System Power Problems

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Ratbastard, Jun 15, 2004.

  1. Ratbastard

    Ratbastard OSNN One Post Wonder

    2's my problem. In Windows XP, when I shut down my computer (start menu, shut down) then try to power back up I have to reach around to the back of the case and turn off the main power switch :confused: , wait for a moment then turn it back on. I don't have to use the front panel power switch, it turns on when I hit the main power seitch. When I wait to turn power back on, right after turning off the main power, there is a little...kind of...squeeke, like a cap discharging or something. After that happens the Standby Power LED turns out (on the motherboard) and the power lamp turns out out in my USB hub. :confused: Takes a second before this happens.

    My front panel power switch does nothing. I do have plugged into the correct socket on teh MOBO. The reset switch will work.

    Could this be the result of a BIOS setting? I have searched and searched for a solution and can't find anything like what's going on in my machine.

    I have an ASUS A7N8X Main Board, Geforce4 Ti 4800 video card, 512 MB PC3200 DDR RAM from Crucial.

    Thanx for any help!!! :)
  2. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

    Red Sox Nation
    Make sure ACPI is turned on in bios.

    I'd look for any possible shorts on the headers on the mobo for power/reset.
  3. gonaads

    gonaads Beware the G-Man Political User Folding Team

    Has this been the way it is from day one, or is this something that just reasently started?

    And if since day one, was this system built by you or a computer shop or other person?

    If problem is new and it worked before correctly then what have you done since this started. Did you have any system crashes? Was there any sort of power spikes in your area? Did you unplug anything inside the box while it was on?

    Also in "Control Panel", under "Power Options" under the "Advanced" tab. What do you have under the option: "When I press the power button on my computer"? (see attachment)
  4. Ratbastard

    Ratbastard OSNN One Post Wonder

    It's been this way for a while but didn't start out this way. I'm not sure if it's something I did with the BIOS in the past or what!!
  5. gonaads

    gonaads Beware the G-Man Political User Folding Team

    What had been done in the days prior to this?

    Go into the BIOS and set everything to default then reboot and see what happens. But before ya do, make note of all yer settings then if it begins to function again go back into the BIOS and start to change the settings one by one (reboot after each individual change). But only if it begins to work properly. Otherwise we will have to try other ideas. :)