Then I spend 5 minutes staring at a solid light indicator, hit restart to no avail, shutdown (in the blind), unplug my electrical outlet, give it time to rest. After about 10 minutes, I plug back in and push the Boot button, sometimes (about 1 out of 3 attempts) it boots up fine and works fine until the next power outage.
If I have abused (it) by pushing the boot button too many times without unplugging it, when I finally do boot successfully, I land up in bios with a message that my processor has hung up. Then I am asked if 1800 megahertz is ok for the processor speed. I say sure; and everything is honkey dorey until the next power outage.
Idea: Would it hurt anything to set my processor speed to 1600 even though it is rated at 1800?
Summary: After a power outage, it is a crap shoot as to whether or not I can boot on my first few attempts. But eventually, so far, I have been able to try, unplug, replug, try, fail, unplug, wait, replug, and get lucky.