Sometimes (with more and more frequency lately) the computer freezes on booting before reaching POST. I simply get the power light, a black screen with blinking cursor, and frozen mouse, keyboard, etc..
After I do a forced-shutdown, a few repeated attempts will usually allow me to boot up and function normally. I can't determine any rhyme or reason to when it chooses to boot normally or not (I press the power button harder, longer, battery removed, cd in drive - none of these seem to matter).
My Checkdisk reports no problems, I've reinstalled the original BIOS, and now I have just done a System Recovery. To my surprise the problem persists.
I suppose this points to a Hardware problem.... Is there anything I can do besides trash this laptop (which functions perfectly well once it does boot up)??? Help please.
Edited by Helio, 23 February 2008 - 04:57 PM.