I have an HP Pavilion Slimline (about 14 months old). I have great difficulty getting the machine to start. I hit the on button which turns blue. So, power is running to the machine (as indicated by the blue light). However, the machine does not start up. The orange light indicating that the processer is running fails to come on. I then turn it off by holding the blue button down for a long time. Then try it again. It takes several times of doing this for it to start.
I have done the following: Motherboard Test, System Test, System Stress Test, Storage-Harddrive Short Test. They have all come out normal.
I reformatted the drive and continue to have the same problem.
At this point, I am worried that it eventually will not start. So, I am considering buying a new pc, but I thought I would give this forum a try before I spend the money.
Thanks in advance for your help!