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PC vslef starting = scarry!

Maveric169

The Voices Talk to Me
#1
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
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
 
#6
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
 
#10
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
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.
 

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