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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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What is a reliable way to check how the quality of WiFi internet connection varies with time?

At the shared house I live in, internet seems to work fine. For instance, I seem to have no issues when watching a movie on Netflix or a video on YouTube, or when I download some document or other ...
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Ubuntu server stops working after a while

I am running a Plex Media Server in my home, and my system specifications are AMD Ryzen 3 1200, 16GB Ram, GTX 1050ti for transcoding, 500GB SSD as boot, and Rclone-cache, and a 2TB Harddrive for other ...
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Flutter assemblyDebug freeze my pc

I had many problems to run my android application on Linux/VsCode but now it is another thing. I even tried on Android studio it is the same, pressing F5 (whichs run flutter run) freeze my pc after ...
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Python hangs when printing some Unicode c1 control characters, not in a consistent manner

For testing purposes, I created a file with bytes 0xc2 0x90, representing Unicode code point 0x90 in UTF-8 encoding. I can cat this file without an issue, but trying to print the string written from ...
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System freezes when running with different RAM

I have an Inspirion N5010 running Ubuntu 20.04. I haven't upgraded any hardware except HDD. Whenever I try to run my system with 4GB RAM stick, it freezes ~2 minutes after startup. If I replace it ...
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HDD hangs all programs that try to access it

I have a SATA HDD which freezes every process that tries to access the drive (fdisk, disks, gparted, parted, fsck, e2fsck, everything) except lsblk which shows that the device is present: NAME ...
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My Fedora desktop keeps freezing some windows

My desktop keeps freezing but not everything is frozen. Web browsers (Firefox and Chrome) freeze to where links aren't clickable and I can't even change tabs. I'm not even able to type in text ...
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Troubleshooting random computer freezes

In the last two months, I've experienced random freezes in my computer a couple of times. I use Linux, and the computer is a desktop computer with an AMD Ryzen CPU, ASUS Prime motherboard and Nvidia ...
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Windows 7 stuck on starting window

my computer with windows 7 got crashed due to opening large number of software files. but when i am starting it again, it is stucking at windows starting screen(screenshot attached). Even when i start ...
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Black Screen After A Reboot

Info After a normal Windows 10 reboot, nothing appeared on the screen. I had the problem for quite some time but usually after unplugging and replugging the PC the screen would work and everything was ...
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Windows 10 installation freeze when 64 bit is selected

I'm trying to install a 64bit version of Windows 10 on my old laptop. It's got 2nd generation i5 cpu. I created multiple USB drives using the official media creation tool, RUFUS with different ...
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My laptop is lagging and freezes

My HP-15-Notebook laptop. Intel Pentium processor @2.16GHz, 4 GB RAM. Running Zorin OS 16 lite. It's crashing and lagging while booting up and during run-time. I ran htop, but it is only using 586 MB ...
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Task Scheduler freezes when Properties is clicked on the Actions pane even after sfc/scannow and reboot; but opening a second Task Scheduler succeeds

When I open Task Scheduler on Windows 10, choose a task, and then click on Properties in the Actions pane, the Task Scheduler GUI freezes. I can still work with other things on the desktop. So I run ...
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Kubuntu freezes after unplug-plug usb mouse

Kubuntu 20.04.4 LTS (Focal Fossa) freezes after unplug-plug usb mouse. I've tried a different mouse and different usb port but it didn't help. These two strings from xorg logs look strange (logs after ...
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System freezes irregulary after replacing ssd and reinstalling Debian

When the boot nvme ssd of my server failed and went into read-only mode, I replaced it with a new one and cloned the drive using Clonezilla. This initially worked, but the system began to freeze after ...
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Dell Latitude 7480 heats and freezes on Debian Testing, no clues in the logs

By a "freeze" I mean the system becomes unresponsive (mouse, keyboard, keyboard backlight always on, no Ctrl+Alt+F1, no Ctrl+Alt+Backspace). I have to hard-shutdown by keeping the power ...
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Windows 10 not responding after plugging docking station via USB-C

Windows does not display any image when plugging docking station and system freezes. When I plug USB-C cable monitor screen recognises the cable is plugged in but display stays black and unplugging ...
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Laptop vulnerability to physical shock

