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problems with new Samsung r780

Discussion in 'Notebooks' started by jeesers, May 2, 2010.

  1. jeesers

    jeesers Flightless Bird

    I bought the Samsung R780 about two weeks ago and its starting to freeze
    up already. This experience isnt new to me either, I actually returned
    my earlier R780 because of the problem.

    Anyways, on this computer i decided to only install very well know
    programs ie: itunes steam things like that, well it still froze. I did a
    full system restore and only installed Noroton security, and Spyware
    search and destroy.

    Yet again it feezes up. I have done many regesitry cleaners, virus and
    spyware sweeps, disc defragements, i wanted to see if it was the
    temperature and i walked in today my room maybe 60 degree F and turned
    it on for the first time today and it froze within 5 minutes.

    I have done both Samsung and Norton system diagnostic tests, nothing
    wrong with that either.

    I just did a harddisk scan and every thing is alright there. I dont
    know what else to do. Out of the 40 reviews on best buy there are none
    that say there is a feezing issue, so do i just have terrible luck or
    something?
     
  2. jeesers

    jeesers Flightless Bird

    Any one got an idea?
     
  3. BillW50

    BillW50 Flightless Bird

    In news:jeesers.4adb4q@no.email.invalid,
    jeesers typed on Sun, 2 May 2010 20:38:02 -0500:
    > Any one got an idea?


    Yes I do! I was researching this for hours yesterday. And I couldn't
    find people complaining about this either.

    One thing I believe everybody should have is an utility to measure CPU
    temperature. I like BattStat v0.98 myself. Although I don't think your
    problem is due from overheating. But it wouldn't be a bad idea to check
    anyway.

    http://users.rcn.com/tmtalpey/BattStat/

    And second of all, you have to be very careful with registry cleaners.
    As they have a habit of breaking things and can cause the problem you
    are having.

    And iTunes and Norton both have been known to cause Windows to crash and
    freeze. So I would remove them and see if the problem disappears.

    Other than that, I would restore it back to the factory state, don't add
    any new programs or anything. Okay a antivirus checker like Avast would
    be a very good idea if you plan on going on the web. And run it as is
    and see if the problem is still there.

    If it is, try running something completely different like a live version
    of Linux on CD. That way you don't touch anything on your hard drive at
    all. Don't install it, just run from the CD itself. If the problem is
    still there. It must be a hardware problem.

    Say you are not using it on a bed or something which is blocking the
    cooling vents or something, are you?

    --
    Bill
    Gateway M465e ('06 era) - Windows XP SP3
     
  4. John Doue

    John Doue Flightless Bird

    On 5/3/2010 4:29 PM, BillW50 wrote:
    > In news:jeesers.4adb4q@no.email.invalid,
    > jeesers typed on Sun, 2 May 2010 20:38:02 -0500:
    >> Any one got an idea?

    >
    > Yes I do! I was researching this for hours yesterday. And I couldn't
    > find people complaining about this either.
    >
    > One thing I believe everybody should have is an utility to measure CPU
    > temperature. I like BattStat v0.98 myself. Although I don't think your
    > problem is due from overheating. But it wouldn't be a bad idea to check
    > anyway.
    >
    > http://users.rcn.com/tmtalpey/BattStat/
    >
    > And second of all, you have to be very careful with registry cleaners.
    > As they have a habit of breaking things and can cause the problem you
    > are having.
    >
    > And iTunes and Norton both have been known to cause Windows to crash and
    > freeze. So I would remove them and see if the problem disappears.
    >
    > Other than that, I would restore it back to the factory state, don't add
    > any new programs or anything. Okay a antivirus checker like Avast would
    > be a very good idea if you plan on going on the web. And run it as is
    > and see if the problem is still there.
    >
    > If it is, try running something completely different like a live version
    > of Linux on CD. That way you don't touch anything on your hard drive at
    > all. Don't install it, just run from the CD itself. If the problem is
    > still there. It must be a hardware problem.
    >
    > Say you are not using it on a bed or something which is blocking the
    > cooling vents or something, are you?
    >

    Any more specific use you can think of for a laptop, Bill? :). I am not
    an imaginative person ...

    More seriously, obviously the first thing to do is restoring the machine
    to its ouf of the factory state. Check it thoroughly without adding
    anything (any AV will be a good excuse for the vendor) and in doubt,
    return it before it's too late.
    --
    John Doue
     
  5. jeesers

    jeesers Flightless Bird

    Thats dedication Bill, and i appreciate it a lot. I posted this on
    several other websites and no help.

    My laptop stays on my desk 99% of the time, sometimes i'll move it to
    the kitchen but then its on a table top.

    Ill check these out and let you know, and thanks a lot!
     
  6. horseparade

    horseparade Flightless Bird

    Not that this will be of any help, but I've had the same problem,
    although for me it has only crashed when either listening to music or
    watching a video. At first it was infrequent but it has become more
    frequent and I am surprised my hard drive hasn't died yet from all the
    times I've had to turn it off. Any ideas what it might be? I've only had
    the laptop for 4 months.
     

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