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Computer Freezes Every 20/30mins


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#1 i-hate-winfixer

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Posted 16 May 2006 - 08:00 PM

ok i will try and explain all the things that are happening.

i turn on the laptop and after 20/30mins the mouse will freeze, ctrl alt dlt doesn't work the only option is to power down with the power button. i notice that it is running pretty hot, especially considering if i'm only on the internet. So i power down and power up again but its just a black screen, so i have to power down a second time before it will boot to windows, this happens EVERY time.

i have checked for spywear the best i can with the 2 programs u recomend(spybot, adwear) but i tryed to follow all the other steps but my comp keeps freezing before i can complete any of the scans!

what could cause my comp to be running so hot while only on the net? both fans are working.

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Posted 16 May 2006 - 08:45 PM

Both fans are working. Are they blocked? Are you getting good air flow?
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Posted 16 May 2006 - 08:49 PM

Both fans are working. Are they blocked? Are you getting good air flow?



ok i elevated my computer after the first post and it hasn't froze so i'm guna put it back down on a clear desk and see how it gos.

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Posted 16 May 2006 - 09:18 PM

Have you opened your case, and cleaned out the inside, lately?
If not, here's a tutorial that'll help.
Cleaning the Interior of your PC

Edit: Sorry about that i-hate-winfixer.
When I read your post, I failed to notice it was a laptop, so that link doesn't really help you out, any.

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Posted 16 May 2006 - 09:24 PM

If you determine heat is your problem try he following.

http://www.coolerguys.com/840556060260.html
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Posted 16 May 2006 - 09:37 PM

thanks guys if the problem doesn't come back soon i will be off to buy a cooler mat!

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Posted 16 May 2006 - 10:46 PM

We will be here. Good luck.
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Posted 19 May 2006 - 05:48 AM

the problems not heat :thumbsup:

first of all it ran perfectly for 6 hours and then the next night i tryed to watch a dvd and it crashed in 10 mins, it was only warm not like the other times.


any ideas?

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Posted 19 May 2006 - 07:21 AM

Download new drivers into a folder (but do not istall them yet). Then uninstall your current video drivers and card. Restart your computer and let XP detect your card. When prompted select the which driver to use instead of allowing XP to choose for you. Point to the folder where you downloaded and extracted (unzip if need be, before starting the reinstall) the driver files. This will ensure XP does not reinstall the original driver files.
You also may have a bad video card but lets try upgrading the drivers first.
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Posted 22 May 2006 - 09:41 AM

Download new drivers into a folder (but do not istall them yet). Then uninstall your current video drivers and card. Restart your computer and let XP detect your card. When prompted select the which driver to use instead of allowing XP to choose for you. Point to the folder where you downloaded and extracted (unzip if need be, before starting the reinstall) the driver files. This will ensure XP does not reinstall the original driver files.
You also may have a bad video card but lets try upgrading the drivers first.


last night i had 2 IE windows open i clicked a link in one and swopped it for the other, as i was scrolling down my comp froze and at the same time switched back to the other window where i found a a nice message...

Errorsafe bla de bla de blaaa....



really think it could be my video card? what could make it go tits up after a year of being fine?


also some1 please have a look at my hijack log pretty plzzzz

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/52840/computer-keeps-freezing/

Edited by i-hate-winfixer, 22 May 2006 - 09:44 AM.


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Posted 22 May 2006 - 12:40 PM

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