The 8100 will start normally and work just fine for 2-3 min. then freeze up. If you keep trying to book after the the freeze it will start to freeze sooner and sooner. Letting it sit for a while it will then boot back up and work for the 2-3 min. and then freeze all over again. Thinking it was a cooling problem (as it would freeze up after it became warm) I removed the fan but it works fine on the bench. Not sure where to go.
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Re: Tecra 8100 Freezes shortly after Windows comes up
Go into your hard disk utility and defragment your file. When the computer writes to your hard disk over time these files no longer are sequential as they were in the beginning. This is one solution, also you can do a disk recovery using your original disk or by pressing F10 as it boots up. Be sure and do a good check for viruses as well. The symptom you are describing sounds alot like a virus that is slowing your system down more and more. Good luck.
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Try doing a system restore and it that doesn't work, try doing a system recovery.
For doing system restore, power on the netbook and keep tapping F8.
This will take u in to the Windows advanced options.
While getting in to safemode, it will ask u whether u want to use system restore.
Start system restore and select a date in which the computer was working fine.
To do recovery, power on the netbook and keep tapping Alt+F10.
That will take u in to the recovery mode.
Select complete system recovery.
This process will take around 30 to 45 min and make sure u plug in the AC adapter.
This sounds like you may have a virus running up cpu time or a trojan of some sort, try running a virus check Antivir is a good free virus cleaner, also run spybot search and destroy to look for spyware. sometimes viruses attack windows system files to keep you from being able to get rid of them.
when was the last time your computer worked fine? run system restore and choose a restore point prior to when the issue started. if no restore point is available, open run and enter 'msconfig', go to startup and disable unecessary startup programs. also open the prefetch folder and delete its contents. then restart your system. if it's still slow, i suggest you backup your files and reinstall windows. make sure that you operate the laptop on a flat surface to avoid any ventilation blockage. hope it'll help. good day. =)'