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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Perf samples too long, lowering kernel.perf_event_max_sample rate to

My machine freezes from time to time and I can get it working back by pressing the space key. I have this problem since two weeks now, but it was just once per day max. Now it's starting to be many ...
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Debian 7 kernel 3.13.6 - kworker freezes for no reason and takes several processes with it

I have been wracking my brain trying to figure this out. My Linux server will, at random, decide to just hang everything and it is only ONE kworker thread that does it. First the kworker thread ...
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Clarification On Write-Caching Policy, Its Underlying Options And How It Applies To Hard Drives And Solid-State Drives

In last week after doing more research on subject matter, I have been wondering about what I have been neglecting all those years to understand write-caching policy, always leaving it on default ...
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Windows 7 frozen after opening the first web URL on StackExchange

This scenario: reboot do anything I want, including using Firefox open first URL on SE by any means (shortcut, link, history). When the first StackExchange HTML page is opened using Firefox: FF ...
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FTP upload/download freezing and generally slow

I've got 100 mbps and can download from Steam with about 8-12 MB/s. Also I have an upload speed of 4-5 MB/s but those speeds are never actually used while doing something using FTP. The maximum ...
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Windows 7 slowly freezing (app by app)

I think this is different from other "win 7 freeze" questions. :) I consider myself pretty experienced user but this is just too much for me. Let me explain what happens: Some program freezes ...
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Windows 10 freezes reproducible

I have my Setup since a good year now, everything run stable( prime95 stress test 24H). i5-750 @4GHz GA-H55M-UD2H ASUS GTX670 DirectCu2 But lately its occasionally freezes. The monitor just ...
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How to debug Win7 shutdown-freeze and failure?

The actual question is really about "How can I debug" this (see below), but for background a bit more story: I'm running Windows7 64bit (fully updated) on a new Dell Precision M3800 (SDD drive) ...
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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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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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Win 8.1 Pro hangs on any driver update

My Win 8.1 Pro pc runs fine but I need to install some drivers and each time I try, it hangs. It does not blue screen. It freezes and hangs indefinitely about 20 seconds into the install. I'm using ...
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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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Driver detected a controller error on disk that doens't exist

Since a week or so, sometimes when I boot Windows 8 my computers immediately locks up. I can still move the mouse cursor without problems and access some GUI elements without any delay whatsoever, but ...
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Google Chrome freezing when I open Bookmark Manager

I have an issue with Google Chrome freezing whenever I open the Bookmark Manager. Only that particular tab freezes, and I can still use the other tabs. No bookmarks appear, and I cannot type in the '...
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(new) Macbookair freezing for minutes, roughly 5 times per day, mouse movable - what could be the source of the issue?

Below the output of the console. I made the start and endpoint of the freeze bold. Do you have any idea what could be the source? 06.09.13 19:30:49,000 kernel[0]: sav: [EWOULDBLOCK][vnode:...
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Firefox frozen, constantly using ~50% CPU, and at 1.6GB RAM usage

Earlier today I went to save a file in Firefox, using the keyboard to switch to the desired folder, when the explorer save box almost became totally unresponsive (The help button, near the close ...
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Kernel Event ID 41. My system keeps shutting off during games

here's hoping you guys can help me. This is a homebuilt system I put together myself. This is the build (I got a 7870 instead of a 7850, though): http://pcpartpicker.com/p/eZgE This error has ...
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Word 2010 freezes when inserting a document cover - how do I determine the cause of the issue?

When I insert certain document covers in Word 2010 (64-bit) the program freezes. I then have to end the process, relaunch Word and then use the recovery version of the document in order to continue ...
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When tab groups are loaded, Firefox becomes unresponsible for minutes (Unresponsive script)

I have several tab groups (~ 20) in Firefox. I can start the browser without any problems. However, as soon as I … click at the "Group tabs" icon in the toolbar, or right-click on a tab and hover ...
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Excel 2003 Freezes When Worksheet with PivotTable Selected

All of the sudden, my Excel 2003 began an odd behavior today. Whenever I click on a worksheet tab that has a PivotTable on it, I become unable to click on any other tabs or on the menu with the ...
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Linux Mint 13 (64) freeze with USB modem

I have an iBurst modem and a driver I installed from here: http://lelanthran.com/deranged/?p=132 I'm running Mint 13 (64 Bit) - so it's the 3.2 kernel version. After plugging in the USB modem - it ...
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Normal PSU voltages?

So i've been having some freezes here and there. After checking out my temps (normal), my memory (ran memtest x86 for 3 hours with no problems) and a cpu stress test (also, no problems), I decided to ...
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Computer not shutting down

I have Microsoft Windows 7 Professional installed on my laptop (HP Pavilion G4 Notebook PC). Since a couple of weeks my laptop is not shutting down properly. When I click on the shut down button the ...
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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 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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Only firefox seems to respond?

