Later, I closed the laptop (something I often do since it automatically goes to sleep--should I not do that?) and left the room for say, 30 minutes. I came back to it after that, and opened it, only to find the laptop was still running, but the screen was off, and nothing happened if I touched the mousepad. In the end, I had to pop the battery in order to turn it off.
Whe I turned it on again, I got this error message:
Windows has recovered from an unexpected shutdown
Windows can check online for a solution.
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.0.6002.2.2.0.768.3
Locale ID: 1033
Additional information about the problem:
OS Version: 6_0_6002
Service Pack: 2_0
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Before it started BSOD'ing, it started showing the error message "Windows Host Process (Rundll32) encountered an error and needs to close". After closing it, there was no noticeable change in performance, and programs functioned just fine. (This started a few days before the BSOD issue)
The laptop runs Vista Home Premium. It has all the most recent updates installed.
I have a feeling this will happen again...does anyone have any ideas on how to fix this?
Edited by TechlessOS_3211, 10 February 2011 - 08:07 PM.