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July 12, 2013 11:22:49 PM

I just built a new desktop but for some reason my computer keeps turning on by itself at random times. Everytime i turn off the computer and i come back later it is on sleep mode. (because it turned on and went to sleep). I know its not somebody pressing the power button because i saw the computer turn on by itself in front of me. Also it is sporadic, sometimes it turns itself back on after 10 mins sometimes 30 sometimes takes hours. I've checked all my bios settings and turned off Wake-up Lan settings and such, don't have any scheduled defragment or updates, so i can't figure out the problem?? The only thing it can be is faulty case or motherboard. But i bought a Rosewill Thor V2 (case) and Asus z87 Pro (mobo) which are pretty decent products. I was wondering if anyone had problems with faulty power switch with this mobo or case. Or if anyone knows what setting might be turning my computer on for no reason. Thanks!
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July 13, 2013 1:43:49 AM

Click the power icon in the bottom right of Windows. Select More Power Options, then choose "What the Power buttons do" and make sure they are set as you wanted them. You sound like your in Sleep mode because someone presses the powerbutton then wakes up when one of the software elements (Antivirus, Adobe, Chrome, whatever) needs to do something (update, get patches, check the drive, etc.) so it will wake up the computer to do the takss.

Remember alot of tasks get pushed to off times so they can be done then get in the way of the user experiance during the normal operatiosn.
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July 13, 2013 1:49:53 AM

Tom Tancredi said:
Click the power icon in the bottom right of Windows. Select More Power Options, then choose "What the Power buttons do" and make sure they are set as you wanted them. You sound like your in Sleep mode because someone presses the powerbutton then wakes up when one of the software elements (Antivirus, Adobe, Chrome, whatever) needs to do something (update, get patches, check the drive, etc.) so it will wake up the computer to do the takss.

Remember alot of tasks get pushed to off times so they can be done then get in the way of the user experiance during the normal operatiosn.


I've checked that power option to and its on shutdown. I know its not on sleep mode because on my case it has LEDs that blink when the computer is on sleep. Also it says Shutting down when i press the shutdown button. I do know updates, and patches do happen but i never had a problem of the computer turning itself on to do those updates. Also it doesn't even update when it turns on because i haven't logged on to the computer yet.
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July 13, 2013 1:56:58 AM

Actually it can download them without you logging in FYI. otherwise sounds like you are shorting your board and causing it to restart since you check the Windows setting. Might take the board out on a wood board, have just video, hdd, cpu, memory and run it that way, See if it repeats, that might be a short then only in the case somewhere, else it is the PSU causing it.
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July 13, 2013 2:01:34 AM

Tom Tancredi said:
Actually it can download them without you logging in FYI. otherwise sounds like you are shorting your board and causing it to restart since you check the Windows setting. Might take the board out on a wood board, have just video, hdd, cpu, memory and run it that way, See if it repeats, that might be a short then only in the case somewhere, else it is the PSU causing it.


okok i see its probably a hardware problem then? thank you
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July 29, 2013 7:40:54 PM

I have exact same problem on the same board .... so i think is board related
I suspect Wi-Fi hotspot antenna will post my findings
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August 3, 2013 12:39:33 PM

I have had the same issue and I am also suspicious of the wifi antenna.

Shall we submit some sort of bug report to Asus?
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August 3, 2013 12:40:22 PM

Hello all,

I've been having a similar problem on a brand new z87 pro. I have also suspicions that this is due to the wifi antenna as limited testing that I have done seems to do away with the problem.

Can anyone else confirm this?

Q.
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August 13, 2013 7:39:22 PM

I've got the same motherboard as you and the exact same problem. I tried updating my BIOS, changing power options in Windows but it makes no difference. It sounds like we should all try contacting ASUS for an answer.
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August 14, 2013 12:40:44 AM

screff said:
I've got the same motherboard as you and the exact same problem. I tried updating my BIOS, changing power options in Windows but it makes no difference. It sounds like we should all try contacting ASUS for an answer.


Agreed! Seems to be a serious issue...

