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Greg
25-07-2009, 04:37 AM
My daughter's lappie has gone out of control.

The hard drive and fan keep going constantly and it winds down the battery within about 30 minutes.

I'm unfamiliar with notebook computers so I can't give her any advice. Also, she's in Melbourne so I can't physicaly check it.

It's running XP, and the damn thing is an HP.

Hope for some help, please.

memphis
25-07-2009, 05:18 AM
Get a notebookcooler.:cool:

Blam
25-07-2009, 12:04 PM
Look on TM for a laptop cooler:)

wratterus
25-07-2009, 12:08 PM
Get her to take to a tech for a look-over. Probably overheating (needs dust cleaned out of the fan and heatsink) and if the HDD has constant activity there probably either an issue with a program stuffing up, or not enough RAM.

ronyville
25-07-2009, 12:10 PM
Is she using the laptop on the bed? Most laptops have air vents at the bottom so she could try putting it on a flat surface and see if that makes a difference.

gary67
25-07-2009, 12:49 PM
Ironic isn't it that a laptop shouldn't be used on your lap due to blocking the vents :confused:

wratterus
25-07-2009, 01:19 PM
Ironic isn't it that a laptop shouldn't be used on your lap due to blocking the vents :confused:

Great if you don't want kids. :eek:

ronyville
25-07-2009, 01:20 PM
Ironic isn't it that a laptop shouldn't be used on your lap due to blocking the vents :confused:

Maybe thats why they are called notebooks nowadays.

gary67
25-07-2009, 01:21 PM
Could be but I find the pen leaves funny marks on the page on the screen

heni72847
25-07-2009, 07:37 PM
You could get her to check the processes running in task manager. Maybe some program is stuffed and the CPU is stuck at 100% hence the fan being on at all times...