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    Silver Lounger t8ntlikly's Avatar
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    The other day I was in safe mode deleting a program with REVO. For no apparent reason my laptop just quit running.
    After two or three attempts, I got it running and ran the diagnostics that came up. I didn't show any problems.
    About a day or two later it did it again. this time however I was not in safe mode.
    Suggestions as to what may be causing this? I have not run a Hard Drive test yet.
    As for heat, the heat is dissapated on the bottom, and I am using a 12 cell battery so it is not flat on my desk. I did blow the fan area out using air.

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    My first thought was heat. Even though you have blown out the cooling fans this still could be the problem. I would also do the memtest built into the Win 7 (I think you said Win 7) repair install. This may also be available in earlier versions of Windows, but I have no way to verify. I would also check using a utility such as HW Monitor or similar app. A scan disk may also be in order.

    Generally shutdowns such as this are determined to be hardware related. I would also do a thourough check for virus/malware activity. Hope this helps.
    Have a Great Day! Ted

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    Check the event viewer for unexpected shutdown related errors at or near the time(s) of occurrence.
    Run a thorough checkdisk on the primary drive. Sudden and unexpected shut downs or power failures can cause
    data corruption and file system errors without visable warnings afterward.
    As Ted suggests, use one of the many heat sensor tools available to monitor CPU & GPU temperatures
    Invest a little time and energy in a well thought out BACKUP regimen and you will have minimal down time, and headache.

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