flashing yellow bar on startup

  zoobie 19:48 29 Apr 06
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I'm starting to get an alternating amber and yellow flashing bar aross the middle of my screen right as bios is starting on startup. Then, the computer shuts off. After several attempts, it will finally start up. What's this a warning of? Thanks

  Methedrine 20:35 29 Apr 06

Don't know unless you tell us a bit more about your PC.

What make of PC, which mobo, which chip, how much memory, which OS?

  mentalguy66 21:08 29 Apr 06

if the bar has any text, u have a virus.

  zoobie 23:24 29 Apr 06

I just noticed the bar says "CPU fan has failed and will overheat" or somesuch. I think I'd better get in there and take a look...Seems too quiet now that I think about it.

  The Spires 23:27 29 Apr 06

It may be full of gunge underneath the fan on the heatsink,

  zoobie 23:56 29 Apr 06

I just got in there and wiped most of the grunge away but it makes a noise then slows way down. I'll have to order another one. Any tips for a AMD 2600 Athlon fan while we're at it?
Thanks

  zoobie 00:07 30 Apr 06

Forget it...I found some online at a reputable place. Thanks

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