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P50 waking up when lid is opened

Q: P50 waking up when lid is opened

I have a P50 running Windows 10 Enterprise Fall Creators Update (1709) OS Build 16299.248 I've been surprised on a couple of occasions to open my backpack and find the P50 is running and VERY HOT. Even tho, when I put it in the backpack it was sleeping. Since the P50 doesn't have a physical latch to keep the lid closed, it is sometimes able to open a few millimeters (just enough to wake it out of sleep). I've configured the power management settings (under Control Panel->Power Options->Choose what closing the lid does) to "Do nothing" when I close the lid.And this indeed works most of the time. Most of the time, opening the lid does nothing, and I have to press the power button or Fn key to wake the P50.However, I've discovered that if the P50 ever goes into hibernation (either explicitly, or after being in sleep for a long time) then this issue with coming out of sleep by opening the lid happens. In order to make the P50 return to the expected behavior (in other words NOT waking when the lid is opened) I must do a complete shutdown/reboot. Does anyone else notice their P50 comes out of sleep when opening the lid (even tho you've set "When I close the lid" = "Do Nothing"?

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Hi, I would like my PC NOT to wake up when I open my lid and at the same time going to sleep when I close it? I had this feature on my previous HP laptop running Win7. Now I'm running Win 10 and wonder if that;s rather a matter of operating system or the PC itself? Regards,Marcin

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My son has an ipad and an iphone. the iphone is not sycned to the ipad but a single email has been opened on the ipad that he has only accessed via his iphone. How can this happen?

A:one email looks opened when i ahve not opened it?

It sounds like you are using IMAP, which syncs the emails with the server, not the devices. So when one device shows up and is read there, the other will then show the same thing (being read). This is normal.

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my pc keeps waking up from sleep and hiberation after about 10 seconds ive tried looking in power options and see nothing that could be preventing it too sleep/hibernate

its the same setup i have with my previous version of windows 7 but never had this problem..
ive got xbox360 usb wireless dongle and wireless reciever for keyboard and mouse what operate from the same wireless reciever. It has usb and standard blue plug for keyboard coming from it .. i should also ad that the led on that always stays on even when shutdown

can anyone help its really frustrating me

A:pc keeps waking up

Here's one thing to check:

In device manager, network adapters, for each adapter, check properties, power management tab and make sure everything there is unchecked.

If that doesn't fix it, you could try making sure USB selective suspend is turned off by going into power options, change power options, advanced options/settings/USB, disable selective suspend.

Also try disabling hybrid sleep.

Power Options and Sleep Mode Problems - Vista Forums

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Is there some way of finding out what's causing my Win7 to come out of sleep? I tried the fix someone else used of not allowing the mouse to wake up windows [control panel/mouse/hardware/properties/power management] but that didn't help, moving the mouse still wakes up the computer anyway. It's a Logitech 510 wireless with matching keyboard and unified USB input. Thanks

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium , Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU 650 @ 3.20GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 37 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 6071 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, -1284 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 1412264 MB, Free - 1365980 MB; K: Total - 953835 MB, Free - 728875 MB;
Motherboard: Acer, Aspire M3910, ,
Antivirus: AVG Internet Security 2011, Updated and Enabled

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I have this recurring problem with all versions of Windows 7. I am a small system builder, and have not been able to find an answer to this question. Why is it taking so long for the PC to wake up? I have tweaked the settings to "NEVER" turn off the hard drive, never go into hibernation, sleep or other function where the user is not able to access the PC. The only way I can workaround this problem is to LOG OFF, then log back on. If not, the PC can take up to five minutes to respond. What am I missing? Does Microsoft have an answer to this?
This is not platform specific, as it has occurred with over a dozen different motherboards, bios settings, CPUs, memory configurations, and OS flavor, such as Ultimate, Professional, and Home Premium, both 32 and 64 bit, and even affects laptops.
This is a widespread problem, and needs to be addressed.

