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    Spontaneous Startup (Vista Home Premium SP1)

    Hi Everyone,
    I have a question that I'm hoping someone in this community may have an answer for, or at least where to look for a solution. I built my son and daughter-in-law a PC last fall. Basically, it's working well. However, when they shut it off it will spontaneously restart. It has a mind of its own!! It did not do this when I gave it to them, so they may have installed something that put an errant driver in the system... Anyway, below are the specifics of the system:

    Vista Home Premium, SP-1
    ASUS P5KPL MB with Intel E7200 CPU, 2G RAM
    WD 320 G SATA Drive, DVD-RW
    Power Supply is Antec.

    Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated, as always! Thanks a lot. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Spontaneous Startup (Vista Home Premium SP1)

    Bob,
    When they shut it off, is it actually shutting down or is the Shutdown button set to Sleep? If it's set to sleep, then in Device Manager have a look at the Power Management tab for a few of the peripherals. It could be the keyboard, mouse, NIC, etc. which may be set to "allow this device to wake the computer".
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    Re: Spontaneous Startup (Vista Home Premium SP1)

    I will be traveling down to visit them tomorrow, so I will check this. I think they shut the system off using the Start Button>ShutDown, but I will have to verify that. I does make sence. With this machine if I want it to sleep I have to clear the check that allows the mouse to wake the machine.
    Thank you very much for the suggestion, John.

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