Q.
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August 14, 2013 3:35:20 PM

The people saying it has to do with Wi-Fi were right. If you remove the Wi-Fi related software from the AISuite3 it fixes the problem.
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September 1, 2013 11:17:27 AM

Hey i just built my PC with the Z87-PRO. it has happen to me also. I notice its a problem with actually the Asus AlSuite III. When i got my board installed it was operating perfectly fine. Then the next day I install the softwares on the CD ROM included. After that after shutdown the computer would just boot up randomly. I checked everything to make sure it wasn't being wakening by a wake on lan, controller, task sch. After all that i just restored the system to the point in time where the Asus Alsuite III wasn't install and it works fine now. im going to go only and download the upadted AlSuite III from there to see what results i get.

P.s Is anyone having Wifi problems with the board for online games, there is always frequent lag spikes ( like over 600 for a duration).
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September 5, 2013 4:44:11 PM

I too am experiencing the issue with my Asus Z87 mobo. Is everyone that is encountering the problem using Windows 7, or is the problem occurring with those using Windows 8 as well? I wonder what the fix is?
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September 25, 2013 9:03:52 AM

Did anyone find a solution for this? I have the same motherboard and same problem.
I'm running Windows 7 64bits.
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October 1, 2013 5:29:06 PM

screff said:
The people saying it has to do with Wi-Fi were right. If you remove the Wi-Fi related software from the AISuite3 it fixes the problem.


Agustin Escobar said:
Did anyone find a solution for this? I have the same motherboard and same problem.
I'm running Windows 7 64bits.


sorry i haven't checked my threads in a while. I contacted asus and they don't know what to do either. Did you fix the problem by deleting the AI Suite??
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October 3, 2013 1:06:44 PM

Ok for me by uninstalling the Wifi related programs on the Ai Suite 3 it fixed my problem. I unistalled Wifi Go and it fixed my problem of turning back on.
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October 10, 2013 10:01:33 AM

shimspp said:
screff said:
The people saying it has to do with Wi-Fi were right. If you remove the Wi-Fi related software from the AISuite3 it fixes the problem.


Agustin Escobar said:
Did anyone find a solution for this? I have the same motherboard and same problem.
I'm running Windows 7 64bits.


sorry i haven't checked my threads in a while. I contacted asus and they don't know what to do either. Did you fix the problem by deleting the AI Suite??


shimspp said:
Ok for me by uninstalling the Wifi related programs on the Ai Suite 3 it fixed my problem. I unistalled Wifi Go and it fixed my problem of turning back on.


Hi all,

I just finished my build with the same MB and same problem. I was on the phone with ASUS for an hour. No idea on their end. I completed the BIOS update from 1007 to 1405 thinkiing maybe......but no. I was able to get my clock going again with the jumper but it still turns on randomly. I just ordered a new replacement board hoping that would be the fix but after reading this there are too many of us with this problem. I'm going to remove the wifi and run an ethernet cable. (Better of anyway) Wifi was a great plus for me at least. I could just power down my power strip after shutdown.

Not sure if I should even change the board now.........
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October 10, 2013 10:53:49 PM

shimspp said:
Ok for me by uninstalling the Wifi related programs on the Ai Suite 3 it fixed my problem. I unistalled Wifi Go and it fixed my problem of turning back on.


I uninstalled all of the software that Asus packs in that bunch, didn't do anything for me. Still getting random reboots. Tried re-installing the Asus suite... and now I can't (downloading the newest edition from their site and everything)
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October 11, 2013 3:50:55 PM

Bud Tudly said:
shimspp said:
Ok for me by uninstalling the Wifi related programs on the Ai Suite 3 it fixed my problem. I unistalled Wifi Go and it fixed my problem of turning back on.


