|"The machine should be connected to some sort of surge protector. If it's not, then I'd recommend you purchase one. Then, turn off the machine at the strip. No more self-starting. :)"|
Well, that's one solution (personally I'd try to fix the problem) and it would definitely work. If the computer still starts up (w/o power) then it's probably time to move. And, I'd leave the PC behind just in case.