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CaptainAndy
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Fan noisy / cycles every 5 seconds, 17-y 0000 series laptop - bios update suggested, bios page fails

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Have a pavillion 17" notebook, has bios version F.05, but the fan cycles every 5 seconds or so spinning up to max then slowing again.  Someone suggested a newer bios might help.  The fan is blowing air (and is cool) but have occasionally had a fan failure msg on boot.

I went thru the help pages got the Prduct No and Bios version, but when I click the link to the BIOS support pages I get an error page not found

 

 

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WAWood
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@CaptainAndy 

I'm sorry, but HP only warranties their PCs for usage with the OS that comes preinstalled.

IF you replace that with a Linux distro, or add a Linux distro, then you assume full responsibility for maintaining that -- including solving any problems with booting the other OS and/or installing the other OS.

Your best bet for support now is to contact the support forum of the distro you are using.

Good Luck

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CaptainAndy
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The BIOS is independent to the Operating System - Its the same BIOS whether you run Windows NT, XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10 or Ubuntu, Mint, Fedora

Just looking for a newer version than F.05 but I get a page error on support link - the file for flashing the BIOS would be the same one to fix a Windows variant system, downloaded to a thumb drive...

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