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Why does my computer keep turning itself on?

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  • Windows XP
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Last response: in Windows 95/98/ME
January 6, 2002 2:39:37 AM

I dont have any scheduled tasks and the bios doesnt have anything to turn the PC on. If I turn the PC off it turns itself on after 10-15minutes.

What should I check I use XP Professional.

And no my house is not haunted nor is the computer (Athlon XP 1700+, KT266A baby) possessed!

"dude your getting a dell", is that kid trying to say he wants to stick his 'dell' in you?

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January 6, 2002 7:32:53 PM

This may be a dumb question, but are you actually "Shutting Down" or hibernating? I think there are some interesting settings under Control Panel/Performance and Maintenance/Power Options ... look in there to see if there is anything set in an odd config.

January 6, 2002 8:23:01 PM

Do you have WOL enabled?

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January 6, 2002 9:02:26 PM

my dad's Emachines 500 celeron has that problem

i would select it to turn off through shutdown menu, it would go through the sequence, beep 3 times then shut off.
(i hear the computer humming)............. (turns on again) what the hell! (unplug from behind) lets see you turn on now haha!

Windows has started.
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January 7, 2002 4:20:05 AM

I had the same problem but it turned back on right away.

I flashed ( this happen 4 months ago) bios and that fix it.

4 days ago i flashed new bios( had new troubles) and now it turns itself back on again upon shutdown just like before. so i did a clean install fsdk /format all went but it stops at setup!!


Please see my other post (most recent) i need help!


i'm on webtvfor 4 days trying to get help(see my other post)

I'm at if anyone has any suggestions,I NEED MY PC BACK!


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