PC vslef starting = scarry!

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Maveric169, Apr 13, 2003.

  1. Maveric169

    Maveric169 The Voices Talk to Me

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    Yes you read the thread title correctly. It happen yesterday. I shut down my pc, it was totally turned off with the exception of the PSU switch, I was eating dinner for a good 5 min., there are no lights on, on the PC. Then all of a sudden the PC fired up! It turned it's self on! Scarred the **** out of me! After it booted I shut it off again, but that time it stayed off. It was freaky!
     
  2. Nick M

    Nick M Moderator

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    Ha, it happened to me once with my old dell, in the middle of the night.

    With my speakers turned on high.

    Scared the crap out of me :p
     
  3. xsivforce

    xsivforce Prodigal Son Folding Team

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    That is a bit freaky. It was completely off? Odd. :confused:
     
  4. sboulema

    sboulema Moderator

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    maybe a sudden peak of electricty that made the pc start :huh:
     
  5. shaunj66

    shaunj66 H.T.I.D!

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    Wake on LAN? Have anything like that setup? Or prehaps it was a ghost! :eek: :p
     
  6. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    Could be:
    - Wake on LAN
    - Wake on modem
    - Wake on timer
    - Wake on cat (or other pet, save fish) stepping on keyboard
    or even
    - Wake on random idea that waking would be a good idea
     
  7. Maveric169

    Maveric169 The Voices Talk to Me

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    I thought that wake on lan and such is only for supened mode, not a fully shutoff pc.
     
  8. chaos945

    chaos945 Moderator

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    I turn my power bar off when I shutdown my PC. Turns off my router, ADSL modem, monitor, speakers and external burner.
     
  9. Glaanieboy

    Glaanieboy Moderator

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    When I hibernate my computer and unplug any USB-device, the computer starts up too. When I shut it down normally, it is normal.
     
  10. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    Pretty much anything can start an ATX computer up if the main power is on. Provided the specific function is supported and not disabled of course.
     
  11. jonifen

    jonifen pffff...

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    my gf's pc tended to start on its own etc while a c-media pci sound card was installed some time ago. it started when I replaced the sound card to the c-media... and stopped when I replaced that with a SBPCI128. Some PCs tend to have a mind of its own at times lol

    it is usually because of a power surge or something similar though that it happens.
     
  12. Krux

    Krux Nissan Powered

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    mine has fired up b4 just when I started to fall asleep I hear all the fans kick on and im like wtf?!
     
  13. 2z

    2z OSNN Gamer

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    i had a PC that would turn itself on when the room got warm

    / replaced the PSU > it doesn't do it anymore

    :cool: