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liau12

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Hi

This is my main board:
Board: MSI MS-6712 1.0
Bus Clock: 133 megahertz
BIOS: American Megatrends Inc. Version 07.00T 04/02/01

My computer doesn't turn itself off automatically when I shutdown; I have to press the power button.

Is this board supposed to do that or did I set it up wrong?

Thanks !
 
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Usually a Windows issue.... :(

You could try SAFE mode, and see if it SHUTS down the mobo when you do a shutdown from there.
 
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Yes for 98 and above but 95 and below don't shut of ATX motherboards that's why I ask what OS. And in Power Management setup; the 'soft-off by power button', should be set to ether 'Instant off', or '4 second delay', the third choice is 'button only' if you have it set to 'button only' you will have to push the button to shut down.
 

liau12

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Hi, yes thank you for your replies

I'm running Widows XP Professional SP1 and everything updated.
 

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hmm the only thing in power management under the power button is either "on/off" or "suspend"

can't seem to find any auto-shutoff

so maybe it's not supposed to turn off on its own?

I have the latest bios update ...
I got it just earlier in the year... never really bothered to check if it had that feature... something I just assumed was on all of them.

couldn't seem to find any windows features or anything else that was the problem.

would installing the mother board incorrectly lead to it that?

thanks
 
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I've had a funky load of WindowsXP on a test HD (3gb)... and the system would not shut off. Reinstalled it on another HD and it did. Put back the 3GB and it didnt.
 

liau12

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ah.. that could be it... now assuming it does have auto shut off capabilities.. I still don't know heh.

I do know however, that I did something probably bad when installing and that is: My old mainboard died so I just opened it up and replaced it. same windows installation... actually it didn't work at first and then i repaired the xp installation using the boot cd.

everything else seems fine.
seems like a strange reason for just the power not to shut off... but could be.
I can press the power button at least.
I just thought that my situation was kind of strange.

thanks for the help.
 
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I should have stated Power management in BIOS not Windows

Power Management setup; the 'soft-off by power button', should be set to ether 'Instant off', or '4 second delay', the third choice is 'button only' if you have it set to 'button only' you will have to push the button to shut down.
 

liau12

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It seems to not have an auto-shutoff feature in the bios.

Still haven't figured it out.

I'm not to excited about trying to reinstall windows or anything like that.

I'm using the same power supply and everything from the previous mobo.

ahhh....
oh well.
 
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