Welcome guest. Before posting on our computer help forum, you must register. Click here it's easy and free.

Author Topic: how to disable hard driver fan  (Read 8857 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Slayer666

  • Guest
how to disable hard driver fan
« on: March 02, 2011, 06:38:48 PM »
hi, my hard drive fan went and i need to disable it in my bios.
it says:
Alert! hard drive fan failure. Strike the F1 key to continue, F2 to run the setup utility.

I have a Dimension 9200c

Vista
4gb ram
cpu 2.13 intel

thanks a lot guys. :)

jason2074



    Egghead
  • It doesn't matter.
  • Thanked: 216
  • Experience: Beginner
  • OS: Windows 7
Re: how to disable hard driver fan
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2011, 10:53:37 PM »
It may not be a HD fan but a CPU/Heatsink Fan attached over that needed to be replaced. How many CPU tower fans being used and have you tried reinserting them?
« Last Edit: March 02, 2011, 11:15:08 PM by jason2074 »

Slayer666

  • Guest
Re: how to disable hard driver fan
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2011, 03:53:15 AM »
its the hd fan not the cpu fan.

Carbon Dudeoxide

  • Global Moderator

  • Mastermind
  • Thanked: 166
    • Yes
    • Yes
    • Yes
  • Certifications: List
  • Computer: Specs
  • Experience: Expert
  • OS: Windows 7
Re: how to disable hard driver fan
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2011, 04:13:36 AM »
Hard Drive fan failure? Interesting...

It sounds like you are trying to follow this advice:
http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/desktop/f/3514/p/19286795/19689895.aspx

If your hard drive has a fan, disabling it will not solve the problem. It will just increase the potential for damage.

Do you have experience opening up the side of your computer and physically interacting with the hardware?

Slayer666

  • Guest
Re: how to disable hard driver fan
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2011, 08:41:18 AM »
yes I do have experience opening up the side of your computer and physically interacting with the hardware.
My HD Fan doesn't work... my question is without this fan can it lead to more problems. I always had hd without fans.... this computer is the first.

thanks  :)

soybean



    Genius

  • The first soybean ever to learn the computer.
  • Thanked: 415
  • Computer: Specs
  • Experience: Experienced
  • OS: Windows 7


Slayer666

  • Guest
Re: how to disable hard driver fan
« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2011, 09:29:17 AM »
replacing the fan is on the mind right now lol

will it give me hd issue if i don't?

the reason i ask is because this is the first pc i know that ever had a hd fan.

thanks :)

Carbon Dudeoxide

  • Global Moderator

  • Mastermind
  • Thanked: 166
    • Yes
    • Yes
    • Yes
  • Certifications: List
  • Computer: Specs
  • Experience: Expert
  • OS: Windows 7
Re: how to disable hard driver fan
« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2011, 09:31:29 AM »
Unplug it.

Slayer666

  • Guest
Re: how to disable hard driver fan
« Reply #8 on: March 03, 2011, 09:33:38 AM »
i did unplug the fan... will i still have hd issue without it  ???
i still get this error message with it unplug
thanks :)

soybean



    Genius

  • The first soybean ever to learn the computer.
  • Thanked: 415
  • Computer: Specs
  • Experience: Experienced
  • OS: Windows 7
Re: how to disable hard driver fan
« Reply #9 on: March 03, 2011, 09:38:57 AM »
I believe the answer regarding a possible heat issue is that it depends on the air circulation in your computer case without the hard drive fan.  How many fans are inside your computer and what's their air flow direction?  Typically, any fan in front of the computer draws air in and fan(s) on back are pointed outward to move warm air out of the case. 

Also, removing the non-functioning hard drive fan may be the best approach since it's presence might be a slight obstruction to air flow around the hard drive.

Also, you might install HWMonitor and see whether it give you a hard drive temperature reading.  I've used it on my Windows 7 system and it works well. 


Slayer666

  • Guest
Re: how to disable hard driver fan
« Reply #10 on: March 03, 2011, 09:47:22 AM »
i'm going to buy a new hd fan so it will remove the error message and no heat issues... the tower is thin so i do need more air flow.
I'll let you know if everthing went ok.
Thanks everbody! :)
« Last Edit: March 03, 2011, 09:57:56 AM by Slayer666 »

Slayer666

  • Guest
Re: how to disable hard driver fan
« Reply #11 on: March 07, 2011, 05:26:49 PM »
The fan works now but i still get the error... what gives  >:(

Thanks

BC_Programmer


    Mastermind
  • Typing is no substitute for thinking.
  • Thanked: 845
    • Yes
    • Yes
    • BC-Programming.com
  • Certifications: List
  • Computer: Specs
  • Experience: Beginner
  • OS: Windows 7
Re: how to disable hard driver fan
« Reply #12 on: March 07, 2011, 08:15:19 PM »
The fan works now but i still get the error... what gives  >:(

Thanks

Did you connect the fan to the HD FAN header on the motherboard, or is it a Molex plug?

Either way, Hard Drives don't generally come with fans, they are installed afterwards, and therefore are usually completely unnecessary. (If they were necessary then the HD manufacturers would include one- which they don't.)

Right now my HDs are hovering around 71 degrees. I haven't had a problem with any of them.

Also, you could simply disable the message in the CMOS setup, I think.
I was trying to dereference Null Pointers before it was cool.

Slayer666

  • Guest
Re: how to disable hard driver fan
« Reply #13 on: March 09, 2011, 07:46:21 AM »
  HD FAN header is connected to the hd itself on the motherboard.
in the bios configuration... i don't see it at all unless i miss it and i look like a 100 times.

Thanks  :P

patio

  • Moderator


  • Guru
  • Maud' Dib
  • Thanked: 1401
    • Yes
  • Experience: Beginner
  • OS: Windows 7
Re: how to disable hard driver fan
« Reply #14 on: March 09, 2011, 04:29:07 PM »
  HD FAN header is connected to the hd itself on the motherboard.
in the bios configuration... i don't see it at all unless i miss it and i look like a 100 times.

Thanks  :P

How is it connected to the HDD ? ?
Be more specific.
   
"
All generalizations are false, including this one.  "