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Computer turns on by itself

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Grenge, Mar 14, 2004.

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  1. Grenge

    Grenge Thread Starter

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    Yesterday afternoon I turned my PC off, then tonight when I got home I found that my PC had turned itself on.
    Anyone know how this happenned? I have a Gigabyte GA-7S748 Motherboard, Athlon 2600XP, WinXP.
    If this is some setting on the PC, Is there a way to configure when it turns itself on? This would be a handy featue that I would be able to utilise if configured to turn on at the right time.
     
  2. kiwiguy

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    Some BIOS do have a power on timer setting.

    Also if the Wake On Ring is enabled, the phone ring is detected by the modem and wakes the computer.
     
  3. mobo

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    Or wake on lan
     
  4. crjdriver

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    Under power options in the bios you will have a list of things that can wake the computer; such as lan, ring, mouse movement, keyboard, etc. Disable all of them; save settings and reboot. That should stop the problem. Note the wake on options may be under a different menu. I have not used a Gigabyte mb in quite a while.
     
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