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Computer wakes its self up during sleep mode


peeg

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#1
My computer wakes its self while in sleep mode and wont go back to sleep in the time it takes to sleep. Happens once in a while usually while im sleeping.
 

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rvcjew

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#2
do you have any disk backup software enabled and if you run in a command prompt
powercfg lastwake

does it say a item woke it up? you probably have something scheduled to wake and us your computer for some task under scheduled tasks.
 

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Nuccii

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#3
More than likely, Automatic Maintenance is set to happen around 3 AM if not changed. Look at the maintenance section of Action Center, it will indicate the last time it ran.
 

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Saltgrass

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#4
As has been mentioned, several things can wake it up, Windows Updates being one of them.

If you want to check, open and Administrative command prompt window and type the command below. This will only work if the system has not gone back to sleep before entering the command.

powercfg /lastwake
 

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Nuccii

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#5
As Saltgrass has said "This will only work if the system has not gone back to sleep before entering the command."
 

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Nuccii

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#7
In the elevated command prompt type powercfg /waketimers, it will display a list of scheduled tasks that will wake up the computer. You might find something there.
Wake timer could cause the problem, if you go into the Advanced power settings, Change plan settings category, you can disable Wake Timers. This might fix your issue. mine is disabled.

BTW Your computer could wake up remotely but only if it is set up to do so. I doubt this is the applicable in your case.
 

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System One

  • OS
    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Pavillion H8-1202
    CPU
    I7-2600 @ 3.4 GHz
    Motherboard
    PEGATRON
    Memory
    8 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NIVDIA GeForce GT 520
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC656GR CODEC
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung SyncMaster S22B350
    Screen Resolution
    1920X1080 32 bit color
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    Samsung 850 EVO SSD 500GB
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    Razer Blackwidow Ultimate 2013
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peeg

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In the elevated command prompt type powercfg /waketimers, it will display a list of scheduled tasks that will wake up the computer. You might find something there.
Wake timer could cause the problem, if you go into the Advanced power settings, Change plan settings category, you can disable Wake Timers. This might fix your issue. mine is disabled.

BTW Your computer could wake up remotely but only if it is set up to do so. I doubt this is the applicable in your case.
how do i see if it's set up to be awakened remotley? also no wake timers found and windows update is set on manual.
 

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OldGuyGeek

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#9
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.
 

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Brink

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#10

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#11
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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peeg

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#12
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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    windows 8.1
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    PC/Desktop

Brink

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#13

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    64-bit Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    256GB OCZ Vector,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone

peeg

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#14
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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    windows 8.1
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    PC/Desktop

peeg

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#15
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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  • OS
    windows 8.1
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    PC/Desktop