How can I stop my PC from booting?

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  1. ratchet

    ratchet Registered Member

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    Occasionally, like once/week or less often, I shutdown this x64W7 SP1 desktop. Looking at the schedule tasks that ran last night (after shutdown) there are a number of potential culprits. Is there some command line entry I could make to override wake or can I disable something in my ASUS motherboard to prevent this? Thank you!
     
  2. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    You shut it down - or it shut itself down?
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    I shut it down. I'll take a screenshot of the suspects and edit this post.

    Could be a few other possibilities too. Thank you!
     
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  4. CloneRanger

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    Don't power it up :D

    Seriously though, i hope you get it sorted ;)
     
  5. ratchet

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    I just went through dozens of scheduled task and there is not one that has "Wake computer to run this task" enabled.
     
  6. J_L

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    Are you sure it's shut down? I don't think I've seen anything on Windows that can cold boot a system, unless you mean waking from sleep mode.
     
  7. aztony

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    You could check you BIOS settings to see if there is an auto start enabled. When I bought my Dell OptiPlex every day at 5:30 am the system would start on its own. I checked my scheduled tasks, also disabled the Nic card start feature. And still it keep auto starting. Finally I went into BIOS and there it was.
     
  8. Mrkvonic

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    I still don't understand what you're trying to accomplish.
    Wake from sleep/hibernation/shutdown mode?
    Shutdown machine?
    Prevent shutdown?
    Mrk
     
  9. ratchet

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    I assumed that if the question had the word "boot" in it that most folks would realize that the PC has been shutdown but starts by itself. If I had merely used the word "wake" I could understand the confusion. I've never read describing wake from sleep or hibernation as booting. Actually, I did disable some features in the BIOS that could have allowed booting and last night it stayed off. The odd thing is they were previously disabled.
     
  10. Mrkvonic

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    I think I get it now.
    Some NICs have wake-on-lan feature.
    There are many options really.
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    You can't boot up a system through task scheduler. If the system is down, then the task scheduler can't run. This only works if the system is in standby (which isn't a boot up heh).

    "Some features" like alarms in "power" section of the BIOS, right?
     
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