Vista RC2 Starts by itself??

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by RobertLane, Oct 16, 2006.

  1. RobertLane

    RobertLane Guest

    I shut down the normal way - via start menu, screen goes blank, fans stop,
    case LED goes out - all dark & quiet. Definately shut down.

    Next morning I find the computer on, sitting at the welcome screen - power
    LED and IDE activity LED both on solid, keyboard and mouse do not respond.
    Must use reset button to get it to reboot and then it comes back OK. Seems
    to happen everytime I turn it off - does not show any other unusual signs.
    This was a clean RC2 install.

    Any ideas?
    RobertLane, Oct 16, 2006
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    Gary Guest

    Check your BIOS settings for a start on - modem, phone, lan, keyboard, mouse
    Gary, Oct 17, 2006
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  3. RC2 does not start by itself. Your "computer" starts by itself. It wouldn't
    matter what O/S you had installed. It would still do it.

    Go into your bios and change the appropriate settings to prevent this from



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    Richard Urban, Oct 17, 2006
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    Frank Guest

    Strongly suggest you also check for virus/trojan infection.

    Frank, Oct 17, 2006
  5. This reminds me of a funny incident.

    We had just been purchased by a bigger company and we moved in to the new
    building. I plugged my pc into the power socket and noticed it was labeled
    B. Of course I thought nothing of it and I would go home everyday as normal.
    But the next day I noticed the PC had been rebooted. Puzzled by what was
    going on and after much digging, I found out why the socket was labeled B.
    Socket B was hooked up to a motion sensor on the ceiling which turns off all
    socket Bs at night and back on in the morning as the employees arrive.
    Mario Rosario, Oct 17, 2006
  6. call ghost busters :)
    Onur \Xtro\ ER, Oct 17, 2006
  7. RobertLane

    Jon Abbott Guest

    You are correct, I sat up late one night to watch what happens. It powers the
    PC on at midnight - it seems Vista schedules a power on, for what I can only
    guess is maintenance.

    Switch back to XP and the PC doesn't switch back on, so it's definately Vista.

    And to all those people that think PC's can't just power on, most BIOS's
    include a feature to power a PC on, based on either events occuring, a timer,
    or a magic packet being received from a NIC.
    Jon Abbott, Oct 17, 2006
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    KaeL Guest

    The explanation is relatively easy.
    Vista has different definition of "power button" in the start menu.
    You thought that you turned off PC, when the computer just "slept". You can
    change this definition is power scheme.
    KaeL, Oct 17, 2006
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    Jon Davis Guest

    Do you have cats?

    Jon Davis, Oct 17, 2006
  10. RobertLane

    RobertLane Guest

    Thanks to all who provided input - It seems to stay off now that I turned off
    all the "wake on" settings in the BIOS setup.
    RobertLane, Oct 17, 2006
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