Something is wrong with my laptop.

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...ryan in htown

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Something is wrong with my laptop.
« on: February 09, 2009, 09:05:13 am »
It's only like a year old, has Vista.
Worked fine until recently, but now it shuts off at random times and will often times shut down as soon as I start it up...


What can I do about this?
Restore to previous day? Make sure that I kept the box that it came in?
I have limited funds to repair it, so any help you can give me will be appreciated.
SRO, TIA.

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Re: Something is wrong with my laptop.
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2009, 09:21:46 am »
what is the make and model?

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Re: Something is wrong with my laptop.
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2009, 09:23:20 am »
It's a Gateway T1620

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Re: Something is wrong with my laptop.
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2009, 09:24:33 pm »
had a similar problem with an old IBM t60.  It was a hardware issue, not a vista issue, as I re-installed XP and it still did it.  BUT, update all drivers and such.  Also, have you added any new hardware?
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Re: Something is wrong with my laptop.
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2009, 09:55:44 pm »
Start up in cmos and go to hardware watchdog and check your cooling fan specs.  If the numbers jump around you need a cack in yer  :koolaid :lol