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Windows 7: Possessed computer


04 May 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Possessed computer

Hi guys,

I have a strange problem. My computer wakes up all by itself from hibernation and I can't find a rational explanation for this... There are no scheduled tasks of any kind, I disabled windows updates and the automatic updates from all programs, so what should I do next?

I usually put it in hibernation on evenings but find it fully awake *every single day* when I come back from work. I'm a bit puzzled... Is there a hidden timer somewhere?

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04 May 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Are you sure you checked the task scheduler for ALL users ?
Check the advanced power options
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-DG


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04 May 2011   #3

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

To find out what woke up Windows, go to command prompt (type cmd in the Run/Search box and press ENTER), then type this and hit Enter:

powercfg – lastwake

To get detailed info type this and hit Enter:

powercfg –devicequery wake_armed
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04 May 2011   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Then there ARE hidden timers! I said it as a joke... Thanks guys, I'll have a look tonight.
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05 May 2011   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

So I checked the different points you raised guys and it turned out that the "allow wake timer" was indeed set to 'Enable' - and setting it to 'Disable' solved my problem. As obvious as it looks now, I really had no clue about what this option was doing -_-' Well, now I know. Thanks a lot !
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05 May 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Glad you got it sorted out
Thanks for the feedback!

-DG
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