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General Chat Thread, I swear my pc keeps turning itself on... in General; Right, when i went out last night i turned my pc off (using the power button on the front, bad ...
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    I swear my pc keeps turning itself on...

    Right, when i went out last night i turned my pc off (using the power button on the front, bad i know...was in a rush)....

    Came home around 1am ish....pc was on.....slightly drunk, pushed the power button again...

    woke up this morning...it was on again!!!! Looking at event viewer, it came on around 9 last night and 6ish this morning...

    Grrr, where can i find out what's going on?

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    When i had a new motherboard put in my laptop it started doing this. It turned out there was a feature in the bios to automatically turn it on.

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    I'd check the bios, some manufacturers include more than just wake on lan - often wake at time or wake on keyboard press etc

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    You might have a ghost...

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    this pc is 7 years old and its had no major upgrades.....im thinkng ghost too!

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    Save some electricity - turn it off at the wall at night. I switch off the extension lead with monitor, CPU, printers & router connected every night... save money on the electricity bills as well as stress

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    The BIOS may have a setting that says something like 'turn on after power loss' ... and you may be having power spikes / drops making the machine think that it has to turn back on. Make sure that it is connected onto a surge protected 4 way or has some sort of surge protection device on there.

    It can be a sign that there are power issues in the area, round here we have the lights flickering a few times a month ... it is usually bad around christmas. They sorted it out 4 years ago by doing some work on the local sub-station (shunted some stuff onto another sub-station so the estate is more evenly split) but it has started to crop up again.

    Failing that ... you have a ghost or possibly a spider that wants to check its wmail.

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    ooh, interesting...basically i need to investigate the BIOS..

    I like the idea of a spider wanting to check its webmail lol!

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    Yes BIOS is the most likley cause :P... ghost's ..

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    Or the power button might be a little wedged down possibly...

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    You are spot on there Michael, that was my first thought when i came home, so when i turned it off again i made sure it had popped out again...so i' pretty sure its not that...

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    glitch in the matrix...

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    ...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*

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    Mine's done this since new, but mine spookeily does it at 8am precicely every time I hibernate it or shut it down and leave the mains to it. BIOS has been checked, double checked and tripple checked and no sign of wake up commands or power on at X time etc etc but still set your watch by it 8am sharp it awakes. Just have to remember to turn the plug off or live with it booting back up.

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    hmmm, it's all very bizzare.

    Like i said before, its an old pc, i havent updated the motherboard or touched the BIOS for god knows how long because i havent needed too....thats why im so puzzled by it all..

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