, what happens is I will play for around an hour or so ...
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Mozilla Thunderbird not responding

Whenever i start Thunderbird, it keeps saying not responding and being ridiculously slow. i've tried clearing my cache and compacting my folders but the problem persists. I'm running windows 8.1 on ...
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Can't load or repair Windows

I can't run my Windows 7 64bit. I tried: System repair – hangs at the repair screen Start normally – hangs at the Starting Windows screen Start in safe mode – hangs at the classpnp.sys file Start ...
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Why would Thunderbird regularly hang for 10 seconds

I've been using the Thunderbird e-mail client for years on three different operating systems: XP, Vista, Windows 7. On all of these operating systems, it has always had the problem of e.g. I'll be ...
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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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Windows will not open processes

I recently I come upon an unexplainable issue concerning my Windows 7 partition. When I woke up Thursday morning and logged into Windows, I discovered that it was acting really slow. It didn't take ...
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Ubuntu NBR karmic boot freezes at fsck from util-linux-ng 2.16

I have a netbook (emachine e250 - equivalent to an acer aspire one) and I have Ubunutu NBR 9.10 installed on it. Every other cold boot freezes at the following error message: fsck from util-linux-ng ...
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Computer Won't Boot, gets stuck at startup repair

I'm having a problem where my HP Envy 15 will not boot up correctly. It started when my system froze, so I held the power button to turn it off. When I attempted to turn it back on, it came to a black ...
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windows 7 crashes unexpectedly whilst saving or restarting

Whenever I try to save my work in microsoft office my laptop takes at least a couple of minutes to save and displays 'not responding', even though the file is small (this happens if I open a document, ...
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Ubuntu Natty: Desktop freezes after login

The other minute I updated Ubuntu from 10.10 to 11.04. I configured the system to always log in user A. Now when I start it, the computer boots and loads the Desktop of user A, but there you can do ...