A:Waking PC up

First thing that comes to my mind. Is graphics card or driver problems. Update the graphics driver.
Go to device manager and look for any yellow warning markers, showing Graphics card problems.

type this in an elevated command prompt to find potential problems
powercfg -lastwake

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Twice now since I installed my SSD for OS and Apps, the computer didn't want to wake up gracefully. Never had an issue with my HDD before. I leave my PC on 24/7.
I often access it from work or remotely as needed.

Anything in particular I should be looking for?

Yesterday it just wouldn't wake up, I had to do a hard shutdown.
This morning, I left iTunes running all night. I moved the mouse and it brought iTunes up and it was locked. Nothing else...had to hard reboot again.

Suggestions on my power settings?

A:7, SSD and waking up

I'd say give it a good bios reset with the onboard pin... And clear the cmos with the battery.. If you leave it on that long its definitly going to help..

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I have my HP desktop set up, via Power Options, to sleep after 2 hours of inactivity. I have requested that no password be required to wake up - this request made via Power Options and via Personalize, and was checked by looking at advance options. Despite this, I am asked for a password when the system is awakened. In addition, it goes to sleep in less than 2 hours.

Any help will be most appreciated,

A:Waking up

Anything in this tut for both 7 and Vista that may help
Power Options and Sleep Mode Problems - Vista Forums[11]=Power Management

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I've got a strange issue with my XPS 13 waking up all the time in the middle of the night while it's trying to go from sleep to hibernation mode. I posted a detailed description already here. Turns out the Dell Dock (D3100) is now my main suspect since I find the following in the system log every time this happens.
The driver \Driver\dlcdcncm for device USB\VID_17E9&PID_436E&MI_05\7&1bb74d15&0&0005 stopped the power transition.
lsusb told me that VID 17E9 PID 436E is the D3100, so I had a closer look at the driver and found out that I'm using 8.0.762.0, while there is a more up to date driver 8.0.778.0 to be found here (I would like to add I found this driver in a forum post I found using Google, since finding a driver on the Dell support page is just not possible). I downloaded and tried to install the package, which on the website is referred to as "Driver (DL R8.0M2) for Dell SuperSpeed USB3.0 Docking Station (D3100/D3000/D1000), Universal Dongle (DA100) and Dell MKS14 monitor stand". Strangely, the warning message asking for admin permission says it's "DisplayLink Core Software". When I hit 'Ok' a message box with the title "Install DisplayLink Software for Dell USB Graphics Software" just keeps telling me that the "DisplayLink Software for Dell USB Graphics Software is already up to date". I'm not really trying to update any graphi... Read more

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My computer is getting this when I boot Win7:
"STOP: c000021a {Fatal System error}"
I also multiboot Ubuntu 10.10
What do I do?
I need to uninstall Ubuntu 10.10, that's for sure, but how?
And after that, how do I fix that error?

A:Can't get Win 7 opened up

Dual Boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu

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Im a new member here,and was hoping you could help me with problem as i cant seem to be getting anywhere
new dvd driver added to my computer. and the system was formated .
so after installing windows and other software everything was working good except that the cd rom and dvd drive have aproblem
the two driver open all cds but it was not able to play vedio files ( from vcd's like tom& jerry )
i try to solve the problem by downloading software but it doesn"t work
also i download autofix.exe and it say every thing is ok but it can't solve the problem
i appreciate ur help

A:vcd not opened

It's most likely not a hardware issue. Playback will depend upon the media player being used and if the proper codecs are installed to support that video type. Try installing MPC or VLC.

MPC: http://sourceforge.net/project/showf...roup_id=170561

VLC: http://www.videolan.org/vlc/

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I wanted to open my notebook to change the CMOS battery, but I couldn't open it. I was able to reach RAM, HDD, Fan, but not the inside.
If anyone has any experience about this, can you guide me please?

A:Has anyone opened a G72 before? How to do it?

Being the cmos battery is replacable, it should be in an accessable place, so you shouldnt need to pull the machine apart.
Chances are, it will be behind the wifi module. Are you able to access and open that panel?

I've pulled my CQ60 apart once, so can only tell you from that experience, but if you do decide to go down the route of opening it up completely, be aware of any 'hidden' screws such as under the battery, HDD, or other modules.

