...the CPU fan yet.. That's the probable culprit.
Here's just one link about the issue:
Or if you're SURE the CPU fan is functioning correctly, try pressing the F2 key when the error is displayed, then enter the CMOS settings and disable the "Report Keyboard Errors" setting.
Hope this helps.
I had a virus recently, which I removed with the help of your lovely moderators. Ever since then, I've been getting a blank screen that says "Alert! Previous Fan Failure F1 to continue F2 to go to setup" when I start up my comp.
I've just been going to F1 and starting up for the past week or so. It's annoying but more importantly, I don't want to fry my comp by ignoring it.
I checked the back of my comp and there is air coming out and not much noise so I think my fan is working.
I went to BIOS and tried to clear my event log which was suggested somewhere else but it still brings me to the F1/F2 screen.
I saw another suggestion to just set BIOS to stop reporting keyboard errors but that doesn't seem like such a hot idea.
Is there any way that the virus attack did something to my system that I haven't removed? Do I need to replace my fan? Or is it okay to set not to report keyboard errors?
I have a Dell Dimsension 8200, running Windows XP Home, about 4 years old (Intel(R) 4 CPU 2.00GHz, 1.99 GHz, 256 MB of RAM)
Thanks in advance for your help.