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    shut down problem on new system

    I had just built a system with all new parts, and ran it for 5 days before sending it out. It worked perfect when i had it. However, when it arrived to it's destination, it wouldn't even boot up all the way. I had them clear CMOS, then it would boot, but everytime would say " recovered from serious error". Also, the comptuer when i'd shut down from within windows xp, it would just reboot.

    I walked them through refomatting the drive, and everything was working great last night. So today it automatically did some windows updates, and i cleaned up the programs list remotely, and now every time we click the start--> Turn off Computer--> shutdown, it will just reboot itself opposed to just shutting down. Any suggestions on what could be causing this? I'm stumped for the time being. I just updated to the most recent F6 bios too.


    System having trouble:

    AMD Sempron 64 2600+
    Gigabyte K8u Socket 754
    Geil PC3200memory
    430Watt Thermaltake PSU
    160GB WD 8mb Hard Drive.

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    Re: shut down problem on new system

    it cud be a bad motherboard....do u have it over clocked?

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    Re: shut down problem on new system

    Check this page at the section titled "REBOOT INSTEAD OF SHUTDOWN": http://aumha.org/win5/a/shtdwnxp.htm

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    Re: shut down problem on new system

    I had the same problem it turned ot to be a bios problem.

    Shuttle XPC-SN95G5-V3
    CPU-AMD 64x2 4400+ 2.46GHz
    Corsair Twinx 1024-3200LLPT
    WD/250GB-*2 16MB Cache--Raid 0
    D-Link Xtreme N Gigabit Router Dir-655
    MB:Nforce 3 Ultra, BFG 7800 GS OC
    HW191D WideScreen
    Mod-Nvidia drivers=
    Microsoft Small Business Server
    Office 20007 Enterprise

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    Re: shut down problem on new system

    Quote Originally Posted by krodrig2
    I had the same problem it turned ot to be a bios problem.
    Any specifics? Was it a bios problem that flashing to a different/newer/older version fixed? Or was it a matter of incorrect custom/default bios settings that did/did not suit your particular parts, or something else?

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    Re: shut down problem on new system

    I built a computer for a friend that had the same porblem...I ended up sending the mother back and the new one worked fine not sure if a bios flash will fix the problem it seemd to be more than that.

    Shuttle XPC-SN95G5-V3
    CPU-AMD 64x2 4400+ 2.46GHz
    Corsair Twinx 1024-3200LLPT
    WD/250GB-*2 16MB Cache--Raid 0
    D-Link Xtreme N Gigabit Router Dir-655
    MB:Nforce 3 Ultra, BFG 7800 GS OC
    HW191D WideScreen
    Mod-Nvidia drivers=
    Microsoft Small Business Server
    Office 20007 Enterprise

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    Re: shut down problem on new system

    Quote Originally Posted by krodrig2
    I had the same problem it turned ot to be a bios problem.


    Thanks guys. I fought this thing, reformatted the system over the phone support ( tedious ), and once XP was installed, i took over remotely and installed all updates and necessary programs. It worked fine for a few hours it seemed, then all of a sudden, the same shutdown problem occured. I was ready to send in the motherboard, but one last attempt, i loaded fail safe defaults in the bios, and oddly enough, that appears to have fixed the problem. It's been working for almost a week now so i'm hoping that was a permanent fix. I suppose if this happens again, i'll be sending off the mobo to get a replacement or refund. Thanks for all of your input.

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