Thinkpad IBM T41p gel

My T41p crashes after a few minutes. I decided to shut it down and when I run upward it lights but will not show all the lights and custom begin to run until I have power on/off or unplug and turn the computer back on.

The weird part is that when I run PC - doc, it works great!

PC - doc would not be important if overheating because it seems terribly hot and I could have damaged fan when dusting with high compressor by side fan!

I already reset the computer to factory settings and it did not help.

I think to remove since no warranty and dusting/tighten all connections.

What I want to know mainly is could I erase the entire hard drive of the PC - doc which removes everything, including the IBM Access (I think) and install windows XP sp3 from the disc and be OK? [my computer came with XP]

It could be a software issue since it works on PC - doc perfectly. I am running a diagnostic test.

Mine is not that bad because it works on PC - doc, screen just freezes not show anything weird. He worked some time now and it could just be a fan problem of overheating or software.

Thank you!

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Welcome to the forum!

I think you have more of a problem than you think...

PC Doctor will reveal that the most obvious problems. There is much that it does not detect.

Open the machine, remove the keyboard (but keep that it connected) and the palmrest. Remove the wireless card. Start the machine. When it freezes, press on * gently * on the big square marked "Intel chip" under the wireless card slot. If the laptop starts to behave normally, the SouthBridge chip must be re-balled, or the motherboard replaced altogether.

Good luck and we keep abreast.

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