My parent's 9-year-old computer has been having issues starting up recently. If you try to turn it on, the fans and hard drive spin up, but the monitor never displays anything. If you unplug it and leave it for several minutes, when you plug it back it will start up normally on the first or second try, and it seems to run normally. Since it doesn't even make it to the BIOS splash screen, I'm thinking it's a not hard drive or software related problem, and it's clearly not the power supply. Is this a motherboard problem, or could it be something else?
Edited by hamluis, 04 November 2013 - 09:34 PM.
Moved from XP to Internal Hardware - Hamluis.