Windows 10: Comp. wakes from sleep every 2 minutes. Driving me mad. Solved

  1. Posts : 302
    Windows 10 Home 64 bit (with Creators OS)
       20 Aug 2017 #1

    Comp. wakes from sleep every 2 minutes. Driving me mad.

    At wits end! This started about four weeks ago and is driving me crazy. When the machine sleeps (activity light goes out and the on/off button pulsates every second), it starts up every 2 minutes without me doing anything. It then sleeps according to my Power setting for the remainder of the 2 minutes. When this started about 4 weeks ago it did it every 5 to 10 minutes. I did not make any changes about that time. I am a sole user on a desktop, not on a network. The only peripherals are a printer and a modem. Also two external USB HDs but switching them off does not help, nor leaving an opened file on the Desktop. Current Windows 10 Creators (Home). 8 GB RAM. 14 month old i5 computer. (See my spec).

    Searching for this fault shows it is a long-standing problem over several years and Windows 7 to 10. Something being indexed repeatedly is mentioned. I have never changed my indexing setting.

    To avoid wear and tear I have to set the computer Sleep to "Never". When leaving it even for a short time I have to save all work and shut down.

    One option is to re-install Windows from Microsoft's site but that would erase all my programs which would be a real pain. (My C drive is an SSD holding only the OS and programs.) Copying one of my Macrium images would not help as the earliest is a week ago.

    What can I do please to get rid of this annoyance?
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2. Posts : 302
    Windows 10 Home 64 bit (with Creators OS)
    Thread Starter
       20 Aug 2017 #2

    Here is some info:

    C:\Users\Steve>powercfg lastwake
    Wake History Count - 1
    Wake History [0]
    Wake Source Count - 1
    Wake Source [0]
    Type: Wake Timer
    Owner: [SERVICE] \Device\HarddiskVolume8\Program Files (x86)\EaseUS\Todo Backup\bin\Agent.exe (EaseUS Agent)

    I didn't know that EaseUS was active. I will try uninstalling it.

    Any other ideas?
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3. Posts : 302
    Windows 10 Home 64 bit (with Creators OS)
    Thread Starter
       20 Aug 2017 #3

    Solved it! (See my post #2 above.

    I'm surprised no-one in this forum came up with that.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


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