Boot problem

  Kishore 14:41 20 Sep 06
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Every so often when I start the computer or swith ON from 'Sleep' mode, the computer fails to go thro' the boot-up process. The screen remains blank (black). The only way it recovers is by swiching OFF and ON a few times.
Any suggestions what could be going wrong? The computer is now about three years old.
Computer details:
Computer Make: Evesham Vale
Processor: AMD Athlon XP 2700+
BIOS: Phoenix Technology Ltd
6.00 PG, 28/1/2003
SMBIOS: 2.2
OS: Windows XP Home Edition
5.1.2600 Service Pack 2

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 17:36 20 Sep 06

Check power options in both windows and the BIOS.

  Kishore 20:21 20 Sep 06

Under 'Power Options' the settings are as follows:

Turn off monitor: after 1 Hour
Turn Off Hard Disk: Never
System Stand-by: Never

I am not very knowlegable on this subject so I do not know how to check the BIOS information and what to look for in the BIOS info.

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