Acient computer I have here and has developed an annoying fault. Shortly after a reformat when I would power up the computer it will not communicate to the monitor, keyboard or even mouse, no untoward beep to indicate a video card failure.
The only way to get around it is to turn the power off at the socket leave it for 20 seconds or so, try again and lo and behold it starts up fine yet if I were to shut down and try and turn it on again I would have to walk to the plug again.
Note* I don't know whether this is material or not, I did knock the little battery in the motherboard so I had to reposition it back in, I can not see it being toomuch of an issue as the computer can hold the system time perfectly.
Computer is a:
HP Pavillion m1000.uk
XP Home Media Centre Edition
If anyone could shed any light on this that would be great.
Edited by dan3411, 22 July 2011 - 11:35 AM.