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Windows 7: Screen keeps turning on/waking up by itself (Win7)

29 Dec 2011   #1

Win 7 32 bit
Screen keeps turning on/waking up by itself (Win7)

Win7 laptop set to turn off screen after a few minutes of inactivity using win7 power options. Sometimes the screen turns on/wakes up while in this state seemingly randomly for no reason.

It's running an Opera session, gadgets for weather, CPU monitor, and calendar. Sometimes runs other apps but that doesn't seem to affect this behavior at all.

No notifications pop up when this happens, no errors. No viruses, CPU usage is very low (single digits). No new applications installed, nothing really installed besides windows updates and Opera update (this didn't change anything). Nothing obvious changed since before this started happening besides these updates. No graphics driver updates. Win7 install is about 5 months old.

Any ideas?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Dec 2011   #2

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit

Hello jabban,

Could you be bumping the desk and moving the mouse at all? Is there a fan or such object that would cause the mouse to move?

Try closing all of those applications to see if the behavior persists. If it doesn't, the trouble likely resides with one of them.

Let me know how this works and I'll see about trying something else if it doesn't
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Dec 2011   #3

Win 7 32 bit

no bumping or fans or anything else that could move it. the only thing running now is opera and i am pretty sure it's not doing this. thanks.
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