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Windows 7: enable or unenable mouse to wake computer?

03 Nov 2014   #1
2harts4ever

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 
enable or unenable mouse to wake computer?

Hi,

For the record I am running Windows 7 Pro Sp1 with IE Explorer 11 while using a Microsoft Laser Mouse 5000.

I just noticed a few days ago that when I shut down the computer at night that the light on the front of my Wireless mouse receiver is still lit. I am positive that before this the light always went out when I turned off the computer.

After reading a few other posts concerning the same problem I discovered that I could go to Event Viewer > Mice and other Pointing Devices > Power Management and > 'unclick' the "Allow this device to wake the computer".

When I do this - - don't allow -- the light on my Mouse Receiver goes out.

Is there anything I might regret in the future by not allowing the Mouse to wake up my computer?

Thanks and regards,

2harts4ever


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03 Nov 2014   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Phil,

Only that you will not be able to wake your computer with the mouse. Using the keyboard would be a good alternative though.
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03 Nov 2014   #3
gregrocker

 

Are you sure the PC is not sleeping and that the mouse remains lit even after a full ShutDown? Normally it would be in standby mode only if needed to possibly wake up the PC. That's the state you just disabled.

During sleep the PC keeps power only to the RAM holding the work you left out, with a small amount of power to the mouse for this purpose.
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03 Nov 2014   #4
2harts4ever

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

Hi Brink and gregrocker,

Since I really don't know how to wake my computer up with my keyboard I guess what I need to know is: If I would continue to allow my mouse to wake up the computer would having the light on my Mouse Receiver 24/7 do any harm to it (Mouse and its receiver)?

Thanks and regards,
2harts4ever
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03 Nov 2014   #5
gregrocker

 

I don't think so. Watch the battery life to see how it is impacted.

You might try reinstalling the mouse drive in Device Manager, then reboot.

I have seen this problem intermittently before, but it tends to resolve itself.

I guess you checked for sure that it is Shut Down and not sleeping? How does it behave exactly when it's sleeping - the same?
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03 Nov 2014   #6
2harts4ever

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

I don't think my computer is sleeping because when I shut down the computer there is no light on the front of the computer like when it is actually running.

I think I will just keep the option of allowing the mouse to wake up the computer and watch what effect the light (on the front of the mouse receiver) being on 24/7 has on the battery life of the mouse.

Thanks and regards,
2harts4ever
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03 Nov 2014   #7
gregrocker

 

Does mouse wake up the computer when you think it's SHut Down?
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04 Nov 2014   #8
2harts4ever

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

No ... the mouse has never woke the computer after I shut off the computer for the night.

As a side note when I turn off my computer (HP Pavilion p7-1157 cb) the light on the front of the processor goes completely out which I understand means the computer is off and not sleeping.

However, the green light on the front of my monitor (HP 2311x 23-inch LE Monitor) turns to a faint orange color after shutting the computer down. Plus, a bright 'green' light stays on in the back of the processor even when the computer is off.

Any ideas?
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04 Nov 2014   #9
gregrocker

 

If that's the power button turning to orange then it could be sleeping. How are you shutting down the PC?

Set the power button to shut down PC in Control Panel's Power Options and then try that.
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04 Nov 2014   #10
2harts4ever

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

Hi gregrocker,

I think I will let well enough alone and learn to live with my Mouse receiver staying on when I shut down the PC. I really don't understand the Power options that much so before I do in my computer I will just back off.

Thanks for your help in trying to solve my problem but I don't have the expertise on my end to do what you suggest.

Thanks and regards,
2harts4ever
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