Hello, my laptop hangs often. I had updated my bios version.can it be coz of that? earlier I have also faced the problem of failure to open windows. this problem was solved after formatting. is it possible that my new problem is related to the old one? I will be really grateful if u can provide me a solution to my problem.
I don't know what you use your computer for but you are eating a lot of RAM. If you have only 254 mb ram free, it's surely not enough. Nowadays, a computer which goes on the Internet, plays games, etc. should have a minimum of 1gb RAM; otherwise it will hang.
You may also have a virus which munches away ram like a termite.
To help you further, I must make a diagnostic and to do so, I require a log.
yes..i'm noticing that it hangs when I used it continously for an hour or so and when the sound of the fan comes with emission of warm air with more speed. will a change of hard drive help? please offer me your suggestion.
Priscilla, I always had and still have the same problem as you. As soon as I started my laptop, when I run applications that required great resources, my laptop automatically hangs and I had to restart it.
I found that this problem was due to an update of Windows that I found and removed, but some time later, the problem persisted, that's when I knew it was a disk problem.
I kicked Windows and installed Ubuntu (Linux) and then the system works properly because Ubuntu uses little resource of disk and RAM.
But there are some essential software that I would like to use on Windows like Dreamweaver and Photoshop and the only way is to change the disk and reinstall Windows.
In short, follow the instructions from Dell and change your hard drive to get rid of this problem.
Processor: Intel64 Family 6 Model 37 Stepping 5, GenuineIntel
Operating System: 64 Bits
Boot mode: Normal (Normal boot)
Total RAM: 2932.5 MB (56% free)
System Restore: Activé (Enable) => Microsoft Windows System Restore Points
System drive C: has 72 GB (72%) free of 100 GB
Looks like quite sufficient but a lot of processes are taking way too much resources, they should be stopped:
hello, I have changed my hard drive as Dell sent a technician along with the new drive to my place. I thought I should give it a try so agreed with the change. but the problem still persist i.e.my laptop still hangs when the fan becomes louder than normal and warm air comes with more speed. yesterday this happened and I waited for about 20mins to see if the fan stops but it did not. and again I had to press the power button for some mins to put off my laptop.
You may as well take advantage of it while your machine is still under warranty. Since Dell was prompt it offering it to you, I suspect that they had several similar issues with other same model laptops.