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Windows 7: what is actually waking computer? (WOL)

21 Nov 2015   #1
HAVOC

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 
what is actually waking computer? (WOL)

I've had this issue with my computer from the beginning. I know I can disable WOL in the BIOS but how can I see what program/file is actually waking my system? My motherboard has two Ethernet ports and both of them behave the same way.


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21 Nov 2015   #2
unrealRage

Windows 7 x64 Pro
 
 

You should be able to check in Command prompt with this command.
powercfg -lastwake

Maybe you can find it also with Event Viewer>Windows logs.
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21 Nov 2015   #3
HAVOC

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

I did powercfg and it just lists my Ethernet port. Not the actual program. Something has to be requesting or trying to send information.
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21 Nov 2015   #4
unrealRage

Windows 7 x64 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HAVOC View Post
I did powercfg and it just lists my Ethernet port. Not the actual program. Something has to be requesting or trying to send information.
Have you tried checking with Event Viewer?Maybe service will be listed there.
Maybe some task is scheduled.
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21 Nov 2015   #5
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64 +Linux_VMs +Chromium_VM
 
 

From an elevated command prompt enter this command and see if you have requests:
powercfg -requests

If you have requests, post a screen print, and i'll try to help override them.

Also, here is a tutorial you can work through:
Power Options and Sleep Mode Problems
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21 Nov 2015   #6
HAVOC

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Thanks. I'll see what I find when it does it again. If I leave the computer alone it will wake every 30 minutes.
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22 Nov 2015   #7
HAVOC

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

I have nothing listed in -requests.

I'm in Event Viewer. What would I need to look at to see what keeps waking the computer every 30 minutes?


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22 Nov 2015   #8
unrealRage

Windows 7 x64 Pro
 
 

Well since Ethernet controller is waking up your computer you can stop it:

Control Panel > Network and Internet > Network and Sharing Center >Left click on Local Area Connection > Properties >Configure>Power Management tab>Untick Allow this device to wake the computer >OK

Also in power options:
Choose your power plan>Change plan settings>Change advanced power settings>Sleep>Allow wake timers>Disable>OK
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22 Nov 2015   #9
HAVOC

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

I don't have "Allow this device to wake the computer". I did disable "allow wake timers" in advanced power settings.


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22 Nov 2015   #10
unrealRage

Windows 7 x64 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HAVOC View Post
I don't have "Allow this device to wake the computer". I did disable "allow wake timers" in advanced power settings.
You've disabled them now?if so;
Check again will computer wake up from sleep.
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