I was thinking that there is too much stuff on it so i cleaned out the hard drive. i have about 30%free. it still did it.
it seems that when i am doing a lot of stuff it wants to kick off like too many windows/prorams open.
it also feels hot- coould it be overheating? if so how do i open it up to clean it??????
It's very possible it's overheating or shorting out. All laptops are basicaly the same inside and out .The components might change but that's it really. Go to the web site of your laptop, the manufactuers usualy have a guide as to how to open up their computer. Usualy you simply remove the plate above the keyboard, remove the keyboard this will expose anything that may need blowing out and such.
Try this link if your unsure how to get to your laptops manufactuer: http://www.laptoprepair101.com/laptop/2006/01/31/dell-service-manuals/
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Re: my laptop keeps shutting off for no reason.
Thermal shutdown.... basically yes it's overheating and shutting down before the cpu gets damaged... check to make sure the fan(s) are going and you'll need to take it apart to get to the fans and clean the dust and dirt out.
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It means that your hard drive is going to crash soon. If all of your important stuff is on there and you don't have an external hard driver or flash driver, shut down the computer until you do. Once you own another hard drive, boot back up and start the backing up process. There is a fantastic free backup program available here:
One trick I've found that works is placing the hard drive in a refrigerator for 30 mins before using it. This will extend it's life by at least 15 minutes.
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1. You need to check how much free disk space is available on your laptop.
2. You need to check what duplicated files you have on both the laptop and the external hard drive and which is the latest version.
3. You need to decide to move the latest versions of the data files from the external hard drive to the laptop. This automatically delete these from the external hard drive. The older versions on the external hard drive can be deleted.
4. Now you need to check how much data is stored on your external hard drive.
5. If the amount of data stored on the external hard drive exceeds the available disk space on the laptop, then you cannot copy these files to the laptop.
6. If you have sufficient disk space on the laptop you can copy the data from the external hard drive to the laptop. I suggest you make a folder to copy this data to it.
You can now delete all the data from the external hard drive or you can format the external hard drive to make a clean external hard drive.
If you have not already done so,You can download free software to check your hard drive, from the hard drive manufacturers site (google for the support pages - samsmsung will also work with toshiba hard drives, Maxtor, is now under Seagate support, Fujitsu etc:- Itf the hard drive is on its way out, it can give you these sort of problems)
I would think you have an( e)ide hard drive, a 30 to 40 gb can be bought for around £30
Save any important data, now.
Simply buying the external hard drive is one thing. Did you simply plug it in, copy stuff over, or _move_ stuff over? You have to move stuff over in one spot to make room elsewhere. Cut-and-paste is your friend. Do not move programs this way -- just data, like videos, music, photos and word processing documents.
There's a wonderful program called ATF-Cleaner from http://www.atribune.org that can also search your computer for unused files. (Windows has a built-in program, too: click Start: Accessories: System Tools: Disk Cleanup). But the ATF-Cleaner is a bit more thorough, does more stuff. You may be simply wasting a surprising amount of hard drive space on stuff like temporary files that became pretty much permanent. You can also free up some space by deleting old System Restore files and the clike -- look through Disk Cleanup.
I think your fan might be broken....if the fan doesn't cool the pc,the processor or the chipset will automatically shut down the pc to prevent burning hardware.Or your hard drive might keep crashing.Oh yeah and abstract from this i don't recommend ever using mcaffe
crashes, as in locks up? What kind of video memory or card you have? And, how do you have it optimized(faster performance, most likely)? This takes a bit of 'tweaking' to get just right. got backup for your HP?