Hi, I am writing this in safe mode (with networking) because in normal mode, Windows Vista is freezing up after a few seconds to a few minutes. The laptop is a Toshiba Satellite A205 (from 2007) and I have done a factory reset using the original discs (several times). I thought it may be the windows updates causing the problem, so I disabled windows updates after factory reset and it made no difference. I need to get this fixed in the next two weeks without a computer technician. Can anyone make some suggestions?