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Old 03-11-2011, 04:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a netbook. its a gateway model nt20 with windows xp sp3 installed. i got it for free because it was "broken". when i first used it, nothing seemed to be wrong however, then it decided to reboot it self for no apparent reason. It will also randomly freeze up and the screen will be a random color. Any help?

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Old 03-11-2011, 06:06 PM   #2 (permalink)
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check event viewer for error messages. found in control panel (classic view), admin tools

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Old 03-13-2011, 11:46 AM   #3 (permalink)
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nothing in event viewer, and nothing but temperature readings with hwmonitor
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Default Re: Random restarts and freezes

sounds like it could be a bad component, either the gpu or the motherboard.

also if you have the time/energy try and reinstall xp (if possible).

How old is the netbook?
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netbook is from 2005 and i cant reinstall windows, no cd drive... i did put windows in a bootable flash drive to try and reinstall it but i get blue screen error 7b from it so i cant reinstall it... also today i got a blue screen of death i think it was an f4 error.
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