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Screen freezes I have a HP pavilion zd8000 laptop recently i had problems with windows crashing (turning off laptop) so i took it to a repair shop they replaces a memory slot fixed a video chip replaced a fan and fixed a usb port. When i got the comp back it seemed to work fine but i was wrong now it freezes while doing normal things (surfing the internet or reinstalling softwear). So i called the repair shop,and told them whats going on and they said bring it back in he booted the pc from a disk and said that it worked fine so its not the harddrive he said it could be the motherbaord but that would be another 150 bucks (should i trust him? i dont know, he said it was fixed when it wasent lol). Finally i got my money back, before i sell it for parts I decited to reformat windows and reinstall all the drivers and programs everything was working fine until about 15 mintues the screen froze while surfing the net the pc was still on and the fans were running but the screen was froze any ideas?

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  • Battlebear Feb 18, 2008

    Wierd thing is, after it dose this it dose not feel hot and during the entire reboot windows ad all drivers process this dose not happen

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Battlebear, The video card is overheating or something close to it is causing it to overheat. They may not of even replaced it.

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  • Thomas Christopher
    Thomas Christopher Feb 18, 2008

    classsic overheating symptom

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