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I have done a time-consuming run and calculation. After many hours ( about 7 hours!), the black color which shows that the cell is evaluating, turn into gray and a strange text appears like this :

(Dialog) Input[157]:= (* my code in the cell *)

Does anyone know what it is and why this is happening ?!

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@Kuba : Could you please elaborate it more ?! –  Shellp Apr 23 '14 at 19:34
This means that you have interrupted the calculation. Most likely you did not do this through using the Dialog function but by using the Evaluation -> Interrupt Evaluation item or accidentally pressing the corresponding shortcut key. You can resume by evaluating Return[]. –  Szabolcs Apr 23 '14 at 19:55
@Szabolcs I will upvote an anser because I've never faced such behaviour. And I can't reproduce it now. –  Kuba Apr 24 '14 at 5:31
@ Szabolcs : As you said, I haven't used Dialog function and it the notebook was evaluated by Evaluating function. You mean that there is no error in my code and it was just a coincidence ?! Because it's a long code with a huge load of lists of number! –  Shellp Apr 24 '14 at 6:32

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