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by trickspot / December 13, 2008 7:55 PM PST

Whenever I boot up my computer I get the message "Hardware Monitor found an error. Enter Power Setup menu for details." When I accessed the Power Setup menu, I found a screen which said Hardware Monitor, and this is what it said:
http://i36.tinypic.com/2iiej3o.jpg
I don't know what to make of this, so could someone explain to me exactly what is wrong and what I should do? This has been going on for a while and I haven't really gave any thought to it until now.

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Maybe
by Bob__B / December 13, 2008 10:58 PM PST
In reply to: Hardware Monitor

Do any of the shown values appear in red?

If not then a guess.
You have a fan that's slow to start.
The monitor is sensing the low rpm and giving the error.

By the time you get to the monitor the fan has come up to speed.

Fix....replace the fan.

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Chasis Fan?
by trickspot / January 8, 2009 9:00 AM PST
In reply to: Maybe

Sorry for the late reply, I was told that the problem might be because of my mother board battery, since I know for some time my system time was always way off whenever I booted up my computer. Well I finally got around to changing it, but that didn't solve the problem. Although, now I did find that in the hardware monitor screen, the Chassis Fan Speed value was red, but I don't know which of the fans in my computer is the chassis fan. Below is a link to a picture I took of the inside of my computer. I've found and numbered three fans, so if someone can help me distinguish which one is the chassis fan, it would be greatly appreciated:
http://i40.tinypic.com/do42ex.jpg
Although the third fan I'm guessing is not the chassis, since I think it's connected to my hard drive.

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Guess
by Bob__B / January 8, 2009 8:44 PM PST
In reply to: Chasis Fan?

Since I can't tell much from that pic.

A chassis fan is used for general purpose cooling of the innards.

If a fan is mounted on a heatsink or a component...I would doubt it's a chassis fan.

#3...unknown....can't tell what that is cooling.

#2...seems to be mounted on a heatsink...doubt that is a chassis fan.

#1...seems to be mounted on the case...I suspect that is a chassis fan.

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