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I want to use my remote control to turn on my pc but it doesn't work. I can turn off my pc with the remote control. How can I also use my remote control to turn on my pc? Is this a missing bios killswitch or a os setup?

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When you say remote-control. Are you talking about a physical device or a remote-desktop service. –  Josiah Oct 3 '12 at 17:19
    
@AceLegend: physical device –  Phpdna Oct 3 '12 at 20:01
    
Oh, okay. I can't help, Darth Android seems to be getting on to something though. –  Josiah Oct 3 '12 at 20:20
    
@AceLegend: I think my mainboard doesn't support wake-on usb. Do you know? –  Phpdna Oct 3 '12 at 20:27
    
Yep. It doesn't appear to support Wake-on USB according to it's site. asrock.com/mb/NVIDIA/N68C-S%20UCC/?cat=Specifications –  Josiah Oct 3 '12 at 20:29
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It's a hardware thing. The BIOS/Motherboard generally must support Wake-On-USB (assuming the IR receiver is a USB device), and the receiver must know to send the wake-up signal when it sees the power button being pressed.

Your best bet for finding this and getting it working easily is to find a motherboard which comes with a remote for this purpose. Asus has made motherboard + remote combos that were targeted at media center PCs that explicitly support this.

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My remote-control is usb and my mainboard is asrock n68c-s. Is this wake-on usb supported? –  Phpdna Oct 3 '12 at 16:01
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