Dell latitude e6410 starts at 8:17 PM daily

Dell Latitude e6410 atg laptop computer...
December 7, 2010 at 11:22:36
Specs: Windows 7 prof, i5 M 540 @ 2.53GHz
I SHUTDOWN my dell latitiude e6410 at approximately 4:45 PM and it starts by itself at 8:17 PM every day. This only happens if I leave the power cord plugged in. It does not happen if I unplugg the power cord (i.e. it does not happen with battery only). I checked the BIOS settings, scheduled tasks and power settings. I checked the registry for the 8:17PM setting ..no luck.

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#1
December 7, 2010 at 11:36:35
Check the BIOS settings.
As far as I know, there is an option, to let the computer start automatically at a given time.
You can disable this option.

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#2
December 7, 2010 at 11:41:00
You have probably got Wake On RTC (Real Time Clock) set up in BIOS. This BIOS feature allows you to turn your PC on at a fixed time which is what appears to be happening.

Check your BIOS and disable it if you do not want that feature.

If it is not that then the other possibility you may have the Wake On Lan (WOL) feature turned on in BIOS.
If you have then someone or something is trying to access your PC at that time daily? Is this a possibility? If it is that this is the likely cause.

Wake on LAN if set will turn your PC on if it is off when network activity is detected on the LAN/WAN port/s.

Check your BIOS for Wake ON Lan features. Disable it if you do not need it.

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#3
December 7, 2010 at 14:11:57
http://www.cravingtech.com/fix-wind...

Why did it take me over a year to phone in a problem to ATT?


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#4
December 8, 2010 at 12:32:59
I tried all the suggestions ..no luck.
Here is what I got from powercfg:
C:\Users\Administrator>POWERCFG -lastwake
Wake History Count - 0

C:\Users\Administrator>POWERCFG -waketimers
There are no active wake timers in the system.

C:\Users\Administrator>POWERCFG -L

Existing Power Schemes (* Active)
-----------------------------------
Power Scheme GUID: 381b4222-f694-41f0-9685-ff5bb260df2e (Balanced) *
Power Scheme GUID: 8c5e7fda-e8bf-4a96-9a85-a6e23a8c635c (High performanc
Power Scheme GUID: a1841308-3541-4fab-bc81-f71556f20b4a (Power saver)

C:\Users\Administrator>POWERCFG -getactivescheme
Power Scheme GUID: 381b4222-f694-41f0-9685-ff5bb260df2e (Balanced)


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#5
December 8, 2010 at 13:36:04
Have you checked your BIOS?

I looked at your systems manual and found the following settings in the BIOS Power Management section:

Auto On Time :-
Allows you to set the time at which the computer must turn on automatically.

You can set the of days, if any, when you would like the system to turn on automatically. The settings are Disabled, Everyday, or Weekdays.

Default setting: Disabled

USB Wake Support
Allows you to enable or disable the ability of USB devices to wake the computer from Standby.

This feature is only functional when the AC power adapter is connected. If the AC power adapter is removed during Standby, the BIOS will remove power from all of the USB ports to conserve battery power.

Default setting: Disabled

Wake on LAN/WLAN
Allows the computer to turn on by a special LAN signal or from Hibernate state when triggered by a special wireless LAN signal. Wake-up from the Standby state is unaffected by this setting and must be enabled in the operating system.

Disabled — Do not allow the system to power on when it receives a wake-up signal from the LAN or wireless LAN.
LAN Only — Allow the system to be powered on by special LAN signals.
WLAN Only — Allow the system to be powered on by special WLAN signals.
LAN or WLAN — Allow the system to be powered on by special LAN or wireless LAN signals.
Default setting: Disabled

Based on your initial problem post, Is it possible that you have some kind of USB connection active? I am suggesting this because you said it does not happen if AC power is removed. The USB Wake Support requires the AC power to be on.

Anyway check your BIOS system settings if you have not done it or once again if you have.

Outlandish thought
If you have an attached USB device and a pet that might be triggerring it by say moving a USB mouse or hitting keys on a USB keyboard? Who knows you might have a strange well synchronised pet. This is more of a joke. BUT you never know, stranger things have happened.

Your computer offers the following BIOS and System Setup options:

Access System Setup by pressing <F2>
Bring up a one-time boot menu by pressing <F12>
Access the Intel® AMT settings by pressing <Ctrl> +

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#6
December 8, 2010 at 14:22:18
Did you read the post I linked to?

Why did it take me over a year to phone in a problem to ATT?


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#7
January 7, 2011 at 13:56:09
We spent enough time on this, DELL replaced the mother board and the problem went away. This discussion can be closed.

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#8
January 7, 2011 at 15:45:12
Thank's for the reply.

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