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Previous Fan Failure!

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#1 swift


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Posted 31 July 2006 - 08:12 AM

Sometimes when I boot up my computer it stops during the P.O.S.T. test and goes to a black screen with a sentence at the top stating: " BOOT: PREVIOUS FAN FAILURE! PRESS F1 TO CONTINUE OR PRESS F2 TO RUN UTILITY SETUP." I have a dell xps 400 and its a couple months old. It does sound a lot quieter than before so I am assuming that the fans are not working properly. I cracked her open and noticed that they are running but no where near as fast as they were when I first hooked it up. Please help, thanks!

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#2 joshrosh07


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Posted 17 September 2006 - 06:31 PM

have you looked in the Bios to see if the fans are acctually working. look at the cpu temp. someone else had a similar problem and went through the bios and changed something to do with the "Report Keyboard Errors" i have not looked into this, i am not sure if this has a setting to fix your problem, but its possible it might work. i guess it got rid of the screen that said the error. it might also be in your interest to look into getting a new fan if your cpu is over heating

#3 Gary335


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Posted 17 September 2006 - 06:33 PM

Make sure the fans don't have dust built up in them. This will cause them to slow down little by little until eventually they stop altogether.

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