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Main cooling fan

The main cooling fan is almost permanently on , it comes on as soon as i start up my computer and is goin nearly all the time.
Whilst this is happening my computer slows down cosiderably.
I have cleaned and hoovered all the air vents and problem still persists, can you please help?

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  • BillW50 May 11, 2010

    Same thing if you remove the battery? If not the battery may be bad and drawing too much current and causing it to overheat.

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If this is not caused by overheating try defraging your hard drive and doing a disk cleanup.

computer slowdowns can also be caused by a virus infection try also scanning for virus in your computer.

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