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Windows 7: New PC


04 Jun 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
 
 
New PC

So, I purchased a new PC and it's running great except for a couple of things. For reference, and to cut down on the size of this post, these are the parts I used for my build.

Problem 1 - When I press the power button to start the PC from being completely powered off, it shuts off briefly about 5 seconds later. Shortly after shutting off, it boots back up again and Windows boots normally. Anyone experience anything like this and have found solutions?

Problem 2 - I am using Intel Smart Response for SSD caching. Every time I start my PC from being completely powered off and log in, Intel Smart Response does not automatically enable. Does anyone have any information for how to get this to auto-enable? I see the system tray icon, however it says it is not running.

Any information would be greatly appreciated.


Thanks!
Sean

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05 Jun 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sean1082 View Post
So, I purchased a new PC and it's running great except for a couple of things. For reference, and to cut down on the size of this post, these are the parts I used for my build.

Problem 1 - When I press the power button to start the PC from being completely powered off, it shuts off briefly about 5 seconds later. Shortly after shutting off, it boots back up again and Windows boots normally. Anyone experience anything like this and have found solutions?

Problem 2 - I am using Intel Smart Response for SSD caching. Every time I start my PC from being completely powered off and log in, Intel Smart Response does not automatically enable. Does anyone have any information for how to get this to auto-enable? I see the system tray icon, however it says it is not running.

Any information would be greatly appreciated.


Thanks!
Sean
Hello Sean this is new ground for me. I have done some reading and the only answer I have at the moment is to ensure that you have the latest Intel drivers for the Smart response as the earlier drivers seemed to be quite buggy.
You should be able to get them here; http://us.acer.com/ac/en/US/content/drivers
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05 Jun 2011   #3

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Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 X64 (Windows 8.1, Linux Mint, Windows XP and others in VM)
 
 

I am not familar with the smart response function of the board. However, with the startup problem you are having, boot into bios and load optimized defaults, save and exit - see if that solves your problem. If it does and you want to alter the bios, change things 1 at a time and retry startup each change. By doing it that way, if some setting you are using causes the same problem you will know which one it is.
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05 Jun 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RTM + SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
I am not familar with the smart response function of the board. However, with the startup problem you are having, boot into bios and load optimized defaults, save and exit - see if that solves your problem. If it does and you want to alter the bios, change things 1 at a time and retry startup each change. By doing it that way, if some setting you are using causes the same problem you will know which one it is.
Or if sll else fails, you'll need to doa bios update if there is one for your board.

I had the exact same problem except mine would not boot, press the case button or the start button on my board and it would imediatly shut off as soon as i let go, not to mention the 100's of ram errors.

But after a BIOS update, they all disapeared and, touch wood, have not had a problem.

As i said though, as a last resort update the BIOS.

Lucky
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05 Jun 2011   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
 
 

Thanks for the replies!

As for reverting BIOS to factory defaults, I haven't changed any settings. Any small changes I have made to SATA configuration etc., I have already tried to change back. No luck.

As for BIOS update and any other drivers, I'm almost certain I have them all, however, it wouldn't hurt to check again.
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05 Jun 2011   #6

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Asus has a feature where instead of a full boot up it will do a partial boot that will allow internet access and a few other simple features....ie mine from a cold boot a row of text about starting express gate/ black screen/green Asus splash screen/black screen with flashing line/Windows startup swirl/password screen
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05 Jun 2011   #7

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Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 X64 (Windows 8.1, Linux Mint, Windows XP and others in VM)
 
 

Mine was doing the same in startup as his. I went back into bios an pushed optimized defaults and solved the problem. Usually it is a case where some setting is wrong, the computer starts realizes the wrong setting, shuts down and readjusts, and boots back up. That's what was wrong in my case.
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05 Jun 2011   #8

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Problem 1: My Asus board does the "Partial boot, then goes quiet. Then full boot" Even without Express Gate enabled. But i know mine does it because it's got a dual Bios. So i pressume it is checking both bios's on the boot to make sure everything is ok and then selects the correct one to load off of.

Nothing in the actual bios changes this behaviour on my board. It's meant to do it from what i've read on their forums because i was the same at first and thought it strange. Has for your board i'm not sure...

Problem 2: Sorry, don't know.
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05 Jun 2011   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Problem number two confuses me, I don't see why you would need to run caching software for an ssd. That's the whole point of a ssd is the read speed is so much better Than a hdd you shouldn't need it. I think there would be a minimal improvement from running ssd caching software. Especially if it doesn't like to run right
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05 Jun 2011   #10

Debian Squeeze Stable 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kool1zero View Post
Problem number two confuses me, I don't see why you would need to run caching software for an ssd. That's the whole point of a ssd is the read speed is so much better Than a hdd you shouldn't need it. I think there would be a minimal improvement from running ssd caching software. Especially if it doesn't like to run right
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Cache onto SSD, then read off SSD is around 50% faster. For the OP, problem 1, did you plug in the headers on the board properly? Everything else plugged in tightly?
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