I have an HP Pavilion 515 using Windows XP. First of all, I followed the instructions given by HP on updating my BIOS and after rebooting i got the following error message:
Error: CPU fan failed
Have system serviced immediately
Press F2 to continue to boot
Otherwise, system will power down in 5 seconds
I looked at the fans and both appear to be working just fine. I tried the F2 key to continue the boot but before the system can enter "setup" the system shuts down.
I contacted HP and they gave me directions using the F11 key to disable the CPU Fan sensor but again the system powers down faster than the F11 keys can get me anywhere. HP now says that I must send it in for repair but my warranty period has expired. I would deeply appreciate any input on how I can get past this error message.