My Dell XPS 15 laptop has an SSD. As far as I know it has only 2 moving parts besides buttons, the hinge and the fan. I dropped it on concrete while it was in sleep mode. On opening the lid, the login ...
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I use windows 11 and have been having horrible connection issues

I recently built a PC, because it has been my dream to have one for quite some time. After building it I did the things that a quintessential gamer would do, and downloaded discord and my typical ...
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Windows 10/11 hard freeze diagnostics

I've been struggling with some very strange windows freeze for over a year now. The Issue occurs once/twice a day, but if the system is idle, it may not happen for a week or so (but still freezes in ...
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PC freeze randomly when playing games

Since last Monday, my friend's computer experience random freezes when he is playing + streaming using OBS. When it happens, he still have the sound, but the image is frozen, the live is going off and ...
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Prevent new Windows installation to activate discrete graphics

I have a HP mobile workstation (a laptop) with a broken discrete graphics. I want to install Windows 11 but whenever the setup completes the installation process it freezes in a blank screen. It does ...
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Windows 11 freezes after resizing a window, re-drawing many things at once, etc

(Windows 11: v21H2 b22000.434 | Nvidia GTX 1660 driver: v511.65 [latest]) After upgrading to Windows 11, these cause the screen to freeze: Turning off the monitor and turning on again Resizing a ...
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FSP Zen power supply flaw or what?

I have an old FSP ZEN 300W power supply (reviewed here). I have a new desktop config that I wanted to utilize this beast for but unfortunatelly failed. The config consist of a Gigabyte Aorus Pro 550i ...
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Graphics and sound hang for seconds at a time in games

This has been happening as long as I can remember after "upgrading" to Windows 10 from Windows 7 last Summer. I didn't have this trouble whatsoever running on the same hardware, but this has ...
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windows: is there any way to drop into command line terminal when explorer freezes completely?

Lately I have had issues with Windows explorer freezing completely (i.e. mouse is stuck in busy icon and you can not click anywhere and you can not do keyboard shortcuts to pull up task-manager or ...
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File Explorer lag/crash while deleting/modify .ogg files within nested folders

I'm on Windows 10 (WX). Pretty beefy gaming PC. (Skip to bottom) So within a very deep file directory (C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\A Game\assets\mods\FastAttacks\assets\media\sound\battle\...
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Windows Terminal usually freezes ssh session after unlocking Windows

Here's what happens: I'm in an ssh session in Windows Terminal (Version: 1.11.3471.0, Windows 10 20H2). I need to step away from my machine, so I lock it by typing Windows-L. When I come back, usually ...
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How to configure a linux machine so it never freezes?

Occasionally my machine is out of memory busy swapping or whatnot, and during that time it is not responsive (frozen) and the only way to regain control is by manually invoking the OOM killer with Alt+...
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Windows PowerShell ISE freezes on launch every time - how do I diagnose?

Every time I launch PowerShell ISE (x64 or x86), I get this: It is drawn exactly as shown and immediately unresponsive. The black part at the bottom is within the window boundaries. PowerShell CLI ...
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Random Freezes Windows 10 Ver 21H2

My computer is new, custom built by a reliable computer shop: Windows 10 21H2 (OS Build 19044.1415) Motherboard: ROG STRIX B550-F GAMING (WI-FI) BIOS: American Megatrends, ver 2423 09/10/2021 CPU: AMD ...
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System(s) freeze when Adaptec RAID BIOS loads

I have an old RAID setup consisting of an ASUS P8H77-V with an Adaptec 6405 RAID Controller. This setup has been working well for years. Recently there were a fault in the UPS that resulted in the ...
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Does git cause Windows 10 Explorer to hang with 100% one-core usage, usually inside zip files, since the Dec 2021 update?

Since the Dec 2021 monthly update on two different machines with Windows 10 I have seen the same behavior: entering a zip file file from Explorer results in 100% one-CPU-core usage that persists until ...
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Why MyPaint gets freezed when I try to switch brush?

