1.    15 May 2016 #1
    Join Date : Oct 2015
    Posts : 8

    Computer starts on its own after shutdown

    Several times since getting my new tower computer I have come to it in the evening and found it switched on. I thought I must have left it in Sleep mode by mistake but I have been checking it carefully of late and although I switch it OFF at the set switch it does come on sometime afterwards. On holiday for a week I returned home and the set was on when I knowit was switched off. This worries me a bit. Any suggestions as to what might be going on and short of pulling the electric
    plug out,what can I do ?
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  2.    15 May 2016 #2
    Join Date : Jun 2015
    Posts : 3,004
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit

    Could be what is called Wake On Lan causing this http://www.howtogeek.com/192642/how-...-the-internet/

    Possible BIOS issue or motherboard issue. Check for BIOS updates. Plugged into a surge protector ? Try a different outlet for it.
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  3.    15 May 2016 #3
    Join Date : Mar 2015
    New Mexico
    Posts : 941
    Windows 10 Pro,

    Of course it could just be a poltergeist.
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  4.    15 May 2016 #4
    Join Date : Jun 2015
    Posts : 3,004
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocky View Post
    Of course it could just be a poltergeist.
    That usually moves objects or makes noises, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poltergeist
    Can also be power button issue
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  5.    15 May 2016 #5
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    NW Florida
    Posts : 6,122
    Windows 10 Enterprise and Pro/Windows 7 Enterprise/Linux Mint

    Try turning off Fast Startup Fast Startup - Turn On or Off in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums You can use option 2 with the .BAT file, or if you want to do it manually, use option 1. Manually, maybe this will help.

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