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Windows 7: Laptop turns on by itself during the night.

20 Jun 2013   #1
Vlad64

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Laptop turns on by itself during the night.

Hey, i have a problem. My laptop turns on by itself during the night. This happens very often, like 5 times a week. This is very frustrating because it kills my battery and the next day i have to charge it. I never shutdown the laptop, i put it in sleep mode/hibernate. Also, the screen was down so i don't know how did it turned on. An example: Today i was talking on the phone and the laptop was sleeping (the power LED was blinking) but, it turned on without any reason.
Can anyone help me? Thanks in advance.


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20 Jun 2013   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Do a shutdown. Then it won't happen.

Else you have to go into the device properties of all devices in Device Manager and look for the 'Allow this device to wake up the computer' and change those. Of course not for the keyboard and mouse.
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20 Jun 2013   #3
Vlad64

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Thanks for the answer, but i don't see where to disable that... Could you show me a picture or something?
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20 Jun 2013   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Here is one example from my system. But there may be other devices that can wake up the system. Go thru all of those that have a Power Management button in Properties. But leave Keyboard and Mouse alone.

Devices - Allow or Prevent to Wake Up Computer

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20 Jun 2013   #5
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

Do it happen when in sleep mode (laptop is actually still on!! And uses power from battery)?
Or are you talking about hibernation?
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20 Jun 2013   #6
Dom

Windows Seven Ultimate
 
 

It's never good to have laptops sleep/hibernate all the time. I often had problems with my laptop after hibernating and sleeping i.e. slows down, running apps crash. It's always healthy to just restart your laptop maybe a couple days a week.
But for the actual problem just follow whs's instructions, they're probably your best bet if you insist on keeping your lappy hibernating or sleeping all the time.
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21 Jun 2013   #7
Vlad64

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Here is one example from my system. But there may be other devices that can wake up the system. Go thru all of those that have a Power Management button in Properties. But leave Keyboard and Mouse alone.

Devices - Allow or Prevent to Wake Up Computer

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Owww, thank you very much

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Do it happen when in sleep mode (laptop is actually still on!! And uses power from battery)?
Or are you talking about hibernation?
Sleep mode.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dom View Post
It's never good to have laptops sleep/hibernate all the time. I often had problems with my laptop after hibernating and sleeping i.e. slows down, running apps crash. It's always healthy to just restart your laptop maybe a couple days a week.
But for the actual problem just follow whs's instructions, they're probably your best bet if you insist on keeping your lappy hibernating or sleeping all the time.
Ok, thanks for the advice
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21 Jun 2013   #8
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

You can also look at this tutorial and try determine what caused the wake up.
Wake Source - Read Event Viewer Log
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