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previous fan failure message on Dell Model 8250 under XP


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jsullivan33403

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Hi Everyone

I am getting a message on start up of "previous fan failure" on a Dell Model 8250 under XP. Does anyone know how to get rid of it.

It is apparently not on the HD as I put another HD in and still got the message

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In your Computer when you open it up how many fans do you see, your message could be related to a case fan which helps the air flow or it could be for your CPU fan which you need if you do not want your cpu to burn of overheating.

Find out as soon as possible which fans is not working and replace it.
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Hi Alzeimer

The problem is the fan was REPLACED, but the message "previous fan failure" comes up telling me that there had been a failure - the new fan is working perfectly, but I do not know how to get rid of the message.

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Was it replaced by the the same kind of fan with the same pin connections, if a 3 or 4 pin connection you need the same fan with the same amount of wires on it (3 or 4)

You can also check in your BIOS Settings to see if you have the option to HALT ON ALL ERRORS or NO ERRORS if you do try to put it on NO ERRORS or only KEYBOARD ERROR if you have that option, this might stop showing you your annoying message (usually Dells are limited in their BIOS options but worth to check)
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