Windows 10: Laptop Hardware (?) problems

  1.    26 Oct 2017 #1

    Laptop Hardware (?) problems


    One of my machines is a HP probook 6550b. This has done well over many years use.
    Recently it has started running the fan at a higher speed than normal - although the heat from the exit is only very mildly warm - therefore I do not think it to be a heat issue. Yes I have looked at and cleaned the fan area.

    The big pain is that after a period of time, (for no reason) if the laptop is doing a task it suddenly stops. Instant total black out, no BSOD.
    Battery is OK, and charged so even if the main power supply is possibly intermittent it should still continue.

    Here is the how long is a piece of string question !!! What are the possibilities of hard drive failure? I would add that the machine will immediately restart as if nothing had happened.
    Your thoughts and suggestions very much appreciated.
    Thanks in advance

    EDIT
    sorry, should have mentioned that this Laptop runs W10...64 bit
    Has an intel i5 processor, and 4Gb ram.
    It is an intermittent happening - might occur say 15 mins after startup or possibly several hours after.
    Have re seated the hard drive and memory just before this post.
    Last edited by Skofab; 26 Oct 2017 at 19:45.
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  2.    26 Oct 2017 #2

    See if the Windows Event Viewer shows a Power State Failure...
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  3.    26 Oct 2017 #3

    Thanks dmholt57

    Running the machine now - hopefully it will fail during the 'fall' update - will then see what event viewer has to say, and report back
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  4.    26 Oct 2017 #4

    Not so sure 'Failing' is a hopeful outcome...
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  5.    26 Oct 2017 #5

    Would you believe it!

    Since the original post (at which stage three attempts at installing the latest W10 update had failed) - the Laptop has nearly completed my latest attempt without interruption.
    Wonder if the re seating did the trick for the moment.
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