Questions tagged [freeze]

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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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

Firstly, I would like to specify that English isn't my native language so I will try to be as precise as I can and I would like to apologize for the little mistakes this post will certainly contain. ...
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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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Asus ROG Strix G17 laptop freezes or blue-screens when trying to boot

I'm coming to the end of my rope on this one. I've had this Asus ROG Strix G17 laptop for I think a little over a year now, and it's been working fine up until a few days ago. There have been a few ...
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External HDD hangs

One of my external HDDs will hang every 2-3 days. I can drill down to the top level directories and see them on the external HDD ,but can drill down no further. It's one of these external drive ...
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Linux Virtual Machines on Proxmox VE hang/freeze and crash frequently

I have Proxmox VE installed on a small form factor PC (NUC-like), with the following specifications: CPU: Intel Pentium Silver N6005 RAM: 16GiB (2 x Lexar 8GiB) DDR4-3200MHz Boot drive: SAMSUNG SSD ...
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Prevent the file explorer from freezing any time it wakes up my HDD on Windows 11

On Windows 11, I have a couple SSDs with my system, some data and whatnot. But I also have one big HDD with lots of data. All internal. The issue is, when I open the file explorer for the first time ...
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Computer freezes randomly and rarely - how to troubleshoot

Assembled my computer myself in 2019 with these parts: Processor: AMD Ryzen 5 2600X Six-Core Processor 3.60 GHz Graphics card: Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 6GB Power supply: Corsair RM750X 750W v2 SSD: ...
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QuickBooks Enterprise Freezing/Crashing (have tried almost everything at this point...)

A few weeks ago an end-user that runs QB Enterprise v23 (Manufacturing and Wholesale) on her computer (which also serves as the QB server for three other workstations) reported that while leaving QB ...
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PC freezes randomly in Windows and Ubuntu, video keeps playing, mouse and keyboard input is ignored

PC starts ignoring mouse and keyboard once per day - it is not a total freeze, because the video keeps playing - the PC is mainly used to play YouTube, but it can also freeze when browsing other ...
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How can I identify which process caused my machine to freeze just before a manual hard-reboot?

Over the past few weeks, my Windows 10 computer has occasionally ground to a halt without any explanation. Processes stop responding, the mouse cursor stops moving, and even the clock in the taskbar ...
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Bash freezes after SSH login unless Ctrl+C is pressed immediately

I'm facing an issue where my Ubuntu bash freezes after an SSH login unless I press Ctrl+C immediately. It appears that something is loading in the background. This problem started occurring after I ...
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What would cause a computer to not boot unless "Global C-state control" is disabled?

I've been having boot issues all day where the computer would freeze up while booting Windows or a Debian live usb, booted memtest86 just fine though. Windows would sometimes throw a ...
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NixOS - Second Monitor freezes after sleep

I currently have the problem that my second monitor connected to my RazerBlade 15 freezes on NixOS 23.05 after sleep. The second monitor is connected via an dock. I am not entirely sure how to fix but ...
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How to diagnose occasionally freezing computer

The problem I have a desktop computer running Windows 10. Since about 1 year, I have been experiencing occasional freezes where the computer stops responding and has to be reset manually. I've tried ...
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Mouse and keyboard "freeze" for no reason

I have a weird bug on window. Randomly wired my mouse and keyboard stop responding and after 1-2 sec it works again. It happen every 5-10 min or so it is very random. What is weird is that if while my ...
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How to fix openSUSE Tumbleweed Gnome freezing whenever disconnected from the bluetooth device Redmi Buds 4 3.0.3.4

I'm using a VivoBook_ASUSLaptop X515EA_X515EA 1.0 running on openSUSE Tumbleweed x86_64 kernel 6.3.9-1-default. Connecting to my earbuds Redmi Buds 4 3.0.3.4 with MAC Address 7C:C9:5E:6F:ED:A3 via ...
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Does Task Scheduler still run tasks even if the PC is unresponsive?

I have a PC that's prone to freezing, no blue screen or any errors, just ends up being unresponsive. The only fix I can think of is just restarting the PC. I created a new scheduled task which will do ...
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Ubuntu 18 computer freezes on copy/clone of SCSI disks

How can I debug this? I have an Ubuntu 18 installation that goes years between total freezes of the computer, but it locks up each time within 20 minutes or so of trying to copy or clone a partition ...
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Debian 11 frozen after login in

I'm not a very experienced Debian or Linux user. I installed Debian 11 on my HP Probook and it worked perfectly for a long time. All of a sudden, it started to freeze after in logged in. When i say &...
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Windows 10 PC can Hibernate and Restart, but not Shutdown or Sleep

I have a PC (Intel i5-6500 CPU in a Gigabyte GA-Z170N-WIFI motherboard) that was running Windows 7 fine for 5+ years, but after a clean install of Windows 10 has seemingly endless shutdown/sleep ...
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Random PC lockups - What else can I try?

I have an Asus ROG G20BM which is about 5 years old. When its running its a decent PC so I am reluctant to replace it but I have a really odd random freezing issue which I have tried everything for. ...
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Linux hangs when listing contents of large external directory

I have an external NTFS hard drive mounted on my system. This hard drive has a number of top-level directories. Most of them contain nothing of much import, but one contains hundreds of gigabytes of ...
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Screen glitches and freezes + system errors after dropping laptop

I'm using a HP Pavillion 14-ce3003nf. After I've dropped it on my bed while standing up (which should not be a problem at all), the screen started glitching and froze. I can't tell if the system ...
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Windows 11 Randomly Freezing Up

Using an HP laptop running Windows 11 Home 64-bit. AMD Ryzen 5 5500U CPU with integrated Radeon Graphics. My drivers are working and up to date. My PC has started freezing up randomly, sometimes not ...
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Server slow/freezing, wastes hard drives; tests fine: hardware issue?

