Meez: How do I stop them please?
Meez: I got this off another forum:
When you did a reboot, did you also turn PC off at the mains?
The fact that you say "it displayed ASUS P5k screen" (enable full logo screen has been enabled) and "I had to press F2 to get it going" "settings not being correct" (BIOS has reset). Also "Driver Software installation" tells me that hardware previously disabled in BIOS has been enabled allowing Windows to "see it" and the fans getting noisier will be to do with ASUS QFan settings in BIOS which would have changed from low noise to default.
Any idea how to get back to normal?
Meez: Thanks for the help. I went into BIOS and enabled the fan control and it's back to being quiet again. I will check the fans myself tomorrow.
I rebooted from the front of the computer, didn't touch the back or the mains. There was a scan going at the time which I was trying to cancel. When I did, everything froze.