i just purchased this same machine two weeks ago and i'm now sitting here with a $400 PAPER WEIGHT it started about a week after i had it, it started crashing constantly and freezing. so i just restarted checked for viruses and nothing came up so i thought nothing about it now for the last week it has all slowly went down hill. today it would run for about 20 minutes then freeze up. i would shut it off for a few hours turn it back on and it would run for about 20 minutes again. i tried to turn it on this evening and it wont even come on. the ac is getting power but the screen is blank. i did everything hp's site told me to do to fix it and it didnt work so now i'm waiting on them to respond back from a very nasty email i sent regarding this notebook and my problems with it. not saying it could happen to you but this has burned me from EVER buying anything from walmart again. let alone an hp or compaq!!