Windows 10: Computer boots up automatically when I turn on WOL

  1.    06 Jan 2018 #1

    Computer boots up automatically when I turn on WOL


    I've been using WOL with an app from my android device for years. Lately (after the latest big update on Windows 10) I wake up to find my computer open every single day.

    Things I've tried but failed so far.

    - Updated network card drivers.
    - Turned off fast boot.
    - Disabled "Allow wake timers" in Power Options.
    - Checked to see which devices are allowed to wake the computer and turned them off (Mouse and Keyboard).
    - Un-checking "Allow this device to wake this computer" under Power Management in Network card.
    - Un-checking "Allow this computer to turn off this device to save power" under Power Management in Network card, but then the WOL stops working completely.

    My motherboard is Asus P8P67 LE if this helps.

    I would appreciate any help.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  2. Posts : 7,474
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Build 1709
       07 Jan 2018 #2

    Hi GoodTimesAhead

    A couple of things I would do.

    First restore your power plan to defaults, reboot and customize power plan.

    Next, show hidden devices in device manager and remove any hidden keyboards / mice

    Then if it continues open a command prompt(admin) or Power Shell(admin) and type the command

    powercfg -lastwake

    after it wakes. This should tell you what last issued the wake up call. You may have to google results.

    You might also try

    Powercfg -h off

    to disable hibernation. Command needs (Admin) rights same as lastwake. To reverse change the word off to on


    Ken
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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