Question about Computers & Internet

2 Answers

Acer 4672 Freezing

I am having some issues with an Acer 4672 freezing. I have reinstalled the operating system and it still freezes. Sometimes, I get a Blue Screen, but the error means nothing to Microsoft. I have chanegd the memory to no avail.
One thing I have noticed is that the laptop gets hot. When I switch on, the fan runs for a few seconds and then no more. It used to switch on and off quite frequently. I guess there is a sensor somewhere which is not working? Any idea where I might find it and then how to get it replaced. I am in the UK and am comfortable with going into PCs and working on them, but not so sure with laptops.

Posted by on

  • GrahamC Apr 10, 2008

    I'm running the PC on a table. I have to have the back propped up on a CD Case otherwise the PC overheats. I looked for an updated BIOS, but haven't found one.

    Thanks for trying.

  • GrahamC Apr 10, 2008

    I'll have a go at cleaning it out - I'll strip it down and see what I can see. It didn't look too bad last time I looked. The fan will run briefly at PC startup, but doesn;t thereafter. Speedfan didn;t work for me - It didn't find any sensors or fans. If I knew where the sensor was, I might try to replace it or just short it to run the fan



2 Answers

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert who has answered 20 questions.


    An expert that has over 10 points.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Expert
  • 57 Answers

Most likely, your laptop's CPU heatsink and fan are clogged with dust. Try getting a compressed air can and aiming it right up to the cpu fan and blow it full blast. By the way, you might want to do this outside, as laptops gather far more dust than anyone thinks.

As Riinuka said before, you have have fan issues. Unless there is a mechanical failure, fans will usually work. If you do indeed have a dust problem, sometimes that causes sensors to be too insulated to detect temperature changes (I found that out the hard way, the first time I fixed what I can only describe as one of the dirtiest computers I haver ever seen).

If you are still having problems after cleaning the heatsink out, you may just have a dead sensor, which is not good news, as those are usually not replacable (although some companies are lazy and just solder a loose sensor onto the motherboard, in which case, you're lucky). To find out if your sensor is dead or not, try running speedfan, which will tell you the temperatures your sensors are reporting (or not reporting).

Posted on Apr 10, 2008

  • William Rodriguez
    William Rodriguez Apr 10, 2008

    If speedfan did not detect fans or sensors, that could mean that they've gone bad. If they have gone bad, well the only thing I can suggest is getting a laptop cooler. Laptops usually run cool enough that you can get by without the system fan if you just have a constant source of airflow (in this case, a laptop cooler). There are some good cheap ones, you can look here, they have a good selection.


  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert who has written 20 answers of more than 400 characters.


    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 50 Answers

It sounds like your system is having issues with controlling the fan. Check to make sure nothing is obstructing the fan, and ensure that your machine isn't running on something soft, like a blanket.

You might try updating the BIOS, this can sometimes resolve fan issues as well.

Posted on Apr 09, 2008


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

A 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
The service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


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



Related Questions:

2 Answers

Freezing sometime

Check the CPU cooling. Make sure the fan is working and there is no dust in the heatsink

Dec 18, 2013 | Acer Aspire M1641-U1521A PC Desktop

1 Answer

My HP laptop tries to start up but freezes on the "microsoft Corporation" screen with the green loading bar. I tried to do a System restore, but it wont acknowledge any recent restore points at...


Freezing at the "Microsoft Corporation" screen is normally caused by Windows updates. Since System Restore did not work for you, you can also try to disable unimportant services and start-up items. Usually this kind of problem ends up to reinstalling the operating system.

But you are lucky if reinstalling the operating system would fix the issue. Sometimes you'll end up wondering what to do because you'll end up with the same screen after the computer reboots itself from the long process.

With this kind of issue, I suggest you to try to run a hard drive diagnostic tool or try to use a good known harddrive.

Hope this helps.

Jun 03, 2011 | HP Pavilion dv6000t Notebook

4 Answers

Hello All, My dell latitude e5510 freezes when I try to play some videos, it may work for some time but it freezes after some time. This happens quite more times and I can only exit form the situation...

The laptop may be overheating. Check that all vents are clear and dust free. Listen for the internal fan. This should operate only occassionally. If it is operating all the time and speeds up just before the laptop freezes then something is causing the laptop to overheat. If the fan cannot be heard at any time, then the fan may be faulty.

May 17, 2011 | Dell Latitude - E5510 Laptop Computer...

1 Answer

Sometimes smaal rectangle shapes appears all over the screen while working, then we have to switchoff the system to reappear the screen

This a freezing of the system caused by the small memory (Ram memory ) or too many programs running in the same time for the capacity of the Ram ..or the CPU ..or just one faulty program or application ...Freezing the screen can be also a issue of running a program that requires video card resources much larger than available ..You should pay attention on the programs running often when the freezing is happening ..and than search on the internet for minimum requiring resources for running that application ..If the system permits you should least the Ram memory for to avoid this happening ..or use similar application with less needs from the system ..
Another cause can be the system being infected and in this case you should reinstall the operation system ..(this is probably the cause if your system has at least 1G of ram ..and 2G CPU ..cause in this case it is enough to run common application of any kind except complicated video ones..and the cause for freezing is a virus )

Jan 29, 2011 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Acer Travelmate 6493 is freezing up.

You could have a faulty memory stick or your operating system is corrupt and will need reinstalled try the memory sticks first.

Feb 22, 2010 | Acer TravelMate 6493-6495 Notebook

1 Answer

Video/Sound Issue w/ my Aspire One

That is a defective video card.

The problem is compatibilty between the way the video card manages the memory and the way The operative system access to teh memory.

Sometimes you can fix the problem by reinstalling the system with recovery tools.

If reinstalling the system does not fix the problem, get the laptop replaced, that means that there is an hardware conflict.

Feb 11, 2009 | Acer Aspire One PC Notebook

1 Answer

Toshiba Satellite M45-S265 Periodic Freezing, resumes, clock stop

do a virus scan
in add/remove uninstall any programs you no longer use
then do a disk defrag
then a scan disk

have you made any changes to system
please let me know if this has helped
don't forget to rate

Nov 30, 2008 | Toshiba Satellite M45-S265 Notebook

2 Answers


ok, the dark006 user is right with the F11 on splash startup screen. you do not need any disks 4 it. if you have any more questions, please email me at

Jun 23, 2008 | Acer Aspire 5100 Notebook

2 Answers

Acer apire 3000 keeps freezing!

The first, best thing to do is to back up your data and do a system restore. Acer's have the restore function usually built into their acer system management software.

Restoring the computer will solve most issues. If you keep having issues after the restore you probably have a hardware error like a bad hard drive or bad memory.

Be sure to back up any important data as the restore will erase everything from the hard drive and set it back to the way it came from the factory

Good luck!

Nov 15, 2007 | Acer Aspire 3000 Notebook

Not finding what you are looking for?
Computers & Internet Logo

Related Topics:

185 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Computers & Internet Experts

Doctor PC
Doctor PC

Level 3 Expert

7733 Answers


Level 3 Expert

102366 Answers

David Payne
David Payne

Level 3 Expert

14162 Answers

Are you a Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides