Keyboard waking desktop PC  


  1. Posts : 120
    Win 10 Pro 64 bit
       #1

    Keyboard waking desktop PC


    I'm looking at a friend's computer where we can't stop the keyboard from waking the computer. Note I have another ongoing thread on here where my desktop won't go into sleep mode reliably!! Honestly it would make you


    Because of trying to fix this wake issue another unrelated issue popped up regarding passwords/logins that I had been unaware of and I was originally going to include here but didn't as it's separate.


    When I issue
    Code:
    powercfg /lastwake
    it seems the culprit is a USB root hub, which one I don't know. When I look at the power management option for ALL the usb hubs 'Allow this device to wake the computer' is unticked for all AND greyed out.

    In desperation I turned off 'sleep' by setting it to never in the options and tested 'hibernate' but the same thing happens. I touch the keyboard and the desktop comes back to life.

    Would anyone have a suggestion?
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  2. Posts : 21,421
    19044.1586 - 21H2 Pro x64
       #2

    Gusgf said:
    I'm looking at a friend's computer where we can't stop the keyboard from waking the computer. Note I have another ongoing thread on here where my desktop won't go into sleep mode reliably!! Honestly it would make you


    Because of trying to fix this wake issue another unrelated issue popped up regarding passwords/logins that I had been unaware of and I was originally going to include here but didn't as it's separate.


    When I issue
    Code:
    powercfg /lastwake
    it seems the culprit is a USB root hub, which one I don't know. When I look at the power management option for ALL the usb hubs 'Allow this device to wake the computer' is unticked for all AND greyed out.

    In desperation I turned off 'sleep' by setting it to never in the options and tested 'hibernate' but the same thing happens. I touch the keyboard and the desktop comes back to life.

    Would anyone have a suggestion?
    I would walk down the list of USB devices in Device Manager and disable them all from being able to wake up the PC until it stops waking up by USB, then you can start enabling and taking notes to find the culprit See my post in your other thread too.
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  3. Posts : 21,421
    19044.1586 - 21H2 Pro x64
       #3

    Tip: Keep your pets away from your keyboard and mouse ........ they might be jumping on it and waking the PC up. Apparently cats like to do that, and other things like spaying electronics ..........
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  4. Posts : 120
    Win 10 Pro 64 bit
    Thread Starter
       #4

    steve108 said:
    I would walk down the list of USB devices in Device Manager and disable them all from being able to wake up the PC until it stops waking up by USB, then you can start enabling and taking notes to find the culprit See my post in your other thread too.
    Did that ages ago!
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  5. Posts : 21,421
    19044.1586 - 21H2 Pro x64
       #5

    Maybe you're a good candidate for the amputation/override then if you've tried everything already.
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  6. Posts : 21,421
    19044.1586 - 21H2 Pro x64
       #6

    Dunno dude, one of the Gurus at "amputation central" was proactively going to override MoUsoCoreWorker.exe like it was covid or something even though their PC didn't have the issue ...... Good luck with that approach.
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  7. Posts : 120
    Win 10 Pro 64 bit
    Thread Starter
       #7

    Gusgf said:
    Did that ages ago!
    Just had another look at my device manager and this time I carefully went down the entire list not just HIDs, mice & keyboards to find a sneaky little entry called something like 'smart card reader keyboard'. Yep that was the device that's being used as it's a HP keyboard which has a little reader off to the side that I'd missed and didn't think to look for in device manager.

    Finally sorted
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  8. Posts : 21,421
    19044.1586 - 21H2 Pro x64
       #8

    Gusgf said:
    Just had another look at my device manager and this time I carefully went down the entire list not just HIDs, mice & keyboards to find a sneaky little entry called something like 'smart card reader keyboard'. Yep that was the device that's being used as it's a HP keyboard which has a little reader off to the side that I'd missed and didn't think to look for in device manager.

    Finally sorted
    Great! Another arm saved from unnecessary amputation
      My Computer


 

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