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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

    Mar 22, 1999
    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


    Aug 17, 2003
    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


    Feb 23, 2003
    Or wake on lan
  4. crjdriver

    crjdriver Moderator

    Jan 2, 2001
    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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