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fan failure message on startup

This minor annoyance refers to a brand-new (4 days old) M58p.


About 50% of the time, a startup attempt produces two short beeps and an error screen after the POST, stating that there is a fan failure.  However, the fan is running at this time.  If I do nothing, the error screen clears and the machine reports that it cannot find the operating system.  If I press <F2>, it sometimes goes to the operating system, sometimes not. 


The other 50% of the time, the startup is normal, no beeps, no error screen.


This reminds me of a problem that I had with an IBM X41 about 7 years ago.  It would intermittently fail to find the operating system on startup.  Tech support told me at that time that it was a known problem and that it would go away with time.  It did.  It grew less frequent over several months until it reached a point where it rarely occurred.


Does anyone know anything about the new problem (the M58p)?



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Registered: ‎12-19-2008
Location: Australia, Melbourne
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Re: fan failure message on startup

or sometimes it is a bios problem, if it is a new computer, i would suggest you talk to the Lenovo Technical Support in your country, and see whether they can fix it or exchange the desktop. 




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Re: fan failure message on startup

Thanks, lead_org.  I also suspect a BIOS problem.  I had decided to call tech support but, unfortunately, here in US that is a long, complex process involved 3 or 4 people.  But I will be working on it.