Anyone offer any help with this?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by DrEvil, Apr 25, 2002.

  1. DrEvil

    DrEvil Guest

    Ok, the wife and I recently did a massive upgrade to both of our systems. We both got identicle setups, with the exception of slight hard drive differences.

    Specs:

    athlon xp 2100+
    Asus A7V266-E mobo
    1gig DDR
    sound blaster audigy platinum
    linksys 10/100 nic
    visiontek extasy geforce 4 ti 4600 128meg


    I built them both myself, very nice gaming rigs and run very smoothly and have no problems at all besides the following minor problem that I would still like to fix.

    Whenever I go to restart windows and it goes through its little shutdown/restart screen it freezes at the location where it would reboot.

    This is the only problem I have whatsoever with these systems, and it happens on both. Rather than rebooting itself when it should, it stops and I have to manually reboot the system. This is more an annoyance than anything.

    Anyone have any idea what might be the problem here? Could a wrong hookup on the motherboard cause this or something? How does the OS tell the mobo to reboot when it reaches that point?

    Thanks in advance for any help.
     
  2. nick1gbr

    nick1gbr Guest

    do you have andvanced power managment enabled in windows?

    i had a similar problem where the pc wouldn't shut down properly and turn itself off, it only does it on some pc's.... A bug?

    if you go into power options in control panel there is usulay a tab in there to enable it, if there isn't its already enabled..

    Hope this helps

    --Nick--
     
  3. DrEvil

    DrEvil Guest

    im assuming your telling me it SHOULD be enabled?


    extra info: not using the RAID on either system

    ill check that when i get home in a bit.
     
  4. nick1gbr

    nick1gbr Guest

    Sorry... :) yes it should be enabled.. Its been a long day!

    --Nick--
     
  5. G-Money

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    Try this and see if it helps........

    open up your regedit.......

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SYSTEM/CurrentControlSet/Control


    Click on the "Control" Folder
    In the right window you will see this key WaitToKillServiceTimeout
    Double click that key and set it a value lower than 2000 - we set ours to 100
    Reboot

    :cool:
     
  6. DrEvil

    DrEvil Guest

    ok, neither of these ideas fixed the problem. I go to shutdown or restart and it goes to the shutdown screen saying "saving settings" then the next message after that is something like "windows is shutting down" or something and stops there, no hard drive activity or anything.

    I went to control panel and there is a power options there which currently has everything set to "never". I assume that advanced power management is enabled here?


    Anyone have any other ideas for my problem? Thanks
     
  7. lmi91

    lmi91 Guest

    did u have the via 4 in 1, and did u do the windows update, i think they fixed a bug like this not sure though.
     
  8. DrEvil

    DrEvil Guest

    i never installed via 4 in 1. thats off the mobo cd right ?

    what is it, and do i really need it? I try to install as little as possible stuff unless I really need it.
     
  9. Twink

    Twink Guest

    4in1 is the drivers for the mobo, download the latest ones rather then using the cd's version. you should install these
     
  10. dijital

    dijital Guest

    i'd forget about using the drivers on the cd that came with the motherboard. your better off getting the newest drivers. you can get them at:

    www.viaarena.com
     
  11. wizard

    wizard Guest

    If I rember right their is also a patch file reguired for some of the AMD chipsets. YOU might try the AMD Website