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CPU FAN - Win 10 - HP mini tower

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On start-up, blue screen appears & says "cpu fan not working (blah,blah) will shut down in 15 seconds or press any key". I press "any key" and boot continues. When sign-on screen appears, you can hear a fan start. Seconds later you can't hear the fan any more but the computer works fine. Runs for hours editing pictures, music, creating, recording & editing videos - no other problems, no more messages.

After getting this message a few times, I took the PC out and removed the side panel and blew out the dust with my compressor, problem persists.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6700T CPU @ 2.80GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 94 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 12115 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 530, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 1851 GB (1552 GB Free); D: 10 GB (6 GB Free); H: 2794 GB (138 GB Free);
Motherboard: HP, 81B4
Antivirus: Norton 360, Enabled and Updated
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Remove the side cover. Pw ON and check if the fan is in fact not running. If so, replace the fan or just replace the complete cooler.
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