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Laptop Suddenly Froze


My laptop is hp dv2 series 1012ax. And i dont know much about computer, i hope anyone here could help me out with my problem. Earlier, i played a game mystery p. I and for awhile (like 10 mins or so) i left my laptop on and the game was on paused mode. When i tried to play it again, suddenly my computer/laptop froze. The screen went black but all the indicators, and the power plug was on. I don't know what had happened, i tried to turn it off but the laptop just froze and nothing happened. So i pull out the power plug as well as the battery, and i wait like 1 min then i put it back on. Which my laptop, went normal again.

Anyone here knows what had happened or maybe experience the same problem like mine? I tried to look up on the help and support on hp and win7, nothing useful came up.


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