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laptop dying please help...!

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  1. artful72

    artful72 Thread Starter

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    Hey everyone...i've had a Sony Vaio PCG-K415B (one 40GB HD partitioned C & D, 512ram, 3.02 processor) for a few years now & in the last 6 months or so it has been shutting down suddenly more & more frequently, now it does it as soon as the Windows XP screen has gone mostly so as you can imagine it's useless, did get an NTFS error once.
    I've tried the following:
    1. Bought a cooling pad
    2. System restore
    3. Defragment
    4. Hoover what i thought were the fan inlets from outside
    5. then took it apart to get to fans properly & hoovered them well- what a pain in the wotsit to get to them!
    6. last night did a system recovery on the C drive
    7. this morning did a DFT using Hitatchi image (as my HD is Hitatchi)
    now i really don't know which way to turn as it still turns itself off as soon as the XP screen goes...please help, thanks, Roger.
     
  2. Asenine

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    Have you tried a complete format/nuke?
     
  3. artful72

    artful72 Thread Starter

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    Hi, you mean format the harddisk right? Will that still keep the data on the D drive (partitioned from the C but same hd)?
    thanks for your reply,
    Roger.
     
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    No, it won't, unfortunately.
     
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