I reinstalled xp on my mum's computer, i have done this many times with my own with no problem. My mum's is a packard Bell imedia and everythings fine except for one strange thing...it's starts up on its own like a ghost has switched it on. The same happens in standby too. Its seems to be about 30 mins after shutting down.
Any ideas please, i'll be checking frequently here for answers this evening
Thanks fruitbat but unfortunately that didn't work. I disabled wake on Lan/Ring but it still switched on about 40 mins later, Ive looked in the bios again and just above it says wake on PME (not sure what that stands for) Ive disabled it anyway so switching off again, I'll give it an hour and if it stays off i'll let you know.