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Automatic startup

by chreb / October 16, 2006 8:07 PM PDT


My PC automatically starts up at exactly 12:00 every night. It starts up and shows the login window. Really annoying... Does anyone have an idea on how to turn this off?

- Chris

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by MarkFlax Forum moderator / October 16, 2006 8:12 PM PDT
In reply to: Automatic startup

Is the computer "shut down", or just in hibernate or standby mode?

If it is shut down, then is the computer connected to a telephone line? If so, check your BIOS for something that looks like "awake on ring". If there is anything, change it to disabled.

If not that, maybe others here will have ideas.


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by chreb / October 16, 2006 9:11 PM PDT
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the computer is shut down, and it turns on at the exact same time every night.

how do I ''check my BIOS''?


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by MarkFlax Forum moderator / October 16, 2006 9:16 PM PDT
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When you first turn on the computer it goes through a POST series, (Power On, Self Test), checking the BIOS. On most computers keyboard options are displayed, eg ''Press Del'' or ''Press F12'' to enter BIOS/Options/Startup, etc.

Your computer manufacturer's handbook will tell you which ket to press.


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(NT) (NT) Correcting spelling error. Ket, = Key
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / October 16, 2006 9:17 PM PDT
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Not only that
by Themisive / October 16, 2006 11:52 PM PDT

You'll finf the correct information on how to get into the BIOS on the first screen that appears, on mine it's press DEL. You'll have to move fast though, it doesn't stay there long.

The best thing is to check on boot (or re-boot), let it get to the Welcome or login screen, and re-boot there, and as soon as that first page comes up, with the instruction, press DEL or whatever key you press to enter the BIOS.

Most machines seem to be turned off, but in actual fact are only hibernating, so find that Wake on Ring command, and disable it, if there's a Wake on LAN enabled, disable that as well.

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