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Toshiba Sat keeps freezing!


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#1 Sepulcher

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Posted 22 June 2011 - 04:15 AM

Hello BP,

I have a Toshiba Satellite P200 PSPB6A and my computer keeps freezing. I have tried using my computer on Safe Mode with networking and normal safe mode but it keeps freezing! What is most unusual is it freezes before I receive a BSOD. A friend told me to update my drivers, and I did with no luck.

I am lost for words, and need to know if I can get my computer back to ship-shape, otherwise I will have to buy a new computer.

Thank you for all your help in the past! :)

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Posted 22 June 2011 - 06:09 AM

It might be overheating, so check your fans.
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Posted 22 June 2011 - 07:18 AM

1) What is new or different since the last time everything worked properly (ie, new hw, new sw, virus, error, etc)?
2) What happens in safe mode?

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Posted 22 June 2011 - 08:46 AM

It might be overheating, so check your fans.


Coincidentally, this February I got my computer fans fixed and replaced because of an overheat problem


1) What is new or different since the last time everything worked properly (ie, new hw, new sw, virus, error, etc)?
2) What happens in safe mode?


1) I got new fans, but I doubt that's anything significant. It started happening 3 weeks ago.

2) In Safe Mode, it slows down and suddenly freezes before a BSOD can happen. The HDD LED light stays on and doesn't flash at all and it suddenly turns off. It also sounds as if the computer relaxes and stuff stops proccessing. The fans works. I haven't got any new software but I do use ESET Nod32

Thanks for the quick reply :)

Edited by Sepulcher, 22 June 2011 - 08:50 AM.


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Posted 22 June 2011 - 08:50 AM

Okay. If it happens in safe mode it's almost certainly a hardware issue. Could be anything from overheating to ram to cpu or mobo. Sorry I can't be of more help, but hw problems with laptops aren't as easy to diagnose as desktops. Easiest thing to do is check ram though ( To check the ram, download memtest (http://memtest.org/). Burn it to a cd using a dedicated .iso burning utility (http://www.petri.co.il/how_to_write_iso_files_to_cd.htm), make sure the cd drive is at the top of the boot order in bios, then boot to the newly created cd and run the utility.)




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