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Windows 7: Windows 7 boots up at 3am everyday from shutdown

28 Dec 2012   #11
Kaktussoft

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In Win 7 Power options

> "Power Plan" > "Advanced settings"

scroll down to "Sleep" > "Allow wake timers"

> Disable 'em
PC isn't sleeping! It has been shutdowned.
errrr

There is no mention of this pc being "Shutdown"

The user may be putting it into sleep mode/hibernate etc

Just giving them further options - no harm in that!
In #1 he's talking about shutdown and booting up
That's why I think it's not a sleep mode problem


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28 Dec 2012   #12
Kaktussoft

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  • Boot up your computer and enter your BIOS setup. Usually this involves pressing the Delete key as your computer boots (your computer should say Press DEL to Enter Setup or something similar as you turn it on).
  • Navigate to the Power Options. If your BIOS supports it, there should be a function for automatically starting up your computer at a certain time of day. Mine was called "Resume by Alarm", but yours might be called something different.
  • Enable that setting and set the time you want your computer to start every day. Save and Exit the BIOS, and your computer should follow that schedule from now on.
Of course in your case you should disable it
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28 Dec 2012   #13
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

This sounds very much like your Automatic Update settings which, coincidentally, are set by default to run at 3am. To check to see if this is the case, change the update time with the following Tutorial and test.

Windows Update Settings - Change
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28 Dec 2012   #14
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by neo101 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by neo101 View Post
In Win 7 Power options

> "Power Plan" > "Advanced settings"

scroll down to "Sleep" > "Allow wake timers"

> Disable 'em
PC isn't sleeping! It has been shutdowned.
errrr

There is no mention of this pc being "Shutdown"

The user may be putting it into sleep mode/hibernate etc

Just giving them further options - no harm in that!
from shutdown is in the thread title.

Windows 7 boots up at 3am everyday from shutdown
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29 Dec 2012   #15
Hd78glide

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

No question it is powered off, it is not in sleep mode. I can duplicate it by changing my system clock to just before 3am, then shutdown. When it powers up on it's own I see the option to go into bios, by pressing F2.

wake source event viewer, had no entries when changing the filtering. The event viewer is how I know when the computer boots, the first entry is
Log Name: System
Source: Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-General
Date: 12/29/2012 3:00:24 AM
Event ID: 12
Task Category: None
Level: Information
Keywords:
User: SYSTEM
Computer: 5AcresAuto
Description:
The operating system started at system time ‎2012‎-‎12‎-‎29T09:00:24.109999300Z.
Event Xml:
<Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
<System>
<Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-General" Guid="{A68CA8B7-004F-D7B6-A698-07E2DE0F1F5D}" />
<EventID>12</EventID>
<Version>0</Version>
<Level>4</Level>
<Task>0</Task>
<Opcode>0</Opcode>
<Keywords>0x8000000000000000</Keywords>
<TimeCreated SystemTime="2012-12-29T09:00:24.718400400Z" />
<EventRecordID>318835</EventRecordID>
<Correlation />
<Execution ProcessID="4" ThreadID="8" />
<Channel>System</Channel>
<Computer>5AcresAuto</Computer>
<Security UserID="S-1-5-18" />
</System>
<EventData>
<Data Name="MajorVersion">6</Data>
<Data Name="MinorVersion">1</Data>
<Data Name="BuildVersion">7601</Data>
<Data Name="QfeVersion">17944</Data>
<Data Name="ServiceVersion">1</Data>
<Data Name="BootMode">0</Data>
<Data Name="StartTime">2012-12-29T09:00:24.109999300Z</Data>
</EventData>
</Event>
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29 Dec 2012   #16
Hd78glide

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

The computer is a Dell Inspiron laptop, so I assume it is a dell motherboard.
The BIOS is American Megatrends Aptio Setup Utility. The menu options are
Main - set the date and time
Advanced - options only to enable and disable, and the only WAKE oftion is USB Wake Support, which is disabled.
Security - passwords
Boot - boot priority
Exit -
There is nothing in there to wake the computer that I can find.

Thanks for all the responses.
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29 Dec 2012   #17
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Have you followed Dwarfs advice in post #13?
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29 Dec 2012   #18
maccaquacker

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit, Windows 8 Pro (sometimes)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
Have you followed Dwarfs advice in post #13?
Echo this, I had an identical problem on one of my machines before changing this setting
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29 Dec 2012   #19
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

What is the Inspiron Laptop model number (e.g. 1523, etc).
I looked at the Dell documentation for a couple of recent Inspiron laptops and none list the BIOS and options, like they do in desktop documentation.

With the correct model, I can contact one of my friends on the Dell forum and get the info on whether this has the wake option or not. Or if you want to go directly to the Dell Community users helping users forum, the Laptop section is here: http://en.community.dell.com/support...p/default.aspx
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29 Dec 2012   #20
Hd78glide

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Yes, I changed the time to 3pm several days ago. It is an Inspiron n5010
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