Computer starts when power is turned on

Time Bandit - Jun 9, 2010 at 01:38 AM
 New Guy - Aug 2, 2010 at 09:01 PM
How can I change the settings to have my computer startup when I press the button on the front of the computer and not automaticlly start up when I turn the power on from the mains switch.

I have windows XP3

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Blocked Profile
Jun 9, 2010 at 02:34 AM
Turn on your computer for a convenient time automatically
Go to your Computer Setup (press Del when your PC is loading).
Go to "Power Management Setup" and enable " PWron/Resume by alarm" and set date alarm and time alarm and then press F10 to save your change and turn off your pc.
On specified date and time, your pc will turn on
It is a BIOS setting - the OS doesn't matter.

1. Enter the BIOS setup when you power or restart the computer. This is usually done by pressing the "Delete" key but some computers use other methods.
2. In the "Power Management Setup" page there should be a setting for Power on after Power fail. (Different BIOS's will have the setting in different places.) There will normally be three settings:
a - On (This is probably your current setting)
b - Off
c - Former Status
3. Select "Off"
4. Save the changes and exit the BIOS setup.

You will now need to press the "On" button to start the computer after power has been turned on.