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New Build- Automatic Start Up After Shut Down

Hi, Just built my first comp, and everything actually went very smoothly until I shut it down. That's when I realized that within a couple of seconds of being safely shut off, the computer would just start itself up again. It would do this even from shutting down through BIOS, shutting down by using the actual Power button, and finally, after installing Windows, it would still restart even after using the "Start" "Shutdown" option.

I've found several boards on this, but most seem Windows related. Nevertheless, I tried all of the fixes (Unchecking auto-restart in the "advanced settings" of the system. Checking all BIOS settings for auto-on, and checking for "allow power-on by [insert any peripheral]", I also checked for "hidden" ones in the device manager, and adjusting the Front Panel wire connections on my Mobo. And none of these have fixed the problem.

Any help would be greatly appreciated, because with how smoothly this went, it'd be a shame for something like this to ruin it!

Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3L Ver. 2.0 Mobo
Intel Core 2 Duo E4500 2.2
2 X 1gb DDRII Mem
ATI ? PCIE video card
500 watt PSU

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Start up on shut down

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How do you have your boot sequence set up?

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Boot Up Sequence

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Hi there, I have the HD booting up first, and then the DVD drive. I also disabled the 3.5 from booting as I don't have one.

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Does anyone have any ideas of how to stop this, or is it just a faulty Mobo?

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Just a thought...

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Consider any software you have installed for possible conflicts. Some people had similar issues with some early versions of the new AVG 8.0. Do not know if this will help but I would start uninstalling one program at a time looking for improvement... that is if you have anything installed.

This is just an idea since you are not getting suggestions from others.


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Thanks for help

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Hi, thanks for the suggestion, but unfortunetly, it was happening even from shutting down from the BIOS screen on it's first boot. I did finally find someone on another forum with my exact same motherboard and exact same problem though! Following through and trying everything, he finally got the answer through the motherboard's tech support (which sounded like pulling teeth!) and it turns out that some of their boards have a bad transistor on them causing this strange problem. He RMA'd the board, got a new one, and the problem was solved. So bad news for me, I guess. But now I can hopefuly get this fixed. Thanks again for your time!

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