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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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Black screen or Delayed screen on 144hz

My laptop screen randomly started going black or VERY,VERY delayed when it’s anything above 60hz. It started on 144hz, then 135, then 130,etc. It also has Horizontal lines on top and only 2% of top of ...
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Laptop freezing, does the following section of the syslog show the culprit?

Apologies for the nondescript title, I'm a total beginner in these issues. For several weeks now, my laptop (running Ubuntu 22.04) has been freezing regularly with the fan running at high speed, which ...
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Ubuntu freezes during I/O on external NTFS disks

I have external NTFS disks of 1TB, which I use to keep a backup of my data. This disk is plugged into the PC once a month or so. I noticed that my Ubuntu freezes while copying 300 GB of data from this ...
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Unable to mount SSD after computer froze - Zorin OS

While I was watching a popout Youtube video in Firefox while moving about 81GB of files from my secondary SSD, which was a backup from when I had Windows 11, to my main drive into the documents folder,...
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Custom build PC hangs sometimes without any logs

My custom built PC hangs sometimes (intermittently) without any logs. Unfortunately, when it freezes, the keyboard and mouse become unresponsive, requiring a forceful power off. Here is the ...
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Windows 11 PC randomly freezes, screen goes blank and fans go full throttle

So a couple of months ago I assembled a custom PC for my wife, focused on 3D Modeling and Rendering. The specs are as follows: Intel Core i9 14900KF Asus ProArt Z790-Creator WiFi Motherboard Asus ...
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Random hardware freezes / shutdowns

I recently acquired a second hand desktop. I installed a Debian Bookworm on it. I'm getting two kinds of random hardware issues: freeze (no ping, no SSH, no Magic SysRq keys) shutdown or reboot ...
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Debug Pre-POST Freeze with ASUS Prime B350 PLUS

Last night I powered down my gaming rig to hibernate, business as usual. This morning I turned it on, and my screen stays black. Not even the BIOS POST screen would show. Screen goes to Power Saving ...
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Windows 10 random freezes

Couple of months back my system started freezing up randomly. When it happens PC is completely frozen and requires cold reboot. No errors or abnormal artifacts appear on the screen. Specs CPU: AMD ...
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Computer constantly freezing, shutting off, boot looping, etc

It comes and goes, occasionally I'll go a month or two without any issue. There were no hardware changes that first started this happening, my computer just began freezing completely independent of ...
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Kubuntu 23.10 freezes normal I/O operations on SSD

I have set up a dual boot system with Kubuntu 23.10 and Windows. Windows is installed on one SSD, while the other SSD is divided into two partitions - one NTFS shared between both operating systems, ...
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Mobile GCN 1 AMD GPU and DPM Bug

First of all, have a nice day. So, I have a laptop with these specs: i3-6006U CPU & Intel HD 520 iGPU + AMD Radeon R5 M330 dGPU & 8 GB Dual Channel RAM & 500 GB SATA3 SSD & Fedora ...
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How do I diagnose the Explorer.exe freeze on Win11?

Recently Windows 11 on my HP laptop started having weird explorer.exe issues. It seemingly randomly freezes the taskbar or doesn't render it at all. When it happens, I am unable to restart the machine ...
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Can't uninstall Intel Optane software components

My PC started freezing up a few times a day. Not finding any smoking gun in Event Viewer, I looked for recent updates to rollback, and I found https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/articles/...
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Event ID 153 causing PC to freeze up while playing one game: Tarkov

Having issues playing one game with this SSD malfunctioning, I think. Any time I played Tarkov in the past month I've had this event ID freeze my PC for about forty secs to a minute. It doesn't cause ...
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Windows 10 Pro Restart Hangs on Scheduled Restart

Windows 10 Pro 64 has begun hanging on a scheduled restart. It only hangs on a scheduled restart in the morning. I have the machine set up to reboot itself every morning before I get to my desk. ...
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HDD freezes Windows 10 when reading

