Question about PC Laptops

2 Answers

Fan Running, computer heating, task bar disappearing, everything is slow

On Monday my computer started to get warm and the fan started running noticably for the first time since I purchased in December 2006. Everything has been slow this week: moving from program to program, document to document, slow internet, typing sometimes is delayed, programs have become unresponsive more than normal with those error mesages being sent to Microsoft. I have done all the upgrades from Microsoft and everything seems to be up to date for my Onecare. Have done a defragment. None of this has really helped. Even now as I type the toolbar at the bottom of the page has disappeared as have the documents I had open and was working on, including outlook. I also get thios message NView desktop manager has detected that the application explorer is not responding.

Posted by on

2 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer
Re: Fan Running, computer heating, task bar disappearing,...

It might be some hardware or software problem,

don't run extra programs you are not really using and save you computer performance.

also you might want to give your computer a goooooood virus check. some viruses o tend to give such problems.

it might also depen from some hardware problem but that is least probable.

If you get REALLY desperate you might need to format you computer,

i hope you resolve you problem cos i have been living with a really some computer for years (it was really old) and have only lately upgraded my computer, and slow computers drive you crazy

good luck

Posted on Nov 26, 2008

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.


    An expert that hasĀ over 10 points.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 9 Answers
Re: Fan Running, computer heating, task bar disappearing,...

It sounds like you've already started doing some things that can help you discover what is causing this problem, and that's good, but before I offer any more ideas, can you please tell me two things:

1. How much RAM (memory) does your computer have?

2. How much total hard disk space does your computer have, and of that, how much is available?

Posted on Nov 15, 2007

Add Your Answer

0 characters

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add


3 Points

Related Questions:

1 Answer

My laptop won't start up normally. The fans and everything begin to turn and start when I press the power button, but within seconds, they start to slow down and eventually stop.

You did not post anything about make and model. This is kind of a guess.

My laptop has "battery saving" setting that operate the fan based on temperature. When I start up, the fan comes on and the computer checks itself, Then the fan slows down. Later when the laptop warms up, the fan speeds up. See if you have some power management scheme set that makes the fan run like this before you take it to the shop.

Your laptop should be under warranty.

May 09, 2015 | PC Laptops

1 Answer

Start tast bar disappears

Right click (hit right mouse button) on task bar and click to lock task bar and uncheck hide task bar. If you cannot right click on time before it disappears move pointer to the bottom of screen and it should reappear. Than follow above steps. If all else fails restart computer clicking on the F8 key repeatedly until start menu comes up , choose safe mode and when the computer starts up your task bar should remain in place, follow above steps to unhindered it permanently and reboot the computer it will start back up in normal mode and your task bar should be "fixed"

Feb 05, 2013 | Lenovo ThinkPad T410 Notebook

1 Answer

My laptop overheats u can hear the fan running but it still over heats how can i fix this problem with out taking it in to a store?

Right click the task bar and click "start task manager" on the menu. Once it opens, start with the "Applications" tab and see what's running, shut down anything unnecessary then, move on the "Processes" and "Services" tabs stopping all the things that are running & not needed. A lot of this looks like Greek but you can google it all to find out if you can shut it down or not. Also, do a complete system virus scan to be sure. Another thing to do is to clean your system with a free program called CCleaner

May 23, 2011 | PC Laptops

2 Answers

My nv7802 overheats and shuts off,fan is running but the heat sink gets very hot

The fan may be running too slow (faulty bearing) or the fan and heat sink assembly may be clogged with dust.
Check the CPU fan to see if it spinsfreely, if not replace the fan. If the fan and heat sink is clogged withdust the remove the dust and make sure the vents are clear and dust free. Use acan of compressed air to do this.

Dec 30, 2010 | Gateway NV7802U Notebook

1 Answer

My computer is running super slow and fan is running alot

most likely, your system is experiencing some thermal or heat issues. try to clean the fan and make sure your computer is placed on a well ventilated area. updating the BIOS may also help since there are BIOS updates that includes improvement on fan or thermal management. if that does not help, you may apply thermal paste to the proc, or you may have to get a fan/heatsink and even motherboard replacement

Sep 01, 2010 | HP Compaq Presario C700T

1 Answer

My gateway MA1 laptop running win xp has cooling problems

Contact GATEWAY, and get them to fix your laptop.
The fan is designed to run at "full-speed" when you first turn it on, and then there are temperature sensors that slow the fan down, to minimize noise, while the computer is "cool" enough that the fan does not need to run. The sensor is malfunctioning, and is not turning-on (or turning-up) the fan when the computer gets "warm".

Jul 17, 2010 | Gateway PC Laptops

1 Answer

Slow, over heating, fan runs non stop

Are you running any games or CPU-intensive applications that run 24/7?

1) I suggest you first download CPUID's Hardware Monitor from here:
Install and run. It will you the temperature of your CPU (including all cores, if you have a multi-core CPU).
CPU temp should not be higher than 80-85 C when running CPU-intensive applications and about 50 C when idle

2) Also, you may want to check if the fan is dirty. To do this, turn your laptop OFF and unplug the AC charger. Remove the bottom cover and locate the fan. Blow compressed air from a compressed air can. Be sure to remove all dust and lint. Replace the bottom cover and plug the AC charger back. Restart the laptop.

3) After your laptop restarts and loads Windows, open the "Task Manager" by pressing CONTROL-ALT-DELETE and choosing "Task Manager" from the menu. Then, click on the tab labeled "PROCESSES" and click TWICE on the column labeled "CPU". The application running with a "99" or so under CPU column should be the "System Idle Process". If not, please report back the applications you have on the top of the "Image Name" column.

Please, report back so that I can be of further assistance if needed

Mar 28, 2010 | HP Pavilion dv4000 Notebook

2 Answers

My MX 7118 Gateway laptop fan runs continuosly, loudly and at high rate of speed. I have owned this computer for 2 years. This just started. What is wrong

Either the radiator inside is covered with dust, which lowers it's ability to dissipate heat, or there is some process running in the system that consumes a lot of processor resources - a virus/worm/trojan horse, or a badly written application. Installed any new software lately?
Press Ctrl-shift-escape to open the Task Manager and look what is your processor's utilization. If there's no application running and the processor shows near 100% utilization, then something is running in the background and eating all the processor power.

Oct 24, 2009 | Gateway PC Laptops

1 Answer

Motor bussing sound system slow

have a look at the fan on the processor if its running slow it will be making that noise so your processor is over heating and in turn making your pc run slow. replace this fan now. if your processor overheats too much it will burn out.

Apr 25, 2008 | Toshiba Satellite A15-S129 Notebook

1 Answer

Cleaning the fan and heat sink

I would first check for any trojans, virus's and spyware, and any programmes running at start up you don't need, as that can cause overworking of the processor, then instead of stripping down the notebook, which i don't recommend,look around any vented area of your notebook and hoover out the vents gently, this will remove any dust blokages. Give your system a good clean out with this excellent free tool called ccleaner and you can also dissable any startup programmes you dont want with the programme also. Download it here, fre and free updates and spyware free, click link and then on the right of link click download latest version.

Jun 22, 2007 | Sony VAIO K45 Notebook

Not finding what you are looking for?
PC Laptops Logo

Related Topics:

412 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top PC Laptops Experts


Level 3 Expert

18257 Answers


Level 3 Expert

5660 Answers

Brian Sullivan
Brian Sullivan

Level 3 Expert

27725 Answers

Are you a PC Laptop Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides