An infinite loop occurs when a system repeats a set of steps ad infinitum. Generally, the system must be halted in an adverse way to stop the infinite loop.

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“bootloop of death” in a samsung Phoenix securecore tiano (USB and Uefi and Bootscreen and Setup screen are off!)

Technically it is "almost" a bootloop, since I can boot ubuntu on the hard drive, and I could boot from the DVD (breaking ubuntu grub on the hard drive or trying to chainload to the dvd). Still, it ...
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Windows 8 laptop not connected to internet but tries to check for updates and gets stuck in an update loop

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Terminal command for infinite execution of application

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CMD keep running program

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How do I stop a CHKDSK infinite loop?

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Teamviewer to a computer that is Teamviewered to you [closed]

What happens when I Teamviewer to a computer that is Teamviewered back to me? Will it create an Infinite loop?
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Stuck in a while-loop in GNU/SU (seismic unix)

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for loop non-ending, loop never procedes to second argument

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List all files and dirs without recursion with junctions

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How to create auto-reply loop rule in Outlook

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Windows 8 reboot causes an infinite loop

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Acer Aspire One in infinite loop after it demands that I use eRecovery

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Loop: Start program and kill after time out

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Windows 7 hung during installation — why and what can I do?

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How can I break a symbolic link loop?

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I've trapped myself outside my Mac. Help

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How to break out of a program in an infinite loop?

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