I think it was after I installed my GPU that my computer started to not shut down properly. What happens is when I click shutdown, the monitor turns off and I think the hard drives turns off also but the fans and the power led stays on. I tried taking out the GPU and turning it on and shutting it down but still the same thing. Now I am stuck It just wouldn't shut down properly. Please help! I feel like it has something to do with the BIOS but I don't know what, i'm not that great with computers.
Thank you guys! please let me know if you guys need any more details
I had the same problem. After I instjalled the GPU, windows stoped shutting down properlly. The problem was that I used the driver provided with the videocard in a CD. Instead, go to the manufacturers website and download latest version. When I did that, it fixed the problem.
If by any chance, you had been using the latest driver, try getting an older version
i had that issue with my asus mb..few people had that problem too. the easy fix is power off the system. pull the ac power to the mb so that the power good led drains. then use the clear cmos. then go in and reset back to factory defaults (f5) save and exit. go into windows and it should shut down fine. if the error is gone..go back and reset your ram speed to the xmp profile.
none of the suggestions worked . Also, I had 2 IT friends work on it and took it down to MicroCenter and none of them knows what is wrong with it. This kinda suck. I'm stuck with a computer that doesn't wake up from a sleep state and that doesn't shutdown fully.
I'm going to buy a new mobo and see that will fix the problem. That won't be very soon.
So for now I'm just going to leave the computer on and only shut it down if i'm going to be away for a long time. That should be fine right?
You need to start your trouble shooting with just the bare bones components (i.e. CPU, memory, integrated graphics processor, HDD (not SSD)). Add components one at a time until you find the offending device.
I've installed bios 1.20 i've taken out the SSD and the graphics card. Still no luck This is just so frustrating. Thank you for all your help though guys. Really appreciate it. I'll just hope that buying a new mobo will fix it.
Update: So the I couldnt figure out what the hell the problem was so I went and bought a new motherboard (P8Z77-M Pro). That solved the problem. I still have the same hardwares attached to the mobo and now it actually shuts down. ASROCK mobo was defective.