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I've always had a problem with my laptop freezing. Sometimes I can be on it a while with no problem other times it constantly freezes. I have resetored it and reinstalled windows xp but the problem still exists. I have downloaded and installed all the updated drivers from dell.com but still no solution.

Chris

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if your laptop is still under warranty better to bring it back for servicing, symptom like that could be a hardware problem. Try reseating your processor check if it will help...

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it may be the cooling that is caausing this problem or the processor is overheating and the processor cooler is causing problems

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Unfortunately it isn't under warranty, it is at least 4 years old. When it was new I would have to change the display setting because they it would reset everytime it was powered on. It was sent back to dell and they claimed it had a bad hard drive and replaced it. This solved that problem but then it would randomly freeze but by then it was out of warranty.

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I have never removed the processor from a laptop. Is there a way I can verify if it is a cooling issue?

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Is this thread dead??

I have exactly the same problem as described. I also have an Inspiron 8500 which is 4 years old.

I have never had a problem with it before. The problem never appears when running in VGA mode. So i kinda figure that it is video card related problem. However, i also had my hard drive replaced a couple of months ago.

Have you found away to solve the problem.?

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No I have not but the hard drive on my laptop was replaced not too long after I bought it and I have been having this problem since. I will try to run it in VGA mode also to see if this resolves the issue.

Is this thread dead??

I have exactly the same problem as described. I also have an Inspiron 8500 which is 4 years old.

I have never had a problem with it before. The problem never appears when running in VGA mode. So i kinda figure that it is video card related problem. However, i also had my hard drive replaced a couple of months ago.

Have you found away to solve the problem.?

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