I have recently installed Linux Mint 17.1 Cinnamon on an Compaq presario c700 w/intel pentium dual core. It is dual booting with windows vista. The partition size is 19gb.
I haven't installed anything other than google chrome.
Whenever I open mozilla firefox, after a minute or so, the computer screen goes black, but something is still running. I had to do a hard reset. This was repeated 3-4 times.
I decided to install google chrome. This worked for 2-3 minutes but encountered the same problem.