vista starts then crashes


Telephone Sanitizer (2nd Class)
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The catch 22 of Moore's Law.

Chip density increases, chips get smaller, therefore cheaper, and faster.
All good, except that faster and smaller also means hotter.
Eventually the limiting factor will be avoiding meltdown, or successful implementation of quantum computing.
Sounds like the case of your laptop was designed to take components which have been superceded by a generation too far.
Glad that finding the increased airflow has helped without it costing you a fortune.
My father's PC became similarly unstable - all down to an intermittently failing CPU fan.