I have a Toshiba laptop and I've been having a problem with it lately. It will start heating up (overheating, I think) and making a lot of noise. A bit like running heaps of processes at the same time. I don't. I use the computer as I would normally. I checked the task manager and there seems to be nothing of concern there. (everything is normal and all the normal programs are running), except that my cpu is unusually high. Goes from anywhere between 10 - 80, when usually its about 1 - 15. There's nothing I'm using that could cause that. I got rid of the side bar and the only thing running is the internet.
The laptop turned itself off completely a couple of times with a little squeaky noise and a burning smell, so I'm guessing it had an overload.
I have 4 lights where my laptop built-in mouse is and the one that looks like a cylinder won't stop flashing. (another bad sign, I'm guessing). So what could be causing this problem and how can I stop it from completely crashing my computer.
Also, I've just cleaned out my fan, so I can't blame it and its not the antivirus either, because I've had that for 3 years now and it's never caused problems.
Edited by scorpia13, 18 April 2011 - 02:51 AM.