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Pavilion ZV5000 freezes when streaming media player

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Anonymous
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August 21, 2005 7:28:09 AM

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What's more to say? I bought this lunk a year ago, and whenever I am
playing an extended video from another PC or on the internet, it
freezes up. I tried reformatting and reinstalling the XP Home OS,
applying all patches, updates, installing Anti Virus software again,
everything. Is there some other troubleshooting to do for this? Can I
turn on a debugging tool to figure this out?Nothing in the event log,
or in the startup is causing this. It's looking like a hardware failure.
Anonymous
a b α HP
August 21, 2005 7:55:35 PM

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Streaming media player is very much processor intensive. My guess is that heat
is the villain, with the processor eventually overheating from all the work it
is doing. Get a can of compressed air and point the nozzle inside the opening
that draws air, then blast away. If a lot of dust bunnies come out, the
computer will run a lot cooler.

In the last few months, I have serviced or scrapped a depressingly large number
of laptops which have fallen victim to poor ventilation and overheating.

.... Ben Myers

On 21 Aug 2005 03:28:09 -0700, timisme@yahoo.com wrote:

>What's more to say? I bought this lunk a year ago, and whenever I am
>playing an extended video from another PC or on the internet, it
>freezes up. I tried reformatting and reinstalling the XP Home OS,
>applying all patches, updates, installing Anti Virus software again,
>everything. Is there some other troubleshooting to do for this? Can I
>turn on a debugging tool to figure this out?Nothing in the event log,
>or in the startup is causing this. It's looking like a hardware failure.
>
Anonymous
a b α HP
August 24, 2005 5:32:11 PM

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I agree w/Ben but if that doesnt help swap the ram mods and retry..
(Little too new for RAM slot issues but you never know)..
!