Turned it on this morning and all I got was the blue HP logo screen. The orange "thinking" light is stuck on. Restarted by pushing the power button in - sometimes it will turn off as soon as I push it, sometimes I need to hold it. A few times the mouse (laser) was blinking. The keyboard LED's do flash at first but then do not stay on (usually the num lock light remiains on).
Did get to the f8 menu one try, but it then froze on the "windows ME" screen.
No funny noises. Also cleaned the dust out of the fan. Saw a 'tip' on another page that suggested disconnecting the power supply and holding the power button down - no change.
Was working fine last night, burned a few cd's, and it shut down properly.
Not sure if this is related or not, but scandisk has not been working properly for as long as I can remember. Usually progresses, then suddenly starts over, but does finish - recently, for the past few months, it has been starting over soon after it starts and keeps doing that. Have tried running it after a proper startup in safe mode and in normal mode, but neither works.
Does anyone have any idea what might be wrong? I will be eternally grateful if I don't have to lug it somewhere where they'll charge all my limbs to fix the thing
Edit: Also, after having started it in safe mode, the black screen comes up when I boot up and asks how I want to start. It has been doing this since I started it in safe mode even though I choose normal every time.
Edited by insideitall, 18 May 2005 - 11:27 AM.