Fan issue on Toshiba Satellite Pro A10

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by the_nerd, Oct 13, 2003.

  1. the_nerd

    the_nerd Guest

    I have had my SatProA10 for about 6 weeks now, and suddenly it's
    developed a strange issue.
    I installed the release of Office 2003 yesterday, and since then the
    fan has not stopped. It is rather loud (especially seeing as it is
    used for notetaking in quiet classrooms) - and it is getting rather
    hot (but doesn't seem to be overheating as it isn't shutting down).
    Does anyone know if this is a fault, or what can I do to stop this?

    The model is the 2.0GHz Celeron without wireless but with the 30GB HD
    The noise is louder when the AC adaptor is plugged in, but when on
    battery power the fan still doesn't stop.
    OS is Windows XP Pro

    the_nerd, Oct 13, 2003
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  2. the_nerd

    Quaoar Guest

    Given that you have installed Office 2003, you should review what apps
    are running at startup and in background that Office has initiated or
    changed. The Indexing service immediately comes to mind, and the speech
    to text option also. Disable the first in Services; the latter is
    accessed from the Regional and Language options control panel. Remove
    the handwriting recognition and the speech to text item. If there is an
    mso.exe, the Office startup app, this can be disabled from msconfig; in
    former versions of Office, it serves no useful purpose, IMO.

    To get to msconfig: Start/Run command/type in: msconfig [OK]/select the
    startup tab, review each exe in the startup list and disable those you
    don't need or want. Use this site as a guide to the function of a
    particulare startup app:

    Also, do a maintenance cycle with Disk Cleanup and Defragmenter.

    Quaoar, Oct 13, 2003
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    Rick Merrill Guest

    In Windows XP, after certain types of installations, even tho it
    does not say you must restart your computer, the power controls
    have been 'hooked' by the install - in other words the temperature
    control will not cycle Off.

    The solution I use is to power down completely, then restart. This
    has always restored normal operation for my Toshiba Satellite. - RM
    Rick Merrill, Oct 13, 2003
  4. the_nerd

    the_nerd Guest

    Thanks - that solved it!
    the_nerd, Oct 16, 2003
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