***Warning: H/W Monitor Status Abnormal *** 3.3V = 3.8-3.9

By smokewater
Nov 30, 2007
  1. When I boot my computer up I get the following message:
    ***Warning: H/W Monitor Status Abnormal ***
    Please enter the setup to check voltage, fan speed or temperature status.
    I enter the setup and notice the only thing not normal in read. It reads:
    3.3V Voltage = 3.8 (it fluctuates from 3.8-3.9)
    All I know is this must not be good and I was wondering if anyone could help me fix this. Also, this may be an unrelated problem, but my computer has been making a really annoying clicking sound lately that seems to start and stop at random times throughout the day.
  2. smokewater

    smokewater TS Rookie Topic Starter

    My computer just rebooted for no apparent reason. Here is the error log I got after I logged back in.
    BCCode : 9c BCP1 : 00000004 BCP2 : 805461F0 BCP3 : B2000000
    BCP4 : 00070F0F OSVer : 5_1_2600 SP : 2_0 Product : 768_1
  3. Cinders

    Cinders TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 872   +12

    Clicking usually means your hard drive is about to die. The voltage is most likely a problem with your power source. You might want to test that theory with a friends PSU before your purchase a new one.
  4. smokewater

    smokewater TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks for the warning on the hard drive thing. I think I have a psu I can test out, I will let you know if that helps any. Also, is there any way to tell which hard of my hds are having problems because I cant seem to pinpoint anything by listening and looking around with the cover off.
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