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Regular Maintenance always arms itself again and wakes PC


dfgfgd

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#1
I have a really frustrating problem, that Windows 8.1 always wakes my PC from standby at some point. I looked up with powercfg /waketimers:

Der von [SERVICE] \Device\HarddiskVolume4\Windows\System32\svchost.exe (SystemEv
entsBroker) gesetzte Zeitgeber läuft um 03:49:17 am 20.03.2014 ab.
Ursache: Die geplante Aufgabe "NT TASK\Microsoft\Windows\TaskScheduler\Regular
Maintenance" wird ausgeführt. Hierzu muss der Computer reaktiviert werden.

If I disable it or deactivate the option for it is allowed to wake the PC to run (see screenshot), the entry showing up with powercfg /waketimers changes to:

Im System sind keine Aktivierungszeitgeber aktiv. (no entrys)

But here it comes: the task always reactivates itself and arms itself with the option to be allowed waking the PC, and the PC always wakes up at night around 3am doing this stupid maintenance.

What is causing this? Why is it overwriting itself again after some time, and how can I disallow/deactivate this.
 

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dfgfgd

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#2
It doesnt matter switching the option off you mentioned, thats something totally different related. And disabling globally "allow wake timers" isn't an option, because I need some of them to work (for example for DVB programings), but I dont want the Windows maintenance one to wake up the pc, but it always arms itself again (and resets the option for waking r not waking to enabled).

I think it resets/arms itself always again the moment I send the PC back into standby. If I disable it, and put my pc to sleep, it is always on again when I wake it.
 

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#3
I tried to help.
Sorry I wasted your time.
I'll remove the useless post.

Try what is in the picture.
If this is useless also, tell me & I'll delete this post also.

screenshot_36.jpg
 

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#4
Any progress ?
 

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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Gateway
    CPU
    AMD K140 Cores 2 Threads 2 Name AMD K140 Package Socket FT1 BGA Technology 40nm
    Motherboard
    Manufacturer Gateway Model SX2110G (P0)
    Memory
    Type DDR3 Size 8192 MBytes DRAM Frequency 532.3 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI AMD Radeon HD 7310 Graphics
    Sound Card
    AMD High Definition Audio Device Realtek High Definition Audio USB Audio Device
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Name 1950W on AMD Radeon HD 7310 Graphics Current Resolution 1366x768 pixels Work Resolution 1366x76
    Screen Resolution
    Current Resolution 1366x768 pixels Work Resolution 1366x768 pixels
    Hard Drives
    AMD K140
    Cores 2
    Threads 2
    Name AMD K140
    Package Socket FT1 BGA
    Technology 40nm
    Specification AMD E1-1200 APU with Radeon HD Graphics
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dfgfgd

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#7
Of course I didnt press the "start" button myself... And it didnt change anything, today at 7:40am (dont even know why that time where it was set to 3am) it turned on again, and when I looked into control center, "allow scheduled..." was enabled, AGAIN. What can I do about it?? It always enables itself again, again and again and again.
 

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HippsieGypsie

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#8
Hi there. If UEFI BIOS, check to make sure settings are correct there.
 

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    Intel Pentium D Dual Core
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dfgfgd

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Hi there. If UEFI BIOS, check to make sure settings are correct there.
It's a Z77 board so it's UEFI, and system time is correct. Also all power wake options are set to disabled, even tried setting the option "event wake timers..." from disabled to "controlled by os", doesnt matter, it's like totally ignored, if set to off or os controlled. But that's irrelevant, I also want some to work like WOL, or specific events, but not this stupid Windows Maintenance. Disabling it completely also doesnt work. It always overwrites the settings after some time, to enabled AND to allow reactivate PC.
 

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HippsieGypsie

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#10
I can see you're frustrated and I don't want or mean to frustrate you further. Just to let you know I'm not the savviest one around here. I know and am running an older Acer with legacy BIOS. I do not know much of UEFI other than it's a more sophisticated BIOS with far more options including storing OS keys there.

Just to make sure you have update KB2919394 installed because for some reason it's optional. That's the sleep fix update if you didn't know that already.

I have a good friend that will look at your problem closer, so hang in there.

I personally now think there is a correlation between UEFI and 8.1 by watching this huge thread: http://www.eightforums.com/general-support/28226-windows-8-1-refuses-sleep.html

A few questions: Did you run 8 prior to 8.1? If so, did you have sleep problems there? Are you saying that the OS does not change UEFI settings? Your real problem is that whatever changes you make get overwritten?
 

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System One

  • OS
    8.1 Pro X64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Acer T690
    CPU
    Intel Pentium D Dual Core
    Motherboard
    Acer/Intel E946GZ
    Memory
    2GB (max upgrade)
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3000 - PCI Express x16
    Sound Card
    Integrated RealTek ALC888 high-definition audio with 7.1 channel audio support
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer AL1917W A LCD
    Screen Resolution
    1440 X 900
    Hard Drives
    350 GB Seagate Barracuda 7200.10
    Thumb drives
    PSU
    Standard 250 watt
    Case
    Desktop 7.2" (183mm) W x 17.5" (445mm) L x 14.5"
    Cooling
    Dual case fans + CPU fan
    Keyboard
    Acer Windows PS/2
    Mouse
    Wireless Microsoft Arc
    Internet Speed
    54mbp/s
    Browser
    IE11
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    Office Pro 2013 / Nokia Lumia 1520 Windows Phone 8.1DP GDR1

4wd

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#11
I don't have this problem, and don't know much about it, but maybe take another look in Computer Management, Task Scheduler > Windows > Task Scheduler, the 'wake the computer' occurs in several places, are all unticked ? And maybe just disable maintenance (or remove the trigger), and run it manually now and then. Good luck.
 

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