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Sony Vaio Desktop Computer Hardware monitor found an error?

Ok so I have this Sony Vaio desktop computer. I installed Windows XP on the computer and this message has been coming up every time I start the comptuer up (Hardware Monitor found an error. Enter Power setup menu for more details) Well I did that and everything looks ok to me, and I also put everything in the menu on ignore, but still get that message when I start up the computer. I can press f1 every time but that gets annoying. Was wondering what I could do .

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  • billfellerma Jan 27, 2009

    Here is the info under Power hardware monitor.



    MB tempeature 28.5 C/83 F

    CPU Temp 41 C/105 F



    CPU Fan 4440 RPM's

    Power Fan N/A



    VCORE Voltage 1.7 V

    +3.3V Voltage 3.3V

    +5V Voltage 4.9V

    +12V Voltage 11.5V

    -12V Voltage -11.7V



    That is all it says in the Hardware monitor Menu



    I have a CD/RW drive and a DVD-RW drive those 2 are on the same IDE cable, then I have a hard drive that is on its own IDE cable. Other than that the only hardware that is connected to my computer is a modem and a video card. I am not using the modem I guess I could take that out and eliminate that, but I don't see it being that. Hope you can help



    Thank You

  • billfellerma Jan 27, 2009

    Hi Jaranya,



    Say I got it working I did what you said by unplugging the ide cables and everything. then I noticed that there was a fan type power cord coming off of the power supply and there was an open slot for it on the motherboard so I plugged it in there and now every thing seems to be working fine. Never ran in to that before with the fan power cord like that, anyway thank you for your help.




    Bill

  • Jarish Castañeda
    Jarish Castañeda May 11, 2010

    Now, try to unplug your IDE cables, printer cable, any hardwares that connect to your cpu. then replug them again. Also in your processor fan cable, unplug it then replug it again. Make sure it fits correctly. Mostly that error occurs when the cpu fan cable is loosen that's making the temperature not normal. Anyways, do you hear any beeping sounds while rebooting?

  • Jarish Castañeda
    Jarish Castañeda May 11, 2010

    Hi, please post here the informations of your Power Management Setup Menu in your bios. Are you using one cable for your Harddrive and your cddrive? or is your harddrive sata? and post here what hardwares connected to your computer.


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I have (PCV-RXG408)this Sony Vaio desktop computer. I installed Windows XP on the computer and this message has been coming up every time I start the comptuer up (Hardware Monitor found an error. Enter Power setup menu for more details) Well I did that and everything looks ok to me, and I also put everything in the menu on ignore, but still get that message when I start up the computer. I can press f1 every time but that gets annoying. Was wondering what I could do .

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Whts ur problem explain it

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SOURCE: I have (PCV-RXG408) this Sony Vaio desktop

This would be your power supply. I would suggest replacing it.

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