Now it does it so frequently that I am forced to keep it on just to keep it working.
I tried reloading windows using the Recovery CD's, and changing the boot order, and nothing.
This is what happens, step by step:
1. Power light comes on.
2. CD-Rom drive light comes on for 4 secs.
3. Hard drive light comes on for less than a second.
4. The screen is black.... no backlight, no change at all.
It does not matter is it is powered by AC or battery... still the same problem.
Now my computer comes on I would say 1 out of 10 tries. Letting it cool off does not seem to matter.