Laptop crashes

  thamesside 07:54 23 Mar 2011
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I have aSamsung R509 laptop. From time to time it closes down without warning. It will go for days without a problem and then it will close down several times in a few hours. There is no warning, it just switches off. It starts up OK afterwards. I only use it for the internet and e-mails and storing a few photos.
Any ideas?

  gengiscant 08:46 23 Mar 2011

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  thamesside 10:17 23 Mar 2011

Yes, Sorry, it's Vista

  gengiscant 11:50 23 Mar 2011

Vista Event Viewer click here

  thamesside 15:04 23 Mar 2011

Not quite sure what i am looking for.
Here is a selection of recent stuff from the top window of event viewer:

Warning 23/03/2011 10:46:06 Servicing 4374 None
Error 23/03/2011 08:21:15 Service Control Manager Eventlog Provider 7000 None
Error 23/03/2011 08:21:15 WMI 10 None
Warning 23/03/2011 08:20:02 SQLBrowser 3 None
Warning 22/03/2011 23:18:20 WLAN-AutoConfig 4001 None
Warning 22/03/2011 23:18:20 WLAN-AutoConfig 10002 None
Warning 22/03/2011 17:40:58 Search 1015 Search service
Warning 22/03/2011 17:12:43 Kernel-Processor-Power 7 None
Warning 22/03/2011 17:12:43 Kernel-Processor-Power 7 None
Error 22/03/2011 17:12:02 Service Control Manager Eventlog Provider 7000 None
Error 22/03/2011 17:12:02 WMI 10 None
Warning 22/03/2011 17:10:41 SQLBrowser 3 None
Error 22/03/2011 17:10:27 EventLog 6008 None
Warning 22/03/2011 16:58:48 SQLBrowser 3 None
Error 22/03/2011 16:58:34 EventLog 6008 None
Warning 22/03/2011 16:55:59 MsiInstaller 1001 None
Warning 22/03/2011 16:55:58 Kernel-Processor-Power 7 None
Warning 22/03/2011 16:55:58 Kernel-Processor-Power 7 None
Error 22/03/2011 16:55:59 RasMan 20063 None
Warning 22/03/2011 16:55:03 SQLBrowser 3 None
Error 22/03/2011 16:54:50 EventLog 6008 None

  woodchip 16:32 23 Mar 2011

how old is the notbook

  woodchip 16:35 23 Mar 2011

user manual hear click here its a exe file so after download you have to double click the file

  thamesside 17:39 23 Mar 2011

Purchased August 2009

  thamesside 16:23 24 Mar 2011

Well looking at the Event Viewer the major problems,shown as Error are "Service control manager eventlog provider - ID 7000" and "WMI - ID10". I haven't a clue what these mean.
Otherwise there are dozens of warnings, either kernel-processor power, or servicing.
Any ideas?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 17:21 24 Mar 2011
  woodchip 23:03 24 Mar 2011

Could be overheating, stuffed up CPU Heat exchanger

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