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Windows 7: Machine doesn't like to sleep at night

09 Dec 2012   #1
JoesMorgue

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 
Machine doesn't like to sleep at night

During the day, if we leave the computer alone, screen goes black, after a while, fans turn off. Wireless mouse wakes it up just fine. Fans startup before the screen is completely ready to go.

During the night, the screen is dark, but the fans almost never stop.

Why?


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09 Dec 2012   #2
robinb9

Windows 7 Pro 32/64 bit and Windows 10 Pro 32 Bit/64bit
 
 

Is something running in the night like a full scan of your antivrus program?
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09 Dec 2012   #3
JoesMorgue

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

BRILLIANT! Wish I thought about that stuff!

I checked, the virus scan was set to run Sunday night at 9PM. That should not take long [unless it scans all of the server's drives]

Nothing else I know of runs at night, but that was changed to 9AM.

I don't believe that is the issue...

Any other ideas?
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09 Dec 2012   #4
robinb9

Windows 7 Pro 32/64 bit and Windows 10 Pro 32 Bit/64bit
 
 

See what happens now that u changed the time, see what else could be running, any other programs set to do scans at night? Look in the task bar on the right bottom side and look at the programs that start up when windows does. Something else there might be scanning .none should scan at the same time, that puts a lot of resources on the hard drive which would make it hot enough for the fans to stay on
Robin
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09 Dec 2012   #5
robinb9

Windows 7 Pro 32/64 bit and Windows 10 Pro 32 Bit/64bit
 
 

Oh and depending on what you have the A V to scan , it could take an hour or even more
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10 Dec 2012   #6
JoesMorgue

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

The only thing in the tray that runs on a timer is Security Essentials.

It's an SSD, so defrags are disabled.

Last night, it sat from a fresh boot. Nothing was run. It stayed awake all night. [Checked it several times during the night]
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10 Dec 2012   #7
robinb9

Windows 7 Pro 32/64 bit and Windows 10 Pro 32 Bit/64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JoesMorgue View Post
The only thing in the tray that runs on a timer is Security Essentials.

It's an SSD, so defrags are disabled.

Last night, it sat from a fresh boot. Nothing was run. It stayed awake all night. [Checked it several times during the night]
lol you stayed up to see if the fans were running? such dedication

Even though it stayed awake (you have the monitor set to go to sleep?) or it set to hibernate? did the fans stop spinning? because as stated that was the problem in the first place
robin
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10 Dec 2012   #8
JoesMorgue

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by robinb9 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JoesMorgue View Post
The only thing in the tray that runs on a timer is Security Essentials.

It's an SSD, so defrags are disabled.

Last night, it sat from a fresh boot. Nothing was run. It stayed awake all night. [Checked it several times during the night]
lol you stayed up to see if the fans were running? such dedication

Even though it stayed awake (you have the monitor set to go to sleep?) or it set to hibernate? did the fans stop spinning? because as stated that was the problem in the first place
robin
Not dedication, I'm OLD [44] and I kept waking up. When I did, I'd check to see if the fans were making noise. They were...
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10 Dec 2012   #9
edwar

7 x64
 
 

44 is NOT Old. I wish I was 44 again. I have no idea about your problem. Seems your system is a Night owl.
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10 Dec 2012   #10
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Take a look at this tutorial by Brink and see if it helps find your issue.

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