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PC starts when I hit any key on the keyboard

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#1 zzdave


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Posted 17 October 2013 - 03:52 PM



When I shut my computer down in the normal way (Start, shut down, turn off) it appears to close down normally.


But I only have to hit a keyboard key (any key), and the computer starts up again.


It appears as though it only goes into goes into hibernation so under Power Options I cleared the check box that said to use the keyboard to wake on hibernation. But that doesn't work either.


If I turn off the computer using the power on button on the PC case, then it really turns off and wont awake when I press a key.


I am a bit worried by this. I don't have any "unusual" programs though I do have a few utilities installed.


My system is Windows XP Pro SP3 all updated.


Can anyone tell me why this happens and how I can stop it please.





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#2 Roodo


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Posted 17 October 2013 - 04:19 PM

It`s usually caused by hung process at shutdown. remove all external devices and test if the computer shuts down. There are known usb

conflicting devices.


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