When I try to start my computer after it has been shut down it will not start i.e I get the busy light for a minute or so then nothing but the power light, I have managed to start it up by pressing the restart button but it took around 10 attempts and I noticed that my cd drives flashed on and off repeatedly before it kicked in. I am running XP home, can anyone help.
Thanx skidzy, my system is quite old so you're probably spot on about the hdd but I was hoping that was not the case however it was very dusty and I have given it a good clean and am now going to attempt a shut down so if I dont let you know the outcome I am not being rude it just means I cannot get it started thanx again and Fingers crossed.
I had a similar problem on my old computer some years ago. The problem was the actual on/ off switch. If it is one off the earlier push on/ push off type they do wear considerably. Hopefully, this is a much easier solution before delving into the other aspects of psu etc. Aitch
Thanx for your help but i could not get the computer started after shutting it down im presuming it was the hard drive but I have not had it checked out, oh well was due a new computer anyway, thanx again. Winksey.
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