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#8458 - 05/07/05 07:47 AM Computer (Turns itself on)
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Registered: 05/07/05
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Loc: Geraldton, western australia

Lately my computer has been turning itself on in the middle of the night. I think there might be a timer or something in the BIOS but i am unsure, For like a week it doesn't turn on during the night then for a couple of says it does. I thought it might also be a power problem but i am not 100% sure. At the moment it hasn't been turning on for a while but i thought i would just ask because i was curious.


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#8459 - 05/07/05 08:17 AM Re: Computer (Turns itself on)
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#8460 - 05/07/05 08:20 AM Re: Computer (Turns itself on)
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My knowledge on the subject is limited, but the BIOS might be a good place to start. On my computer (Dell Dimension 4700 running Win XP), in the boot set up I have the option to set my computer to turn on at a certain time on particular days of the week. Also, you could try disabling the "auto-boot computer after power falure" option. This will solve any problems with faulty wiring or the power supply.

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#8461 - 05/07/05 08:26 AM Re: Computer (Turns itself on)
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Thanks for the feedback guys/girls.
I will wait and see if it works

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#8462 - 06/17/05 03:23 PM Re: Computer (Turns itself on)
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Registered: 06/07/05
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Loc: France
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#8463 - 06/18/05 12:54 AM Re: Computer (Turns itself on)
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Loc: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Lol Err0r404!

#8464 - 06/18/05 05:02 AM Re: Computer (Turns itself on)
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I had the same "problem" (well, not a problem, in fact I quite like it) with my HP; see, there is a BIOS setting for "when computer crashes power on"; additionally there are numerous Wo functions (WoLan, WoModem, hell I think there is a WoUSB and WoSerial as well)

Myself I like the feature as when the PC is on and I have a crash I expect it to come back; it sucks when I'm 3000mi away and I have to call my roomate to have to get a system powered back on lol...

Additionally there could be a BIOS/Battery issue at hand, the system could even be reading a short as a Wo signal and be powering on... There are a few possibilities; likley though just flash the bios or even go so far as to replace the battery... In the end the largest replacement would be the MoBo; but lets behonest, it's not like a new MoBo is that expensive...
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#8465 - 06/20/05 11:27 PM Re: Computer (Turns itself on)
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Registered: 06/20/05
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on some computers in bios there is some kind of awake on somthing i saw it wile i was my random reboot problem on a borowed gateway.... i still dont know y it dose it. but check for odd things like that.

#8466 - 06/22/05 11:29 PM Re: Computer (Turns itself on)
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Registered: 09/25/02
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Loc: Asheville, NC
sometimes my neon light in my computer there a setting in the bios for that too!?!!!
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