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CPU fan failing to start on boot sometimes

I have a fairly old desktop, which I like to use a fair bit over my newer PC's however sometimes on boot, the CPU fan fails to start. I had this problem previously, and I simply bought a new fan. I ...
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Why does the fan spin up to high speed momentarily when the computer is starting?

On many computers, when the computer is turned on (even before POST), the fan spins up to high speed momentarily, then settles down to normal operating speed. This appears to be normal, but why is ...
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PC won't power on due to graphics card loop

One day when I decided to turn on my PC, something strange happened. All the fans were running, but I had a blank screen. I then heard my graphics card's (ATi 5770) fan go in to a loop, turning on for ...
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Is it normal for a Dell Inspiron 530 to have is fan to spin up 3 times before it POSTS?

I picked up an used Dell 530 desktop. It seems to work, but it has an odd pattern of powering up the case fan (which might be faulty - it sounds like a jet engine) 3 times, while blinking the power ...
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Intel Server System SR1630GP - Fan speed and noise proble m

I have a problem with a newly acquired SR1630GP. Fans won't slow down after boot. As expected, they start at full speed during startup, but keep at this rate even after the OS properly launched. I ...
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Fan Error on Lenovo R61

Problem Since the last two days, my Lenovo R61 is giving me a "Fan Error" message during boot, after showing which, it powers down. It does so for 3-4 boot attempts, and after a bit of tapping and ...
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I have a new problem with a Dell Dimension 2400 PC. Until yesterday or the day before, it was working fine, but today when I press the power button the light on the power button turns yellow instead ...