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System Lagging, BSOD, etc.

About two weeks ago, I came home from work and I saw my laptop was off. I knew something was wrong because the AC adaptor light was on, so I knew it was plugged in, and my laptop was on when I left for work. I turned my laptop on, and it came up with a BSOD and stated a 'fatal system error'. I turn off my laptop, boot it up again, and select 'start windows normally' selection from the prompt. Vista begins to load, but my laptop all of a sudden shuts off. I repeat the same steps again, and it goes off, yet again. Finally, I turn it on and it loads, but everything is running at a reduced framerate. A couple of weeks go by, and last week, it happens again, but with no BSOD, and one less shut off. Since then, I can barely run a simple Java-based game on my browser, my typing is severely laggy, and my laptop is getting hot within minutes. I went to Circuit City to ask them about it and all I got was a "Yea, that's a problem you can get". I don't want to go and shell out 60 dollars for them to tell me that, but with them fiddling with my computer. Can anyone give me some insight on what I should do? I'm short on money at the moment, and I need to get this remedied by the time college rolls around this August.

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Try to boot in safe mode, if the problem persists then try to boot in last good configuration(for both you have to press f 8 when the bios screen comes when pc is booting)
if all fails then reinstall you operating system will solve the problem

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