PC automatically boots up



Scudo
07-09-2005, 11:56 PM
Help! My pc just boots up when nobody has been near it, its freaky, it is
happening roughly 3 times per week, there does not appear to be a set time.
Anyone got an answer for this.
I am using Win XP pro. and broadband. I have firewall and anti virus. I have
also run spybot and a couple of other virus checkers.

thanks
Juco

Richard Urban
07-09-2005, 11:56 PM
Did you do a normal shut down? Yes? Then look in your bios for "wake on LAN"
and "wake on ring" (modem).

If you just went into standby or hibernation it could be a jiggle of the
mouse by your cat, or a paw on the keyboard (if you have either set to
perform wakeup services).

--
Regards,

Richard Urban

aka Crusty (-: Old B@stard :-)

If you knew as much as you think you know,
You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!


"Scudo" <me@nospam.fictional> wrote in message
news:1SJne.201080$Cq2.21299@fe2.news.blueyonder.co.uk...
> Help! My pc just boots up when nobody has been near it, its freaky, it is
> happening roughly 3 times per week, there does not appear to be a set
> time.
> Anyone got an answer for this.
> I am using Win XP pro. and broadband. I have firewall and anti virus. I
> have
> also run spybot and a couple of other virus checkers.
>
> thanks
> Juco
>
>

Scudo
07-09-2005, 11:56 PM
yes its a normal shutdown. I will check the bios.


"Richard Urban" <richardurbanREMOVETHIS@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> Did you do a normal shut down? Yes? Then look in your bios for "wake on
LAN"
> and "wake on ring" (modem).
>
> If you just went into standby or hibernation it could be a jiggle of the
> mouse by your cat, or a paw on the keyboard (if you have either set to
> perform wakeup services).
>
> --
> Regards,
>
> Richard Urban
>
> aka Crusty (-: Old B@stard :-)
>
> If you knew as much as you think you know,
> You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!
>
>
> "Scudo" <me@nospam.fictional> wrote in message
> news:1SJne.201080$Cq2.21299@fe2.news.blueyonder.co.uk...
> > Help! My pc just boots up when nobody has been near it, its freaky, it
is
> > happening roughly 3 times per week, there does not appear to be a set
> > time.
> > Anyone got an answer for this.
> > I am using Win XP pro. and broadband. I have firewall and anti virus. I
> > have
> > also run spybot and a couple of other virus checkers.
> >
> > thanks
> > Juco
> >
> >
>
>

Andrew Murray
07-10-2005, 12:24 AM
do you have your BIOS set for "Wake Up on Ring" eg if the phone rings, the
computer may be set to recognise this and wake up, if you had fax software
or something, perhpas it's attempting to answer to receive a fax?

"Scudo" <me@nospam.fictional> wrote in message
news:1SJne.201080$Cq2.21299@fe2.news.blueyonder.co.uk...
> Help! My pc just boots up when nobody has been near it, its freaky, it is
> happening roughly 3 times per week, there does not appear to be a set
> time.
> Anyone got an answer for this.
> I am using Win XP pro. and broadband. I have firewall and anti virus. I
> have
> also run spybot and a couple of other virus checkers.
>
> thanks
> Juco
>
>


PC automatically boots up