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Windows 7: waking from suspend for unknown reason

10 Jul 2009   #11
petrossa

vista x64/ win 7 x64
 
 

powercfg -wake_armed

after that disarm all devices listed, usually its mouse and keyboard

powercfg -DEVICEDISABLEWAKE devicename

personally i soldered a extension wire to the powerbutton on the motherboard and put a little pushbutton on my desk.

I've set powerbutton to Sleep. So when i leave my desk i push the button, after i return i push it again.


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13 Jul 2009   #12
feh

Windows 7 RC 7100
 
 

It turns out that the program mcupdate_scheduled is what's waking the machine. Is that the process that downloads the program guide, or something else?

I would think the machine would resuming sleeping after that task, but apparently not. Anybody know what I need to configure to get the machine to sleep after that task completes?

Thanks.
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14 Jul 2009   #13
petrossa

vista x64/ win 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by feh View Post
It turns out that the program mcupdate_scheduled is what's waking the machine. Is that the process that downloads the program guide, or something else?

I would think the machine would resuming sleeping after that task, but apparently not. Anybody know what I need to configure to get the machine to sleep after that task completes?

Thanks.
change the schedule of the updater to update during a time you usually use the computer.
or you can set a task in taskscheduler. Set it to force sleep at a certain hour.
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14 Jul 2009   #14
7echno7im

Windows 7 7600.16384 x64
 
 

Last thing to check, and probably the least, is see if your BIOS is set to wake at an alarm time. This is probably not it, but wanted to throw it out there. Just something to check.
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14 Jul 2009   #15
feh

Windows 7 RC 7100
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by petrossa View Post
change the schedule of the updater to update during a time you usually use the computer.
or you can set a task in taskscheduler. Set it to force sleep at a certain hour.
Yeah, I can do that, as a workaround.

But, this seems to be a bug. The machine should go back to sleep after updating the schedule (if that's what it's doing).

Is this a MS-sponsored board? Are there MS engineers reading this? If so - please fix this.
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14 Jul 2009   #16
petrossa

vista x64/ win 7 x64
 
 

It's an issue since way back. it seems it's too much work to really fix and is not high on the annoyance list.
I have a lot of tasks which close other tasks and put the computer back to sleep. When i do the computer cleaning at nite. If not my wife wakes up, and just pulls the plug
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14 Jul 2009   #17
7echno7im

Windows 7 7600.16384 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by feh View Post
It turns out that the program mcupdate_scheduled is what's waking the machine. Is that the process that downloads the program guide, or something else?

I would think the machine would resuming sleeping after that task, but apparently not. Anybody know what I need to configure to get the machine to sleep after that task completes?

Thanks.

This is for the ehome service right? For media center? I have media center setup on my TV, main PC, and home theater. My sleeps fine on all 3 of my machines. If you do not use the Media Center service you can always stop it from starting, but it should be sleeping after it updates. If you do use the media center, maybe check the box to "run optimizations" in the media center options, forcing it to refresh it's services at a specific time?

What you have going on is not normal, nor have I ever experienced it on Windows Media Center 2005, Vista, Or Windows 7, and that is how I have been watching TV since. My machine has never woken up to update, only to record, then if it saw it had a network connection it would update.
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