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So i posted a problem a few days ago about the network connection disappearing after new hardware is connected or my computer freezes, I installed a different network card and it seemed to have solved the problem.

Now I get random freezes. I've reinstalled XP numerous times, 15...16, maybe 17. Sometimes it works and the laptop wont freeze for days, sometimes it wont freeze for hours, but now today it freezes constantly. It will freese at the XP Welcome screen (the logo and loading bar will be faint and barely visible like it didnt load all the way) or it will log in and while usuing the laptop it will freeze (withing minutes). The only way out of the freeze is to hold power button down for a reset.

Once again, I'm on a Toshiba Satellite M45 S2962....only upgrade to the unit is an addition 512MB RAM..... .99GB is what the system reports having.


I'm assuming this could be a hardware issue, but I'm not sure where to look as far as parts. I'd rather not go out and spend the cost of a new laptop trying to fix the problem, if it could be possibly narrowed down I'd appreciate it.

(If allowed, I'll post a HJT from the laptop, but it will be bare, HD has been formatted with a clean windows install)
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Download, and install WhoCrashed: http://www.resplende...rashedSetup.exe
Open it, click Analyze button.
WhoCrashed will create report.
Copy, and paste it into your next reply.
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will reply with report as soon as I can get into computer...thank you!
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where does the analysis report save? I've run analysis and see where it says

Analysis
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Crash dump directory: C:\WINDOWS\Minidump

Crash dumps are enabled on your computer.


No crash dumps have been found on your computer


but can't find an actual report

it wasnt requested but here is a HJT report if needed...

Edited by Rorschach112, 24 January 2009 - 09:37 AM.
removed log, it was clean

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Run memtest

Click this for a guide to using Memtest

Click this to download Memtest

Run it overnight if possible.
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I had a BSOD incident after my post, I then tried to log back into the computer and run Whocrashed again, when trying to run analysis it states that I do not have the correct Windbg.exe file and asks me to download it (providing link) or point to the folder containing it. During download, and multiple attempts at it, the computer restarts. Would you need this analysis report or should i go ahead and bypass and run the memtest when I'm able to get back in the laptop
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Open Windows Explorer. Navigate to: C:\Windows\Minidump folder.
Zip all .dmp files, and attach the zip file to your next reply. If too big, upload it here: http://www.flyupload.com/
Post download link.
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