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How do I prevent Windows 7 laptop from waking up automatically?

About once or twice a week my laptop will wake up in the early hours of the morning (about 6ish) from sleep mode. This happens whether the AC power is connected or not. It will then turn itself off ...
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wake-up by the computer

some time ago(10 years back) I've read on PC Magazine that some mainboards have some settings which allow to a computer to open at a certain hour. I need to make my computer to wake me up in each ...
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Linux - How to get the reason for wakeup?

Is it possible to get the reason of system wake-up (Wake-on-LAN, Power button, wake from USB) on Linux? I'm using Ubuntu, kernel Linux homeless 2.6.37-12-generic #26~lucid1-Ubuntu SMP Wed Jan 5 ...
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is it possible to wake up a Linux device at a specific time

I run Debian on an embedded board. I would like to suspend or hibernate the board say at 10 pm and wake it up at 7 am. There is no problem to suspend/hibernate the board by pmi action ...
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Wakeup PC upon mouse click but not mouse move

Can I differentiate between waking the Windows OS (Windows 7 and/or 8) from a mouse click vs mouse move? I only want the system to wake upon a click on the mouse but not when I move the mouse. I ...
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Mac OS X — do not wake up disk after computer wake up

I have 2 disks in MBP: SSD and regular HDD. I keep only data files on HDD and do not need them often. The problem: even if I eject the HDD drive from Finder or Disk Utility, when macbook is awaken ...
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Windows 8 waking issues - “Maintenance Configurator” task cannot be changed or disabled

I recently upgraded to Windows 8 x64 (from Windows 7 x64). I had all the wake from sleep tasks disabled in Windows 7. In the Windows 8 Task Scheduler, Task Scheduler ...
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Mac Book Pro wakes up in my backpack

This has happened to me twice: I press the power button on my Mac Book Pro, choose sleep, close it, unplug everything, confirm that is off (by pressing my ear to it) and put it in my bag. Some ...
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Wake timers don't wake computer from sleep mode

I'm got a custom built PC running 64 bit Windows 7 Ultimate. So far everything works great except for one thing: it will not wake up from sleep mode for a wake timer or scheduled task. Sleep mode ...
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Computer turns itself on after any off mode

Whenever I shut down my computer, or put it in sleep/hybernate, it turns on after two seconds. It doesn't post, it just powers on and then idles. To actually turn it off, I switch off the psu. The ...
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Preventing laptop wake up when opening the lid on linux

My laptop is broken and the lid does not lock. So I want it not to wake up when the lid is open. I use ubuntu, but gnome-power-preferences does not have any option like that (only to close the lid). ...
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Computer wakes up from hibernation at exctly 3:40am every day

I'm getting tired of waking up to my computer being turned on, and event log shows that it's waking up everyday at 3:40am and most times won't go back to sleep after the determined 30 minutes (maybe ...
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HP laptop (Windows 7 x64) turns itself on @11:30am every day

My HP laptop wakes up from sleep every day at 11:30am by itself. No tasks scheduled for that time (either user or Windows tasks). No AV scans or updates scheduled for that time. Auto-defrag & ...
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Black screen when macbook returns from sleep

I have a macbookpro unibody late 2008 15p and use OS X Lion, 10.7.3. I use always an external monitor and close the lid. When I finish my work day I put the macbook in sleep mode and it switches off. ...
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Prevent laptop with external monitor from reverting to built-in screen after waking from sleep

I have a new HP Mini Note running Windows 7 Starter. It mostly stays on the desktop with an external widescreen and whenever I'm not using it I close the lid, thus putting it to sleep. Now more often ...
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Can I wake up a MacBook using a timer?

I would like to learn if it is possible to wake up a MacBook (running Mac OS X 10.6) from sleep using a timer? Is there such a application for Mac OS X? I would like to wake up a computer and turn on ...
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Finding the cause why a laptop wakes itself from sleep

My new Windows 7 64bit laptop keeps waking up from sleep. I tried various things and still it wakes up: Disconnecting the mouse\keyboard Disconnecting it from the LAN Keeping it with the lid closed ...
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How to turn-on/wake-up a laptop without opening the lid?

