Windows 10: Monitor turns on by itself

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  1.    30 Nov 2015 #1

    Monitor turns on by itself

    Ever since I installed Win10 the monitor has been turning on by itself between 3 and 5 am every night, or 3 minutes after login after a reboot if it is off at the time. Except on days immediately after a noticeable win10 patch. It is turned off physically, not by the system. Only having the system off or unplugging the monitor prevents it from turning on.

    I have set my system to check for updates at 10am but that does not seem to affect the problem at all. I have tried looking through the event viewer for items at the time its happening but havent found a good tool to sort by time.

    I would be very grateful for help resolving the problem.
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  2.    30 Nov 2015 #2

    Hi, welcome to tenforums.
    If you type
    monitor turns on
    into the search box above for this forum, you will get a lot of relevant results from threads on this topic.
    Could you have a look through these and see if there's anything that might help you?
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  3.    30 Nov 2015 #3

    Checking through, not seeing anything I haven't already done.
    Wake Timers are disabled. Wake commands from hardware are turned off except the mouse and keyboard. All my windows updates currently appear to be properly installed. Been through several versions of nvidia drivers hoping.

    Is there a tool that would search the Event Log by time? I know the exact times its happening, however searching every entry in EventViewer or other tools that don't sort by time makes it rather painful to find what i'm looking for.
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  4.    30 Nov 2015 #4

    Agreed, event viewer logs can be frustrating.
    Try event log explorer
    Order FSPro Labs
    (free for personal use)

    Are you 'sleeping', 'hibernating' or 'shutting down'?

    A few others:
    Computer Booted Up On It's Own - Windows 10 Forums
    computer wakes from sleep at night time - Windows 10 Forums
    Solved Sleep: Keeps waking up! - Windows 10 Forums
    computer automatically wakes up from sleep - Windows 10 Forums
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  5.    01 Dec 2015 #5

    Ok, in the Event Log the items happening at the minute the monitor turns on:

    Microsoft-Windows-Security-Auditing User Account Management (various logins to admin, default and my account)

    Microsoft-Windows-LoadPerf x2 (Performance counters for the WmiApRpl (WmiApRpl) service were loaded successfully. The Record Data in the data section contains the new index values assigned to this service.)

    Microsoft-Windows-Security-SPP 6 entries with different event IDs (large amounts of data, will paste if needed)

    gupdate event 0 (The description for Event ID ( 0 ) in Source ( gupdate ) could not be found.Either the component that raises this event is not installed on the computer or the installation is corrupted.You can install or repair the component or try to change Description Server.
    The following information was included with the event (insertion strings):
    Service stopped)

    gupdate is the only thing that appears to be throwing an error of any sort. It is part of Google Chrome according to google search. However, when I recently did a clean install of win10, I didn't install chrome until after the monitor turned itself on again as I was trying to narrow down the cause.
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  6.    01 Dec 2015 #6

    Hi, maybe this helps there:
    How to disable this service.
    Open a command prompt. (Run a command prompt as Administrator in Windows vista/7/8)
    Copy red command line and Paste.
    sc stop "gupdate"
    sc config "gupdate" start= disabled

    How to delete this service.
    sc delete "gupdate"


    Close the command prompt.
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  7.    01 Dec 2015 #7

    Turned off the gupdate service, but like I said, I had the problem even without any google programs installed after a fresh installation of Windows 10, so i'm relatively sure thats not the cause.
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  8.    01 Dec 2015 #8

    Didn't expect it would.. sorry for the false hope - just dealing with that issue..

    To check any timers will wake your machine that are in effect, run
    powercfg -waketimers

    You'll get a list of any active wake timers on the system.
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  9.    01 Dec 2015 #9

    No active wake timers, turned those off awhile ago. Also wake timers would affect the system which isn't in sleep mode to begin with. Only the monitor appears affected, no visible programs or anything starting or stopping.
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  10.    01 Dec 2015 #10

    Try using the search box above "wakes during the night" - there are a good many threads hopefully with further ideas..
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