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Hello,

When I switch my laptop on everything is fine and dandy for the first 30 minutes then everything becomes non-responsive and I can't do anything but press the power button. It's fine in safe mode so I have no idea what going on. Can anyone help? Thank in advance!
 
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Generally red.
But watch the CPU column.

If you click on the CPU column, it will sort them by that, get the numbers to show at the top, you may have to click the CPU column twice.

If any process is using more than 30% and you are not running any software other than start up software, then that is probably the one causing the problem.

Post whatever processes are running consistantly higher than even 10%.
 
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Sounds like you need to replace the hard drive. I would copy off what you can now while you can.
 
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I was going to suggest a hardware problem, but this is also indicative of a software issue.
Especially if it is always approx. 30min into use. Hardware will be way more random.

I would probably do what Rich-M says and get your data off there and then run Manufacturer Hard Drive Diags.

With this type of problem it can be difficult to narrow down if it is not a hardware problem.
If the hard drive checks out ok, then keep watching the processes till it locks up again.
 
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You will need to find out if your drive is Seagate, Maxtor, Western Digital or other.
You can try looking in Device manager...

Right Click Computer / Manage / Device Manager / Disk Drives

Try looking there and tell me what you see.
 

DEF1234

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O_O my head hurts lol would it be easier just to reinstall da whole OS?
 
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