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Power on problem when cold

When my computer has been off for over a period of a few hours on startup my monitor flashes on for a second or so then goes black with the green light on. it does this for the xp startup logo and the welcome screen then remains black. successive reboots and/or turning the monitor off and on for a period of 5 to 10 minutes and it then works perfectly. it seems it has to warm up to turn off and on properly. does anyone have any idea what could cause this

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Hello there Jake.

Here's your geek-steer ...

  • When you say "sleep", are you certain it's sleep mode, as opposed to hibernate?
  • " won't restart immediately." ... you do mean of course AFTER you've given keyboard or mouse input, right?
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I'm curious to know what all your "Processes" are doing during this very delayed period of time. By knowing that, you can see which one(s) are running, and which of them are probably crunching hard at the CPU, which MAY explain the delay (I don't know about an hour, but minutes ... yes).

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Just as soon as able, after it comes out of sleep, review Process Explorer. What, if any, processes are hogging CPU? Post that back, and I suspect we may be a lot closer to a solution.


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