Solved How to turn on computer with power strip switch?

June 4, 2019 at 09:52:32
Specs: Windows 10
I have always used my power strip switch to turn on my computer. For some reason, I must now push the button to turn it on. The bios is set under power to come on after power outage but it still wont start as it always has. Any ideas?

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#1
June 4, 2019 at 10:15:29
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dead cmos battery maby(bit far fetched tho)? you can check by changing any setting in the bios and rebooting then check if the settings is still "saved"

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#2
June 4, 2019 at 10:20:00
I have tried that and the settings are saved.

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June 4, 2019 at 20:49:34
It is possible that the turn on again after power failure applies only to when the power is cut off suddenly like a power failure, not after proper shut down and then powering off the power strip. Please note that powering off from the power strip is absolutely NOT recommended when the computer is still running because there may be data lost, system files corrupted, and eventually hardware failure so Please do not consider that path.
I recommend turning it off properly and starting from the power button. Even if you use the power strip switch after, it is only the push of a button to turn it on.
I also do not recommend leaving the computer powered off at the power strip because you will drastically shorten the life of the CMOS battery that needs to maintain the BIOS settings when the power is off. In the off state the system draws very very little current, even monitors in their sleep state draws very little.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#4
June 6, 2019 at 08:11:48
Believe it or not, it was a completely dead CMOS battery. I changed the battery and now everything is back to normal.

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#5
June 6, 2019 at 13:49:20
With various computers over the years it has sometimes been
my practice to shut the power off from a power strip or power
center. But I do know the clock needs continuous power, so
when it can't get the power from the grid, it has to suck it from
the battery. The battery is long-lasting as long as it is seldom
used, but it does not recharge.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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#6
June 6, 2019 at 20:09:13
I have had CMOS batteries last more than 9 or 10 years when the computer is continuously plugged in and I have heard of people who turn the power strip off but need to change the battery every few years.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#7
June 7, 2019 at 12:09:02
I may be lucky but I always turn off the power strip and my battery lasted 8.5 years.

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