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Computer Turns Itself On

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by jleeo, Mar 5, 2005.

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  1. jleeo

    jleeo Thread Starter

    Mar 5, 2005
    Well here's a dumb question. For an unknown reason about a month ago, my computer turns itself back on after I have powered down. I have to turn off the power back at the surge protector to keep it from starting itself back up. Apparently, I pulled an "automatic wakeup switch" but do not know what or how to turn it back off. Now when my wife hollers for me to get off the computer and start the dishes, I can't just power down and leave the room. I have to wait for windows to close and the computer to shut off, then crawl behind the desk and turn off the power source before I can get away.

    I'm sure this is a simple one for somebody & will truly appreciate the answer to my woe.
  2. MFDnNC


    Sep 7, 2004
    Go to the BIOS and turn off wake on lan
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