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Computer won't startup

By Scott D
Dec 27, 2010
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  1. When I power up the computer, it says that the cpu fan is not running and shuts down. While this seems like a nice safety feature, the fan is most definitely running.
    Is there a way to bypass this, and more importantly, a way to figure out why it thinks the fan is not working?
    This is my Son-in-law's HP Media center computer. I can get more specs from him if I need to post those.
    Thanks for any responses.
  2. Scott D

    Scott D TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I went and got the computer and brought it home. I bypassed the shutdown by hitting F2. And now rebooting doesn't seem to be a problem.
    My question now is, should I worry about the aforementioned problem?
  3. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,979   +71

    Test your power supply with a digital multimeter.

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