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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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Chrome Constantly Freezes/Unresponsive to Input When Inspector Is Open

First of all, I have already tried disabling hardware acceleration, re-installing Chrome, even re-installing Mac OS Mojave. Non of these solved my issues. After 5-10 minutes of using Chrome with the ...
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Webpages with certain types of ads cause Firefox to hang for several seconds, only on an HP ENVY x360 13 (2018, Ryzen 7)

When I load certain webpages containing certain types of ads in Firefox, including https://www.wccftech.com/ and https://www.techspot.com/, the browser may hang at the UI level (I cannot select other ...
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Oracle Database 11g hangs on windows 7 at step 19

I am trying to install oracle database 11g in windows 7 professional 32 bit. All the steps are okay but in the prerequisite checking after 100% check the UI hangs and even waiting for 1-2hrs doesn't ...
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How to pause a program at any time on Windows 10

I want to use point and click adventure games to help me study a foreign language. Being a beginner I need to take my time with each sentence. Unfortunatelly none of the games I bought offer a pause ...
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Random freezing on Windows 10

I have been having this problem for a while now, although it doesn't happen that often. What happens is that, sometimes, even while idle my PC just freezes. If sound is playing, it continues for a ...
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Tip for when Outlook freezes while composing messages

My copy of Outlook 2013 (32-bit on Win10 Enterprise 64-bit, connected to Exchange Server 2010 SP3) fairly often freezes while composing messages. If you look at Task Manager, Outlook is using about 30%...
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PC randomly stops responding for a few seconds during use

My computer will randomly stop for a few seconds while doing these things: While browsing the internet on Chrome or Firefox (sites seem random). Using Steam and just browsing forums Playing ...
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Virtual Box gets stuck, have to press cancel to wake it up

My virtual box gets stuck particuarly: When UAC dialog comes up During installation, it doesn't proceed. Sometimes mouse will not work inside (sees mouse can't press close button) The work around ...
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HP Compaq Laptop freezing on boot [closed]

I build this notebook (HP Compaq nx6110) using two old notebooks plus a new HDD. This boot problem, also freezing / unfreezing situation is documented in several communities, including HP support ...
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Why firefox behaves so weirdly/annoying?

Occasionally FF starts very heavy activities, performing huge amounts of I/O (On my HDD) and considerable CPU usage for a long time (More than 10 minutes is really normal for it) that there is no ...
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HP Pavillion Power 15" Windows 10 Freeze

My Laptop keeps freezing once in a while. Once it freezes, it will stay frozen until i either unplug my charger or replug my charger. I am still unable to fix it, but here are some input. Laptop: HP ...
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Problems with resetting my Laptop

I have a HP Laptop running with Windows 10 Home edition. Lately there've been problems like the browser opening randomly without me doing anything, browser crashing or some programs just 'freezing' ...
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Computer freezing frequently at random intervals

I'm using windows 10 in my hp Probook 4540s. My Computer freezes frequently at random intervals of 2 or 3 seconds. If I turn on the PC from first window itself it is behaving like this. I'm facing ...
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Internet connection drops every 10 minutes (exactly)

Since I've moved to a new apartment a few months ago and changed my I ISP (the one shared with other apartments in building - same router) I experience internet drops (ethernet) every ten minutes, ...
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SSD intermittent stall (100% busy for 15 seconds)

Disk access on my new computer (Windows 10) often freezes for ~15 seconds. It might happen more often when concatenating files on disk (but that's just my feeling, I don't really have any data to back ...
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Reboot script for ubunut on system hang

I have created a Qt app for Ubuntu 16.04 which will run every time when system is on. But sometimes I have seen that the system is getting frozen or hang when the application is running for long time. ...
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Can't browse folders on SMB share on Mac without 5-10 minute delay

I have a Windows 2012 R2 file server setup with two shares, A & B, over SMB. Browsing share A works fine. When Mac users try to browse through or open documents on share B, their Finder window ...
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Windows Hardware Error: “LiveKernelEvent”, with code 144 and Locale ID: 1033

