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 freezes at Windows Logo on Startup and then boots up completely after roughly 20 seconds

I have recently noticed that Windows 7 will freeze during startup, specifically while the Windows Logo is midway from forming. After this occurs, I will usually just have to turn my computer off and ...
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Computer starts to lag during games every other boot

After buying some used parts off a friend I started noticing something really odd. The computer starts to lag, not "regular" graphics lag but audio and mouse as well. Everything gets really choppy. ...
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Random mouse freezing

My mouse (mice actually, tried two different mice) frequently freezes, and becomes unresponsive. Sometimes I hear the Windows unplugging sound (as if I removed the mouse from my USB port) and ...
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USB Mouse freezing periodically on CentOS 7

I got a new mouse today (Zowie EC2-A) and every 10 seconds or so the cursor will stop responding and any process running seems to freeze as well. This only happens while using the mouse; when I use a ...
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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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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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Acer ASPIRE ONE D257 Freezes and switches off

My girlfriend's Acer started to run slowly. I gave it to a "specialist". Nothing happened. The notebook is out of warranty since a long time. I cleaned the unnecessary programs - no result. Next ...
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My computer starts to randomly freeze after my GPU got burned

My computer started to randomly freeze after my GPU got burned. As of now I have already replaced my GPU, but this has not solved the problem. I already tried troubleshooting my PC, I tried ...
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Fedora 23 freezes after login

Fedora is my first Linux-based OS I've ever installed and everything seemed to be going well until I tried to log in. I enter my credentials and the login disappears leaving only the background image ...
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How to diagnose my computer's issue?

I have a serious problem here, my desktop suddenly shutdown. I was testing my HDD and I found that it has some bad sectors, so I bought a new one: WD GREEN 500gb. After that everything went right, ...
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Video driver (I think) causes computer to freeze up, then continue

Laptop: Dell Studio XPS1340; Intel Core 2 Duo P8600 @2.4GHz; 8GB RAM; Intel 120GB SSD SC2BW120A4 GPU: (stock) NVIDIA GeForce 9400M G, Driver Version 340.52 (up-to-date) [more info avail if needed] ...
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Spotify Desktop Player Won't Autoplay next Track [closed]

I downloaded and installed the Spotify desktop client for my work PC. After virtually every song, the player stops the song and will not automatically go to the next song. I know this may be the ...
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Another Windows 7 install freezing

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad T510 which has been runing Windows 7 32bits for almost two years now. For some reason, the system got dusty and slow so I backed-up my data intending to format my HDD and ...
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Microsoft Office 2010 keeps freezing after Windows 7 cloning

I clone Windows 7 installation with all programs together with Microsoft Office 2010. After applying image to new PC - all Office programs freeze after a few minutes of running and I have to force ...
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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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Ubuntu 14.04 hangs intermittently under Hyper-V

I have Ubuntu Server 14.04.1 LTS running in a Hyper-V virtual machine on a Windows 2012 R2 host. After running for some time, the Ubuntu server seems to freeze up (at least partially). A website it'...
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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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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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PC stutter / freeze when downloading at over 200mpbs, safe mode works fine @ 700mpbs+

I have been looking for a solution on both the internet, official support sites and whatnot and can't find a solution for my problem. Maybe someone here can help me troubleshoot further. So, the ...
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high end pc freezes at random intervals (low load)

BUILD: CPU: 6770K with water cooling (not OCed) GPU: inno3D GTX 780 (not OCed) Ram: dominator 32GB MOBO: Maximus XIII Ranger SSDs: 2x 500GB plextor (raid0) OS: windows 10 Pro BACKGROUND: Just ...
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Windows 10 hangs after trying to download/upload something in Chrome

I upgraded to Windows 10 recently (Build 10586 currently). Since then I have been having problems with Chrome: whenever I try to save or upload a file, the computer freezes within moments of ...
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Windows 10 - Critical Error 41, three “hard hangs”, only one event with event log

Over the last two days my computer has been experiencing seemingly random "hard hangs". As far as I know, all the hardware is sound, and I've not installed any new drivers recently. The only program I'...
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All my browsers freezes or stop working

I'm using google-chrome, firefox and opera as browsers on my PC.The problem is that sometimes (or quite a lot of times) the browser freezes or stop working. For example chrome will tell me after a ...
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How to force MS word to “cache” a large doc —while opening? (And not after beginning working on it)

I am working with large documents which (probably) requires word to "cache" large amount of data. So it freezes, (high CPU, fan) during few minutes, after few minutes of editing. The freezing probably ...
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Windows 10 freezes randomly and won't boot

So, I recently installed Windows 10 and I have this issue where it freezes randomly while I'm browsing the web or something. Then I've to do a hard reset, but it won't boot and there is a black screen ...
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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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Samsung 850 Evo SSD with Windows 10 randomly freezing and display settings issues

