Return to the Computer Help Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
computer automatically turns on when plugged in

Posted by vinh (My Page) on
Sat, Dec 3, 11 at 21:35

i have a netbook, and on occasions, when i plug the computer into an outlet, it automatically turns on without my having to push the power button.

the computer then enters a screen asking me if i want to enter setup or load default, and after i select 'load default,' the windows 7 system loads and every is 'normal' except for the fact that the date/time has not changed since i last turned the computer off.

i've scanned for viruses & spyware, and there's nothing.

does any one know why the computer does this at times?

thanks.


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: computer automatically turns on when plugged in

How new is this computer?
What happens if you leave it plugged into the electric outlet and shut the computer down?

It almost seems as though the computer is reloading factory settings then trying to update all the security patches. On my Windows 7 Professional I have had 102 updates installed to date.

Click Control panel
click System and security
click View installed updates to check how many you have. Remember your version may be slightly different than mine but the numbers should be similar


 o
RE: computer automatically turns on when plugged in

Would think Date/Time would only stop if dead or loose bios/cmos battery, or a bios update had loaded or attempted to.

On startup if connected to internet, date/time usually should sync & correct itself.


 o
RE: computer automatically turns on when plugged in

I'm thinking it needs a new CMOS battery, as this can cause the problems you are describing. If that doesn't fix it, you might also have a defective power button that is intermittently in the on position. Below is a link that shows what's involved in a typical battery replacement.

Here is a link that might be useful: Replace CMOS battery


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Computer Help Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here