Here is a weird computer problem:
If I turn my computer off, most often it will not boot up again right away. What I mean by this is that when I hit the power button, the hard drive light will flash, then the CD-ROM drive light will flash, and then it just stops… I never hear the hard drive spin up or anything else. When it hangs up like this, I have to disconnect the computer from any power input (usually I just turn the surge protector that everything is plugged in to off with my toe and then turn it back on), and then try again. Usually it takes several tries to get the computer to boot up. Once I hear the hard drive begin spinning it boots up normally.
This has been happening for several months, but doesn’t usually bother me much as there are no other problems and usually I leave the computer on 24 hours a day.
I’m sure this must be a hardware issue, as the computer doesn’t get far enough in to the booting process for it to be an issue with the software (I think, that is…).
Anyone have any ideas what might cause something like this to happen? Could it be a bad power supply? A BIOS or CMOS issue?