pc starts up every time the phone rings.

  gazza35 09:18 19 Jan 2003
  gazza35 09:18 19 Jan 2003

I have just bought my first pc.A Time xp2100+
running windows xp.Every time the phone rings the pc starts up.I don't leave it in standby.
Modem is not swithed to bring pc out of standby.
please help.

  AMD 4 ever 09:35 19 Jan 2003

Is there two ports on the modem? Ifso try the other one.

There is usually an option in the BIOS to disable the modem or LAN to wake the pc, make definate this is not enabled.

  siarad 09:41 19 Jan 2003

Switch the PC off, Windows shutting down does not do this. If there's no switch on the PSU do it at the wall plug.

  gazza35 09:42 19 Jan 2003

There is only one port for the modem.
Being my fisrt ever pc,i don't know how to check
the bios.

  AMD 4 ever 09:45 19 Jan 2003

Are then here Iam sure is your prob, ok it is quite easy:

WhenPC boots look for Hit DEL to enter setup or BIOS, it maybe F1 F2 they vary. Once in there it should be in one of the directories, once found save and exit.

  gazza35 09:47 19 Jan 2003

So far i have been unplugging the phoneline from the back of the pc.This stops the problem,but is this the only way?

  siarad 21:45 19 Jan 2003

Don't keep unplugging phone lines the plugs only have a life of 50 connexions, anything else is luck.

  1st RHA 21:55 19 Jan 2003

as stated before go ionto bios and unselect wake up on modem

  Wrinkles 22:49 19 Jan 2003

That may be listed as "Wake on LAN" in the bios

  Wrinkles 22:49 19 Jan 2003

That may be listed as "Wake on LAN" in the bios

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