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Hey, dunno if this is the right forum for this but here goes. I've been having this weird occurance for a while. Sometimes when i click the shutdown from windows, the comp windows goes through the shutdown process and then the screen goes blank, and the monitor powers off (since there's no more signal coming), but the computer doesn't actually power off, it's still on. And the times that it doess power off, it turns itself on in about 5-10 seconds. By power off i mean the cold cathodes turn off and all the fans stop. very strange, but it stays off when i press and hold the power button. anyone know what's up?
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Mine does than when I have a failing RAM module.
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post #3 of 11
Check your BIOS and in the POWER settings make sure you are set for S3 power shutdown.

Are you highly overclocked? If so, remove the overclock. Does this issue repeat?
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I had a similar problem with the P5B-D when my ram was unstable due to a high overclock.

If you have overclocked your ram, try dropping back a bit
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ah ok so the overclock was removed, now the delay time between the tower powering off and it turning itself on again is longer. Without the overclock the machine delays longer before turning on again. This sounds like an indication of the problem, i justdon't know what lol.
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Mine was doimg that and I traced it down to the drivers I had installed for my gpu..when I oc'ed my gpu the machine would not re-start when done in windows or shutdown...Took forever because I was changing one thing at a time then back to find the problem...Only way I found it was running a game and got Arti's so I switched back to my other drivers and all was well just lucked into the find..Could be some kind of proccess...that is doing it
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That's one of my issues with my PSU, my PSU works, but is partly deffective, sometimes it turns my PC on after I forced its shutdown with the power button. Make sure you don't have such things in BIOS like A/C revive or I don't know what, make sure no options allow your computer to start itself for any reasons.
    
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post #8 of 11
mine did that when i installed windows vista. Solution for me was to not shutdown using the start menu but to just hit the power button once to trigger a shutdown
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post #9 of 11
Also check in your BIOS to make sure that it it not set to "Rebot after power failure", or something to that effect.

It could be thinking that you are loosing power externaly after the shutdown, and thus rebooting.
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post #10 of 11
1.

Make sure you have correctly setup the Device Shutdown Procedures within the BIOS.

A device may be bringing the system out of its "Power Off" state, a PCI device for example (this can also influence a total power off position).

I suggest you look within the BIOS and prevent such devices from bringing the system out of its "Power Off" state. You will also need to make sure you prevent Power on State(s) when AC/DC power fails.

2.

Memory module issues can prevent the system from powering off.
This is a problem with the design of the x86 architecture (current design).

The x86 design states that if the Memory is still transferring data, regardless of size, the system will not automatically activate a Power Off state.

A damaged memory module can, and often will, be transferring data to the AGU system, therefore this will prevent the system from powering off.
I suggest that you use a trial and error method to ascertain if one (or both) of your memory modules are having problems.

If neither of these work I suggest you reduce the Voltage to the CPU and decrease the clock as low as possible, for test purposes.

Certain Power Supply Units will have problems with powering off if they are operating outside of their design, i.e. more power draw than design states.
I have noticed this with my old 220W PSU in one of my PC's. When the peak is breached slightly the system does not power off correctly, and I have to turn it off manually using the Power Off button.
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