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This is a recent problem and i have not have issues with my laptop before a couple of days ago.

My specs are
Toshiba satellite P300
Vista Home Premium 32 bit Service Pack 2
intel(R) core(TM)2 Duo CPU P8600 @2.40GHz
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650
3035 Mb of ram availible but 4Gb in total on the laptop

Basically my laptop will randomly freeze for about 5-10 seconds then continue as normal every 2 or 3 minutes. It freezes completely randomly whether im running a program or not. During the freezes i am able to move the mouse and once the freeze is over everything returns to normal.
There has also not been any slow down of the laptop in terms of performance before or after the freeze.

I have used Avg and malwarebytes which both reported nothing.
I have attempted several system restores at different dates but all are unable to complete and either freeze or hang not progressing further.
I have also run hcidesign memtest which reported nothing

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated
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Boot into SAFEMODE w/ Networking and see if freezing occurs there. Tap the F8 key repeatedly during bootup.

If freezing occurs in SAFEMODE -

Run memtest86+ -
Run HDD diags -

Check temps w/ Speedfan - Download SpeedFan - Access temperature sensor in your computer
Thanks for the response.
I always have speedfan running and my temperatures have remained the same at around 40-60 degrees under moderate use and between 60-80 during heavy use such as when im playing games. I always try and let it cool down a bit though if it reaches 80.

I was able to use my laptop in safemode with networking for about an hour successfully without it freezing. However once i booted up normally the freezes returned to normal occuring every couple of minutes. Any ideas?
Run Prime95 in Safe Mode with Networking, see if you get hangs.

CPU - Stress Test with Prime95 - Windows 7 Forums

Also, try a selective startup: Run Selective Startup using System Configuration
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