Laptop Keeps Freezing

Cheese Head
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Tue 29 Nov, 2005 10.55

its done it four times tonight and it is really pissing me off.

every so often the computer would just freeze and not respond to anything at all, no mouse movement, no ctrl+alt+del it would seem as if it was caused by nothing. Thats whats really strange, i get no messages no warnings no BSODs.

I cant check if its a virus because i have no antivirus (cue cdd's speech).

and have yet to check spyware. but that just seems unlikely. at minimum the computer screen will twitch at a mouse movement, but otherwise it just freezes and has to be restarted. It hasnt dont it again, but it seems to be when im listneing to music on myspace (which is all flash and xml files) and just mp3s in WMP. The MSN plugin in WMP seemed to do something towards it, so disabling it when using WMP seems to work a lil bit.

The fan is working, well i can hear it whizzing, it may need cleaning if it's a heat problem that causes it to conk out.

eee.... I dont know. Help... please...

...thank you!
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Tue 29 Nov, 2005 11.58

It's probably overheating.

You need to move to a cooler climate.
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Tue 29 Nov, 2005 12.17

Mine was doing that and I thought it was something serious.

Then I noticed the air intake was blocked with fluff and dust. I hoovered it and it's been fine since.
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Tue 29 Nov, 2005 13.32

Well if it keeps you offline it's *fine* by me.
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Thu 01 Dec, 2005 12.07

Your totally right, the fan is doing is job properly and needs fixing.

however, im still here to tell Phil hes a tit thanks to my dads laptop.

magical, eh?

and i cant go back to england at the mo - im still waiting to win more then two dollars on my daily scratchie.

heh
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Thu 01 Dec, 2005 19.01

Cheese Head wrote:Your totally right, the fan is doing is job properly and needs fixing.

however, im still here to tell Phil hes a tit thanks to my dads laptop.

magical, eh?

and i cant go back to england at the mo - im still waiting to win more then two dollars on my daily scratchie.

heh
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Thu 01 Dec, 2005 20.28

I agree with Phil
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Thu 01 Dec, 2005 20.55

I agree with Hyma
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Thu 01 Dec, 2005 21.28

I agree with Nick Harvey.
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Thu 01 Dec, 2005 21.50

all new Phil wrote:I agree with Nick Harvey.
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Thu 01 Dec, 2005 22.47

all new Phil wrote:I agree with Nick Harvey.
Well THAT goes without saying, ass.
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