check the monitor cable is properly connected. Do you see the POST test details on the screen when the computer starts, and what are you trying to boot from, a floppy disk or cd-rom? If you put in the XP home cd it should boot from there and let you reinstall.
I'm not trying to boot from a floppy or CD. Just want the PC to start from stand by. I don't have an XP CD 'cos its' an OEM version. Just have restore disks., and having just re-formatted, I don't want to do it again 'cos it takes forever!!
PC works fine apart from not starting from stand by. It will only restart from shutdown. I normally leave it on stand by so it starts faster. All software is re-installed and working normally as far as i can tell. I reformatted 'cos I hadn't done it for about 12 months, and the PC was getting slow.
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