Repeated error I have been repeatedly encountering the following error when my laptop freezes. It may occur multiple times during the day, and should take several minutes to recover. Source Windows ...
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Periodic Internet Disconnection

Here is my problem: A) Goal Fix periodically disconnecting internet connection. I.e. maintain constant connection to internet (browsing etc.) while wired to router (ethernet). B) Problem I've ...
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Corsair K70 hanging on linux when using '/' key

I use Ubuntu 18.04.1 on a Lenovo e470 notebook on my work. Yesterday I switched from my old lenovo usb keyboard to a corsair k70 mechanical keyboard that i brought from home. Everything is working ...
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Computer freezes when handling some source files

I'm having rather weird issues where downloading/saving/editing source files sometimes causes my computer to freeze. First time I encountered the issue was when trying to download a .c file from my ...
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Kernel 4.19 Freeze my CPU

Everybody, I have installed the 4.19 Linux Kernel @ Manjaro updated to 18rc, and I need to known ¿if this new scheduler is compatible with older CPU like the mine (Core 2 Quad Q6600)? because this ...
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games have split second freezes every 30/60 seconds

asking this here again, last post didnt get any awnsers. i really appreciate any help. the issue is really hard to explain because its so random. i get freezes where my game just freezes in for ...
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BSOD with DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION

For the last week I'm suffering from a hand and BSOD in Windows 10 Pro. I didn't changed hardware and I cannot remember any update, but it is possible Windows updated my computer while shutting down (...
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PC freezes randomly for a second and continues to work

I have bought a used core i5 3210/ 8GB RAM pc from a friend. But it freezes randomly for like one seconds or less and then continues to work. for example, if I'm typing something in the terminal it ...
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How to exactly see the reason of Windows shutdown/hang/reboot? [closed]

PC (Windows 10) reboots randomly (and all temperatures are within normal limits, so it's not because overheat). Is there a way to see what exactly caused it?
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ThinkPad T410 works fine with 4Gb RAM, freezes with 8Gb

I've a strange problem with my trusty T410 (2537-26G) which has been working great with the factory-standard 4Gb RAM stick in the machine's only slot. I've tried replacing the stick with various 8Gb ...
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Can the laptop hardware corrupt the HDD/SSD?

long version: Around 4-5 months ago, I replaced the HDD in my Asus x501a laptop with a SSD (ADATA Ultimate SU650 120GB SATA3), as it would freeze occasionally and the HDD made a nasty scratchy noise. ...
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Fedora 28 random Freeze + Audio loop

I've been having this issue with Fedora 28 and I can't figure out the issue. Maybe a more experienced linux user could help me out. My Desktop Environment is gnome. Every so often my computer will ...
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Win10 No Boot. Freezes on load screen

So my computer gets into a state where it continually locks up at the Windows 10 Logo on boot. The last driver that is shown in the logs to load is "usbvideo.sys" so I'm assuming it fails to load on ...
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Fedora 28 - random keyboard lag

I have recently installed Fedora on my new Dell Vostro 5471 laptop. The installation froze at configuring user settings, so after 2 hours I have rebooted the laptop. Looked like everything was working ...
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Computer freezes for a second, and then comes back sometimes with messed up audio

My computer is randomly freezing like once or twice an hour and every time, i hear like a fan or a disk start back up... thats what it sounds like at least. then sometimes is asks me if I plugged in a ...
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Taskhostw.exe uses 24GB of RAM and freezes/crashes my PC

First off: Windows 10 Professional build 17134 Intel i5-6500 3.2GHz 8GB DDR4 RAM MSI GeForce GTX1070 8GB So for the past two weeks I've been having problems with my Windows 10 Pro machine: ...
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PC freezes every 1-3 hours, I've tried everything I know and don't know what to do next

I upgraded my pc about 3 months ago and everything has been working fine up until now. You can find my PC specs here: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/DsT929. 3 days ago, my computer randomly started ...
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Computer freezes before BIOS

