I'm working on a friend's old Gateway (he refuses to replace). I've done some virus/malware removal, replaced the battery and charger and removed and cleaned out the cpu fan. I did not remove the heat sink. The fan is running. The darn things hangs up after being on a few moments and the only thing I can do is move the cursor. If I do a hard shut down it will restart with the usual Windows Did Not Shut Down Properly nanny notification.
Anyone have any ideas?
(This thing is still running Vista Home Premium!! He should purchase my Lenovo loaner.)