computer turns itself on after shutdown

Discussion in 'Abit' started by stpatryck, Apr 30, 2007.

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    stpatryck Guest

    Hello People,
    My Windows XP computer mysteriously turns on by itself after I shut
    down. Sometimes this happens after a few seconds or sometimes after
    few minutes.
    I've read other postings on this topic and some say that it might be
    the wake on LAN or wake on ring feature in the BIOS. My computer is
    not connected to a LAN, and I've disconnected the modem but it still
    turns on.
    I have an Abit NI8-SLI motherboard with a Pentium D 805 processor and
    an Antec 520W power supply. It is a homebuilt system.
    Could it be that the power supply is faulty? A few days ago, i
    noticed that one of the loose power connectors arced against the
    chassis while it was powered on (I had the case open) and it shut
    automatically. Could I have damaged the power supply or motherboard?
    Please e-mail me at stpatryck "at"
    stpatryck, Apr 30, 2007
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    Arno Wagner Guest

    Yes. Antec is one of these companies with shiny products,
    good marketing and bad quality.
    Should not, but knowing Antec, it might very well have.

    Arno Wagner, May 1, 2007
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  3. I had a standoff for the motherboard that was in the wrong place, shorting
    something out and causing the comp to turn itself on and off randomly.
    Phil, Non-Squid, May 1, 2007
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    Coco Guest

    Check your BIOS for "wake-on-lan". If it's enabled, disable it.
    Coco, May 1, 2007
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    CJT Guest

    Gay computer?
    CJT, May 2, 2007
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    fondue Guest

    Why Gay? Auto-erotic maybe.
    fondue, May 2, 2007
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    PeterC Guest

    Self-exiting - that's DC!
    PeterC, May 3, 2007
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    Gary Avrett Guest

    Go into the bios and make sure you do not have it set to wake up on Lan or
    other stuff.
    Gary Avrett, May 28, 2007
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    ProfGene Guest

    Try switching off the power strip and see if it can turn that back on.
    ProfGene, Jul 10, 2007
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