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My Laptop freezes a few minutes after start-up

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  • Windows 7
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April 8, 2012 6:27:53 PM

Hi,

so here's the full story. A few months ago my Laptop went freezing from times to times, for a few minutes and then un-freeze, to freeze again a few minutes later. So wondering what to do, I formatted my laptop to solve that problem. Sadly it didn't worked.

Having work to do i was forced to run my PC on Safe Mode for a couple of month. After a while I decided to go ''legit', again and I realized that my PC froze a few minutes after start-up but after a couple of hours, it would run smoothly for days. So the past few months my PC was running smoothly,... until recently, but now, it's worst than ever.

It freezes a few minutes after start-up... and even if I keep it on for days, I still can't do a thing, it un-freeze for like 2 seconds sometimes, then just to freeze again. It's driving me crazy. I'm planning to buy a new PC but I'm stuck with this one for a little while now, might as well try to do something with it. I don't think this is a problem of program or anything like this since even after I formatted it, I still had the same problem. Is my laptop just dead? (I'm on safe-mode right now).

So here's my specs-

Toshiba Laptop
Processor: AMD Athlon 64 x2 Dual Core TK-57 1.90ghz
Ram: 3 Gb
System : Windows 7 home premium 32 bit

Any advice would be greatly appreciated, thanks!

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April 8, 2012 9:08:55 PM

Hi :) 

Those symptoms are usually a hard drive failing...

Run a full hard drive test in DOS...HIRENS CD etc....

All the best Brett :) 
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April 8, 2012 10:21:14 PM

Yeah, they definitely not consistent with simple overheating (dust accumulated in the vents), because that would also present itself in safe mode under load. No freeze in safe mode *at all*, is that right?

Random crashes could also indicate memory failure. If you have two memory modules, you can get out one (3 = 2 + 1?) and see if the problem persists. But that's not even necessary if they pass the memtest86+ test. It's available for download as bootable cd/usb at http://www.memtest.org.
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April 8, 2012 10:29:28 PM

I only had to do an error checking of the Hard-Drive! Problem Solved! :D  (I'm so relieved..)
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April 9, 2012 6:07:26 PM

Pacoluccio said:
I only had to do an error checking of the Hard-Drive! Problem Solved! :D  (I'm so relieved..)



Hi :) 

Umm if you mean you ran scandisk and it cured it...thats a TEMPORARY FIX...

Run the full test in DOS from Hirens....as your hd is probably still terminal...

All the best Brett :) 
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April 19, 2012 12:12:11 AM

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April 19, 2012 12:14:17 AM

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