Here's one for the Pink Panther
Posted on 2003-03-14
I have seen this problem on other boards, but mine is a little more unique. I left my computer on, and when I returned later the monitor was in power save mode. The computer would not come back on. I shut the machine down and still no video signal. I can go back the next day and the machine will boot up fine. If I restart, again no video signal. It's like it will only boot if off for several hours. I have had at least three different video cards in it and still the same thing. It's not the monitor because it works fine when hooked to my Mac or laptop. I have replaced the motherboard (EPOX EP-3SPA3L) with an identical copy and still the same thing occurs. I have reinstalled operating systems and nothing changes. I have 2 sticks of ram and I have tried using only one to see if I have a bad stick. Same problem. I have been told to try to flash my BIOS, or clear my CMOS, but I'm not sure how to do this and it sounds dangerous. The thing that ticks me off is, it appears to work fine if I leave it alone, but when I go to restart it doesn't come back to life. Any suggestions??? Thanks for your time and potential help!