Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost
I'm not sure what an illegal shutdown is. Have you tried updating the drivers
to the absolute latest? It sounds like there's an issue with it going into sleep/standby.
Illegal shutdown is just powering off (holding power button down until it turns off) - unplugging the mains cord or anything - when you can't see to shut down the normal way.
Not to worry though because I ended up doing a Windows reinstall as things were going from bad to worse. Now I have the AX 850 up and running (I put new thermal again in that) and I have been able to install the Xonar DG sound card as well - it wouldn't install properly either. Plus the UEFI is now behaving itself - so far (forever the pessimist until I know it's right
So I am now thinking perhaps the original install of the OS was only 99c in the dollar.