1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Laptop error, and virus on desktop

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by jtheod, Mar 5, 2007.

  1. jtheod

    jtheod Member

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2006
    Messages:
    55
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    If I have an infected desktop, will a fresh install of Windows clear it out?? Next question, I have a Gateway laptop, and get the a 02FA 'CPU FAN ERROR'. The fan keeps running, but it can't get to windows. It tells me to shut down and restart. Does this mean I need a new fan?? If so are they hard to install??
     
  2. SkyLynx

    SkyLynx Member

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2002
    Messages:
    53
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    1) Yes, a fresh install of Windows will clear out any viruses (unless they're in the bios or MBR - not likely though).
    2) From what I've read, you'll need to send it in to Gateway to be repaired - roughly $300. Not worth it in my opinion. For another couple hundred, you could have a brand new machine.

    I've also heard of flashing the bios (at your own risk) to circumvent the warning.
     

Share This Page