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Laptop running Vista gets 'blue screen' and shuts itself down

\015 I have a Dell inspiron 1420 running Vista. I have had it for about 1.5\015\012years at least I would say and recently it is shutting itself down\015\012suddenly - going to the dreaded blue screen and then to the screen that\015\012gives the option to start in safe mode or normally, the latter by\015\012default if I don't select an option in a specified amount of time.It\015\012has been doing this a couple of times a day for the last couple of\015\012days. It has happened before this but only on the odd occassion and\015\012then no problems. Any idea what could be causing this? I am on an\015\012island in a foreign country where I don't think that the computer\015\012'shop' would have that much more knowledge than me so don't want to\015\012risk taking it there and having more problems.I do have my\015\012computer on for many hours at a time often and it is a warm climate and\015\012though the left side of the computer feels warm to touch I can feel a\015\012fan is working underneath where there is a vent. Every now and then I\015\012notice an ant crawling on my computer though not always so i don't\015\012think they're living inside.\015

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Cooling is the key to keeping your computer free of these type of issues, the Blue screen of death is famious for microsoft, What is happending is the machine is getting hot and needs a rest from the overnight work it does, Solutions are:
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\015\0121. fan under cpu needs to be cleaned
\015\0122. can buy a fan to put under unit to help airflow
\015\0123. Keep room temp 75 F to avoid heat
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\015\012Make sure you run windows update on a side note.
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