My desktop has been having booting errors for quite a while now (funny thing is that I'm only now thinking of posting my problem online instead of looking for a similar one).
My Pavilion t620a has been having booting issues for quite some time now. Whenever I boot it up, it is all fine and dandy, nothing wrong seems to be happening, ergo, all the usual messages you would see in a normal boot-up can be seen. But when it cuts to the loading screen with the blue dotsgoing across the bar underneath the 'Windows XP Home Edition' logo, it cuts to black. Then, a small message saying 'Monitor going to sleep' flashes quickly on screen before it reboots and the process repeats, until I cut the power in frustration.
The only reason I am not considering getting a new computer is 1) not enough funds and 2) the hard drive (Seagate Barracuda ATA V 60GB, if anyone is interested) contains some very precious memories that I would like to keep onto (and also, unsufficient funds for a hard drive, also). I also DO NOT have a Windows XP start up/boot disk, which is a pain.
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Did this happen after a power outage or power surge?
It certainly looks like a hardware issue with the computer
For a start please perform these steps.
Please perform a hard reset from this link and check if the computer fires back up.
If it does not please follow all the steps in this article to see if the situation is corrected.