System restart and random power "outages"

Hi,

My Vista, while otherwise has no problems, whenever i click restart or restarting after updates, instead of going to the BIOS screen again, the system--while not technically shut off-- is essentially turned off, and I have to press the restart button every time.
Now I used MEMtest for possible RAM problems and so on, and determined there was no problem or hardware incompatibility whatsoever.
However, my worries are, perhaps my power supply is too low? I have a 500w Silverstone PSU... but also..
I have the RTM version of Vista Ultimate (add to the fact there's no patch out yet). Perhaps it could also be a bug?
I just don't know what it could be.

Thanks.
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  1. Googling this issue will reveal that its fairly common... Shutdown/Restart issues, in addition to numerous sleep & hibernate problems. Few threads/blogs related to nVidia drivers, while others to various other things. I have this issue with one vista machine too. No fix for you, other than to let you know you're not alone.
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    Hi,

    My Vista, while otherwise has no problems, whenever i click restart or restarting after updates, instead of going to the BIOS screen again, the system--while not technically shut off-- is essentially turned off, and I have to press the restart button every time.
    Now I used MEMtest for possible RAM problems and so on, and determined there was no problem or hardware incompatibility whatsoever.
    However, my worries are, perhaps my power supply is too low? I have a 500w Silverstone PSU... but also..
    I have the RTM version of Vista Ultimate (add to the fact there's no patch out yet). Perhaps it could also be a bug?
    I just don't know what it could be.

    Thanks.


    hmm wtf this happens to me too =( someone please help us
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