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Windows 7: Sleep mode, why is it waking up?

12 Oct 2011   #1

32 bit windows 7 pro
Sleep mode, why is it waking up?

When I put my computer in Sleep mode, using the start button / shutdow / sleep it "sleeps" for about 10 minutes and wakes up on its own! Could it be programs trying to run in the background that wakse it up; Carbonite Backup or Norton? I can't get the computer to remain in sleep mode!

Thanks, Airpix

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12 Oct 2011   #2
Mark Phelps

Win7 Pro 32-bit, Win8 Pro 32-bit

I had a similar problem with my PC, which uses a Gigabyte motherboard, so I checked the Gigabyte forums -- and the advice they gave me was to disable the BIOS option to allow the PC to wake on USB. The downside is that I now have to push the power button to wake the PC; the upside is that it STAYS asleep until I wake it.
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12 Oct 2011   #3
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

Go into Device Manager > Network Adaptors > Properties > Power Management > uncheck" Allow this device to wake up PC".
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12 Oct 2011   #4

32 bit windows 7 pro

Thanks, I'll give this a try and report back....Airpix
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12 Oct 2011   #5

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Airpix,

In addition, you could use the tutorial to see if it may be able to help ID what caused your computer to wake up. The "Related Tutorials" links as the bottom of the tutorial may help as well.

Lastwake Command
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