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    Machine won't restart

    Shutdown works fine, but a computer I,m building hangs/freezes when I try to restart. I have to turn it off, wait, and turn it on again after a few minutes. Running Windows XP Home. Any suggestions?Reformatted,changed power supplies,double checked front panel leads.The only other things I can think of are the reset switch itself(although it does function physically),or the vid card or modem.
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    Hardware guy Super Moderator FastGame's Avatar
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    Where does it hang/freeze ? what MB ? what v-card ?

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    Try one of the solutions here

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    It's an ECS K7S5A Pro MB,Radeon 7000 SDR vid card.After the what looks like normal resart in windows ie "windows is shutting down saving system settings etc" and upon a restart attempt there is either a freeze or the console comes up where you choose safe mode,last good configuration,start windows normally etc.Sometimes it freezes there also.I can shut down ok and then windows will start each time I do that,but no restart.Could there be a defective reset switch?I just tried an old pci vid card and still no go.It seems there is a delay in the refresh when I press the reset button.
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    I have built four machines with the ECS K7S5A. As luck would have it, I also put the Radeon 7000 in the first one. I never was able to get that machine to work properly until I replaced the Radeon 7000. Since I was having apparent compatibility problems, I chose the ECS SIS 315 256 bit card to replace the Radeon. It worked perfectly after the change. The ECS SIS 315 256 bit card is every bit, if not more capable than the Radeon 7000. I went on to use that card with the remaining three machines.
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