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


27 Dec 2012   #1

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 
Windows 7 boots up at 3am everyday from shutdown

I've checked the bios, task scheduler, power settings. I can'y figure out why it is booting up every day at 3am. I can replicate by changing the clock to just befor 3am and then shutdown. I am lost.

Any idea's?

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27 Dec 2012   #2

Windows 7, 64 bit Home SP1, Win 8.1.1 Pro 64 bit
 
 

It has to be the auto boot is set in the BIOS. Go back over the BIOS again and look closely for this. It can be labeled differently in different BIOS (or UEFI BIOS) so I can't give you exact instructions.
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27 Dec 2012   #3

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

I've looked three times, there is a USB wake support, but no other setting. My wife looked too. She does desktop support, and I do network support. So it's not like we don't know what we are doing. I even updated the version of bios from a09 to a15.

Thanks for the reply.
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27 Dec 2012   #4

Windows 7, 64 bit Home SP1, Win 8.1.1 Pro 64 bit
 
 

What is your PC or motherboard, I'll look it up and see if I can find something.
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27 Dec 2012   #5
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Hd78glide,

You might also double check your wake source event viewer log using the tutorial below to see if it may ID what the culprit may be that is waking the computer.

Wake Source - Read Event Viewer Log

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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28 Dec 2012   #6

WIN7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

It's more than likely a wind-up by Microsoft programming geeks!

When you install Windows all the services for running disk-defrag, system backup etc
- are set to run at 2 or 3am by default.

I would check those first!
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28 Dec 2012   #7

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

If you are very very very sure it was shutdown..... so Windows 7 isn't running at all, it must be an external source.
Because it happens always at 3am and because changing your bios-time can be used to trigger it again, it can't be a real external event such as wake-on-lan, wake-on-usb.

Something is monitoring your BIOS clock and powers pc on if it's at 3am.
Who can read the bios clock if no operating system is runnig???? Answer: The BIOS itself (if not powered off)
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28 Dec 2012   #8

WIN7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

In Win 7 Power options

> "Power Plan" > "Advanced settings"

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

> Disable 'em
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28 Dec 2012   #9

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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.
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28 Dec 2012   #10

WIN7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

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!
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