HD Overheating

October 16, 2009 at 06:51:16
Specs: Windows XP
I have HP Pavilion dv2500 laptop, i hadnt turned the laptop on for few months. Recently just removed the HD to test it within another friends laptop.

After putting the HD back into my laptop, and turned it on for the first time after so long, booted up fine, after playing around with it it froze all of a sudden. I forced a shutdown then restarted.

Now it started not recognising a HD, and sometimes wouldnt even budge at he first opening of the laptop where it asks to enter theBIOS which is i just had to force shutdown again. At this point i started noticing the laptop geting VERY HOT where the HD is.

After shutting down and letting the laptop cool, restarted again notice can boot into windows again but again after 5 to 10 minutes, it will heat up again and crash, then again not recognise a HD etc.

My question is now is this a issue with the HD that its overheating, or somethin within the laptop is causing this HD getting hot? The fan is working fine, and works even harder when the HD is heating.

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October 16, 2009 at 09:14:22
"Recently just removed the HD to test it within another friends laptop"

1. why would you do that?

2. what happened when you tried it? Windows was configured to your hardware setup so it's unlikely it would work in another system unless it was identical or at least very similar.

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October 16, 2009 at 09:24:44
Thanks for the reply jam.

Well tried it because friends HD was toad just wanted to tes if it would pick up my laptops HD, which it did. But what my main problem is now that the HD is back in my original laptop, and now just launching after so long of leaving it. As mentioned above gets VERY HOT, and when it does that PC crashes then PC wont read the HD at all. And some cases wont even get to the POST test.

The heating of the HD is what of my concerne never come across a HD to heat up like this and just work fine when its cool for 10minutes. could it be somesthin else thats causing it to heat up?

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October 16, 2009 at 10:00:31
You really didn't answer my question. What happened when you tried your HDD in your friends laptop? Did you just want to check to see if it was detected or not? then shutdown & removed it? or did you attempt to boot into Windows? If you attempted to get into Windows, did it boot successfully??

Just pulling the drive & then reinstalling it again shouldn't have caused any problems or overheating issues, unless they were there to begin with. Either that or you're leaving something out of the story....

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October 16, 2009 at 10:13:19
Only put the HD in my friends HD to see if it would be detected and it did detect!!

After put the HD back in my laptop, and it booted into windows successfully!!! was ok for around 10 minutes could play solitare etc..thene it froze. mouse didnt move nothing! just still screen.

Held down the power button till it shutdown.

Started PC again and was just stuck at the POST test screen (at the start where it displays the keys to either get into BIOS or boot selection etc)

So pressed Power button again switched it off..

Restarted went further this time but then just come to blank black screen with a dos" _" blinkinh but couldnt type anything.

Restarted pressing cntrl+alt+delete

then went into the BIOS, noticed no HD detected, and also at this point noticed the bottom left hand corner where the HD is placed was BOILING!! mean while the FAN was working hard aswell!!

Shut the PC down, waited for it to cool down, when it cooled down booted up again, went into windows successfully and yeah same thing over again!!

If anything you need to know, tell me
but that all of it in a nutshell whats happening to me at the moment

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October 16, 2009 at 11:20:16
It doesn't seem likely that the drive is heating up excessively on it's own. It's most likely the laptop that is heating up because of little or no airflow through it.

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October 16, 2009 at 11:23:47
Yeah i think your right aegis1. Thing that troubles me most is that the fan sounds that its working really well. How can i check the airflow?

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October 16, 2009 at 12:54:51
I use a strip of tissue on desktops. But I'm not sure about laptops.

Improve laptop airflow

Laptop cleaning procedure

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October 17, 2009 at 00:40:47
Thanks for the suggestions aegis, definitly take at look at that!!

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