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CPU Fan not installed and a continuous sound

A message that CPU Fan not installed and a continuous sound but fans are running

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The proccessor is treatened of over heat

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Blue screen windows xp

A computer locking up or freezing is often is caused by a software related issue. If you're encountering lockups when the computer is opening a particular program, make sure you have all the latest updates for that program. You can find the latest updates for your software through the software developer or publisher.Software related issue
Driver related issue A computer lock up can also be caused by drivers. For example, if there is an issue that exists with your video drivers a computer could lock up while playing a game or displaying any other video.
First make sure no errors exist in the Windows Device Manager. This can be done by opening the Device Manager and verifying that no "Other Devices" are listed and no device has any exclamation mark or red X.
Next, make sure you have the latest drivers for all major devices in your computer (video, sound, modem, and network). A listing of driver related pages as well as driver related help can be found on our drivers page.
Operating system related issue Make sure your operating system has all of the latest updates installed on it.
Heat related issue If the computer processor is getting too hot it can cause the computer to freeze. If you have heard any abnormal noises coming from your computer recently such as a high squealing, this could indicate a fan may be failing in your computer.
You can first start by verifying the fan on the power supply is working by examining the back of the computer and seeing if the fan is moving and moving smoothly. For all other fans in the computer you need to either open the computer and make sure the fan are working (processor fan and case fan) or if the computer monitors the RPM of the fans, enter CMOS setup and make sure the BIOS does not report any errors.
Users may also be able to determine how hot their computer is by onboard thermal sensors. If your computer comes equipped with these sensors, make sure your CPU is not running too hot.
Hardware issue Caution: Some of the steps below require you open your computer. While in the computer, be cautious of ESD.
In addition to software, hardware can also cause a computer to lock. If you have recently added any new hardware into the computer, temporarily remove it to make sure it is not the cause of your issue.
Before attempting to remove any hardware, make sure the computer has no conflicts in Device Manager.
If you have not recently installed any new hardware into the computer, the next best solution to determining if this is a hardware issue would be remove any hardware on the computer that is not needed. For example, remove your modem, network card, sound card, and any other expansion cards that are not needed for the computer to operate. Run the computer without these cards to see if they are the cause of your issue.
Serious issue with Windows If you have tried all the above recommendations and the computer continues to frequently lock up, its possible that Windows may be seriously corrupt. Try running through the basic troubleshooting steps for your version of Windows on our basic troubleshooting page. If these additional steps do not resolve your issue, we suggest you backup all information and erase and reinstall Windows.
Hardware failure If after reinstalling your operating system, or during the installation of your operating system, your computer turns off abnormally, it is very likely that other hardware is failing in the computer. Often this is RAM, CPU, Motherboard, or Power Supply (in that order).
If you have extra available parts or have a friend or co-worker with a similar configuration that is willing to allow you to test their hardware in your computer, try swapping these parts to determine if they are at fault. Otherwise, you need to have the computer serviced.

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System is running but no sound

You want sound to system when system running?the sound of computer is produced by the fan inside there was no sound that is good to your system.

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My computer keeps turning off i not sure what happening with it my hard drvie is fine and power supply but you see the fan that keeps it cool well i don't know but the cpu is a hp with window 7 and...

do you mean 1gb of this is not a ram issue ,sounds more like overheating or cpu fan is old is pc and have you clean the fans since owning it.Its a common problem .where do you keep your pc tower ,if on the floor then you may find your fans for your cpu,power,graphic are coated in dust,and you may find your fans are overheat due to the weight add and no Im not joking .try clean your fans and cpu cooler fins.don't use a vacuum cleaner like some people do as you can damage your chip-sets on your motherboard .buy a can of compressed air from pc store and make shore the fans dont spin when clean as it can short your cpu,graphics card.cpu fan clean gentle with cotton bud.if this does not work try replace your cpu fan. hope this helps let me know how you get on. ..............DT

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Hi, I have ECS mobo and its powering on but after 20 minutes it will shut off by itself or hang then when i tried to power it back on, the cpu will not turn on but it seems the fan is moving a bit just...