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Hi - When my computer wakes from sleep it crashes each time to the BSOD. I hope there is a simple solution to this. Thanks for the help!

A:BSOD after waking

Welcome to Eight Forums MOJO94

All the dump files are consistently pointing toward "HssDrv.sys" which belongs to Hotspot shield and is a possible BSOD cause seen since mid-2012 as mentioned here: Driver Reference Table - HssDrv.sys

Yours are outdated so I'd recommend an update to the latest version possible from the link above and see if that resolves your BSOD issue.

Image name: HssDrv.sys
Timestamp: Thu Sep 02 23:47:07 2010 (4C7FE31B)

Perform a clean boot along with a SFC command:
How to perform a clean boot to troubleshoot a problem in Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8Use the System File Checker tool to troubleshoot missing or corrupted system files on Windows Vista or on Windows 7
Let us know the results.


**************************Mon Mar 18 01:26:13.940 2013 (UTC + 6:00)**************************
Loading Dump File [C:\Users\Yusra\Downloads\MOJO94\SF_17-03-2013\031713-46890-01.dmp]
Windows 8 Kernel Version 9200 MP (4 procs) Free x64
Built by: 9200.16496.amd64fre.win8_gdr.130108-1504
System Uptime: 0 days 2:56:21.615
Probably caused by : *** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for HssDrv.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for HssDrv.sys
GetPointerFromAddress: unable to read from fffff80073959168
GetUlongFromAddress: unable to read from fffff800739591f8
Probably caused by : HssDrv.sys ( HssDrv+2bac )
BugCheck C2, {7, 11c1, 444000f, fffffa8... Read more

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I have my power management settings to shut down my hard drive when it's inactive. However, I notice that something keeps "waking" it back up, even if I haven't been on the computer for hours. Can anyone suggest a utility that can monitor what processes are accessing my disk? Perhaps this can help me find out what's going on. Or, if you think you know why this is happening, let me know. Here's some vital info on my machine: windows 2000 sp5, 1000MHz Pentium 3, atapi hard disk, and I'm using FAT32 file system, not NTFS. I also have Norton speed disk and unerase installed on this machine, both of which have a service running. Also, I see the "logical disk manager" service is active. Perhaps one of these services is causing the access. How would I determine if they are?

A:What's waking up my disk?

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Inspiron 15 7000, Win 10
My laptop has always awoke from sleep mode by opening the lid, for the last week it has stopped doing it.
The keyboard and power button light but the screen does not, it just says black, eevn after using the keyboard.
All the Control Panel settings appear to be correct and unchanged from before.
Has anyone any ideas? Thanks

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I have a laptop that I use for work, and I normally just do my work, and when I'm done I just leave it on and shut the lid. I've always done this as there are multiple times I am working on a few things and I just don't want to spend the time saving everything and shutting down.

Lately though, there is no time saving involved as it won't wake back up once I open the lid. It stays on a blue screen with a loading circle and the circle just spins and spins, and I eventually have to turn the computer off and start over. I've let it go for a half hour and it still doesn't wake. I'm not sure if this is something wrong with the computer, if I leave too much open and it has to load everything, or what is going on? It's fully updated, run all my scans and found no issues, but it just started happening about 2 weeks ago. Before that, everything was hunky dory. No new installations before it started happening.

Is this a known issue within 10?

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I have tried all the basic troubleshooting and I just cannot figure this out.

I have checked the Windows system logs. The power trouble shooter says Wake Source "Unknown"

I have turned off the "Allow this computer to wake up for updates" settings.

I have run the command line stuff to find out what has woken up the PC and what is allowed to wake it up:

powercfg ?lastwake

powercfg -devicequery wake_armed

The first says unknown, the second says nothing can wake it up.

I have turned off the Allow Wake Timers option in power settings.

I have gone through the device manager and turned off the allow this device to wake the PC on the network card and others.

But its still waking up by an "Unknown" source. It's not the same time every night. I am going crazy with this.

