|thanks for the reply .. this is a dell xps 210/dimension 9200c desktop|
all fans are free and clear of dirt and dust and the HD fan moves freely as well. I tested the fan in another pc and it works fine but isnt working at all in my system.
I am now having issues with getting winxp to start up. my fiance had been guiding me via the phone as he went to school for this stuff and is a pc geek himself and believes my motherboard is failing or has failed. i cant get system set up to open up after windows apparently was installed and the pc rebooted. i get the hard drive fan failure message and then i also get a floppy diskette seek failure and i dont have a floppy disk drive. I have tried to use the dell diagnostics disk but if i hit f1 to continue, i get a press any key to start from cd/dvd which is my dell diagnostics and utility disk, i get an error message that says batch file F:\DOSMENU.BAT is missing. this is a similar issue i had with the original hd and one of the reasons i bought a new hd. my pc froze and after restarting it .. windows wouldn't load up at all except instead of a hard drive fan failure message i was getting a "no boot device available" message
the fan isnt turning on at all as I have the new drive and fan exposed so I can see if it even runs. after a few mins the top of the HD is hot to the touch.
i am praying i don't have to replace my motherboard since the fan is controlled by the motherboard.