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PC won't shut down

I have a Dell with Windows XP. Every night I shut down & sometime during the night it turns itself on.

I would appreciate any solutions!

Thanks, Stephanie
saramage@tds.net

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Make sure anti-virus programs aren't scheduled to run then. Other scheduled tasks may also interfere. If all else fails, try unplugging it for a few days.

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Stephanie's shut down problem

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Thanks for the advice, I'll try this right away.

Stephanie

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Re: automatic turn on

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The BIOS might be set to 'wake up on LAN'. Then, if your modem is turned on and somebody tries if your PC will answer, it might wake up. Try turning off the modem or router and see if that makes a difference. Or check the BIOS for any wake-up events.

Kees

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