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Windows 7: Computer restarts automatically after new router install

03 Oct 2012   #1
VegasJamie

Windows 7 H.P
 
 
Computer restarts automatically after new router install

After installing a Netgear WNDR4500 router, and not changing anything else (settings, sleep/wake, etc.) my W7HP computer will not stay off! I have gone into the settings (via computer management) for the mouse, keyboard, and networking card, and have unchecked the box that allows those devices to wake the computer. I had the computer set to turn off after 10 minutes of inactivity, but changed it to 60 because the constant restarting grew tiresome. Now, after a period of time, the monitor will turn off, but the tower remains on.

I have heard of viruses causing computer crashes and shutdowns, but I have never heard of one that prevents a computer from staying off. The only way I am able to have the computer not restart (about a minute) after shutting down is to uplug the power cord after the machine is off, otherwise it simply restarts on its' own.

Thanks in advance for your help and insight.


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03 Oct 2012   #2
edwar

7 x64
 
 

The monitor turning off but the tower staying on is normal. There is a setting to turn the monitor off after a period of time but that is not the same setting for putting the system to sleep or having it turn off.

Personally I have never seen the setting to Power Off the system after X amount of inactivity. Not that it isn't in there someplace I just have never seen it and would never use it.
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03 Oct 2012   #3
AddRAM

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Unplug the ethernet cord for awhile and retest.
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03 Oct 2012   #4
edwar

7 x64
 
 

What do you mean "Won't Stay Off"?

If you Manually shut the system down does it then Turn back on all by itself?

This could be a Wake On LAN setting and the new router may be sending out that signal that triggers this action.

Check the BIOS for this setting and Disable it.
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03 Oct 2012   #5
VegasJamie

Windows 7 H.P
 
 

Thanks for the replies. Will try unplugging the ethernet, as well as checking the BIOS for wake on LAN.
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03 Oct 2012   #6
AddRAM

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Any progress ?
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