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If you pop open Task Scheduler and click Create Task, there's a check box under the Conditions tab that will wake the computer to run the task: You could run your batch job from there, and create another task to put the PC back to sleep, or run the shutdown command in your batch job after it finishes (as long as there's a way to tell it has finished.) ...


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In addition to the answer suggesting the use of the Task Scheduler, which may be the best option to use, here are two other things to consider for switching on the computer: Some BIOS have an option to turn the PC on at scheduled times pro: windows doesn't have to sleep, can be fully shut down. (if it turns out that the Task Scheduler can only handle it's ...


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There could be multiple things that could cause this. For starters check the following Go into your computer's BIOS as @OmarAsifShaikh suggests go to power setting/power config/Power Management depending on your computers' bios manufacturer. There should be setting called "Wake on Alarm", check to see if it is enabled. This wakes the computer on a set ...


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Open command prompt, and use the following command powercfg lastwake It should tell you what hardware device caused the computer to wake up. As to why the device woke up the computer, there could be many reasons, some of which are detailed in IUnknown's answer


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Not sure about 7, but on Vista you'd do Windows button -> Control Panel -> Administrative Tools -> Task Scheduler. In Task Scheduler, click on "Task Scheduler Library" in the left-hand column, an in the top center column you will see a list of scheduled tasks. Eg, there's apt to be one for Adobe Flash update, Google Update, etc. For each suspicious task, ...



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