Re: cooling fan problem on laptop, can anyone advise??
I have an Acer laptop that I came with Vista, I put XP on too. I get the same problem. Its not the fan, its Windows. When you totaly shut it down and start it later, I'd bet the fan works. I found out after some research that when you put your laptop on standby and sometimes hibernate modes, when you wake the laptop the fan doesnt spring to life, causing it to overheat and shut off. Personaly, I can use hibernate, some cant. But if I put it on hibernate mode, when i open it again the fan wont kick in.
Just some food for thought.