Professional Web Applications Themes

power switch won't boot up? - Linux Setup, Configuration & Administration

I have the following strange behaviour on my NF7-S motherboard with an Antec case, Mandrake 9.2. Most of the time when I turn on the computer with the front case power-on switch the fans, HD and CDROM start up, but the machine won't boot until I hit the reset switch. However, if I turn off the power supply at the rear main switch, turn it back on again and then hit the front panel power switch it DOES boot without using the reset switch. I have checked the wiring of my switches to the MB and they seem fine. Any ...

  1. #1

    Default power switch won't boot up?

    I have the following strange behaviour on my NF7-S motherboard with an Antec
    case, Mandrake 9.2. Most of the time when I turn on the computer with the
    front case power-on switch the fans, HD and CDROM start up, but the machine
    won't boot until I hit the reset switch.

    However, if I turn off the power supply at the rear main switch, turn it
    back on again and then hit the front panel power switch it DOES boot
    without using the reset switch. I have checked the wiring of my switches to
    the MB and they seem fine.

    Any ideas why?

    Larry Gagnon
    --
    ********************************
    to send direct email remove "fake"
    Larry Guest

  2. #2

    Default Re: power switch won't boot up?

    On Sun, 11 Jan 2004 08:44:16 -0800, Larry Gagnon wrote:
     

    Two quick thoughts. First check jumper settings on motherboard. Don't know
    about this one, but sometimes there are jumpers for various power options.
    Same thing with BIOS. Check those settings, particularly concerning power
    management.


    wesley Guest

  3. #3

    Default Re: power switch won't boot up?

    On Sun, 11 Jan 2004 10:56:01 -0600, wesley <com> wrote: 
    >
    > Two quick thoughts. First check jumper settings on motherboard. Don't know
    > about this one, but sometimes there are jumpers for various power options.
    > Same thing with BIOS. Check those settings, particularly concerning power
    > management.[/ref]

    It might depend upon how it is being powered down. If it is shutting
    down, but not powering down automatically and the front switch is used to
    turn it off, that might be just putting it into suspend/standby mode.
    Then it comes back up in its last state (after shutdown) doing nothing.

    In that case, holding the switch for 5 seconds or more will usually turn
    it off completely. Whatever the case it is likely related to power
    management settings or jumpers and method of power down.

    --
    David Efflandt - All spam ignored http://www.de-srv.com/
    David Guest

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 6
    Last Post: March 30th, 06:33 PM
  2. Error on boot, Redhat ES 2.1 after power failure
    By John in forum Linux Setup, Configuration & Administration
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: October 15th, 04:45 PM
  3. Replies: 2
    Last Post: August 8th, 05:34 AM
  4. Boot after power fault
    By Joao in forum AIX
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: July 31st, 05:35 PM
  5. Blue Screen on Boot after Power Off.
    By Graham Jarvis in forum Windows XP/2000/ME
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: July 23rd, 01:58 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139