I am new in this forum, and although I looked for a previous post similar, I didn't find. I hope someone might have an idea:
I was trying earlier to replace one of my 1TB hard drives with a 2TB hard drive.
After the replacement, when I started my computer, I got an error:
"CPU Fan Error"
"Press F1 to resume"
I pressed F1 and the computer logged in.
I could see the new 2TB hard drive, but another HD, of 1TB disappeared.
After rechecking that the reason for the error was not any disconnected cable, I switched the new 2TB back to the previous 1TB, and all was well again. I could see all my HD as always.
My MB is ASUS P5QL-E
CPU: E8400 3Ghz
Hard drives (all WD):
1 x 400 GB
2 x 500 GB
2 X 1 TB (one of which I wanted to replace with the 2TB
Power supply is 500
Can anyone try help me with figuring which component is affected and whether I can "enhance" it?
I can replace cables or hard drives, but basically, I am clueless when it comes to "real" hardware, or BIOS, etc.
So, if anyone thinks I should look into something, please tell me how to.
I formatted the new one, via a box connected with eSata.
The system had no problem with it, and the format was clean of errors.
Also, when I tried to connect it directly to the MB, (as I still wish to do), it was recognized w/o problems.
It was another which got disconnected.
Bear in mind that when I switched back to the original way (removed the 2TB), it's all working fine.
ok, I'va recently had similar problems with my gf's system, but her hd was the only one hooked into the pc, randomly wouldnt see the hd, I've gone through same fault finding route swapping hdds etc but in the end I replaced the cmos battery and it seems to have sorted it, long shot but it might be your problem too if all else is checking out fine
Im surprised no-one else has jumped in with advice by now tho lol
Another idea could be to start off removing all your drives except the operating system one and then installing them one by one.
It may be that your psu isnt putting enough power out as well to support all the drives
Only reason I said to take all drives out is to sort of fault find,
I am thinking its your psu (Power supply Unit) though as I mentioned in last post, not sure why it would come up as a cpu error, could be the drives are sucking so much power theres not enough for the other requirements?