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#1 stinkybuba

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Posted 03 May 2010 - 09:14 PM

Im using a Inspiron 8600 laptop with Windows XP. For some reason after i turn on my computer, it freezes 3 minutes after i turn it on, sometimes it even freezes after 2 hours. It doesnt ever freeze consistently at a certain point on startup or even when i run some programs. However, the more i try to turn on the computer, it takes less and less time to freeze. I can't perform any virus scans since my computer always freezes before i am able to finish. The weirdest thing is that i have no idea if my comp is crashing due to overheating, a virus, or if something is wrong with my computer's system. I have entered system set up to see if the computer crashes and it still crashes.
Thanks for any help with this! i really need some :[

P.S. i have run a diagnostic test that you start up with pressing f12 right when you turn on your computer and it always fails at DST Short Status Test with an error code of 1000-0145.

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Posted 03 May 2010 - 10:06 PM

DST Short Status Test

Generally this means that your hard drive is dying and needs to be replaced. If it is still under warranty you should contact Dell.
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Posted 03 May 2010 - 11:36 PM

oh ok thanks
:[ i guess im gonna have to buy a new computer

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Posted 03 May 2010 - 11:40 PM

Getting a new hard drive will be less expensive than replacing the whole computer.
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