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    dead, crashed hp pavillion lap top, ms xp

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    by csmith3960 ·

    I have been trying to fix my outlook 2000 oversized pst. doiing recovery scans and computer crashes,running AVG virus scan computer crashes. Now it is completely dead the start button shows no signs of life.

    I just bought avg, have downloaded a ton of fixes for my outlook pst and added gotomeeting.com.

    I have been getting error messages when I close internet explorer, memory issues. Each time I close outlook it says I did it wrong, even when I go to file exit.

    I deleted all unused programs and all docs, pics and vids. I even set it to use less graphics for the window designs and I set the virtual memory to 5000. I now have over 27G of space on a 60 g system.

    My fans have been blowing extra load. don’t know how to clean but could that be the issue?

    My battery has never held a charge and I have recently replaced my plug.

    Is there any other way to boot up my laptop? It is completly dead. The only light is where the plug is inserted.

    Please let me know what I can do. I have no money to fix it or replace it so I will try anything.

    Cathy

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    • #2959667

      Clarifications

      by csmith3960 ·

      In reply to dead, crashed hp pavillion lap top, ms xp

      Clarifications

    • #2959661

      Could be a lot of things

      by seanferd ·

      In reply to dead, crashed hp pavillion lap top, ms xp

      if you post full text of error messages, it will probably help. Also, the exact make and model number of the laptop, and your OS including service packs.

      Could be a heat or bad ram issue, could be the drive is failing, could just be a bad malware infection. Sounds like hardware, though.

      Do you keep good clearance for the vents? Are they plugged with dust?

      Completely remove the battery if it doesn’t work. Just use the adapter.

      • #2959649

        weird issues

        by scott_heath ·

        In reply to Could be a lot of things

        I had a laptop recently (an HP by coincidence) that had a power button problem. If I popped off the bexel I could pwer it on by pressing the button underneath.

        Regards,
        Scott

        http://scottisageek.spaces.live.com

        • #2959619

          Interesting

          by seanferd ·

          In reply to weird issues

          Someone recently posted about problems with an HDMI switch on a Sony laptop. Thankfully, the system was still under warranty (less than a year old, I gathered), so Sony sent techs out to replace the button.

          Apparently, Sony support gave him nothing on the first go-round, until we suggested it was actually a hardware problem, which, as it turns out, it was.

          Then there’s those wireless network switches on laptops…

    • #2959610

      processor, ram, or motherboard

      by brian ·

      In reply to dead, crashed hp pavillion lap top, ms xp

      sounds to me that the processor overheated in the system, causing it to burn out/up. this could have affected your motherboard, or processor socket. also, if your ram was overheating, it could have fried out the board as well, or it may be a bad ram stick. your best bet to get the data off of the hard drive is to get an external drive shell from a local computer store and hook it up to a different system.

    • #2959498

      Notebook Overheating

      by rob miners ·

      In reply to dead, crashed hp pavillion lap top, ms xp

      I would give the inside of the case a blowout with compressed air. When blowing air through the fans make sure that you physically stop them from spinning, as they may generate power and cause damage.

      Next, remove the Heatsink, give it a thorough clean with a cotton cloth and reseat the CPU applying new CPU grease. Arctic is a good brand.

      If the Fans spin freely when you give them a spin they are probably OK. If there is resistance replace them.

      Clean the Cooling Vents

      Depending on the model, vents can be found on the side, back, and/or bottom of the notebook PC. These vents allow air to flow through the PC and keep it cool. Buildup inside these vents impedes the cooling process.

      Clean I/O Ports

      The back of the notebook PC has a series of ports. After cleaning the cooling vents, take the compressed air and blow out any debris that may have accumulated in and around these ports.

      Clean the RAM

      Clean the golden edge of each memory stick with a soft rubber/eraser, remembering not to touch the golden edge of the memory stick. Check with one stick at a time, remembering to disconnect the power from the PC.

    • #2960177

      Laptop solution

      by kevinotakos ·

      In reply to dead, crashed hp pavillion lap top, ms xp

      First of all take your adapter to a similar laptop and be assured that power is being distributed.
      If it works in another laptop then your internal motherboard system might be faulty which will just force to get a replacement for it.

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