Articles tagged: heat

"Dust Bunny"

My Computer Has Started to Shut Down Randomly. Could it Be the Fan?

Airflow through your computer is an important part of keeping it cool and running well. Dust and dirt often block fans.

Black Screen

Why do I get a black screen on my computer after a while?

A black screen on your computer can mean several things. A black screen is most commonly a screen saver, but there are other possibilities.

It Crashed Again!

Why Does My Computer Crash at Random Times?

Random crashes are annoying and difficult to diagnose. I’ll review common causes and steps you can take to determine what’s happening on your computer.

Your Disk is on Fire!

Why does my computer crash when I try to back up?

Backing up shouldn’t crash a computer, and neither should attaching a hard disk.

Why is my computer’s fan coming on?

You’ve checked for dust, but the computer is still running hot. I’ll point you in the direction of a few more things that could be causing this heat wave… including a heat wave itself.