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    Unhappy Please Help! My pc wont power down

    Any thoughts on this one?
    Just upgraded my pc
    Motherboard-Intel D925xecv2
    Processor-P4 3.73 Ghz EE
    Memory- 1 Gig ram (2x512MB ddr2 running dual channel)
    Graphics Card-Msi 6600GT 128mb
    Hard Drives- 2x 200Gig running in Raid.
    Cdrom Drive
    Cd Burner
    Floppy
    Xp Pro installed and SP2

    The problem i am having is once the pc has been on for a while (it seems)
    When i go to shut down, the o/s seems to shutdown fine, monitor goes to standby, but the pc carries on running....???
    This problem happens 90% of the time, I Have swapped my QTec 400 w power supply for another 400w (old Supply) but no change..... I Have also removed all devices (USB).....but still no luck........
    The power readings seem fine and I have checked all connections to the board...all drivers seem up to date......
    Has any one else experienced this problem...? the only way to shut down power is to hold the power button in.
    There are no error logs.....so i assume xp has shutdown ok
    Please Help

    Thanks
    gary

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    Go to start\settings\control panel\power options and make sure the settings are OK, then report back.
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    • MD's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus P8Z77-M PRO
      • CPU:
      • i5 - i3570k
      • Memory:
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      • Silverstone TJ08e MATX
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    and get a proper PSU, QTec or Old Power supply is not right for your kit, you have spent lots on it, at least spend enough for a decent PSU, look for Thermaltakes, excellent performance for the buck.

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    i had ths problem after installing Logitech software for my new mouse. uninstalled the software and it was fine.

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    sounds like your system is set to go into standby or hibernate rather than power down? control panel > power options...make sure its set correctly..

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    check the standby mode in the bios - most likely set to S1 standby, rather than S3

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    Well thanks to you all, The cure was a 525 Watt Hiper Power Supply..............Used the machine at least 10 times on new PSU and no problems.........
    Thanks again
    Gary

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    A valuable lesson learnt in getting a decent PSU.
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    • 8bit's system
      • Motherboard:
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    what the hell are you doing turning your PC off in the first place? Switch it back on and do some tweaking/gaming/overclocking/benchmarking at once!!


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