03-02-2010 04:07 PM
I have a quite serious problem. I have the laptop mentioned in the subject of this topic. It's about 2 years old now, and besides that blinking during games - still annoying how the WDDM or whatever along with the vga driver(latest intel x3100) still can't come to terms with eachother under win 7 ultimate 64bit - it's been OK up until yesterday.
I was playing WoW and suddenly the fps dropped to none and the screen went blank. My laptop was resetted in an instance. After about 1 hour of playing.(tho' later on it did this again by all itself, as I left it turned on) I checked the cooling system, but it's not even 6 months since the last time it has been throughoutly cleaned. I did a memory check with win 7's own memcheck application, but it proved negative. Did a virus check from the other OS I have - 9.10 ubuntu linux - and it only found the usual encrypted exe-s of win 7. (not likely to be virus)
I am thinking that it might be cause of the OS - win 7 - is dying or something. Gonna try if it shows under linux - tho' that ran for about 2 hours at the virus check without a problem.
Since I am a student in an IT school I work a lot on my laptop, so having the danger of potentially loosing data at any given time is quite a real hazard for me. If anyone have had similar troubles or know anything that might help please respond.
03-03-2010 05:35 AM
Could my brothers problem be the same as yours?
Look at my post:
03-03-2010 07:10 AM
No, I don't think so, since your brother's problem seems to be stemming from a contact error.
Since you said moving it induced the turnoff.
Also, my laptop doesn't turn off, it resets and only under win 7.