Alternatively referred to as hung, hang is a term used to describe when a computer or software program running on the computer stops operating. A computer may hang when trying to run a program, boot, or close out of a program.
A computer or software can hang due to multiple reasons, including the following:
- Hardware or software conflicts.
- Software errors or failure.
- Computer waiting for a response from a hardware device.
- Defective RAM chip or memory errors.
- Computer overheating.