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04-14-2012 02:36 PM
Every time I try to start my Pavilion a1467c desktop the start button lights up, but the HDD light comes on yellow for about 30 seconds and then goes out. The display comes on with a blue screen with vertical white lines. The OS is Windows XP. I suspect the power supply, but the fan on the power supplie runs. I am looking for advise from someone with more experience.
04-17-2012 11:11 AM
OK. Let me answer my own question. Other than the blue screen with vertical white lines, the PC was acting like I have seen other PCs act on prior occasions. Upon starting up the computer, all goes well except it will not boot up and the HDD activity light goes out. Most of the time was related to a bad memory card. I opened up the case on the desktop, removed the three memory cards, cleaned the contacts on the memory cards, and reseated them in the slots. I then closed the case, plugged the power cord back in, pushed the start button, and the PC booted up like normal. I have rebooted it several times while updating drivers. It has been running for the past two days without a glitch. Simple fix.