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When phone rings computer turns on

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by tavclancon, Nov 29, 2005.

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  1. tavclancon

    tavclancon Thread Starter

    Nov 29, 2005
    This happens to be the weirdest thing I've ever heard of, I didnt really believe it the first time I heard it.. until today I had a second complaint about it.

    These customers complain about there computer turning on when their phone rings, there using windows XP. I'll forward the modem model as soon as I can get ahold of it.
  2. Rukee

    Rukee Banned

    Nov 15, 2005
    I think there may be an option in the BIOS to wake on LAN or modem request.
  3. kiwiguy


    Aug 17, 2003
    This is actually VERY common, and as above you need to disable any "Wake On ... " option in the BIOS.
  4. Couriant

    Couriant Trusted Advisor

    Mar 26, 2002
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    Agreed. Wake On Modem would do that.
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