I'm not an expert but I have a few thoughts.
This is your HP G62 Notebook PC
Maintenance and Service Guide (PDF).
1.) It would make sense to start by running some basic hardware diagnostics. Your computer has built-in hardware diagnostics accessible from the setup utility (refer to pages 83-87 of your manual). Run the hard drive and memory tests.
2.) Frequent "hard resets" can be tough on the hard drive file system. If your hard drive passes the HP diagnostic test without errors, then run a "chkdsk /r
" from an administrative command prompt. (note the space between the "k" and the "/"
- You will have to reboot for Check Disk to start.
- Check Disk will progress through 5 stages and could take several hours to complete. This can not be stopped.
- You can view a log of what Check Disk found and repaired by following below:
- In the search box type "Event" and click on "Event Viewer" in top column.
- Click on "Windows Logs" -->"Application." Click the "Source" tab ( top, right) to alphabetize that column.
- Arrow down to "Winlogon" and select the most recent Check Disk report.
- If Check Disk found and repaired errors, I would run it again.
3.) From the Speccy report
AMD K10: 75 °C
Hewlett-Packard 1444 (Socket S1G4): 74 °C
You stated that you didn't think that the problem was temperature related but if these are average system load temperatures (non intensive computing), they seem a bit high to me.
- You could try to lower general temperatures by cleaning intake and exhaust vents with some compressed air.
- Adjust Power Options from Control Panel. View all advanced options for your "Active power scheme: Home/Office Desk." Maybe if you adjusted settings to turn off display, hard drive, allow suspend, etc., it may help lower temps somewhat.
- A laptop cooler is another effective possibility.
4.) You could download and install Speedfan_446.exe
. keep it open on your desktop to monitor temperatures.
Others may have different thoughts.