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When I restart my computer, power goes off then on...

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by smsmasters, 9 May 2006.

  1. smsmasters

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    How do I stop the power from going off then on when I restart the computer?
    I have an ASUS P5WD2 PREMIUM mobo.

    Someone with the same mobo as me said that this is normal? Is there a way around this?

    Thanks
     
  2. tedaC

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    Is this not the point in restarting the computer ? ( not trying to be rude )
     
  3. smsmasters

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    ???

    My old computer didn't cut the power when it restarted. So why does this happen with my new pc with this mobo?
     
  4. HAz

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    U mean all the fans stop for a few seconds then start again???
    Like as if you were to unplug it then boot it back up?
     
  5. smsmasters

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    ^Yes, that's exactly what I mean.
     
  6. vanandjuanunited

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    Surely thats normal when restarting. :confused:
     
  7. WantoN

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    Indeed, I'd have thought that was normal. I'm confused as to why it's a problem anyway.

    I doubt there's anything you can do about it anyway, aside from setting up a seperate power source for the fans :/

    Ant :cool:
     
  8. Conscript

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    No, the whole point of the reset or restart is surely so that the power isn't cut then started again, which can cause damage and wear to drives, etc? Or so I thought.

    At least I know when I restart my PC, the power is not cut, and never has been on any PC Ive used.
     
  9. WantoN

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    Are we talking the reset BUTTON on the option to reset in windows :)

    Ant :cool:
     
  10. smsmasters

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    I'm talking about going to start>turn off computer> restart in windows xp. How do I stop the power from cutting off then on? My old pc kept the power on when restarting!!!
     
  11. earlyflash

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    Probably nothing, it'll be a function of the PSU at a guess.
     
  12. Joe42

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    I doubt it, the board controls the psu and is the only thing that can switch it on and off. Try poking around with the power settings in the bios.
     
  13. noxidjkram@hotm

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    I'd say there will be a time between when the mobo switches off the PSU and switches it back on again. Its probably longer with this board than with a previous one meaning you know its happened, whereas you havent noticed before.

    I think we need to remember that PC hardware works in much shorter time periods than we can perceive - hence your other PC was also turning off and on, you just weren't aware. Hence the wear and tear is no doubt identical.

    M
     
  14. loltim

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    Doesn't matter? neither option turns the PC completely off. Maybe you have the PWR and RST wires on the wrong pins or something, dunno.
     
  15. smsmasters

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    Does anyone with the same mobo as me experience the same problem?
     
  16. earlyflash

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    What I mean't was the delay is probably a function of the PSU, and thus probably not configurable.

    Either way, I wouldn't worry about it unduly.
     
  17. smsmasters

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  18. A.N.Other

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    It isn't actually a problem surely - it won't do any damage and doesn't really matter tbh.

    Is there any reason that you don't want it to do this or are you just not sure why its doing it?
     
  19. smsmasters

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    I'm just not sure why it does this.
     
  20. smsmasters

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