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Laptop is on for a period of time, then freezes...

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#1 NE125


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Posted 24 April 2014 - 07:30 PM

So this issue with my laptop is very annoying to say the least, even though I now have a desktop to work on. I still want to use my laptop as a secondary reference screen, so this needs to be resolved. Basically I turn on my laptop, and sometimes it will freeze when its starting up, then I shut it down and reboot, and this time I make it past the login screen and enter my desktop. Then it freezes. So I repeat the process and it doesn't freeze for a while, like hours its fine. Then it will freeze and I reboot it and all I see is a black screen. So I give it a couple min and turn it on and it gets farther, repeating the whole entire process.


I'm not sure if its a PSU issue, I dont think it's dust as it's been cleaned out somewhat recently, and it's still happening. Any ideas as to what the problem are? One thing to note, if I leave the computer alone, if I manage to get it on and running, it tends to freeze when it's just sitting there doing nothing. 

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#2 zingo156


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Posted 25 April 2014 - 07:21 AM

Please download and run both speccy, and whocrashed:




  • Go to Piriform's website, and click the big download.png button.
  • Next, click Download from Piriform.com (the FileHippo link requires an extra click). Or if you want to use a portable version of Speccy (which doesn't require installation), click the builds page link and download the portable version.
  • You will now be asked where you want to save the file. The best place to put it is the Desktop, as it will be easy to find later.
  • After the file finishes downloading, you are ready to run Speccy. If you downloaded the installer, simply double-click on it and follow the prompts until installation is complete. If you downloaded the portable version, you will need to unzip it before use. Right-click the ZIP file and click Extract all. Click Next. Open up the extracted folder and double-click on Speccy.
  • Once inside Speccy, it will look similar to this (with your computer's specifications, of course):
  • Now, at the top, click File > Publish Snapshot
  • You will see the following prompt:
  • Click Yes > then Copy to Clipboard
  • Now, once you are back in the forum topic you are posting in, click the p22004370.gif button. Right-click in the empty space of the Reply box and click Paste. Then, click Add Reply below the Reply box.
  • Congrats! You have just posted your specs!







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