Why is my laptop freezing?

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daonly1

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My laptop freezes every ten seconds for five seconds. Let me rephrase that. Every ten seconds my laptop freezes. The freeze time lasts for 5-10 seconds and then resumes normality for 10 more seconds.

I don't know why it is happening. I turned it on today and this is the first time I've seen it. Please help me. My laptop is precious to me and holds important information.

My laptop is a Hp probook 4530s. The latest thing I've installed is vmware player

It is aggravating to even type this because it freezes too much.


Thank you in advance


Daonly1
 

etaf

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did it happen after installing vmware player
try this , and pick a date before the problem started

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Restore PC to an Earlier Date & Time

Go Start>>All Programs>>Accessories>>System Tools>>System Restore

  • Click in the radio button Choose a different restore point
  • Click Next
  • put a tick in Show more restore points
  • Pick a Date before this happened
  • Click Next
This should restore the PC to that time & date

you may need to use safemode to do the restore. As the PC starts keep tapping F8 - a menu will appear - choose safemode


windows 7
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/700-system-restore.html

windows vista
http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/76905-system-restore-how.html

Windows XP
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows/using-system-restore-in-xp/
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daonly1

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I tried the system restore to no avail. I even did it in safe mode just in case, still no dice.

It did not happen directly after I installed vmware player. It started like a week after.

I have a suspicion that it is because of my wireless adapter on my laptop. I did an experiment where i plug in another usb wireless adapter and magically no more freezing. But when I switch back to the laptops wireless card it starts happening again.

any solutions?

tank
 

dai

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is it happening when working offline or just when online
 

dai

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see if there is a firmware update for the wireless

you may be better off with the usb
 

dai

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boot into safe ode with networking and see what it runs like
 
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