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Anonymous
October 1, 2004 12:54:37 PM

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When I first got my Dell 9 months ago, I pugged it into a surge
protector; then, I turn the surge protector on, and push the Dell
power button in front of the case to boot up.

Now, I turn the surge protector on and the Dell boots up
automatically, bypassing the power switch on the front of the Dell.

I can't recall making any BIO changes. What could be the cause? Is it
a problem? May I just boot my Dell by turning on the surge suppressor,
or will it hurt the Dell eventually?

Many thanks,

Mike

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Anonymous
October 1, 2004 2:36:14 PM

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On 1 Oct 2004 08:54:37 -0700, Michael P Gabriel wrote in
<news:a20043.0410010754.372b6a9b@posting.google.com>:

> When I first got my Dell 9 months ago, I pugged it into a surge
> protector; then, I turn the surge protector on, and push the Dell
> power button in front of the case to boot up.
>
> Now, I turn the surge protector on and the Dell boots up
> automatically, bypassing the power switch on the front of the Dell.
>
> I can't recall making any BIO changes. What could be the cause? Is it
> a problem? May I just boot my Dell by turning on the surge suppressor,
> or will it hurt the Dell eventually?

I don't see a problem turning it on from the surge protector, but
personally I would just use the on/off button on the computer.

However, it might be booting when you turn on the surge protector because
the BIOS is thinking there was a power failure when you turned it off at
the surge protector and it's set to boot back up when the power is
restored. There is an option in the BIOS on what the computer should do if
there is a power failure. You can change so it doesn't do that anymore if
you'd like.

Dave
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Anonymous
October 1, 2004 11:07:58 PM

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A setting in the BIOS must have been changed by someone.

You should leave the surge protector on at all times and use the computer
on/off button only. Motherboards are designed to be powered even when off.


"Michael P Gabriel" <axipolti@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:a20043.0410010754.372b6a9b@posting.google.com...
> When I first got my Dell 9 months ago, I pugged it into a surge
> protector; then, I turn the surge protector on, and push the Dell
> power button in front of the case to boot up.
>
> Now, I turn the surge protector on and the Dell boots up
> automatically, bypassing the power switch on the front of the Dell.
>
> I can't recall making any BIO changes. What could be the cause? Is it
> a problem? May I just boot my Dell by turning on the surge suppressor,
> or will it hurt the Dell eventually?
>
> Many thanks,
>
> Mike
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Anonymous
October 2, 2004 3:40:27 PM

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Actually, turning the surge protector off may not be such a good idea for
one reason. When the PC is off, the clock settings and custom BIOS data is
maintained by the internal battery. The battery stays charged when the PC is
plugged in. If you cut the power to the PC altogether, the battery will not
charge, and eventually drain. It may take a long while for this to occur,
however.

I would think that the constant surge of electricity to your various
component's power supplies might be harmful in the long run as well.

"WSZsr" <nospam@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:iWh7d.540$Lk3.522@newssvr12.news.prodigy.com...
>A setting in the BIOS must have been changed by someone.
>
> You should leave the surge protector on at all times and use the computer
> on/off button only. Motherboards are designed to be powered even when
> off.
>
>
> "Michael P Gabriel" <axipolti@yahoo.com> wrote in message
> news:a20043.0410010754.372b6a9b@posting.google.com...
>> When I first got my Dell 9 months ago, I pugged it into a surge
>> protector; then, I turn the surge protector on, and push the Dell
>> power button in front of the case to boot up.
>>
>> Now, I turn the surge protector on and the Dell boots up
>> automatically, bypassing the power switch on the front of the Dell.
>>
>> I can't recall making any BIO changes. What could be the cause? Is it
>> a problem? May I just boot my Dell by turning on the surge suppressor,
>> or will it hurt the Dell eventually?
>>
>> Many thanks,
>>
>> Mike
>
>
Anonymous
October 2, 2004 4:28:28 PM

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The little batteries that conserve the bios settings are not rechargeable.
"Guess Who" <chippe01@REMOVETHIShotmail.com> wrote in message
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> Actually, turning the surge protector off may not be such a good idea for
> one reason. When the PC is off, the clock settings and custom BIOS data
> is maintained by the internal battery. The battery stays charged when the
> PC is plugged in. If you cut the power to the PC altogether, the battery
> will not charge, and eventually drain. It may take a long while for this
> to occur, however.
>
> I would think that the constant surge of electricity to your various
> component's power supplies might be harmful in the long run as well.
>
> "WSZsr" <nospam@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:iWh7d.540$Lk3.522@newssvr12.news.prodigy.com...
>>A setting in the BIOS must have been changed by someone.
>>
>> You should leave the surge protector on at all times and use the computer
>> on/off button only. Motherboards are designed to be powered even when
>> off.
>>
>>
>> "Michael P Gabriel" <axipolti@yahoo.com> wrote in message
>> news:a20043.0410010754.372b6a9b@posting.google.com...
>>> When I first got my Dell 9 months ago, I pugged it into a surge
>>> protector; then, I turn the surge protector on, and push the Dell
>>> power button in front of the case to boot up.
>>>
>>> Now, I turn the surge protector on and the Dell boots up
>>> automatically, bypassing the power switch on the front of the Dell.
>>>
>>> I can't recall making any BIO changes. What could be the cause? Is it
>>> a problem? May I just boot my Dell by turning on the surge suppressor,
>>> or will it hurt the Dell eventually?
>>>
>>> Many thanks,
>>>
>>> Mike
>>
>>
>
>
Anonymous
October 2, 2004 4:41:04 PM

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"Tom Scales" <tomtoo@softhome.net> wrote in message
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> The little batteries that conserve the bios settings are not rechargeable.

Actually, I should not have used the term "recharge". With power to the
motherboard, the CMOS/Clock data is maintained by the A/C. With no power to
the motherboard, the battery is used to maintain CMOS.

At least this is the way I have understood it.
Anonymous
November 30, 2004 12:03:20 AM

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When I turn on the Surge protector the computer automatically turns
off, that is the way it came. I turn the surge protector off every
night and back on the next day. Is their anything wrong with that?
Anonymous
November 30, 2004 12:03:20 AM

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When I turn on the Surge protector my computer, a Dell 4600,
automatically turns off, that is the way it came. I turn the surge
protector off every night and back on the next day. Is their anything
wrong with that?
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