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Windows 7: my laptop starts automatically!!!!!!!!!!

24 Jun 2011   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

I do not know what the problem is here but if the PC is turned off. I just can't see it being Windows!! Apart from that I have only heard of this problem happening when the PC is Hibernated.
Things I would recommend checking are.
1 Disconnect the network and see if the problem still exists.
2 Check for power surges it maybe necessary to buy a special extension lead to try this out.
3 Double check that there are no BIOS settings that may be causing this problem, see copy from my manual to use as a guide.
4 Check for a faulty power switch.
5 If all else fails use an extension lead with switch to turn off the power completely. You save money on electric costs with this option as well.
Just one last question. If it turns on in the middle of the night when most people sleep how comes you know exactly when?? lol

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24 Jun 2011   #12

W7 Professional x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LiquidSnak View Post
1. Left Click on the power icon at the bottom right of your start bar
2. Click on "More Power Options" (or just search for "power options" on your start bar)
3. Click on "Change plan settings" on either Balanced or Power Saver (depending on which one you use)
4. Click on "Change advanced power settings"
5. Once your Power options panel opens, scroll down and select "Sleep"
6. Click on "Allow Wake Timers" and then click on "Enable" and scroll down to select it as "Disable"
I guess I forgot to mention, this is Dell's solution to your exact problem.
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24 Jun 2011   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit

Have you checked in Device Manager?

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24 Jun 2011   #14
PooMan UK

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

Some Dell machines have an option in the BIOS to turn the system on automatically at a pre determined time that you manually set ... If I remember correctly it's under the "power management" "auto power on" settings in the BIOS
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