New computer starts without being turned on

Intel core 2 quad / Q9400 2.66ghz
March 15, 2010 at 04:16:25
Specs: Windows 7
Hi we have this new computer which we shut down and turn off at the wall every night. In the morning when it is turned on at the wall the box lights up for a second or 2 and then dies, before the button is pushed. When the button is pushed it works fine except it sometimes locks up completely when on the internet and all I can do is turn it off. When I turn it off the box will restart for a second and then go off. The following are the specs:
PC310-31 uATX Minitower with 460W PSU
Intel DQ45CB desktop motherboard
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9400 2.66GHz/6MB/1333MHz FSB/45nm/95W processor
4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR2 800MHz memory
Asus ENGT220 1GB DDR2 PCIE graphics card with 1xDVI/1xVGA/1xHDMI
500GB hard disk drive
Asus SATA Dual Layer DVD+/-R/RW Drive
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium OEM 32 bit Operating system

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March 15, 2010 at 04:49:38
You shouldn't do that. Even when a computer is off, it's still using some power to charge the battery etc. You're asking for problems by using that method. Always shut down windows properly and let the machine plugged into a live receptacle.

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March 15, 2010 at 08:50:57
When you first supply power it starts for a second then shuts down? This is normal. The machine is in standby.

If you are not using a surge protector ...going through the normal shut down and then shutting down all power from the wall switch is something I would recommend. This prevents waking up in the morning and finding a toasted system, because of a surge in the middle of the night.

I would press "control alt del" and see whats process is running to lock up the computer. Is it the mouse that's locked up or the keyboard as well.

I would then make a list of the sites that lock up the system and determine if it is the site by visiting a few times.

If random then there is a problem on your it may be a driver thats not working as it should.

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March 15, 2010 at 12:40:57
Thank you for your reply - how do you determine if the machine is in standby and therefore change it?

I was reading up about Windows 7 and apparently locking up on the internet is something it does, the whole computer freezes - no keyboard, no mouse, nothing. This site locked up when I first visited it but has been fine ever since.

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