Random Hibernation/Shut Down

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Kirsten7767

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EDIT: My computer restarted itself randomly just now with the message:
PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable
PXE-061: Media test failure, check cable
PXE-M0F: Exiting Intel PXE ROM



Does this mean the harddrive that was JUST replaced just crapped out on me?



Okay, so I am definitely replacing this computer very soon. It is more work than its worth.

its an HP Pavillion DV2700 running Vista Home Premium. It came with vista preinstalled. Warrenty in tact til September 2010.

Background:
The computer functions normally for upto an hour after power up, after which it starts overheating a lot. or rather, it did overheat like to where it was painful to hold it. I let it cool off, then took it to the garage and used compressed air to blow out the vents. After the first blow, a huge wad of dust exploded out every hole in the computer, it had been about 6 months since I last did this.

Even after blowing the computer out, it still turns off or goes into hibernate, even without becoming warm. Hell, my skin is warmer than the laptop is most times. I know it's not a CPU usage issue, because even when gaming, I am only using 30% of my CPU's max.

Is there anything I can do to lessen this issue, if not fix it? or should I just hope to get a decent computer when the end of the month comes?



. thank god school is almost over and i dont need the computer direly .
 
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