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#92107 26-Oct-2011 22:47
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So my not so old laptop, just had its 1 year birthday the other month :) has been having this problem more often now, where when I resume the laptop from sleep mode, it works fine, but as soon as I type any text into any application, the application crashes. I.e, window goes grey and I have no choice but to end task. Rather annoying when I have about 8 tabs open in Chrome or something like that.

So my question is, is this a hardware issue or a software issue?

Also today, as well as programs crashing, some programs just randomly go grey then instantly close, no popups or anything. Then once its gone a message window pops up saying cannot read memory and some cryptic messages after that. I'll take a screenshot next time it happens and post back. 

So what can I do? I've reinstalled windows the other week and that didnt change anything in regards to the crashing of programs. Sometimes if I dont type anything and just browse net through links it last for a few hours then I get the BSOD.

I wanna get this sorted before it gets worse if possible.

Cheers, Sam. 

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  #537986 26-Oct-2011 22:50
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Could it be a memory problem? I have found the BSOD is usually a hardware related problem. Have you looked in the error logs?


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  #537987 26-Oct-2011 22:51
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No I havn't. Next time it does it I'll note it all down and find the logs.
So being a memory issue I assume you mean RAM? This means its probably not fixable by myself then...?

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  #537995 26-Oct-2011 23:07
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tardtasticx: No I havn't. Next time it does it I'll note it all down and find the logs.
So being a memory issue I assume you mean RAM? This means its probably not fixable by myself then...?

Could be ram or video memory, but that is a wild guess. I assume you are running windows 7, which should wake up fine, but I have found some computers don't like the sleep/wakeup process, especially under windows xp. You could google the error and numbers you get, as well as the model and brand, to see if anyone else is having the same problem.


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  #538052 27-Oct-2011 10:03
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also what free space do you have? and swap file settings?


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  #538911 28-Oct-2011 22:38
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Ok so just my luck, it won't do it as soon as I talk about it >.<
It's been on since the night I posted this thread.
Been in sleep mode about 6 times at least. Grr
Sorry for the wait but will post back as soon as it happens.

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  #538951 29-Oct-2011 08:07
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What laptop brand and model? What chipset? What OS and version? Come on folks, a bit more information please?

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  #538974 29-Oct-2011 11:06
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freitasm: What laptop brand and model? What chipset? What OS and version? Come on folks, a bit more information please?

- Compaq CQ62
- Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1 Build 7061, 64-Bit, Pre-Installed
- Intel Core i3 M350 2.27GHz, quad core apparently (but I'm fairly certain is dual core with 2 logical cores in each, 4 all up )
- 4GB RAM (pretty sure its ddr3)
- ATI Mobility Radieon HD 545v, 512MB dedicated Graphics memory
- 320GB Seagate HDD

Any more info you guys need just let me know.
Still hasn't done the issue again >.< Just my luck. 

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  #539005 29-Oct-2011 13:49
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Could be a faulty hard drive.  Run a check disk on the hard drive. Check a drive for errors 

You can solve some computer problems by checking a drive or drives for errors. For example, you can check your computer's primary hard disk to fix some performance issues, or you can check an external hard drive if it's not working properly.
  1. Click to open Computer.
  2. Right-click the drive that you want to check, and then click Properties.
  3. Click the Tools tab, and then, under Error-checking, click Check now. Administrator permission required If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

    To automatically repair problems with files and folders that the scan detects, select Automatically fix file system errors. Otherwise, the disk check will report problems but not fix them.

    To perform a thorough check, select Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors. This scan attempts to find and repair physical errors on the drive itself, and it can take much longer to complete.

    To check for both file errors and physical errors, select both Automatically fix file system errors and Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors.
  4. Click Start.
Depending on the size of your drive, this might take several minutes. For best results, don't use your computer for any other tasks while it is checking for errors.
  • If you select Automatically fix file system errors for a drive that's in use (for example, the partition that contains Windows), you'll be prompted to reschedule the check for the next time you restart your computer

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