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Windows 7: System keeps waking -- Not Network, Nothing else allowed to wake

20 Dec 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
System keeps waking -- Not Network, Nothing else allowed to wake

Hi everyone,

So my machine does this from time to time and I don't know why. I put it to sleep, it's back awake again in short time (<10 minutes). I have been through Device Manager and made all devices unable to wake the computer. When I do:

powercfg -devicequery wake_armed

The line comes up empty. When I do:

powercfg –lastwake

I get: "Invalid Parameters... -- try '/?' for Help"

Any ideas here?

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20 Dec 2013   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

It appears you typed the powercfg lastwake command incorrectly. Try it again.

Lastwake Command

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29 Dec 2013   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Thanks John, I caught it doing it again today after it had stopped for a bit. Typing the powercfg lastwake it says it's the power button. Everything is normal in that regard, the orange and white plug is plugged into the motherboard securely, same with the blue and white, although the LED (and "beep speaker") are not connected (to the mobo). I am definitely not pressing the power button to wake it up. But one thing has happened twice now. Last time, just before it started working normally again, I closed uTorrent (only), put it to sleep, and it didn't wake back up. On a hunch, I just did the same thing, and it didn't wake up until I pressed the spacebar again.. uTorrent causing wake problems?? It seems silly, but it's all I can come up with... Anyone else had something along these lines?
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