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Win 7 HP Laptop Windows Constantly Restarts

by oldieguy / January 28, 2013 10:22 AM PST

Win 7 HP laptop recently started a repetitious restart and would only be successful in safe mode. Starting normal it came up once and seemed to want to function properly. Then i got a blue screen error. I did a new install using the onboard install [not from discs]. The unit seemed very stable but during some of the updates i got the blue screen again. The laptop has seen very few hous of use and has always performed flawlessly. do i have a failing hard drive or maybe driver issues?

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No model
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 28, 2013 12:42 PM PST

Without the model number I can't see if this is one of the known models with issues. For example all those laptops with 8600m video are dropping like flies.

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Model is G60--553NR
by oldieguy / January 28, 2013 4:30 PM PST
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Sorry i did not include this in original post.

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Link shows a rather mundane unit.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 28, 2013 11:47 PM PST
In reply to: Model is G60--553NR
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Problen Solved For Now
by oldieguy / February 1, 2013 11:31 AM PST

I was able to do a bios update and that seemed to be the solution. Windows has not restarted on it's own since the bios update. any suggestions for preventative maintenance as it seems this model and many other HP laptops fail from defective mother boards?

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