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Windows 7: Windows 7 wakes up immediately after sleep

02 May 2010   #1

Windows 7
Windows 7 wakes up immediately after sleep

I just reinstalled my OS and set the sleep mode to S3 from S1 in the BIOS

Now whenever I put my PC to sleep, it wakes up immediately (never even really goes to sleep) and takes me to the Windows 7 login screen.

I disabled the network adapters, mice and key board from allowing the computer to wake up

How can I fix this?

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02 May 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise

Hello Thumper,

Double check through each item in the tutorial below to see if it may help you determine what may be responsible for waking up your computer. Especially STEP FOUR to see the lastwake list.

Power Options and Sleep Mode Problems - Vista Forums

Hope this helps,
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02 May 2010   #3

Windows 7

Well I have tried disconnecting all the ethernet cable, keyboard and mice from my pc and it all gave me the same results so I know it is not those 3

I also used event viewer to see if there are any programs making my computer wake up but nothing

I already disabled everything in step 4

Okay i was able to fix the problem by
Power options > change plans > change advanced power settings > sleep > allow hybrid sleep (turned this off)

However I may have encountered another problem. After disabling allow hybrid sleep, there is now a "hibernate" option under the shutdown menu. When pressing the hibernate option, it now does what the sleep mode was doing initially which was take me immediately to the login screen.

Is hibernate mode supposed to turn your computer back on immediately? Because I don't remember it doing that on my XP machine in the past.

Nevermind I just turned off hibernation mode
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02 May 2010   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise

I'm happy to hear that you got it sorted. Thank you for posting back your results and solution.
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22 Jul 2010   #5


What MB you on?

I cant turn my machine off, but I can sleep and hibernate, but when I select off(shutdown/ie fully off) it just turns off then powers back up and does a cold boot......
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06 Aug 2012   #6

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate

Thanks once more Brink!
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05 Nov 2013   #7

Win 7 x64 Ultimate

Thank you, my computer had been sleeping fine, then suddenly this started happening. Changing Hybrid Sleep to off fixed it. Sorry to bump an ancient thread but this is apparently still relevant. I don't know why it was working then suddenly stopped. I do have an an SSD and it's a desktop but I do want my computer to sleep to save power when I'm gone.
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