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Notebook wakes up randomly minutes after hibernation.

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#1 kurosaba


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Posted 02 March 2009 - 12:43 AM


I have an Asus f3sa notebook with Windows Vista Home as my OS. I've had my laptop for about 11 months now, and I usually have it plugged it rather than running on battery, on my desk, with wireless on, and usually on hibernate it when i'm not using it.

However, recently, Thursday, Feb. 26, 2009, I started to experience a weird problem. I have not rebooted my computer for about a week since then, but I hibernate every night when I go to sleep. When I hibernated my notebook, it did so as it would normally. I got ready for bed, then when I was falling asleep, I hear my computer turn on. This has happened once or twice before I'd say about more than 6 months ago, but this was for windows update which I have set to 3AM on Sundays.

My computer now ALWAYS wakes up from hibernation spontaneously minutes after hibernation.
I do not know what to do. Things that may or may not have affected my computer:
-on Wednesday/Thursday, there was a power outtage when my computer was on.
-I stupidly opened an ecard.exe file. I've gotten rid of it, but am not sure if it still affects my computer.

Steps I've taken to try and resolve the problem:
-Go into Device Manage and made sure my devices are disabled for Wake-on LAN and disable ability to wake the computer
-I went to BIOS Power Management but my BIOS only has options for LCD power management for energy saving, none about Wake-on LAN
-I am running on Wireless, I disabled my wireless card and hibernate, but to no avail.
-I tried shutting down completely, taking off the battery of the notebook and putting it back in, no success.
-Safe mode doesn't offer a hibernation mode.
-I did an ad-aware scan, but it only gave me cookies as threats.
-I tried SLEEP mode and it seemed to stay in sleep mode just fine.
-Ran Kaspersky Online Scanner and it only found MIRC.exe as a threat, which i do NOT think is a threat and i've had it for almost a year now.
-command prompt: powercfg -lastwake is no help at all. It yields wake history count - 1 wake source count - 0.

Things I have NOT tried:
-i don't know how to follow readings from HiJackThis. It might be telling me something important, but I don't know.
-I don't know if certain .dll's may be messing up the hibernation mode.

I don't know what else to try. This is driving me crazy. Please help me. Any/all help would be appreciated.

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#2 Moosh89


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Posted 02 March 2009 - 02:56 PM

hi, i have a similar problem as you, heres my thread

not trying to take over your thread, just letting you know you're not the only one, glad its not just me! but i think mine's alittle more severe.

i hope we get the solutions we need soon!

Edited by Moosh89, 02 March 2009 - 02:57 PM.

#3 kurosaba

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Posted 02 March 2009 - 03:50 PM

Hey Moosh89,

Sucks you have to deal with it as well.

Have you tried Sleep? Sleep seems to work just fine.

I chatted with Asus tech support and the only thing they could offer was restore the BIOS settings to default settings, which i did. Nothing changed.

I also set my power settings to have the computer NOT restart if there's a failure with shut down or something like that (under start up options).

Have you tried the Air Can solution? I have not.

I just installed Vista SP1 and it doesn't resolve anything.

One thing I have NOT tried is this, from another thread:

My HP laptop just started doing the EXACT same thing and was pissing me off to no end. I would close the lid, would standby normally, then after 10 seconds would fire right back up.

Here is how i fixed it. The process that was causing my laptop to not stay in standby was a file called ddabx.dll. I tried for hours reading posts on how to get rid of the damn thing, trying a bunch of crazy programs and suggestions.

Here is the fix my friends:

1. Boot your computer using your XP CD.
2. Then select R and go to recovery console.
3. Select your installation (number 1) and i had no password, so hit enter
4. At command prompt in \windows dir I typed in cd system32
5. Now in that folder I just typed del ddabx.dll
6. Turn off computer and restart regularly without cd (you don't need to be in safe mode)
7. Run Hijackthis.exe and delete ALL instances of ddabx.dll (the entries will say file missing anyway.
8. Voila I restarted my computer (just for the hell of it), closed my lid on my laptop, went into standby normally, AND MOST IMPORTANTLY DOES NOT COME OUT AFTER 10 SECONDS

I am happy again!!!!

I don't have XP and have no idea how to go about this similar approach with the .dll's with vista.

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Posted 02 March 2009 - 05:06 PM

Hello kurosaba,

I see that you have an HJT log posted here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/207747/notebook-wakes-up-from-hibernation/

We do not allow more than one topic for the same computer and the same issue as this causes confusion, and in this case may make the disinfection process more difficult.

This leaves you with a choice:

1) Have this thread reopened and the HiJack This log topic deleted


2) Keep this thread closed and wait for assistance in the HiJack This log forum. Please note that that forum is VERY busy.

Please send a Private Message indicating your choice.

Assuming you wish assistance in the HiJack This forum, you should NOT make further changes to your computer (install/uninstall programs, use special fix tools, delete files, edit the registry, etc) unless advised by a HJT Team member, nor should you continue to ask for help elsewhere. Doing so can result in system changes which may not show in the log you already posted. Further, any modifications you make on your own may cause confusion for the helper assisting you and could complicate the malware removal process which would extend the time it takes to clean your computer.

From this point on the HJT Team should be the only members that you take advice from, until they have verified your log as clean.

Please be patient. It may take a while to get a response because the HJT Team members are EXTREMELY busy working logs posted before yours. They are volunteers who will help you out as soon as possible. Once you have made your post and are waiting, please DO NOT make another reply until it has been responded to by a member of the HJT Team. Generally the staff checks the forum for postings that have 0 replies as this makes it easier for them to identify those who have not been helped. If you post another response there will be 1 reply. A team member, looking for a new log to work may assume another HJT Team member is already assisting you and not open the thread to respond.

If after 5 days you still have received no response, then post a link to your HJT log in the thread titled "Haven't Had A Reply In Five Days?".

To avoid confusion, I am closing this topic. Good luck with your log.

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