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Windows 7: Computer monitor randomly wakes up

23 Nov 2011   #1
pypedreams

windows 7 home premium service pack 1 x64
 
 
Computer monitor randomly wakes up

Hello

I've recently purchased a new LCD monitor and flash pen drive, for my Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 x64 PC. The monitor display was set to power down after 15 minutes using the turn off display settings, but has developed an unwelcome habit of periodically coming back on by itself. I'd welcome any helpful advice on how to possibly solve this problem.

On a side note, I've a very limited knowledge of computers so please explain any advice simply.

Thanks

Roy


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23 Nov 2011   #2
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

Have a look at your power plan settings.

Power Plan Settings - Change

You can also check in Device Manager that your network adapters' ability to wake your computer is disabled.
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23 Nov 2011   #3
pypedreams

windows 7 home premium service pack 1 x64
 
 

Thanks for the warm welcome.

I only use a basic power plan setting, which as is set to only turn off my monitors display after 15 minutes. I rarely ever put the computer desktop into sleep mode.

Afraid I'm unfamiliar with Device Manager and how to disable network adapters from waking my computer.

The new RunClubSanDisk Bootstrap Module USB flash drive could possibly be waking the monitor, as the problem started around the point of purchase.
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23 Nov 2011   #4
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Use the Windows + Pause/Break keyboard combination to access Device Manager, expand Network adapters as per the screenshot below.

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23 Nov 2011   #5
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

See picture

LOL - Andrew was faster than me ----


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23 Nov 2011   #6
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Oh, I dunno, Wolfgang. There wasn't much in it.

Perhaps it's those euros slowing you down - I'm still using pounds...............
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23 Nov 2011   #7
pypedreams

windows 7 home premium service pack 1 x64
 
 

Thanks for the advice, although I'm unfamiliar with "Windows + Pause/Break keyboard combination" but I'll try to access Device Manager Network adapters, and see if it helps resolve the problem.
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23 Nov 2011   #8
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Press the Windows key next to the Ctrl Key at the same time as pressing the Pause key at the top-right of the keyboard.
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23 Nov 2011   #9
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Or type DEV into start/search and it will show up above.
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23 Nov 2011   #10
pypedreams

windows 7 home premium service pack 1 x64
 
 

Thanks again for the help, as my computer knowledge is limited.
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