I uninstalled all of the software that Asus packs in that bunch, didn't do anything for me. Still getting random reboots. Tried re-installing the Asus suite... and now I can't (downloading the newest edition from their site and everything)


hmmm I had the rebooting problem for about a month and after i uninstalled the programs it stopped rebooting. Im no computer expert so all i can tell you is i uninstalled Wifi go and some other wifi program by going to uninstall program on the control panel.
Maybe you might have to uninstall the whole ai suite 3 to re install it back? that would be my only opinion
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October 11, 2013 3:53:38 PM

Stevant said:
shimspp said:
screff said:
The people saying it has to do with Wi-Fi were right. If you remove the Wi-Fi related software from the AISuite3 it fixes the problem.


Agustin Escobar said:
Did anyone find a solution for this? I have the same motherboard and same problem.
I'm running Windows 7 64bits.


sorry i haven't checked my threads in a while. I contacted asus and they don't know what to do either. Did you fix the problem by deleting the AI Suite??


shimspp said:
Ok for me by uninstalling the Wifi related programs on the Ai Suite 3 it fixed my problem. I unistalled Wifi Go and it fixed my problem of turning back on.


Hi all,

I just finished my build with the same MB and same problem. I was on the phone with ASUS for an hour. No idea on their end. I completed the BIOS update from 1007 to 1405 thinkiing maybe......but no. I was able to get my clock going again with the jumper but it still turns on randomly. I just ordered a new replacement board hoping that would be the fix but after reading this there are too many of us with this problem. I'm going to remove the wifi and run an ethernet cable. (Better of anyway) Wifi was a great plus for me at least. I could just power down my power strip after shutdown.

Not sure if I should even change the board now.........


Yea ive contacted asus 2 or 3 times and they don't know what the problem is either. But I did uninstall the wifi go and wifi related programs on AI Suite 3 that solved my problem. Hope it helps!
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October 14, 2013 11:01:28 AM

shimspp said:
Stevant said:
shimspp said:
screff said:
The people saying it has to do with Wi-Fi were right. If you remove the Wi-Fi related software from the AISuite3 it fixes the problem.


Agustin Escobar said:
Did anyone find a solution for this? I have the same motherboard and same problem.
I'm running Windows 7 64bits.


sorry i haven't checked my threads in a while. I contacted asus and they don't know what to do either. Did you fix the problem by deleting the AI Suite??


shimspp said:
Ok for me by uninstalling the Wifi related programs on the Ai Suite 3 it fixed my problem. I unistalled Wifi Go and it fixed my problem of turning back on.


Hi all,

I just finished my build with the same MB and same problem. I was on the phone with ASUS for an hour. No idea on their end. I completed the BIOS update from 1007 to 1405 thinkiing maybe......but no. I was able to get my clock going again with the jumper but it still turns on randomly. I just ordered a new replacement board hoping that would be the fix but after reading this there are too many of us with this problem. I'm going to remove the wifi and run an ethernet cable. (Better of anyway) Wifi was a great plus for me at least. I could just power down my power strip after shutdown.

Not sure if I should even change the board now.........


Yea ive contacted asus 2 or 3 times and they don't know what the problem is either. But I did uninstall the wifi go and wifi related programs on AI Suite 3 that solved my problem. Hope it helps!


I just did that over the weekend and you are right, it no longer happens. I went to Ethernet instead. No more random start ups. Thanks for your input. Must be something with the WiFi. Maybe an update in the software will cure it.
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November 3, 2013 3:12:17 AM

Hey guys, I know I'm a bit late to reply but I think the issue is the whole WiFi go's wake on LAN feature. Try finding a feature called ErP Ready (can't remember where it is) and turn that on. It should fix it.
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December 16, 2013 11:16:00 PM

Wow both your responses don't seem to look at the whole thread. Repeated people with the same exact board had the same exact issue because there is a issue from ASUS on that board of some sort. NO other solution exisit, so stop posting to this DEAD thread
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December 18, 2013 9:46:27 PM

littleBuddha said:
Hi Tom,

1) My solution definitely works and therefore IS another solution, try it out.

