PC starts by itself

By donjo13
Mar 17, 2006
  1. It will come on in the middle of night and scare me to death. I turn it off the way it should be. But it still comes back on later. I reinstalled windows xp but the problem persists.

    celeron 1.7 processor
    512 ram
    80 gb wd800
  2. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    HOW are you turning it off.

    now if it physically turned off and/or unplugged - that's scary.
  3. joseywales09

    joseywales09 Banned Posts: 95

    I don't have a clue what it could be lol. You may have a ghost is the only thing I can think of lmfao
  4. donjo13

    donjo13 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 71

    To turn it off, I just do it like any other pc I've ever used.
    start button>turn off>turn off. It goes off fine and the monitor light turns yellow. Then out of nowhere. The monitor light turns green and it starts booting up! Sometimes it can be off for hours when it comes on again.
    I have even held in the power button to turn it off. It goes off as it should. But still will come back on later all by itself. :evil:
  5. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,404

    Go into your bios settings and look for the "remote wake-up" settings. Sounds like you have one of them turned on ("wake on lan" is a common one).

    Good luck!
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