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Keyboard Starts Up PC From a Complete Shut Down.

Google came up with nothing concrete on the cause and solution, and I have basically done everything that this guy did in this link:-

http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1750261

I even unplugged the power cord from the battery for a couple of minutes, still my computer starts up with the press of a key on my keyboard.

No, i don't want to disable my keyboard from waking up my PC since I still want it to be able to wake my PC up from sleep, not start up from a complete shut down.

Also this problem is very recent (a week?) and I've had my PC for a year now with no problems.

My motherboard model (assuming it's relevant): Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H
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  1. The only way I know that will happen is if it's enabled in the BIOS. When you disabled it in the BIOS did you make sure to "save to CMOS and exit" (F10)?
  2. Same thing happens to me, when I complete shutdown my PC, my num Lock is still lighting and I can even close it! Should be because it is gaining more power than it needs and it saves the rest it doesn't and use it after not getting any power until it ends. For you, you should disable the keyboard in BIOS and not reboot again, save and reboot
  3. Phillip Corcoran said:
    The only way I know that will happen is if it's enabled in the BIOS. When you disabled it in the BIOS did you make sure to "save to CMOS and exit" (F10)?


    I double checked, and yes it's disabled. I even enabled it, saved and rebooted (f10), shut down, and disabled the thing again in BIOS and still the problem persists. This problem occured recently so I suspect it must be some kind of software bug? or driver issue?
  4. Phillip Corcoran said:
    The only way I know that will happen is if it's enabled in the BIOS. When you disabled it in the BIOS did you make sure to "save to CMOS and exit" (F10)?


    Anonymous said:
    Same thing happens to me, when I complete shutdown my PC, my num Lock is still lighting and I can even close it! Should be because it is gaining more power than it needs and it saves the rest it doesn't and use it after not getting any power until it ends. For you, you should disable the keyboard in BIOS and not reboot again, save and reboot


    Sorry I don't reallly get what you're trying to say, but my keyboard I can confirm is completely turned off in shut down (no lights on keyboard)
  5. Yes, it is a bios settings. You can easily disable it in the bios. Look for "Keyboard Power On" in the bios.
  6. We already stated our bios are set otherwise, w8 seems to ignore the bios setting.
    Mine is set to [ctrl+esc], but starts with any key, unless w8 crashes,
    or I boot into XP & shutdown - then it stays fine till I run w8 again & shut it down.
  7. Best answer
    As I read to the Motherboard specifications, it says Gigabyte On/Off charge for USB devices. Did you check that? In order to start up a computer with anything it needs power from a charger or a psu. Maybe you should contact Gigabyte on how to disable it, or search in Google on how to disable for example: How to disable Gigabyte charge for USB devices. The keyboard needs power to work, but since the computer is shut down, something must be charging it, Most probably it's the Motherboard to deal with.
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