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HP Laptop starts up by itself

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#1 videobruce


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Posted 06 February 2011 - 09:40 AM

HP Probook 6545b, latest BIOS,
XP Pro w/sp3,
USB mouse, USB printer

Powers up from power off state, NOT from hibernate or standby,
Usually once a week on Saturday between approximate 12am & 7AM,

Programs auto updates: set to NO updates,
Wake on USB: OFF,
BIOS power on: OFF,
Wake on LAN; OFF,
Scanned for Viruses.

When I first checked the BIOS, I found "Wake on USB" checked which I unchecked. I checked my programs to see if updates were turned off which is one of the first things I do when I install a program. This brings me to the question: If the system is powered off, even if a program is set for auto updates, the system can't boot up from a off state can it??

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#2 videobruce

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Posted 06 February 2011 - 10:13 AM

BTW, There are no HP diagnostic programs installed. This was a fresh non HP O/S install.

Also, the Laptop lid is closed. When I lift the lid and move the mouse, nothing happens. The screen stays dark. I have to hold the power button to shut it down. Any idea why it doesn't respond to the mouse movement??

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