Computer starts automatically on by itself

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May 20, 2009 at 13:03:40
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, 2.412 GHz / 1535 MB

Whenever I shut down my computer, it will automatically restart by itself 10 - 30 seconds later. Thus, to make sure my computer is completely shut down, I'll then have to press the "shut down" button again.

But still, it's very annoying when Im going to sleep, im turning off the computer, and after a while i wake up to the noice of the computer.

What could be wrong? Is the problem inside the computer, or just some settings?

Thanks in advance.

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May 20, 2009 at 13:34:32
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May 20, 2009 at 13:34:43
The problem is inside your computer. The little gremlins likes to turn on the machine in response to message received from another computer on the network. This method is known as Wake on Lan (WOL). You can disable it by booting to BIOS.

By the way all Gremlins look like THIS.


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May 21, 2009 at 00:05:26
I thought they looked like THIS.

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May 21, 2009 at 03:15:09

XPUser's solution will propably work, i'll try :)

Thanks a lot :)

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May 21, 2009 at 05:16:20
This also has links to many other articles ---
Resources to Help Troubleshoot Shutdown Problems in Windows XP
ALSO some computers like mine will start up if there is an interruption of power from the wall outlet.
Restart computer into BIOS,
go to Advanced in the Menu Bar,
select Power On Options in that list,
select "After Power Loss",
change ON to OFF,
move to File in the Menu Bar,
select "Save changes and Exit"

Your BIOS may be slightly different,
but you get the idea.

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May 21, 2009 at 06:45:59
@ XpUser

re: Wake on Lan (WOL)

I am aware of this technology (we used it at company I used to work for) and I'm not doubting your response, but I gotta ask:

Who would be sending the OP's system a WOL command 10-30 seconds after he shuts the system down on what appears to be a regular basis?

In addition, WOL can awaken a system even if powered down via the power button. So why is the restart apparently disabled when the OP uses the power button?

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May 21, 2009 at 12:41:28
If you suspect wol then remove lan cable.

"Best Practices", Event viewer, host file, perfmon, antivirus, anti-spyware, Live CD's, backups, are in my top 10

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