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    Another M2-ATX Question / Problem

    Hello guys Here we go again.

    I have the Intel D945GCLF2 mother board.

    I just bought my M2-ATX and i have checked the Wiring 5 times, and my best mate who has the same PSU with no issues on his end.

    I have the PSU running currently in Mode 2

    I Turn my Switch ON and the computer boots into Windows Vista SP1 Perfect and very fast.

    I press my switch off and the computer shuts down and turns off for 3-5seconds and boots back into windows.

    OR

    I press Start > shutdown > OK and the computer shuts down and turns off for 3-5seconds and boots back into windows.

    The Remote wire has 0.00Volts running to it when the switch is "OFF"

    when the switch is on it has 12.46v

    I made a short and separate Remote switch because i though that might have been my issue but even after making another short one in my boot i am still getting the same problem.

    I am going to go home after work and check everything ONE LAST TIME and touch base on this I am more than sure everything is fine and i have everything correct.

    The P4 power supply that goes from the PSU to the Mobo i had to make my self as i couldn't buy one.

    I just copied both of them to each other. so i think that is correct...

    thePost i made earlier with this problem i thought might have been the issue I formatted and reinstalled windows as it was on my 24V PSU before i got M2-ATX but that wasn't the case my issue is still happening.

    This here is also another Post i made referring to this issue :: HERE
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    Update the bios to the latest version

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    hey dude yeah i updated it and it all worked...

    It still hasn't fixed my issue.

    I am not thinking 2 things.

    1: windows vista (Bull **** what would the OS have anything to do selling it to turn on!)

    2: P4-P4 Power Adapter (i made it my self. and just joined all 4 wires to the other side that they go on.)
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    Don't know what your problem is then as the bios update sorted my problem.

    It wont be anything to do with the os so u can rule that out, and I can't see it would be your cable either really but i could be wrong (Usually am lol)

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    Look in the bios for a setting "upon power failure" (or something like that) and choose to "do nothing" or "stay off" (or something like that).
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    Ok Ta will do i have currently set it to "Stay Off"

    and i have the other power feature set to "S3" but if i set it to "S1" it doesn't seem to do anything any ways...
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    I would put the m2 in "dumb" mode then manually switch the MB on/off and see what happens..
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    ok will do, at the moment,

    I have it in Mode 2

    I have two Switches on my Dash.

    1 12volt Constant to Computer

    2 Mother Board On/Off

    so i flick the first switch and supply it with power.

    then press and hold the 2nd button down for 2 seconds. and she boots into windows.

    when i want to shut her down.

    I press and hold the 2nd button down for 2 seconds and she initiates the shutdown.

    then when my 7" LCD turns blue and looses its VGA signal i turn the 12Volt constant off..

    and each time i boot into windows she does not try to do the system recovery thing so i am not damaging it in any way.

    I am running out of time to get her sorted now so i have to make a relay up for my whole stereo unit as there isn't enough Juice coming out of J6 to power all my amps and capacitors up via remote.

    I leaving for a road trip on Thursday morning next week and i have lots of other **** to sort out first.

    thanks very much for all your guys help i will be making my boot nice and neat now and cleaning all my mess up and leaving it how she it for a while.

    She'll have to do as she is till i get more time to work out whats wrong with her.
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    I will be installing the same mobo (almost) with the m2-atx. What other accessory will I need to power this at home for initial setup or maintenance? I know I need the power brick but what cable or accessory kit has the DC jack in order to plug in the adaptor.
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    well i would highly recommend installing window and everything when its in ur car with the M2-ATX.

    I didn't and i am experiencing problems... but i have formatted and started again but still experiencing problems.

    its just another thing that could cause a problem.

    you should get all the connectors for the PSU...

    u will need a P4 - P4 connector and if thats not in the box then you will need to find 2x old PSU from ur desktop computer and cut the cords and make ur own one.
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