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By dghaus ·
I have an S661FXm-US motherboard with the latest bios update. Intel P4 3.01. I'm running XP Pro with SP2. My computer is home built and was working fine until recently. If I unplug the power cord to move it, there is no video signal after I re-power it. I have changed the ram, the hard drive, updated the bios, swapped power supplies, even changed motherboards. The only thing I haven't done is change the cpu. The only way to get it back up and running is to unplug the power cables from the motherboard, wait 10 minutes or so and plug them back in. Since the cpu is the only thing I haven't changed I suspect thats what it is, unless somebody has other ideas for me as I don't have a spare cpu nor do I want to buy one and then find out thats not the problem.

Thoughts?

Thanks, Darryl

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by willcomp In reply to Motherboard weidness

Let's make sure I've got this correct.

Only time problem occurs is when PC is unplugged. Can turn on using front panel switch without any problems after normal shutdown.

Your motherboard has an AC power auto recovery that may need to be disabled, if possible. Check BIOS section of manual and see if it can be disabled. Probably under power settings.

If that doesn't do the trick, post a comment to your question or reject this answer and we'll try some other approaches.

It is highly unlikely there is anything wrong with your CPU.

Dalton

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by dghaus In reply to Motherboard weidness

Thanks for getting back to me so quickly Dalton. There is a setting in the Power settings that you can change to have video Always On. Huh, go figure. It looks like you saved the day but I would like to try and leave it unplugged for more than 5 minutes next time. I'm sure that has it though. Thanks again.

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