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Arno Wagner
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      May 1st, 07, 1:44 AM
In comp.sys.ibm.pc.hardware.misc stpatryck <> wrote:
> Hello People,
> My Windows XP computer mysteriously turns on by itself after I shut
> it
> down. Sometimes this happens after a few seconds or sometimes after
> a
> few minutes.
> I've read other postings on this topic and some say that it might be
> the wake on LAN or wake on ring feature in the BIOS. My computer is
> not connected to a LAN, and I've disconnected the modem but it still
> turns on.
> I have an Abit NI8-SLI motherboard with a Pentium D 805 processor and
> an Antec 520W power supply. It is a homebuilt system.
> Could it be that the power supply is faulty?


Yes. Antec is one of these companies with shiny products,
good marketing and bad quality.

> A few days ago, i
> noticed that one of the loose power connectors arced against the
> chassis while it was powered on (I had the case open) and it shut
> down
> automatically. Could I have damaged the power supply or motherboard?


Should not, but knowing Antec, it might very well have.

Arno

 
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