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Windows 7: I HATE when windows restarts in middle of night

25 Dec 2009   #11
Qdos

 

It's not a regular annoyance, only said about it for the OP, I shan't bother messing with my setup further - however it's definitely nothing in task scheduler that's the cause as far as my system is concerned


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25 Dec 2009   #12
MacGyvr

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

If Windows Update causes an automatic reboot, it tells you so with a bubble in the notification area.
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26 Dec 2009   #13
Qdos

 

How can you see a taskbar bubble if the computer is asleep when the event occurs?
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26 Dec 2009   #14
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Qdos View Post
How can you see a taskbar bubble if the computer is asleep when the event occurs?
How can it be seen if the user is asleep at the time?
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27 Dec 2009   #15
JohnnyScience

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rbmorse View Post
Click on the start button and then type

task scheduler

in the dialog box at the botton (the one that says "search programs and files). Take a look at all the goodies in the active tasks section, paying particular attention to "triggers" and see if you can identify a likely culprit.

Also,
Ok I did that, I dont really know what to look for exactly, but under Trigger it does have:

Daily @ 12:05 AM every day enabled

So I assume this is one of the culprits, but probably not the only one.

How can I/is it safe for me to disable this trigger?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
If anything like I have experienced, it is probably a BSOD and you don't have it set to not automatically restart, so when you see it later, the BSOD may not be apparent. Check your Event Viewer and minidump folder to see if you find anything that correlates to when it happened.
This sounds like it may also help, yet I dont know what BSOD is or minidump folder is etc... can you give me more detailed walk-thru instructions?

Thanks.
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27 Dec 2009   #16
MacGyvr

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Qdos View Post
How can you see a taskbar bubble if the computer is asleep when the event occurs?
The bubble displays when you wake the computer up.
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27 Dec 2009   #17
Qdos

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MacGyvr View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Qdos View Post
How can you see a taskbar bubble if the computer is asleep when the event occurs?
The bubble displays when you wake the computer up.
The event wakes the computer rather than the user, so you have to assume there's nobody at the helm and that the screen may well be switched off too - and once the event task is complete, there's no more bubble visible...
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27 Dec 2009   #18
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Quote:
This sounds like it may also help, yet I dont know what BSOD is or minidump folder is etc... can you give me more detailed walk-thru instructions?
BSOD = Blue Screen Of Death. A term of "endearment" for a Blue screen that appears when some fatal error causes the computer to crash. By default, it only appears as long as it takes for the system to download data about the error into a minidump file, which can later be found in the Window>Minidump folder. If you attempt to read it by simply opening it, what you will see won't make any sense to you, but if you download and install a program BlueScreenView, it will interpret what the dumps say into a form much, much more understandable. Hopefully, this will give you a clue as to what happened, thus a hint as to how to prevent it from recurring.
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27 Dec 2009   #19
JohnnyScience

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
Quote:
This sounds like it may also help, yet I dont know what BSOD is or minidump folder is etc... can you give me more detailed walk-thru instructions?
BSOD = Blue Screen Of Death. A term of "endearment" for a Blue screen that appears when some fatal error causes the computer to crash. By default, it only appears as long as it takes for the system to download data about the error into a minidump file, which can later be found in the Window>Minidump folder. If you attempt to read it by simply opening it, what you will see won't make any sense to you, but if you download and install a program BlueScreenView, it will interpret what the dumps say into a form much, much more understandable. Hopefully, this will give you a clue as to what happened, thus a hint as to how to prevent it from recurring.
Ok I will try that out here when I get a little time.

Ok I did that, I dont really know what to look for exactly, but under Trigger it does have:

Daily @ 12:05 AM every day enabled

So I assume this is one of the culprits, but probably not the only one.

How can I/is it safe for me to disable this trigger?
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27 Dec 2009   #20
MyWin7

 

You could use the pwr button and save electricity costs
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