My system has been running fine since it's build a few years ago, it's not the best system but it'll do 'till money allows something better. Anways, recently it has started not booting on first power up. I press the power button, the cpu fan spins, the green and red front lights come on as does the light on my dvd writer. The monitor, however, stays black and I am forced to hold the power button untill the system powers off and to try the power button again.
After several attempts (the number often varies) the machine powers up, gives the 'OK' beep and everything runs as it should.
This only seems to happen if the system has been off for a number of hours. For example, I had the system running earlier, powered it off and then turned it on later and it started first time but yesterday I had to go through the above process after the machine being off from 8:30am to 3:30pm.
I'm not sure if this related to the first problem or not but ocassionally when I have to hit the reset button, the screen goes black as it should but the system doesn't actually restart and after a few seconds the monitor goes into power save as it would if i'd left it on after shutting off the system.
Thanks in advance and apologies for any inconvenience/annoyance caused.
Edited by Kurasaki_Ichigo, 18 September 2006 - 08:26 PM.