I built this tower a couple of months ago. Generally I'm really happy with it. However, it has a tendency to crash when it's not being used (has never crashed when in use) and when it crashes it tries to reboot unsuccessfully for as long as it takes me to notice it's crashed. Weird? I don't even know where to begin.
It also does not shut down properly (only way to turn it off is to hold in the power button).
Any guesses as to where my problem lies? I bought all of the hardware new from newegg
ok so back to this...I tried updating drivers this week and it did nothing
In addition, I need to correct myself...the OS DOES shut down properly...however the power will not turn off fully until I flick the switch on the power supply...if I don't do that the machine will, of it's own accord, try to restart itself ad-infinium until the power supply is shut off. This attempted restarting causes Windows to sense that it doesn't shut down properly.
Also, it seems the crashes are happening only when the computer goes into idle mode...which leads me to ask if there is some kind of power setting in either the BIOS or OS I might need to change....perhaps a power saving mode or something?
ok so upon further exploration it seems everything does fully turn off...however after about a 2 second delay the whole thing will attempt to turn itself back on again. If the PC was properly shut down then the attempted restart seems to be successful. However, if the PC crashes it seems to simply attempt and fail at restarting itself ad infinitum until I shut off the PS, wait 5 seconds and then power it up again.
Should I make a video of this? Would that be helpful?