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Windows 7: New-ish Laptop Randomly Turns Off

18 Oct 2010   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit

If your using ATI Graphics it would be smart to install the ATI Expertool it has a EventViewer that describes the critical errors nicely filter by critical and you can see exactly whats going on there...

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18 Oct 2010   #12

Windows Vista Ultimate 32bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by madtownidiot View Post
Send it back for a refund. That sounds like a hardware failure, and HP doesn't have a very good record of fixing hardware problems permanently.
I agree 100%. I recently had the same problem with 2 HP laptops. Take it back and maybe exchange for a different brand. HP has a very bad track record for shutting down.

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18 Oct 2010   #13

Windows 7 64bit

If i did send it back what brand of laptop would you suggest getting that has similar features but is more reliable? This is mine

Edit: Could you link me to the correct version of that Expertool please. I have Catalyst Control Centre, don't know if that's a similar thing.
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18 Oct 2010   #14


You could get a Dell studio 14 with a core i3, an ATI HD5450, & 3GB DDR3 for about the same price.
Another option is a Toshiba Satellite M640-BT2N23 with an nVidia GeForce 310m... although I'm not so sure about that one
Acer makes some good laptops.. and their prices aren't too bad.. check out the Aspire Timelinex 3820TG

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18 Oct 2010   #15

Windows 7 64bit

Argh it blue screened again just now. It suggests running a memory check. How can i do this?

Edit: I just found this page that says it's an error with Windows 7 :S
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