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Laptop Boots Up On Its Own


I've recently bought a dell inspiron laptop with windows 7. I noticed that the battery seemed to be discharging over night so i checked event viewer and it seems that the laptop is booting itself up for between 10 and 20 minutes most (but not all) nights. I confirmed this one night by leaving it next to my bed! It came on at about 1215 am. I have checked all the scheduled tasks and none are set to "wake the computer to run this task". I have mcafee security centre running so i don't think i have a virus or a trojan or anything like that. Any idea what is causing this and how i can stop it, short of removing the battery!

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