To anyone who can help me out!
I have lived with this problem WAY TOO LONG now. My Dell Dimension 8250 works perfectly, except when powering on. I have to describe the situation. The power button has a little light indicator in the button to indicate what state the computer is in. When I turn off the computer for a long time (longer than an hour) and I want to turn it back on, the power button's light will be amber (meaning it's like in standby mode). I then have to wait about 10 minutes before I can hold the power button down to shut it off, and then turn it right back on so that the light is green and the computer boots up normally. It is almost as if the computer needs time to warm up and boot.
I have had this problem for over two years! I actually posted this question on this board 2 years ago and no one could help (that's why I m giving 500 of my points to anyone who can solve this problem or assist. It is a tough one). I'm hoping someone out there can help me out. I have narrowed it down to hardware, but I don't know what exactly to do. It is VERY annoying when I want to turn on the computer.
Dell Dimension 8250
Pentium 4 - 2.4 ghz 533 FSB
250 watt power supply
120 gb HD
Things I Tried/Suggested but a no go:
RAM modules bad (Can't be - I changed them)
Changed BIOS battery
Called Dell Tech support (you know where that went...I did get $100 compensation tho)
Let me know if you need any other information. I desperately want to fix this problem because it has been bugging me for a long time. My temp. remedy (although not a good or efficient one) is leaving the computer on, but yea...I can't figure out what the problem is!!!!!!