Solved

Computer turning on/off on its own

Posted on 2004-04-23
8
201 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-25
My computer turns itself on/off on its own, sometimes every 15 minutes or so.  I may be infected with some type of worm or virus.  Any suggestions?  Running Windows 98-2.

Thank you.

Dave Capp
0
Comment
Question by:strider01
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
  • 2
8 Comments
 
LVL 49

Expert Comment

by:sunray_2003
ID: 10898313
0
 
LVL 32

Accepted Solution

by:
LucF earned 168 total points
ID: 10898324
Hi strider01,

>>My computer turns itself on/off on its own<<
You mean also ON?
Check the bios for settings about this, the bios is the only thing that can turn a computer on (except for the user :D)

Greetings,

LucF
0
 
LVL 49

Assisted Solution

by:sunray_2003
sunray_2003 earned 166 total points
ID: 10898402
As Lucf said check BIOS for wake-on-LAN and check if it is turned on ..

0
 
LVL 69

Assisted Solution

by:Callandor
Callandor earned 166 total points
ID: 10898773
You might need to check for overheating also.  Open the case and see if that results in less frequent occurrences.  You can also get a monitor to tell you what the temperatures are, if the motherboard supports it.  MotherboardMonitor and HMonitor are good products for this.
0
 
LVL 32

Expert Comment

by:LucF
ID: 12288143
this doesn't look like a virus or ad/spyware to me. I still have to find the first one that can turn a computer on :o)
But, the BIOS can do so, so I'm suggesting a split between me http:#10898324 and Callandor http:#10898773 hmm... maybe also sunray_2003 http:#10898402 for an example of a bios setting that may cause this.

LucF
0

Featured Post

Technology Partners: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Skype is a P2P (Peer to Peer) instant messaging and VOIP (Voice over IP) service – as well as a whole lot more.
I've attached the XLSM Excel spreadsheet I used in the video and also text files containing the macros used below. https://filedb.experts-exchange.com/incoming/2017/03_w12/1151775/Permutations.txt https://filedb.experts-exchange.com/incoming/201…
Finding and deleting duplicate (picture) files can be a time consuming task. My wife and I, our three kids and their families all share one dilemma: Managing our pictures. Between desktops, laptops, phones, tablets, and cameras; over the last decade…

730 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question