Computer turns itself on!

November 27, 2005 at 03:00:26
Specs: XP SP 2, 2.8, 512

When I leave my computer plugged in and the power supply on, my computer sometimes randomly comes on all by itself! Just bought the computer. First time it happened I thought I might've accidentally hit the power on button by accident but I'm no where near it when it happens and when it does come on it wakes me up! Any one else experienced this before and know what could cause it?

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November 27, 2005 at 03:29:00

Are you keeping you computer on 24/7?
Have you checked for virus and Malware?
Have you contacte who you bought from what was there answer?
Do you have any event scheduled?

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November 27, 2005 at 04:50:07

I would run Adaware SE to see if it may be spyware,and maybe try Hijack this to see if someone is trying to hijack you
Then coy and paste your Hijack this log to the analyzer page to see what nastys you may have
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November 27, 2005 at 04:56:40

by the way, there may b a loose connection with u'r power adapter/smps connectivity too..

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November 27, 2005 at 05:43:10


Boot into BIOS. If your Wake on LAN is enabled, disable it, save & exit to reboot.


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November 27, 2005 at 06:29:53

Hello:When a computer mysteriously does this, it's a BIOS issue.
You typically enter BIOS by restarting your computer and
immediately pressing the Delete key repeatedly until you
enter the BIOS Utility Screen (usually in blue). The fix
is fairly easy.

1. Once in BIOS, go to Power Options
(refer to the owner's manual if you do not know where it is).

2. Scroll down to Wake On LAN and/or Wake On Ring
and change them to Disable. This will prevent Scroll
down to Wake on LAN and / or Wake on Ring and Change
them to DISABLE
This will prevent the computer from being able to come
out of its power down mode whenever the phone rings or
if LAN activity occurs
3)Once on Bios go to to Power Management, then to Resume by PCI PME and disabled that as well

Press F10 and choose YES to save settings and exit. Restart your System.
Bon Courage..

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