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#1 mixpix

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Posted 25 January 2017 - 01:28 AM

I can't figure why the fan & the machine is continually running.

 

It seems like there are some programs running in the background, weighing down the operation?

 

I am using the Firefox browser.

 

It has never done this before & in the past ran cool. Recently, I have had issues with firefox, uninstalled & re downloaded it.

 

The fan will run for a bit, then shut off; off & on, continual basis. The laptop gets warm.

 

It hadn't acted this way before, even when it was windows 7. I took advantage of the free upgrade & it seem to run well. I  seek to update, whenever the need crosses my mind.

 

I can't think off the top of my head, what would make this machine run hot like it is?

 

Thanks for your replies in advance.


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Posted 25 January 2017 - 04:07 AM

Maybe your laptop just wants some dust cleaning. It's a highly recommended procedure, once in a few years.



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Posted 25 January 2017 - 10:57 AM

This does sound like overheating.  This is a common problem with laptops, notebooks and the like.  The simple solution is to purchase a canned Duster, this is often incorrectly called canned air.  Use the Duster to blow out the dust by blowing through the vents.  Do this with the computer off.

 

In order to check your temperatures please do the following.

 

Please download and install Speccy to provide us with information about your computer.  Clicking on this link will automatically initiate the download. 
 
The one piece of information the Speccy will not provide is the make and model of your PSU.  If you know what it is please post this along with the Speccy link which will be generated.
 
When Speccy opens you will see a screen similar to the one below.
 
speccy...1png_zpsr3irze6o.png
 
Click on File which is outlined in red in the screen above, and then click on Publish Snapshot.
 
The following screen will appear, click on Yes.
 
speccy...2_zpsia3rp09d.png
 
The following screen will appear, click on Copy to Clipboard.
 
speccy...3_zpsnj1twsfh.png
 
In your next post right click inside the Reply to Topic box, then click on Paste.  This will load a link to the Speccy log.

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Posted 25 January 2017 - 11:39 AM

http://speccy.piriform.com/results/PDDKpcGu3WVVoyebfkDIZhC

 


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Posted 25 January 2017 - 11:43 AM

I tried to go about the speccy in the manner that Arachibutyrophobia directed. I ended up copying the URL, than pasting it.

 

I will keep the pages up & easy at hand, for further instruction, if needed.

 

Thanks


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Posted 25 January 2017 - 11:44 AM

http://speccy.piriform.com/results/PDDKpcGu3WVVoyebfkDIZhC


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http://speccy.piriform.com/results/VNZNmcrsHQpEHgN51iurDWj


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Posted 25 January 2017 - 11:59 AM

I don't see anything indicating a overheating issue, but it would be worthwhile blowing out the insides.  What I did see that should be looked into is the results of the search of the S.M.A.R.T. attributes for the hdd.  The Reallocated Sectors Count is a little high a 8.  Just to make sure there are no issue with the hdd please do the following.
 

Please download and run SeaTools for Windows
 
Before the installation begins you will be prompted to either Decline or Accept the terms of the installation, click on I Accept.
 
Once the installatioSeatTools for Windows begins you will see an image similar to the one below.
 
seagate3_zps1fa1f71c.jpg
 
1.  SeaTools for Windows will search for HDDs and SSDs on your computer.  Please remove any external storage devices connected via USB ports.
 
2.  Detected Drives will list the HDDs and SSDs found.  Place a check mark in the drive box you want to run the scan on.  This should be the drive that has the operating system installed on it, this is usually C: drive.
 
3.  You will see Basic Tests toolbar above Detected Drives, move the mouse pointer over this to open the test options.  Please click on Long Generic Test
 
4.  This will start the scan.  When the scan is complete you will see the result under Test Status , please post the results in your topic.
 
 seatools4_zpsd7balf76.png
 
5.  The test will indicate either Pass or Fail.  Post the results of the scan in your topic.
 
6.  Click on Help, then click on View Log File.  If the scan failed take a screen shot of the Log File and post it in your topic.
 
 

Edited by dc3, 25 January 2017 - 12:06 PM.

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Posted 26 January 2017 - 02:44 PM

It ran for 25% read FAIL.

 

I will run it again, but here is what I got:
Attached File  seatool scan 1 1-26-17.png   503.05KB   0 downloads


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Posted 26 January 2017 - 02:47 PM

Thanks again, Arachibutyrophobia.

 

I will initiate another scan, but if it is unnecessary I will catch it the next time I check the topic, Thanks.


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Posted 26 January 2017 - 02:57 PM

Yep... that's what I suspected we would find.

 

If you have not backed up all of your important data to removable media you should do so now.  The SeaTools scan usually is very accurate, so I would suggest replacing the hdd.  The good new is that you can download a ISO file which you can use to create the needed installation media.

 

You can use the Media Creation Tool to create Windows 10 installation media for a disc or flash drive.

There are three options, use the second option Using the tool to create installation media (USB flash drive, DVD, or ISO file) to install Windows 10 on different PC.

 

When the current installation of Windows 10 was activated the product code was digitally recorded by Microsoft.  This means that when you install Windows 10 it will automatically activate the operating system.


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Posted 26 January 2017 - 08:26 PM

This one went 100% & failed!

Attached File  sea tool scan 2 1-26-17.png   511.22KB   0 downloads


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Posted 26 January 2017 - 08:28 PM

Thanks Arachibutyrophobia,

I will take appropriate action.


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Posted 27 January 2017 - 10:54 AM

Yep... time for a new ssd/hdd.


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Posted 27 January 2017 - 08:49 PM

Arachibutyrophobia,

 

I had this machine fixed, via Clickaway. It wasn't cheap.

 

I have another older machine that is Dell, 32 bit. Was wrote over XP to windows 7. Then I added the free Win 10. Its harddrive failed the Sea Tool test. I am looking to work on it myself, putting on a new hard drive & instead of pushing the machine to run windows, I am thinking about messing around with Lenox.

I am in the tinkering mode at best. Was wondering how I could go about choosing a hard drive, what sources there are for them. What more or different is needed for Lenox?

 

Of course I will pick through the topics in Bleeping Computer, but thought maybe if someone would chime in, would save my eyeballs.

 

Thanks again.


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Posted 27 January 2017 - 09:25 PM

My two Acer laptops run quite warm but never again hot to sudden shutdown because each has a usb-powered external cooling fan assembly [can be one giant fan or twin fans] -- I bring this up because heat is an enemy of electronics, and one can protect internals from mobo to HD from excessive heat via the cooling assemblies.  Another reason for mentioning this:  some models run somewhat hotter than others, even with the internal fan grills clean [one of my two Acers sure did]. 


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