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My Dell Optiplex GX 260 seems to start by itself

I turn off the computer and at seemingly random times it turns itself back on.
Has this ever happened to anyone?

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  • RichLeduc Dec 10, 2007

    Thanks, I'll give that a try.

  • klf113 Feb 02, 2008

    Yep, (except its a Inspiron 530S) mine turns itself on every night at midnght & I cant figure out how to stop it...Its so noisy it scares me! I have theh settings on "sleep: never" Display off: never" because before it was randomly shutting down, and this is how the Dell rep told me to put the settigns. Now I have the opposite problem! I hate Vista, and I will never buy a Dell again.

  • Anonymous May 12, 2009

    my dell optiplex gx 260,just starts up when it wants to.I turn it off and it starts up again later on all by itself.can anyone help?



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In the bios the default settings should be enabled , the system is more than likely set to wake on LAN if that doesnt work than you should get a priest because your DELL needs an xorcicsmm ism anti demon cleansing lol nahh seriously hit f2 at boot and set the default which is f10 depending on the model and year of the unit chk your documentation

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