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Old 11-29-2013, 09:05 PM   #1
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Default Computer will not shut down or sleep

After trying many different fixes I decided just to save myself the headache and do a fresh install of Windows 7, but it still freezes every time I try to shutdown or go to sleep. And yes, all USB devices are disconnected.

I have an i5 2320 3GHZ, 8GB 1333mhz ddr3 ram, 1TB HDD, gigabyte geforce 660 GPU and this power supply: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... (it has served me well with no problems for over a year now...)

I tried removing my video card, and each stick of ram individually. And also flashing cmos and none of that helped. Unfortunately I don't have a spare power supply kicking around. Its worth noting that when booted up on the recovery partition of my hard drive I CAN restart.

Any help greatly appreciated!
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Old 11-29-2013, 11:56 PM   #2
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sorry the link for the psu was Newegg.ca - RAIDMAX HYBRID 2 RX-530SS 530W ATX12V V2.2/ EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Modular Power Supply, New Version with Build-in LED Fan On/Off Switch.

Also, I stole the PSU from my girlfriends computer and hooked it up to mine. The computer then properly shutdown once, and then back to the same problem with the following attempts. I guess that rules out PSU.
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Old 11-30-2013, 09:22 AM   #3
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have you tried taking all power sources out as well as the CMOS battery? its always a good trick.

it also might a hard drive issue..
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have you tried taking all power sources out as well as the CMOS battery? its always a good trick.

it also might a hard drive issue..
Yes I tried both those things and am also starting to suspect the HDD. I'm going to try booting off another one and see what happens.
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ya if you have another hdd. try cloning it using something like hirens boot cd. there is a bunch of nice programs on it. its a bootable windows xp and there is a win 7 version as well
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Connect my gfs hard drive and voila! It will now shut down properly! I've been looking for an excuse to get a ssd anyway. Thanks for the help.
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Use clonezilla or PC backup software | Acronis True Image..
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