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Vista machine turns itself on at 20:00 each night?

by TaipansEmporium / May 7, 2012 6:01 AM PDT

Hi All
I have a Vista Home Basic PC which switches itself on (from full power off not hibernation or sleep) at 20:00 every night. Any ideas on how to stop this?
Many thanks

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Looks like a scheduled shut down.
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / May 7, 2012 6:06 AM PDT

Do you mean a shut down, not a Switch off?

If so it looks like a shut down has been scheduled. Have a look at the Task Scheduler.


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by TaipansEmporium / May 7, 2012 6:32 PM PDT

No it powers itself on! At 8 o/c every night it switches itself on. cant find anything in the scheduler or BIOS but not entirely sure what I should be looking for in there. I've tried leaving the LAN wire out too. But this is from a full power off not sleep mode and at 8 o/c it starts up! Short of unplugging the thing from the mains I cant find a way to stop it!

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Ahh, my error
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / May 8, 2012 4:18 AM PDT
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Still got the problem!
by TaipansEmporium / November 20, 2012 3:12 AM PST
In reply to: Ahh, my error

Still got this problem. been into BIOS and checked and everything is disabled. been into network adaptor settings and wake on lane isnt checked.Been intio advanced to and checked no wake on magic packest etc are enabled and they aren't. Any ideas as this drives us mad!!

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