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  1. #11
    Karl Snooks Guest

    Default Re: Help - my computer keeps turning on by itself

    I come back to my computer and find it out of sleep mode
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++
    There are several settings in the BIOS setup for waking from standby, like "Wake on LAN" or "Wake on Ring"

    Using this tutorial, see if you can find out what is waking up your computer.

    http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/63...-mode-problems

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Interesting is that with my Toshiba laptop, F2 gets me into the bios.

    Go to this website to find how to access your BIOS:
    http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/bios_manufacturer.htm

    karl

    "mewgirl" <mewgirl.3cxt1r@winvistaclub.com> wrote in message news:mewgirl.3cxt1r@winvistaclub.com...

    To get to the BIOS you usuallt have to hit the ESC BEFORE you see the
    spalsh screen that shows the Windows logo. Instructions on what keys to
    use to change settings are on the left side panel. Do NOT change
    anything you don't understand, unless specifically instructed to do so.

    If it turns on "by itself" - is it really "by itself", or is there a
    cat in the room who could have bumped keys and cords, or vibrations,
    phone ringing, etc.? If so, you have to make sure you have the computer
    set to shut down on "shut down," rather then hibernate or stand by
    (which are actually two different things).

    Otherwise, you may have been hijacked, run spy/ad-ware checkers.


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  2. #12
    Nonny Guest

    Default Re: Help - my computer keeps turning on by itself

    On Tue, 22 Jul 2008 12:09:51 -0700, "Karl Snooks"
    <karlsnooks@hushmail.com> wrote:

    >I come back to my computer and find it out of sleep mode
    >++++++++++++++++++++++++
    >There are several settings in the BIOS setup for waking from standby, like "Wake on LAN" or "Wake on Ring"


    You replied to the wrong post.

    >Using this tutorial, see if you can find out what is waking up your computer.
    >
    >http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/63...-mode-problems
    >
    >+++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    >
    >Interesting is that with my Toshiba laptop, F2 gets me into the bios.
    >
    >Go to this website to find how to access your BIOS:
    >http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/bios_manufacturer.htm
    >
    >karl
    >
    > "mewgirl" <mewgirl.3cxt1r@winvistaclub.com> wrote in message news:mewgirl.3cxt1r@winvistaclub.com...
    >
    > To get to the BIOS you usuallt have to hit the ESC BEFORE you see the
    > spalsh screen that shows the Windows logo. Instructions on what keys to
    > use to change settings are on the left side panel. Do NOT change
    > anything you don't understand, unless specifically instructed to do so.
    >
    > If it turns on "by itself" - is it really "by itself", or is there a
    > cat in the room who could have bumped keys and cords, or vibrations,
    > phone ringing, etc.? If so, you have to make sure you have the computer
    > set to shut down on "shut down," rather then hibernate or stand by
    > (which are actually two different things).
    >
    > Otherwise, you may have been hijacked, run spy/ad-ware checkers.
    >
    >
    > --
    > mewgirl
    > ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    > mewgirl's Profile: http://winvistaclub.com/forum/member.php?userid=73
    > View this thread: http://winvistaclub.com/forum/showthread.php?t=16753


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    mewgirl is offline New Member
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    f2 is also the button on a Toshiba laptop I recently acquired, but ESC usually works. Even if ESC brings up the boot menu, there's another option from there so it works either way.

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