Loosen the screws holding the board and check if something touches conductive.
Verified whether the problem exists with another power supply.
Hi, I'm the one with the issue ...The original poster (pccanada) was nice to help me by starting this thread
Thx for your 2 suggestions. Tried both and same thing happens. Litterally, the only way for me to shut this PC down is to flip the physical switch on the power supply. The when I flip the switch back on, it PC stays off untill I hit the power button. If I click on sleep, hibernate, or shut down, the PC just turns itself right back on. I also tried disabling the inboard video and using another video card, but that didn't help either.
This is so frustrating.
Check the shutdown command from command prompt. Use shutdown /? for more informations.
I took everything out and ran the system barebone. It turned off!! I put everything back in one by one and the problem was my Firewaire PCI card. For some reason this mobo doesn't like. I used that card in my other board without any problems. Anyway, I'm pumped! Thanks guys!
If you look in the firewire card's properties in Device Manager, there might be a Power Management tab where you can turn off the card's ability to wake the PC from sleep.
Also, for next time, you can open a command prompt and type "powercfg -lastwake" without the quotes - it'll tell you what last woke the computer from sleep.
Will this work for any intel board? I have a 102GGC2 that does the same thing. Win xp Pro, 3.2 G processor and only Gforce 8400, Railink Network board and Soundblaster Live pci boards installed.
That is correct Silverwolf109. That procedure could be done on any Intel motherboard.
You can also clear the CMOS removing the battery for about an hour Desktop Boards — Troubleshooting BIOS issues
Please remove any additional accessory such as video card, wireless card, hard drive etc.
The, please start the components one at the time until you find the one that is causing the behavior. If you are able to swap components to narrow the issue will be better.