-Brief background- Computer working flawlessly; then I plugged a USB charger for a NITECORE HM20 LED flashlight into it [YES, know now, bad idea ]
Desktop, Processor- AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000 Dual-Core 3.1 GHz, MB- Gigabyte GA-MA785GPMT-UD2H, W-7 Ultimate, PS- Rosewill RP550V2-D-SL 550W.
First thoughts: When the SHUT DOWN is toggled the screen goes off (as normal) but the computer won't power off. Holding the START button on the case (which usually shuts it down) will not shut it down. Unplug the computer and it stops (naturally). Plug it in and it begins running again (but no start up). Have managed a couple times to get it to boot and it works normally. Still when SHUT DOWN it keeps running.. Now, will NOT boot-up again.
Problem is: cannot get access on start-up to the MACRUM REFLECT boot disk.
What was done to troubleshoot so far: Power supply voltages to MB checked ok. Wiped the current system HDD and was able to load a fresh copy of W-7 Ultimate. After finishing reload found it would RESTART in the proper manner. SHUT DOWN through proper on-screen manner. Noted fans and lights still running after system shut down. Unplugged power to reconnect the second drive with MACRUM REFLEX system copy on it and found fans and lights to be still running when re-plugged in. Would not boot up- Hard shut-down (panel power switch) still would not work.
Know power supply could possibly be intermittent, but believe in most cases if it is not burned out and is working it could be assumed to not be defective and not be an 'on again-off again' situation?
The HM20 is going to be returned and no 'goodies' will ever be plugged into my computer again
This is WAAY above my pay-grade and any suggestions appreciated- THANKS!
Edited by hamluis, 28 August 2016 - 04:08 PM.
Moved from Win 7 to Internal Hardware - Hamluis.