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Why does my PC start up when I hang up the phone?

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Anonymous
April 12, 2004 6:14:12 AM

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Hi,

I have recently got one of those dual plugs for the phone
connection. Now I can leave the cable from the PC into
the phone as well as having the phone plugged in. What
I've noticed though is if I use the phone and hang up it
starts my PC..(ie: it just fires itself up). what's going
on & how do I stop it from starting my PC.

Any help would be gratefully acceted.
Michael

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Anonymous
April 12, 2004 1:27:53 PM

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"Michael Horton" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> came forth with the
following in microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware

> Hi,
>
> I have recently got one of those dual plugs for the phone
> connection. Now I can leave the cable from the PC into
> the phone as well as having the phone plugged in. What
> I've noticed though is if I use the phone and hang up it
> starts my PC..(ie: it just fires itself up). what's going
> on & how do I stop it from starting my PC.
>
> Any help would be gratefully acceted.
> Michael
>

Your BIOS is probabley set to wake up the PC when there is any activity on
the COM ports. Check your BIOS

--
Mark
Anonymous
April 12, 2004 1:27:54 PM

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Mark,

Many thanks. I have changed it and it seemed to work.
Cheers

Michael
>-----Original Message-----
>"Michael Horton" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com>
came forth with the
>following in microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware
>
>> Hi,
>>
>> I have recently got one of those dual plugs for the
phone
>> connection. Now I can leave the cable from the PC into
>> the phone as well as having the phone plugged in. What
>> I've noticed though is if I use the phone and hang up
it
>> starts my PC..(ie: it just fires itself up). what's
going
>> on & how do I stop it from starting my PC.
>>
>> Any help would be gratefully acceted.
>> Michael
>>
>
>Your BIOS is probabley set to wake up the PC when there
is any activity on
>the COM ports. Check your BIOS
>
>--
>Mark
>.
>
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Anonymous
April 12, 2004 5:58:20 PM

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That BIOS change is probably not the solution; only cures a
symptom. There should be no voltage difference when phone
hangs up. The Modem was detecting a voltage difference and
turning on computer. Why is there a voltage difference
between phone line and maybe electrical ground?

Suggested: a grounding problem exists either on AC electric
or telephone line. If problem exists on AC electric earth
ground, then you have a potential human safety problem. If
ground problem is phone line, then you have other potentially
destructive problems.

Breaker box must now make a connection to earth ground rod
nearby the breaker box - as required by post 1990 National
Electrical Code. Your incoming phone line - the premise
interface box or NID - must also connect to same breaker box
earth ground. They both must share same earth ground. Only
visual inspection is sufficient to verify both earthing
connections exist.

That computer 'power up' may have been a warning about a
serious human safety problem; detecting a voltage difference
that should not exist. Rather than turn off the 'power-up on
ring' setting on BIOS, instead, find out why that
unacceptable voltage spike exists - and was detected by modem
and BIOS.

Michael Horton wrote:
> Many thanks. I have changed it and it seemed to work.
> Cheers
>
> Michael
>
>> Your BIOS is probabley set to wake up the PC when there
>> is any activity on the COM ports. Check your BIOS
Anonymous
April 12, 2004 9:49:29 PM

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Thanks for that. I'll get Telstra out to check the phone
and an electrician for the power. I hate electricity!
>-----Original Message-----
> That BIOS change is probably not the solution; only
cures a
>symptom. There should be no voltage difference when
phone
>hangs up. The Modem was detecting a voltage difference
and
>turning on computer. Why is there a voltage difference
>between phone line and maybe electrical ground?
>
> Suggested: a grounding problem exists either on AC
electric
>or telephone line. If problem exists on AC electric
earth
>ground, then you have a potential human safety problem.
If
>ground problem is phone line, then you have other
potentially
>destructive problems.
>
> Breaker box must now make a connection to earth ground
rod
>nearby the breaker box - as required by post 1990
National
>Electrical Code. Your incoming phone line - the premise
>interface box or NID - must also connect to same breaker
box
>earth ground. They both must share same earth ground.
Only
>visual inspection is sufficient to verify both earthing
>connections exist.
>
> That computer 'power up' may have been a warning about
a
>serious human safety problem; detecting a voltage
difference
>that should not exist. Rather than turn off the 'power-
up on
>ring' setting on BIOS, instead, find out why that
>unacceptable voltage spike exists - and was detected by
modem
>and BIOS.
>
>Michael Horton wrote:
>> Many thanks. I have changed it and it seemed to work.
>> Cheers
>>
>> Michael
>>
>>> Your BIOS is probabley set to wake up the PC when
there
>>> is any activity on the COM ports. Check your BIOS
>.
>
Anonymous
April 13, 2004 5:22:10 AM

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Telstra? I don't believe Australia uses same premise
interface protection. Earthing as described is standard in
North America. But Australian often don't have anything
equivalent.

Irregardless, computer should not have been affected by a
simple phone disconnect. Voltage to be detected as a ring
voltage by computer means something is not right.

You don't need an electrician to verify the breaker box is
earthed. Ground connection should be visually obvious. A
single and heavy copper wire from breaker box to either an
earth ground rod outside or maybe to cold water pipe. Should
an electrician be called, then have him show you this earth
ground. The only way you will ever know that you (and not
anyone else) must get a ground fixed is to know what to look
for. Only visual inspection can determine when professional
help is required for a grounding problem.

Michael Horton wrote:
> Thanks for that. I'll get Telstra out to check the phone
> and an electrician for the power. I hate electricity!
!