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PPc turns on every few minutes, eats batteries

Hi, I've owned a 720 for about a year now and for the last 2 or 3 months it has began powering itself on every few minutes. I have checked every program that has 'wake up' control for alarams,etc and none seem to causing it. I'm using a 3com wireless LAN card, and the unit does this even when the card is not plugged in, so it's not a case of trying to refresh a DHCP lease either. I was told by HP to do a hard reset and re-install everything, but I have quite a few programs to re-install. Any iseas before I have to resort to this?

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Do you have anything in your startup folder that is running that could cause your computer to turn on? Or can you remember installing any new software at the time you started having this problem? If you did install some new software try uninstalling it and see if the problem goes away. Good luck.

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