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A few weeks ago I installed windows 7. A week after I did, my computer began randomly crashing every 10-12 minutes. At first I thought it was win7 related so I installed xp on a partition. The problem continued. Frustrated, I ordered a recovery CD directly from HP and formatted my computer to factory installed settings, but the problem was still there.

Anyway, since the recovery CD did not fix it, I am assuming the problem is hardware related.

I have a tx2510us. specs:

Basically, windows loads fine. However, the laptop just abruptly powers off without warning. This usually happens 0-5 minutes after startup. The weird thing is that in NEVER happens if I am playing a 3d game. I can play any 3d game for hours and it won't crash, but if I leave it idle on desktop for 2 minutes or am surfing the web it crashes. Another note, safe mode works fine and it also works if I disable my graphics driver (everything is choppy and low res, but no crash). Also, the laptop is impossible to use on battery as the crashes become more frequent. I have tried win xp, vista, 7 and all have the same problem.

I don't want to open up my laptop as I have no experience with that and I want to avoid costly repairs.

So I was wondering is there was any way I could troubleshoot the problem with doing any of those two....

Edited by mohua, 12 September 2009 - 07:52 PM.

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