I bought a new acer aspire laptop and immediately upgraded the HD, RAM and OS. The factory image on the original hard drive works great. So I don't think this is a hardware issue. On the Win7 Ult x64 install on the new hard drive, it won't shut down. If you click start shutdown, windows shuts down nicely, the hard drive light goes out, but it doesn't power off. It just sits there with a blank screen, fans spinning and the power light on. You have to hold the power button 5 sec to kill the power. Then you can press it again for a normal boot. this impeads restart as well. same behavior from save mode. I've installed all the drivers from the make your own backup dvd i burned off the factory image. I've also extracted the drivers from the working factory image and applied them one by one in device manager on the new install. Any ideas on how to get it to shut down? I still have the factory image on the original hard drive, so i can swap the drives back and forth to boot and look for more drivers...
Acer Aspire 5560-7402
new hd - seagate 750gb ssd hybrid
bumped to 8gb ram
Windos 7 Ultimate x64