freezing compaq cq58

gomer68

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Hi, everyone i'm having a problem with this one and could use a little help...it's my daughters computer,it started freezing up and it's taking for ever start up.Anyways i want to take it back to the factory setting but not sure how to. any pointers that could help me, i would appreciate it.i did make recovery disks for it. but it doesn't see it.
 

C12Friedman

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I think I would first suggest a thorough cleaning for the laptop. Often, after a year (or more) of use, the vents become clogged making the laptop throttle itself to keep from overheating. This video shows what is involved in getting into the laptop http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XkmW9vMBoDc
You can run CoreTemp http://www.alcpu.com/CoreTemp/ to ensure that temperatures (and throttling) are the issue
Doing that may save you a lot of headaches
Another common cause of that behavior is driver conflicts but I'll suggest checking your temps first
 

C12Friedman

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I think I would first suggest a thorough cleaning for the laptop. Often, after a year (or more) of use, the vents become clogged making the laptop throttle itself to keep from overheating. This video shows what is involved in getting into the laptop http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XkmW9vMBoDc
You can run CoreTemp http://www.alcpu.com/CoreTemp/ to ensure that temperatures (and throttling) are the issue
Doing that may save you a lot of headaches
Another common cause of that behavior is driver conflicts but I'll suggest checking your temps first
 
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