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Teh Beast PC wont "Shut Down"

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April 5, 2011 2:21:54 PM

Hey Guys,

My PC is brand new with the following hardware:

1 x Antec Twelve Hundred V3 Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case

2 x Asus VH242H Black 23.6" 5ms HDMI Full 1080P Widescreen LCD Monitor


1 x Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C8

1 x GIGABYTE GV-R695D5-2GD-B Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity

1 x Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM
2 x SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

1 x COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7

1 x Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K

1 x CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply

1 x ASRock Fatal1ty P67 PROFESSIONAL (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

When I click the "Shut Down" button within windows, the computer will restart and not shut down.

When I physically HOLD DOWN the "Shut Down" button on the computer case, the PC restarts.

I do not have any BSOD's. I do have a memory dump file that say's to be 470,628KB in size but I can't open it.

I have tried disabling my overclock and I have left my overclock on and it DOES NOT make a difference. When I press the "Shut Down" it restarts. When I hold the "Shut Down" button down on my case, it also only restarts.

I would like to add that my motherboard has "Shut Down" button as well and a "Restart" button on the Motherboard, when I hold the "Shut Down" button it also restarts.
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I was starting to think about the small 30 Gauge wires that have the super small headers, you know the ones that go to the bottom right of the MOBO, I was thinking perhaps that I got those mixed up in different spots.

But that doesnt logically explain or solve the problem I have from shutting down from within windows, does it?

Any help from you guys would be much appreciated. I will vote "Best Answer" for anyone that can give me useful solutions. I am not computer challenged by all means and I hope that someone else in the world has my same problem and I hope from this thread you guys can help solve their problems too. . .

Please help -With Desperation- :pfff: 

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April 5, 2011 2:27:20 PM

DId you check your power management settings in BIOS?
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April 7, 2011 12:21:19 AM

You could try clearing the cmos and removing everything from the board but the CPU and memory. See if you can do a hard shutdown (hold power button 5 secs) then. It seems like a bios issue to me...
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