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PC Expert help please - PC keeps turning itself on (windows7)

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banned6y, 11m agoPosted 6 years, 11 months ago
Last week I noticed it kept turning itself on from Sleep mode or even after a complete shutdown. Only stays off for 5 seconds.

Disabled WAKE ON LAN in the BIOS

Disabled WAKE ON NIC in the BIOS

Disabled power management options (Windows 7) to Wake on Mouse / USB

Disabled ALLOWED THIS DEVICE TO SWITCH COMPUTER ON within the Realtek network card adaptor settings.

Even reinstalled windows 7 on a seperate drive and booted and shutdown from the new OS bu still the problem persists

Completely run out of options now unless I'm missing something. I suspect it may be the PSU or the Power switch itself but cant really test these,

Any help appreciated.

Thanks.
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banned6y, 11m agoPosted 6 years, 11 months ago
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1 Like #1
Mine did this , was the psu , ended up going on fire at one point after turning itself on.
Was an expensive Antec Psu too, was lucky we were in the house at the time.
1 Like #2
Has to be the PSU.
1 Like #3
Actually disable your network card and see if it still does it.
1 Like #4
try installing xp or vista.
Also check windows device manager for any issues.
Try setting power options to balanced.
I had noise from a coolermaster psu when running certain apps and the problem persisted when i rma'd and fitted a seasonic psu. It stopped being noisy AFTER i installed win7.
banned#5
check the date on yer fire extinguisher
banned 1 Like #6
its not a OS problem i had this problem years ago

look for a setting in BiOS for Wake up on Modem ring and disable it try that
banned#7
esq3585;7137670
Mine did this , was the psu , ended up going on fire at one point after turning itself on.
Was an expensive Antec Psu too, was lucky we were in the house at the time.

Thanks for the info
Tanchi;7137700
Has to be the PSU.

I think you're right
dontasciime;7137803
Actually disable your network card and see if it still does it.

Just tried but no different
bargain surfer;7137821
try installing xp or vista.
Also check windows device manager for any issues.
Try setting power options to balanced.
I had noise from a coolermaster psu when running certain apps and the problem persisted when i rma'd and fitted a seasonic psu. It stopped being noisy AFTER i installed win7.

Its not an OS problem as it only started doing it a week ago and win7 was running fine for 2 months and I tried a fresh install of win7 this morning. Same problem exists.

Device manager shows no conflicts
JohnCenaFan;7138018
its not a OS problem i had this problem years ago

look for a setting in BiOS for Wake up on Modem ring and disable it try that

Already disabled WAKE ON LAN / NIC

Guess its a new PSU at my cost as I really cant be doing with returning the whole two month old PC to Ebuyer and being stuck with a laptop for weeks :x

Thanks all and rep added for useful comments.
banned#8
tonyg1962;7140796
Check your network card settins in device manager ,

Thanks Tony but already have both unchecked and have also tried disabling the device completely. Just ordered another PSU which should hopefully fix the problem. My own fault for trusting the reliability of Ebuyers value PC :w00t:

Ebuyer's only advice was to return the PC in its entirety along with a newly installed OS so they see the same problem. I'm certainly not going to do that so will take the hit myself for the cost of a new PSU.
#9
toshapetriji
check the date on yer fire extinguisher



:w00t:
1 Like #10
Try unplugging the mouse before system shuts down. I had this problem on XP which was the result of slight movement from the mouse causing Windows to wake up again.
1 Like #11
Faulty power switch? Maybe a slight shorting or something making it think you've pressed the power button? Not sure how you'd fix that other than new case or motherboard. But it could of course be PSU.
1 Like #12
As above go to mouse properties and disable "allow mouse to wake" option,
1 Like #13
You could try resetting the Bios. First try the hotkey on startup or option in the Bios (safe settings if it's an option) and if that doesn't work then use the clear CMOS jumper on the board or take the bios battery out for a few minutes.
banned#14
The Therapist;7143889
Try unplugging the mouse before system shuts down. I had this problem on XP which was the result of slight movement from the mouse causing Windows to wake up again.

Actually I have already tried that. Unplugged everything as it was shutting down but still started up again. I also had already turned off the WAKE on Mouse movement in the control panel. I think that option only applies to standby anyway.
Benjimoron;7144366
Faulty power switch? Maybe a slight shorting or something making it think you've pressed the power button? Not sure how you'd fix that other than new case or motherboard. But it could of course be PSU.

I did consider the power switch button but then thought why did it stay on without a problem if the power switch was shorting. Fingers crossed it is the PSU otherwise the new PSU is going back to amazon and the whole PC is going back to Ebuyer. :x
EndlessWaves;7148655
You could try resetting the Bios. First try the hotkey on startup or option in the Bios (safe settings if it's an option) and if that doesn't work then use the clear CMOS jumper on the board or take the bios battery out for a few minutes.

Already tried loading Optimized Defaults in the BIOS.


Thanks All & repped.
banned#15
DAMN!

Just fitted a new PSU and have exactly the same problem. Guess its the mobo that has a problem now so have to return it to ebuyer :(
#16
csiman
DAMN!

Just fitted a new PSU and have exactly the same problem. Guess its the mobo that has a problem now so have to return it to ebuyer :(


Did seem a bit random for a psu to decide to turn the pc on. Sounded more like a power switch or something on the motherboard shorting telling the psu to come on.
banned#17
Benjimoron;7161922
Did seem a bit random for a psu to decide to turn the pc on. Sounded more like a power switch or something on the motherboard shorting telling the psu to come on.

Just booked in a collection. Just a real pain to have to use my backup PC (XP is on it! :w00t:)

its soooooo slow! :x
#18
csiman
Just booked in a collection. Just a real pain to have to use my backup PC (XP is on it! :w00t:)

its soooooo slow! :x


Good luck with Ebuyer, not your favourite company for customer service I know.
banned#19
Benjimoron;7162098
Good luck with Ebuyer, not your favourite company for customer service I know.

actually they have been amazing. Told them it had a fault last friday and they arranged a pickup for monday and just got an email say they are sending a replacement PC as my one is confirmed as faulty :thumbsup:

Hopefully, it will be a better spec as they sold out of my old one weeks ago :-D
#20
csiman
actually they have been amazing. Told them it had a fault last friday and they arranged a pickup for monday and just got an email say they are sending a replacement PC as my one is confirmed as faulty :thumbsup:

Hopefully, it will be a better spec as they sold out of my old one weeks ago :-D


I knew I shoulda bought one lol!
banned#21
Benjimoron;7251974
I knew I shoulda bought one lol!

Now I just received an email saying out of stock!

Not sure what my options are now as its not going to come back into stock :x
banned#22
ring them and have a right moan.
#23
Get a refund. There's sure to be a deal on around now as Christmas/New Year deals.
banned#24
called them up and ended up paying £10 extra. Only difference was

Old cpu was E5400

new cpu is an E6300

old HDD was 750GB

new HDD is 500GB

and new one has a better case

will never need more than 500GB anyway as my OS is on a drive in this backup PC I am using right now and that is 320GB.

Only thing I wasnt happy about was the 5 day delivery time as they wanted £11.61 extra if I wanted next day delivery. I can wait a week though lol

NEW PC SPEC

Extra Value Desktop PC, Pentium Dual Core E6300 2.8GHz, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, DVDRW - £229.99 delivered

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/176488
Might overclock it too as reviews on ebuyer say it goes to 3.5Ghz (7.0ghz) without any glitches

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