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Windows 7: Weird error message??

20 Jul 2014   #1
Its No Use

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Weird error message??

My computer is apparently an issomniac. Whenever I put it to sleep, it either automatically wakes up as soon as it turns off or it shuts down unexpectedly, resulting in loss of memory and most likely damage to the system.

Trying to fix this, I Googled the problem and they say I need to go to Device manager.

When I did that, I got a message saying "Windows cannot access specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropiate rights". I am actually the administrator and the only user on the computer I'm using, but the computer thinks otherwise.

Not only that, but it is dosent allow me to perform tasks in the Control Panel that require admin rights, despite being the only account. There is no error or message that shows up, but it just dosent show up when I click on the button.

This problem never really happened before but since I put my computer to sleep tonight, assuming I fixed this issomnia problem, I didn't, and now my computer's acting really strange.


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20 Jul 2014   #2
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20 Jul 2014   #3
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Insomnia...........

Can you do a system restore ?
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20 Jul 2014   #4
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Are you kidding me? This is really serious. It's keeping me up at night.

I mean my computer keeps turning on automatically after putting it to sleep!
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20 Jul 2014   #5
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

System Manufacturer/Model Number Alienware
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20 Jul 2014   #6
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Look for "Allow wake timers" in the power plan and set it/them to disabled.

Also, search the bios for any settings that may allow it to wake the pc and disable them.

No, I`m not kidding, if it just started then it must be something you changed.

If it`s keeping you up then you should....

1) Have your pc connected to power with a good surge protector

2) Turn off that surge protector when you`re through with the pc
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20 Jul 2014   #7
Its No Use

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by docbrown View Post
system manufacturer/model number alienware
what the **** is wrong with alienwares? Nobody will tell me why!
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20 Jul 2014   #8
Its No Use

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Look for "Allow ake timers" in the power plan and set it/them to disabled.

Also, search the bios for any settings that may allow it to wake the pc and disable them.

No, I`m not kidding, if it just started then it must be something you changed.
Bios? How do I find my Bios?

And I didn't change anything! All I did was put my computer to sleep, and it turned back on by itself! It was happening ever since mid June.
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20 Jul 2014   #9
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Do you have windows updates set to automatic ? That is usually set for 3am & that would probably wake up the computer.
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20 Jul 2014   #10
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
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