notebook shutting itself down
Posted 10 March 2007 - 08:57 PM
Posted 10 March 2007 - 10:09 PM
if you don't ever hear it run then I would take it in for repair.
and stop useing it now!, if its working try this next.
Next try this Check for Dirty Drive
To check for a Dirty Bit, first. Click Start, then Run, type cmd, and
click "Ok". At the command prompt, type fsutil dirty query c:
then hit enter
(This queries the drive and will tell you if it is dirty).
if it say yes do this
Start, my computer, open, click on Local Disk (C:) ,
Right click, click on properties, click on tools, and pick this
Option will check the volume for errors, click check now,
Now put a check in the boxes (automatically fix file
System errors and scan for and attempt recovery of
Bad sectors, hit Start and a note will come up and saying
that it canít do a scan because there are system files in
use but can do a check disk on next boot up, tell it ok.
This will take about an hour or so!
Make sure you let it run till itís done!
Posted 10 March 2007 - 10:26 PM
Posted 11 March 2007 - 01:52 PM
Posted 12 March 2007 - 08:26 PM
I agree with your theory.
It sounds like it's overheating and shutting off to protect itself. When it starts up, it sees that it wasn't shutdown properly and runs the disk check. This is checking for data corruption, not physical drive damage. The disk check sounds normal given the situation. It's doing what it should.
There should be an exhaust vent on the laptop. I'm guessing that it sucks air in through the vent where you see the fan and blows it out of another vent. Put your ear up to the exhaust and you should be able to hear the fan and feel warm air on your ear. Behave yourself.
Are you using this on a hard surface? Don't put it on a blanket or pillow.
Alot of times dust will build up in between the fan and the heatsink and the airflow will be restricted causing exactly the symptom you are describing. You may or may not be able to blow it out with "canned air". Sometimes the laptop has to be disassembled to access the debris properly.
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