Computer wakes up on its own

By circusboy01
Aug 8, 2012
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  1. circusboy01

    circusboy01 TechSpot Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 804   +9

    Went to task scheduler.Lots more going on than just a list of things. It was another scratch my head while I stare at the screen situation.. But I did find Idle=start stop restart. Power=start stop wake. and Network=start only if the following connection is available. Any connection (grayed out.) Is that what I was trying to find? nothing was checked.
    since I now know how to find the BIOS and task scheduler. Do you still need the make and model of my computer?
  2. circusboy01

    circusboy01 TechSpot Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 804   +9

    powercfg-devicequery wake_from_any type this into command prompt?
    What is KB key based? I have a Microsoft wireless keyboard and mouse.99% sure it's not Bluetooth.
  3. Rabbit01

    Rabbit01 TechSpot Booster Posts: 884   +39

    Typically under power management.

    No, need for the computer make & model. Although you can use that to search online for wake on LAN setting in the BIOS if you can't locate it. I wonder if other owners of your particular model are experiencing similar issue?

    BTW, what if you put your computer in hibernate instead of sleep? Would it still wake up? Not a solution, but something you can do (assuming it doesn't wake up) when all fails.
  4. circusboy01

    circusboy01 TechSpot Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 804   +9


    The original reason I started putting my computer to sleep, is I had so much start when the computer started that it was taking forever to boot up. I have since trimmed my start menu down. So boot up is pretty quick now.
    I still want to find out why it's waking up though, and you all have given me enough information to do that. It's up to me to figure out how to use that information. I will put my computer on hibernate tonight and let you know what happens tomorrow.
  5. Rabbit01

    Rabbit01 TechSpot Booster Posts: 884   +39


    Yeah, I figured that's why you're doing it. I do the same thing w/ the laptop @ work too. Put it in standby mode at the end of the day.
  6. circusboy01

    circusboy01 TechSpot Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 804   +9

    I don't see anything that says stand by mode. Would that be the same as log off?
  7. Rabbit01

    Rabbit01 TechSpot Booster Posts: 884   +39

    Standby is like sleep. The Hibernate function isn't enabled on this laptop so it's not listed.

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  8. circusboy01

    circusboy01 TechSpot Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 804   +9

    I don't have stand by but I do have sleep. I'll use it the next time I leave my computer.
    Put it on hibernate about 3:30 am It still woke itself up. I heard it (from the bells dinging) about 10:15 am Don't know, for sure, if thats the only time it woke up. I guess it could have woke up while I was asleep, and went dark from lack of activity..


    Left the house about 12:20 pm. Put the computer asleep. Got back about 4:00 pm.
    Looks like, maybe the computer stayed asleep. But it's hard to say. When the computer goes dark because of lack of use, the power button will blink off and on, and you wake it by moving the mouse around. When you put it to sleep. the power button will blink off and on, and you wake it by moving the mouse around. It's acts like you don't even have to put it to sleep. Because. If you just leave it alone, it will put itself to sleep anyway.
  9. Rabbit01

    Rabbit01 TechSpot Booster Posts: 884   +39

    I changed mine from the default to on all the time. Think the screen turns off after 20 min or so. And I put it on standby at the end of the day.
  10. circusboy01

    circusboy01 TechSpot Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 804   +9

    I think that's what I'm going to start doing.

    Another situation. Could be, some how, related. Not sure.
    I was watching a Netflix movie today, and the screen went dark three times, like it does from lack of use. After the third time I turned on mousejiggle so I could finish watching the movie. This is the first time I had the screen go dark while watching a movie.



    A few hours later. It just woke it self up from sleep again..
    Looking on the bright side.All I have to do is make sure I turn my computer off at night. Not even bother with sleep, or hibernate, and turn mousegiggle on when I watch a movie.
    Things could be a lot worse.
    For instance this computer desk I'm putting together.No written instructions. Only crudely
    drawn pictures, that barely look like the piece they represent. Missing nylon (plastic) insert
    and not enough pre-drilled holes..
  11. Rabbit01

    Rabbit01 TechSpot Booster Posts: 884   +39

    One other option is go into power properties and create a power scheme for when you're watching movies. And when you're done watching movies, change back to the normal scheme.

    Good luck w/ the desk.
     
  12. circusboy01

    circusboy01 TechSpot Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 804   +9


    I don't have a clue on how to set a power scheme for when I'm watching movies, then back to normal.
    But that's Okay. Using mousegiggle will work fine. Until I get my problem fixed. Thanks
  13. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 5,080   +221

  14. circusboy01

    circusboy01 TechSpot Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 804   +9

  15. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 5,080   +221

    You're welcome. Have a good one.:)


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