My grandfather's Windows XP SP3 HP M270N pc had it's 3 pin cpu fan fail. The pc store didn't have a 3 pin fan that would connect to the mb like the original fan so I bought one that would connect to the power supply instead of the mother board and it runs fine. The pc will not load XP automatically where I have to press the F2 button to bypass the automatic shutdown since the system still believes it has no cpu fan.
Can this be fixed so that XP will load automatically without the pc trying to shutdown and my grandfather having to press F2 every time he wants to boot it?
Edited by hamluis, 02 November 2013 - 09:12 PM.
Moved from XP to Internal Hardware - Hamluis.