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My computer has power, but when turned on it will not boot to windows. I followed your trouble shooting instructions as to ""turn the computer off and remove the power cord from the computer. Hold the power button down for 30 seconds, and released the power button and plug the power cord back in to unit. Than turn the unit back on."" This does not solve the problem, Any other solutions???? Don

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  • donjin5 Apr 08, 2008

    Here's the problem:

    If the computer is left and not use for a long duration ie:(4hours)

    When attempting to turned on the computer, it would not boot into windows, the powered red and green indicator lights would light up but will not boot into windows and no beeping noises. It seems to freeze at this stage with no screen display.
    At this stage I would have to unplug the power cord from the back of the computer and replug into the system and than turn on the computer again. This always work on the second try. This problem started last fall.

  • donjin5 Apr 14, 2008

    This did not fix the problem. Any other solutions?
    Thanks for your help


  • donjin5 Apr 22, 2008

    Hey fix ya group

    It took several days of manually turning the power button off and on as the computer was used. It must have been in a deep coma, but finally woke up and is operating normal.

    Thanks again for the help and Happy Earth Day


  • trangvu5 Feb 17, 2009

    When attempting to turn on the computer. Its boot into window and it seem to freeze at this stage with desktop background display without any desktop icons.

  • Georgia B
    Georgia B May 11, 2010

    Do you get anything? Beeps? Post boot screen?


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My hp compact d530 cmt will not turn on. it just blinks green once then red four times. help ?

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Your PC may also be going into hibernation. Press the power button to wake it up.

Posted on Apr 09, 2008

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    Georgia B Apr 22, 2008

    Congrats Don.

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