computer switches on by itself

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mistry00

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hi, sometimes when my computer is off, it switches on by itself. How do i fix this problem?
 
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Check in the Power Management section of the Motherboard's BIOS for "Wake on PME Event" or "Wake on NIC activity" .(WOL)
I have seen the PME event wake the machine if the modem is plugged in and you get a phone call.
Also, the Wake on NIC event may be booting the computer if it is actively listening for whats called a "Magic Packet"

or check the power button for any syrupy, sticky residue which may be holding the power button in such as spilled/dried Mountain Dew(as was the case with one of my machines a while back:D )
 
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You could stop it by using a power strip with a on/off switch, which is what I do.
 
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