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Windows 2k wakes up after shutdown

By klooks ·
i have windows 2k machine that wakes up after its shut down over night. but not all the time some times its ok,,,but some mornings i go there and its up again. I dont know if i am getting hacked,,,or its a service thats running in the back ground. this pc is connected to a phone line?

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Windows 2k wakes up after shutdown

by Oz_Media In reply to Windows 2k wakes up after ...

Sounds like a Wake on LAN issue except you say you have dial-up connection.

I don't know if you have a standard NIC installed along with the Modem, or if you have an IBM (wake on LAN is standard bilt-in IBM feature for all new PC's). Look into your modem properties or if you have a NIC (network adapter)installed, lok into thse properties for a wake on LAN checkbox.

Other than that, you may want to research Wake On Lan with your PC manufacturer and see if there is information regarding your system.

Just a stab, but it's worth a shot. (Unless The Chas can shine a light on this one).

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Windows 2k wakes up after shutdown

by fred07 In reply to Windows 2k wakes up after ...

If "wake on ring" is enabled in bios an outside cumputer can "dial it" and it will wake up. Disable in bios any "wake on ring" "wake on lan" to correct this problem. I had one customer that changed the bios to "wake on ring/lan" and could not figure out why her pc was always "booting up" by itself.

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