Insomniac PC ?

  Young Ranger 17:18 17 Nov 2003

When I shut down my PC I have to remember to switch it off at the power socket. If I forget, it wakes up in the early hours of the morning.

The PC is an Advent 3216 running Windows XP. There are no tasks scheduled.

How I can I make it have a good nights rest ?

  spuds 18:56 17 Nov 2003

Big sledgehammer! :-))

Sleeping pills.

  Djohn 19:36 17 Nov 2003

After using the Sledgehammer! Go to start/Control panel/performance and maintenance/Power options, then the advanced tab. Click on, "When I click the power button on my computer" and make sure that "Shut down" is selected in the window. j.

  Worm of Doom 21:09 17 Nov 2003

Try checking the power options in the BIOS - I heard somewhere that having them set incorrectly could wake up your PC unexpectedly.

  Young Ranger 22:52 17 Nov 2003

Djohn - yes it is set to shutdown.

Worm of Doom - do you know what they should be set to ?

(Just realised I have posted this in the consumerwatch !)

  Young Ranger 14:47 18 Nov 2003

I had a look at some of the current BIOS settings which are as follows:

Sleep State - S3(STR)

Suspend Mode - Disabled

HDD Power Down - Disabled

Wake Up on PME - Enabled

Wake Up on ring - Enabled

Do any of these need to be changed ?

  wee eddie 16:06 18 Nov 2003

It is possible that such routine checks are waking you PC up.

  DieSse 16:20 18 Nov 2003

Wake up on Ring and Wake up on PME should be disabled. They allow various external events, such as the telephone ringing, to wake the PC up.

Sometimes these are susceptible to electrical "noise" - ie some noise/clicks on the phone line may trigger the Wake up on Ring function.

  Young Ranger 16:59 18 Nov 2003

Many thanks. I will reset them and see what happens.

  Djohn 19:06 18 Nov 2003

I've just had a look at my BIOS and it is as DieSse suggest

Wake Up on PME = Disabled
Wake Up on ring= Disabled

Regards. j.

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