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My laptop is in its final days.
Jun 15th, 2018 at 1:36am
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My laptop is in its final days. After being on for only 10 minutes it either freezes, crashes or blue screens. I hope it lasts long enough for me to save some of the stuff I have on it. It'll take me more than a few months to save up for a new laptop, so I may not be able to post here for a while once this one finally dies.
  

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Re: My laptop is in its final days.
Reply #1 - Jun 16th, 2018 at 5:57am
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if not more expensive to send it  from here to you than it's worth itself  I'd send you some of my mini pc I've got here laying around until then...not exactly gaming boxes, but running.

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Reply #2 - Jun 17th, 2018 at 5:12pm
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Isnt it just overheating? Laptops tend to get cooling issues from the dust it collects over the years.
  

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Reply #3 - Jun 18th, 2018 at 6:42am
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I wish it was just an overheating problem. My laptop is at least 6 years old. I got it used, and I've been running it 16-20 hours a day for almost 3 years. It's just getting old like me.

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Re: My laptop is in its final days.
Reply #4 - Jun 18th, 2018 at 11:40am
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Take out the hard drive and copy the contents to an external drive or another computer until you can get a new rig. The data is likely fine right now, but repeated crashes can cause corruption.
  
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Re: My laptop is in its final days.
Reply #5 - Jun 18th, 2018 at 12:04pm
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Buster wrote on Jun 18th, 2018 at 6:42am:
I wish it was just an overheating problem. My laptop is at least 6 years old. I got it used, and I've been running it 16-20 hours a day for almost 3 years. It's just getting old like me.

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Do you mean that you actually measured the temperatures?

Because bluescreen after a set amount of time sounds like overheating or an HDD problem, and it could even be a software problem (malware, corruption of system files, too much junk).

Either way, yeah, backup all the important data first, and then you can try checking the temperatures, cleaning it up a bit (even if just with compressed air) and maybe do a complete reinstall.

Also, computers tend to work without issues for 10+ years as long as you take care of them (minimal maintenance like dust cleaning, especially when summer comes up).

In other words, you may be thinking that your laptop is dying, when all it needs is some overdue maintenance.
  
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Reply #6 - Jun 19th, 2018 at 4:52am
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I've got my stuff safe and cozy now, just in case. Yes, my laptop does run quite warm, but I really want a newer one. Plus, not only am I old like my laptop I'm also lazy. I tend to slow down after 10 minutes or so.

Thanks for listening to me whine.

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