I use my laptop with 2 external monitors and external keyboard (I use it as a desktop at home), but when I go out I only take the laptop of course. What bothers me is that I always have to open and ...
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How can Windows 7 be set to sleep at 8pm and wake at 8am every day?

I'm trying to figure out how to get Windows 7 to sleep at 8pm and wake at 8am on a daily basis. I'm looking at Windows' services and there is a Shutdown.exe that can run, but it only seems to have a ...
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Automatically run a script or a program on wake from standby in Windows 7

I have a buggy driver for my Wifi USB dongle. Every time the computer wakes from standby, the wifi is disabled. I created a script to restart the device, but I have no idea how to automatically run ...
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Mac OS X unexpected wake up after hibernate

OS X 10.6 I use deepsleep widget to put Mac into hibernate without powering DRAM. However Mac always wakes up like 2 hours later unexpected. Things I've checked: No scheduled wake up in Energy ...
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Windows 8 black screen after waking from sleep

Detailed The problem, when I trying to "awake" PC from sleep or hibernate (which running OS Windows 8 X64 Pro) getting black screen (Actually sometimes it awakes normally. But I can't figure out ...
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My Windows 7 PC wakes up randomly and powercfg lastwake shows nothing. What to do? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Laptop randomly waking up = Hibernate / Low Battery? My PC wakes up from sleep randomly. I disabled Hibernation after Sleep. I am using Asus N53SV with Windows 7 64 ...
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Wireless mouse/keyboard won't wake sleeping computer

I have a Logitech k400 and I can't seem to find how to make it wake the computer when sleeping. I have 2 mice and keyboards under the device drivers. One mouse and one keyboard have power options, ...
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How To Wake Up Laptop Without Switching On The Screen?

I have setup a schedule for disk defragmenter but in Task Scheduler i cannot see the option for a laptop waking up and not switching screen. Since my laptop has always its lid closed, i don't want the ...
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Dell Dimension running Fedora12 does a “Sleeping Beauty” and I am not a “handsome prince”!

Dell Dimension 2350 with a Pentium IV processor and integrated video and network chips running Fedora12 does a "Sleeping Beauty" and I, apparently, am not a "handsome prince"! The system puts video ...
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Automatically run a program when Mac wakes from sleep

I want to set a program to automatically run when the Mac wakes from sleep. Any idea how to do this?
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Wake Mac mini running Windows 7 using Apple remote

I have just installed Windows 7 Pro 32 bit to a 2010 Mac mini (using Bootcamp). I also have the current (2nd gen) Apple Remote. How can I wake the machine from sleep under Windows 7 with the remote? ...
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auto resume from standby

Can a Ubuntu (or any other distro) wake up from standby/hibernate at a preset time? I actually don't want the PC to consume 200W all the time for just doing something every hour.
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How do I wake up a MacBook with it's lid still closed?

I want to wake my sleeping macbook up with lid close. I tried the "schedule" option in energy saving but failed. Is there any way to let macbook wake up itself while the lid is kept close? Thanks a ...
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Wake computer from sleep/standby without BIOS support for WOL?

Just bought a new home PC and the nice folks at HP disabled the Wake-On-Lan feature in my motherboard. Are there any other options for waking the computer from Sleep/Standby mode? I'd like to take ...
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Multiple Scheduled Wakes on Mac OS X

I have a crontab job scheduled to run every hour. I like to sleep and I also enjoy giving my macbook the same privileges. Unfortunately, cron does not execute when the system is asleep. Is there a way ...
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VMware fusion on MacBook Air with OS X Lion seems to hang when getting back from sleep

Every once in a while, my MacBook Air becomes unresponsive when it is sleeping and I open the lid. It seems to only happen in these circumstances: the MacBook air got into sleep modus because of ...
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Wake from sleep using USB device attached to docking station?

