I just bought a new, custom HP laptop but it seems to have its own
personality. I'm running Vista Ultimate and haven't yet had a chance
to go through it and figure out all of the possible settings. My
problem is that my computer turns itself on, bypasses the logon/
required password stage, completely loads the desktop by itself from a
state of being completely off and unplugged. It has done this a
couple times now from the standby stage with the top closed,
prohibiting a misc. object to trigger the sensor to wake up. I
thought at first it might have been because the battery was low and it
was turning on from standy to tell me to charge it, but the battery
has been almost full. Though curious, I have brushed this phenomenon
off because I have more important things to concentrate on these days
than figuring this quirk out.
However, today, it turned itself on, with the top closed, again
bypassed the fingerprint and required password logon and loaded the
desktop from being completely off. This is a little strange and
discomforting, as I'm afraid I may have to return it to the factory
and wait for another one and I simply don't have the time for that.
My question is, are there timer settings in Vista that would cause the
computer to turn on like this? I have "windows automatic update"
turned off, though I'm certain something so trivial couldn't have done
this to begin with. Other than that, I can't think of a possible
Anyone with suggestions