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    My friends computer turns on by its self. I checked the motherboard settings and it is not set up to turn on when the modem rings or when the alarm goes off. Nothing in windows scheduleed tasks is causing it either. If you have any ideas on what could be causing this tell me. I thought it might have something to do with his t.v. but I don't know. Thanks.
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    Also "Power on by K/B" can cause this if it's enabled. ;)
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    UUUh how to power on by keyboard?
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    its all in the bios - keyboard & mice can be used to turn on the computers

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    we have a wierd problem like this at work, maybe its worth considering external devices connected to the PC, at work we have some PCs that dont like the serial scanners hooked up...when the scanners are plugged in, the freaky PC will turn on, straight away or even after 5mins, its randon too :D

    the other thing is that we had 50 PCs with the same config as the one mentioned above, and only some of them have the "persistent on" problem, we concluded that it was a motherboard specific design flaw, and our fix has been to switch the ones without scanners, with the ones that do have scanners but don't work, eventually, we have ended up with 10 that don't have the problem, and about 8 that we know do, and they are nolonger attached to scaner...
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    :?: May need to call a PC priest, poltergists..............
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    Quote Originally Posted by jcdaniel1
    My friends computer turns on by its self. I checked the motherboard settings and it is not set up to turn on when the modem rings or when the alarm goes off. Nothing in windows scheduleed tasks is causing it either. If you have any ideas on what could be causing this tell me. I thought it might have something to do with his t.v. but I don't know. Thanks.
    could it be just a very efficient comp ;)

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    Try disabling the power management both in the bios and in windows......conflicts between these 2 can cause some real probs.

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    With settings do I have to change in bios to power on by keyboard?
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