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#1 goldenchild

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Posted 05 February 2011 - 07:11 PM

I have a hp mini notebook when I try to turn it on it will go to the start-up (Windows XP) and the restart. I've tried putting it in safe mode but it does the same thing. Can someone help me please.
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Posted 06 February 2011 - 08:53 AM

Sounds to me like your laptop is cycling its self do to a possible over heating issue related to your CPU.

Since you mentioned attempting a start up in safe mode, this would mean your starting the laptop without any drivers loading during the start up procedure, so we can rule out a possible driver issue here.

When was the last time you blew this laptop out with a can of compressed air to remove any possible dust build up?

Can you make a determination that your processor cooling fan is spinning when the laptop is started up?

Do you see any signs of possible dust build up any where through the vent holes?


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Posted 06 February 2011 - 11:38 AM

I have a hp mini, I don't see that there is much dust that can be built up in the little vent.
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Posted 06 February 2011 - 05:32 PM

I have a hp mini, I don't see that there is much dust that can be built up in the little vent.

The reason dust can present a bigger problem with a computer such as a mini, is there is less room inside the unit compared to that of a desktop computer.
Therefore it does not have enough space in the air flow areas to allow some accumulation of dust particles without it restricting some of the air flow.
So this can present a problem with system restarts happening.

I would still give using a can of compressed air a try, and having a can around for other purposes is a good investment.

If your restart problems continue happening after try the compressed air, you may want to look into if your power supply or battery is not causing the problem.

How old is the battery?

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Posted 26 February 2011 - 02:30 PM

Sorry for such the long wait. My system is about a year old. The compressor did not do anything to help. It still restarts.
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