2) This thread is not dead, since
- it is on Googles top search results for this problem
- the Asus Z87 Pro and above are still beeing sold
- there are still downsides with the ErP solution (mentioned here)


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December 18, 2013 9:49:28 PM

I am running on the P8z77 pro board and can confirm that I am having the random power up. It seems to be taking place around 902 PM every other night or so. I can see it in the event logs but cannot determine what is triggering the start up. I will explore the solution posted by huze5 above and update my findings.
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December 21, 2013 7:29:02 AM

As the problem occurs from a full "power off" state, it has to emanate from a BIOS condition - the OS cannot possibly have any bearing on it. The ErP change to "Enabled" (in "Advanced - APM - ErP") ought to stop it happening, as the default condition for the BIOS is to leave the WiFi module "live" even when the OS is shut down, ie fully shut down (S5 mode) or hibernated (S4 mode), not put into sleep mode (S1 - S3). The ErP change shuts down the WiFi module completely, leaving the motherboard unable to respond to any external event exept for a push on the power button.

It would help if motherboard manuals were not just lists of available settings (many of them completely obscure except to a bios engineer), but explained what the options are actually for, then perhaps more people would be able to work out for themselves how to cure problems like this one.

Tom Tancredi - I notice you haven't got a Courtesy Certificate listed in your qualifications: this is a Help forum, you know. Who declared the thread "DEAD", as you so loudly state? I can't see a gravestone anywhere on it ....
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December 21, 2013 10:07:15 AM

The question was back in July, the answer came down to hardware (as I said) then became the discussion on the BIOS on the mobo into the first week in August, which put the onus back on ASUS that the subject would need to be taken up with them (not here in the forum). Then a solution was informed on Sep 1st, that on a 'CLEAN' install all was fine till Asus Alsuite III (part of the drivers installs) was installed then all issues happened. A regression back to 'before Asus Alsuite III installed' again rectified the issue.

So yeah, I thought (reading the whole thread from the beginning) it was 'DEAD' and everyone posting to it since then been 'hey me too' statements not "No Asus Alsuite III isn't the issue it is.... " ongoing different discussions. SO yeah, the answer was posted and people are just 'adding' no real discussion just 'me too' posts.
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December 21, 2013 5:59:17 PM

Actually, Tom, the thread is about mysterious startups after shutdown, and the AI Suite installation/uninstallation was only part of the answer. The truth is that AI Suite can be left installed on the computer (with all the additional utility that it brings), but ErP also needs to be enabled to stop the unwanted startups. This problem also existed on the ASUS Z77-Pro motherboard, and ASUS should have at least added a note in the latest manual to warn users about the required settings but, as I indicated earlier, manuals are not the strongest selling point of MB manufacturers.

I still don't see that it's for you to judge that a topic is dead, when other people are still finding problems which aren't conclusively solved by earlier answers, regardless of how many previous posts you've personally made or how many badges you've got. Acting like a school prefect isn't very edifying, and attempted self-justification afterwards isn't very pretty, either.
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December 22, 2013 3:07:32 AM

You asked a question Dave, I answered it. You may not 'like' my answer, but that doesn't mean I was attempted self-justification. The TH forums are to help solve a issue, not to ongoing endless thread about something so people can keep saying 'me too' or "screw that' or whatever else. When a thread rehashes 6 months later and still the SAME solutions is still provided (it comes down to WLAN Wake-up, be it BIOS, OS or application AI SUITE III) and the issue should be over since.. as you said

"The truth is that AI Suite can be left installed on the computer (with all the additional utility that it brings), but ErP also needs to be enabled to stop the unwanted startups."

A Alternative solution to removing the AI SUITE III. Great. DONE.

What more could be said? REALLY?
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December 22, 2013 12:37:50 PM

Why bother getting yourself worked up about a matter as trivial as someone posting to an "old" thread? Sorry, Tom, would love to chat, but life's too short! :) 

Dave
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December 28, 2013 8:19:50 AM

Copying a reply to similar thread on
http://www.overclockers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=699...

Seems it is an ErP issue that is set in the BIOS - I didn't know what that was until I read the following very useful thread.

