Updated: 10/02/2017 by Computer Hope

Short for Crash to Desktop, CTD is a term referring to a program crash that results in closing all open windows of the program and reverting to the computer Desktop. The cause of this type of crash can be difficult to determine because of its intermittent nature. These crashes are also difficult to troubleshoot because they do not display any error messages to the user before crashing to the desktop screen.

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