|I am using the original keyboard so the BIOS access problem is not the keyboard. |
Last night I worked on it for a little longer. Here is the recap:
After pressing the power button the hardware will kick on (fans, hard drive, cd-rom, keyboard, mouse, monitor) but after a few seconds of searching for a signal the monitor will hibernate. The light for the hard drive flashes a few times initially but eventually stops and does not resume.
I gave it a few more tries (turning the power off and then back on) and eventually windows loaded normally. I had read somewhere that this was possibly a BIOS issue so I checked for an update, downloaded and restarted. Windows booted normally no problems. Solution!! Not quite.
I ran Windows without any problems for a while even shutting it down & doing a couple restarts and everything appeared to check out. However, this morning when I pressed the power button I ended up with the same problem mentioned earlier (everything starts up but nothing happens).
It almost appears that once the system is loaded it will run fine but I am getting hung up in the boot process.
Again all of my system checks tell me that it is not a hardware problem but I am still not sure. Anyone have any thoughts on system checks that I could run that could give me more info?