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Windows 7: Laptop automatically starts-up, even though I don't want it to

14 May 2013   #21
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ricksis View Post
@mach04 : I've tried the command. It doesn't show any device.
@Kaktussoft : Only hibernate, I don't even leave the laptop in sleep mode over night.
@taraskyn : I don't have any device linked to the laptop besides a wireless mouse.
Pull out network cable and test again. Most other replies in this thread are referring to sleep mode (not hibernate). Same problem after normal shutdown I assume?
  • Does computer boot after simple key press? (power on on key press)
  • Does computer boot after simple mouse click?
  • Wake-On-Lan? Simply detach the network cable to test
  • BIOS timer set to power on on that time?



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14 May 2013   #22
Kaktussoft

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14 May 2013   #23
mach04

Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 8 Pro
 
 

I noticed your laptop is a Sony and there is a rapid wake settings built in it. Maybe you should disable this function through Vaio control center.
VAIO User Guide | Changing the Rapid Wake (Sleep Mode) Settings

At the end it says
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When you use the Hibernate mode, you need to disable Rapid Wake.
maybe this function can not work together with hibernate.
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22 May 2013   #24
ricksis

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Sorry again for responding so late!

@Kaktussoft : As I stated before, I have no option in the BIOS regarding power management, see the post on page 2. Also, I've tried disconnecting the network cable and it still powers on. Can the fact that I leave the Wi-Fi always on have something to do with the problem? I leave it on because, when it's powered, I make my laptop a hotspot using Connectify.

@mach04 : My laptop doesn't have that option. You can see it in the screenshot.


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22 May 2013   #25
Kaktussoft

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it automatically starts-up at about 11:30 - 11:40 (AM) in the morning
Really every day at same time? Only after hibernate.... not after normal shutdown?
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22 May 2013   #26
mach04

Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 8 Pro
 
 

Have a more look in that VAIO control center, look at the settings of each to see if it is set to do a certain task while the laptop is in hibernate or sleep.
Is it possible to deactivate the whole VAIO control center without causing any trouble for your laptop performance? In this way you can determine if this is the culprit.
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25 May 2013   #27
ricksis

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

@Kaktussoft : Yes, everyday after I leave it in hibernate mode. It doesn't turn on after shut down, only after hibernate. And yes, at the same time, around 11:30-12:00. I can attach an Event Viewer log, if it helps you determine the cause...
@mach04 : I've looked in the VAIO Control Center and VAIO Care. There's nothing related to the problem.
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25 May 2013   #28
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ricksis View Post
@Kaktussoft : Yes, everyday after I leave it in hibernate mode. It doesn't turn on after shut down, only after hibernate. And yes, at the same time, around 11:30-12:00. I can attach an Event Viewer log, if it helps you determine the cause...
@mach04 : I've looked in the VAIO Control Center and VAIO Care. There's nothing related to the problem.
hibernate saves everything from memory to harddisk after that it powers off. On power on it detects it and loads the hibernation file to memory.

If system is in power off state.... no one knows if it was shutdwon normally or using hibernation. So what happens is close to impossible! Are you sure you mean hibernation? Or are you talking about sleep mode?
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25 May 2013   #29
mach04

Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 8 Pro
 
 

Try to run this Autoruns program, no need to install it just execute it, which reads the programs running on your pc.
Press Escape and go to Options --> Filter options, and tick on all three options that are shown. In this way all the Microsoft programs will not be displayed. Then go to File--> Run as administrator and wait until the scan is finished. Click on the tab "Scheduled tasks" and you'll see the tasks which are set to run is given, if there is anything you don't recognize then search for its setting and see if that is the one causing your pc to wake up.
Autoruns for Windows
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25 May 2013   #30
gregrocker

 

It would have to be sleep since as Kaktussoft says Hibernate does fully power down after writing open work from RAM to HD.

However if you have Feeds scheduled for 11:20 and the PC wakes up at around that time then it seems the likely suspect. Just disable Feeds in Scheduler. I would disable anything else you don't absolutely know you want. Ask if in question.

I would also turn back on Automatic Windows Updates which assure you have the latest Drivers, Performance and Security updates that are critical to your System. Problems with Updates are one in a million.

I would also enable Hibernate in Power Options>Choose Plan Settings>Advanced>Sleep>Hibernate. It works perfectly on all of my installs set between 45-90 minutes after sleep has run during a period during which you might actually come back to use the PC.

But Hibernate starts up twice as fast as Shut Down so that alone makes it worthwhile, besides the fact it saves your work so you can walk away for an hour or a week without second thought.
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