1.    02 May 2016 #1
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    Laptop keeps waking up automatically after a few hours


    After putting my laptop to sleep, it always automatically wakes up after about 4 or 6 hours. ive checked all power settings and even all wake timers in advanced settings have been fully disabled. This just started about a month ago and i havent changed any of the setting in a looooong time.
    what can i do to fix this? Thanks in advance.
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  2.    02 May 2016 #2
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    Hi, can you run this at a command prompt:
    powercfg /devicequery wake_armed

    and post the result?

    Also feel free to search the forum (search box above) for e.g.
    wakes up
    keeps waking up
    wakes up after hours
    etc
    - there is a good selection of threads on the same topic- you may find something to help you.
    E.g.
    Solved Sleep: Keeps waking up! - Windows 10 Forums
    Windows 10 Desktop Wakes Itself Up - Windows 10 Forums

    The solution is likely to be particular to your situation.
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  3.    02 May 2016 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by asuss06 View Post
    This just started about a month ago .
    Are you using a mouse ?
    By any chance in that one month period, you started to use a new wireless optical mouse ?
    Is there an OFF switch at the bottom of the mouse ? If yes, what if you turn the mouse off when computer is in sleep mode.
    Will that makes a difference ?
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  4.    02 May 2016 #4
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    dalchina, i entered what you suggested at the command prompt and the response was "None". i will search the forum as you suggested. i think i might have found a direction to look in.

    davidk, yes i am using a mouse but its the same mouse ive been using for 2 yrs and the mouse does not reactivate the computer from sleep like it has on previous laptops ive owned.

    ill cruise around the forums for some similar problems.
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  5.    02 May 2016 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by asuss06 View Post
    dalchina, i entered what you suggested at the command prompt and the response was "None". i will search the forum as you suggested. i think i might have found a direction to look in.

    davidk, yes i am using a mouse but its the same mouse ive been using for 2 yrs and the mouse does not reactivate the computer from sleep like it has on previous laptops ive owned.

    ill cruise around the forums for some similar problems.
    I know you said it has nothing to do with the mouse. Just in case..............................
    Right click at Start > Control Panel > top right, click View by : > select either large or small > click Mouse > at the top, Hardware > Properties > bottom left, Change settings > at the top, Power Management > UN-check the box " Allow this device to wake the computer" > OK when done.

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  6.    02 May 2016 #6
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    hey david,
    i actually just did that earlier this morning so ill see if thoughout the day that fixes the problem. i also just found about 13 viruses and cleaned them up so maybe even that had something to do with it. gonna give it a test today and see if things changes and if not, ill get back to you.
    thanks to you and everyone for their input.
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  7.    03 May 2016 #7
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    unfortunately, nothing worked. i unchecked the box that was suggested to me (although my mouse never was able to wake up my laptop from sleep) and the few viruses i found and cleaned didnt effect anything. if there are any other suggestions id love to hear it, otherwise ill just do some searches and see what i come up with. if i find something that works, ill be sure to post it.
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  8.    03 May 2016 #8
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    Hi, try this command:
    powercfg /devicequery wake_from_any
    This lists all devices with the potential capability to wake your device.

    Now what puzzles me is your mouse has a power management tab yet can't wake your PC

    You shuold be able to enable any device listed using

    powercfg /deviceenablewake <name of device taken from list shown by previous command>

    So use the name of your mouse if listed.
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  9.    03 May 2016 #9
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    there were about a dozen things listed when i ran the command prompt you gave me. yes, the mouse was listed but i actually like how the mouse does NOT wake the computer. the mouse always woke my previous laptops with a click or a wiggle...but my cats would activate it as well all the time or even if i just bumped the desk!!! when i bought this laptop a little over a year ago, that all changed - probably b/c the box was automatically "unchecked" at the factory to enable my mouse to wake up the computer. why it was like that i dont know but i found that i liked it better.
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  10.    03 May 2016 #10
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    Fortunately my cat is careful and quite polite!

    powercfg /lastwake
    - will tell you what woke your PC..
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