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Old 03-25-2001, 05:56 PM   #1
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Just recently my computer has started powering itself up at exactly 0:00 every night. I have a 600MHz Athlon running windows 98 and linux. Could this be a cron deamon?
Each time the computer has been completly shut down and powered off yet at exactly midnight it turns itself on.

Any help appreciated.

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Old 03-26-2001, 05:58 AM   #2
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You could have a faulty mobo? What mobo do you have?
 
Old 03-26-2001, 09:15 AM   #3
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I'm using a Micros Star Industries MS-6167.
Its got an award bios (10/25/1999).
Do you think upgradint the bios would be a cure?
 
Old 03-26-2001, 11:35 AM   #4
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That I don't know, it may well cure the problem but I would check with the manufacturers first.
 
Old 03-26-2001, 12:57 PM   #5
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It's defenitly not a cron. cron only runs when the computer is on.
 
Old 04-03-2001, 04:03 PM   #6
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Hi
Seen this in a newspaper article recently, relating to Windoze. I think it's your modem set to pick up, either as fax/dial-in or by accident. Phone company does overnight line tests, usually at the same time, the signal doesn't ring the phone, but does wake the modem, which switches on the PC. I think the fixes were to unplug the modem (!), or adjust APM settings in BIOS.
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Old 04-18-2001, 06:53 PM   #7
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I'd say it's the APM

Disable it and any wake-up-on features.Restoring all BIOS defaults will take care of this,if you need it to.I had this happen to me as well with Award BIOS,which now strangely resembles AMI.
Aside of this and all the other suggestions I should warn you that it could also be your worst nightmare-
GET A FIREWALL.
 
  


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