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Greetings.

I'm not sure where to put this, so if it's in the wrong place would a mod please move it.

I've been having some strange things going on with my computer. It hasn't happened very often, but more than once is too many in my book.

Symptom:

Every once in a while, my computer won't "wake up". By this, I mean that I move the mouse or press a key and the monitors won't turn back on. I have to reset to get everything back.

I have the power settings set to not put the computer totally to sleep, only to turn off the monitors and spin down the hard drives. I use this computer as a media server (not through Media Center, just video sharing) with 2 Xbox 360's in my house. Sharing to the Xbox's is not interrupted when this happens.

I have noticed that 2 times it has happened has been when I have plugged something in prior to "waking up". Once it was my (admittedly probably not good at all) headphones, another time it was the USB thumb drive I keep game saves/my profile on for my Xbox.

I'm not sure if the cooling I have is working properly and that might be the cause, or if the power supply is having issues (I remember having this issue before with another computer, but I can't remember how I fixed it).

The last thing I want is for one of my hard drives to develop issues, so I'm reaching out to see if anyone has any ideas.
post #2 of 6
When you plug devices in, are you using the front panel? It could be a common grounding problem. I can't plug anything in to my front panel connectors without locking up my computer, I need to plug them in before turning on my HTPC.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by axipher View Post

When you plug devices in, are you using the front panel? It could be a common grounding problem. I can't plug anything in to my front panel connectors without locking up my computer, I need to plug them in before turning on my HTPC.

Yes, however in the >2 yrs that I've had this case, and the few months that I've had this motherboard it's never been an issue before.
post #4 of 6
Update all drivers, firmware, BIOS, etc. A few different components could be doing this with bad/outdated firmware, etc. Also, check your 3 hard drives for errors (chkdsk /F /R if I remember right).
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So far it hasn't happened again, but I am keeping watch and being careful.

I will run the check tonight, though. That is one thing I was worried about is damage to the hard drives from having to reset the computer to get everything to work again.
post #6 of 6
Quote:
Originally Posted by liquidzoo View Post

Every once in a while, my computer won't "wake up". By this, I mean that I move the mouse or press a key and the monitors won't turn back on. I have to reset to get everything back.

Did you try turning the monitors off/on? I have had this problem with my newest monitor and power cycling it gets it running again. Worth a shot if you haven't yet tried.
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