How do I stop automatic startups

Question

When I shut down my PC at night, the next morning its up and running. How can I change this problem so that I can boot my PC manually in the morning. Thankyou

Answer

This question was answered on September 14, 2005. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Check scheduled tasks first to see if anything call auto boot or startup is in there It's under control panel.

Also check for any loose connections to your tower Loose connections can cause a charge in voltage that shocks your computer into starting.

Finally check to see what else is plugged into your outlet other than you computer and what else turns on in the morning or middle of night Anything from the AC turning on to a coffee maker causes a change in voltage that can start up or shut down your computer.

If you don't already have one, get a serge protector for you computer to prevent this And check to see if your tower is next to a high voltage consumer like a genarator or AC unit, even if there's a wall inbetween them, they can create EMPs that screw up your system If you can, move your computer somewhere else in the house and see what happens.

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Posted by Nathan of Chandler-Gilbert Community College on September 14, 2005