Question about EliteGroup ECS PF5 EXTREME LGA775/945P/DDR2/A&2L/SATA2/PCI-Express/ Motherboard (MOTEC28)
Computer running 3Ghz P4 on ECS PF5 mobo
Problem: When selecting shutdown, the computer shuts down but does not turn off (meaning, all of the fans and lights act as if it is on and the monitor turns off). When I try to turn it off by holding down the power button on the front, it does abolutely nothing. The only way to turn it off is on the back via the PSU. When the PSU power switch is flipped back on, the computer starts to turn on(all of the lights flicker and all the fans and harddrives power up as usual), but there is no image on the screen. Again, to turn it off, holding the power button is not good enough, I again have to turn it off via the PSU. In order to have it start up relatively normally, I have to reset the CMOS on the mobo and then start it up again. Then, an image is displayed and it logs into windows as if all is normal, except upon shut down, i will not be able to normally restart it without going through the steps described above.
I noticed the computer's inability to shutdown normally after I enabled hibernate and put the computer into hibernate mode. I also took out the ram but replaced it.
What could possibly be causing this problem and how do i fix it?
Mchem, you actually have 2 separate issues going on there.
Posted on Dec 24, 2007
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Test your PSU or replace it if your power supply units fan is not working your PSU is faulty
One bad lead can cause a computer to continue on a cycle or to shutdown or fail to detect/ boot up a computer hard drive
Test all leads that attach to your hard drive including electrical extensions,IDE,SATA
the leads from your ((motherboard to your hard drive)) make sure they have a secure connection and are not faulty or just replace them they could be faulty
make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd 3 1/2 inch floppy have secure connections and are not faulty even the electrical extensions or just replace them they could be faulty a computer needs its connections to continue its cycle and have an end so any faulty leads will end up with a computer error
also could be a memory dump you might be running to many programs at the one time placing to much strain on the CPU also you might not have enough RAM random access memory to check what is running when your computer is running scroll to the bottom toolbar right click select task manager applications and processes if you see something you dont need running select end now to check how much ram you have click start right click on my computer select properties you will see all of your computers details another way to check how much RAM you have click start all programs accessories system tools system imformation all of your computers imformation will be there try uninstalling a few unnecessary programs then click start run type cmd then type chkdsk/r/f which will scan for and attempt to fix any bad sectors and automatically fix any corrupt files on your hard drive this will schedule on a restart don't do anything while the chkdsk utility is in progress any imput may damage your computer then defragment your hard drive another way of running chkdsk click start control panel administrive tools computer management ,disk management right click on your drive select properties click tools you should see click check now click start place a tick two boxes automatically fix files and scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors place then a tick in both boxes then select check now start should schedule this task when restart
do not do anything while the chkdsk utility is in progress any input may damage your computer
then defragment your hard drive
also you might download and use this registry cleaner it is totally free to use http://download.cnet.com/ccleaner/ hope this helps
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