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Computer wakes its self up during sleep mode

  1. #11


    Posts : 94
    Windows 7


    This happened to me too when I ran a pirated copy of Vista years ago. You can't rule out somebody accessing your computer looking at your files...

    Don't listen to what anybody says. Check your PC for malware. My computer would wake up at night (from a powered off state). At first, I thought it was automatic updates. But two nights in a row? Don't those things happen during hibernation/sleep, not with the computer shut down? That's when I ditched the pirated OS...

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  2. #12


    Posts : 7
    windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by OldGuyGeek View Post
    To wake a system up remotely, not only does your system have to be setup on your network card properties, but your physical router has to have wake-on-lan enabled by creating a custom port forwarding rule.

    To check your network card, open Computer Management, then Devices and find your Network Card. Under it's properties, select the Advanced tab and see if the wake-on-lan is enabled.

    By default most routers don't have a pre-configured setting for wake-on-lan. You would have to go to the admin page for your particular router to see how it is setup.

    all i see is "shutdown wake on lan" is enabled. should i disable it?
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  3. #13


    Posts : 22,576
    64-bit Windows 10


    Yep, disable that for your network adapters to prevent wake PC on LAN.

    Devices - Allow or Prevent to Wake Up Computer - Windows 7 Help Forums
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  4. #14


    Posts : 7
    windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by eatup View Post
    This happened to me too when I ran a pirated copy of Vista years ago. You can't rule out somebody accessing your computer looking at your files...

    Don't listen to what anybody says. Check your PC for malware. My computer would wake up at night (from a powered off state). At first, I thought it was automatic updates. But two nights in a row? Don't those things happen during hibernation/sleep, not with the computer shut down? That's when I ditched the pirated OS...
    It happend when I used genuine windows 7 too.
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  5. #15


    Posts : 7
    windows 8.1


    Is there a way for me to check what wakes my monitor? Because its turning its self on every once in a while after being turned off every 15 minutes.
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