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Windows 7: Computer won't sleep at night.

02 Sep 2013   #1
JoesMorgue

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 
Computer won't sleep at night.

OK, I'm seeing strange behaviors on my machine...

My sleep settings are set for 5 minutes for screensaver, 10 minutes to turn the screen off, and after 15 minutes the machine goes to sleep.

I've edited the system so updates, and everything of the like happen during business hours [8-Cores, it's not going to lag...] and it doesn't have a problem sleeping during the day.

I'll be up at midnight, 3 in the morning, and MOST of the time, the screen is still on, not even a screensaver, and when it is not, I hear the fan of the CPU, and the power light tells me the machine is running at full power.

What can I do?


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02 Sep 2013   #2
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Try hibernation instead.

I have it set 10 minutes for display, 30 minutes for sleep, and 45 minutes for hibernation, and it works perfectly.

Almost forgot Power Plan = Balanced.
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03 Sep 2013   #3
JoesMorgue

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Tried that...Failed...
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03 Sep 2013   #4
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Did you take a look at this?

Sleep and hibernation: frequently asked questions

Although I am trying to understand. Do you want it to wake from sleep and do the updates and stuff that you have it doing?

Or do you want to prevent programs from waking your machine up, because that sounds like that is what is happening.

3am is the default time windows is set for updates and disk defrag and all that general maintence unless you change it. Which it sounds like you have.

If you see the link above it shows you how to prevent programs from waking the computer.

Let us know if that was not what you were looking for.
I might have misunderstood.
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03 Sep 2013   #5
JoesMorgue

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andrew129260 View Post
Did you take a look at this?

Sleep and hibernation: frequently asked questions

Although I am trying to understand. Do you want it to wake from sleep and do the updates and stuff that you have it doing?

Or do you want to prevent programs from waking your machine up, because that sounds like that is what is happening.

3am is the default time windows is set for updates and disk defrag and all that general maintence unless you change it. Which it sounds like you have.

If you see the link above it shows you how to prevent programs from waking the computer.

Let us know if that was not what you were looking for.
I might have misunderstood.
As far as I'm aware, I've done all that stuff. I've changed all the updates and stuff like that to happen during the day, so at night the computer just sleeps. It has no reason to wake up during the night.
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03 Sep 2013   #6
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 
Ok

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JoesMorgue View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andrew129260 View Post
Did you take a look at this?

Sleep and hibernation: frequently asked questions

Although I am trying to understand. Do you want it to wake from sleep and do the updates and stuff that you have it doing?

Or do you want to prevent programs from waking your machine up, because that sounds like that is what is happening.

3am is the default time windows is set for updates and disk defrag and all that general maintence unless you change it. Which it sounds like you have.

If you see the link above it shows you how to prevent programs from waking the computer.

Let us know if that was not what you were looking for.
I might have misunderstood.
As far as I'm aware, I've done all that stuff. I've changed all the updates and stuff like that to happen during the day, so at night the computer just sleeps. It has no reason to wake up during the night.

So then disable wake timers as shown in the link
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Sep 2013   #7
JoesMorgue

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andrew129260 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JoesMorgue View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andrew129260 View Post
Did you take a look at this?

Sleep and hibernation: frequently asked questions

Although I am trying to understand. Do you want it to wake from sleep and do the updates and stuff that you have it doing?

Or do you want to prevent programs from waking your machine up, because that sounds like that is what is happening.

3am is the default time windows is set for updates and disk defrag and all that general maintence unless you change it. Which it sounds like you have.

If you see the link above it shows you how to prevent programs from waking the computer.

Let us know if that was not what you were looking for.
I might have misunderstood.
As far as I'm aware, I've done all that stuff. I've changed all the updates and stuff like that to happen during the day, so at night the computer just sleeps. It has no reason to wake up during the night.

So then disable wake timers as shown in the link
As far as I can tell, It's not going to sleep to begin with, or even going over to screensaver.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Sep 2013   #8
Sardonicus

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Try setting the screensaver to blank.
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13 Sep 2013   #9
JoesMorgue

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

I have not set the screensaver to blank [I likes screensavers, especially the second purpose of to entertain] but I did turn off the wake for scheduled events.

It does the screensaver, shuts down the screen, but I can hear the CPU fan working at any time of the night...
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13 Sep 2013   #10
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

My understanding is the cpu fan does not care about all those settings. It only comes on with temperatures that indicate the fan is needed. Other than the fan coming on what other indications do you have that the system has woke up.
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