A computer turning on by itself can be very disturbing. You may have faced this situation many times and had to make sure that you had turn the switch off. There could be various reasons behind your computer turning on by itself and wakes up from standby, sleep or when its shutdown. Let’s check all the possible way to fix this problem.
Find out what wakes your Computer
Before jumping to the solutions of your computer turning on by itself let’s check the commands to find out what wakes up your computer.
- Type cmd in the search box of your computer and then choose and right click the best matched one after that choose the Run as administrator to continue.
- Type the following commands and press enter after each command to continue.
Powercfg –devicequery wake_armed
After completing all the steps you can find out which device had turn on your PC.
Now given below are the methods to fix the issue of your computer turning on automatically.
- Disable Fast startup – Fast starup can cause the issue of turning on the computer by itself, so to fix it and disable fast startup follow the process step by step
a) Type control panel in the search box of your computer and then select it, then click on power options to continue.
b) Now select choose what the power button does option in the left panel to carry on.
c) In the popup window, select the change settings that are currently unavailable option to carry on.
d) Then unselect the option Turn on fast startup (recommended) to carry on.
e) Then select the save changes button to save the changes you have made.
- Disable the allow wake timers option – you can disable the option allow wake timers which is a component that programmers can use to wake an idle system and perform a systematic function. Follow the steps to disable the allow wake timers option.
a) Type control panel in the search box of your PC and choose it, then select power options to carry on.
b) In the popup window, select change plan settings in the balanced (recommended) section to move forward.
c) Select change advance power settings to go on.
d) In the popup window, double click on sleep and allow wake timers to carry on.
e) Now, you need to disable the settings. To so click on settings and select disable from the drop-down menu to carry on.
f) Click on OK to save the changes.
g) Reboot your computer to see whether the problem is solved.
- Disable automatic restart– you can change the system settings and disable the automatic restart to fix your computer turning on by itself. Follow the steps to do so.
a) Type control panel in the search box of your computer and choose it, then launch it.
b) In the popup window, select system to carry on.
c) Now, click advance system settings on the left pane to move forward.
d) In the popup window, so straight to the advance tab and then click settings button under the startup and recovery section to carry on.
e) To solve the problem you need to un select the option automatically restart under the system failure section and then click on OK to save your changes.
5) Reboot your computer to check if the problem is solved.
- Disable the automatic Maintenance– you can disable the automatic maintenance and see if it helps you in solving your problem. Follow the steps to implement it.
a) Type control panel and select it in the search box of your computer, then launch it so that you can enter its main interface.
b) In the popup window, select security and maintenance.
c) Then select maintenance and tap on the change maintenance settings to carry on.
d) In the popup window, un-select the option allow scheduled maintenance to wake up my computer at the scheduled time and then select OK to continue.
e) Reboot your computer to check if the problem is solved.
- Disable schedule Updates– schedule window updates are designed to wake up your computer. You can disable the schedule updates and see if it helps you in solving your problem. Apply the following steps.
a) Select windows and R key together to open the Run dialog. Then type gpedit.msc in the box and click on OK or select enter to carry on.
b) In the Local Group Policy Editor window, go to the windows Update folder as per the following steps
Computer configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Windows updates.
c) In the right pane, select and double click on Enable Windows Update Power Management to automatically wake up the system to install scheduled updates.
d) In the popup window, select the disabled option and click on Apply and OK to save the changes.
Above are the methods to solve the issue of computer turning on by itself. Adding more to the solution, you can try to check whether you have set the keyboard to boot your computer. On the other hand you can also check whether the issue is caused by the Wake On LAN feature. If your PC is connected to a network then there are chance that Wake On LAN feature can also bring your computer online.
Therefore, you can try all this methods to make sure your computer is working properly.