I just written a long post on a forum and wanted to return back to work and I have this super strange issue that everything accept my browser is frozen. My taskbar is completely unresponsive I can ...
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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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VirtualBox pci passthrough freezes host

I used the following command to add a PCI wi-fi card to a virtualbox guest OS: VBoxManage modifyvm "16.04" --pciattach 0d:00.0@01:05.0 Thw guest OS (Ubuntu 16.04) recognizes the card (I can see it ...
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Mac Pro 1.1 stops responding after a few minutes

If anyone could shed a little light on this, I'd be extremely grateful. I have a 2006 mac pro 1.1 (intel cpu) that consistently stops responding after 4-5 minutes. The mouse still moves but nothing ...
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Laptop freezes completely and randomly

I have a custom made laptop with these specifications using the Core i7 option and running Windows 10 Pro. When I first bought it, it had a problem that the screen kept flickering which I told Intel ...
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All HDD activity randomly freezes for 1 minute once a day on average

Roughly once a day all my hard drives stop reading or writing. All currently active programs still work like they normally should, except when they try to load or save anything. Chrome, for example, ...
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How to record what processes start, and when, causing game to minimize or freeze

I believe since switching from an AMD radeon to an Nvidia graphics card, I have been having my games randomly minimize. In the case of 2K/Borderlands games... they just freeze unless I hit ESC ...
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How can I diagnose recurring but unpredictable brief system hangs?

Yesterday, I wiped my / folder and installed a new version of Linux over my old executables, retaining my data mounted on other partitions and drives. Since then, the system will periodically hang for ...
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Computer freezes with buzzing noise

I've recently build a new computer (few weeks back), for virtualization aswell for gaming. But the past 2 nights while gaming the computer freezes with a loud noise coming through my speakers. It ...
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Windows freezes when dealing with a large (200 GB) file but OS X does not. Why?

I have one very large file (around 200 GB) that I have interacted with on both Windows 10 and OS X. I ran into the following issue: Windows freezes for a minute after opening the folder in Explorer, ...
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Laptop freezing no matter OS but hardware seems OK

I'd really appreciate any help anyone can give me. My situation is the following: I got a new Dell XPS 15 9550 two weeks ago. It was running fine until last night when the screen suddenly went black. ...
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Applications hanging on random files

I experience application freezes everyday, several times a day, for a few days now, on my Windows 7 system. This system has been stable for 4 years, so something new is happening. The main symptom ...
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Graphics freeze unless I move mouse

I have a HP Elitebook 450 with Windows 7 installed. On all browsers, as well as desktop applications such as word, I have a problem that the graphics freeze untill I move my mouse. If I play a youtube ...
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Computer freeze in Windows 10 after upgrade to SSD

I just upgraded my computer with an SSD. I installed Windows 10 Pro and Ubuntu 14.04 on the SSD. When I boot into Ubuntu, the computer is working 100%, no problem, but in Windows one time that I ...
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Debian jessie screen freezes at boot

I recently installed debian 8 on my windows 8.1 computer. I deleted windows, installed debian with a CD, and now, I can't boot. When I want to boot normally, I get this: (sorry for quality) Loading,...
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computer freezes and sound stutters

When I am playing any game on my PC, eventually it will freeze and the sound will stutter. Some small fraction of the time I can recover by mashing a bunch of keys like escape or tab. Usually, though, ...
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Java 64 bit fails or hangs in 64 bit Internet Explorer 11

Installed 64 bit Java for Internet Explorer. IE has "Enhanced Protected Mode" and "64-bit Processes for Enhanced Protected Mode" both enabled, and no "iexplore.exe *32" processes are running. ...
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Something is blocking and slowing Windows 7 down when I loose the network connection

I've experienced this multiple times on various Windows installations on various work related devices. Sometimes when my laptop looses it's connection to the Intranet, the whole systems seem to hang. ...
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Preview very slow on OSX Yosemite

I have a MacBook Pro from 2011 with 4GB RAM and an i5, running OSX Yosemite 10.10.5. Since recently, Preview is ridiculously slow, taking long to start up, but periodically freezing for about 5-10 ...
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Any active browser intermittently freezes after using it for a while - how to diagnose?

I have a really weird issue that I have no idea how to diagnose. I'm a developer and have both Chrome and Firefox installed. I primarily use Chrome, but for a while now Chrome has had an intermittent ...
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How do I debug the “defunct” process causing it's parent to freeze?

I have program (in red hat) which freezes 1 out of 5 times during its run. Now when I see the ps -a or top while it is hung, it shows its status as “defunct.” I want to understand the reason why it’s ...
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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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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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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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Accessing(Selecting) file that is currently being written to

I have application which continuously writes to a .txt file (it is a log file). When I try to even select this file from windows explorer (at which point it is being written to presumably by the ...