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10-27-2010 10:46 AM - edited 10-27-2010 10:56 AM
So I've had this computer for about 3 years now and in the past few months it has been restarting when it feels like it, pixelating, upon restart will sometimes blue screen, sometimes it loads a black screen and the lights by the num and caps lock start flashing, sometimes it loads fine. I thought ok, it needs a wipe. I've reformatted several times. Convinced that it must be files messed up in the partition, I ordered new disks from HP and reformatted again. Low and behold:
Once I get the dang thing going, it will work ok usually. If I leave it idle after it's been working it will do it's restart thing. Yes, I'm even working on it now. Be darned if I know what's wrong with it. My boyfriend said maybe the processor is going out. Other people have had similar problems but it was because of a windows update conflict, however mine did this before windows even updated after reformat. Lots of people having the same issues with this computer for a variety of reasons: bad hardware, bad interaction with windows, overheating.
ALL THAT SAID, is there anything that can fix this short of buying a new computer? I'm in financial struggle at the moment so I would prefer there be another option.
This computer has been the biggest waste of money ever. I should have canned it ages ago. Had I known over time all this money was going to go into it, I could have bought a new one.
# of batteries it's had: 3 (cost $200<)
# of CD ROM drives: 2 (cost $50)
# of screens: 2 (cost $139)
# of Adapters: 2 (later after it fried I believe there was a recall on this adapter) (cost $70)
OS: Windows Vista Home Premium 32-bit
Processor: AMD Turion X2 Dual Core 2000 Mghz (2.00 GHz)
RAM: 3.0 GB
Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 3200
10-27-2010 10:48 AM
seems to be similar issue but yes, I have an external monitor. Same problem.
10-27-2010 06:55 PM
Doesn't help. Don't have NVDIA any other suggestions?
12-05-2010 12:00 PM
the tx2500 has AMD and ATI graphics so its not nvidia's problem. its a design flaw by hp and they need to issue a recall or at least fix all of our laptops for no charge.
check out this thread too, maybe you had similar symptoms before the big crash.