Your CPU Fan is faulty or not functioning properly. This probably is due to overheating of the CPU, and the System Unit will shutdown to prevent further damage to your Mainboard. Replace the CPU Fan.

Hope it helps.

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Sometimes Fan Error Caption shows during start up. By pressing Esc the computer starts normally.

Hi! that indicates malfunction in your cpu fan. either the system fan attached to the processor is stuck or other system fan/s installed on your cpu casing were stuck. two reasons: it needs to be oiled or it needs to be cleaned from a massive dirt around the fan. you can use WD-40 lubricant spray to grease on the motor or use a paint brush to clean the dust/dirt. make sure that the power is off before you get into the motherboard to clean the fan/s to avoid static current that may damage the board, hard drive/s etc... Hope this helps have fun.

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My laptop is working during safe mode but during normal setting it always shutdown. what maybe the problem and what is hte possible solution?


There are many different reasons why a computer will randomly shut down but we'll start with the 2 most common one's.

First of all is the laptop getting unusually hot at all? Laptops can shut themselves down to prevent damage to the components if they overheat. If so get a can of compressed air and clean the slots and the CPU fan.

Secondly corrupt registry enteries can also cause problems. I recommend that you download CCleaner and use this usefull little program to clean the registry (make sure you back the registry up when it asks you to or it will not clean the registry properly) I also recommend you use the cleaner to clear any temporary files just incase there is something in the temp files causing shutdown.

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I have a desktop PC, Gateway 5472. I am running Windows Vista, and a variety of productivity suites. It has a 500 GB hard drive, and 4 MB of RAM. My computer has an unusual which has...

Hi, Well looks to me a problem with either your Fan (or cooling system) or RAM (memory). If your machine shuts down itself (without restarting) most probably the Processor cooling procedure has failed. Without a warning the System will shut down immediately to avoid any damage to the Processor.
  • Have you experienced a 100% CPU usage? You can check it using your Task Manager.
  • Have you checked your System Temperature? If your System has a built-in Temperature monitor use it. Or you can check it using the BIOS. It has a location which displays System Parameters. Monitor the temperature. That has to be the problem.
  • Check your fan. If it has been damaged it will not be able to function as expected.
  • Make sure your power supply is able to provide enough power to the CPU Fan and other devices.
  • Make sure you fan has no loose connections.
  • Make sure that its clean.
  • If you have problems visible with your fan, please replace it.

  • Make sure that your Processor has no loose connections. Its must be installed to the slot or socket properly. The heat sink must be installed properly.
  • Make sure your power supply has no internal leakage or extensive heat.

  • If your machine Restarts without shutting down:
  • Most probably an Issue with your RAM or Hard Disk (or an Operating System Problem has been detected).
  • If it launches Windows Repair Process it might be a problem with one of these devices and / or the OS as well rather than CPU.

  • You can use the Event Viewer to check for System Related errors. What you have to do is type Run in the search box in the Start Menu, hit enter then.
  • In the Run box, Eventvwr.msc and hit enter.
  • Go to System category and check for Errors. (Red X mark represents errors).
  • Read the description and try to check whether an error is logged. If so please post it here for further assistance.
  • You may need some hardware knowledge to perform these tasks (except the Event Viewer and BIOS check). If you do not have any experience please take the machine to a tech.
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When troubleshooting a computer you have to first determine if the problem is hardware or software. As you've done a restore on your computer and replaced the software then you have ruled the problem of software as not being the problem. As you state that it will come on for 2 minutes before going off I would hazzard to guess that it may be a heat problem. You need to check the fans in the power supply, the CPU and the video card and ensure that they are running and running fairly fast. Try turning the fans when the computer is off and ensure that the bearings aren't tight. You should also check and make sure that the CPU fan is securely clamped down tight against the CPU. If one side or another becomes loose, it won't cool the CPU adequately. Most AMD processors will burst into flames if the CPU fan fails however Intel processors sometimes will continue to run although at a decreased speed. I would lean more towards this being a power supply problem. You didn't mention what kind of emachine you have so I can't be more specific in ways of finding problems. Desktops and notebooks are different animals.

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It may be overheating or the power supply may be failing.

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