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Old 08-16-2009, 11:38 PM
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Hi,

I recently got my Vaio P. Bought mine in Bangkok, and interestingly unlike in the UK the hard disk model came with XP rather than Vista.

However I have to situations occuring when it freezes. In both instances forcing it to shutdown by holding power button, and then restarting, is the only option.

The first instance the screen just freezes, mouse stops moving and it stays like that until a forced power off.

In the second instance the screen starts flickering like mad and is all scrambled up.

ANyone experience the same issues? The former situation seems to occur less often now that I removed Norton antivirus stuff it came with,

Other than those probs, its a great backpacking netbook.

Cheers,
Menno
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Old 08-17-2009, 12:25 AM
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Default Re: Screen freeze and screen flickering freeze

check device manager next time you feel it slowing down,
see what app is causing the problem,

you can also remove apps from startup which you dont need -
start/run - msconfig

i use avast home free runs better switch of features which i dont need to make it even more light...
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Old 08-17-2009, 12:46 AM
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Default Re: Screen freeze and screen flickering freeze

Bought mine with XP in Hong Kong.
Had the same issue couple of times,
total freeze but no flickering,
only when running Opera full-screen.
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Old 08-17-2009, 12:52 AM
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Default Re: Screen freeze and screen flickering freeze

Check the forum out and do all the mods including upgrading to Windows 7. Knock out a few high resource processes. Kill widgets and then you should have a machine close to a 486 running xp. Mine's in the bin.
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Old 08-17-2009, 02:53 AM
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woah, u're very happy about your P I see xD
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Old 08-27-2009, 09:16 PM
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Default Re: Screen freeze and screen flickering freeze

yes I have the same issue but it is not related to any app,

if you just turn the thing on and wait in the BIOS or even in the Hard Disk password prompt it freezes, I have a video in youtube showing that behavior

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6WZZQ6CE3E

video in youtube is r6WZZQ6CE3E

sad but true, luckily we have 3 years warranty

cheers,
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Old 11-22-2009, 09:46 AM
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Default Re: Screen freeze and screen flickering freeze

Thanks renas.

My screen looks similar when it crashes. I will wait in Bios and see if it happens there. Mine randomly freezes otherwise. Have been travelling with it for 3 months and it happened about once a week.
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Old 02-15-2010, 04:58 AM
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Default Re: Screen freeze and screen flickering freeze

My Vaio does exactly the same, it is an older model though, so warranty is up.

I bought mine used a while ago, and I'm going out of my mind trying to figure out what the problem may be.

I am inclined to think it may be hardware related.
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