What is going on with this fan?

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xmorisx

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Hello everyone, my problem is when i turn on my laptop (in windows xp sp3 mode) the fan starts going, slows down, stops sometimes, and the computer turns off. Yesterday I opened it all up and cleaned it up put it back together and it stills does the same just it takes a little bit longer before it turns off. (so if it was on for 2 mins and I was looking at websites etc it would turn off on the 4th minute bc it seems like the CPU is overloading. no i am on the Ubuntu and and it doesn't seem to have a problem with the fan. it isn't stopping or speeding up or slowing down it is going at a steady speed.) Also it said it had a problem with virtual mode but i put it on the minimal required and it still turns off, except for Ubuntu. I am going to try and see if i can run multiple pages in Ubuntu and see if it overloads. Thank you for help in advance.


EDIT: my machine is a toshiba satellite a105 s4324

videos: seem to be slowed down and seem to be skipping.

EDIT: even ubuntu turns off I am going to try and attach an image if I can take one bc it is so fast I cant even read it.
 

xmorisx

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when i tried safe mode It just turned off. for some reason it works now I dont know why. I am in a cooler room. maybe bc of that.
 

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problems with safe mode as well usually indicate h/ware

it may have been a heat problem
 

xmorisx

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yeah i think it is a heat problem too, the reason I am able to answer right now is bc the Computer is in a colder room and that is why. what do you think actually broke inside? is there some kind of a test I can do that will tell me what isnt working etc.
 

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are you using it on a hard flat surface,although they are called laptops t is not advisable to use them there or on bedding,carpets or anything that does not allow airflow underneath
 

xmorisx

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I have it lifted of the ground by in the 4 corners. It doesnt block the airflow from the bottom.
 

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give it a few days and see if it re occurs

if it does you can run checks if you don't receive bsod it would indicate heat
 

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bsod=blue screen of death which produces a minidump which would be located here

C:\Windows\Minidump\Minidump.dmp

which you could put into here and then post the result

http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/blue_screen_view.html

hard drive check

d/load and run the h/drive makers diagnostic utility on the h/drive

http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?ttid=287

memory check

http://www.memtest.org/

which you download the iso and burn to disk as a iso

then boot the computer from the disk and check 1 stick at a time

if the hard drive comes up clear you can check the file system by running

chkdsk /f

as i said wait and see if it keeps running ok first
 

xmorisx

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the only way i can check if it is running okay is if I can play League of Legends. and watch videos.
 

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So i watched some videos and after two mins. I get this problem, the video slows down and it plays in slow motion, the other problem is that it seems like it freezes and stops and repeats a scene from 2 seconds ago.
 

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nope. My fan is working fine right now no problem. I tried to talk on skype the talking became slow mo talking and said something about my sound card having a problem. my drivers are fine and I checked them. I think i am going to reinstall the windows see if that helps. also I used the program to check my HDD and I passed. Couldn't find minidump. When I try to scan for viruses my cpu goes to 100% and slows down and turns off.
 
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