I've been using an old computer (MB Chaintech 6BTM, ATX case) as an unsupported server. Everything is working OK except one thing: in case of a power failure, when power is up again, the system does not boot up expecting someone to press the button to start. I know that the modern mothherboards can
be set up so that they automatically boot up on power back, but not my 6BTM. The 6BTM can wake up from keyboard, LAN, modem but not from utility power. How can I make it to start by just "plugging it in the outlet"?
Thanks for any ideas.
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Re: Wish Chaintech 6BTM to wake up from power back
It may be a setting called ups in control panel>power options and make sure ups is enabled and set up correctly.
The only other way to do it is from the power connectors on the motherboard from the front panel, if you get the + and - the wring way round it will make the pc turn on without the use of the button
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Chaintech supposedly has an ftp server with their old stuff on it, but it wasn't working for me. I found this obscure ftp site that does actually have all the manuals on it though:
They are all self-extracting archives but I would recommend using 7-zip or another zip program to extract the files.
This depends upon how old the desktop computer is, if is more than say 5 years old then the power supply may not have the the right ATX power connector for the new motherboard (ATX2 has 24 pins, ATX has 20 pins). I would get a new hard drive they do fail with age.
You could reuse the CD/DVD drive, plus the graphic card, and sound card if it is not part of the motherboard, also the monitor, keyboard, mouse (but these are low cost items)
Basically by the time you strip everything out of the case and put in new components, you would be better getting a new computer.
Then remove your data from the hard drive and sell the computer or network it to your new computer and use it as a backup file server.
Get the drivers disk ready for you win98 hardware (or download from website)
I bet you have to uninstall the sound card from device manager first and the restart the computer. Then try to install the sound driver again. If that does not work you may have to force install the driver from the add new hardware wizard in control panel.
Your PC case will hold any atx motherboard with 4 or less expansion slots. Just about everything made now will fit. You will have to replace your power supply if it still has the standard factory unit installed. The newer boards require an ATX power supply with the additional 4 pin plug for extra power to the CPU. Go to newegg and look for combo deals, they run them all the time. Here is a gigabyte board that is very nice. GIGABYTE GA-MA78GM-US2H Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
I hope this solution helps you out.
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