Windows 10: PC turning itself on from hibernation Solved

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  1.    13 Sep 2015 #1

    PC turning itself on from hibernation

    My pc has recently decided to start turning itself on in the middle of the night, while its supposed to be hibernating (I'm not sure yet if it is also affected during a normal shut-down). I also haven't managed to lock down the exact time (if there is one) that this happens.

    From some digging I did, some people seemed to think that the task scheduler was doing things by itself. I identified two task that looked like they might fit the criteria (below) - are either of these likely to be causing the spontaneous turn-ons, and what's the safest way to resolve this?
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  2.    13 Sep 2015 #2

    Could you accidentally be pressing a k or moving the mouse ? This wakes my machine up
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  3.    13 Sep 2015 #3

    Definitely not, it happens while I'm asleep on my desk
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  4.    13 Sep 2015 #4

    Mauvai said: View Post
    Definitely not, it happens while I'm asleep on my desk
    Have you tried disabling "allow wake timers" in the power settings ?
    (change advanced power settings/sleep)
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  5. WhyMe's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro x64
       13 Sep 2015 #5

    And why would you sleep on your desk? I would find that most uncomfortable. I like to sleep in a bed with someone special next to me

    Also, in addition to the earlier suggestion, check to see how you have configured to be woken eg options such as wake on LAN etc
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  6. DavidE's Avatar
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    Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
       13 Sep 2015 #6

    Automatic Maintenance by default runs at 2 AM and wakes the PC.
    See this tutorial to change those settings and see if this is what is waking the PC:
    Automatic Maintenance - Change Settings in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
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  7.    13 Sep 2015 #7

    Thank you! Hopefully that will fix it :)
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  8. DavidE's Avatar
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       14 Sep 2015 #8

    You're welcome :)
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  9. XweAponX's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro/Windows 7 Ultimate
       14 Sep 2015 #9

    Usually when you are Hibernated you stay in an effective "Off" state. The only way it would wake is if you have any "Wake on Lan" (WAOL) happening- But I thought you're system had to be in "sleep" mode for that to happen? I've never heard of it happening if a machine is hibernated. And you're sure it was hibernated, not just in sleep mode? Because sometimes certain makes of MB's or Store Bought systems are stubborn about actually GOING into Hibernation, I always set Hibernation in the Advanced Power Settings, as the main function of the physical power button- And I set a secondary button to the Windows Start Button.
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  10.    14 Sep 2015 #10

    This is definitely happening from hibernate, and it is fully in hibernate, not some silly sleep mode (fan, battery, everything goes off, zero power consumption). I need to leave it a few more nights to see if its resolved. Its also almost certainly something to do with the Win 10 update, was never a problem on win 7.
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