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Laptop 'freezes' after about half an hour of operation

\015 Brand: ToshibaModel: Satellite 1200OS: Windows XP Professional with SP 2Problem: After about half an hour of normal operation, the hard-disk will become intermittent and then stop working, and the mouse will 'freeze'.\015

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Is the hard drive making a clacking noise, and/or does the mouse freeze only once or freeze and unfreeze a few times before dying completely?
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