I've got a strange problem with my SSD. I've installed my system on it (windows 10) and it was working fine for some time (aside from occasional freezes at the start of a system). Now when I boot my ...
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I can't play movies on windows 10 after an upgrade from win7

Youtube is working and Streaming software like stremio or PopcornTime also works. But when I try to play video files it doesn't work. The computer freezes I get strange colorful squares on the screen. ...
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Teamviewer 10 service hung on starting, slows down startup

Suddenly my PC started taking a long time to boot. I have windows 8.1 on an SSD so it's usually pretty fast, like 20 or 30s from pressing the button to desktop, most of it is the motherboard stuff. ...
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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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Windows media player gives error “Server execution failed” after trying to play file

Every once in a while when I try to play a file in WMP it'll hang for about 10 seconds, pop up an error saying "server execution failed." If try again it usually works. Any suggestions?
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W32Time freezes Windows

I have a Windows 10 tablet displaying some measurment data. It runs 24h a day. After some time it totally freezes. I found out that it has to do with the W32Time service. When I connect to the ...
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Windows 10 will not shutdown and desktop icons disappear when clicking refresh

I am having some issues with my Windows 10 installation. Currently I cannot shut down my computer without physically pressing and holding the power button on the front of my computer. If I click the ...
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Windows 10 hangs for 5-10 seconds during normal use

Specs: Dell Inspiron 3531 running Windows 10 Home 64-bit (free upgrade from 8.1) Intel Celeron N2830 2.16 GHz, 4.00 GB RAM Intel HD Graphics For a few days now, I have noticed that my laptop hangs ...
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100% SSD Activity, 0 R/W Speed: System Hang Issue

So I've just been experiencing a weird issue with my system where it hangs and it is very unresponsive at random intervals of time (in fact, the first clue that I had an issue was when boot to desktop ...
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Powershell : this command sticks my script, freezes

I am trying to get a list of available updates using $UpdateSession = New-Object -ComObject 'Microsoft.Update.Session' Write-Host "[1]" $UpdateSession.ClientApplicationID = 'MSDN PowerShell Sample' ...
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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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How to fix ASUS notebook freezing & brightness issues after Windows 10 Upgrade?

My ASUS G73JH gaming notebook was working properly with the original Windows 7. I upgraded it to Windows 10 and started experiencing a collection of problems: Inability to adjust screen brightness ...
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How can debug the computer freezes

I have PC with Win10 OS my problem was in windows when it freeze the system immediately reboot itself. i search about memory dump files in %SystemRoot% directory but nothing there. I reinstalled the ...
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Windows (or maybe Chrome) “micro” freezes

I'm running Windows 8.1 x64 on a quite decent machine (16GB DDR3 Ram, i7 4770k, Asrock Z87 Pro4, Samsung 830pro). More lately, the feeling of using it became more and more slowly, without really ...
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Programs Not Responding on click

When I use any application and I click it shows Not Responding for a second. It doesn't sound like a big deal, but sometimes I need to click twice or even a third time to click on button. Half of the ...
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PC Completely Freezes, Needs to Be Rebooted

I have a pretty old built PC that I was recently upgrading. I upgraded quite a few different parts so I'm not sure what was the thing that lead to this issue but now my computer reliably freezes ...
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Strange “freezing” behaviour in Excel 2013 brand new XPS 13

I have a new XPS 13 with 16 GB mem, i7, windows 10 64bit and since I got it a few weeks ago I have been having the following very annoying problem. At random times the excel GUI disappears, although ...
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kdeinit5 hangs on shutdown

I have diagnosed my shutdown problem where my session-c2 is not terminated (see: https://freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/systemd/Debugging/#index2h1) The shutdown log is folllowing: 9396 [ 134....
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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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all external hardware stops working randomly and windows freezes

recently i built a new rig and i get this weird freeze very randomly, while playing games, watching youtube videos, browsing, or using any other applications, when it freezes all external hardware ...
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Windows 7 is stuck at “Starting Windows”

I have a problem that is very similar to this. I run a dualboot win7+Ubuntu on a Lenovo G770. Unfortunately, my Win 7 does not start anymore and it gets stuck on the Starting Windows Screen. However, ...
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Hard disk freezes copy programs after copying certain files

I am trying to rescue the data off a failing external hard disk, but I am running into a number of problems. The file transfer will consistently freeze up on specific files, and the program being ...
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Excel 2016 Freezing when entering data into a spreadsheet with multiple formulas

When working in spreadsheets with multiple formulas, if users enter data into a cell then leave the cell, Excel freezes for a few seconds to a couple minutes. The time varies depending on which ...
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Laptop screen flickers and freezes

I have a Toshiba Satellite L50 laptop, less than one year old. It runs Linux mint 17.3, 64 bit. It has 8GRam, 2.6 GHz on turbo, VGA Intel Corporation ValleyView Gen7, 430GB free out of 500. I am ...