my fan {ventilator} over work-constantly working RRS feed

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  • hello to you all out there!! 
    i wanted to know what can make my computerbe so noisy ??though its a 6 months old hp pavillion tx2004au
    i think it is infected though i try almost all l includes one live care scan /download/malicious soft ware that run almost 10 hours scan ....it all found none.
    the computer sounds like an old old machine...what can i do??
    please your comment
    • Moved by Stephen BootsMVP, Moderator Friday, December 19, 2008 4:37 PM not a multi-pn management topic (Moved from Windows Live OneCare Multi-PC Management to Windows Live OneCare General)
    Friday, December 19, 2008 3:04 PM


  • There are many reasons why a PC fan will run alot and be noisy. It could be due to the fact that the vents are clogged and there isn't enough air flow to cool the inside of the PC. This is more common in laptops.
    However, since you mention a 10 hour long scan, I think that you are running more than one security product at the same time that are providing "real time" protection. This will cause the condition you describe - a long running scan and the processor running hot because it is overworked. When two security programs are fighting over access to every file, process, and disc access, the PC never gets a chance to rest.
    Make sure that you only have one antivirus, antispyware, and firewall in place. If you are using Windows Live OneCare, it should be the only installed, running security product.
    If you need help in removing the other conflicting software or are not sure what is causing the problem, you can reach OneCare support per the instructions here:

    How to reach support (FAQ) - http://social.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/onecareinstallandactivate/thread/30400b52-7f26-4ba0-bc18-17e305329d90

    Additionally, you already had a thread on this problem in another forum topic folder. I answered that earlier today with some questions for you.

    Please continue that thread instead of this one.


    Microsoft MVP Windows Live / Windows Live OneCare Forum Moderator
    Friday, December 19, 2008 4:42 PM