"... Enabling ErP will disable waking from full power off state with anything other than the power switch. With ErP disabled, it's possible to set your computer up to turn on with a click of the mouse or with a keyboard, or with a packet sent to the NIC. It has no effect on waking from sleep. The purpose of it is environmental. When powered off, your motherboard makes sure it has just enough power to receive a power on signal from it's connected devices. if ErP is enabled the motherboard allows itself to full power down."
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January 6, 2014 2:48:23 PM

I first tried to change the wireless controller setting MS CLIENT power management option as mentioned above. THIS DID NOT WORK.

2. I enabled the ErP in the bios as suggested here. I am using my wireless so I did not want to disable the Asus suit. Enabling the Erp in the bios WORKED! no further problems and I do not see any performance issues. Thank you for the fix.


Dionysuss said:
Copying a reply to similar thread on
http://www.overclockers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=699...

Seems it is an ErP issue that is set in the BIOS - I didn't know what that was until I read the following very useful thread.

"... Enabling ErP will disable waking from full power off state with anything other than the power switch. With ErP disabled, it's possible to set your computer up to turn on with a click of the mouse or with a keyboard, or with a packet sent to the NIC. It has no effect on waking from sleep. The purpose of it is environmental. When powered off, your motherboard makes sure it has just enough power to receive a power on signal from it's connected devices. if ErP is enabled the motherboard allows itself to full power down."


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January 7, 2014 1:48:36 AM

regal5303 said:
I first tried to change the wireless controller setting MS CLIENT power management option as mentioned above. THIS DID NOT WORK.

2. I enabled the ErP in the bios as suggested here. I am using my wireless so I did not want to disable the Asus suit. Enabling the Erp in the bios WORKED! no further problems and I do not see any performance issues. Thank you for the fix.


Dionysuss said:
Copying a reply to similar thread on
http://www.overclockers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=699...

Seems it is an ErP issue that is set in the BIOS - I didn't know what that was until I read the following very useful thread.

"... Enabling ErP will disable waking from full power off state with anything other than the power switch. With ErP disabled, it's possible to set your computer up to turn on with a click of the mouse or with a keyboard, or with a packet sent to the NIC. It has no effect on waking from sleep. The purpose of it is environmental. When powered off, your motherboard makes sure it has just enough power to receive a power on signal from it's connected devices. if ErP is enabled the motherboard allows itself to full power down."




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January 14, 2014 7:11:59 AM

Hi, I am a newbie here and just built my PC with the Asus Z87 Pro and I have exactly the same issue. I am posting this just to prove it is still an ongoing problem. I will try the ERP route first, but I also have an issue with Windows 7 x64 not shutting down if there is an internet connection. If I disable the WiFi connection, Windows will shut down very quickly.

Anyone know if this is a related problem or something I am doing wrong. I usually use and wired connection to the router not WiFi.
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January 14, 2014 7:44:01 AM

northspoon said:
Hi, I am a newbie here and just built my PC with the Asus Z87 Pro and I have exactly the same issue. I am posting this just to prove it is still an ongoing problem. I will try the ERP route first, but I also have an issue with Windows 7 x64 not shutting down if there is an internet connection. If I disable the WiFi connection, Windows will shut down very quickly.

Anyone know if this is a related problem or something I am doing wrong. I usually use and wired connection to the router not WiFi.


I wish I had an answer - occasionally my machine shuts down and fully turns off, but most of the time it shuts down from Win 7 and leaves the fans running and case light on - or sometimes it just re-boots again as soon as it has shutdown - like a 'Restart'. I have enable ErP - done just about every thing that makes sense in the BIOS but this is what I am left with. Only solution I have (not much of one) is that I have to sit by it and wait until it has shutdown and just as it starts to re-boot I turn the power supply off from its own switch as I just can't trust that it stay off. Bloody crazy really.
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January 14, 2014 11:05:36 AM

Northspoon, if you have malware or a virus still running in the background that is using the WIFI (or whatever Internet connection you have) it will prevent the correct shut down of Windows (this thread is about sudden START UP in the middle of the night AFTER a POWER OFF, NOT stopping a Shut down). There is many threads on this, but basically

Do not use Microsoft Security Essentials, it rates lower as compared to other AntiVirus (AV) software that is free. Uninstall MSE and go to www.filehippo.com, download AVAST! or AVG and do a full scan of your computer.
Donwload and run a full scan with Malwarebytes, malware is different from viruses, and isn't normally detected by AV solutions.


