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January 23, 2013 10:22:50 PM

Hi all. I just made a desktop computer and everything is working like a charm, except for when I turn off my computer, it will turn itself back on a while later. I don't know how long it waits before auto booting again because I am either out or sleeping.
I think this is a motherboard issue, but here are my full specs anyways:

Asus P8Z77 V PRO
Intel i5 3570k
Nvidia Zotac 2GB GTX 650
2x8GB RAM Corsair Vengence
120GB SSD
1TB HDD

Please feel free to chip in ideas to try and help.
Thanks in advance =D

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a c 462 V Motherboard
January 23, 2013 10:29:17 PM

it a bios glitch. hitting the keyboard or moving the mouse wil lturn the system back on. happened to me and my asus sabertooth.
start with flashing the bios to the newest rev. then saving the bios to factory settings then boot into windows. then shut down and turn off the power supply. then drain the mb and clear the cmos. if the newest bios flash took you should be fine.
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January 25, 2013 2:54:53 AM

too much computer porn will turn itself on...
January 27, 2013 10:18:25 PM

I updated the bios and it still happens.
WOL is already off, but nothing is connected to the LAN port
a c 462 V Motherboard
January 28, 2013 3:41:18 AM

you have to power the mb off. pull the plug from the wall get a drink..come back and clear the cmos. if you dont the cmos wont clear itself of the error.
a b V Motherboard
January 28, 2013 6:08:41 AM

case power button is shorting probably??
February 1, 2013 12:39:20 PM

I reset the battery after you said. No change. Still boots by its self
February 1, 2013 2:18:19 PM

You wouldn't happen to have an outlet powered USB hub or something of that nature would you? Any external power source that could be feeding power to your PC?

If I plug in my USB hub my fans and my lights won't turn off on my PC. Creeped me out the first time I unplugged the power cord. I thought I broke physics. :pt1cable: 
February 1, 2013 2:51:48 PM

The only things attached to my pc are: 2 Monitors, Mouse, Keyboard, Audio Mixer, and the Asus WiFi Ariel
April 23, 2013 5:29:17 PM

I have the same problem with the same motherboard. No joke. And I can't figure it out for the life of me.
a c 99 V Motherboard
April 23, 2013 7:46:57 PM

It's haunted. Call a priest.
June 15, 2013 1:47:17 PM

Hey troyle,
Were you able to do something to resolve this issue...I'm having the same problem...Just built this computer a week ago...
Computer specs:
Asus P8Z77 V
Intel i5 3570k
ASUS HD 7770 2G - AMD Radeon™ HD 7770
Kingston HyperX 2x4GB 1600MHz Kit DDR3
Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB SSD
Seagate 2TB Barracuda SATA III w/ 64MB Cache
Corsair HX 750
June 16, 2013 11:27:16 AM

Ryan Mundt said:
I have the same problem with the same motherboard. No joke. And I can't figure it out for the life of me.


hey there,
were you able to solve this problem? I am experiencing the same thing with the same motherboard...(asus P8Z77-V)
Thanks!
November 11, 2013 2:25:41 AM

Check your event System event log for a Power-Troubleshooter information entry shortly after your PC restarts. I had the same issue with my PC and found out that it was the Windows Media Center doing a daily scheduled update check :-

Quote:
The system has resumed from sleep.

Sleep Time: ‎2013‎-‎11‎-‎11T00:11:43.237594500Z
Wake Time: ‎2013‎-‎11‎-‎11T06:58:23.086266800Z

Wake Source: Timer - Windows will execute '\Microsoft\Windows\Media Center\mcupdate_scheduled' scheduled task that requested waking the computer.


November 20, 2013 5:00:32 PM

same thing happens to me when I have both my keyboard and mouse plugged into my PC, the shuts down but it wont power off (fan leds are up, and the fans are working), however when I disconnect or turn off one of the devices (mouse or keyboard) my pc shuts down, powers off correctly. is this an issue with the PSU or something else?

update: my problem was due to keyboard and mouse drivers somehow halting the power off / shut down. i went back to legacy drivers and everything's fixed for me.
December 14, 2013 5:23:59 PM

I think the wol feature is permanently on with this line of ASUS boards.
My computer is having the same problem - one minute after putting it in standby or hibernate, it'd turn right back on. I did find that by unplugging my router, the issue disappeared. I took it step further and closed any open ports in my router control panel including disabling "UPnP" - this prevents applications from opening ports automatically.
January 5, 2014 3:14:04 PM

Same problem - Clearing CMOS via motherboard jumper fixed it. VOILA!! Good luck to all.
February 11, 2014 1:24:05 AM

jp1911 said:
too much computer porn will turn itself on...


It got hyper
February 23, 2014 7:44:03 PM

I guess it's only with The Asus BIOS, cause I'm having the same issue.
March 4, 2014 5:14:55 AM

So this motherboard is really good, except for this one thing. I have seen many people have this motherboard and different variations of this motherboard and have this problem. one way to stop this temporarily is to "Enable" Erp Ready. Go to advanced settings, advanced settings tab, click on AMP or PMP, I cannot remember exactly lol, and enable erp ready. this should solve the problem for a bit. What erp ready does is make sure nothing has power when the computer is off. when erp ready is disabled, it is powering the Wifi-Go module; which is in turn turning on your computer.

Above is Just a temporary fix, will stop happening, then slowly will start to turn itself on.

The other solution is to takeout your motherboard and remove the wifi-Go module, or simply disabling your WIFI-GO through the Bios. This should permanently solve the problem, you then must obviously get a wired connection or another wireless wifi receiver.
March 11, 2014 2:04:52 PM

Sorry I haven't replied. I never fixed this problem. What I do is log out before I shutdown. Unloading the user seems to fix this. Feel free to make a script to logout before running a shutdown command. I've never been too fussed in making one. Not had the time =P
March 18, 2014 4:22:31 AM

troyle said:
Sorry I haven't replied. I never fixed this problem. What I do is log out before I shutdown. Unloading the user seems to fix this. Feel free to make a script to logout before running a shutdown command. I've never been too fussed in making one. Not had the time =P


Lol, that is just the darnest way to work around the issue for this motherboard. Nice find!

I would like to add what my set up is as well.

CPU: i5-3570k
Mobo: P8Z77-V
GPU: GeForce GTX 780 3GB
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" SSD
Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM
Power Supply: EVGA 750W
May 22, 2014 9:47:33 AM

As someone suggested: open the Device Manager and check the Power Management tab on the mouse, keyboard and network adapters.
I have the same mother board, but interestingly, I found this:

At the Intel network adapter, these settings were turned on, and their description mentioned that it can turn on the computer from a turned off state. It's a Wake on Lan feature. Hope it helps!

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