I have a Thermaltake Matrix VX case and I'm running Windows XP Professional. I have a dual monitors and a RAID. My computer is used primarily for web design (audio & video editing, photshop, illustrator, etc.). My computer was built by PC CLUB.
With that in mind I'm having a problem and I don't know if I'm making a stupid mistake or if there is something wrong.
When I power on my machine - it doesn't turn on. It's almost like turning a key in a car and having the ignition not catch. The power to the case is obviously on (the lights and fans turn on) but the hard drive doesn't boot. No signal is sent to the monitors or the the external USB hub and they go to sleep. I push the power button again (to turn it off) and then again (to turn it on). I usually have to go through this button pushing 5 or more times before the machine finally "catches" and turns on. Then it's fine.
Lately I've been putting it in Stand By to avoid this problem and this usually works except that 50% of the time when starting up from stand by the machine has a system error and restarts itself (and sends data to Microsoft).
The reason I mention the case (the Thermaltake Matrix VX) is because it has two buttons on the front. I ASSUME the big one is the power button but I don't actually know which button is which. And I don't really know what the second button is for. Sometimes when trying to start the computer (and I'm having the problem) I try pushing the other button on or pushing it off. (When it's "on" a little red light appears.)
This is the description of the case that I was able to find online: http://www.thermaltake.com/product/Chassis...3000_index.asp#
But I can't find any documentation (online or in the papers that came with my system) that say what this second button is. My best guess is that it is a Reset button.
Thanks for any help you can offer.