Need some help with my laptop:
Windows XP Professional Service Pack 1 2002.
Norton Full version, Black Ice and Spydoctor protect the computer.
My Problem: At various times while working or while computer is just sitting there on the internet or not my screen goes blank or colored with white stripes. A colored square shows up where my cursor was and I cannot do anything except to reboot the laptop by holding the start button down for a couple of secs (to shutdown) then hit again to start up and get back to my work. Will happen at various times and days. Will go for several days with no problem then right in the middle of something important..>WHAM!
Now here is the kicker....At times, when I go to reboot my laptop it will not reboot. I get no reaction from the start button. I then have to remove the battery, unplug the power, plug power back in without the battery in and then try for 20 minutes to hit the start key before it finally boots up. I then put my battery back in and I am good for a week or so until the it starts again.
Any help ??? THANKS!