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It seems your motherboard is telling the PSU to turn off since your GPU looks to be shutting down. So I would be looking at the power supply just not turning all the rails off.

But I suppose it would not hurt to look at your system panel connections and make sure the 2 pin pwrsw and reset, etc is connected right.

You could try disconnecting and short the pwron pins on the header to boot then see if it will shut down all the way like that.

Or if you are really motivated and possess the skills, after verifying your header is connected right, with a voltmeter and using a pins that will slip down on top of the main ATX connector while its still connected make contact with pin 16 and a ground pin and when you shutdown Windows measure the voltage. Looking for a stable high, at +3.5Vdc to +5Vdc. If you have this voltage it verifies your motherboard is telling the power supply to turn off.
Edited by Albatross1991 - 5/18/11 at 3:27am
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I am going to give that a shot. Thanks.
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I have run accross a glitch with Windows 7 and it auto restarting itself after and shutdown. Its been awhile since Ive seen it and dont quite remember the fix for it but it might be SLIM chance related.
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Looks like there is something wrong with your PSU, i had this problem before and the PSU was the issue ,decided to do things on his own....
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Well, personally to save electricity. I turn my rig off. I Shut Down via Start Menu, then I just switch the PSU's power switch off. I walk right by it when I come and sit down at my desk, so not a big deal. The power options settings might be a good thing to check out, otherwise I have no idea.
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check the power button might be the issue , also try to buy a regular PSU for the testing and see what happen.
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Well, personally to save electricity. I turn my rig off. I Shut Down via Start Menu, then I just switch the PSU's power switch off. I walk right by it when I come and sit down at my desk, so not a big deal. The power options settings might be a good thing to check out, otherwise I have no idea.
Turning the PSU itself off once the system shuts down doesn't save any electricity. If it does, then it's an extremely small fraction that's probably worth like a half a penny every few months.

Now c0nnection's problem is that when he chooses Shut Down from the Start Menu, his system sometimes doesn't turn off all the way - the fans are still running and it looks like it's on except there's no signal being sent to the monitor. So, he's using Shut Down except the hardware isn't turning off all the way. In other words, it has nothing to do with any of the settings in Windows.
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test the system with another PSU please...
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