Shuttle wont restart

By moxy · 7 replies
Mar 24, 2006
  1. I built an A64 Shuttle recently & installed XP fine .

    But after turning it off it wont start again unless I clear the CMOS.

    Then its fine until I turn it off again.

    The Mobo , HD , battery , Graphics card , RAM have already been changed .

    Any ideas ?
  2. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,002   +15

    is the motherboard protected from grounding? Do you have it on insulated standoffs from the case?
  3. N3051M

    N3051M TS Evangelist Posts: 2,115

    try checking the cmos battery again with a multimeter..

    check the mobo for popped/leaked caps or physical damage..

    try going to basics -> mobo, cpu, power, hdd, sound & video. if it works ok then go plug in each component one by one untill you find the problem
  4. moxy

    moxy TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 16

    This is my second mobo and it came preinstalled in the shuttle mini-case.

    I´ve got another PC so I´ve already checked the HD, RAM, Video Card and they´re ok too.

    I think it´s got to be the PSU or the processor.

    My second PC is a pentium so I can´t test the Athlon chip or the 250W shuttle PSU.

    Any ideas how to check are there any good utilites around.

  5. kirock

    kirock TS Rookie Posts: 1,221

    This is the second mobo? Maybe this product is just a piece of shhhhhh.
    Something is corrupting the BIOS settings which can only be a weird mobo defect. The only thing I can suggest is to enter your BIOS (usually DEL on start-up) and set everything to fail safe and remember to save settings. Further to that when you do a CMOS restore and enter the BIOS, make a note of anything unusual in the settings. Something that is set to manual which would be defaulted to Auto and visa versa.
  6. moxy

    moxy TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 16

    I´ve tried the fail safe Bios settings a few times with the same result.

    It´s gonna be tricky to go through each Bios setting but I´ll give it a go.

    Thanks again,
  7. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,002   +15

    is the RAM compatible with the motherboard. RTFM.
  8. moxy

    moxy TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 16

    Of course the RAM is compatible.

    RTFM ????

    Do me a favor and keep your advice to yourself little "Tedster"
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