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Windows 7: Laptop Wakes Up Seconds After Going To Sleep

18 Sep 2010   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
Laptop Wakes Up Seconds After Going To Sleep

Whenever I try to put my laptop into sleep mode, it wakes back up a few seconds later without me touching anything. Has anyone come across this before? I just reformatted my computer and this didn't happen before the reformat.

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18 Sep 2010   #2

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Windows 10, Home Clean Install

I am sure this tut will help
Power Options and Sleep Mode Problems - Vista Forums
Same for 7
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18 Sep 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

To find out what event/device woke up your Windows from its sleep state, go to command prompt (type cmd on the Run/Search box and press ENTER), then type this:
powercfg – lastwake

To get the most detailed info (and probably easiest) on the device that wakes your Windows up during the sleep, type:
powercfg –devicequery wake_armed
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19 Sep 2010   #4
Microsoft MVP

Vista and now 7 in 32 and 64 bit.

Are you frequently using any remote controls in the area? Two of my TV remotes awaken the computer from sleep. - Only if you have an infrared device in the computer.
It matters not if I am changing channels or any other function.
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19 Sep 2010   #5

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

Thanks, everyone. It looks like my wireless mouse is the culprit (possibly along with an ENE CIR receiver). There's no Power Management tab in Device Manager for any of my devices, so I guess I have to go with Step 5 of the link that richc46 provided, or pull out my mouse every time I want my computer to sleep.
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