I have a Fujitsu Siemens laptop, running XP Home Premium, that now freezes after a few minutes from power-up. This happens with any application; Word, Excel, Firefox, MS IE etc. I can then only continue by switching off, using the power on/off switch. When it powers up again, it does so without trouble, as if Windows had been turned normally. There is plenty of free space on the HDD since I have few programs installed and all my user files are saved to a network drive.
Thanks to all of you for responses and help. All is OK now; hard to say which of a number of actions I took finally resolved the problem, but I went to the Fujitsu Siemens web site and used their driver checking service to update a few drivers and software; I used the recovery CD to repair XP (it seemed to locate some issues) and I downloaded some Windows updates. I went back and forth to safe mode a few times too, and suddenly the laptop continued working OK, and has been OK since. Thanks again.
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