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This is what my disk management looks like...

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I've had my p-7805 for about two years now, and my computer overheats within 10 minutes of powering it on. Has anyone found a fix to it? I can't do anything on it. The gpu gets to 108c, which is past boiling temperature. The fans don't even kick on until 90c! I was going to cut the yellow wire on the fans which makes it run wide open, but haven't gotten mad/ballsy enough to do it yet.

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Originally Posted by TwiggLe View Post
Anyone know how I can do a system restore to the original Vista Home Premium OS without the restore CD's?
Guess you should look at this and perhaps to install that. Hope it helps somehow.
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Have you opened it up and cleaned out all the dust inside? Also what bios version are you running? 9.17c is what most people run.

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Guess you should look at this and perhaps to install that. Hope it helps somehow.
Nice thanks for the link... I'm going to download it and try now... I wasn't able to find it for some reason.... I'll post back with results.
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post #2035 of 2327
Awsome that installed fine and I now have the recovery program!

Thanks so so so so much your a life saver!

Edit/Update: So it installed fine I can run it but I can only make a restore disk as of now which is fine. I'm going to do that tonight hopefully and get it back to factory defaults with a legit copy of windows.
Edited by TwiggLe - 3/25/11 at 6:41am
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Hello, I'm renewed to the forum turned up here to aspire cure and your talented hearts.
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I have a 6860. Just recently bought a whole new chassis for it since the old one was dinged up from falling out of my truck during a move a little over a year ago. Got real aquainted with tearing it a part and putting it back together when the bios wouldn't start on boot. Found that two little foam pieces that the MB sits on was interfering with something. Took them out and it miraculously was working again. Tore that thing apart a total of 4 times in 2 days.
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next time you tear into it if you want to upgrade anything send me a PM. i have one i am parting out that has just about every upgrade you can get for one.
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Is there an easy way to get to the GPU to clean off the thermal paste? I'm not to confident in taking this laptop apart.
     
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you need to take the motherboard out to take the heatsink off the GPU. its tricky the first time but i can do it in about 15 minutes now. use THIS guide and it will save you alot of time.
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