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Shut down problems

by bpiers / September 17, 2004 8:14 AM PDT

I have a 4 year old IBM netvista running Windows ME, has a 850 mHz AMD duron chip, has 192 ram. About 3 months ago I started to experience shut down problems. Before this it was perfect. I have found out that if I disconnect my light speed cable internet hook up (from Shaw) and then shut down the computer will stay shut down. If I do not do this then 80% of the time the computer will shut down but then start up again anywhere from 1 - 10 minutes later. I have Norton anti virus 2002 which is updated. In the last three months or so the following has also been done to my computer.
1. Installed zone alarm and removed spyware/adware using spybot.
2. Had a new ether-net card installed
Does anyone have any idea why my computer is acting so strangely?

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Re: Shut down problems
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / September 17, 2004 8:25 AM PDT
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Doesn't sound like a shutdown problem
by Ray Harinec / September 17, 2004 9:21 AM PDT
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to this writer. More like a power management setting in the BIOS, maybe Wake on LAN or the equivalent is set.

Go into the power management section of the BIOS and set power mgt to user define and then do not define any automatic restart or turn on options.

The fact that it stays off when the ISP connection is removed sounds like a big clue.

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Re: Doesn't sound like a shutdown problem
by bpiers / September 19, 2004 1:26 PM PDT

Thanks for replying. What do you mean by "BIOS", "Wake", and "Lan"? By the way, another thing I did to my computer in the last couple of months is run msconfig and then uncheck a bunch of boxes in the startup section. Could I have unchecked on of the boxes that is somehow tied into the shutdown process?

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Re: Doesn't sound like a shutdown problem
by skippyd333 / September 19, 2004 5:19 PM PDT

your bios is a chip on your motherboard that is like a seperate operating system for your hardware. The correct tech term is not bios but, "Firmware". You should see a setup to go into the bios at startup unless your Pc is starting too fast to see it. The normal keys to hold down to access your bios are... the F1 or F2 keys or the delete key. once you get in find the power management tab and navigate to it. By wake he meant there is a choice to set your network card to wake up. Network cards are also called lan or nic cards. anyway go and check to see if your card is set to wake. If it is change it if you want then hit f10 to save the new settings. Skip

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