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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.

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  • littlehouse Nov 16, 2007

    512 MB Ram

    40 full

    Have received some help from Toshiba. Time will tell if all the things I did will help. Did defragment, disk clean up, and about 3 other things they suggest for keeping things running well. They directed to microsoftr web page for these items. I am concerned that my hard drive is preparing to crash.

  • tina-maria Jun 17, 2008

    I have a similar laptop started to make a whistleing sound and overheating...the fan is making this problem...can anyone help me!! I don't know what 2 do.




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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

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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?

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