Wednesday, 7 November 2012

My Windows 7 laptop keeps crashing


It is so annoying when you are doing some work or fun with your laptop, and it crash. Everything just freeze, mouse cursor doesn't move anymore. I'm not sure if the problem is with laptop hardware or my Windows 7 installation (after all, it is proffesional edition with all latest patches, so it should not be crashing...). It started slowly, from time to time, single crash per month, then once a week, then two times a week, and finally now, it crash at least two or three times a day. I need to seriously think about new laptop, Christmasssss soon, maybe Mr. Santa can buy one for me? Just english version of operating system please...

The problem is, that I need Windows on my laptop, as I have to be able to run some windows based software, which is require to do some work remotely. I don't need it all the time, but from time to time, I really need it to make my life easier. Tried to run in with wine, some soft works perfectly, some doesn't at all.

Another reason to actually use windows with my laptop is... as I mentioned already on this blog, I'm connected to internet with T-mobile broadband. It's a USB stick which I brough back in 2010, it's called "ZTE modem" (I love the modem name for USB stick btw). ZTE modem MF626, USB stick 120, that's exactly what I can see on the back on that device. I have been trying to install this on linux, spend really a lot of time, but I failed. Please note that I have been staying offline at that time (how you can use internet, when that's what you're trying is to install device that will allow you to connect to internet?). Probably now, once I'm connected, I could try to find a driver that would be working...

The good story is, that I'm still running Oracle VM on my "windows laptop", with Ubuntu linux installed inside. It's not Gnome/KDE or any X variation system, just a basic linux installation, but that's all I need here. Proper linux X is running on my desktop (Centos6, KDE if someone would ask), and another Centos 6 server on my personal micro HP server, I love that one btw, but it's definately topic for another blog post to describe what's there.

But all of this, doesn't change the fact, that my laptop, with Windows 7 proffesional installed on, crashing too often. I'm not sure if that's a Windows or Hardware problem (make your pick). I'm not very "anti windows" person, and I still think that Winds can be useful, but could be that Windows systems brings more dirt to CPU fan, causing some "hardware issues"...

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