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Windows 7: My Computer wakes me up in the middle of the night!


30 Jul 2013   #1

Windows Seven Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
My Computer wakes me up in the middle of the night!

Ok here is the thing.

I'm sleeping like zzz then all of a sudden I hear a wirrr and realise my computer is turned on and making noises sounding like its reading a card in the disk drive. It sometimes sounds like a lawn mower too!

Please let me sleep



Otherwise in the morning I will be



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30 Jul 2013   #2

Windows 7, 64 bit Home SP1, Win 8.1.1 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Check the BIOS. Most have an option to power on the computer at a designated time. You can disable this function.
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30 Jul 2013   #3
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Fory,

In addition, check using the tutorial below to see what last woke your computer up to see if it can narrow it down to a specific cause, and post back with that information. We'll see what we can do to help.

Lastwake Command
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30 Jul 2013   #4
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Ensure you haven't left a disk in the CD/DVD drive. That will cause some optical drives to run at full speed after awhile.
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30 Jul 2013   #5

Win 7 Ultimate x64 desktop, Win 8.1.1 x64 laptop, Win 7 Home x64 netbook, Win 8.1.1 x64 tablet
 
 

Is your computer powered off and is getting powered on? If so, I would make sure that the wake on LAN function is disabled.

If it is just waking up from sleep then it could be that Windows is installing updates in the middle of the night.
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