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  Windcaid 25 Sep 11
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HP Pavilion running Win 7. Each day I have turned on my computer this week it hasn't engaged the first time. The blue strip of light goes on and the red light on the mouse is activated but it then fails to move to the next crucial step! I then turn it off manually and try again. On the second try it works.

  buteman 25 Sep 11

Try starting in safe mode[keep tapping F8 as the computer starts] and click on last good configuration and see if that helps.

  Windcaid 25 Sep 11

Wll try that but this problem is occurring before Windows kicks in.

  Graphicool1 25 Sep 11

Windcaid

Try a different PSU.

  Windcaid 25 Sep 11

My thinking was going that way but this is a simline desktop with a non generic PSU. this would prove expensive to buy just to test.Would a regular ATX Psu just hooked up but not installed be OK. Peripherals are all regular.

  rdave13 25 Sep 11

Possibly just a poor connection somewhere. First thing I'd check is that the power chord to the PSU is securely in place.

  Windcaid 27 Sep 11

Turned out to be a faulty power supply to a usb hub which was powering an external drive. As the computer was looking for bootable media and the drive was making the cyclical click it hung. Just plugged it into the tower itself where it got more juice et voila! Loaded windows first time every time.

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