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Computer shuts down but does not turn off

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?

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Re: Computer shuts down but does not turn off

Mchem, you actually have 2 separate issues going on there.

  • Open control panel > open the system control panel
  • in the system properties, click on the advanced tab
  • in the startup and recovery section, click the settings button
  • In the startup and recovery dialog box, under system failure, remove the check from the automatically restart option
  • click ok
  • click ok

  • Open control panel > open power options
  • in the power options properties, select the advanced tab,
  • in the power buttons section,
  • When I press the power button on my computer: click on the drop down menu and select the shut down option
  • click ok
Sebastien123, you only need to run the first part of this solution.

Posted on Dec 24, 2007

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