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Windows 7: PC Wakes from sleep, but only partially

31 Jan 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate Edition x64
 
 
PC Wakes from sleep, but only partially

The last 3 days or so my PC has woke up from sleep mode, or standby mode about 2-3 times each night. And the weird part about it. Is the PC wakes up. It turns on and my lights and fans and water-cooling kick into gear. The Monitor Turns on, or wakes up as well. But the odd part is the Monitor lights up, but stays this not grey, but not white color. Like backlight only.. No sign in screen, no background. Nothing. And once I move my mouse, or hit a key. It fully wakes up and I'm able to type in my password and log-in.

Very odd, I've build MANY a computers. and none have ever PARTIALLY woke from sleep mode, but not all the way. It's very bizarre and I'm pretty confused atm. It's been on the last 3 days in a row when I get off work also, witch makes me think it's been running all day when I get home.. Now thats ok, I'd just like to figure out what the hell it's doing, and why only partially waking up.

Suggestions?

Thanks!

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31 Jan 2010   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Here is a selection from out excellent collection of tutorials. I think that you may find the answer, in the section on computer wakes unexpectedly.

Power Options and Sleep Mode Problems - Vista Forums

I am thiking in terms, stop it from waking fully or partially, I think would require the same solution.

The Vista solution should be the same as the 7 solution.
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31 Jan 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Install all your drivers, starting with chipset and then update the motherboard's BIOS. Out of interest, is nothing tapping the keyboard or mouse while you sleep?
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31 Jan 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate Edition x64
 
 

No the keyboard and mice both side out of sight..

The drivers I could maybe try reinstalling the Nvidia drivers, but updating my Bios and all that is a little much for now. It's not like it's always done this. it just started. Mobo BIOs updates I try not to do unless completely needed.. but I'll try the above tutorials.. thanks
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31 Jan 2010   #5

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At the forum, you are among friends. I think it wise to start with the easier solutions. In the event that you want to venture into a solution that is a little more challenging all your friends at the forum are ready to help.. Good Luck
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31 Jan 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

If its a wireless keyboard/mouse make sure nothing is leaning on it. Everything should be up to date on your PC, including any monitor or dvd firmware and especially the BIOS for your motherboard. There could be additional features or support you are missing out on.
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01 Feb 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

If it is any consolation, I have been experiencing pretty much the same issue. On rare occasion the entire computer will wake up completely in the middle of the night--lights all ablaze.
I figure it is one of 3 things:
1. some random radio interference affecting my wireless mice (I have 2 of them).
2. a Ghost watching over me, who has gotten bored and wants to do some mischief.
3. one of the programs is "kicking on" and partially activating. (Antivirus updating, adobe trying to update (even though I thought I had turned this irritating pgm off), scheduled defrag, etc)

The computer pretty much goes back into dark screen in a couple of minutes so I was never bothered enough to try to figure this out.
Maybe I should take the time and look into it.
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01 Feb 2010   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate Edition x64
 
 

No mine wakes up.. all lights and fans a blazing.. BUT THE MONITOR. it turns on. and lights up my entire room being an IPS Panel 24" but it doesn't fully turn on. so the LCD is activated, and brightens up. but never goes to the sign in, or login screen or anything. it stays Grey.. lol. very odd.

Thanks Rich and Frost.. Yea my Bios is a little old and 7 wasn't out back then, but then again it's worked fine with this bios since the first builds of 7 so I can't see it starting now. thats my only thought on that. but I'll try updating a few drivers and things of that sort.

I have Wired G11 and G9 Key/Mouse
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