restarting problem

By eltonpiko ·
hi every one iv gat a serious problem maybay one of your guys can help me out ive gat a pc with an asus p5p800 motherboard p4 running xp pro.well the problem is that the pc doesnt want to restart ,when i try to restart the pc shut down completely and wont turn on again even when i press power button i have to remove the power cord from the back and plug in again for it to turn on again.iv try replacing a new power supply ,install fresh window,upgrade bios,but no luck.plz help

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does it turn on when you short the two pins on the mobo where the

by robo_dev In reply to restarting problem

power switch connects?

If it does not, then the motherboard is faulty.

if it does, then make sure your power switch is functional and is connected properly to the motherboard

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power switch

by eltonpiko In reply to does it turn on when you ...

my power switch is working fine cause after i remove the power cord and replug it then press the power switch the pc start without any problem.i forgot to mension that when i press restart it shut down but the power led and the hd led remain on.

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Souns like your processor..

This might be due to your processor not being seated or is going (IE. need new processor).
Check your processor, take out and then re-seat it, first clean off the old thermal paste, and then apply new thermal paste (very small amount needed), then re-place the processor and fan. Also check your memory.
Hope this helps you.

Please post back if you have more problems or questions.

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Power settings?

by ozi Eagle In reply to restarting problem


Maybe your power settings put the PC into hibernation. This often causes problems, particularly with notebooks.

Go to power options in control panel and check.


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Try this

by Jacky Howe In reply to restarting problem

Try removing disconnecting all components except video card swap it if you have a known good one, add one memory module, CPU and heatsink fan, then try a restart. If it starts, connect the hard drive and try booting into the OS. Progressively add parts until the problem resurfaces.

It is also the Symptom of a short in the system somewhere or an overloaded, defective, PSU.

Excessive current causes the PSU over-current protection to kick in, shutting down the PSU, and it takes an AC mains power cycle to reset the OCP circuit.

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