Computer wakes up after I put it to sleep


  1. Posts : 13
    windows 7 professional
       #1

    Computer wakes up after I put it to sleep


    Please forgive but I do not know computer lingo or much about computers at all, so be gentle.

    My problem is this: When I put my computer to sleep sometimes it will wake up on its own and there is no one in the room. If it is still off when I come into the room it will turn when I turn on a small fan I have next to my desk. I do not touch anything on the computer when I do this. What's causing this? Thanks.
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  2. Posts : 1,846
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2
       #2

    chances are this is caused by your mouse. a small movement even from the vibrarion of a fan can cause it to move.

    heres a guide to stop mouse movement from waking your pc:
    http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/15132...ws-7-computer/

    option 2 is just to turn your mouse over!
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  3. Posts : 13
    windows 7 professional
    Thread Starter
       #3

    I really don't think it's the mouse because it is not anywhere near the fans air. Then too, the computer wakes AS SOON AS I turn on the fan, as if it's a electrical power type of reaction. The computer and the fan are connected to the same plug but on different surge protectors. It doesn't happen when I turn on the light which is using the same surge protector as the fan.
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  4. NoN
    Posts : 4,167
    Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
       #4

    sillyme said:
    I really don't think it's the mouse because it is not anywhere near the fans air. Then too, the computer wakes AS SOON AS I turn on the fan, as if it's a electrical power type of reaction. The computer and the fan are connected to the same plug but on different surge protectors. It doesn't happen when I turn on the light which is using the same surge protector as the fan.
    Welcome to SevenForums,

    You might want to look at this:

    List of Available Hotfix for Windows 7 (July 2010) #5

    If you do not wish to fix it manually but would instead like Microsoft to Fix It for you: Microsoft Fix-it 50448 solution, run it as administrator once downloaded

    and see your Power Plan and Device Manager settings:

    How to prevent your Computer from waking up from Sleep unexpectedly
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  5. Posts : 13
    windows 7 professional
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Well, ok, so that was all greek to me. I will save it for someone with a computer brain. I was just wondering why it comes on when I turn on my little fan. It also comes on when I touch the space bar on my computer (I haven't tried any of the other keys) ... but it won't come on when I move the mouse no matter how much I move it. I was just wondering what was causing it and if it's going to cause me any trouble if I don't fix it?
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  6. Posts : 13,576
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       #6

    Is it a wireless mouse ?
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  7. Posts : 13
    windows 7 professional
    Thread Starter
       #7

    No it's not a wireless mouse. The mouse will not wake it up. It's tuning on my fan or pressing the space bar that wakes it up.
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  8. Posts : 13
    windows 7 professional
    Thread Starter
       #8

    An update ... not only does it turn on when I turn on my fan, and press the space bar ... it is also turning on when I turn OFF my fan. It's crazy.
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  9. Posts : 63
    Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit,Chromium OS, windows server 2008 32bit
       #9

    it could be one of 3 things:

    wake on LAN (most likely hackers)
    auto updates
    the ghost haunting your house is trying to use your computer
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  10. Posts : 63
    Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit,Chromium OS, windows server 2008 32bit
       #10

    oh the ghost doesnt like the fan HAHA
      My Computer


 

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