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Windows 7: Booting/PC starting problem?

26 Jul 2016   #11
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

I would not concern yourself with this, the quoted life for a PSU switch is likely to be measured in millions of operations so even if you turned it off and on several times an hour the switch would likely last thousands of years, and even if it did fail they are normally standard items that are available for pennies


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26 Jul 2016   #12
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I have the same power supply and I noticed the same reaction after turning off the power supply.
I called Asus and they explained that it was normal because the power supply was doing a self test after the power supply was turned off and back on again.
It acted the same way when the AX-860i was installed the first time.
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26 Jul 2016   #13
saresu

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICIT2LOL View Post
No mate I am not saying that you have probably damaged the contacts or the PSU just that the least you use that method of shutting the PSU down the less likely to are to create more wear on the switch contacts.

Now we can get back to the problem if you get into safe mode run these
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
Disk Check < if necessary include the /f and /r in the command line as per Option2
Run these in safe mode and the sfc often best run for two to three runs

Now it this gets system going properly again then all well and good if not run this for us so we can rule out the PSU rail voltages.
Using HW Info
PART A:
You can test the volts on the PSU with HW Info HWiNFO, HWiNFO32/64 - Download < download the right bit version and close the right hand window select Sensors and scroll down to the power section where you will see what the volts are doing see my pic. In my pic the section (Nuvoton) with VBATT as a dead give away you are in the section for the rail voltages. There are other section titles and one that pops up often is ITE (sometimes the usual one for Gigabyte boards)
Now the voltage on the different rails have to be within 5% =+/- of what is required or the machine will not work properly if at all.
Limits +/-
12v = 11.4 12.6v
5v = 4.74 5.25v
3.3v = 3.135 3.465v
The Power good signal voltage at pin 8 on the 24 pin plug (grey cable) should be the same as the 5v rail reading/s
See this for the rail voltage info
PSUs 101: A Detailed Look Into Power Supplies (Section 2.)
The original right hand window shows the machine running and is handy for that but for looking at the components in some detail close it and use the main left hand side panel
FOR OTHER COMPONENTS
PART B:
Open each small square with + in it on the section the components are in and then click on the individual component/s (it will highlight in blue) - in the right hand side will appear all sorts of details including brands speeds and other essential info that particular device. See pic for example.

I did all that. So far so good. So is everything apparently alright?
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26 Jul 2016   #14
saresu

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP 1
 
 

resuming: you guys usually don't/rarely operate the PSU's switch like I've been doing all this time. Right?

that's common sense that I was totally ignorant about.
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26 Jul 2016   #15
saresu

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP 1
 
 

Anyway. I'm really glad I came to get help here. Thanks a lot! Problem solved
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27 Jul 2016   #16
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Yep well that is good I only mentioned the PSU issue because as quoted by Scott Mueller (the link authour) PSU's are more commonly a problem than most people think they are and I agree with that usually folks dive straight in for the GPU or hard drive for example but if you think about it NOTHING works without a good PSU
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