Why does my computer turn itself on?

Question

A friend's computer will start up all by itself 30 or so seconds after shutting down. After pressing the shutdown icon, the computer will shut itself down like normal. Then, after a few seconds the computer starts up without pressing any buttons.

Answer

This question was answered on December 19, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

IT'S HAUNTED! ACTUALLY, ITS A POWER MANGEMENT ISSUE IN BIOS, A DUSTY MOTHERBOARD OR STUCK SWICH.

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Posted by Student of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on December 19, 2003