I am running Windows XP home and aol. When I close down I sometimes get a note suggesting that aol is still running, which it is not. I close that box then the computer shuts down but the fan keeps running...and running. When I switch off at the main and then switch on again,the computer will not start for about 15 minutes. Anyone with a similar problem please?
This may be a temerature sensing problem with the fan. Try this instead of shutting down go to Start/Turnoff computer Then holding down Shift Key click on 'Stand by' This puts the machine in 'Hibernate' The machine will normally go through the closedown proceedure and then powerdown as if switch off. but it also puts all the current work in a spot on the hard drive, so then on startup. it comes back to where it left off. Picture this you are in a middle of a letter and called away go to Hibernate =and when you come back and start up up pops the half done letter where you left it. In this state you can also switch of power at the socket. This may get the running fan problem -or it may not.