Hi, this is my first post on this board! I have a Compaq Presario M2305NR laptop. I bought it to write papers and research for school. I have had it for about 2 years. The computer works fine unless I turn it off. If I leave it on and just close out all programs and close it, then when I want to use it again it will work fine. Now if I actually turn the system completely off and try to restart it thats where the problem starts. When I turn the power on the power light, wireless light, and speaker light all light up. I hear it whirring and making some noise. The lights next to the "caps lock" and above the "scroll" key blink then turn off. Its like the power is on but just a black screen. If I unplug it about 15-20 times and keep hitting the power button it eventually starts. Today it took about 45 minutes of turning on and off for it to turn on. So I decided to come here for some help. I have tried to unplug it and hold down the power key for 45 seconds but that doesnt help. I have also tried to do a system restore, but just through windows xp not with the disk. I dont even know if I even have the disk I just read that someone else was talking about using a reboot disk, is this different than going to the control panel and using the system restore there? Anyway,thanks for any help.