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Hey everyone, I have a Lenovo desktop 3000 J Series (Model 738726U) that I use as a home server, mainly for file storage. I'm running Windows Server 2008 Standard. I've always had a problem with the PC hanging up during a cold boot. Anytime the computer is shut down and started up, it runs the self-test and gets hung on "System is starting...". If I hold the power button down for 5 seconds, let it shut down and start it back up, it starts without a hitch.

I've found that the BIOS has three startup sequences, each with its own boot order. Preferred, Automatic, and Error if I recall correctly. I set the boot order to boot from the drive with Server 2008 on each one. I have the computer set to boot up automatically if it loses power. I have it running on a battery backup, so it should only lose power in case of a long blackout.

I bought this computer from my workplace a little over a year ago. The specs are as follows:

LENOVO 738726U ThinkCentre
2.00 gigahertz AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core
BIOS: LENOVO 2NKT31AUS 10/24/2007 (Latest I have seen on Lenovos site)
2494 Megabytes Usable Installed Memory
c: (NTFS on drive 0) 250.05 GB 226.25 GB free
d: (NTFS on drive 1) 1000.20 GB 234.59 GB free
e: (NTFS on drive 2) 2000.40 GB 903.72 GB free (USB External drive used for backups)

This isn't an urgent problem, just one that is annoying more than anything else. I would just like to figure out what is causing this strange issue. Thanks for any help!
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