The comp doesn't turn off

By DannyPL
Sep 11, 2007
  1. Hi there! I've a problem with my computer. After I'd updated the BIOS (my mobo: Gigabyte GA-P35-S3) the machine stopped turning off. I mean, the fans still worked, the monitor stopped responding, the led on chassis was on. But someone helped me on IRC - told me what to change in the settings and it worked. Unfortunately after I'd updated the BIOS again I deleted the backup and it doesn't work. In Gigabyte they said to flash the BIOS to the new beta, and when it didn't help - to change the mobo in the shop. Can someone please help me?
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,231   +234

    You will have to replace the motherboard at this point
  3. rascard2007

    rascard2007 TS Rookie

    Well U r a very lucky person. 9 of 10 posts in this forum are about computers that won´t turn on. So if U can´t turn ur´s off is no such a big problem ;)

    Try the following:

    Do a clear CMOS of ur motherboard, turn the computer on and choose the default settings to the CMOS. Try to turn off. If U don´t succeed then check the Avanced Power Management Settings in ur BIOS they have to be enabled in order to allow the computer turn off.

    As a last resort U always can turn back to the last kown working version of the BIOS, U can download it from the manufacturer web site or from any of the BIOS dedicated web sites.

    IF after all U still can´t turn off ur computer use the button in the front panel to do that:)

    I have a strange thing in one of my computers, I have two HDD one with windows XP and the other with Windows ME. When I work in ME the computer turns off normally, when in XP I have to turn it Off using the front panel button. I´d never worry about that but seem to be a compatibility problem between Windows XP and my motherboard APM.
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,231   +234

    It's also possible that the hard drive is causing this... By any chance is it a Western Digital 80GB IDE?
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