My laptop keeps freezing or restarting itself

By nlaurora
Jul 6, 2011
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  1. The title pretty much explains it, and I have no clue what to do. I'm not a pro at working with computers, but I just don't have the money to go and get my laptop fixed.

    Problems:
    -locking up soon after I turn it on
    -restarting repeatedly
    -was saying it found new hardware 'IEEE 1394'

    I tried deleting the microcode update device because it was showing an error, but the problems still persist. What should I do?
  2. ZacktheMouse

    ZacktheMouse Newcomer, in training

    Have you check to see if the fan is turning on when you start up?

    Also try running hard drive test. you can find the test as follows

    TechSpot OpenBoards > Hardware > Storage and Networking
    Drive diagnostic utilities compendium

    you can use one of those or try the computers on board diagnostics.


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