Win2000 shutdown/restart problem

Win2000 shutdown/restart problem

Post by pw » Tue, 17 Jun 2003 09:14:02



Hi,
I have tried to improve my old Dell Pentium 3 500Mhz by installing
Win2000Pro.

All works fine, but my computer no longer shuts down to power off. Nor does
it automatically restart from the start menu. I appears to get to a near
shutdown state -
- the screen goes black
- a "click" of a relay is heard somewhere inside
- a flashing flat cursor stays on the top left side of the screen
- the system stays in this state

I t does this when shutdown or restart is selected. I have to manually reset
the machine / switch off.
Could this mean -
(a) a new M/B in the near future (a fatal sign)
(b) updated drivers / BIOS are needed
(c) configuration somewhere?
(d) I'm being paranoid and need to get over it

Thanks