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The motherboard, CPU and heatsink has been replaced and memory upgraded to 1G a year ago now it runs slow and shut down from time to time. It also get hang-up frequently. The motherboard is a gateway 4000792.

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  • cu4church Jun 29, 2009

    Hard drive is new also and an external hard drive was added for all weekly back-up (300G).

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Have a look at this post and see if it applies at all. http://www.fixya.com/support/t1541373-gateway_gt4022_motherboard_failure Your problem sounds like one of the possible failure modes of bad capacitors. I had a ASRock mobo that worked great right after cap replacement. I gave up and got something else after the caps failed for the third time.

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I think your hard drive may be getting bad sectors on them if its hanging on you frequently.

Save the important data that you need and then wipe out your drive and restore it back to factory defaults.

If its still hanging on you frequently, then at that point replace the hard drive and restore it back to factory defaults.


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It will be a good idea to backup all your data and have your hard drive formatted and your OS re installed, this pretty much will fix that issue.

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  2. The CPU fans are working all the time at maximum rotation speed and operate much louder than before.
  3. The laptop suddenly shuts down by itself without warning. When it just started, the laptop was shutting down after 1-2 hours and how it shuts down after 5-10 minutes of operation.
  4. The laptop works fine when it runs idle, but shuts down as soon as you start using any memory demanding applications (DVD player, image editing software, video editing software, etc.).

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