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Forum topic by ForestGrl posted 08-21-2015 02:38 AM 751 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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ForestGrl

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08-21-2015 02:38 AM

My husbands PC (Win7 64-bit Home Premium) suddenly will not stay in hibernation. Power Settings are such that when power button is pushed, PC hibernates. The last week or so, it will bring itself out of hibernation. I thought perhaps it was related to the Windows 10 pop-up that wanted us to reserve our upgrade, so I went ahead and did that (just reserved it, didn’t download it). PC is still coming out of hibernation on its own. Has anyone out there ever seen/heard of this? It’s a new one on me!

-- My mother said that anyone learning to cook needed a large dog to eat the mistakes. As a sculptor of wood I have always tried to keep a fireplace. (Norman Ridenour)


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#1 posted 08-21-2015 02:40 AM

Check the “wake on lan” or similar settings in the computer’s BIOS. That would cause the symptom you describe.

-- Randy -- Austin, TX by way of Northwest (Woodville), OH

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knockknock

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#2 posted 08-21-2015 08:41 AM

after it wakes up, open a command window and type the following command:

powercfg -lastwake

example:

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
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C:\Users\John>powercfg -lastwake
Wake History Count – 1
Wake History [0] Wake Source Count – 1 Wake Source [0] Type: Wake Timer Owner: [PROCESS] \Device\HarddiskVolume7\Windows\System32\services.exe Owner Supplied Reason: Windows will execute ’\Microsoft\Windows\Media Center
\StartRecording’ scheduled task that requested waking the computer.

C:\Users\John>

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ForestGrl

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#3 posted 08-21-2015 05:57 PM

Thanks, I’ve looked up instructions for checking BIOS (have always stayed away from messing with it), and will run the powercfg -lastwake command next time it does this. Will LYK how it goes. Have no idea how any of these settings would have gotten changed, except for perhaps an update for security program.

-- My mother said that anyone learning to cook needed a large dog to eat the mistakes. As a sculptor of wood I have always tried to keep a fireplace. (Norman Ridenour)

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#4 posted 08-21-2015 06:15 PM

Does he have an SSD drive?

-- I always suspected many gun nuts were afraid of something, just never thought popcorn was on the list.

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ForestGrl

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#5 posted 08-21-2015 09:16 PM

No SSD. I wish. :-) Now that I’m no longer doing video work, we could get by with SSD drive on any of our computers. His computer is the one I used for video, it has the graphics specs, hard drive speed and hard drive size to handle the work and storage. Next computer(s) will have SSD for sure.

-- My mother said that anyone learning to cook needed a large dog to eat the mistakes. As a sculptor of wood I have always tried to keep a fireplace. (Norman Ridenour)

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