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Computer Turns Itself On

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#1 mjmondry20


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Posted 05 November 2006 - 11:49 AM

I am running Windows 98 and my computer turns itelf on everyday at exactly 2:00 pm. I went into BIOS, but could not find anything on computer waking itself up and was tentative to change anything in there. I disabled task scheduler and scheduling agent. I went back to BIOS and went to Power Management. There were five headings. The first was "Power Management Support" and enabled was selected with disabled being the only other choice. The second was "Fan Always On" with no being selected and yes being the other choice. The third was "IDE Drive Power Down" with enabled selected and disabled the other choice. The fourth was "VESA Video Power Down" with suspend selected and disabled, stand by, and sleep the other choices. The last one was "Power Button Behavior" with on/off selected and sleep/wake the other option. I searched every other subheading for "Wake on ...." and could not find it anywhere. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

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Posted 05 November 2006 - 03:58 PM

I'm a bit rusty with Win98 - but try going to Device Manager and checking all of your devices (in particular any LAN/modems that you have). In their properties you may find entries that enable the "Wake On..." function. Try disabling those.
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