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My Compaq Presario a900 notebook crashes - it can be first thing in the morning or later in the day - it can do it in a minute or survive over an hour. It is not lasting long enough to make a proper backup. My husband thinks it is overheating - but to me it has always been hot. It is hot enough to burn the skin if it rests on your leg - which it did a year ago when it still worked ok. I have found alot of postings about the heatsink being a problem. How hot is too hot? I figured it would not overheat in 20 minutes when it has been completely off for 8 hours. But could that be it? When it crashes and goes into repair mode it says the registry is corrupt or there were changes to config. The event log only records the shut downs and everything is supposedly well. Norton and Windows Defender falter but when up have both cleaned up to no avail. Norton techs spend over 12 hours remotely trying to fix it and have cleaned it up to no avail. I have done a bunch or other registry cleaners and virus scans. So if it is infected, nothing is finding it. My computer came with a built-in operating system so I have no disk. If it is just the heatsink, I may be able get that fixed easier than having a whole diagnostic on it only to find that is the issue. Heatsink? Operating System? Complete Write-Off? thanks,

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As far as my experience goes :All computers have little coolant in the cooling system of the computer. A computer technician is able to locate it. This gets dried up over a long period and requires replenishment. So please get in touch with a technician and have it replaced/replenished. I had similar problem with my laptop which was more than 5 yrs old and I was lucky to get a technician who did this replenishment job for me. It costed me roughly 10 US dollars. I never had the overheating problem again though the normal heating does take place.

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