I've just built a computer from lots of bits left over after updating two others, everything seems to be working as it should except that when I try to shut it down, the monitor goes blank with no signal but the cpu fan and power supply fan do not stop, i.e. all that appears to be happening is the output from the graphics card to the monitor is switching off but the rest of the system is still running so to speak. M/b is a gigabyte dual bios GA-6BA7+ with PIII 800 cpu, 32Mb Banshee AGP graphics and Creative AWE 64 sound card (ISA) running win 98se. Any help is appreciated, it may be something simple I have forgotton in the BIOS! ??
have you tried pressing the power button on the pc to switch it off?
we have two pcs in our office at work, both DELL systems, when you choose shutdown, one powers down completely, the other one stops at the "restart" message (both pcs running nt4.0) the latter is the newest of the two, only about 9 months old, the other is about three years old.
Thanks for the advice chaps, I will have a play tomorrow. From reading the MS website info, it seems like it could be the graphics card/drivers, I had to browse the cd for the correct file when loading the drivers today and I seem to remember that I didn't have to do that when loading them in the old machine - maybe something I have missed..................then again it could be as paperman27 and woodchip say. If I press (and hold)the power button the machine stops and when it is restarted scandisk does not run so windows is not detecting an improper shutdown. (the same happens when I switch the mains power off)