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Windows 7: Pc wont boot unless i try to re-insert the cpu fan

28 Oct 2013   #1
Lightwind

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit x64
 
 
Pc wont boot unless i try to re-insert the cpu fan

Hi i got a problem with my PC, It doesn't boot, i hear no beeping sound, although the fans are moving. However everytime i remove the Cpu fan and re-inserting and switch the power on then it starts to boot and all is ok.
annoyingly it started to occur frequently, sometimes my pc boots fine but on the next boot then the problem surfaces. i really dont know whats going on ? Help is so much appreciated.


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28 Oct 2013   #2
archer

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Hi Lightwind,

Well, normally you should not remove CPU fan on regular basis. But, if that is how your PC is booting then, may I know when you put the fan back do you apply the silver paste. Because it might be, that the fan does not fits properly and due to overheating of the CPU it stops the system to start.

I will suggest to apply the silver paste and fit the fan and connect all the cables properly and then try to boot it.

Keep us posted.
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28 Oct 2013   #3
Sir George

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lightwind View Post
Hi i got a problem with my PC, It doesn't boot, i hear no beeping sound, although the fans are moving. However everytime i remove the Cpu fan and do re-inserting and switch the power on then it starts to boot and all is fine.
annoyingly it started to occur frequently, sometimes my pc boots fine but on the next boot then the problem surfaces. i really dont know whats going on ? Help is so much appreciated.
Are you actually "removing" the fan or disconnecting the wires?
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28 Oct 2013   #4
Lightwind

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit x64
 
 

@Sir George - Nope, there were no wires disconnected just the fan dislodging from the cpu and re-inserting it back.

@Archer - i haven't tried adding silver paste yet but i'll try your suggestion. thanks
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28 Oct 2013   #5
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lightwind View Post
@Sir George - Nope, there were no wires disconnected just the fan dislodging from the cpu and re-inserting it back.
To me that sounds like the heatsink/fan (HSF) is not properly attached...
Some HSFs can be difficult to get attached correctly...
A properly installed Heatsink or fan should not become "dislodged" and need re-inserting...
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28 Oct 2013   #6
YoYo155

Windows 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lightwind View Post
Hi i got a problem with my PC, It doesn't boot, i hear no beeping sound, although the fans are moving. However everytime i remove the Cpu fan and re-inserting and switch the power on then it starts to boot and all is ok.
annoyingly it started to occur frequently, sometimes my pc boots fine but on the next boot then the problem surfaces. i really dont know whats going on ? Help is so much appreciated.
This sounds very odd to me I must say, I think something else is at play here.

What is the exact ritual you're performing when removing the fan and reseating it?
I can only imagine (and hope!) that you're disconnecting the PC from the wall?
that might be a factor.

It sounds like a memory / PSU issue to me, rather then anything else at the moment.

Did you try testing the RAM?
Download HWinfo (select the appropriate version 32bit (x86) / or 64bit)
and post a screenshot of the sensors window.
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28 Oct 2013   #7
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

Good way to smoke a CPU. Intel processors will throttle to save themselves. AMD, not so much. They'll run until they melt. Best get a heatsink that fits and mounts correctly.
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28 Oct 2013   #8
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

If the motherboard detects that the CPU fan is not turning (speed sensor) it may prevent a power up (post) to prevent damaging the CPU or motherboard. If it was me I'd replace the fan /heat sink assembly. New thermal past won't hurt but if the fan or speed sensor is intermittent or defective it won't help. I think I would reseat the CPU in its socket too. Don't forget to take precautions against electrostatic discharge.
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28 Oct 2013   #9
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
If the motherboard detects that the CPU fan is not turning (speed sensor) it may prevent a power up (post) to prevent damaging the CPU or motherboard. If it was me I'd replace the fan /heat sink assembly. New thermal past won't hurt but if the fan or speed sensor is intermittent or defective it won't help. I think I would reseat the CPU in its socket too. Don't forget to take precautions against electrostatic discharge.
I agree with the fan not turning or being detected as a possible problem. The bearings on fans do wear out, and it's also not uncommon to get a defective one. I would replace the heatsink/fan as well, just to be safe.
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28 Oct 2013   #10
Lightwind

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit x64
 
 

Thank you everyone for replying,

So far my pc survived its 5th boot (normal booting) since i posted here. But to be sure i'll try your suggestion replacing the CPU fan and i hope it solves the problem, luckily my friend here has a spare with the same model. I'll report back ifsoever the problem persist.

Thanks again!
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