My external hard drive (MAXTOR M3) run into issues lately. At first I thought the MFT or boot sector got damaged somehow. Because the drive didn't show up at all, not even in the disk management. The ...
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dwm freezes, disabling keyboard, mouse click, and making screen blink

I'm using (unpatched) dwm inside a VM with a Thinkpad P50 and it freezes/crash randomly. When it happens, I'm still able to move the cursor (but cannot click), and the keyboard is frozen, repeating ...
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Outlook UI Hangs - Still running in Task Manager

Title: Outlook UI hanging without 'not responding' alert, process still running in Task Manager Body: I have an end user experiencing a perplexing issue with Outlook 365. Despite the UI hanging, ...
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PC Freezes/Monitor turns off when I start with my GPU connected

I'm having an issue the last couple of days: When I start up the PC and the monitor is connected to the GPU, it will turn itself off or PC will freeze within like 1-2 minutes of starting Windows. ...
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Intermittent Boot Failure on Windows After Forced Shutdown

The problem started when my computer froze while playing a game, forcing me to perform a hard shutdown. Since then, booting up has become a gamble; it sometimes boot up and works normally and other ...
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What is the best way to identify what caused a CPU spike?

In Windows Task Manager History I can see that there was a CPU spike and my computer freezes. And I can see when I sort the view on highest CPU percentage which processes take most of the CPU. But ...
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What is wrong with my Cinnamon desktop

I am working and randomly the computer Freezes Mouse doesn't work, the keyboard doesn't work. So I must shut down the computer. It only does it with Fedora 39 Cinnamon desktop.
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Computer freeze, about 1 sec, every now and then

I've had this problem for some time now, the computer/screen freezes every now and then for about 1-2 seconds and then works like normal. I haven't cared about it till' now that I started playing game ...
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Windows Explorer Not Responding But Crashes or Restarts (Windows 11)

Question: Whenever Windows Explorer is opened, it freezes and shows the "App Not Responding" dialog. Then it crashes or shows the contents of the folder I clicked and freezes afterwards. I ...
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macOS Sonoma, ShortCuts App, Impossible to delete a shortcuts as app freeze

A few months ago, I created a shortcut with the Shortcuts application that opens a Notion window and a Safari window side by side. However, I can no longer activate or delete this shortcut. As soon as ...
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Lenovo Thinkpad with Windows 11 System Hangs Frequently

I am using Lenovo Thinkpad P14s since last 2 years and haven't faced any issues. Suddenly I have noticed that there seems to intermittent noticeable hang while working on light weight applications ...
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Laptop sometimes keeps running when I close the lid and has black screen until I force shut it down and power it up again

I have a new MSI Katana GF66 12UCO running Windows 10 Home. When I close the lid, I have set that the laptop should hibernate (as opposed to sleep, because when attempting to sleep, the laptop never ...
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Ubuntu password prompt freezes, have to hard reboot. On 22.04 Studio

I have a wireless USB mouse and keyboard and randomly when booting the password prompt is frozen, no blinking cursor. Seems a random annoyance thing. Thinking the USB port is getting claimed or not ...
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Powershell prompt freezes

On several boxes with Windows 10 or 11, the PowerShell command prompt regularly freezes For several seconds during a session, at times 30 seconds or more. The keyword buffer works ok, but after ...
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windows freezing after reinstallation from parrot OS

so for a good year or so, I have been using a Debian-based distribution (parrot OS) rather than the preinstalled windows, no problems there. but then I decided to switch back to Windows as I felt it ...
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How to debug what causes Windows 11 context menu to freeze whole explorer and remove it from the list?

