slow laptop and keeps crashing out

September 4, 2011 at 13:48:47
Specs: Windows 7
my comp has died .. keeps crashing out and is very slow, it allows me to work in safe mode. ran a diag at startup which gave hard disk 303 and 305 messages. How bad is it

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September 4, 2011 at 19:59:24
Either hardware or software are at fault or both.

I'd reload it from OEM disks and see if it is slow or fast. Might run memtest if you want. A reload would destroy all your personal data.

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September 4, 2011 at 20:29:28
First make sure you have a complete current back up of all your files on an external drive.
Run Speedfan or similar temperature monitoring program to see if you are running hot. If you are then us a can of compressed air to blow out all of your vents to remove dust build up.
Run Memtest86 from bootable CD to test your memory for errors, replace as needed.
Run hard drive utility from the hard drive manufacturer (you may need to open a port on the bottom or laptop to find this out) from bootable CD to properly test your hard drive. If the hard drive is going, immediately try to clone it to a new drive before it is gone completely.

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