My laptop (Dell Inspiron 600 m / Windows XP) gets very hot (except the battery portion). Till a few months back, the fan would start running within an hour of switching on. However, I haven't heard the fan sound (or noise) for months. Is there a way (software trigger etc ) to find out if it's working without getting the laptop manually inspected ?
Also, I have been facing 100% CPU usage problem. Are these two related ?
Thanks in advance for any suggestions.