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regular freezing - hard reboot and increasing problems

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by deepblue501, Jan 23, 2013.

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  1. deepblue501

    deepblue501 Thread Starter

    Oct 24, 2003

    i've had problems on and off with my vista laptop (Asus M51Vseries, intel centrino 2 duo P8400, 3GB ram, vista SP2, ATI radeon 3470) for about a year. What happens is that the laptop starts up but then freezes on the normal screen without having managed to open all the programs. When i then click on any icon the mouse changes into the vista waiting circle and keeps on going forever. So i have to manually reboot. About half a year ago at some point the comp just went totally blank and it basically went dead. I went to a service shop and they exchanged the hard disk as it seemed to be a HDD failure. After reinstalling everything and upgrading to Vista SP2, I keep getting the same problem though. It happens about once every week. What I normally do then is i hard reboot, go into safe mode and do a sfc/scannow. Until recently it always told me that there were no problems found, and then i rebooted and everything was fine. However since a few weeks it talks about having fixed some problems. Still, after rebooting it's fine. Unfortunately today, even after doing the sfc/scannow and even after it told everything was fixed, i rebooted and the laptop froze again. This has never happened before. What does this indicate? I haven't installed anything important recently, I've done a thorough virus scan with eset nod32 and nothing turned up. So what can this be? Is my pc simply getting too old (4 yrs now), is it the hdd again, the motherboard, or is it software related? Can anyone pls help, my work depends on my laptop, i'm a musician and most of my current work is on that laptop. I really need help. Thanks!
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