Oh wait a minute. A while back I took the keyboard off to clean out the insides, and the monitor cable runs just underneath where it latches in. It might have gotten damaged from that, because I couldn't get the keyboard quite on the way it was. Today the problem came back, and it took me quite a while to get my laptop running again, so I'm not sure if overheating is all of the problem. When I sent off my error report to Microsoft, it sent me to a webpage asking me to update my drivers. Well, I followed the instructions to update my drivers but it says I have the newest ones. Is the update wizard reliable, or could a damaged cable cause it to think drivers are messed up?
Edit: Two other things I've noticed that haven't happened before when I have to reboot my computer. 1) a message pops up at login saying the firewall is off. It fixes itself after a minute or so, but it never has done that before. 2) I get a One-Click Support box from Norton Antivirus 2010 offering help with error "3039,65545" without me ever clicking it.
Double edit: I picked this out of Event Viewer after my laptop died again a few minutes ago. Looks important, anyone know what it means?
The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load:
For more information, see Help and Support Center at
Edited by Alef1, 18 February 2010 - 05:03 PM.