Dionysuss: Your situation like northspoon is OPPOSITE to this thread. Your issue can easily be 1) overheating (see the many threads related to sudden shut downs and reboots) 2) AV fighting a Virus/Malware and causing the OS to 'crash' (reboot) 3) Bad component such as HDD which stores the code provides bad data causing a crash, etc. etc.

As for " Win 7 and leaves the fans running and case light on" that is asymptomatic when you press the power button you hit it in the manner for 'Sleep' or Hibernation, which does NOT power off the computer, but puts it in the mode to restore exactly as you left it (different program windows open, etc.). This can be checked by clicking the power icon in the tray, select more power options, by default the power is set for laptops as balanced so clicking Show Additional Plans will let you select HIGH performance for your desktop, then clicking the different options on the left panel (i.e. Choose what the power buttons do) and setting them to your preferences nomally eliminates the issue for users.
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January 14, 2014 3:16:31 PM

Tom Tancredi said:
Northspoon, if you have malware or a virus still running in the background that is using the WIFI (or whatever Internet connection you have) it will prevent the correct shut down of Windows (this thread is about sudden START UP in the middle of the night AFTER a POWER OFF, NOT stopping a Shut down). There is many threads on this, but basically

Do not use Microsoft Security Essentials, it rates lower as compared to other AntiVirus (AV) software that is free. Uninstall MSE and go to www.filehippo.com, download AVAST! or AVG and do a full scan of your computer.
Donwload and run a full scan with Malwarebytes, malware is different from viruses, and isn't normally detected by AV solutions.


Dionysuss: Your situation like northspoon is OPPOSITE to this thread. Your issue can easily be 1) overheating (see the many threads related to sudden shut downs and reboots) 2) AV fighting a Virus/Malware and causing the OS to 'crash' (reboot) 3) Bad component such as HDD which stores the code provides bad data causing a crash, etc. etc.

As for " Win 7 and leaves the fans running and case light on" that is asymptomatic when you press the power button you hit it in the manner for 'Sleep' or Hibernation, which does NOT power off the computer, but puts it in the mode to restore exactly as you left it (different program windows open, etc.). This can be checked by clicking the power icon in the tray, select more power options, by default the power is set for laptops as balanced so clicking Show Additional Plans will let you select HIGH performance for your desktop, then clicking the different options on the left panel (i.e. Choose what the power buttons do) and setting them to your preferences nomally eliminates the issue for users.


Hi thanks Tom for that detailed response. The machine isn't overheating - the CPU running at 22 degrees and MOBO at 18 degrees. I am using McAffee and the HDDs are being monitored with Diskkeeper - I will try the Malwarebytes advice you have given. My usage is how it has been for the last many years - when I shutdown the machine I am shutting it down from Win 7 and not touching any buttons on the case. I am not getting system crashes nor does the machine re-boot on its own, in fact it runs beautifully - the only problem tat I get (which the more I read it seems a kind of common problem for this Asus Pro Z87 MOBO) is that when I shut it down from Win 7 that it sometimes shuts down properly, but more often than not either shuts down fully but then immediately starts to re-boot or shuts down and leaves the fans running and light on.
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January 14, 2014 5:05:08 PM

That would be putting itself into the sleep mode to be ready for updates, communications, etc. as per this thread and to use the steps outlined to turn it off (it is the software itself from Asus that interacts and does this).
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January 16, 2014 2:46:17 AM

