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By cstaunton ·
I have one minor problem. When I reboot all is fine until it starts back up. I get normal shut down (regardless of the OS) It powers down, then backup. But at this point it does not continue to boot. I hear the HDD start up then shut down. If I hit the reset button it will boot. What am I doing wrong? Any ideas?

M/B is a Iwill XP333, AMD1900 with 256 ddr ram, and G3 Pro-VT64D vid card AMD approved 300 watt power supply I ran system diagnostics and all is comfortably within tolerances.

Everything works once started. I removed and reseated all the cards and connectors. No change. Every once in a while it will reboot normally. I have power management OFF.

Thanks for your help!

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by D_V Ant In reply to New M/B reboots part way ...

You may want to ensure that you have the latest BIOS for your mobo also. I understand that it is new, but a lot of times there will be numerous BIOS revisions ofter a mobo is released because of problems like this. Also contact the mobo manufacturerand report the problem to them.

I have also seen a network card cause a similar problem. On a soft restart, it would not get reinitialized properly. It was never really powered down, and therefor thought it was still active. This would cause thePOST to hang while trying to reinitiallize the NIC. You may be experiencing a similar problem. I would try removing all add-in cards one at a time and restart the computer numerous times before reinstalling and removing the next one. You will want to remove them from the OS so that you don't corrupt anything there while your troubleshooting.

Hope this helps

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by Gary_W In reply to New M/B reboots part way ...

Check for any contact between your motherboard and the case. Use standoffs to avoid contact and shorting out.

Gary

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by csmith In reply to New M/B reboots part way ...

This is usually a minor problem in the BIOS, such as the BIOS can not properly read the CPU Fan Speed, or like.
You can verify this, by rebooting with only the video card installed.
The problem will still occur.
(If it does not, its a card conflict/problem, obvoiusly)
Update the BIOS.
That usually fixes the problem.
Regards, Chris

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by dpalsen In reply to New M/B reboots part way ...

I might suspect a hard drive problem in this case. It sounds like the hard drive isn't spinning up quickly enough to be detected. However, this will only happen with a SCSI drive, generally. If it's an IDE, I'm not sure where the problem would reside. I would check the BIOS. One other thing you may want to do is to see if the BIOS is set to autodetect the drive. Try entering the drive specs so the BIOS knows what to look for and see if this still happens.

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by P.Loines In reply to New M/B reboots part way ...

I had this problem when the graphics card was not set to agp in the bios and also with the Apollo on board sound when the wrong drivers were installed.

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