PC will not power up after shutdown -h now command
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Is this error repeatable? I mean, if you launch the shutdown command again, does the system refuse to boot afterwards?
If not I would just see this as a hiccup of the system, something that sometimes can happen, and don't bother with it.
If you can repeat the error it would be worth to find out if this is software or hardware error (I would tend to the hardware side, since you said that you have replaced hardware recently).
Last edited by TobiSGD; 01-31-2013 at 10:35 AM.
Reason: typos, typos everywhere
If the computer wouldn't be able to handle the OS there would be issues when you run the system, not when it is powered off.
Did this problem occur before you changed the PSU? Do you possibly have a spare PSU for testing?
The problem persist. The system powers off when I do shutdown -h now. It will then not power on. Nothing happens when I press the power button. This problem occurred before I replaced the power supply. That is the reason I replaced the power supply.
If I remove the motherboard battery then replace, the pc powers on but does not boot, it gives one long beep then two short beeps. I tried powering up without graphics card and/or nics, same problem. Only after repeating taking cards off and on will system power on and boot. Getting very frustrated. This is my dev machine and if it keeps up may just trash it and a $299 pc from Dell.
please, explain, what is your system parameters and component - motherboard brand and model, processor, video, PSU, etc. how old it is?
do electrolytic capacitators on video and motherboard is ok, flat, not http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capacitor_plague
even if all looks ok, there are a many different possibilities to hardware problem - i e some time ago i have sometimes totally hang up my computer. changed PSU -yet still have problems. changed again - now problems is gone,but i check swapped PSU with PSUtester - it looks ok. with another motherboard with approx the same consumption it works ok. in bios hw monitor it too show ok voltage. i think, my intel dg965ss motherboard is very sensitive to PSU. my next motherboard will be ASUS, i think
I have decided to live with problem. It boots ok (after checking the disk) if I turn the power switch off then on. Its an old computer and I use it for a dev box. Thanks to everyone for the help. I will replace the video card someday.
Distribution: Cinnamon Mint 17.3 and 18 at present.
I had a similar problem. On trying to power on... nothing happened, it wouldn't even POST! I replaced the power supply and got the same answer. Changed CMOS battery, still nothing!
I eventually discovered that a wee plastic clip holding the momentory action power switch in place had broken causing the switch to drop behind the front button. Pushing the button no longer activated the switch. The answer was to remove the front bezel and fit a hard foam pad to keep the switch in the correct position. Sorted!
Hope your problem is equally something simple and similar.
Now, if I could just work out why my ML370 G4 won't POST either...