Laptop fan continually blasting hot air

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Liz
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Check Disk verifies files - it has nothing to do with the condition of the hard drive.
https://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Scann...-amp-Copy-but-prints-blank-pages/td-p/7495381

I looked at the specs
https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/pd006109-detailed-specifications-thinkpad-t410
but can't tell what brand hd is in your laptop. Most manufacturers have software to check.

Can you find the details of the hard drive?
This site http://www.notebookreview.com/notebookreview/lenovo-thinkpad-t410-review/
seems to indicate that your 11 year old laptop has a Seagate hard drive.
It isn't unreasonable to assume that an 11 year old hard drive might be failing.

Get Sea Tools
https://www.seagate.com/support/downloads/seatools/
 
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Couriant

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I agree with LIz. If the clicking is coming from the hard drive, then that would indicate it will be starting to fail. You will notice the computer being slower than normal as well as the other errors that you have seen
 
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Clicking noise from the hard drive is Bad. It is the drive head hitting against the wall of the hard drive. Failure coming soon. Back up your data Now while it is still working. You won't get a second chance.
 
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James321

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I agree with LIz. If the clicking is coming from the hard drive, then that would indicate it will be starting to fail. You will notice the computer being slower than normal as well as the other errors that you have seen
The clicking is NOT coming from the hard drive. The HD is in the opposite corner to where the clicking is coming from. The clicking is coming from where the light indicates the PC is busy and presumably the clicking sound is designed to indicate the same thing.

It's not impossible the problem was MALWARE. Since running a virus scan while connected to the internet, the problem seems to have gone.
 

James321

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That is a possibility that software was taxing the CPU so much it was causing more heating than usual.

The fan seems to be working as it would normally do.
There's further evidence it's software that's producing the heat and not a hardware issue.

When playing chess offline, very little heat is produced but playing backgammon offline produces quite a lot of heat and the fan is on continually.

Browsing the internet also generates some heat but I am yet to try different browsers to see if it's a browser related issue.
 

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