after computer turns on nothing works

April 11, 2013 at 10:05:49
Specs: Linux
The laptop runs look for about 5 minutes then nothing. Won't pull up explorer folders task manager or anything

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April 11, 2013 at 13:30:57
You say Linux but have posted on the Windows 8 forum - which is it?

Sometimes overheating can cause this, although if it only takes five minutes to stop from cold then it is severe. If you are happy inside clear the dust from the following:
Fans, Vents, CPU heat sink.

A virus is possible. A good start would be to install and run MalwareBytes freebie from here:

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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