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Old 09-07-06, 03:50 PM
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Modem/Hard Drive Issue - Help Needed

My friend has a Dell that he bought about 2 years ago, and he's having kind of a strange problem, or at least one that I've never had before:

After he shuts down his PC via Windows XP, the machine turns off for about 30 seconds, and then the hard drive spins up (along with the system fan), and the cable modem lights indicate activity.

His cable modem is an RCA DCM425.

I ensured that Windows isn't running at all, and the CPU fan doesn't run. Just the hard drive, system fan and the cable modem. Once you unplug the network cable from either the cable modem or the PC, everything shuts down.

I've gone through BIOS settings, none of it worked. I don't have his PC in front of me at this time, but I can obtain more system-specific info, if needed.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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