|Hi, I'm having a problem with my laptop, it's been a few months now but I'm getting to the age where I have to use my laptop for work rather than just leisure and thought I'd try and sort it out. My laptop is two years old.|
There are three main issues:
1) When I switch it on the fan and CD drive will come on loudly before Windows has loaded, about 50% of the time the noise gets really loud, the login screen comes up and the laptop immediately switches itself off. If I then switch it on again it will usually work properly. I thought this was due to overheating and have cleaned the fan, the problem still occurs. It never switches itself off when in normal use.
2) The CD drive cannot burn CDs but will still read them - after some searching I discovered it's a potentially dodgy make of drive and may have just broken, does anyone have a way I could test? It's a Matsh*ta DVD-RAM UJ-850z. I think it might be linked to the loud noise and possibly the shut-downs..
3) When I do get to log onto Windows, the 'loading personal settings' box takes at least 1m 30, I know it shouldn't take that long! I've wiped the computer and reinstalled Windows and still have the problem.
Any suggestions/help would be gratefully received, thank you for your time!