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XP gone mad again

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#1 olly986


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Posted 03 November 2008 - 05:04 PM

Hello there

Just re connected a computer i bought a couple of years ago (still basically brand new) very little used mainly for playing Itunes music in my business.

I used to have a wireless keyboard and mouse (cheap belkin) and i realised that my computer would restart by itself after switching off, so i reverted to the original cable mouse/keyboard and it stopped restarting by itself.

I got a new logitech wireless keyboard/mouse and connected it, for a while everything was fine until today, it started to restart by itself again after maybe 4/5 months of no restart, the only way i can switch my compy off is to push on the switch for a few seconds, and even sometimes it restart by itself.

Any ideas on this one?

Windows XP packard bell pentium d CPU 280Ghz 1G RAM service pack 3 version 2000


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#2 hamluis



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Posted 03 November 2008 - 06:52 PM

Hi :thumbsup:.

It seems that your "wake on" options in the BIOS are working.

Enter the BIOS...see if Wake On Lan/Keyboard, etc is selected...deselect each option that you don't want. Save the new settings by hitting F10, the system will reboot.


#3 olly986

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Posted 04 November 2008 - 04:41 PM

Thanks Louis

But unfortunately have tried your suggestion with no luck, still happening, i have to try a cable keyboard and mouse again to see if it still happens

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