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nashnut

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I have an old - 2002 - computer which had numerous malware issues with a previous owner. I am now getting a message "alert, previous fan failure" when I turn it on. Is this a getting ready to croak message? Thanks
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If you would be so kind as to post what kind of specs are on this computer that would probably help us help you.


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Dell dimension dim4600 intel
Pent 4 cpu 2.66 ghz
512 ram
windows xp home 2002 sp 3
37 gig
3.8 free space
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Sounds like either a sensor went out OR someone replaced one of the fans.

Try this: press F2 for setup. once you're in setup there should be something that says 'Report keyboard errors'. Go there and use the arrow key to put "DO NOT report keyboard errors." That should work. Let me know if this works.

CAUTION YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE AN OVERHEAT WARNING

Hope this helps.

Jimmy H.

*Not sure if I should have posted this fix or not due to the fact that I am in Geek U but I work on hardware everyday lol*
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