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Frisco
Dec 22, 2004, 09:12 AM
I know this isn't a PC site, but this is all I know and trust so I thought I'd give it a try. Sorry if any one takes offense to a pC question on this site.

Any way,

My brother just gave me a PC for my mother. He built it himself, but there is one problem. I can't turn the computer on without first unplugging everything from the back of the computer, reconnecting everything and then pressing the power switch. If I don't do this everytime I shut the computer off, the hard disk doesn't start up and I see a message on the screen, "No Sync Status."

This problem doesn't occur when I reboot, only when I shut down. I don't know too much about the PC. It is a desktop, 1Gz AMD processor, 386 MB RAM, 2 60 Gig hard disks, usb and firewire cards installed. It isn't an OS problem--I just did a clean install of XP.

I am baffled with this one, so any ideas are greatly appreciated. It's not a major probelm, just a pain in the ass having to unplug and replug everything before this thing boots up.

John Frisco