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why did my pc come on by itself?

Dell
October 29, 2007 at 01:16:54
Specs: Vista Home Premium, 1GB

recently, i noticed my computer comes on by itself the same time every morning for a minute then shuts it self off. i was just wondering, how do i see what is causing the computer to come on?

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#1
October 29, 2007 at 05:25:00

is wake on lan enabled??

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#2
October 29, 2007 at 07:01:01

Do you have a UPS to which the PC in question is connected and is the UPS fully functional ? If not, then check how your M/B BIOS is configured as to when there is a power outage and when the power is restored ?

Go into the BIOS settings and check if you have AC back function under Power Management. It may be SOFT-OFF or FULL-ON or anything for that nature.

Make it SOFT-OFF meaning when there is a power failure, the PC will remain turned off.

When it is FULL-ON, even if your PC is in an off state, it will be on when there is a momentary power cut.

Hope the above helps.

Regards

SuatCINI


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#3
October 29, 2007 at 09:55:06

i've got feel its just a software program waking it up. coz my computer is always in the vista sleep mode. so i was just wondering whether theres a log somewhere so i can see whats waking it.

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#4
October 29, 2007 at 20:21:39

check event viewer

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#5
November 11, 2007 at 00:39:13

Unplug the mutha.

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