Dell Vostro 1520 with Windows 7 booting up by itself at 5 am and 5 pm

Posted on 2010-01-03
Last Modified: 2012-05-08
HI all,

Got a weird one--Vostro laptop with Windows 7 has been booting up at 5 am and 5 pm like clockwork. Unplugging the LAN cable did nothing (as I thought it may be a wake-up LAN issue), but when I unplugged both the ethernet as well as the power connection, it didn't boot by itself--so to me it appears to be somewhat affected by the power connection (even though the battery is installed and charged).

Thanks in advance,
Question by:JimminyChristmas
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    Expert Comment

    Could it be that you have some settings in your BIOS about scheduled boot or booting on different times.

    Author Comment

    I guess its possible, but this is the default BIOS setup as it was recieved from Dell--the machine is only about 10 days old. Never updated/tweaked.
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    Try going through these steps to see if you can figure out why this is happening.

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