I will mention that a failing or overtaxed power supply could be a factor here. Your post didn't give a machine inventory so this is all I can offer.
Can Somebody please help me? Each time i start my computer up it goes straight to a screen which has Award Bootblock v1.0 in top corner then the message below "scanning bios image in hard drive..." My computer never gets past this screen however long i wait or if i turn it off or on etc. It was getting past the screen about once a day, but no more!
I have a problem in that My Compuer P4 WinXP runs OK but if I try to restart it either with Reset button or using Start > Shutdown > Restart/Shutdown, the computer hangs when rebooting saying "Scanning BIOS Image in Hard Drive...."
If I turn the computer off at the mains and turn it straight back on it boots up as normal.
Try rebooting to enter into the bios area itself. If you can enter the bios area, a good chance the power supply is OK. However, understand if you can't get past that screen you're still in a early stage of booting and "power" is everything, thus a stable p/s unit is highly desired. The demands maybe too great on any one power leg and overwhelm it and cause intermit failure as you seem to be having. These things don't get better and sooner or later will fail outright. If able to enter the bios area, find the "default" setting or more importantly the "safe" setting which is less demanding on the system and see if that settles it down. Change onlt those related to CD&HD acknowledgements. If not, reseat ram using ESD care(beware static). Make sure *all* fans are running, especially video fan is present. Beware, in cases like this or similar it maybe nothing wrong with the h/w, its a glitch and only a probable future bios update will resolve the problem.
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