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Windows 7: "You don't have permission to enable or disable device wake."

02 Sep 2012   #1

windows 7 ultimate
 
 
"You don't have permission to enable or disable device wake."

This sleep problem is driving me crazy.

I've had problems in the past with my laptop not being able to go to sleep or awake from sleep, but I've always been able to figure it out by updating drivers or changing the settings in device manager, but this time nothing is working.

I've referenced the "Power options and sleep problems tutorial" and have included a screenshot of the command prompt.

When I type in powercfg -deviceenablewake "exact name of device listed in step 2A" , I get the "You do not have permission to enable or disable device wake."

I am the only user and have full administrator access.

Some background on my laptop: HP G60-120us 2ghz dual core 3gb ram.

Due to overheating issues, after my motherboard got fried, I got another motherboard from HP, but noticed that it was for a different model, but it didn't seem to make a difference as everything worked okay.

Then my hdd finally died after 6 months of "Smart Failure Message" so I upgraded to a bigger and faster hdd - from a 250gb 5400rpm Toshiba to a 750gb 7200rpm WD.

I have had problems with it ever since I replaced the hdd.

At first, I couldn't even get the computer to sleep, but finally figured out that it was my magicjack phone that was keeping it from going into the sleep state.

I never had this problem with the magicjack and sleep state before the hdd replacement.

Now, while it will go to sleep, I cannot get it to wake with my wireless laser mouse (Targus) or keyboard (Microsoft).

I've updated and downloaded every freaking driver for the mouse and keyboard from the manufacturer's to Microsoft updates and nothing seems to work.

My bios options are almost nil when it comes to changing anything, and my options to "allow this device to wake the computer" is greyed out in my device manager under USB, and don't have a power option under keyboard or mouse.

Can someone please tell me what to do?







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03 Sep 2012   #2

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

hi

You need to run the cmd with administrative privilages...

right click on cmd and run as administrator....

try this and let me know
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03 Sep 2012   #3

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

I tried that and I get the same message.

As I said, I'm the only user on this laptop and have no other accounts.
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03 Sep 2012   #4

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

I should also mention that I use my HDTV as my monitor, and can wake the laptop with the touch pad.

I use my laptop like a desktop computer with the lid closed, and swipe my finger across the touch pad to wake it up.
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03 Sep 2012   #5

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

If you are referring to your laptop touchpad... then its already been armed for waking up....

If your bios has no option for wake and your targus mouse doesnt have option for wake.... then there is nothin much you can do... it is either depended on bios or the drivers that provides the capability.....
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06 Sep 2012   #6

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

It was working previously before with the same setup.

The only thing I changed was the new hdd.

I don't understand how changing the hdd would effect this.
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06 Sep 2012   #7

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

How did you do it... i mean did you do a clean install of Windows 7 on the new HDD with the latest drivers ?? or just images the old HDD to the new one ???
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06 Sep 2012   #8

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

No, I did a clean install of Windows 7 and I just recently dual booted with Windows 8 Release Preview and I'm having the same problems with Windows 8...so freaking frustrating.
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06 Sep 2012   #9

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Quote:
Due to overheating issues, after my motherboard got fried, I got another motherboard from HP, but noticed that it was for a different model, but it didn't seem to make a difference as everything worked okay.
you also did chnge th MB as well
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07 Sep 2012   #10

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

Yes, I did change the motherboard, but that was about a year ago, and everything worked okay after the replacement.

The hdd, I just recently purchased.

I guess, I'll have to do yet another clean install and see if it makes a difference.
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