A:Something keeps waking up my PC and I cant figure out what

Was the mouse and keyboard unticked in device manager?

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I have been having someone at the Mbam forum helping me with a malware removal over the weekend. That went smoothly enough but after doing that and updating Windows, my computer now gets the bsod and restarts every time I wake it up. The blue screen goes away instantly so I can't see what it's saying as far as the error code goes but here is what the recovery window says:

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7601.
Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 7a
BCP1: 00000020
BCP2: C000009D
BCP4: 00000000
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 256_1

Files that help describe the problem:

My zipped results from SF_Diagnostic_Tool.exe are attached. Thanks in advance for your help!

A:BSOD upon waking

BugCheck 7A, {20, c000009d, 85cacbdc, 0}

Probably caused by : memory_corruption ( nt!MiWriteComplete+22d )

Usual causes: Memory, Paging file corruption, File system, Hard drive, Cabling, Virus infection, Improperly seated cards, BIOS, Bad motherboard, Missing Service Pack
Kernel data was unable to be successfully paged into physical memory address space, since the data was not present. This could be due to a page file corruption, failing hard-drive or bad RAM.

The text in green indicates this NTError code: STATUS_DEVICE_NOT_CONNECTED. You may want to check that all the cables are properly connected to the drives, and all the cards are properly seated.


Start Menu\Programs\Norton
It seems you have two real-time protection programs installed, Norton and Microsoft Security Essentials, having two anti-virus programs can cause serious conflicts and reduce the performance of your system. It's best to completely remove Norton using the official Norton Removal Tool and then keep MSE due to better compatibility and stability with Windows 7.

Reduce the number of programs at startup, to avoid any driver or program conflicts:Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup
Startup Programs - Change
Run some hard-drive diagnostics and follow these steps:Hard Drive Diagnostic Procedure
Find your hard-drive manufacturer and run their tests.

Additional Tests:SeaTools for DOS | Seagate
CrystalDiskInfo... Read more

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Hey guys,

I'm having a problem with my laptop. For some reason it always seems to like waking itself up.

I think I've read that this is usually caused by the Lan waking it up. I've disabled the "Allow this device to wake the computer up" option in device manager, and have even unplugged the internet cable from my laptop, but it is still waking up.

I don't believe I have any scheduled virus scans or anything, and there are no scheduled tasks in the task scheduler.

One time, the laptop woke up by itself while in my bag, with nothing plugged into it at all.

I tried disabling the DHCP service last night before I slept my computer, but I woke up this morning to find my laptop running again.

The OS is Windows Vista x64.


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I got a new Thinkpad, and after going through and uninstalling all of the obvious bloatware viruses, I've found that a lot of the default Lenovo apps, the ones that are actually made by Lenovo rather than third party spyware they're paid to install, are actually pretty useful.

Unfortunately, they all run diagnostic, update, and quick launch services in the background, which you can't turn off or the apps won't work (yes, I've tried). After looking at energy-report.html, I've found that these services prevent the computer from idling to sleep or even turning on the screensaver. After disabling IPv6 and leaving the homegroup, I can get the screensaver to appear, but only if I set it for a 1 or 2 minute timer. Anything long enough to be useful and the Lenovo services interrupt them.

Since I don't want to disable any of the Lenovo services, is there any way to tell Windows 8.1 that only I am allowed to wake it up? As in, nothing can interrupt the screensaver timer except mouse and keyboard, under any circumstances, even if other services request to interrupt the timer?

A:How do I prevent anything but me from waking the pc?

This tutorial and the list of related ones at the bottom of it, may shed some light:

Devices - See Devices that are able to Wake Up the Computer - Windows 7 Help Forums

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My PC is no longer waking from sleep by pressing a keyboard button which used to work. I have to restart the PC using the power on button - then I get the a critical error Event 41 - The System has rebooted without cleanly shutting down first. I also get error Event 6008 The previous shutdown at .... was unexpected.

I've run SFC /SCANNOW and that's fine, the keyboard is set to wake the PC, USB selective suspend is disabled, the PC is not allowed to power off USB devices and link state power management is off.

