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Windows 8.1 freezes irregularly at system reboot, cold reboot fixes it

My system is windows 8.1. From sometime ago, it starts to freeze irregularly at start-up during reboot. Screen shows 2 spinning dots and freezes at the windows logo screen. Turn off the PC and turn on ...
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What could cause a system reboot after 1 - 2 hours uptime?

Since about two weeks my system (Ubuntu 14.04) causes reboots itself (it seems to freeze for a fraction of a second). The reboot problem began at that time I updated the BIOS since I had weird ...
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1answer
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Fresh install of Windows will not reboot, it freezes instead. Suspending will trash the install

I just installed Windows 7 Enterprise (no sp, v6.1.7600) to an Acer Aspire 5560. This problem is 100% reproducible on all 7 of the Acer 5560's I've tried it on. The installer froze instead of ...
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Windows 7 Screen and Audio Freezing Requiring Hard Reboot. Possible Graphics Card Issue

Several months ago I was playing Minecraft and listening to the radio on my Windows 7 desktop when the screen totally froze and the audio began slurring, eventually descending into static then ...
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1answer
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How to troubleshoot hang during reboot

My Ubuntu box recently started hanging during reboot. It occurs during the "shutdown" process - before the machine actually resets (bios screen flashing by?). I have to force a shutdown with the power ...
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0answers
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Application hangs. Need auto reboot [duplicate]

I am running Windows XP Pro SP2. On this I have an application that requires a HASP4 parallel dongle. This works fine. Problem is after a random amount of time, the computer comes back with a HASP not ...
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2answers
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What is the Cause of Random Freezing/Blue Screen/Restarting?

Problem: Freezing/blue screen/restarting happens randomly on my Desktop PC. Sometimes it just freezes suddenly. Sometimes a freezing, then a blue screen. Sometimes a blue screen, followed with a ...
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6answers
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Computer suddenly dies; screen displays weird flickering lines, then restarts

I've been having this terrible problem for a little while and just managed to get a picture of 'dead screen' for the first time and I am posting it to seek help. Randomly, at irregular intervals ...
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3answers
84 views

Pc keeps shutting down for the first 10-20 minutes

My desktop pc keeps shutting down/freezing/rebooting itself (even in BIOS) in the first 10-20 minutes of activity, after that time it works properly. I looked into the windows event register but ...
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1answer
695 views

Ubuntu 12.04 hangs on reboot (“All processes ended within 1 seconds”); how to debug?

I read through a lot of ubuntuforums threads and tried out various things. Still freshly installed Ubuntu 12.04 (64-bit, 3.2.0-38) hangs on reboot/shutdown after the line "All processes ended within 2 ...
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1answer
105 views

Is there any way to regularly reboot a hung Windows PC

We have a PC (Dell Optiplex 760, WinXP SP3) that hangs periodically, like really hangs - everything frozen, can't reboot from keyboard, only way out is hold the power button down to turn it off and ...
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0answers
167 views

Did Adobe Photoshop just killed my Graphics Card for good?

I was working with Adobe Photoshop, just some regular work, when I came to edit a PSD file and change the text of some layer, when all of a sudden the PC froze. No mouse, screen is frozen, keyboard ...
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1answer
458 views

Since sudden restart Chrome freezes computer

My computer suddenly restarted itself the other day and when it came back up so much as clicking on the icon to launch Google Chrome froze everything. I tried to re-installed Chrome, but as soon as ...
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1answer
232 views

Computer hangs for about ~20 minutes on “Starting windows” screen

My girlfriend has a Samsung RF-711-S02 Laptop, I recently had some software issues with her laptop that lead me to reformat it for her. Ever since reformatting the computer will hang for quite a ...
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0answers
163 views

Restart from computer freezing reveals last working files filled with Nulls

My Windows 7 locked up while I was on hacking some code on Notepad++ and after forcing a restart, I find the files I was working on last to be filled entirely with nulls. I'm pretty sure this file ...
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3answers
4k views

Computer hangs on start-up, but re-start always works

I press the power switch; the fans start whirring; then precisely nothing happens. The monitor lights (I have two monitors) blink to indicate that they aren't receiving any signal - no BIOS splash ...
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1answer
913 views

Macbook Pro boots but doesn't respond

I'm having a strange issue with my Macbook Pro (15", unibody, removable battery). It boots to the desktop, after that it's very slow, and I can't open any programs. I can move the mouse, and make the ...
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9answers
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Why does my computer freeze and make a terrible buzzing noise every once in a while?

Twice now my computer has frozen, accompanied by a terrible, angry, buzzing/beeping noise through the speakers. It is my first build, and as such I'm not really educated enough to even make a guess ...
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2answers
562 views

PC hangs and reboots from time to time

I have a very strange problem: Since I have my new PC, I have always had problems with it. From time to time the computer freezes for some seconds and suddendly reboots by itself. I've had this ...
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1answer
684 views

How can I reboot my MacBook Pro after USB hard drive made it hang?

I plugged in a 1 TB Hitachi USB drive to my MacBook Pro, the rainbow circle icon in Finder spun for about 1 minute, then the whole operating system froze, even closing the lid doesn't make it go to ...
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2answers
1k views

Windows 7 reboot and freezing, possible power problems?

My Gateway LX Series desktop is about 6-8 months old. When I bought it, it had Windows Vista. I then put the RC version of Windows 7 on it. About 3 months after I bought it, it would randomly start to ...
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8answers
178 views

PC reboots regularly

Windows XP RAID 5 drives Intel Dual Core processor 2 GB Ram I am running a processor temperature monitor. It does not appear to be overheating. I do not have virus. The PC freezes and reboots. I do ...