Posted 05 May 2010 - 11:52 AM
Hi. I've been having this problem with my netbook for a while. A couple months ago I had a malware infection that I was able to remove. Shortly thereafter I started having the problem mentioned in the title: after about 30+mins of use, the computer will show signs of stalling and then freeze outright, forcing a hard reboot. Sometimes if I try to shut down or restart normally before the problem begins, it will freeze during the shutting off process.
I checked the hard disk for errors and found none, and I also ran diagnostics on the RAM and found no problems there. I tried checking to see if there was any malware that might be causing this, but again I found none. The only thing I can think of is possibly a problem in the registry or something like that that I wouldn't know about or know how to fix. Or worse, a problem with the CPU, which I will not be able to fix or replace. The computer is a MSI Wind U100, which allows for push-button overclocking of the CPU, which I often used with no problems. However, I fear that may also have worn it out to the point of causing this issue. Why it would happen so soon--if indeed it did happen--after malware removal procedures, I do not know. But then I don't know why the problem is occurring at all.
Any help and advice would be appreciated.