Hi, I have recently built a pc for a friend of mine. It turns on by itself at random times with no good reason. The MB is ASRock fm2a88x extreme4+. As one can see it has nothing to do with Asus or Intel chipset. There is an option in the BIOS for Dehumidification that according to the manual turns the pc on to prevent humidity, but the option is disabled. The wake options are disabled too. The only thing in common with the other guys here is that i have installed a PCIe WLAN card on the computer. So when i have time i'll check the ErP solution and see what happens. It would be great if someone provides other suggestions though.
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January 16, 2014 7:57:34 AM

The wake options is not in BIOS but under the actual Networking device Properties (Both NIC and Wireless). Further as I noted is the default Windows Power settings which is set for Laptops even if installed to a desktrop. Again check both theses power settings as well as under the Device Properties for ALL network devices installed in the PC.

Additional to this download and run a full Mawlwarebytes scan, don't use Microsoft Security Essentials as your AV but install AVAST! or AVG instead and again run full scans (all are quickly downloadable from www.filehippo.com)
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March 29, 2014 7:36:06 AM

Tom Tancredi said:
The wake options is not in BIOS but under the actual Networking device Properties (Both NIC and Wireless). Further as I noted is the default Windows Power settings which is set for Laptops even if installed to a desktrop. Again check both theses power settings as well as under the Device Properties for ALL network devices installed in the PC.

Additional to this download and run a full Mawlwarebytes scan, don't use Microsoft Security Essentials as your AV but install AVAST! or AVG instead and again run full scans (all are quickly downloadable from www.filehippo.com)


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March 29, 2014 7:47:03 AM

I am very low tech. I have a cybertron gamng tower. Its hooked up by ethernet. It tries to turn on. Has not always done this. Worst part is it makes a race car reving up sound when you turn it on. Has scared the geebers out of me, especially in the middle of the night. I am looking for answers too. Sorry but I am not up on computer language. Have to explain simply. Thank you!
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May 7, 2014 4:35:39 AM

I experienced a similar problem of spontaneous start-up with a Z87 deluxe quad board. I turned off the wake up feature for the network adapters [including the onboard WIFi device], mouse and thunderbolt, checked for scheduled tasks and updated the BIOS. None of this helped, but I finally fixed the problem by disabling the onboard WiFi device in the BIOS. [Advanced>Onboard Device Configuration>WiFi Controller] The on board WiFi device has other issues as well- for some reason it can't connect to the Adobe Update server for CS6, a known issue described in other forums. I hope this helps others.
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July 2, 2014 12:48:11 AM

oidos said:
I experienced a similar problem of spontaneous start-up with a Z87 deluxe quad board. I turned off the wake up feature for the network adapters [including the onboard WIFi device], mouse and thunderbolt, checked for scheduled tasks and updated the BIOS. None of this helped, but I finally fixed the problem by disabling the onboard WiFi device in the BIOS. [Advanced>Onboard Device Configuration>WiFi Controller] The on board WiFi device has other issues as well- for some reason it can't connect to the Adobe Update server for CS6, a known issue described in other forums. I hope this helps others.


also just built a comp with asus z87 pro. didnt experience this issue until i installed asus suite 3 and all its drivers. i saw alot of people say it could be an issue with wifi go so i uninstalled it. if you go to programs and features, and try to uninstall suite 3 it will ask you which drivers to uninstall, uninstall anything to do with wifi on there (you can download the seperate wireless driver for your comp from asus website if you need it to keep wifi working). I also uninstalled inetwork control and i went an hr without the comp turning back on. (knock on wood).
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July 2, 2014 12:05:12 PM

oidos said:
The on board WiFi device has other issues as well- for some reason it can't connect to the Adobe Update server for CS6, a known issue described in other forums. I hope this helps others.


I am sorry but that is totally untrue. A Wifi Device can't "select" a single website / server of ONLY one software to NOT connect out of ALL the products the maker has, of all the websites/ server that exist. That would be ONLY true in the case of FIREWALL .In order for websites (WWW) to mix up data with emails (SMTP) and not interfere with someone else's BF4 data each software uses a SINGLE Internet Port (65K in all) to keep each type of data traffic separate from other data traffic. So on port 80 (WWW) would the webpage data be sent, as compared to email on Port 110. Depending on Adobe's CS6 server configuration (most use Port 80 like websites) could be blocked by your firewall (software?) installed on YOUR single PC.

