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Hi!! My laptop screen seems to freeze after around 5 - 10 minutes and no work can be done without swiching off the power and restarting it. After login back on it sometimes then comes up with a message that states: Login Failure - Security options failed to login on start up. This seemed to start happening around 2 months ago and seems to have got worse?? Is this easily remedied by running the recovery disc for example or is it more serious?? Thank you for your time, David.

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Probably you dont have the correct type of recovery disk,there are many different types,first id check your bios pages(F2 whilst booting) to see the specifications of your system,here you can see the size of your "Ram" memory,get to know these pages,dont alter any values and just save and exit ,,use the "Tab" key to navigate.
This could be just insufficient size of ram memory etc in which case an upgrade would be advisable,be carefull you ascertain the correct type of ram memory,there are many different types and its better you go into your pc shop with the correct specifications.
Also you could use utilities to clean up unwanted data on your system,thus freeing space .

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Hi David,
That doesn't sound good at all, but do back up all your documents and run the recovery disk. If you can reset the computer to its factory settings, then you can surely find out whether or not it's hardware related. If the computer continues with this issue even after a full reset, then it's a serious problem.
My HP notebook had a similar issue, and even after 3 or 4 factory resets, the problem persisted. I sent it in and found out the GPU had actually began melting (burned out) due to overheating...
I truly hope your situation is not as severe and can easily be fixed. Make sure to save all your data first!
Best of luck, and I hope this helps!

Posted on Mar 16, 2011

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