Posted 12 January 2012 - 01:06 PM
I am working on a gateway laptop and it has a very weird problem. The computer starts up just fine, but as soon as an intensive process starts (i.e. large data copy, running a game from the disk drive, ect.) the computer makes a weird noise (sounds like it might be coming from the hard drive, or that area) and then the screen goes black. Black as in still on, just a blank black screen. The only way to get rid of it is force shutdown and restart. Any ideas? I was thinking it might be a bad hard drive but after a few tests it seems to be healthy.