Please can anyone help me, I have a new computer using xp and every time the telephone rings when the computer is off it switches it back on. I have had to diconnect the telephone line at the moment to stop this happening
When the computer is first started, you should see. intext at the bottom of the screen, a message that syas something like "Press Del to enter Setup"
When theat message is there, press the Del key.
You will then get to the White on Blue set up screens - to navigate them, use the keyboard, as the mouse will not be showing. there will instructions at the bottom of the screen, about how to move around, and select items.
Look for the line that says Power Management - go to that line and press the Enter key. Look for the line that says Wake on Ring, or Wake on Modem, or very similar (NOT Wake on LAN - that's s different thing). it should sat Enabled next to it. Change that to Disabled.
Then exit and Save the new settings (see the screen instructions) - and now it should all be OK.
WARNING - not all BIOS are laid out quite the same, so you may have to use a bit of "nous". If the setting is already Disabled, then you have a different problem - please come back and tell us how it went.