Windows 10: Computer Automatically Turns On

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  1. Posts : 1,300
    Windows 10 Home 64-bit
       09 Jan 2017 #1

    Computer Automatically Turns On


    Has anyone besides me ever experienced their computer turning on automatically after it's been shut down?

    Mine did!

    It's my Desktop PC.

    It's an Acer Aspire XC-603G Desktop.

    Note: This kind of unnerved me because no one was around it. We had all gone to our rooms and went to bed. Should I be aware of ghosts?
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  2.    09 Jan 2017 #2

    I lived in a haunted apartment in Cheyenne, WY in 1986 but she (the ghost) never turned anything on. She just would stand near my bedroom doorway and I (and my friend who stayed in the apartment when I was gone) would see her in the middle of the night. When I moved out, the lady whom we hired to clean the apartment felt her presence too.

    You probably either have your BIOS/UEFI set to turn on the computer when the power comes back on from a power failure (any interruption of power to the computer's power supply, does not have to be whole house) or have Wake On LAN enabled and something is pinging the computer over the network.
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  3. Posts : 28,608
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17650
       09 Jan 2017 #3

    Hello Jesse,

    In addition, check using the tutorial below to see if your event logs have anything reported as a wake source.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/...dows-10-a.html
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  4. Posts : 1,300
    Windows 10 Home 64-bit
    Thread Starter
       09 Jan 2017 #4

    NavyLCDR said: View Post
    I lived in a haunted apartment in Cheyenne, WY in 1986 but she (the ghost) never turned anything on. She just would stand near my bedroom doorway and I (and my friend who stayed in the apartment when I was gone) would see her in the middle of the night. When I moved out, the lady whom we hired to clean the apartment felt her presence too.

    You probably either have your BIOS/UEFI set to turn on the computer when the power comes back on from a power failure (any interruption of power to the computer's power supply, does not have to be whole house) or have Wake On LAN enabled and something is pinging the computer over the network.
    I am a believer in ghosts. I live in Alabama and we had traveled to South Carolina one year to have Thanksgiving with family. On our way back to Alabama, we stopped by and visited Washington, Georgia. There was a big old white antebellum home that sat where we were parked. I took a picture of the house since it was so pretty. But when I turned my camera on and looked at that picture, there was a lady who looked to be dressed from the old days. She was dressed in a long white blue dress with her hair bobbed. Her figure was in the top right window at the left of the window. I will share it if I need to. I have the picture on my Facebook. There was no one there.

    We have had trouble with this computer before doing this. This computer is very picky about installing Speccy or any kind of software that tells you what your specs are. I have Fing on my phone installed, and I believe that one day when I scanned what is connected to my network, it said the computer was on when it was turned off.
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  5. Posts : 1,300
    Windows 10 Home 64-bit
    Thread Starter
       09 Jan 2017 #5

    Brink said: View Post
    Hello Jesse,

    In addition, check using the tutorial below to see if your event logs have anything reported as a wake source.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/...dows-10-a.html
    Thanks Brink! I will see what I can do about this.
      My ComputersSystem Spec


  6. Posts : 1,300
    Windows 10 Home 64-bit
    Thread Starter
       09 Jan 2017 #6

    This would be the latest power troubleshooter from last night I suppose. I did see an error that I also need to post.

    Log Name: System
    Source: Microsoft-Windows-Power-Troubleshooter
    Date: 1/8/2017 9:54:55 PM
    Event ID: 1
    Task Category: None
    Level: Information
    Keywords:
    User: LOCAL SERVICE
    Computer: Cindy-PC
    Description:
    The system has returned from a low power state.

    Sleep Time: ‎2017‎-‎01‎-‎09T03:47:53.057750800Z
    Wake Time: ‎2017‎-‎01‎-‎09T03:54:53.079172400Z

    Wake Source: Unknown
    Event Xml:
    <Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
    <System>
    <Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-Power-Troubleshooter" Guid="{CDC05E28-C449-49C6-B9D2-88CF761644DF}" />
    <EventID>1</EventID>
    <Version>2</Version>
    <Level>4</Level>
    <Task>0</Task>
    <Opcode>0</Opcode>
    <Keywords>0x8000000000000000</Keywords>
    <TimeCreated SystemTime="2017-01-09T03:54:55.067882200Z" />
    <EventRecordID>4618</EventRecordID>
    <Correlation ActivityID="{E1F3C191-D444-4C1B-9D6A-E359FEF3B351}" />
    <Execution ProcessID="1048" ThreadID="6252" />
    <Channel>System</Channel>
    <Computer>Cindy-PC</Computer>
    <Security UserID="S-1-5-19" />
    </System>
    <EventData>
    <Data Name="SleepTime">2017-01-09T03:47:53.057750800Z</Data>
    <Data Name="WakeTime">2017-01-09T03:54:53.079172400Z</Data>
    <Data Name="SleepDuration">3706</Data>
    <Data Name="WakeDuration">590</Data>
    <Data Name="DriverInitDuration">518</Data>
    <Data Name="BiosInitDuration">0</Data>
    <Data Name="HiberWriteDuration">3531</Data>
    <Data Name="HiberReadDuration">3809</Data>
    <Data Name="HiberPagesWritten">166277</Data>
    <Data Name="Attributes">16641</Data>
    <Data Name="TargetState">6</Data>
    <Data Name="EffectiveState">5</Data>
    <Data Name="WakeSourceType">0</Data>
    <Data Name="WakeSourceTextLength">0</Data>
    <Data Name="WakeSourceText">
    </Data>
    <Data Name="WakeTimerOwnerLength">0</Data>
    <Data Name="WakeTimerContextLength">0</Data>
    <Data Name="NoMultiStageResumeReason">0</Data>
    <Data Name="WakeTimerOwner">
    </Data>
    <Data Name="WakeTimerContext">
    </Data>
    </EventData>
    </Event>
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  7. Posts : 1,300
    Windows 10 Home 64-bit
    Thread Starter
       09 Jan 2017 #7

    I see lots of errors and some warnings. How would I post all of them?
      My ComputersSystem Spec


  • Posts : 28,608
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17650
       09 Jan 2017 #8

    Did OPTION ONE show a last wake source?

    In Event Viewer, you'll only want to look at the "Wake Source" information for the date and time you want to know for when the computer woke up.
      My ComputersSystem Spec


  • Posts : 1,300
    Windows 10 Home 64-bit
    Thread Starter
       09 Jan 2017 #9

    Okay. I screenshotted it. Will post the screenshot.
      My ComputersSystem Spec


  • Posts : 1,300
    Windows 10 Home 64-bit
    Thread Starter
       09 Jan 2017 #10

    @Brink, from Option 1.

    Click image for larger version. 

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