I have a personal server I run, and I'm upgrading to new hardware (an entirely new machine). I'm experiencing a number of bizarre happenings that feel like they could only be related to a hardware ...
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Excel freeze when I drag the line between row

There is no easy way (I'm not a native English speaker) to describe this, so I will attach an image and a description for better unstanding. Do you guys have any idea why this is happening ?
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cat through ssh does not work, it hangs on "debug2: exec request accepted on channel 0" and scp never finishes

I trying to print a file through ssh on CentOS7 but it does not work somehow : $ time timeout 60s ssh -vvv SERVER-01 cat /etc/yum.repos.d/CentOS-Base.repo OpenSSH_7.4p1, OpenSSL 1.0.2k-fips 26 Jan ...
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ffmpeg with preview/OSD/audio becomes not responding

Freezes after about 5 seconds A. ffmpeg -y -f dshow -rtbufsize 100M -s 1920x1080 -vcodec mjpeg -i video="USB Camera" -c:v h264_nvenc -qp 0 vid.mp4 -pix_fmt yuv420p -an -f sdl2 -window_size ...
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Laptop keeps crashing and freezing (mce: Hardware Error)

I bought a used ThinkPad L540 and it crashes and freezes all the time. After a reboot the GNOME Logs app reports the following errors: kernel: mce: [Hardware Error]: PROCESSOR 0:306c3 TIME 1671640567 ...
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Connection timeout using windows and TCP

I am using ffmpeg on windows. When my camera is not available during connecting I get no error - ffmpeg hangs forever. Using Linux ffmpeg exits after a few seconds with an error. Is there a flag I ...
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How to diagnose infrequent computer freeze on Linux?

For the past few months I have been experiencing infrequent freezes of my desktop computer. If it happens, the contents of the screen incl. mouse are frozen, I can't use the keyboard to reboot or ...
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Computers in office freezing without eventlogs

We’ve got an office building and most users got laptops. However, some developers got pcs, and this is where the issue happens. A random number of pcs tends to freeze randomly and there’s not yet any ...
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Why am I experiencing a daily blue screen of death with either one of these causes: DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION and HYPERVISOR_ERROR?

I am facing a very weird issue. My desktop is an Alienware from 2014 with all the recent updates installed for Windows 10. The behavior I get is that once a day I get two blue screens: ...
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My computer's audio frequently freezes and skips, whole system with it

Recently (as in the past 6 months), my computer has been frequently skipping audio and locking up my whole system. Most of the time for only a few milliseconds but sometimes for even longer, up to a ...
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Some text in Windows 10 system programs disappeared after computer froze

So I was loading this large page on Google Chrome when my computer froze for a few seconds then unfroze. After it unfroze, some percentage of my task manager text disappeared. The data/time in the ...
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Input freeze/lag for a few seconds on Mac Mini M1

I have a M1 Mac mini base model (8 GB RAM, 256 GB drive with 90% filled) that I have been using daily for past week or two. I's pretty much my first real work experience with Mac, since I was a ...
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FFmpeg freezes the computer halfway through encoding

This is the command I am using: for i in *.mp4; do ffmpeg -i "$i" -map_metadata -1 -c:v libvpx-vp9 -c:a libopus -crf 19 "${i%.*}.webm"; done It was running fine for a while, it got ...
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Ubuntu 22.04.1 LTS freezes few times per hour and very unstable

Title show the problem, it is brand-new install, so I don't think it should happen, while the install I selected minimal install because I don't need libreoffice things, and after install I only ...
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Pentium 3 freezes on XP. (SSE2)

On my old work PC I often encounter freezes until it is rebooted. I can work all day but something happens and my computer stops responding (mouse freezes too). I'm aware of Pentium 3 issues with SSE2 ...
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Laptop shortly freezing while on battery

I have a Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro X 2021, and it works well. The only problem is that while working on the battery it sometimes freezes (e.g. when I'm typing a text there might be delays in text ...
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How to pinpoint the cause of freezes shortly after power-on?

My Win10 PC (E3 1230 v3, equivalent to i7 4770, 4x 8GB DDR3, GTX 1060) dated 2014 started freezing 1-5 minutes after power on. It happens even if I'm still in the BIOS. The BIOS gives some readings ...
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Can't change default password in Kali-linux

I always log into Kali-linux using the default password. When I try to change it in the terminal using sudo passwd kali, it prompts me to type new password. When try to type new password it just I can'...
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NAS Drive freezing for a few seconds and then coming back

I have a new Windows 10 machine (OS Build 19044.2130) that is driving me nuts these days as it freezing from time to time (once every 2 or 3 minutes) for about 10-20 seconds when accessing a NAS Drive ...
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Fedora 36 hangs on kernel 5.19.16-200.fc36

My desktop computer hangs after installing kernel 5.19.16. Booting into 5.19.15 works fine. It freezes when I get to enter the password to unlock the encrypted hard drive (LUKS), which is the first ...
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Kali Linux 2022 freezes on login on Mac

I recently downloaded Kali Linux 2022 on virtual box 6.1 on MacBookPro 32GB ram, everything was working fine until yesterday I notice that Linux slows down and lags when I use Firefox, I tried to ...
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