Having problems with your Sony PC Laptops ?

I have a Sony Vaio PCG-FRV26 series laptop that has just started shutting itself down and restarting after windows has been up for only a minute or two. I have taken the unit apart & cleaned everything thinking it may be just dirty and overheating. No success, BTW it was not very dirty after all but as long as I was in there I give it a good cleaning anyway. The unit will run in Safe Mode, but the CD drive will not run to start the Windows XP disk for troubleshooting and or repair from that. Hav


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The main drive (C) being too full is an indicator that's your problem. Windows reserves space on your drive called a 'swap' file. It effectively takes hard drive space and uses it in lieu of RAM if you don't have enough available RAM to run programs.
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\015\012If the computer doesn't have enough hard drive space to create the swap file then it won't boot up, as it will interpret the lack of available space as a failure to install the file and then try to reboot.
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\015\012Luckily it doesn't install one when you're in safe mode. Try going into safe mode and restoring some of your hard driver space, as well as performing a cleanup and defragmentation of your hard drive, and chances are it will boot up.
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\015\012As an alternative you might think about getting an external hard drive and using that for any new programs/music/videos/etc.
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