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07-23-2012 08:12 PM
My notebook has been Blue Screening (BSOD) for the last month. I thought it was a driver issue, so I've been backing up to prepare for a reformat. The reformat is now complete. Right after, even during the reinstall of Windows, the notebook was BSODing. I installed the HP Recovery version of Windows 7 using the recovery partition. I tried to install the clean Microsoft version but the laptop does not read the DVD it's burned to.
Usually before a BSOD, the system will randomly start spinning up the fans. This can occur even when the system is idling. It'll reach tempertures of 89`C despite being ontop of a cooling pad with a external fan pointed at it. There is also no visible build up of dust in any of the ventilation grates. This BSOD generally happens within the first 10 minutes of the system being turned on, if it doesn't happen within those 10 minutes the notebook tends to stay on without BSODing for hours, until it's restarted.
This zip contains several minidumps, a *.png ScreenShot of speccy when the system was heating up, and a full *.txt dump from Speccy a few minutes later when things cooled down.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. I'd love to have a stable my laptop.
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08-17-2012 11:34 PM
This forum obviously wasn't much help. But incase someone else does read this thread; I was able to stop the restarts by taking apart the laptop and blowing compressed air all around the CPU and chipset heatsinks. It didn't look like it moved much dust, but the laptop no longer gets so hot that it restarts.