PC will not power off

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Roach09

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Asus A7N8X-E Deluxe AMD Xp 3200+ Bios version 1008, Gforce 4 4800 video card,400W power supply, 1 gb of pc3200 ram Windows Xp service pak 2. All drivers are up to date to include all patches for service pak 2.

When I plug in the power chord all 4 case fans, processor fan and the lights on my 2 cd burners come on, I can then hit the power switch and the pc boots up normally no errors or anything. Once logged in it runs fine. No problems what so ever. When I click start shutdown it shuts down and you can hear the power go off but the 4 case fans, processor fan and the lights on the cd burners stay on.

I have taken everything out of the case, cleaned it all up and re assembled from scratch. Still having the same problem.

Any ideas?

Thanks for your time.
 

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Check your power option settings. XP may be a little different than ME, but it should be similar.

Click Start > Settings > Control Panel and select Power Options.
Click the "Advanced" tab.
The setting in the box "When I press the power button..." should be 'Power Off', and not 'Standby'.

You may want to click around the other tabs to see if everything is what it to be.
 

Roach09

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Thanks for the reply. In the power options it is set to shut down. Im starting to think its the motherboard or power supply, but like I said it runs perfectly when Im using it. I just got done reinstalling XP, all drivers and updates and its still doing it. It happens with SP1, SP2 no hardware installed all hardware installed.
 

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So the screen is blank?

You're right in thinking it's a motherboard or power supply problem. The easiest part to test or swap out is the powersupply. Borrow one if you can as a test. If it still does it then its the motherboard at which point you can play around with the BIOS settings and some jumpers on the motherbaord for keyboard/mouse power-on(top corner I think). Make sure your BIOS is up-to-date.
 

Roach09

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Thanks Triple6,

Tried a different power supply, that did not make a difference also pulled the motherboard out of the case and tried it. Oh well gives me an excuse to build a new system. Thanks for your input.
 
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