View Full Version : PC boots on recieving phone calls

19-01-2005, 06:54 AM
Hi.....my friend has a new pc and when he recieves a phone call the thing starts up. Obviously this stops when the pc is disconnected from the phone line. Has anyone heard of this happening
Cheers in advance

AMD sempron 2200, 512MB ram, 120GB HDD, software modem, XP Pro, Gigabyte MB.

19-01-2005, 07:29 AM
Check the BIOS for a "Wake on Modem" option and turn it off.

19-01-2005, 07:40 AM
If you can't find "wake on modem" in the BIOS then it may be "wake on ring"

19-01-2005, 10:33 AM
Thank u Elephant and PaulD, that has solved the problem. :)

19-01-2005, 11:54 AM
For future reference if people search this thread:

Once you've changed it in the BIOS, if you need to test it yourself without getting other people to ring or use mobile, you could always ring 137. Once you hear it ringing, hand up, and your phone should ring

But that is freaky aye if you don't know about it...

19-01-2005, 01:32 PM
Yup I find that to be a common problem. Some mobos seem to have that "feature" enabled by default.