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System starts itself

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#1 nawin_g


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Posted 16 August 2005 - 05:06 PM

this is a wierd prob that occured to me. though i had solved it i still donot knw the exact reason behind it.

i have my sytem connected to UPS and there is regular power supply.

two days ago, i shutdown my system running on XP after 10-15 seconds the system booted again. i again shut it down and the samething repeated to happen.

after about 5 or 6 attempts, after shutting down i removed my LAN connection, then the system didnt start. the moment i connected my LAN wire again the system started to boot.

this time i cleared all the COOKIES, TEMP files etc. and shut the system and everything restored to normal.

but onething i couldnt understand was where laid the problem?

the following questions still linger in my mind:

is it possible for some program(cookies and other stuff) to reboot a system even though i shut the OS ?
what has it got to do with the LAN conection?

is it because the UPS was overcharged or something like that? (let me tell you i am using a branded UPS)

i also would like to mention that i had Fedora Core 3 installed in my system and at the GRUB (my bootloader) WinXP was the default OS. i dont knw if this would help in tracing the prob but i wanted to mention just in case.

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#2 unrepper


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Posted 17 August 2005 - 08:57 AM

Your motherboard is equipped with Wake on Lan. There is a setting in the bios that will disable this and prevent the reboot.
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#3 windowsxp550


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Posted 17 August 2005 - 10:48 AM

Yes, I agree.

Go into your Bios and look for Wake on LAN , and set it to "Disable"
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