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Old May 8, 2011, 09:23 PM
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Default Random laptop crash during format

I was reformatting the hard drive on my brothers laptop and it powered down about 3% in. Why is this happening and is there any way that I can prevent it?
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Old May 8, 2011, 09:36 PM
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check cpu temps... and ram
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Old May 8, 2011, 09:50 PM
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i already deleted the partition and i was in the process of formatting it so thats not really an option
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Old May 8, 2011, 09:53 PM
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load up ubuntu on a dvd or cd, maybe one ram is really bad?

warming up,possible as well
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Old May 8, 2011, 09:55 PM
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it was running pretty hot dont know what normal is for a laptop, never really used it
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leave space beneath for airflow. have a couple that will shut down without bout half an inch below.
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