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Windows 7: Power Off issue

24 Mar 2011   #1
gallicbear

Windows 7 and XP
 
 
Power Off issue

Hi there. Trying to figure out a new motherboard ASUS M4A78LT-M with a 3-core Athlon CPU, running windows 7 64bit. I had never had this problem before on other PCs. When I press the power off button on the front, it automatically restarts the PC after a few seconds. The only way to keep it 'off' is to turn off the powersupply switch in the back. I have tried every setting in Windows, in BIOS. Nothing helps. What I am left with is the connector on the board itself. There is a 2 pin connector called 'PWRSW' described as ATX power button/soft-off button in the manual. Should it be connected at all? If not, how will the front switch act when I press it? Thanks in advance for your help.


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24 Mar 2011   #2
pooch

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gallicbear View Post
Hi there. Trying to figure out a new motherboard ASUS M4A78LT-M with a 3-core Athlon CPU, running windows 7 64bit. I had never had this problem before on other PCs. When I press the power off button on the front, it automatically restarts the PC after a few seconds. The only way to keep it 'off' is to turn off the powersupply switch in the back. I have tried every setting in Windows, in BIOS. Nothing helps. What I am left with is the connector on the board itself. There is a 2 pin connector called 'PWRSW' described as ATX power button/soft-off button in the manual. Should it be connected at all? If not, how will the front switch act when I press it? Thanks in advance for your help.
Hello gallicbear

click on start, type "power" (without the ") in search programs and files, select power options. In the new window on the left hand side you will see "Choose what the power button does"

I hope this helps

Edit Make sure that you haven't swapped the power/reset plugs
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24 Mar 2011   #3
gallicbear

Windows 7 and XP
 
 

Thank you, pooch, for your reply. The setting 'what the power button does was already set correctly. But I opened the box and saw that I had swapped two plugs on the motherboard. Now it's working fine.
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