I can't think of any other software changes to try. Is there a diagnostic tool or Fixit program to help solve this problem?

My XFX PSU is playing up taking 10-20secs before the +5VSB signal appears on initial power on. Could this be an issue preventing wake from sleep? Note the PC reboots straight away from a failed wake from sleep as soon I press the power on button - but then it logs the errors Event 41 & Event 6008 noted above.

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My computer sleeps or hibernates even though the option is turned off. I can not wake it up without rebooting the computer. I move the mouse and press keys on the keyboard but nothing wakes it up. Any ideas?

A:Need help waking up computer

check in the device manager for you mouse and keyboard and check that the power options tab has the allow this device to wake computer selected.

as for sleep mode don't forget to check through all the options in control panel - power options- change when the computer sleeps - advanced options

you may also want to check that there are no sleep options in the bios.

if no luck post back and i'll see what else i can suggest. it is rather latehere now so may not post for a few hours

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I have a OptiPlex 7440 AIO. I have set the power settings to never sleep and never for the monitor.
The monitor will go off after awhile also the computer will not sleep for a few hours too. However, after I lock the screen for the day and return the next morning the only way in is to power off and on. What am I missing on the settings?

A:System Not waking Up

Hi Jackie Butler,
Thanks for writing to us. When did the issue start? Please let  know the windows version.
Have you tried updating the BIOS and video drivers and then set the power settings again. Also under advanced power settings, checked for hybrid sleep option, ensure its set as per your requirement.
Do provide us your system tag# email address and name via private message.
await your response

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Hi there!
I was just given a laptop from my brother and it is an Acer Aspire. It's having an issue of going to sleep, when I shut the lid, but not waking up when I lift it. Can you help me with this?

I'm not sure what all you need about the computer. On the tag it reads Aspire 7741Z-5731 and it has, even though he bought it three years ago, the original Windows7 in it. I was thinking of upgrading to 8, but I wanted to find the answer to the problem it has now before I upgrade...also, will I be able to upgrade this one?

A:Sleeping and waking

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hi, I try to put my computer to sleep, and its lasts about five minutes and then starts by itself, i am sure its something simple but i need advise, I have vista premium 32-bit...thanks

A:Computer keeps waking up

Hello Patch,

Double check with the items listed in the tutorial below to see if it can help you find what may be waking up your computer. A usual culprit is the "allow to wake up" option in the network adapter's Power Management settings (STEP SIX).

Power Options and Sleep Mode Problems

Hope this helps,

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i've posted before, not sure if it was in the wrong area though since there's still no solution to it. anyway, my new toshiba notebook with window vista turns itself back on right after put into sleep or hibernation mode. is there any program or application known for waking the system? it's so frustrating, after several failed attempts, i got a a screen telling me thatthe system was shut down unsuccessfully.......and i'm left with several rebooting options----safe mode.... normal route.please help. i've tried to reinstall my video driver, and went to device manager to make sure those with "allow the device to wake the computer" option is unchecked..... it's still waking itself....~Moderator Edit: Moved topic to more appropriate forum~ TMacK

A:What's Waking My System?

There are options in the BIOS for "wake on LAN" and "wake on USB". Can you check those?

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I can boot really quickly but after I try to resume from sleep it takes at least 10 min. The strangest thing. This same build with my last windows seven install did not have this problem with the exact same hardware. This is a recent install. I have all the newest drivers and windows updates. No issues in the device manager. I have looked through the event viewer but I do not show any errors at the time I was resuming from sleep..please any direction would be appreciated.

A:Waking from Sleep LAG

I did a powercfg -a

C:\Windows\system32>powercfg -a
The following sleep states are available on this system: Standby ( S3 ) Hibernat
e Hybrid Sleep
The following sleep states are not available on this system:
Standby (S1)
The system firmware does not support this standby state.
Standby (S2)
The system firmware does not support this standby state.

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Hey guys!

I'm having a problem with my laptop. For some reason it always seems to want to wake itself up while plugged into AC power in sleep mode.

