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    Unhappy Shutdown stalls and audio problems with PRIME B360M-A

    I built my PC in early 2019 and it has been smooth sailing up until a few months ago.
    Sometimes the computer fails to completely shut down. The display turns off and the fans reduce speed but remain on. I have to force shut down holding the power button.

    I have a dual boot with Windows and macOS on separate SSDs. I primarily use macOS so I thought it was a hackintosh related problem.... until I noticed that it happens in Windows as well.

    Another weird thing is while the shutdown stall happens at least a couple times a week, every ONCE in a while the audio won't be working in either operating system when I turn the computer back on. I.e. the audio option is completely greyed out. I can usually fix this by powering it off a couple times then the audio will be back.
    I'd say the issue with the audio failing happens maybe 5-10% of time the shutdown stall happens.

    Due to this happening in both my OS's I'm thinking it could be a failing PSU or motherboard. I'm wondering if anyone else has this problem with an ASUS board or if there's some way for me to troubleshoot / diagnose the problem. Thanks.

    Seasonic Focus Gold 600w PSU
    ASUS PRIME B360M-A
    3.6ghz Intel i3 8100 Quad Core
    16GB Ballistix DDR4
    Sapphire Radeon RX 580 8GB
    Samsung EVO 500gb SSD, Western Digital 1TB SSD

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    Hello,

    Despite it happening in both operating systems I would be tempted to install a fresh dummy OS on a separate drive and see if the problem persists there. A failing PSU will often result in random rebooting rather than any system stalls or hangs, and they would be sporadic based on load, not repetitious.


    Try installing a dummy OS and update the UEFI to the latest available version from the ASUS Support portal.

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    I unfortunately don't have a spare drive to install a dummy OS on. Both my external HDD's are used for important backups. I do have a bootable backup that's a clone of my macOS drive, but that would defeat the purpose.

    Also I believe I'm already using the newest UEFI.

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    Any ideas?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobTheCat View Post
    Any ideas?
    As above, really. You want to be testing on a fresh OS before spending much more time debugging. Might be an idea to start making image backups so it's not such a hardship every time.

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    Like I said, I do have a couple backups, which are fully bootable and function as intended. So yeah in a way I've already done what you've said, I have three separate drives that all boot fine. My BIOS is updated, drivers updated, everything software related has been troubleshooted already.

    Doing yet another OS install for troubleshooting seems like a waste of time and money when the issue is 99% sure hardware related.

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