My hp 716n bootup

Hewlett-packard / Hp716n
April 24, 2009 at 16:01:25
Specs: Windows XP, 2.4 Ghz Intel Pentium 4/ Ram 512 Mb
I shut down my hp 716n via nomal Start>Turn Off Computer>Turn off sequence and then turn off the power strip. When I come back to start up my computer I turn on the power strip(NOT THE START BUTTON) and the computer starts to boot up. It starts the boot up process and turns off. Then I must push the power button and press F1 then exit and it goes to the windows screen. Is this caused by a bad mother board battery? It is a Windows XP operating system.
OH! ANOTHER TWIST......
If I don't turn off the power strip and come back to boot up it will start up nornally. ?????
HELP

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#1
April 24, 2009 at 16:54:55
I would think that the power supply is bad, not the CMOS battery but before you buy anything, connect the power cord directly to the wall & test it.

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#2
April 24, 2009 at 19:03:21
In the bios there is normally an option for what to do after a power loss. It will be labeled something like 'Restore on AC power loss'. The options will probably be 'ON', 'OFF' or 'Last State'. It's probably set to 'ON'. Change it to 'OFF' or 'Last State'.

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#3
April 25, 2009 at 19:18:23
BIOS Power loss selection was on the OFF option on power resume.
I noticed that when I turn on the power strip the monitor displays the CPU fan is off and will shutdown the system in 5 secs if I don't pres F2.
So I press F2 and it starts up "normally????"
I have installed SP 2 and SP3 and all updates and this did not help. I have cleaned the registry too.
I have also tried plugging the Computer directly into a wall socket with same results.
I am open to any more ideas...
How would a bad power supply cause these problems but yet eventually after F2 let me operate the computer?


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#4
April 25, 2009 at 20:12:31
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#5
April 27, 2009 at 16:21:09
Skippidy Dooo DAAAA

I went to F11>BIOS>Disable System Fan and now I don't get the 5 sec shutdown.

I replaced the Mother Board Battery and it cured the auto startup after plugging in the computer and fixed the problem of loosing the correct time from being unplugged. I guess it effects the CMOSS that directs the computer's basic functions too.

Thanks for all the advice.


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