MB lights go out... machine runs, but can't switch users...???
Posted on 2006-07-10
I work with computers all day, but I must admit I'm a bit stumped with this problem regarding my home computer. Perhaps some of you hardware experts have some insight here.
I've got an MSI 865 PE motherboard with an AMI bios (v3.3) and a genuine intel 2.8 Ghz CPU. The problem is that, occasionally, the motheboard lights (power, etc on the front of the case) just go blank. When this happens, the computer will continue to run pretty much alright as long as I don't try to log out, and back in or switch users. I can still shut the machine down, but it takes awhile for it to complete the shutdown. This also only seems to happen when the machine has been idle for at least a few hours. I've tried disableing hibernate, suspend, hd shutdown and monitor shutdown in XP power save settings. Nothing has seemed to change this.
Thanks in advance,