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laptop crashes too often

 
 
brahmin
 
Reply Thu 2 Jun, 2011 04:22 pm
with blue screen.

I have a toshiba satellite laptop.

it crashes every 20 mins or so - or even sooner if i open too many pages, do too many things simultaneously.

but the catch is -IT ONLY CRASHES AT HOME WHERE I KEEP IN ON MY GLASS DINING TABLE.

it does crash in college, where the desks have a cool/cold sun-mica topping.

So its definitely a "heating" problem.

As it is toshiba satellite has a lousy heat release system. I have just ordered a heat sink on amazon.

But do any of you know any other surface that could help in the interim?? Maybe a slab of metal?? maybe a sheet of sun mica??

Did anyone ever have a similar problem of continuous blue screens - and if so how did you solve it? What are my options?

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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Thu 2 Jun, 2011 05:07 pm
@brahmin,
For a temporary solution, get one of those laptop cooling fans/cooling pads. They actually work quite well. They allow the hot air to circulate away from the laptop where a countertop just traps the hot air and heats up eventually sending the heat back to the computer itself.

Irishk
 
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Reply Thu 2 Jun, 2011 05:27 pm
@brahmin,
I have a Toshiba, as well, and they do get blazing hot. When my cooling pad bit the dust, I got one of these...circulates air under the laptop and helps...a little.

http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/uimages/kitchen/2010-11-04-WireRack.jpg
brahmin
 
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Reply Thu 2 Jun, 2011 05:53 pm
@tsarstepan,
i actually ordered one today just before posting the OP

http://www.google.com/search?um=1&hl=en&safe=off&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=biLoTbjJHNGjtgfcsPCXAQ&ved=0CDgQBSgA&q=%22Laptop+Notebook+Cooler+Pad+w/+3+Fans%22&spell=1&biw=1366&bih=653

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brahmin
 
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Reply Thu 2 Jun, 2011 05:54 pm
@Irishk,
you cant be serious!!
Irishk
 
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Reply Thu 2 Jun, 2011 06:54 pm
@brahmin,
I remove the cookies first!
ehBeth
 
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Reply Thu 2 Jun, 2011 07:00 pm
@Irishk,
That's a great back-up idea.
Irishk
 
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Reply Thu 2 Jun, 2011 07:08 pm
@ehBeth,
I'll be needing a new computer soon and might get a desktop this time. I didn't want to invest in another cooling pad if I don't have a laptop.

Hmmm...maybe I could use it to cool my cookies Smile
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roger
 
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Reply Thu 2 Jun, 2011 07:40 pm
@Irishk,
I love it!
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brahmin
 
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Reply Fri 3 Jun, 2011 10:28 pm
this be the problem -



Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.0.6002.2.2.0.768.3
Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 1000000a
BCP1: 00000034
BCP2: 00000002
BCP3: 00000001
BCP4: 82203FE9
OS Version: 6_0_6002
Service Pack: 2_0
Product: 768_1

Files that help describe the problem:
C:\Windows\Minidump\Mini060311-09.dmp
C:\Users\pqrst\AppData\Local\Temp\WER-8849780-0.sysdata.xml
C:\Users\pqrst\AppData\Local\Temp\WER49DE.tmp.version.txt

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so what could b a solution??
Irishk
 
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Reply Sat 4 Jun, 2011 07:06 am
@brahmin,
Have you tried booting in safe mode? If you can run it for long periods in safe mode, it could be a recently installed program that's causing the crashes. Have you installed any anti-virus programs recently?

Have you tried a clean install? You could try that (backup any files you don't want to lose first) and then add just one program at a time to see if there's a particular program that's the culprit.

Other than that, I'd probably find a Toshiba help forum and post the info you provided above and see what they say.

I'm on my second Toshiba. Neither gave me the blue screen, so I can't help you from experience. I'd buy another in a second, but I wish they made a desktop.
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