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Gateway Solo 9500 randomly freezing

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by koolman, Feb 16, 2005.

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  1. koolman

    koolman Thread Starter

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    I have upgraded the BIOS, installed & re-installed the O/S multiple times (each time doing an fdisk and format to get a clean start) and I've replaced the hard drive. I even tried something I'd read in a thread on a bulletin board where the guy recommended re-seating the processor.

    The laptop will even freeze during format while doing the hard-disk integrity test, or while formatting. At this point I suspect a buggy BIOS or something in the hardware department such as the motherboard or something. I've not tried replacing the RAM chips, as they're the ones originally installed in the machine and don't know that they can get "corrupted" so to speak, and cause problems. (tell me if I'm wrong!)

    Anyone have any good ideas or resources where I could do some research?
     
  2. winbob

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    Koolman,

    I think the problem is that your laptop is NOT Kool :cool:

    Are you hearing the Fan roaring away at top speed before it shuts down?

    If yes...then it could verify the fact that it is hot?

    If no....then perhaps the fan is failing to come on and Kool the PC?

    Everyone's a winner :D

    Seriously, your symptoms are typical of overheating. Check for blocked kooling ports as well. :cool:
     
  3. Couriant

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    Your useage for the K is not KOOL dude... :rolleyes:

    The issue sounds like an overheating issue. How longhas this been going on and did you do anything to the machine around that timeframe?
     
  4. winbob

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    "Your useage for the K is not KOOL dude... "

    .....and koolman signed over Power of Attorney to you? :confused: How unKool?

    But sorry you mistook me for someone who kared about your thoughts on usage of the letter "k".
     
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