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Mr K

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computer switches itself on....
« on: June 14, 2004, 09:57:19 AM »
My pc powers itself on during the night  :-\
This has happened since I installed avast - is this a co-incidence or is there connecetion ?

Any ideas ? Thanks

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Re:computer switches itself on....
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2004, 09:58:25 AM »
What OS are you using? Have you enabled stuff like power-on-LAN?
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Re:computer switches itself on....
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2004, 11:17:20 AM »
Windows 2000.  Whereabouts can I check if power-on LAN is enabled ? Thanks.

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Re:computer switches itself on....
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2004, 11:18:56 AM »
In your motherboard setup (BIOS).
(I'm quite sure it's a coincidence anyway)

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Re:computer switches itself on....
« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2004, 08:30:44 AM »
Power on Lan was been disabled in the BIOS  but its still switching itself on overnight...........     Any ideas?

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Re:computer switches itself on....
« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2004, 09:44:54 AM »
Not really... you may try to unplug your network cable to see if it helps.
My friend has similar problems - the computer sometimes turns on overnight; it seems that this occurs only when the computer is switched off by the power button (instead of an ordinary Windows "shutdown") - but it's really hard to say.

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Re:computer switches itself on....
« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2004, 10:04:05 AM »
So both WakeOnLan and WakeOnRing were disabled in BIOS setup?

Also, do you have a modem and a phone-line attached to it? It can be that someone's calling your number (wake-on-ring).


Since the computer is turned off I really see no chance for avast to cause this... most likely your house is haunted... ;)
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Re:computer switches itself on....
« Reply #7 on: June 16, 2004, 05:17:37 PM »
Thanks for the suggestions /help.

Disabling PME Wake On in my BIOS settings seems to have sorted it.

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Re:computer switches itself on....
« Reply #8 on: June 18, 2004, 02:44:33 AM »
I've heard that any type of magnetic field(like the one created by your hard drive)is a place that "spirits" can rest.
Perhaps they don't like it when you turn it off. ;D
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