Posted 13 July 2009 - 04:36 AM
I have a problem with my aging backup PC.
Using shutdown -> restart it works fine.
If I shut it down fully (ie all power off, it will not restart for about 30 minutes. All I get is the fans running, blank screen and no suggestion it is even starting to boot up. It appears to hang up even before the boot procedure starts.
I suspect it make be temperature related but monitoring the machine shows no problems.
The machine is left running for days at a time with no problems (acting as a file backup and printer machine)
There are no faults reported in any error logs.
The system details are:
OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2 Build 2600
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Manufacturer Gigabyte Technology Co. Ltd.
System Model VT8371
System Type X86-based PC
Processor x86 Family 6 Model 3 Stepping 1 AuthenticAMD ~801 Mhz
BIOS Version/Date American Megatrends Inc. 62710, 14/11/2000
Total Physical Memory 640.00 MB
Available Physical Memory 197.25 MB
Total Virtual Memory 2.00 GB
Available Virtual Memory 1.96 GB
Page File Space 1.53 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys
Adapter Description NVIDIA GeForce2 MX
Adapter RAM 32.00 MB (33,554,432 bytes)
Your help will be valued greatly.