Help me identify the stages of shutdown I reach?

Discussion in 'DIY Computers' started by Mike Barnard, Sep 18, 2011.

  1. Mike Barnard

    Mike Barnard Guest

    Odd subject I know, but the best description my addled brain can
    manage.

    I have a homebuilt, (2007) PC currently running a legal copy of
    windows 7 ultimate. When I shut it down, either from the screen or by
    pressing the power button on the box, Windows will shut down nicely.
    BUT there is always a fan still running in the box? I'm about to dig
    deeper, but is there a comon r4ason for something like this to happen?

    Thanks.

    Mike.
    --
    Mike Barnard, Worthing, UK.

    Homebuild gaming PC:
    Tsunami Dream case & Thermaltake 750w PSU.
    ASUS P5B-E mobo (1807 bios) / Intel Core2 [email protected] / 4 gig DDR2 ram
    Nvidea GTX260 graphics.
    Creative Labs Xfi Xtreme Gamer - Logitech 5.1 surround sound
    Sennheiser RS140 wireless headphones.
    C 256gb WD sata300
    D TSSTcorpCD/DVDW SH-S182M Lightscribe
    E 675gb WD sata300
    F 250gb Maxtor sata150
    G 250gb WD sata300
    H 320 WD sata300
    I USB Card reader
    J USB Card reader
    K USB Card reader
    L USB Card reader
    M 500gb WD external MyBook pro.
    Razer Deathadder gaming mouse
    Old, but comfortable, Logitech keyboard
    Windows 7 Ultimate, all patches. Legal.
    Zone Alarm, free version.
    Eset Nod32 anti virus.
    Webroot spysweeper.
    Ad-Aware
     
    Mike Barnard, Sep 18, 2011
    #1
    1. Advertisements

  2. Mike Barnard

    Chris Whelan Guest

    Does the PSU fan have a run-on facility to prevent overheating after
    shutdown? I have that with one of my boxes; it continued to run for about
    five minutes after shutdown. Or does it keep running "forever"?

    Chris
     
    Chris Whelan, Sep 18, 2011
    #2
    1. Advertisements

  3. Mike Barnard

    Mike Barnard Guest

    Hi.

    It's the PSU fan *and* the CPU fan. I've checked the BIOS settings and
    the OS settings. All seem to point to just "shut down". I normally
    press the power button for 5 seconds to shut it off after windows has
    closed so maybe I should leave it to see if it *is* forever. I think
    it is...

    --
    Mike Barnard, Worthing, UK.

    Homebuild gaming PC:
    Tsunami Dream case & Thermaltake 750w PSU.
    ASUS P5B-E mobo (1807 bios) / Intel Core2 [email protected] / 4 gig DDR2 ram
    Nvidea GTX260 graphics.
    Creative Labs Xfi Xtreme Gamer - Logitech 5.1 surround sound
    Sennheiser RS140 wireless headphones.
    C 256gb WD sata300
    D TSSTcorpCD/DVDW SH-S182M Lightscribe
    E 675gb WD sata300
    F 250gb Maxtor sata150
    G 250gb WD sata300
    H 320 WD sata300
    I USB Card reader
    J USB Card reader
    K USB Card reader
    L USB Card reader
    M 500gb WD external MyBook pro.
    Razer Deathadder gaming mouse
    Old, but comfortable, Logitech keyboard
    Windows 7 Ultimate, all patches. Legal.
    Zone Alarm, free version.
    Eset Nod32 anti virus.
    Webroot spysweeper.
    Ad-Aware
     
    Mike Barnard, Sep 18, 2011
    #3
  4. Mike Barnard

    Bernard Peek Guest

    It's possible that the OS is still running. I've heard of device-driver
    problems preventing the OS from shutting down. As a first step I would
    suggest checking that any hardware drivers are the latest versions.
     
    Bernard Peek, Sep 18, 2011
    #4
  5. Mike Barnard

    Rob Morley Guest

    Happened to me once - ISTR it was something to do with a powered USB hub
    I'd put in the floppy bay. Don't ask me how 5VSB gets to run the fans,
    but I think it was something like that.
     
    Rob Morley, Sep 27, 2011
    #5
    1. Advertisements

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments (here). After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.