motherboard wont turn off

By harrisdurrani
Aug 4, 2005
  1. i have a slight motherboard problem dont know how to fix it ......

    when i shutdown my computer through turns off but my motherboard is still on. i mean the processor fan is still spinning and all the lights are on but my windows is turned off ... and my moniter is blinking ... so i have to take out the power switch to fully turn the dam thing of.. than when i want to restart i just have to press the power button....

    Why wont my motherboard turn of when i want to shutdown my computer instead of taking the powercord of pressing the off button on the PSU

    AMD ATHLON 3200+
    512 MB DDR
    Geforce 6800

    Thanks in Advance
  2. Abraxas

    Abraxas TS Rookie Posts: 157

    Probably you have some trouble with the power management settings in XP, but I don't know anything else about it, sorry.
    However, there should be an emergency shutdown implemented in your front power switch. Try keeping it pressed until the machine powers down.
    Switching it off the way you do is not exactly a healthy option...but I understand your situation, of course.
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