I just tried booting my computer, and it seems to freeze prior to getting to BIOS. It gets stuck on the below screen (pic taken from phone), and F2 / DEL do not work to get me to BIOS settings. I shut ...
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New Dell laptop crashing with unusual screen output

Working at a small company, we just refreshed our aging HP laptops with Dell Latitude 5491 (14 inch) laptops, equipped with 1Tb SSDs and 32GB RAM, running Windows 10. We're using them with dual HD ...
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Windows 10 randomly freezing after upgrade to AMD FX-8350 CPU

Windows 10 is randomly freezing after upgrading to an AMD FX-8350. The previous CPU was a quad core AMD FX 4300. There were no freezing issues with the previous CPU at all. The PC specs are: ...
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Windows 10 freezes and becomes unresponsive

My Computer running on Windows 10 1803 keeps stuttering and freezing. It basically becomes unresponsive for about a minute and then does everything you clicked while it was unresponsive very fast. ...
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**UPDATED**: Windows 10 Laptop problems: regular small freezes, boots on BIOS and makes BSODs

I have this setup: Monitor(s): Before: Double AOC 23inches Full HD, Model I2369Vm Now: One AOC 27inches 4K, Model U2777PQU Computer: MSI GS60-2PC Ghost Laptop, out since summer 2014 Computer's ...
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Can I stop svchost.exe's “\Device\Mup NO MORE MATCHES”?

I have the situation kind of similar to this post, but direr. Every time my computer wakes up from sleeping more than a couple of hours, it freezes for 5 minutes. If you reboot the computer, you have ...
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Launching Firefox leads to system freeze

I'm running Linux Mint 19 on an Acer Travelmate, so definitely not a high-end device. Since switching to LM19, I don't detect any problems whatsoever, except for this one: Starting Firefox is ...
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Installing BCM4312 driver on Lubuntu 18.04 causes hang during boot

I first installed Ubuntu 18.04 on the machine, and the WiFi worked out of the box after install. However, the full Ubuntu version was a bit much for the machine and it was pretty slow. I opted to ...
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I recorded a video with an iPhone SE (11.4.1) with 1080H / 30 fps. I want to extract as many individual freeze frames as possible with ffmpeg

I recorded an video with an iPhone SE, iOS Version 11.4.1 (15G77). I want to extract as many individual and freeze frames in best available quality. I guess i can get a max of 30 freeze frames per ...
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How to identify and alleviate unresponsive Windows Kernel lockup problems

Hello SuperUser community, I have been experiencing an issue for a while now on my main computer, I have been kind of putting it off to the side, but I my brother now using that machine to play ...
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ffmpeg freeze video it specific time for some duration [duplicate]

am trying to freeze video it specific time/frame for certain duration i tried few methods but they have flaws. method 1 trim method: to trim video then concat but problem is it concact it start or ...
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Laptop Glitches/Freezes Every Second for A Fraction of a Second When Connected to WiFi

I can observe this effect when I keep clicking the volume slider so that it would keep making sound. When connected to WiFi, I can hear a buzz/clicking/clipping every second (the frequency is a bit ...
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Grep causes entire system to freeze while comparing two files

What I wanted is to compare two files and check if every line in file1 exists in file2. My first try: grep -v -f file2 file1. This resulted in a lot of syntax errors (but didn't freeze anything). I ...
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One year old Seagate Barracuda hard disk in laptop sporadically unmount or freezes without warning

I bought a new Seagate Barracuda ST1000LM048 hard disk 1 year ago for my laptop running Windows 10 Pro 64bit and using it as a secondry storage. Mounted the hard disk with a CD-Rom adapter. The hard ...
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Windows 10 with amd totally freezes on idle

My windows almost every hour totally freezes, but only if I don't do anything or just browsing. I have played for hours Assasin - no problem, trained model with 100% CPU utilization for the night- no ...
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NAS frozen when Media Server enabled. Normal or not?

I have a Network Attached Storage (NAS), with 8TB of storage. Currently 4TB in use. It's a Lenovo, model IX4-300D. Having recently bought a smart TV, I became aware that I could use the TV to ...