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Computer wakes up when not being used


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#1 Eroica11

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 04:19 PM

Hiya folks. So I'm running A Windows 8 HP Envy dv6 notebook with an i7-3630 QM processor. I've been finding that when I shut the laptop lid, it goes to sleep after a few seconds, I can't hear the hard drive running, and the light on the cover winks off. When I come back to it a few hours later, however, the HP light on the cover is back on and it's running. I can't quite figure out what's making it wake up while I'm gone. Any suggestions would be nice. Thanks!

Apologies in advance if this is in the wrong category.

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 05:01 PM

Check 'Event History,' which logs application/system activity is the 1st place I would start looking.



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Posted 21 April 2013 - 05:52 PM

Sounds like task that is scheduled is waiting it up. You can disable that from happening in advance power options. 


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Posted 21 April 2013 - 05:55 PM

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Press Windows logo key aa922834-ed43-40f1-8830-d5507badb56c_91. and start typing the following:

 

cmd

 

Hold SHIFT and CTRL keys, press Enter.

 

Command prompt window will open.

 

Type this:

powercfg -lastwake

Press Enter.

 

You should see information about the event that woke the computer from the last sleep transition.


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#5 Eroica11

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 10:07 PM

Alright, it's telling me "USB Root Hub" in the command prompt. Could this be something funky with my wireless mouse?



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Posted 21 April 2013 - 10:23 PM

Could be.

 

I suggest you start disconnecting your USB devices one by one when you put your computer to sleep until you find the culprit.


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Posted 21 April 2013 - 10:25 PM

I'll test this over night and report back in the morning. Thanks!



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Posted 21 April 2013 - 10:28 PM

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 07:22 AM

Okay, it looks like turning the mouse off did the trick. Thanks for your help!



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Posted 22 April 2013 - 05:59 PM

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