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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HP 2013 UltraSlim Docking Station Crashes\Freezes HP Elitebook 840 G1

We have a user that when they disconnect HP Elitebook 840 G1 from the docking station the system then crashes\freezes no BSOD but they always nearly always require a restart. The devices are ...
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Sublime Text causes Windows to freeze?

I have an odd problem with my Surface Pro 1 freezing whenever I use Sublime Text 3. After using ST3 for some amount of time, Windows will enter a half-frozen state. All applications lock up, but I can ...
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Windows 7 Freezes at Login Screen?

When it powers on, it comes to the login page and freezes. The mouse won’t move and I can’t type in anything into the password field. The disk access looks busy, which I know is typical when a PC ...
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Radeon R290 keeps shutting down after heavy load

First back story: My Gaming PC mostly consists of older (but very expensive) Hardware. In This case it is a DELL Precision T7400 with 2x Intel E5440 and 32GB RAM (i threw 3 broken models together and ...
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System freeze when running badblocks

quick background: a file transfer between two partitions did not complete, had to restart (running LinuxMint) - from then on, I'm getting the Smart-warning msg to replace my hard-drive soon - output ...
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Windows 7 stuck at “Starting Windows”, but hardware freeze on occasional boot

I'll be as short as possible, i have 2 issues i am fighting against with no success. Anything began when my pc would suddenly freeze (hardware freeze) messing up the video signal, and forcing me to ...
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Raspberry Pi hanging up [closed]

I have a Raspberry Pi controlling my system in a remote location. The surrounding temperature is around -11 degrees Celsius. I am running a multithreaded Python program on the Pi. There is a thread ...
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Using an SSD with no AHCI [ICH7 base] - Windows 7 hangs frequently

I have a Shuttle Intel G31 + ICH7 (base -- not M/R etc) system. I just bought an OCZ Vertex 3 120gb [VTX3-25SAT3-120G] which includes the Sandforce 2218 firmware. The ICH7 does not support AHCI. I ...
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SSD causes my Windows 7 installation to freeze

I have an ADATA S510 60GB SATA3 (AHCI mode) SSD, and an Asus M4A785TD-V EVO motherboard. Quite often my computer freezes for about 30 seconds, and afterward returns to its normal state. I'm more than ...
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Solid State Drive Occasionally Freezes For A Minute While OS Is “Beach Balling”

Almost a month ago I bought Intel 330 128GB solid state drive, migrated my data with Intel branded limited-feature Acronis from old HDD to new SSD, optimized with Intel Toolbox and started using 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 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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linux mint freeze

Linux Mint freezes after a couple of seconds the desktop loads, in a way that I have to shut the power in order to reboot; the mouse doesn't move, Ctrl+Alt+F1 doesn't do anything and I think even the ...
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Multiple HDDs randomly turn off

I've had this problem for quite some time, there are times when it occurs daily and times when it doesn't happen for months. A little backstory: I had issues with computer freezing and static/noise ...
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cygwin on win7 x64 takes long time to respond

I recently got a new PC(laptop) and installed cygwin on it, latest version as of today. For some reason cygwin behaves strangely. When i open the cygwin console or when i type commands in regular ...
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Windows 7 Mouse Freezes Intermittently

I am running Win 7 64 Professional with an Core i7-3770s an 16GB RAM on Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H motherboard. My Logitech M515 mouse (as well as an older mouse I tried to make sure) freezes for several ...
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Cannot run the Netflix Modern app on Windows 8.1

I'm trying to run the Netflix Modern app on my PC running Windows 8.1. To be clear, this is the app that you can install in the Modern interface using the Microsoft Store. I'm not trying to run ...
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Windows 7 laptop freezes for half a second every minute or so

I have a Dell Inspiron 14z latop, with an i5-2450M CPU (running at 2.5Ghz), 8 Gb of memory, and a Kingston SVP200S3 solid-state drive (120 Gb). I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate, 64bit on it. My ...
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Windows 10 Technical Preview Install is Freezing

I'm trying to install the Windows 10 Technical Preview on my Acer 751h laptop. I've downloaded the iso and used rufus to create a bootable USB. When I choose "Install," and then "Custom," the install ...
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In notepad++, is it possible to freeze the active line

Is it possible to freeze the active line in the text window, regardless of which line of code is actually displayed? I want to be able to view code above and below my active line and stay ...
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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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System freeze, Disk 100%, Windows 8.1

My 2 week old HP desktop has an issue of sporadic, frequent, and rather annoying '100% disk usage'. It shows in the 'Disk' column (Processes tab) in Task Manager. Needless to say this freezes all the ...
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Facing screen freeze (sort of?) in IE11, WIndows 7 [duplicate]

While using an internal web application running under IE11 compatibility mode, after clicking on a link, the link portion gets freezed & keeps showing up as topmost layer on the screen. I'm unable ...
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Chrome infinite waiting

While browsing with Chrome am meeting with it hanging on infinite waiting, like this URLs it is waiting for may be different. Other browsers don't hang on the same pages.
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Finding all not responding tasks from the command line in Mac OS X?

