# Has it always been like this ?
# Does the red light (disk activity) comes on or blink ?
# How long have you waited for it to boot up ?
# What is on the screen after you turn on the computer and while you are witing for it to boot up ?
I have a Tiny (they went out of business, here in the U.S.) computer, and am running Windows XP (professional). The computer has an Athlon 1.3 GHz processor, and 256 Mb of RAM.
When I try to turn the computer on, it will start up (the little green light on the tower comes on, and I can hear the hard drive or maybe just the fan running), but the system will not actually boot up. If I keep trying over and over again, it will eventually "kick in," and boot up. Is there a battery in the computer that is running down, and should be changed or something? If so, I didn't know it, don't know where it is, and haven't changed it since I've had the computer, which has been several years, now (probably about five years or so). Has anyone ever had the same problem, and knows what I might check? Any help would be greatly appreciated.