|I got this odd problem with a mini slimline computer of |
mine. It almost seems like a hardware problem, but want
to confirm it. It does it even without a hard drive
Ok, here it goes. When it's first plugged in, it stays off
like it should. Then you press power. No post, just
"powers" up. Press RESET, and "beep", does it's POST and
continues along it's merry way.
Now, here's the funny part. It will not shut off no matter
WHAT you try. In Windows, Linux, or any other OS, going
to Shut Down is no different than selecting reboot. It just
looks like a shutdown, but goes to POST all over again.
So, I try holding down the power button. Turns off, power
LED goes out for ONE second, comes back on, and POST's
again and reboots.
I'm at a loss. I tried to update the BIOS, but it told me the
BIOS is up to date, and wouldn't allow me to re-flash it for
the sake of trying it.
Overall, when it boots up, it's fine. Stress tests pass.
Considering it runs M0n0wall and is my main router, this
is a blessing, it'll come right back (except the failure to
cold boot). But, it's an annoyance, because when this
computer is retired to a guest computer, I'd like it to be
able to shut down without pulling the plug.