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Gateway 460 freezes or will not come on.

I have a Gateway M460 that usually comes on when it has been sitting off for a while. After it has been on for a few minutes it freezes up the control of the pointer and keyboard. It will not control alt del. I have to turn it off with the power button. It may or may not come on after many attempts. But it won't stay on long before it freezes again.

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It's probably overheating that's why when you first turn it on it works fine up until a certain point. Does it feel hot on the bottom? Are the fans spinning?

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