Question about Intel D845WN (KD845WNPAK10) Motherboard
When I start my computer: A Pentium 4 - 1.8ghz on a Intel D845WN Mother board. Sometimes it loads up fine. But more often than not it just does nothing once powered up. The light is on on the motherboard showing power but the only way I have managed to get it started is by removing the cmos battery for a few seconds while unplugged then when I plug the power back in it works fine. When I restart via windows it seems to have no problems, but if I shut down and turn off power at the wall the same problem again until I remove the cmos battery as above. I have replaced the battery with a new one but the same thing happens. I have tried leaving the power on between shut downs but no difference. Please help me, arggg
Posted by Dave Hastie on
Here is a temporary fix, but you may like it as a permanent one. Use the Windows hibernate mode. It actually works every time! Windows makes a "System screen shot" and stores it on hard drive and then powers off. Just be aware that you must ensure enough hard drive space for this. I am using this mode every day now. I think your system is trying to reject the power-saving features selected in Windows or at CMOS settings. Try turning off (or disabling) one feature at a time. I still think hibernate is the way to go. Here is a useful tip: to force hibernate (after it has been enabled) select START-SHUT DOWN and hover over STANDBY button and then hit the SHIFT key. The STANDBY button will turn into the HIBERNATE button. This is a quick way to enter hibernate. Remember to enable SYSTEM RESTORE mode so that if anything goes wrong during this "experiment", you can easily restore Windows system. I also use RESTORE but I also "clean house" once a month by turning it off and Disk scan and defrag and turning it back on.
Posted on Jun 24, 2007
You stated that..."when I plug the power back in it works fine. When I restart via windows it seems to have no problems, but if I shut down and turn off power at the wall.."
the solution that I posted will allow you to never turn off power at the wall...therefore, no problems, right? Try it.
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Cheers for the help, I tried your solution which worked. I also fiddled with the power settings in the bios and it appears that the power options were set to return to last state, which apparently was a bad idea. I have now set it to power on and all seems to be ticking along not too bad. Really appreciate the help, cheers :-)
My system will not start after I tried to load s/w for a RAID card.
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