Del Inspiron 1545

Dell Inspiron 1545 15.6
February 2, 2011 at 10:31:55
Specs: vista, 3gb
Hello,

I've had a Dell Inspiron 1545 laptop that has been giving me headaches now. About 10 minutes after I boot up the computer, the laptop's fan turns on full force and stays on until I shut down. As soon as this happens, My CPU usage spikes to 100% and stays there until I shut down, causing applications to run excrutiatingly slow or not run at all.

. I've run all kinds of AntiVirus and Spyware programs to detect a problem and nothing. I've even cleaned off the hard drive and rebooted Windows vista and the problem still persists. Can anyone help me figure out what's going on with this computer and how I can fix it?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


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#1
February 2, 2011 at 11:03:03
You can't always remove viruses & spyware from within the Windows environment. Try booting off a rescue disk. There are plenty to choose from, here's a few:

http://support.kaspersky.com/faq/?q...

http://trinityhome.org/Home/index.p...

http://www.ubcd4win.com/

The problem may also be that your CPU is overheating. When's the last time you cleared the cooling vents of dirt, dust, hair, etc? or gave the vents & heatsink a good blast with compressed air?


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#2
February 2, 2011 at 12:12:38
I purchased this laptop 8mnths back...so i didnt cleared the cooling vents of dirt, dust, hair, etc? or gave the vents & heatsink a good blast with compressed air?

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#3
February 2, 2011 at 19:36:53
If you purchased this laptop 8 months ago, do not use it on soft surfaces (bed, couch, lap, etc), and do not have pets, then I see two steps.
1- Save your files to a USB drive and do a factory restore (return the hard drive to the condition when it was purchased). Then install a good antivirus (not Norton or McAfee), update windows and see how it works. If it works properly, then reinstall your programs from disks and files from the back up you just made.
If it is not better:
2- Return for repair/replacement under warranty

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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