Hi I have a Dell 9200. Spec: Intel duo 1.86ghz, 2 gb Ram, 2*160gb hardrive, 256mb graphics card, and 22 inch monitor. It has Win Vista Premium. My problem is that while trying to fix a printer issue, the fan went crazy. It got so loud, i thought something would go bang. In the end i powered down the system by keeping the power button pressed. When i rebooted i got the usual warning that windows wasn't shut down correctly. I selected to boot normally. When windows started, none of the usb ports would, so my keyboard and mouse were not working. In the end i had to power down and start in safe mode. I again rebooted, and everything worked again Any ideas of what could have caused this. Apologies if i haven't explained this very clear.
I'm not too sure how i would go about checking the temperatures that the pc may have reached. I will check the fan blade tommorrow. Not too sure if it was definitly the fan. sure sounded like it. And it has not happened since.
As i mentioned in my 1st post, would it be possible that a printer driver could have caused my problem. My pc can't communicate with the printer and won't allow me to load the drivers that were supplied with it. The printer model is Dell 725 FI. Any ideas