Netbook makes a static noise then blue screen

June 2, 2011 at 10:49:08
Specs: Windows XP, Unsure
My Netbook has been randomly freezing on me... it will make a strange "static" noise then the screen will go blue. The only way to resume is to manually shut off the power, then turn it back on. It usually happens after having the computer on for 15 minutes or so, but it can sometimes go up to 45 minutes without freezing. It doesn't matter what software I'm using, because it has done it when I was just online, and when I was just running virus & malware scans.

The static noise doesn't happen every time, but most times. The blue screen is not always the same shade every time - it varies from time to time between a light blue-gray to a brighter blue and shades in between. When I reboot, it does not run the disk check like can happen if the computer isn't shut down properly.

The hard drive was recently replaced, not sure if that could have anything to do with it.

I'm not computer saavy at all and could really use some advice!

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June 2, 2011 at 12:18:52
The hard disk replacement could have caused the problems. Why was it changed? The software might have been re-installed wrong.

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June 2, 2011 at 12:37:15
It was replaced because my last one got fried somehow (computer wouldn't start up without freezing). A local computer shop did the replacement for me, so I assume they knew what they were doing... but maybe I shouldn't assume! Because something is clearly not right.

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June 4, 2011 at 05:40:56
I'm wondering if it is an overheating issue... because the first time you turn it on in the day it lasts much longer than if you turn it back on right after it just shut itself off. And I have noticed I can't hear the fan running anymore.

Could overheating cause these symptoms?

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June 4, 2011 at 15:55:50
No fan would lead to overheating. Maybe they forgot to reconnect the fan when they changed the drive or restrained the fan's rotation.

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