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Automatic Start Up

My computer automatically starts up every day at 12:18 am How do I stop it from automatically starting up (other than pulling the plug).?

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  • Terry Mullane
    Terry Mullane May 11, 2010

    This is an interesting question! I'll suggest some basics, but if this doesn't help you out, can you please respond with what kind of system this is, what the OS is and if you are able to determine the firmware revision. I'd also be curious to know if this is plugged directly into a wall outlet, a power strip etc.

    MS Windows does not have the ability to turn on its host PC from the "off" state, but it does have the ability to turn itself on from a sleep state. So for starters I would ask you to be sure the PC is truly off.

    In the BIOS (where the computer stores its hardware options) there is almost always a setting for what happens in the event of a power failure. Specifically what happens when power comes back on. Options always include "stay off" (my recommendation) and might also include "return to previous state" (or something similar) as well as "power on". If your system's AC power is on a timer (unlikely but hey) you might find the answer is here.

    Also in the BIOS, there may be some settings to specify what time you would like the system to power on/off at. This would be an obvious answer to your problem.

    If you're not sure how to access the BIOS on your system, look for a line of instruction at first power on to let you know. Compaq it's F10, Dell and many others it's F1, others are F2. Once inside... don't make any changes you aren't reasonably sure about. And if you do make changes, be sure to save them before rebooting.

    Hope that helps.


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Hi
Just go into your BIOS settings
(as soon as your systems starts press F1, F2, Del , F10 buttons simulteneoulsy to enter into BIOS , usually any one of above keys will work for you)

So in the BIOS locate the Option - Advance - Alarm

Here disable the Alarm then you will get rid of your problem

If not please let me know

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http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Start-your-computer-in-safe-mode
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How to stop the Annoying Windows Automatic Updates Restart Dialog box


YOU CAN TRY THE FOLLOWING STEPS TO DISABLE AUTOMATIC UPDATE SERVICE.

  • GO TO START-RUN
  • THEN TYPE CMD CLICK OK
  • IN THE COMMAND LINE TYPE THE FOLLOWING COMMAND AND HIT ENTER
  • "NET STOP WUAUSERV" COMMAND (LESS QUOTES) TO STOP IT
  • AND "NET START WUAUSERV" TO START IT.
  • WINDOWS XP USERS HAVE TURNED ON AUTOMATIC WINDOWS UPDATE WILL HAVE ABSOLUTELY NO PROBLEM
  • RECOGNIZING THE "RESTART NOW, RESTART LATER"
  • THE EASIEST WAY TO STOP THIS ANNOYING WINDOW IS TO START WINDOWS COMMAND PROMPT (START -> RUN -> CMD)
  • AND TYPE THE FOLLOWING COMMAND:
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  • AND THEN HIT ENTER.
  • THE RESTART WINDOW WILL DISAPPEAR IMMEDIATELY INCLUDING THE ICON IN THE SYSTEM TRAY.

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      If you select this option, Windows recognizes when you are online and uses your Internet connection to find updates on the Windows Update Web site or on the Microsoft Update Web site that apply to your computer. Updates are downloaded automatically in the background, and you are not notified or interrupted during this process. An icon appears in the notification area of your taskbar when the updates are being downloaded. You can point to the icon to view the download status. When the download is complete, you receive another message in the notification area so that you can review the updates that are scheduled for installation.
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      • You can choose to install the updates as soon as they are finished downloading. To do this, click the download message (or update icon), and then click Install. If you choose not to install the updates when they finish downloading, Windows starts the installation on your set schedule.
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      If you select this option, Windows recognizes when you are online and uses your Internet connection to automatically download updates from the Windows Update Web site or from the Microsoft Update Web site. An icon appears in the notification area of your taskbar when the updates are being downloaded. You can point to the icon to view the download status. When the download is complete, you receive another message in the notification area so that you can review the updates that are scheduled for installation.
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click on "change settings".

click on turn off automatic updates..

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If u have installed any new program then uninstall it , or restore ur pc,
It may be a fatal error that is causing the computer to restart. You can easily stop the restart problem by changing your system features to restrict automatic startup when your computer's having a problem. Here is how:
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Use System Failure Settings to Stop Automatic Restarts.
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Stop the Automatic Updates service
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  • Choose Run.
  • In the Run box, type services.msc. Click OK.
  • Right-click the Automatic Updates service. Click Stop.
  • Stopping the service will take awhile.
Delete the contents of the DataStore folder
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  • Open the DataStore folder.
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  • Click to Close the window.
Start the Automatic Updates service
  • Click Start. > Choose Run.
  • In the Run box, type services.msc. > Click OK.
  • Right-click the Automatic Updates service.
  • Click Start.
Starting the service will take a moment.
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http://www.filehippo.com/download_ccleaner/ download the latest version and run it to clean all unwanted files and junk in your computer...

And then follow the step's below:

Method 1
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Method 2
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Open My Computer or Windows Explorer and make sure that hidden files and folders are shown.

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Close your web browser and any other open programs and double click the WindowsUpdateAgent30-x86.exe file to run it.

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