to cease to operate normally and remain suspended in some state without performing useful work; -- said of computer programs, computers, or individual processes within a program; as, when using Windows 3.1, my system would hang and need rebooting several times a day.
1. An unexpected halt of a computer, usually while running an application program. A hung machine is characterized by a total lack of response from the mouse and keyboard. The user can almost never effect a recovery except by turning the computer off and restarting it. 2. In the construction "hang off", to attach a peripheral device to a computer via a cable. "I'm going to hang another hard drive off my home box."
A kind of computer crash that makes communication between the keyboard and computer impossible with the exception of utilising the CTRL-ALT-DEL function. Doing so will offer the user the option to close the active application or reboot the computer.
Look at the following expressions:- "The system is hanging because it can't read from the crashed drive" means to wait for an event that will never occur. "The program displays a menu and then hangs until you type a character" means to wait for some event to occur. "We are going to hang another tape drive off the file server" means to attach a peripheral device.
A type of computer crash in which a program cannot complete its operation once it is initiated and the program does not respond to keyboard or mouse commands once this happens it is necessary to restart the computer to continue processing normal operation
In computing, either a single computer program or the whole system may "hang" or become unresponsive to keyboard and mouse input. The term "hang" is synonymous with "freeze," the more commonly used term. In a hang, the window affected or the whole computer screen becomes static, the latter case including the mouse cursor.
The Hang (pronounced 'hung' or 'hong') is a melodious percussive musical instrument, similar to a steel drum. It uses many of the same physical principles to operate. However, since it is struck with the fingers, the sound is generally much softer than a steel drum, and can be played in many ways to produce a large variety of hypnotic sounds.
To play the sixth domino of a suit when the double has not yet been played, because the person holding the double will never be able to play it. This is a devestating play which is quite fun to make, and is the reason beginners are urged to get rid of their doubles as soon as possible.
When a webpage is prevented from loading completely or at all due to a technical difficulty at the server end or at the user end. Online advertising that is poorly served may have the tendency to hang pages, thus irritating the user and publisher alike.