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Let me take a wild guess.....

Windows 8 OS?

I don't think I've heard of any issues with Windows 8 randomly starting a machine...

It likely has Wake on USB on by default so resetting the BIOS doesn't do anything thing. Go into the BIOS and manually set it to off or unplug your mouse and Printer.

Wake on LAN typically isn't enabled by default, but you should check that too.

If that doesn't do it there is probably something defective with the mother board

Same here.. I never heard of such thing. BUT I saw it happened to one of my machines.

Not sure if andypandy uses W8 though.
post #12 of 15
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Turns out it was Intels Magic LAN was turning on my PC. I have disabled it. Lets see what happens.


Thanks guys. Especially Vagrant Storm

Edit: No, I use Windows 7
post #13 of 15
Am I being dumb, or am I the only one looking at the most obvious thing to check first: A badly wired power switch. That would be one of the first things I'd look at after comfirming OS and Bios settings

EDIT: Turns out it was the settings! I was a little late! rolleyes.gif
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My PC turns itself on

Must be one sexy piece of hardware. wubsmiley.gif

I'm sorry, I couldn't resist.
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its gone sentient...somebody call arnold quick...
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