When I restart my computer, power goes off then on...

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How do I stop the power from going off then on when I restart the computer?
I have an ASUS P5WD2 PREMIUM mobo.

Someone with the same mobo as me said that this is normal? Is there a way around this?

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Indeed, I'd have thought that was normal. I'm confused as to why it's a problem anyway.

I doubt there's anything you can do about it anyway, aside from setting up a seperate power source for the fans :/

Ant :cool:
 
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williamw11 said:
Surely thats normal when restarting. :confused:

No, the whole point of the reset or restart is surely so that the power isn't cut then started again, which can cause damage and wear to drives, etc? Or so I thought.

At least I know when I restart my PC, the power is not cut, and never has been on any PC Ive used.
 
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Conscript said:
No, the whole point of the reset or restart is surely so that the power isn't cut then started again, which can cause damage and wear to drives, etc? Or so I thought.

At least I know when I restart my PC, the power is not cut, and never has been on any PC Ive used.

Are we talking the reset BUTTON on the option to reset in windows :)

Ant :cool:
 
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I'm talking about going to start>turn off computer> restart in windows xp. How do I stop the power from cutting off then on? My old pc kept the power on when restarting!!!
 
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earlyflash said:
Probably nothing, it'll be a function of the PSU at a guess.
I doubt it, the board controls the psu and is the only thing that can switch it on and off. Try poking around with the power settings in the bios.
 
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I'd say there will be a time between when the mobo switches off the PSU and switches it back on again. Its probably longer with this board than with a previous one meaning you know its happened, whereas you havent noticed before.

I think we need to remember that PC hardware works in much shorter time periods than we can perceive - hence your other PC was also turning off and on, you just weren't aware. Hence the wear and tear is no doubt identical.

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Joe42 said:
I doubt it, the board controls the psu and is the only thing that can switch it on and off. Try poking around with the power settings in the bios.
What I mean't was the delay is probably a function of the PSU, and thus probably not configurable.

Either way, I wouldn't worry about it unduly.
 
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It isn't actually a problem surely - it won't do any damage and doesn't really matter tbh.

Is there any reason that you don't want it to do this or are you just not sure why its doing it?
 
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