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Windows 7: Realtek is constantling waking up my computer. Fix? Alternative?

26 Jun 2016   #1
Emerogork

Windows 7 32
 
 
Realtek is constantling waking up my computer. Fix? Alternative?

Constantly needing to update tells me that it is a seriously faulty piece of, well, software. Fortunately, I really do not need this computer for audio.

I set the computer to sleep and it wakes up unpredictably. 5 minutes to 5 hours, sometimes only once a week. Using cmd: powercfg lastwake tells me that the culprit is Realtek. I disabled the software in the device manager so it remains to be seen if that helps.

It may well be that I need this driver. Is there some other way to prevent it from activating at all and let my computer sleep and save on my electric bill? I did not see an entry in the Task Scheduler.


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26 Jun 2016   #2
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

I've never heard of Realtek causing a PC to wake up. Realtek is the PC sound device and is needed. Millions of PC's use Realtek (the most common PC sound device).

I suspect some other application is the real cause and possibly the other application just uses the sound, so Realtek is listed.
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26 Jun 2016   #3
Emerogork

Windows 7 32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fireberd View Post
I've never heard of Realtek causing a PC to wake up. Realtek is the PC sound device and is needed. Millions of PC's use Realtek (the most common PC sound device).

I suspect some other application is the real cause and possibly the other application just uses the sound, so Realtek is listed.
For now, I can only go on what cmd: powercfg lastwake is reporting and it blames Realtek. Maybe it is a false positive. I have disabled it for now and consequently have lost all audio. I rarely use it on this machine anyway. I am now watching to see if any other wake up calls happen.

I patiently wait with worm on tongue.
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26 Jun 2016   #4
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Run this cmd to see if you have any requests:

powercfg -requests
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26 Jun 2016   #5
Emerogork

Windows 7 32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidE View Post
Run this cmd to see if you have any requests:

powercfg -requests
Display, System, Awaymode, Execution, Perfboost all report "None".
Next time it wakes, I guess I can run it then too to see if anything else gets reported.
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26 Jun 2016   #6
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Yea, run it after the next wake up to see if it shows anything.
If it doesn't, then it looks like a request is not the issue.
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26 Jun 2016   #7
Emerogork

Windows 7 32
 
 

I had disabled Realtek and went to re-enable it.

In the form there is a button to enable. Click on it and it brings up the warning what might happen if I disable it and how to enable. The only button is "OK". I click it and it reports that it is enabled.

What was the purpose of that disable warning screen?

(:
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26 Jun 2016   #8
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

I can't answer your last question, fireberd is a much better expert than me.

What OS are you running ?
I only ask because i do not see Execution and Perfboost displayed in Win 7.
I do see those in Win 8.1.

More interesting, i ran the requests in Win 7 and i have a Realtek request.
It doesn't cause me problems, i set a request override years ago, and it still works.
I'm sure i caused the request by playing around with media playlists using media from different devices.


Realtek is constantling waking up my computer.  Fix? Alternative?-powercfgrequests.png


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26 Jun 2016   #9
Emerogork

Windows 7 32
 
 

Really gotta laugh here, more so than LOL.

I always thought that there were 7 forums here, not necessarily a forum for Win7.
My system is running Win 10 but go figure, I am getting more help here than in the MS Forum for Win10.
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26 Jun 2016   #10
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Yea, i understand.
I just wondered if my Win 7 was missing an update that added some info to powercfg requests.

Anyway, my screen print shows what a Realtek request can look like.

There is a sister site for Windows 10 if you're interested:
Windows 10 Forums
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