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Computer keeps waking up from sleep after around 30 mins

  1. #1

    Computer keeps waking up from sleep after around 30 mins


    I cannot understand that when I select the Sleep Mode, I find that after approx 30-60mins its awake again. Has anyone experienced this and has the answer. I am running Windows 8.1 64 bit, Avast AV and Firefox my browser.

    Its a question of whats need to be disabled for it to continue the Sleep Mode - but I don't want to keep disabling varoius pieces of software if someone already has the answer.

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  2. #2


    Central IL
    Posts : 3,468
    Linux Mint 17.2


    Some event is waking it up (ie ethernet, lan, USB device).
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  3. #3


    Georgetown, Texas
    Posts : 17
    Win 8pro 64 bit


    Try going to Device Manager and click on your Ethernet adapter and choose power options and uncheck Wake Up on lan/Internet action. This worked for me.
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  4. #4


    Central IL
    Posts : 3,468
    Linux Mint 17.2


    To add, I turn off power settings for USB devices, Ethernet, Wifi, also check task manager for any events, along with change settings in Power.
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  5. #5


    Many thanks to all - thanks also to JM44jp39 - I have had prevoiusly turned off the Ethernet Awake Power Option, but something is still waking it up.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 1,121
    Windows 8.1 x64


    After it wakes, in an Administrative Command prompt run the following command. Copy and paste the results if you want.

    powercfg -lastwake
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  7. #7


    Many thanks for your support. I have done as you said and this is the screen dump below. What can you suggest


    Microsoft Windows [Version 6.3.9600]
    (c) 2013 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

    C:\Windows\system32>powercfg -lastwake
    Wake History Count - 1
    Wake History [0]
    Wake Source Count - 1
    Wake Source [0]
    Type: Device
    Instance Path: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_8C31&SUBSYS_06221028&REV_05\3&11583659&0&A0
    Friendly Name: Intel(R) USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller - 0100 (Microsoft
    )
    Description: USB xHCI Compliant Host Controller
    Manufacturer: Generic USB xHCI Host Controller

    C:\Windows\system32>
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  8. #8


    Posts : 1,121
    Windows 8.1 x64


    Looks like something on the USB port. Do you turn off your mouse while the system is asleep? Do you have any other devices connected beside the mouse and keyboard? It does appear to be one of your USB 3.0 ports.

    This assumes, of course, the system was already awake with you ran the command.
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    I usually select Sleep Mode by selecting Sleep on my Keyboard. No other devices are connected except for mouse and keyboard. I do have a Printer connected but it is rarely turned on.

    On Device Manager under "Universal Serial Bus Controllers" - I have found -

    USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller - 0100 (Microsoft)

    but it does not allow me the option of "turning off" whilst in Sleep Mode.

    If you like, I can wait until it unexpectantely awakes from "Sleep" next time and see if its the same device.
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  10. #10


    United States
    Posts : 3,093
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Anything in Task Scheduler that might be causing it?
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