How come my NV79 Gateway laptop is working hard and using power even when I am doing nothing on it?

by on March 30, 2013

Q: The fan on my NV79 Gateway laptop is all of a sudden working hard when I’m not doing anything that requires a lot of power. It is getting very hot. But I’m afraid to take it apart, so I dunno what to do.


One Response to “How come my NV79 Gateway laptop is working hard and using power even when I am doing nothing on it?”
  1.  
    Picked as best answer

    Check Windows Task Manager to see if any programs are actively using your CPU when you’re not doing anything.

    If you’ve never used it before: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/323527