MyPaint gets freezed when I try to switch brush. I have tried both the distributions debian 11, and fedora 35, not ubuntu, but debian is similar. Version 1 used to work. Any ideas? (mypaint:12604): ...
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Windows freeze with external disk

Sometimes my Windows 10 PC just slows down, often when interacting with files (on any disk). When this happens, I can hear my external hard disk spinning. Once it finishes, the action completes almost ...
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How to solve freezing of LibreOffice 7 on Mac OS X Sierra issue?

Using LibreOffice 7 (Calc) on Mac OS X High Sierra. It constantly freezes (turning colored wheel) so I have to force quit it. How should I proceed to find the cause? Is there a log somewhere that I ...
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windows 11 computer frozen

Just installed Win 11 from official MS download. Was asking the Dell community about reinstalling my 3rd monitor the PC froze up. Rebooted with all plugged in and PC again froze. Everything worked ...
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GPU freezing randomly (maybe when drivers have loaded)?

I'm at a standstill with my problem and I wanted to create a new topic about my issue. I bought a GTX 1070 in November 2017 and it's been working really well, without any issue until earlier this ...
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Windows Freezes when i connect my PC to HP E273 monitor when i play youtube videos for sometime

I have a PC with the below config Ryzen 5 3600 RAM 16GB 3200 MHz Geforce GT 710 Asus Prime B550 MA Wifi I have it connected to my HP E273 monitor and after watching online videos(youtube mostly) for a ...
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old computer hang on vga or usb

my old desktop computer start to hang up then restart when display card stressed or even used for video display or irregularly without stressing VGA, I noticed if mouse and keyboard removed "both ...
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I have a Dell optiplex 390 series and what's happening is that when I install windows 8.1 or 10 the computer is freezing after a few minutes of use

It's an Intel core i3 2120 3.30GHz Dell optiplex 390 series with a 500gb western digital hard drive and 8gb of ram ddr3. It's currently running windows 7 which is working fine, but when I upgrade to ...
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Windows 11 getting completely frozen (OS Build 22494.1000)

I am having a problem with Windows 11 latest dev build (Build 22494.1000). Sometimes it is getting completely frozen in performing a simple tasks such as browsing, uninstalling software, etc. It is ...
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My PC crashes randomly with weird static on the screen

Since a couple days ago, my PC has been acting a bit funny. But this happens really randomly: The system freezes and is uncontrollable when crashing. Displays weird static screen. If music is played, ...
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High GPU usage by "System" process; high CPU usage by .NET ROS, major spikes

For the past few days, my PC has been getting random spikes of extremely high CPU and GPU usage (not at the same time), both of which cause lag and a .5-2 second freeze of the whole PC. I don't recall ...
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Short freezes when having both NVME SSD and nVidia NVS 300

I have a P9D-MV motherboard which I use in a desktop PC paired with Intel Xeon E3-1231 v3. I installed windows on an Intel 750 400GB SSD. I had to add NVME module in bios to enable boot. It worked ...
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Disable Overclocking on Asus motherboard?

I have bought an ASUS ROG STRIX Z590-F which has overclocking capabilities. However, I noticed that by default my PC has random freezes. The image stays on the monitors but the computer is not ...
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SSD disk active time always 100%

I need your help because Im going crazy with my laptop. The problem is that my SSD disk's (NVMe ADATA SX6000PNP) active time is basically constantly 100% and - I assume because of that - my laptop is ...
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Memtest86+ 5.01 is crashing with any of 2 RAM modules

I've been using a ASUS H110M-R BIOS Ver. 1802 Intel Core i5-6400 CPU @ 2.70GHz RAM Kingston 8192MB 2133 MHz for around 3 years without issues. First Ubuntu 18.04, then 20.04 Updated Around a year ...
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Bizarre startup freezes / Windows 10

For some time now, I have been experiencing bizarre screen/PC freezes that I couldn't find any mention of when searching online. The screen turns into a static color (white or blue inside Windows, or ...
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Windows 11 freezes, wont let me get task manager

So I got Beta windows 11 via insider program. My Windows 11 freezes randomly and won't allow me to do anything, I can't even get taskmanager or click on any window(minimize, maximize, close). The ...
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