constantly crashing



hoovarmin
07-10-2005, 03:03 AM
I'm running XP Home on a Toshiba laptop that is about 9 mos old. It
constantly locks up. Pressing ctrl-alt-delete won't work when this happens.

The problem happens at least once a day. All I can do is manually power
down the computer. If I want to use MS Word, then I'm garunteed to lock up
in a short period of time.

Any ideas or direction would be greatly appreciated.

Dave

Ted Zieglar
07-10-2005, 03:03 AM
Based on the details you've provided, if it's not a virus or spyware then
it's time to reinstall.

--
Ted Zieglar
"You can do it if you try."

"hoovarmin" <hoovarmin@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:A6B05726-07E7-46F1-8350-E738977676F4@microsoft.com...
> I'm running XP Home on a Toshiba laptop that is about 9 mos old. It
> constantly locks up. Pressing ctrl-alt-delete won't work when this
happens.
>
> The problem happens at least once a day. All I can do is manually power
> down the computer. If I want to use MS Word, then I'm garunteed to lock
up
> in a short period of time.
>
> Any ideas or direction would be greatly appreciated.
>
> Dave

Chuck
07-10-2005, 03:04 AM
Or the Laptop is overheating. (Fan failure, etc.)
"Ted Zieglar" <teddyz@notmail.com> wrote in message
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> Based on the details you've provided, if it's not a virus or spyware then
> it's time to reinstall.
>
> --
> Ted Zieglar
> "You can do it if you try."
>
> "hoovarmin" <hoovarmin@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:A6B05726-07E7-46F1-8350-E738977676F4@microsoft.com...
>> I'm running XP Home on a Toshiba laptop that is about 9 mos old. It
>> constantly locks up. Pressing ctrl-alt-delete won't work when this
> happens.
>>
>> The problem happens at least once a day. All I can do is manually power
>> down the computer. If I want to use MS Word, then I'm garunteed to lock
> up
>> in a short period of time.
>>
>> Any ideas or direction would be greatly appreciated.
>>
>> Dave
>
>


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