computer wont start up ??

  hubdean 16:27 18 Jun 2008

I have a advent computer win xp home 300gb
Since updating with service pack 3 my computer wont start up first go.
it will start up 2nd or 3rd .

Now is it the computer playing up or the up date?
i have reset the computer.
but it made no diffrance?

  chub_tor 16:41 18 Jun 2008

Could you please explain what you mean by

" i have reset the computer.
but it made no diffrance?"

What exactly did you do?

  hubdean 16:44 18 Jun 2008

Have restored back to factory settings

  chub_tor 16:58 18 Jun 2008

If you have restored the PC back to its factory settings by using a restore disc then it will have reverted back to the condition it was in when you first bought it and it will have wiped all your data files such as documents and photos.

If as you say you updated to Service Pack 3 then it was either supplied with SP1 or SP2 so if it is still not starting up first time then it is a hardware problem and not a software one.

Just as a question why did you not just uninstall SP3 if you thought that was the problem?

  hubdean 17:02 18 Jun 2008

i was going to restore it any way.
i do every so often.

  hubdean 17:04 18 Jun 2008

Must be hardware it just went off because we had a power cut. took 5 goes to get it back.

  Technotiger 17:06 18 Jun 2008

Why ?? If it aint broke, don't fix it!

All it needs in normal everyday use, is a little bit of disk maintenance as is so often mentioned in this forum.

  Technotiger 17:08 18 Jun 2008

Ah, hmmm, first time you have mentioned Power Cut!

  hubdean 17:21 18 Jun 2008

power gone off three times to day
last time computer was on

  hubdean 17:45 18 Jun 2008

click here

Dont know if i posted it right

  hubdean 18:25 18 Jun 2008

how do i boot to the bios win xp home
like to take a look

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