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PS change, now computer won't shut down, reboots.

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Last response: in Windows XP
January 5, 2007 12:06:12 PM

Just went from a 550W PS to a 750W Thermaltake and now Windows shuts down like normal, but the computer won't shut down, rebooting instead.
Any ideas?

Velocity Micro
Asus P4V8X-MX
3.2 P4
2GB Corsair XMS
750W Thermaltake PS
2) 10K RPM 150GB WD HD, RAID 1
2) 7500 RPM 160GB WD HD
BFG 7800 GS OC (soon to be Sapphire X1950 PRO 512)
Creative X-Fi Platnium
Logitech Z-5500
Samsung 244T Widescreen
Saitek Backlit keyboard

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January 5, 2007 5:03:21 PM

Check out this article. It's worth a printout for informational reasons. Covers a lot of ideas.

A repair install may fix the problem. Understand that all the patches will have to be re-installed after this is over.

Pop in the XP cd - press a key to boot from it when prompted (you have 3 seconds).
When you come to the first screen offering a Repair -DO NOT PRESS "r". Hit Enter and you will get to another screen offering to repair an existing Windows installation. Now you choose "r". Only XP is overwritten; all your other stuff is untouched.
January 5, 2007 6:52:11 PM

Thanks for the heads up, that article had a LOT of good info. I'm going to work on it this weekend.