Of course the more obvious answer (after a simple Google search) is the flawed programming by ADOBE on CS4 thru CS6 which can't differentiate between the built in Virtual Wifi Adapter, and the actual REAL Wifi used (https://forums.adobe.com/message/4917352 http://helpx.adobe.com/creative-suite/kb/error-update-s...) that again demonstrates the issue isn't as your asserting, which is IMPOSSIBLE, for a hardware device to be selective on what it will or wont' block, down to a single software product.
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July 2, 2014 12:07:39 PM

sidexswipe said:
oidos said:
I experienced a similar problem of spontaneous start-up with a Z87 deluxe quad board. I turned off the wake up feature for the network adapters [including the onboard WIFi device], mouse and thunderbolt, checked for scheduled tasks and updated the BIOS. None of this helped, but I finally fixed the problem by disabling the onboard WiFi device in the BIOS. [Advanced>Onboard Device Configuration>WiFi Controller] The on board WiFi device has other issues as well- for some reason it can't connect to the Adobe Update server for CS6, a known issue described in other forums. I hope this helps others.


also just built a comp with asus z87 pro. didnt experience this issue until i installed asus suite 3 and all its drivers. i saw alot of people say it could be an issue with wifi go so i uninstalled it. if you go to programs and features, and try to uninstall suite 3 it will ask you which drivers to uninstall, uninstall anything to do with wifi on there (you can download the seperate wireless driver for your comp from asus website if you need it to keep wifi working). I also uninstalled inetwork control and i went an hr without the comp turning back on. (knock on wood).


As noted SEVERAL TIMES IN THE THREAD (so you don't need to keep repeating the same thing OVER AND OVER) IS

DO NOT INSTALL THE ASUS SUITE, if your using the WIFI. You can check and see if there is a UPDATED ASUS SUITE, but the one listed here several times has a SOFTWARE FLAW, your WIFI WORKS PERFECTLY FINE.
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July 8, 2014 5:53:10 PM

I do not know how much it can be related with this but maybe you should check if everything is ok with your Task Scheduler. In the past I had some similar situations so maybe somehow there is something wrong. Also check THIS tutorial for automatic shutdown of windows 7 (of course you will just remove task for automatic Turning On option if it exist there).
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July 8, 2014 7:37:51 PM

Tom Tancredi said:
oidos said:
The on board WiFi device has other issues as well- for some reason it can't connect to the Adobe Update server for CS6, a known issue described in other forums. I hope this helps others.


I am sorry but that is totally untrue. A Wifi Device can't "select" a single website / server of ONLY one software to NOT connect out of ALL the products the maker has, of all the websites/ server that exist. That would be ONLY true in the case of FIREWALL .In order for websites (WWW) to mix up data with emails (SMTP) and not interfere with someone else's BF4 data each software uses a SINGLE Internet Port (65K in all) to keep each type of data traffic separate from other data traffic. So on port 80 (WWW) would the webpage data be sent, as compared to email on Port 110. Depending on Adobe's CS6 server configuration (most use Port 80 like websites) could be blocked by your firewall (software?) installed on YOUR single PC.

Of course the more obvious answer (after a simple Google search) is the flawed programming by ADOBE on CS4 thru CS6 which can't differentiate between the built in Virtual Wifi Adapter, and the actual REAL Wifi used (https://forums.adobe.com/message/4917352 http://helpx.adobe.com/creative-suite/kb/error-update-s...) that again demonstrates the issue isn't as your asserting, which is IMPOSSIBLE, for a hardware device to be selective on what it will or wont' block, down to a single software product.


Tom- you seem to know a lot about this subject [a lot more than me]. All I know is that since I disabled the ASUS WiFI and plugged in an Apple Airport, I can update Adobe CS4 and my computer no longer starts spontaneously.
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