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Old 07-07-2007, 09:24 AM
 
Location: Far Western KY
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It's over heating, get a "cool pad" for it. They sell them at most PC outlet type places, they're cheap and USB powered. IT will keep your PC from overheating.
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Old 07-07-2007, 10:36 AM
 
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Thank you very much, you all are so helpful!!!!!
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Old 07-07-2007, 10:40 AM
 
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Brokencrayola, my Toshiba lap top used to shut down when it overheated. My husband disassembled the laptop and used "canned air" to blow out the dust. Someone told me to cover air vents with dryer sheets, the computer can still breathe but dust won't get into the computer. I keep my laptop elevated as well. This seems to be a common problem, Toshiba doesn't want to cop to it.
I have both a Toshiba and Compaq laptop. My Toshiba is fine, it's the Compaq thats acting up! Regardless, I just keep it elevated now, and its fine. Thank you for the suggestions!
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Old 05-27-2010, 09:55 AM
 
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my laptop is more than 3 yr old. it itself restart after 1-2 hour showing blue screen with error but i can read that error. can anybody send me the solution of this problem. laptop brand is dell inspiron 6400

Last edited by bridge1234; 05-27-2010 at 09:57 AM.. Reason: spelling mistake
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Old 05-27-2010, 10:31 AM
 
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Does it get hot?
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Old 09-12-2010, 09:00 PM
 
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Default bsod

That seems for no reason, you computer shut download displaying a Blue Screen frequently. Learning “what is Blue Screen” and “why it happen” is essential. laptop keeps shutting down with a Blue Screen due to various kind of reasons. However, we can pay attention to the most common causes. With basic learning, you can troubleshoot computer crash problem yourself.visit

http://www.keep-pc-clean.com/laptop-keeps-shutting-down-with-a-blue-screen.html (broken link)
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Old 09-12-2010, 11:53 PM
 
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I've had several Windows computers that do this - they just overheat (poor construction, aka not a Mac).

I have used several free apps that monitor the internal temps of the computer and have alarms that will go off if critical temps are reached. If the temps get too hot, the computer will simply shut off without any explanation (helpful, right?). Sometimes the ducts get dusty and clogged, sometimes the fans break, sometimes the software that drives the fans simply doesn't work.

Try this free app to keep tabs of your temps: STV Software - Downloads (http://www.stvsoft.com/index.php?opt...d=17&Itemid=33 - broken link)

You may need to adjust your alarm threshold temp up until you know your normal operating temps, then set the alarms to go off if the computer exceeds those. At least you'll know what your computer is doing vs it just shutting off randomly.
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Old 09-13-2010, 07:45 PM
 
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Any possible explanations?
Try this, helps with almost everything.

1- go to bios ----> load setup defaults------> save and exit .
2- when windows loads ( start -----> run -----> msconfig -----> go to startup tab -----> deselect all entries -----> ok ) restart
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Old 09-14-2010, 08:11 AM
 
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Any possible explanations?
You may have a bad power supply. If a voltage regulator is faulty or overheating it may cause your computer to behave irratically.
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Old 09-14-2010, 09:58 AM
 
Location: WV and Eastport, ME
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Try this, helps with almost everything.

1- go to bios ----> load setup defaults------> save and exit .
2- when windows loads ( start -----> run -----> msconfig -----> go to startup tab -----> deselect all entries -----> ok ) restart
Sounds like a long, slow way to troubleshoot the problem to me. We don't even know what the problem is. I'll wait and see if a BSOD code is reported.
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