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    PC Will Not Shut Down Completely

    I am having a problem with a PC that was "home-built", but not by me. It is an AMD Duron 800MHz using a Tyan MB. I am running XP Pro SP2, and have had other difficulties with the keyboard, which have at least temporarily been put to rest by buying a Logitech USB keyboard/wireless mouse combo. When I or my children shut down Windows, Windows shuts down OK, and the CRT stops communicating by going into the mode where its light flashes alternating amber and green, but the system power light stays on, flickering, with the internal speaker sometimes making static-like noise. I have to force the power off, usually by turning the surge-protector power off. So far, after a couple of weeks of near daily use, the PC boots up OK each time. Once, the Keyboard and mouse did not work, but I was able to hit the button on the bottom of the keyboard to restart the wireless communication again, and it worked fine.

    Has anyone seen these symptoms before, and have any ideas whether it is the motherboard, power supply, etc..., that would cause this problem?

    Thank you in advance for any help!
    Don Liebman
    San Diego, CA 92115

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    Re: PC Will Not Shut Down Completely

    Take a look at some of the articles here: Google Search: troubleshoot shut down. Some have links to other articles about shutdown problems. Should give you lots to check out.

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    Re: PC Will Not Shut Down Completely

    I tried one of the solutions in a MSKB link regarding USB problems with shutdown, and it appears to be working!

    Next time I will try "Googling" before "posting"!

    Thank you for pointing me in the right direction. <img src=/S/clapping.gif border=0 alt=clapping width=19 height=23>
    Don Liebman
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    Re: PC Will Not Shut Down Completely

    Glad to help. Even better that it seems like you've got it fixed. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

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