Posts Tagged ‘whatishang’

WhatIsHang Tells You Why a Windows Program is Not Responding

Wednesday, May 4th, 2011

In my case, I’m not sure if it would actually help me to know why a program isn’t responding, but it sure would answer a few questions just for the sake of curiosity.

Software may hang or freeze occasionally on a system. Sometimes it is hard to tell why it hangs, while it is more or less obvious at other times. Say you are currently rendering a video which taxes your cpu, memory and hard drive. If you now launch other applications on the system, it may happen that they hang or freeze. This can happen because they cannot read data fast enough from the hard drive, or do not have enough cpu cycles or ram available.

(more…)