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PC Issue - turning off after startup

Mon Mar 04, 2019 12:16 pm

My last 2 custom builds have lasted 7 years. My current PC is about 4-and-a-half years old and has recently started turning off 5-10 seconds after I power on BUT will stay on all day if I immediately turn it back on. Have given it a thorough clean with the air duster and unplugged unnecessary peripherals, to no avail. Should I just put up with it until I decide to upgrade??
 
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Re: PC Issue - turning off after startup

Mon Mar 04, 2019 12:56 pm

Are there any errors in the Event Viewer?
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Re: PC Issue - turning off after startup

Mon Mar 04, 2019 12:56 pm

Sounds like a PSU problem to me. If you replace it with a decent one, you should be able to carry the new PSU over to your next build, when that eventually happens.
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Re: PC Issue - turning off after startup

Mon Mar 04, 2019 2:48 pm

Thanks. my CPU is an Intel i3-4330. Will have to wait a bit for the upgrade tho... have been unemployed quite a while. Hey, maybe it's overuse - wouldn't be on the computer so much if I had a job!!!
 
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Re: PC Issue - turning off after startup

Mon Mar 04, 2019 4:39 pm

Ditto the PSU.
 
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Re: PC Issue - turning off after startup

Mon Mar 04, 2019 6:24 pm

Reseat everything if you can too. Marginal problems like this are just as likely to be a loose connection somewhere as they are to be faulty hardware.

Poweroff on a cold boot but success the second time around sounds to me as if the normal boot settings are unstable and you're booting in BIOS safe settings/defaults the second time round. Depends on your motherboard and BIOS to a large extent but I've definitely seen the "oops the normal settings failed, let's try again with safe defaults" behaviour from a lot of boards. It's often called boot guard or similar in the UEFI.

Could be failing motherboard/PSU/RAM or it could just be a misaligned pin in the CPU socket or poor power delivery to something.
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Re: PC Issue - turning off after startup

Mon Mar 04, 2019 6:34 pm

Might not hurt to replace the BIOS battery as well.
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Re: PC Issue - turning off after startup

Mon Mar 04, 2019 6:41 pm

I actually have the same problem as well. The PSU isn't that old, maybe a 2 or 3 yrs old. Everything else is new. I get an error code of 24 on the board. Gigabyte ax370 gaming 5. I tried looking at the events viewer when I first got the board, but could never actually figure out how to fix it. EVENTID: 10016 and none of the various fixes I tried actually fixed the problem.
 
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Re: PC Issue - turning off after startup

Wed Mar 06, 2019 6:26 am

BIOS battery is a good one I'd forgotten about. If your PC has spent a lot of time powered off in the last few years, that's quite likely.

Another culprit for this is if it happens after a BIOS update or graphics card change - The motherboard can't successfully UEFI boot so it gives up, reboots and reverts to a legacy boot. Auto setting usually tries UEFI first, test it by changing to legacy boot and see if it works first time every boot after that.
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Re: PC Issue - turning off after startup

Wed Jul 24, 2019 3:56 am

awakeningcry wrote:
My last 2 custom builds have lasted 7 years. My current PC is about 4-and-a-half years old and has recently started turning off 5-10 seconds after I power on BUT will stay on all day if I immediately turn it back on. Have given it a thorough clean with the air duster and unplugged unnecessary peripherals, to no avail. Should I just put up with it until I decide to upgrade??



This also happened to my pc and the cause was my faulty psu. Because of this my ram also become defected.
 
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Re: PC Issue - turning off after startup

Mon Nov 11, 2019 5:36 pm

Chrispy_ wrote:
Reseat everything if you can too. Marginal problems like this are just as likely to be a loose connection somewhere as they are to be faulty hardware.

Poweroff on a cold boot but success the second time around sounds to me as if the normal boot settings are unstable and you're booting in BIOS safe settings/defaults the second time round. Depends on your motherboard and BIOS to a large extent but I've definitely seen the "oops the normal settings failed, let's try again with safe defaults" behaviour from a lot of boards. It's often called boot guard or similar in the UEFI.

Could be failing motherboard/PSU/RAM or it could just be a misaligned pin in the CPU socket or poor power delivery to something.

Thanks. my CPU is an Intel i3-4330. Will have to wait a bit for the upgrade tho... have been unemployed quite a while. Hey, maybe it's overuse - wouldn't be on the computer so much if I had a job!!!
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Re: PC Issue - turning off after startup

Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:50 pm

Keep the PC on 24/7. Let it sleep when idle. Won't have to wait for it to boot unless you really have to.
 
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Re: PC Issue - turning off after startup

Tue Nov 12, 2019 6:43 am

Igor_Kavinski wrote:
Keep the PC on 24/7. Let it sleep when idle.audacity temp mail origin Won't have to wait for it to boot unless you really have to.

exactly, thanks bro
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Re: PC Issue - turning off after startup

Tue Nov 12, 2019 7:56 am

Chrispy_ wrote:
Reseat everything if you can too. Marginal problems like this are just as likely to be a loose connection somewhere as they are to be faulty hardware.

Poweroff on a cold boot but success the second time around sounds to me as if the normal boot settings are unstable and you're booting in BIOS safe settings/defaults the second time round. Depends on your motherboard and BIOS to a large extent but I've definitely seen the "oops the normal settings failed, let's try again with safe defaults" behaviour from a lot of boards. It's often called boot guard or similar in the UEFI.

Could be failing motherboard/PSU/RAM or it could just be a misaligned pin in the CPU socket or poor power delivery to something.


Agree with this. Sometimes a "faulty PSU" is just a corroded connection somewhere. Removing and reseating the CPU and RAM would fix this by just scratching the corrosion off during the process. Back in the day, we used to use a pencil eraser to clean the RAM connector...

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