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random startup

by brimar42 / December 27, 2009 9:29 AM PST

I am running winxp sp3 with all the recent windows updates----lately my computer is randomly starting up for no reason---it seems to happen between 11am and 1130am daily and sometimes late at nite , because when i get up in the morning it is on and at the desktop----i do not recall adding any software and my antivirus scans are negative---the event log shows a couple warning events but i do not understand them---please help --thankx denslo

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Google Wake-on-LAN
by Jimmy Greystone / December 27, 2009 10:52 AM PST
In reply to: random startup

Google Wake-on-LAN or WOL, and look for instructions on making sure that this is NOT enabled on your computer.

Another thing to check is your BIOS settings. Some computers have a function to turn on/off at specific times.

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random booting
by brimar42 / December 27, 2009 10:41 PM PST
In reply to: Google Wake-on-LAN

hey jimmy thanx for the tips---i will try them shortly- brimar42

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