Is it possible to wake a laptop (Lenovo T410 in this case) via a USB keyboard or mouse connected to the docking station? I moved my dock off my desk to reclaim space, but the power button is a bit of ...
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Task scheduled to wake laptop - only works when lid is open

I am running Windows 7 Starter on an Acer Aspire One laptop. I want my laptop to automatically run a task (backup the HDD to a network drive) once a week in the middle of the night. I scheduled the ...
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Touchpad button assignments don't persist with Lenovo T400 on WinXP

I have a Lenovo T400 notebook with Windows XP on it. I usually use the TrackPoint, and almost never use the TouchPad. I do a look of work on Linux over VNC, in my setup the middle mouse button is ...
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Script to put Windows 8 to sleep and wake up in 5 seconds

How can I put Windows 8 to sleep(standby) and then wake up in 5 seconds? I know I can use psshutdown -d to sleep, but then how can it wake up on a timer?
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Windows 8.1 will not go back to sleep after waking up

I have problems putting Windows to sleep and starting the screen saver on my new Windows 8.1 machine. Sleep mode and screen savers work only when the computer is first powered up (or restarted). But ...
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Terminal Command to Check if Mac Book Pro Lids Closed

I'm running OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion). I was wondering if there was a terminal command to check if the macbook pro's lid is currently closed. The reason I ask is because I have cron jobs scheduled ...
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How do I remotely destroy parts of my Macbook hard drive?

I would like to connect to my Macbook through a reverse shell to be able to delete data remotely. It will have an internet connection through WLAN The hard drive will not be removed from the computer ...
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How do I stop my laptop from waking up?

I never scheduled wake up for my laptop, but after scheduling Auslogics Defragmenter to run on Sundays, 6:01AM and laptop to wake up at 6:00AM in Task Scheduler, it was waking up. Auslogics ...
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My notebook refuses to wake up from sleep after upgrading to Windows 8.1

I had it running Windows 7. Upgraded to Windows 8 and then to Windows 8.1 The power settings are set to High Performance, which when plugged means: Turn off display in 15 mins Never sleep Closing ...
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Why does my computer frequently fail to wake up?

My computer frequently fails to wake up. I press the keyboard or mouse but it just sits there. The monitor is off. I have a Dell XPS 8500, have all the latest drivers according to ...
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Fedora keyboard unresponsive after wake-up in vaio laptop

I just installed - and updated - Fedora 17 on my vaio VGN-CS170F laptop. Everything works fine, except when I close the lid it goes to sleep, and when I open it back, the keyboard becomes unresponsive ...
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Is there a realiable way to troubleshoot wake up from sleep in Windows?

Is there a reliable way to troubleshoot laptop wakes? I've seen "heuristics" posted here and there but isn't there really a simple and deterministic way to tell what's causing a problem? ...
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The perfect cron job as a wake up service

I need a cron job script coded on MAC OS X following the process below: Put the computer into sleep mode on weekdays except Fridays at 10:30 pm. Wake the computer up from sleep, boost the volume to ...
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Why can't I wake up my laptop with a keyboard or mouse press?

I have an Asus n56vv laptop running Windows 8.1 professional that is giving me a quite annoying problem: I can't wake it from sleep by pressing a button on the mouse or keyboard. This happens on both ...
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WOL on Gigabyte MA785GT-UD3H for Logmein?

I have a Gigabyte MA785GT-UD3H mainboard. I want to wake my computer up using Logmein, however, I could not found any WOL option on BIOS. Any suggestions?
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Automatic wake up from “sleep” of kubuntu after ssh connection attempt

Is there a way to set Kubuntu up so that it wakes up automatically from sleep mode upon ssh connection attempt? I know there is something like WoL, but that's not what I need (am I right?).
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Windows 7 wake from sleep problem

For the past few days on I've been experiencing an odd problem on my main Windows 7 (64 bit) box in that the machine doesn't reliably wake from sleep. (Specifically, the hard drives/fans, etc. sound ...