Laptop Freez up only a few minutes after I turn it on.
My laptop locks up only a few minutes after I turn it on. It doesn't matter what I'm doing. I can go to the bios screen or if it stays on long enough, I can load up windows it always locks up. The display usually turns into virtical rows of boxes. I tried to remove the hard drive and it still locks. I tried to remove the Ram and it still locks. Could this be the processor or motherboard?
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Lexmark is one of the most popular printer manufacturers, and the installation process is fairly straightforward no matter what computer brand you have. Lexmark, however, doesn't always include all of the equipment required to hook up the printer. If you want to hook up your Lexmark printer to your Gateway laptop, you will probably need to purchase a printer USB cable.
1.Plug your Lexmark printer into the power outlet. 2.Turn on your laptop, or make sure all software programs are closed if your computer is already on. 3.Insert your installation disk into your Gateway laptop's CD or DVD drive. Wait for the "Welcome" screen to appear. If it doesn't appear after a minute, launch the installation CD manually by going to your start menu and clicking on "Run." In the "Run" field, type: D:\setup.exe 4.Press the "Install" button on your "Welcome" screen to go on to the "Introduction" screen. 5.Press "Continue" on the "Introduction screen" and press "Continue" again on the "Read Me" screen. Agree to the license agreement and follow any additional installation prompts. 6.Connect the Lexmark printer to your Gateway laptop when prompted. Plug the USB cable to the back of the Lexmark printer in the "Quick Connect Laptop Port." Then plug the other end of the USB to your Gateway laptop.
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It sounds to me like you may have a defective motherboard or RAM. RAM is a fairly easy problem to troubleshoot. It can be quickly and easily replaced. If the motherboard is defective it is often cheaper to just purchase a new laptop. If the laptop has been discontinued the motherboard will be very expensive(close to the cost of the laptop) or irreplaceable. Any experience Tech should be able to diagnose this within a few minutes with the laptop present.
This sounds like the laptop is faulty if within minutes the laptop is totally drained of power from a so-called full charge. Because the laptop is new then I recommend that you send or take the laptop back for repair or replacement as it's still covered by the manufacturers warranty.
Sounds like something to do with a power saving feature either from HP itself or from Windows. It could also be that for some reason your computer is overheating, which it than shuts itself off to protect the processor. I would try playing with your power saving features, and cleaning out the fans.