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Xp Or Other Software Making Cooling Fan Run Nonstop

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#1 dst_in_az


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Posted 17 June 2008 - 06:34 PM

Hello everyone! :thumbsup:

In the last month or so, my Presario has developed an issue with the cooling fan. Normally, it generally is in one of these states: off, running low, or running high.

I have 2 profiles built on the laptop, one for home and one for work. The work profile - no issues at all. The home profile - the fan now either runs on low or high - it never shuts off. Even if I am logged in and switching between the users - on 'work' it shuts right off, and on 'home' it instantly starts back up.

I have shut down everything in the start menu that I am comfortable shutting down and nothing seems to touch it. If I do a ctrl-alt-del and go to processes, there is virtually nothing running. As I type, I have IE, Outlook and the task manager open, with those applications taking up no more than 5% of the processor, and yet the fan spins away.

As said laptop is a Compaq Presario V2000, running XP Pro SP2. Processor is an AMD Turion 64 Mobile, 1.59 GHz. Running 896 MB RAM.

Not sure what else would be helpful...



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#2 garmanma


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Posted 17 June 2008 - 08:01 PM

Might be excess lint build up in the fan. Get a can of compress air and direct the nozzle into the vents and blast away Maybe you can dislodge some of it
Do this with the computer shut off
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