Desktop Switches on at Midnight - Why?

Discussion in 'Hardware - PCs, Consoles, Gadgets' started by Giancarlo_Badass, Feb 6, 2012.

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  1. Seeking advice please; my desktop switches itself on at midnight every night. I've done "Ctrl/Alt/Delete" and can't fathom out what it's actually doing. Cheers, GB.
  2. Scheduled update/virus scan/de-frag?
  3. Turn it off at the wall?
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  4. Try unplugging it.
  5. Sounds like you need a priest.

  6. Machine's BIOS is probably set to allow Wake-on-LAN.
  7. Had the same problem last year, turned out to be windows automatic update. For some reason microsoft auto windows update happened at stupid o'clock and turned the desktop on.

    Try Control panel... Windows update... Change settings to manual update from automatic update. See if it works. If not change back the settings to auto update.
  8. If you're using shut-down as opposed to hibernate/sleep mode when you turn it off then the pesky setting that's turning it on should be in the BIOS. Stuff inside windows can't turn on the PC when its fully shut-down, although a windows app can change BIOS settings.
  9. It's MOD running a programme that automatically drops a list of all websites you've visited to a closed part of your JPA record. where it is studied by experts to identify possible security/personal problems, and by others just to snigger at your disgusting proclivities. Relax - only the guilty have anything to fear, honest.
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  10. 00:01 GMT 06/02/2012 Giancarlo_Badass's PC became self aware.
    Taking control of NORAD it launched an all out Nuclear strike on the Human race......

    Does your PC have this logo?
  11. Check the bushes outside for this guy and avoid Sarah Connor.
  12. Is your PC called 'Christine'?
  13. Hal surely? Or WOPR?

    Would you like to play a game?
    3) backgammon
    5)Theaterwide Biotoxic warfare
    6)Chemical Warfare
    7)Global Thermonuclear War

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  14. What the hell have I done now ?? ..not had a drink since weekend !
  15. Seven posts before it went silly. Not bad!