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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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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Owasp-mantra freezes when I use Tamper Data

In Mantra-Firefox, when I select Tamper Data, then Start Tamper, then Tamper, it freezes . I'm grateful for any help.
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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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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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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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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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Word 2013 freezes on saving

Word 2013 freezes when I try to save a file. I am installing all of the updates from Windows update and running office install again and selecting "repair it", but I still have problems when I want ...
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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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Computer hangs a lot lately [on hold]

Since a couple of weeks, one computer has been hanging a lot. And with hanging I mean it really freezes. Everything stops, the mouse cursor won't move, no key combinations have any effect, and nothing ...
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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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Windows 7 stuck on shutting down

I have a toshiba laptop with windows 7 home edition. Over the past 2 or 3 weeks, the process of windows shutting down has become slower and slower. A couple of days ago, it stopped altogether. ...
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Windows Server 2012 upgrade stuck at “Getting Ready”

The entire installation process seemed successful without any errors, and yet upon first boot, after completing the "getting devices ready" stage, it goes into a "Getting ready" stage and hangs with ...
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Windows 8.1 freezes on EVERY restart OR shut down

EDIT: I'm pretty sure it's the video driver's fault because: save mode reboots/shuts down fine with uninstalled drivers shuts down fine. The problem: AMD drivers from their website and drivers ...
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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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My computer has a blank screen after shutdown during updates

I was updating my Windows computer and it froze at 15% so I turned it off even though it says not to and when I turn my computer back on there is a black screen. It's been like that for over a day. ...
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Blank screen please help me [duplicate]

I had a Windows Update and it froze at 15% so I turned off my computer when it said not to and when I turned my computer back on my screen becomes black. what should I do?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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How do I quickly stop a process that is causing thrashing (due to excess memory allocation)?

We've all experienced it--some program is asked to do something that requires a huge amount of memory. It dutifully tries to allocate all this memory, and the system immediately begins thrashing, ...
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Windows 7 PC freezes frequently with hard disk light constantly on

I recently replaced a defective hard disk with a new one [ Windows 7 - "A disk read error occured. Press Ctrl + Alt + Del to restart" ] I have been using the new hard disk with a Windows 7 ...
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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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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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Outlook 2013 keeps freezing, semi-consistently

I have an oddity of problem with my Outlook's stability. It seems to be freezing up, not at random intervals, but based on a seemingly strange combination of configurations. I have been trying many ...
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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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What's causing this boot freeze?

My Toshiba Satellite Pro A300-28R runs Windows Server 2012 set up as a workstation. The setup has been stable for over a year, but now it sometimes freezes when booting from a cold state. The laptop ...
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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 ...
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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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Getting small freezes or 'juttering' while computer is running programs

I have been having this problem for a few weeks now and after trawling through countless posts nothing has seemed to help, so I post my question, here for you all. While running any kind of program ...
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com.apple.appkit.xpc.openAndSavePanel freezing in Preview on Yosemite

When trying to export files in Preview on OS X 10.10 it always freezes, but not Preview, which more or less continues to be unfrozen behind the dialogue box. When I go to force quit menu, it tells me ...
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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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EaseUS Todo Backup freeze at strartup

I have bee n using EaseUS ToDo backup trial version for backing up my system for about more than 3 years. So far it has worked well. But recently i downloaded their version 8.3 that is latest version ...
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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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Cubase causing USB ports to freeze

When opening projects in Cubase, my computer often 'freezes'. Symptoms: USB-powered devices become unusable. Audio Interface (USB) receives power but can not play any audio. External Hard Drive ...
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Having weird game lockups on a less than a year old computer [closed]

Every once in a while when I play a really intense game (namely Guild Wars 2 or The Sims 4) the game will freeze up and I’ll have to completely reboot the computer. It doesn’t happen at all when I’m ...
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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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GIMP stuck on “Loading Data Files: Fonts”

I load up GIMP and it gets stuck on "Loading Data Files: Fonts" every time. I have deleted my GIMP profile multiple times, I cleared my font cache, I even searched for corrupt fonts, (0kb font file ...
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Windows 10 equivalent to 'explorer.exe'

I am an early adopter of Windows 10, and I am a .NET / Web developer so I like to push the bounds a bit when testing out a new OS. I also try to work against the latest / freshest builds available. ...