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General Chat Thread, I swear my pc keeps turning itself on... in General; Originally Posted by contink ...or... you could have a stalker who keeps checking your system, forcing WOL packets so his ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by contink View Post
    ...or... you could have a stalker who keeps checking your system, forcing WOL packets so his trojan can send out the data.

    *cue: creepy music*
    are you stalking me Contink?

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    My work PC always turns itself on fairly early in the morning. Hibernate it every night yet without fail its switched on when I come in the next day. Thought it was a colleague helpfully turning it on but it happens even when I'm the only one in!

    Never got round to investigating it since I always forget to look! And its fairly useful so not too bothered I reckon its a BIOS setting though

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little-Miss View Post
    are you stalking me Contink?
    Heck no... I mean, where would I find the time

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    hah...My previous NM had a long argument with a staff memeber about this - the PC of said member kept powering up - NM said "ridiculous, you're imagining it."

    Hey Presto, "Wake on alarm" was set...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little-Miss View Post
    are you stalking me Contink?
    It's me, I can't help it!!

    On a more serious note.. I had something to do with waking on USB.
    And having a wireless mouse.. if the floor moved / table / ghost / wind / brother / who knows what else moved the mouse.. up came my desktop.

    It amused me for a while, shutting the pc down.. knocking the desk with my chair.. shutting down.. knocking with chair.. shut down .. knock... you get the idea


    so back to the stalking

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    Personally, I think the cause is

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    You want a giggle?

    When i got home this evening my boyfriend looked at me proudly and said "i know why your pc keeps turning itself on!". He led me into the room and pointed to an old laptop underneath which was my wireless keyboard...

    Basically when i set up my new pc, i kept my old pc (the pc in question) plugged in to the power and network so i could remote to it. I'd plugged the keybaord in to it just incase it had a moan about not having one attached, at some point ive dumped an old laptop on top of the keyboard. My boyfriend had knocked this at some point today and the pc came to life!

    I have to say this is the only answer that makes sense. I dont know why its done it twice in the middle of the night, must be people down stairs slamming around or ive knocked it and the laptop has eventually slipped further onto the keyboard...

    My fella now thinks he's a qualified Technician.....even did some sort of victory dance when i agreed that it coud well be the cause of my phantom boot ups...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little-Miss View Post
    Basically when i set up my new pc, i kept my old pc (the pc in question) plugged in to the power and network so i could remote to it. I'd plugged the keybaord in to it just incase it had a moan about not having one attached, at some point ive dumped an old laptop on top of the keyboard. My boyfriend had knocked this at some point today and the pc came to life!
    Sounds like he's on to something there... especially if your BIOS power settings will allow the computer to power on from a keyboard press.

    My fella now thinks he's a qualified Technician.....even did some sort of victory dance when i agreed that it coud well be the cause of my phantom boot ups...
    LOL... Luckily my missus is quite happy to let me do my thing but I know what you mean... Give 'em an inch and they start to become dangerous with all that knowledge they think they have :P

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    You think you have problems - my missus WAS a qualified IT tech... At least it's a common interest..heh..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sirbendy View Post
    You think you have problems - my missus WAS a qualified IT tech... At least it's a common interest..heh..
    Oh my god, how do you manage the which Chipet/Architecture/Technology is better arguments?

    Matt

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    Well, we're both AMD fans..Jem likes ATI, I like NVidia..no hope there.




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