Hi - I have a problem with the above. I couldn't close an open email or Outlook, the screen just flicked into Standby. I couldn't shut down the normal way, via the Start button nor would Task Manager stay on the screen long enough for me to close the prgramme and I eventually turned off with the switch. I hadn't been doing anything beforehand either.
There is no POST, no beeps, a black screen, can't start in Safe mode and have the feeling it could be serious - can someone soothe my shattered nerves, please? It's XP, by the way.
The fans are on, as is the printer. The hard drive light is on (but not moving), as well as the power switch and one of the two external drives - not sure why the second one isn't, though. So presumably this means the power is ok?