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hp ze1250 laptop turning itself off

I've seen the other question, my problem is similar to that one. ze1250 has frequently freezing problems that I managed to solve temporarily by updating my bios. However, instead of freezing every hour, it froze once in two or three days. Now, I am experiencing another problem,( besides the freezing one) the system crashes out of the blue, turning off every 3 minutes. It is really frustrating . I was running on Windows xp home edition, I thought it may be a device driver problem, or a software conflict. Therefore, I formatted my hard. Right now, I am in the process of installing winxp pro , to no avail, since my notebbok keeps turning off. I am starting to think that the heat may be the culprit, since the fan keeps making loud noises.
As a college student, my notebook is a neccessity, so every suggestion will be greatly appreciated.
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CrazyOneCommented:
>>>since the fan keeps making loud noises.

If it is the one on the CPU then repalce like right now. You may be damaging the CPU and it may already be damaged. What ever fan it happens to be get it replaced before you do anything else.
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CrazyOneCommented:
Next try the install by doing this

strip the machine down to just a mouse, keyboard, video adapter, floppy drive, one hard drive, one CD drive.
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CrazyOneCommented:
Test the RAM

NOTE if this doesn't find anything wrong with the RAM this DOESN'T mean the RAM is good you would need to swap out the RAM with known good modules for testing. However if it does find something wrong then chances are the RAM is bad.

DocMemory PC RAM
Diagnostic Software
http://www.simmtester.com/PAGE/products/doc/docinfo.asp
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accessxpAuthor Commented:
thanks for your suggestions, right now i dont have a OS installed on my machine, because it keeps turning off. If it is the fan, is there any way in which i can say if the CPU was damaged?
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accessxpAuthor Commented:
i forgot to mention that my notebook doesnt have a floppy drive, so i cant test the RAM, unless it's a bootable cd-rom.
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accessxpAuthor Commented:
i forgot to mention that my notebook doesnt have a floppy drive, so i cant test the RAM, unless it's a bootable cd-rom.
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CrazyOneCommented:
>>>is there any way in which i can say if the CPU was damaged?

Well not easily. But replace the fan and see what happens.

On the RAM see if you can barrow some RAM from somebody and test with that.
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accessxpAuthor Commented:
ok, I will replace the fan as soon as possible.
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ticktacksirCommented:
Fan is a great start and i've found is usually the case especially since you say its making loud noises, but if that don't do er, try applying some heatsink compound to the cpu.  Thats fixed one for me before.
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night_monkeyCommented:
did your hp laptop come with a diagnostics cd? if so, you can check the fan by using that. and while you;re at it, you can check all of the hardware.

also, many bios makers include voltage control temperature sensors that allow you to monitor both your chip's temperature and the temperature inside. Some allow for warning when temperatures exceed the limits you set. And some are set to shutdown the system if the temperature for your microprocessor reaches whatever it's configured to stop at. explore your bios to see if this sheds any light on things.

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accessxpAuthor Commented:
"did your hp laptop come with a diagnostics cd?"
it came only with the system recovery cds, but i'll check the bios to see what configuration it has...  
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oldgreyguyCommented:
if you continue to have issues, you might drop a note into the HP forum

http://bizforums.itrc.hp.com/cm/FamilyHome/1,,407,00.html

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accessxpAuthor Commented:
Your intuition proved correct, unfortunately. It seems that the CPU has already been damaged; the temperature of my machine was around 90.
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CrazyOneCommented:
Running at 90C or 90F?

if 90F then that is rather cool. if 90C then yes that is guite hot.
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