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Laptop Locking Up, Need Suggestions

post #1 of 7
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As title states, my laptop has started a nasty habit of locking up in the middle of use with no clear reason why. No one specific task seems to cause the lock-up. I did run a virus scan and that came back clear, check disk came back ok, and defragged...still having the same issue. Any suggestions?

My next idea was to blank the drive and reinstall.
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post #2 of 7
How long has it been since you've reformatted? If it's been close to or over a year, you might as well just reformat.

I always do yearly reformats. They give you something to do and it's always nice having a speedy PC.
post #3 of 7
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Definitely been over a year, so I guess that will be first on the list....
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post #4 of 7
Haha, yep! I would give you other suggestions and things, but trust me. The reformat is the best way in the long run.
post #5 of 7
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Thanks for the fast reply...hopefully this actually does something...now I just need to find a Vista disc...(please don't laugh, its what the laptop came with...)
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post #6 of 7
Oh, you have a partition on your HDD so you dont have to use a disc
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post #7 of 7
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Yeah, but I'd rather just wipe the entire drive and make a new partition just to be sure
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