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excessive time for rebooting

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by dvpbaker, Feb 12, 2003.

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  1. dvpbaker

    dvpbaker Thread Starter

    Feb 12, 2003
    I have an older HP Pavilion model running Windows 98. If I turn the machine off, or if it crashes (as it does frequently these days) it will not restart unless I leave it off from 15-30 minutes. If I try to restart after a shorter "off" period I get, often, a funny sound through the speakers, and always a message on the screen saying "Please Check Signal." Then after another 15-30 minutes of "rest" it will fire up. I have a newish power supply, as the old one failed a few months ago. Any help will be greatly appreciated.
  2. ~Candy~

    ~Candy~ Retired Administrator

    Jan 27, 2001
    Hi and welcome. Sounds like it may be doing you a favor. Check for overheating inside the case. Be sure the cpu fan is spinning, and spinning consistently.
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