I have Vista 64 bit on a new HP pavillion (worst. laptop. ever.) and last night it froze and I had to force restart by holding down the power button.
Since freezing that initial time I can log into my computer and get to my desktop but within 2-3 minutes it will freeze again and I will have to go force restart... I have had to do this about 10-20 times now and I'm afraid of the permanent damage this can cause to my hardware!!! (Please if you can comment on this too that will be great)
So I have tried doing system restore a couple of times and that has not helped. What has helped actually is uninstalling something right at start up... for some reason this delays the computer from freezing for an hour or two. I tried running antivirus but the computer will freeze mid way every time. I am presently doing it in safe mode so hopefully that'll come up with something.
I really don't know what to do! I am a medical student with a final exam tomorrow and I NEED my computer to study tonight and cannot keep on restarting it like this. Plus it's an expensive laptop and would hate to ruin it!
Thank you everyone for reading this and I hope to read your responses soon.