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My Computer will not shut off.


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#1 moejr

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Posted 25 April 2005 - 10:50 PM

My computer will not shut off when I select shut off from the start menu. It closes windows and powers off for a split second then starts itself back up on its own. I did flash my BIOS and updated my MB chipset drivers and thought that was what was causing it since it was after that I discovered it started to do this. It was fine before. So I went back to my old bios and MB drivers but it still will not shut down. Any help is greatly appreciated.

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Posted 26 April 2005 - 12:43 AM

You don't accidentally have 'Restart' ticked in the Shutdown dialog window do you?

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Posted 26 April 2005 - 07:41 AM

Rimmer I thought of that but I double checked and I had Shutdown checked off.

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Posted 26 April 2005 - 07:59 AM

I think it might be something do with the power supply, but I am not entirely sure. Also please post your specs.
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Posted 26 April 2005 - 08:29 AM

Ok, my next dumb idea is check the BIOS for "Wake on..." settings, such as "Wake on LAN = Y" or "Wake on mouse = Y" (or ENABLED). Check they are all N or DISABLED.

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#6 moejr

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Posted 26 April 2005 - 04:12 PM

I am running a Gigabyte GA-7N400L mother board with an AMD Athlon XP2800+ CPU. It has 512MB Ram with a ATI Radeon 9200 SE 128MB Video Card and a SB PCI512 Sound Card. I am running Win98 SE. I will check the bios. Thanks for all the help.

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Posted 26 April 2005 - 06:04 PM

I have seen a dying power supply do this
I finally got it all together, now if I could just remember where I put it.

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Posted 26 April 2005 - 07:28 PM

The power supply is only about 2 years old. It ihas 2 fans and is 465 Watts. If it were dying wouldn't it have come on gradually instead of all of a sudden? Thanks for the tips.

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Posted 27 April 2005 - 04:52 AM

A power supply can start to die all of a sudden and do this sort of thing.
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Posted 27 April 2005 - 08:11 AM

I am running a Gigabyte GA-7N400L mother board with an AMD Athlon XP2800+ CPU. It has 512MB Ram with a ATI Radeon 9200 SE 128MB Video Card and a SB PCI512 Sound Card. I am running Win98 SE. I will check the bios. Thanks for all the help.

Moe

I recently up-graded to a :

Gigabyte 2004RZ motherboard
AMD Athlon XP2800+ CPU (is the the 2 gig ? if so this is the processor I am using)
GE Force 256 video card
1 GIG RAM
(thank goodness for the edit button !)
I was and am using Windows ME for an OS.

I have the same problem.
It shut down correctly before the upgrade. The power supply is new also, came with the new mid-tower.

Thankx for any suggestions,

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Posted 27 April 2005 - 09:27 AM

xtraloud,
Please start your own topic with your problem.
This will help eliminate the confusion caused when trying to help 2 people, in the same topic.
It's also bad netiquette, as it's considered hijacking someones topic
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Posted 27 April 2005 - 01:23 PM

moejr

I recently had a batch of about 50 computers new from the vendor that would not shutdown, replaced the power supply in all of them, problem solved. The PSUs were bad from the manufacturer
I finally got it all together, now if I could just remember where I put it.

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Posted 27 April 2005 - 04:45 PM

Thanks all. Looks like I will replace the power supply as it makes sense. Can't hurt either.

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Posted 28 April 2005 - 04:28 AM

Just notice where the wires go otherwise everything could go up in smoke.
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Posted 28 April 2005 - 01:18 PM

I will pay extra attention to where the wire go. I believe on my motherboard the plugs can only go in 1 slot and not several. Thanks.

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