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Sony laptop intermittently crashes, won't reboot

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Anonymous
a b D Laptop
February 11, 2005 9:25:07 AM

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I bought an ultraportable VGN-T150P less than 2 months ago. Last few days,
it's been crashing a lot. Usually reboots right away but at times won't do
anything. Or I'll push the power button and hard drive light will come on
for a second, then it does nothing for a few hours. After that, works for
awhile as if nothing happened.

Any ideas what's wrong? Heat? Power supply? Mobo?

TIA.
February 11, 2005 9:25:08 AM

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well crashes can occur from memory, overheating, power supply, bad cpu or
corrupt drivers. The first thing I would do is wipe the drive and reload the
os and drivers and see if it runs. If not then I would look at the hardware.
If it is under warranty call Sony.

"Zen Cohen" <aturny@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:7dYOd.34457$uL5.9149@fe2.texas.rr.com...
>I bought an ultraportable VGN-T150P less than 2 months ago. Last few days,
>it's been crashing a lot. Usually reboots right away but at times won't do
>anything. Or I'll push the power button and hard drive light will come on
>for a second, then it does nothing for a few hours. After that, works for
>awhile as if nothing happened.
>
> Any ideas what's wrong? Heat? Power supply? Mobo?
>
> TIA.
>
Anonymous
a b D Laptop
February 11, 2005 9:25:08 AM

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If it just turns off, no blue screen, no nu'thing, just goes black -
then heat problem.
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Anonymous
a b D Laptop
February 11, 2005 10:57:47 AM

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"BigJIm" <Jim10277@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:crGdnZvM0Zz4_5HfRVn-2g@comcast.com...
> well crashes can occur from memory, overheating, power supply, bad cpu or
> corrupt drivers. The first thing I would do is wipe the drive and reload
the
> os and drivers and see if it runs. If not then I would look at the
hardware.
> If it is under warranty call Sony.
>
> "Zen Cohen" <aturny@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:7dYOd.34457$uL5.9149@fe2.texas.rr.com...
> >I bought an ultraportable VGN-T150P less than 2 months ago. Last few
days,
> >it's been crashing a lot. Usually reboots right away but at times won't
do
> >anything. Or I'll push the power button and hard drive light will come
on
> >for a second, then it does nothing for a few hours. After that, works for
> >awhile as if nothing happened.
> >
> > Any ideas what's wrong? Heat? Power supply? Mobo?
> >

The fact that it runs well on occasions would rule out corrupted software.
This is most likely a hardware problem, in which case, it's time to make use
of the warranty.

Ian.
Anonymous
a b D Laptop
February 11, 2005 10:59:49 AM

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Zen Cohen wrote:
> I bought an ultraportable VGN-T150P less than 2 months ago. Last few
> days, it's been crashing a lot. Usually reboots right away but at
> times won't do anything. Or I'll push the power button and hard
> drive light will come on for a second, then it does nothing for a few
> hours. After that, works for awhile as if nothing happened.
>
> Any ideas what's wrong? Heat? Power supply? Mobo?
>
> TIA.

Post to http://pub173.ezboard.com/bunofficialsony . Check Event Viewer
logs for any recurring warnings or errors that might offer a clue to the
startup problems. What happens if booted to Safe Mode? If that works
OK, then take a look at which startup apps are specified: Start, Run
Command, Startup Tab. One of these might be the source. Run, from a
command prompt: sfc /scannow. System File Checker will check each
system file for corruption and replace any corrupted or missing files
from C:\Windows\i386. From a command prompt run: chkdsk /f to check the
disk and file structure on the HD. Do a complete virus scan, ad-aware
or spybot scan.

Q
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