Windows shuts down but power still on
I just setup a new rig for a friend.. and installed his XP Home, Japanese version.
All is fine, but funny thing is when you shutdown, it does shut down, including the harddrive activity led etc.. however the computer hardware is still on.. the CPU fan is still turning, etc..
Another weird thing is when i REBOOT, same thing happens, the computer shut's down, but doesnt go back on.. but like the shutdown scenario the fans are still turning..
Normally i'd think it's hardware problem.. i troubleshooted everything, and everything seems to be fine on the hardware leveL.
also.. weird thing is.. when i reformatted and installed windows XP pro, ENGLISH version, everything seems to be fine.. shutdown, reboot, all is well.. confirms that the hardware is OK. .
so reformatted again and installed the XP Home, japanese version.. same problem.. did it all over again. same thing.. weird ey?
what do you think is the problem?