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Help! my computer freezes after working for a few minutess


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My computer runs for a few minutes and freezes up. It runs without any problems in safe mode, so I do not know why it keeps hanging up on me when I start it normally.
I deleted all programs that I recently installed and it did not help.
Could someone please help me out?

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My operating system is vista
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Desktop, or laptop?
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Laptop (Dell Studio)
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Go Start>Run (Start Search in Vista), type in:
msconfig
Click OK (hit Enter in Vista).

Click on Startup tab.
Click Disable all
IMPORTANT! In case of laptop, make sure, you do NOT disable any keyboard, or touchpad entries.

Click Services tab.
Put checkmark in Hide all Microsoft services
Click Disable all.

Click OK.
Restart computer in Normal Mode.

NOTE. If you use different firewall, than Windows firewall, turn Windows firewall on, just for this test, since your regular firewall won't be running.
If you use Windows firewall, you're fine.

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No, it has stopped freezing.
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OK, now, you need time and be patient.
Go back to msconfig, re-enable ONE service.
Restart computer.
Freezing? No?
Re-enable next service. Restart, and so on until you'll find the culprit.
If services check out, proceed to startups.
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Thanks for your help I will do that later this evening when i am off work.
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Looks like i spoke too soon. It was working well for about an hour and right when i was about to shut it down it froze up on me again.
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Download, and install SpeedFan: http://www.almico.com/sfdownload.php
Post your computer temperatures:

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Provide processor info (hold Windows logo key, and hit Pause/Break key to find out).
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The temp are as follows:
Core 0: 42C
Core 1: 43
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Watch those temps, while using computer and see, if they'll go up.
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