So for a while now, my laptop seems to like turning itself on by itself. This seems to happen while the laptop is in sleep mode (whether external power or battery); recently it has seemed to do it while in hibernation too.
I've disabled the Wake-On-Lan and 'Automatically resume from sleep if battery low' options in the BIOS, as well as in Device Manager -> (my ethernet card) -> Power Management -> untick 'Allow this device to bring computer out of standby'. I've also tried unplugging the ethernet cable, to no avail.
I've looked in the event log and it doesn't really give me too much to work with; here's some that I found while taking a look at the viewer:
The system has resumed from sleep.
Sleep Time: 20/09/2010 7:13:23 PM
Wake Time: 20/09/2010 9:10:29 PM
Wake Source: RTC
(Showed RTC yesterday from previous state of sleep, showed 'Unknown' today from previous state of hibernate)
A few minutes earlier before the above event,
Although, as mentioned I've disabled WOL already so not sure why that's still coming up (if that's at fault)
The system detected that network adapter Local Area Connection was connected to the network, and has initiated normal operation.
If anybody could point me in the right direction on how to go about resolving this problem / the next steps that'd be great. The computer is a laptop running the pre-installed Windows Vista x64.