Pavilion ZV5000 freezes when streaming media player

Discussion in 'HP' started by timisme, Aug 21, 2005.

  1. timisme

    timisme Guest

    What's more to say? I bought this lunk a year ago, and whenever I am
    playing an extended video from another PC or on the internet, it
    freezes up. I tried reformatting and reinstalling the XP Home OS,
    applying all patches, updates, installing Anti Virus software again,
    everything. Is there some other troubleshooting to do for this? Can I
    turn on a debugging tool to figure this out?Nothing in the event log,
    or in the startup is causing this. It's looking like a hardware failure.
    timisme, Aug 21, 2005
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    Ben Myers Guest

    Streaming media player is very much processor intensive. My guess is that heat
    is the villain, with the processor eventually overheating from all the work it
    is doing. Get a can of compressed air and point the nozzle inside the opening
    that draws air, then blast away. If a lot of dust bunnies come out, the
    computer will run a lot cooler.

    In the last few months, I have serviced or scrapped a depressingly large number
    of laptops which have fallen victim to poor ventilation and overheating.

    .... Ben Myers
    Ben Myers, Aug 21, 2005
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    ikenfixit Guest

    I agree w/Ben but if that doesnt help swap the ram mods and retry.
    (Little too new for RAM slot issues but you never know).
    ikenfixit, Aug 24, 2005
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