I know I can do ps -aux | xargs kill etc but I want to list the PIDs of all tasks that are not responding (the red ones in Activity Monitor). What command I can execute in the terminal to list these ...
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Troubleshoot a hung nmap scan?

I am attempting to scan a host with nmap and it appears the program is hung. The scan is 1 host, all IPv4 TCP and UDP ports. The host is running in a virtual machine, and the target is a live host on ...
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Hang when launching digitally signed executable

We have a weird problem on 2 PCs with running a digitally signed 120 Mb executable. If user launches a digitally signed .exe - then the launching host (e.g. Explorer or cmd.exe) will enter infinite ...
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PC permenently freezes in unusual pattern [closed]

I have read many of threads about this issue yet none of them seem to be the same as mine. Let me first tell you a short story of my PC. It served me quite many years (5 maybe). During that time it ...
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Programs like Visual Studio and Google Chrome kind of freeze

I have this problem for more than 1 and a half year now. When I use programs like Visual Studio, Google Chrome or Spotify the programs freeze randomly. Well, the program doesn't actually stop ...
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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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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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How can I find the cause of a system freeze recurring after CMOS battery change?

My family's computer is freezing every time it is used, ever since I changed the CMOS battery. I've tried many things in vain, and I don't know what to do anymore. I'm looking for theories and a fresh ...
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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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Audio/video glitch when Shadow Copy service starts?

I have a Windows 7 64 bit PC that I've started having a strange issue with. Every so often my computer "freezes" for a second or two; any audio will be distorted for those couple seconds and video ...
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What to do when machine fails a Prime95 stress test?

In an effort to diagnose the cause of random resets and freezes I have been running a series of stress tests on my two year old computer. Thus far the machine has passed nine hours of the Prime95 ...
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Linux Ubuntu 14.04 freezing very easily

I have a Linux Ubuntu partition on a desktop that I am using for my graduate research. However, I have noticed today that Linux Ubuntu freezes the second that I either open a second window or enter ...
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Windows 7 randomly freezes after 30 mins of idling

I just got a new Acer computer with Windows 7 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 ...
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Adobe Reader 11.0.07 freezes for ~8 seconds when opening a PDF file

Whenever I open Adobe Reader by opening a .pdf file on my system (Windows 7 x64) if the Internet connection is not available (no connection at all, or even wrong Internet settings, like a proxy that ...
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Screen freeze after giving permission to run exe

My laptop has been having a bit of a problem. I'm asking why, and how to fix it, if possible. It has windows 7, which was recently installed, because I was given the computer. The problem came with ...
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My PC freezes and makes loud noise on speakers

I have this issue: my PC is randomly freezing and making loud noise on speakers sometimes. Incidentally, my Hard Drive seems to be with problems. Everytime I log in to windows, I get a warning: ...
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I have some problems with my power supply. Or maybe my Graphics Card?

I have some problems with my PSU. Sometimes when I start on the computer I can hear weird motor-like sounds coming from the PSU but it is probably the fan hitting a component or something, but it is ...
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How to show boot messages instead of logo animations in Windows 8.1?

Is it possible to see boot messages on Windows boot instead of logo animations? Like it happens with Linux boot. I want to know what is happening if boot hangs.
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New battery not recognized

I have Acer Aspire 5750. Recently I replaced my 4400 mAh, 6 cell battery with new one, 6600 mAh, 9 cell, compatible battery. Since than, when my notebook restarts, or turns on, I have to wait for 15 ...
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Programs Unresponsive at about the same time Everyday

I have been dealing with this issue for a while now and it always happens in late afternoon time. I can't nail down a specific time but in the 3-5pm (today happened at 4:40) range. I am using Windows ...
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What could be causing my new PC (Zotac ID80) to crash/freeze frequently?

I just bought a new PC (a Zotac ID-80) and it has been performing quite poorly. I tried installing Ubuntu and Fedora, but it crashed constantly (even during setup). For a while I thought my Apple ...
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Fix program freeze with ram buffer

I'm using program with small bug. It's closed - source, so i cant change it code. It's very good for what its doing, and there is no apps like that one. So i can't use other programs. But that ...
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How do I troubleshoot hardware issues related to a computer freeze/crash?

What are some common guidelines and issues related to hardware being the issue of a computer crash? What should I look for and how do I troubleshoot these problems? What are some tools that are ...
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Computer keeps stuttering every few seconds

Recently my computer has started freezing while making weird sounds while playing videos. This happens on all kind of videos; from youtube to live streams. It happens around once every five seconds. ...
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Excel freezes when copying / cutting to paste elsewhere

When cutting/copying some cells to paste them into another sheet/page, sometimes Excel freezes/locks up and fades out. At the top toolbar it says in brackets "not responding". Eventually, I must ...
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Ubuntu Server 14.04 stops responding

I have set up an Ubuntu server at home to host a small web-page containing files I want to access from outside. All is working really well but sometimes if I wake up, the server is frozen. I can't ...