My Dell Inspiron 530 desktop has started to boot differently.
When I press the button to start on the front the fan kicks in on full for a short burst then stops, it repeats this sequence then boots as normal.
Possibly unrelated, but before this started happening I had a problem with my monitor. It was blank after I booted. I needed to check the cable connecting to the monitor but wanted the power off first before I started messing with the connections. I performed a forced shutdown using the button on the front. After reattaching the cable I rebooted and the monitor was fine. However, now the computer boots as described above.
Again possibly unrelated, the system froze today and I had not force shut down with the button on the front.
I just performed the Extended Test Dell Diagnostics (F12) and everything passed OK.
I have run Windows system restore to an earlier point and have the newest BIOS.
thanks for you time,
Windows Vista Home Premium
Intel® Core2 Duo CPU E4600 @ 2.40GHz
ATI Radeon HD 2400 PRO 128MB
Realtek High Definition Audio
Edited by hamluis, 29 November 2012 - 06:04 PM.
Minor edit - Hamluis