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Windows 7: Computer wakes up after I put it to sleep

23 Jun 2014   #1
sillyme

windows 7 professional
 
 
Computer wakes up after I put it to sleep

Please forgive but I do not know computer lingo or much about computers at all, so be gentle.

My problem is this: When I put my computer to sleep sometimes it will wake up on its own and there is no one in the room. If it is still off when I come into the room it will turn when I turn on a small fan I have next to my desk. I do not touch anything on the computer when I do this. What's causing this? Thanks.


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23 Jun 2014   #2
badger906

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2
 
 

chances are this is caused by your mouse. a small movement even from the vibrarion of a fan can cause it to move.

heres a guide to stop mouse movement from waking your pc:
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/15132...ws-7-computer/

option 2 is just to turn your mouse over!
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23 Jun 2014   #3
sillyme

windows 7 professional
 
 

I really don't think it's the mouse because it is not anywhere near the fans air. Then too, the computer wakes AS SOON AS I turn on the fan, as if it's a electrical power type of reaction. The computer and the fan are connected to the same plug but on different surge protectors. It doesn't happen when I turn on the light which is using the same surge protector as the fan.
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23 Jun 2014   #4
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sillyme View Post
I really don't think it's the mouse because it is not anywhere near the fans air. Then too, the computer wakes AS SOON AS I turn on the fan, as if it's a electrical power type of reaction. The computer and the fan are connected to the same plug but on different surge protectors. It doesn't happen when I turn on the light which is using the same surge protector as the fan.
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24 Jun 2014   #5
sillyme

windows 7 professional
 
 

Well, ok, so that was all greek to me. I will save it for someone with a computer brain. I was just wondering why it comes on when I turn on my little fan. It also comes on when I touch the space bar on my computer (I haven't tried any of the other keys) ... but it won't come on when I move the mouse no matter how much I move it. I was just wondering what was causing it and if it's going to cause me any trouble if I don't fix it?
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24 Jun 2014   #6
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Is it a wireless mouse ?
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24 Jun 2014   #7
sillyme

windows 7 professional
 
 

No it's not a wireless mouse. The mouse will not wake it up. It's tuning on my fan or pressing the space bar that wakes it up.
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26 Jun 2014   #8
sillyme

windows 7 professional
 
 

An update ... not only does it turn on when I turn on my fan, and press the space bar ... it is also turning on when I turn OFF my fan. It's crazy.
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11 Jul 2015   #9
optiplex gx520

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit,Chromium OS, windows server 2008 32bit
 
 

it could be one of 3 things:

wake on LAN (most likely hackers)
auto updates
the ghost haunting your house is trying to use your computer
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11 Jul 2015   #10
optiplex gx520

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit,Chromium OS, windows server 2008 32bit
 
 

oh the ghost doesnt like the fan HAHA
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