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How to stop the computer from starting by itself?


Computer starts by itself in the early morning, after being shut down the previous night. It may be starting with an incomming phone call.


This question was answered on February 21, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Click on start, then programs-accessories-system tools/scheduled tasks When in scheduled tasks, make sure the detailed view is checked in view You should see a list of things that are scheduled to run and the times and days Click on each task and at the bottom of the task dialog will be a check in the enable box Remove the checkmark and the task won't run If you want a task to run at a certain time and day, run the wizard and follow the instructions Also boot into the CMOS Setup program and look at the "Power Management Setup" section If there is a "State After Power Failure" entry or such, make sure it is set to OFF (not ON) A glitch on the power line can cause the system board to start the system back up when it is off.

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Posted by Student of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on February 21, 2004