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HP Laptop freezes

My HP laptop freezes up once its been loaded. It might work for a few minutes then freeze up. After that it won't start or it will freeze during the start-up process. The start-up manager doesn't seem to help.

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  • Anonymous Apr 20, 2009

    I have almost the same problem (and I'm pretty sure the issue isn't overheating). My computer freezes after about 5 minutes and it won't start up agian unless I forcefully shut it down. I'm pretty sure it's not a virus because I have anti-viral software and I manually went through the programs and erased most of them (in safe mode the computer works fine). Also, setting the computer back to a previous point, when the problem didn't exist doesn't help. Erasing all the temporary files doesn't either. Also, when I tried pressing F2 when turning on the computer. It gives me two options: memory check and hard-drive check. The memory check determines there are no problems, but the hard-drive check fails...as in the computer refuses to do a hard-drive check. I don't know what to do to stop my computer from freezing. Please help!


  • Anonymous Apr 20, 2009

    I have a similar problem. My computer freezes about 5 minutes after I turn it on and the only thing I can do is forcefully shut it down by holding the power button for 10 seconds. After I turn it back on agian it works for another 5 minutes or so and freezes up agian. 
    What doesn't work: 1.setting the computer back to a previous point, when the problem didn't exist
    2. erasing all temporary files
    3. disc clean-up
    4. F2 (memory check is ok, but the computer refuses to execute a hard-drive check).
    What I know: 1. works in safe mode 
    2. problem is not overheating
    3. problem is not a virus
    I hava an hp pavilion dv 2910us Entertainsment Notebook PC
    What should I do to fix the problem? Please help!!!!

  • Lori Apr 20, 2009

    I have an hp pavilion dv2910us Entertainment Notebook PC and have a similar problem. The computer freezes after about 5 minutes and I have to uses the power button to shut it off, but when I turn it back on again I have the same problem.
    What doen't work
    1. setting computer back to a previous point when problem didn't exist
    2. disc clean-up
    3. erasing all temporary files
    4. F2 (the memory check works, but the computer refuses to execute a hard drive check...it says the check failed)
    What I know
    1. works in safe mode
    2. not overheating problem
    3. not a virus problem
    4. If I try to log-in as a guest as opposed to regularly, the computer freezes right away (as opposed to after 5 min).
    What should I do? Please help!!!!

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It seems like you have some over heating issues. Compressed air can should do the job by the vents. If you're able to pull the cpu fan and heat sink assembly, then do so and clean them out. a tube of thermal grease will definitely help. you can apply it on to the CPU but make sure you clean out that no good factory grease before applying the new one.

best of luck

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