Computer problem waking up from hibernate
.. Hi everyone.. It'd be great if you can help me out ^^;; .. I'd call the HP hotline for help, but I'm in my dorm room, and phone minutes are precious at college hahah X_x;; .. .. so I hope all you smart techs here don't mind helping me a bit.. ^^;;; ..
Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated!!
Computer on hibernate doesn't wake up.. it stays on hibernate (with the power button colored orange) even after clicking the mouse, typing on the keyboard.. etc. etc. I press the power button, and it doesn't do anything either. In an attempt to shut the computer down, I hold the button. It stays orange. That's it. The DVD Writer light will shine a bit after a few seconds (as if it were thinking), but that's it. It stays on hibernate mode.
Right now, I have to close the power supply by closing my power strip.. ><;; .. .. and then open it again for the computer to work.
Also, most of the time, if I close my computer and attempt to turn it on again, the monitor doesn't recieve an input signal. I think this is because of the TV cable, so I unscrewed that, but it'd be nice to keep the TV cable in.. =/ .. .. yeah, and when the monitor doesn't work, I have to again disable the power supply and turn it on again in order for the computer to work. It doesn't "wake up"
=/ .. Please help >< .. .. ;_; .. it's hard especially since we use computers all the time here. I know that this issue is somewhat "minor" .. at least my computer works.. but this problem is annoying, and I just recently purchased this computer.
.. Oh, yeah.. and sometimes, it makes funny chirping noises it didn't use to make.. smiley;;;;;;
HP Media Center m7100e
AMD Athlon 64 3200+ (2.0GHz)
1GB MEMORY (2 DIMM)
Microsoft(R) Windows(R) smiley Media Center Edition
160 GB 7200 rpm Hard Drive
16X DVD +/-R/RW Drive - Double Layer
Integrated 5.1 Sound with front audio ports
128MB DDR ATI Radeon X300 SE with TV-Out
Other Things Attached to Computer
Ext. Hard Drive (but this is off when I turn my computer on usually)
Printer (on when computer is turning on usually)
Some thingie to point the TV remote at .. o_O;; ..
Thank you soooooo much to anyone with any suggestions!!
Some people have told me that I might have a defective monitor or graphics card.. how could I tell which is causing the problem..? Also, how should I go about fixing this? Probably calling HP maintenance or .. something?? >< .. I don't think they'll come over to my dorm to help me fix it.. =/ ..