When I press right mouse button on text, text-like file, zip archives on my Windows 11 machine - file explorer freezes, then when I force close it - whole explorer restarts. How can I debug what ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 Time Stops

I have a recently re-imaged tower server running Windows Server 2008 R2 that is "freezing" time. After booting up the server, everything is working fine. I click on the time in the task bar ...
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PC freezes after heavy load

My PC freezes after heavy load like playing game or using Unity. During the usage of the said programs there is no problem like freezing, increase in heat, frame drop or anything of that nature but ...
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SSD disk active time 100 percent frequently on idle

I am using windows 11 and I have 2TB M.2 NVME SSD on my laptop. My disk active time is regularly hitting 100 percent on idle. Even tho there is almost no read and write activity at all. Even when my ...
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KDE Keeps freezing for some reason

First, to give a bit of details about my system: I use KDE plasma I use X11/Xorg as my protocol I use Arch Linux I have an NVIDIA gpu and an intel IGPU Since I've installed Arch i have been ...
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Why Windows 11 file-explorer hangs frequently, keeping query registry related to FontSubstitutes?

On my Windows 11 Pro 22H2, the File Explorer is prone to become unresponsive. In severe cases, it freezes after just two or three operations, such as opening a directory or selecting a file. No matter ...
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One fake monitor appears, which is connected to Intel(R) UHD Graphics, when in Nvidia Control Panel, I set Display mode: Nvidia GPU only

This happens from time to time when starting the laptop. My model is Lenovo Legion 5 15ITH6H. Here are my specs: Processor 11th Gen Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-11400H GPU(processor): Intel(R) UHD Graphics ...
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Vice output freezes on startup

On Ubuntu Jammy 22.04, I have installed vice: ii vice 3.6.1+dfsg-2 amd64 Versatile Commodore Emulator I have also installed the emulator data files from the corresponding source ...
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Complete freeze without log after some time

I have a computer which keeps freezing after some time. It boots up and runs seemingly without problems, but after a while, especially with some load, it ends up freezing completely. There is still a ...
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Very slow random write on SSD

I have an SSD and since I bought it I feel that it slows down in several situations, when I download a game I can't do anything because my computer freezes because it is so slow, there are games that ...
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How to keep WSL running after locking your PC or switching the screen off?

I want to keep some code running for a while on my Windows 11 computer with WSL2. However, if I hit Win+L to lock the computer or switch the screen off, the WSL seems to just freeze and resumes only ...
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My laptop occasionally freezes for a short time

I just bought a brand new gaming laptop and I'm having some issues. It's very powerful and I can run really good games on it with high visuals, I'm happy with that. The issue is that my games have ...
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Pages in Chrome with lots of HTML elements make the whole computer unresponsive for minutes at a time

I have an annoying problem for a long time now and I was unable to find the root cause. When some page with a lot of HTML elements (especially tables with many rows and columns) renders in Chrome, it ...
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My computer randomly freezes and I've tried anything that I could

SECOND UPDATE Freezes reappeared UPDATE This problem seems to be solved. I changed the PCI slot of my GPU and freezes seems to have disappeared. If you are in the same situation as me, try this ...
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An Odd Screen Freeze

Approximately three months ago, an update became available for my laptop's NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 graphics card. I didn't update it and shut down my computer. When I turned on my computer in the ...
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Windows 11 periodically freeze 1-2 seconds every 3-10 minutes

I have a Windows 11 Pro 10.0.22621 Build 22621.2283 on a AMD Ryzen 9 5900X with ProArt X570-CREATOR, 128GB RAM a GPU P2000, only SSD 2TB Evo 970. BIOS was updated to 1301 (latest) I have done a fresh ...
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XCode and Simulator suddenly crashed and froze my Macbook

I am using a MacBook Pro 13-inch 2020 (i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD) and using Xcode and Simulator to build my first app. However, when I run the Simulator, my MacBook freezes, and I can't do anything other ...
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Computer becomes unresponsive if sleep is interrupted

I am running Windows 10 with a Gigabyte B550 motherboard and a Corsair Carbide Series 200R case. I am not using any kind of UPS or backup power system. When I hit "Sleep" on the power ...
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Laptop randomly freezes

I need some help as my laptop a few months ago started to freeze totally randomly, when it freezes it repeats the last sound it made with distortion, the mouse and keyboard stop responding without ...
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