I have a compaq R3000. It keep shutting down. The fan runs normal at start but then speeds up before shut-down. It had crashed after a windows update. Microsoft told me I could use any xp installation disk to get it back. I used a friends dell xp installatin disk. It worked. was able to get to my files & data. Hand to load some drivers. The F-34 bois would not start the fan. So I instaslled F-35 updated bois from HP. When the laptop is powered on before the shut-down where the ac plugs in on the upper right corner get very hot ( any idea ) it will cool-down then it will star up again. I'm thinking that the thermo paste is old for one ( five yrs old ) For two I can't get access to the temp comtrol from the bois ?? If you have any idea's that would help please let me know. At rsstitanic1@ yahoo.com
Thank you for your time and help.
Update for everyone. Replaced the thermo paste and did a fresh install of the F35 bois. Things are running just fine. Heat is normal, fan is running normal.