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    Hi,

    My computer hung or hanged. ----which one is correct?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rita_b View Post
    Hi,

    My computer hung or hanged. ----which one is correct?

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    Your computer maybe hangs about. (works slowly)

    In addition

    hang hung hung

    not hanged

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    Thanks for your advice. But i am looking forward to hearing from a teacher.

    computer hangs does not mean work slowly.........when it hangs, it just stops working.

    Rita

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    Quote Originally Posted by rita_b View Post
    Thanks for your advice. But i am looking forward to hearing from a teacher.

    computer hangs does not mean work slowly.........when it hangs, it just stops working.

    Rita
    Your computer "crashed" perhaps.

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    Grammatically, it's 'my computer hung', though I would never say that.

    I'd say 'the computer was hanging'.

    Occasionally, my computer justs freezes and won't respond to any controls. That's when it hangs. I have to switch it off and reboot it.

    It hasn't crashed. This to me means that a much more drastic fault has occurred and I have to take it to a specialist technician to be repaired.

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    hang Present hung Past Tense hung or hanged Past Participle.
    My computer always hangs/crashes when I start that game.
    Until I got the bug fix, my computer always hung/crashed when I started that game.
    My computer kept hanging/crashing when I started that game.
    My computer was always hung after starting that game.

    I don't really see much difference between a 'hung' computer and a 'crashed' computer: either way it's time for Ctrl Alt Del !! A computer freak might be able to get out of either situation, but I just pull the plug!

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    My computer always hangs/crashes when I start that game.
    Until I got the bug-fix, my computer always hung/crashed when I played that game.
    Until I got the bug-fix, my computer was always hanging/crashing when I played that game.
    Until I got the bug-fix, my computer was always hung/crashed after starting that game.

    I can't really see a difference betwen 'hang' and 'crash' here: either way, you have to reboot.

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    Since I have seen your suggestions I will use the next terms hence

    hanging about ~ for working slowly

    froze~ for stopped working

    crashed ~ for a situation when at least the application must be either reinstalled or removed or the platform be repaired.

    Also I'll try to remember that some people still uses the hanged instead of hung.
    Unfortunately the hanged associates to 'to be hanged by the neck" what I've heard from a lot of movies.

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    Not a teacher, but an IT Technician.

    Your computer hangs (or freezes) when it stops responding to any inputs (mouse, keyboard). You can see everything on the screen, but your computer does not react. It is usually a software problem.

    Your system crashes when the operating system has to deal with a hardware exception that can't be handled. In Windows it results in the infamous Blue Screen of Death. It can be either software or hardware problem.

    Your computer crashes when one of its hardware elements breaks down. Depending on what breaks down, the computer may stop working or it may work with regular system crashes.

    But it really doesn't matter because most people use the term "crash" for all events described above. ("My computer crashed.")

    Btw. I have never heard/seen "hangs/hanging about" except for "My computer hangs about five times a day." If it is working slowly, people usually say "My computer is running slow."

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    As I said already the hang about is a phrasal verb and means exactly what I said.

    Also if a computer experienced a part failure it has been fired and not crashed.

    A person could hang around as well as hang about but a computer can hang about, only.

    Do we both are hanging about with this matter after I explained it pretty well?

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