When i shutdown my PC it restarts - M720

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syehmara
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Fri Jun 14, 2002 11:55 pm

Hello,
This problem is unsolved from last 4 years :( .I am sure its BIOS problem.Problem is..."When i shutdown my PC it restarts instead of shutdowning".Is there any BIOS settings to troubleshoot this?.Plz help me.Here is my PC specifications,

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BIOS Manufacturer : American Megatrends
BIOS ID : 61-0306-001437-00101111-071595-M720
BIOS Date : 07/15/95
BIOS OEM Signon :
BIOS ROM Size : Unknown
Chipset : Intel 440EX/LX rev 3
Super I/O Chip : ITE 8679 or 8680 found at port 279h
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ajzchips
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Sat Jun 15, 2002 4:24 am

Usually a problem with APM.
Have you updated to the latest BIOS release?
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Sat Jun 15, 2002 2:56 pm

It's BIOS problem in most cases.
However, I've seen this at work:
A computer (it was server for about 3 years, running 24h a day) with Asus P2B board sometimes couldn't power off. Windows shut down, HDD clicked (parking heads), then everything turned off for a moment (less than a second) and turned on again. It was power supply problem.
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syehmara
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Mon Jun 17, 2002 10:04 am

Hello,
I haven't try a new power supply.However i remember about 3 years back, one of the h/w troubleshooter have tried a new power supply, but the problem does not fixed.I haven't update my BIOS.
Due to this problem i swutch off my PC by the power button given at the back of CPU.And due to this my HD(Harddisk) get some bad sectors.
Now i badly needs this problem's solution.Is there anyone who can fix this problem?
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Mon Jun 17, 2002 8:39 pm

Bad sectors on HDD are not caused by powering the system off.
Try the latest BIOS. The board looks like PC Chips M720 - check http://go.to/th2
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syehmara
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Tue Jun 18, 2002 12:15 pm

Yes the board is M720.Since my PC does not shutdown automatically and intsead restarts.So When i press shutdown, the monitors light turn to orange grom yellow(this is the stage when HDD is temporarly off) and I immediately at this moment switch off the PC from the back button.I think there must be some harm to PC due to this.Well I will try to upgrade my BIOS.
Another thing is that, I am not getting any online support from "PC CHIPS".If somebody knows about "PC CHIPS online support " contact # then plz let me know.
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Tue Jun 18, 2002 7:40 pm

You can get BIOSes and manuals from azjchips' page http://go.to/ajz which he set up because PC Chips has very poor support.
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