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I shut down my pc (was going to sleep)

and about 5~10min later it turned itself on

ok this is strange
I do not have a power switch plunged into the mobo

I use the breaker on the psu to turn it on


this is what I did

"Ctrl" "Alt" "Delete"
"shutdown"

then I left my pc be
I did not flip the breaker on the psu
I left it set to "on"

strange ant it
I never had it do this be for

O well
I'll just have to remember to flip the breaker for now on
Edited by 3dfxvoodoo - 1/31/11 at 9:14pm
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post #2 of 30
It sounds like you have the setting "restore power after power failure" set in your BIOS... something must have caused it to loose power for a moment, so your rig turned on.

Turning that setting off in your BIOS will make it so your rig won't do this, but you will have to turn the PSU on, then press the power button to get it to power up after you flip the PSU off.
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post #3 of 30
how long was it before it turned back on? did you hit restart on accident?
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Originally Posted by Crazy9000 View Post
It sounds like you have the setting "restore power after power failure" set in your BIOS... something must have caused it to loose power for a moment, so your rig turned on.

Turning that setting off in your BIOS will make it so your rig won't do this, but you will have to turn the PSU on, then press the power button to get it to power up after you flip the PSU off.
ya I do have the "restore power after power failure" set on
I wander what made it loose power ?

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Originally Posted by thrasherht View Post
how long was it before it turned back on? did you hit restart on accident?
about 5~10 minutes

and no I did not hit restart on acciden
Edited by 3dfxvoodoo - 1/31/11 at 9:18pm
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Its finally starts time to dust off the weapon stock piles
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post #6 of 30
Nah probably just a poltergeist.
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Its finally starts time to dust off the weapon stock piles

I don't get it
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post #8 of 30
Check if you have a bsod mini dump.

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post #9 of 30
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Quote:
Originally Posted by theproodnoob View Post
Check if you have a bsod mini dump.

I do not use windows

can't even remember the last time I booted it
Edited by 3dfxvoodoo - 1/31/11 at 9:22pm
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My laptop use to do the same thing and I had no idea why it did it.

It only did it when I turned off the laptop using the power button instead of going to windows and shutting down.

But it would randomly boot up while I was sleeping so I would venture to guess it was 45mins to an hour later, and it only sometimes did it.
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