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My HP entertainment pc broken?


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#1 Needingfixing

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Posted 11 January 2010 - 11:48 PM

Ok.. soo.. i know how to fix the basics.. take out viruses and so on.. but this.. im stuck. And you have all helped in the past!

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sometimes. my laptop freezes, and then i go to reboot it, and it gets to the windows screen then shuts off and restarts. it will just keep doing this till i take out the battery pack. and then, ill try it later and its fine.

Then sometimes it goes into some start up disk check thing, where it searches for problems.. sometimes its ten minutes, sometimes it freezes and then i have to reboot.

SOMETIMES, when i turn it on it gives me the option to get into safe mode (when the others happen i cant get into safe mode btw)

Its really frusterating me. I have no idea whats going on with it.. I have no idea how i can fix this.. btw its 3 years old, we had a 1 year warrenty, so yeah.. cant use that anymore.

GRRR!!!! any help would be great.

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 12:22 AM

sounds like a motherboard gone bad or a hard drive. Its a common problem among laptops-no place for the heat to go. If its the motherboard, Im afraid unless you can find a new one off ebay, then your going to have to buy a new laptop, motherboards for laptops are custom made to fit and its difficult to find replacements. if its the hard drive thats somewhat easier, if you have another hard drive handy to test that it might be helpful, perhaps purchase a new hard drive, the only thing you need to consider is if you buy a hard drive and the problems the motherboard, then most likely you will have just wasted the money for the hard drive.

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 08:08 PM

Why not try booting up using Ubuntu?

See if you experience the same issues :

If yes, you obviously have a hardware related problem, that you can't do much about, except of course replace the HD.

If no, install it and make use of Ubuntu as your OS.
Remember to wipe out the Windows OS first.
This way, you can use your laptop for basic usage as opposed to junking it.

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Edited by ReviverSoft, 12 January 2010 - 08:12 PM.

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Posted 13 January 2010 - 09:29 PM

The reason your system is running scan-disk or chkdsk is because the system shut down prematurely, the files did not have time to be put back on the hard disk before shut down.
I would seriously check that your processor is getting enough air-flow, if it isn't the system will shut down or reboot.

Check that the fan is spinning it can be viewed through the vents on the bottom.
Make sure dust and lint is not slowing the cooling fan or blocking it's air flow.

After doing this check back and post a new post with results.

Sadly when a laptop starts crashing many think it is Hard drive related when it has to do with CPU cooling issues or low battery.

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Posted 14 January 2010 - 05:44 PM

Sadly when a laptop starts crashing many think it is Hard drive related when it has to do with CPU cooling issues or low battery.


Well, that's because it generally is the case rather the easiest to diagnose.

One has to start somewhere, as far as troubleshooting goes...

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Posted 14 January 2010 - 08:34 PM

Well, that's because it generally is the case rather the easiest to diagnose.

One has to start somewhere, as far as troubleshooting goes...


Yes with that I totally agree! :thumbsup:

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