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My laptop wakes from hibernation on its own.


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#1 signofzeta

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 03:10 AM

As the title says, in the middle of the night, or perhaps randomly, my laptop turns itself on from hibernation. How do I check what is waking my laptop from hibernation, and how do I make it so that only I can wake up my laptop from hibernation?

My laptop instructions specifically says not to have my laptop running while it is in my laptop bag. I'm pretty sure hibernation is equivalent to being turned off, as no heat is coming out of the vents, and that I can easily turn on my laptop from hibernation quicker than when it is completely shut down, in case I want to move from one area to another. Anyway, it would be very bad if the laptop suddenly wakes from hibernation while in my laptop bag.

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 04:46 AM

Certain key would wake a laptop from hibernation. As impossible it could be when being carried in your bag, make sure it is not being hit. Try turning off wifi radio button before entering hibernation or sleep mode.

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 03:27 AM

Ok, I found out that it wakes from hibernation everyday at 3:00AM central time. I don't know exactly what is doing it though.

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 04:58 PM

Any scheduled scans or checks for updates for that time frame?

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 05:24 PM

Any scheduled scans or checks for updates for that time frame?

Hi -
To follow up on Animal. check when you have scheduled your Antivirus to run a scan -
Many have times like 3.00 AM, or similar, as the default time, but you can always change this to suit your operations

My MSE A/virus is set by Default at about this time so I changed it to 1.00 PM daily scans when it is usually in use (or at least open)

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 10:15 PM

I had MSE do a quick scan at 2:00AM every sunday. The odd thing was, my computer went out of hibernation at 3:00AM on a Monday, and a Tuesday. I couldn't tell you if it happened any other day, since I left it on at those times, but I told MSE to do a quick scan every sunday at 2:00AM, and my computer wakes up from hibernation daily at 3:00AM.

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 02:42 AM

Hi -
You will note that the scan times on MSE say "Around" when time is mentioned, and even in operating situations mine has been 15 mins out -

My laptop instructions specifically says not to have my laptop running while it is in my laptop bag.

The best option would be to turn the laptop OFF after you finish, and then put it in the bag to prevent overheating -
I always turn mine OFF at the end of a session (if I am putting it away) and always off at night, or in its bag -

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 03:08 AM

So how can I tell what background programs are running? I want to find the culprit and change it settings so my computer doesn't wake from hibernation at the same time everyday.

Just a question, but when you set windows update to automatic, does it wake your computer from hibernation to perform said update? Windows can't update while the computer is in sleep or hibernation mode right?

Edited by signofzeta, 10 April 2012 - 03:13 AM.





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