Laptop Freezing?!?!

  Terrylr 00:50 09 Jan 2004


I wonder if anyone would be so kind as to point me in the right direction?

My Sony Vaio Laptop (PCG-FX705) randomly just freezes. I have no control with the keyboard, mouse ... nothing. It's random and I cannot see what might be causing this. It's not when I doing something pacific.

I cannot get into task manager or nothing. The machine just freezes, the mouse just frozen on the screen.

I’m running Windows XP version 5.1 with service pack 1 installed. I have 256MB of memory

Any idea’s!?!?

Much appreciated!


  Gaz 25 01:19 09 Jan 2004

Hardware fault with the memory or even PSU can cause this.

but try new drivers, and run some basic diagnostics first.

  critic-al 01:33 09 Jan 2004
  Zero Two 05:59 09 Jan 2004

Processor overheating. Does the fan run, does its speed increase as the Processor warms up?

Have you fitted incompatable memory?

  Terrylr 15:40 10 Jan 2004

Yes it could be it overheating. I have installed nothing.. everything is genuine Sony equipment. Laptops do get very hot ... so 'could' be that

  wee eddie 22:18 10 Jan 2004

Check that none of the air vents is obstructed!

  vinnyo123 22:44 10 Jan 2004

it might not be enough RAM do you notice if it is happening during multitasking. As i understand xp needs a min. of 256 MB of RAM not sure off hand.It would cause freezes if you are multitasking.

  Terrylr 00:15 17 Jan 2004

I have 256mb of RAM. It has frozen several time when on the table ... certainly not restricted there

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