I am getting ready to pull my last few hairs with this problem…..
I have a HP desktop running windows xp (p4 2.4, 512MB Ram, 80GB HD) and when I power on the computer, it freezes on the HP logo screen. I sometimes can get into the BIOS, however, most of the time I cant even do that.
I decided to open the case and reset the cmos battery, pull memory, ect. and I was able to get the computer back up and running Windows. The computer ran perfect until the next morning when I went to turn it on. The problem was back.
I repeated the steps that I did before and it worked again, however, the problem came back again.
This computer just went out of warranty a few weeks ago and Hp will not help.
If you can help, please respond to this post. I would greatly appreciate any help that you may have to offer.