I think I've read that this is usually caused by the Lan waking it up. I've disabled the "Allow this device to wake the computer up" option in device manager, and have even unplugged the internet cable from my laptop, but it is still waking up.

I don't believe I have any scheduled virus scans or anything, and there are no scheduled tasks in the task scheduler.

Any help appreciated to fix this, thanks!

A:Computer is waking up by itself

hi,,,, have a look in power options,,,, type it into search box in start menu then in options click on change plan setting in the power plan your using then click on change advanced power settings and have a look through the tree options in there,,,
good look.

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Hey everyone!So for a while now, my laptop seems to like turning itself on by itself. This seems to happen while the laptop is in sleep mode (whether external power or battery); recently it has seemed to do it while in hibernation too.I've disabled the Wake-On-Lan and 'Automatically resume from sleep if battery low' options in the BIOS, as well as in Device Manager -> (my ethernet card) -> Power Management -> untick 'Allow this device to bring computer out of standby'. I've also tried unplugging the ethernet cable, to no avail.I've looked in the event log and it doesn't really give me too much to work with; here's some that I found while taking a look at the viewer:Source=Power-TroubleshooterThe system has resumed from sleep.Sleep Time: 20/09/2010 7:13:23 PMWake Time: 20/09/2010 9:10:29 PMWake Source: RTC (Showed RTC yesterday from previous state of sleep, showed 'Unknown' today from previous state of hibernate)A few minutes earlier before the above event,Source=tcpipThe system detected that network adapter Local Area Connection was connected to the network, and has initiated normal operation.Although, as mentioned I've disabled WOL already so not sure why that's still coming up (if that's at fault)If anybody could point me in the right direction on how to go about resolving this problem / the next steps that'd be great. The computer is a laptop running the pre-installed Windows Vista x64.Thanks!

A:Computer is waking up by itself

Is this the first time this has happened? Do you have any other method of connecting to the net? What software was running at the time of hibernation?

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I have been troubleshooting this issue since I put my computer together. Whenever the system falls asleep and I wake it up, I receive a BSOD with the following error:


Navigating to the event view, I find the following errors:

The system firmware has changed the processor's memory type range registers (MTRRs) across a sleep state transition (S5). This can result in reduced resume performance.

The server {2593F8B9-4EAF-457C-B68A-50F6B8EA6B54} did not register with DCOM within the required timeout.

The server {F9717507-6651-4EDB-BFF7-AE615179BCCF} did not register with DCOM within the required timeout.

The server {D63B10C5-BB46-4990-A94F-E40B9D520160} did not register with DCOM within the required timeout.

The server Microsoft.WindowsStore_11711.1001.5.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe!App.AppX8h0bdkbb5frkt9s09fvshhbvqnntmvm1.mca did not register with DCOM within the required timeout.

Unable to start a DCOM Server: Microsoft.Windows.Cortana_1.9.6.16299_neutral_neutral_cw5n1h2txyewy!CortanaUI.AppX6jbm6fjqte5wzzrf5807m7eq0z44q5gf.mca as Unavailable/Unavailable. The error:
Happened while starting this command:
"C:\WINDOWS\system32\backgroundTaskHost.exe" -ServerName:CortanaUI.AppXy7vb4pc2dr3kc93kfc509b1d0arkfb2x.mca

There are a total of 52 errors that are offshoots of each of these errors.

Just looking for some suggestions as to what I could try to correct this issue.

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I've had this issue with my computer from the beginning. I know I can disable WOL in the BIOS but how can I see what program/file is actually waking my system? My motherboard has two Ethernet ports and both of them behave the same way.

A:what is actually waking computer? (WOL)

You should be able to check in Command prompt with this command.
powercfg -lastwake

Maybe you can find it also with Event Viewer>Windows logs.

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I've been putting my computer to sleep at night rather than turning it off because it saves my session and it also boots up faster. I shut it down when it requires updates and such, or when I know I won't be using it for a long time.

Recently, every time I put my computer to sleep, it will stay asleep for a little over 3 minutes (I got so frustrated I timed it), then wake up, stay awake for about as much time, and then go back to sleep. It repeats this process until I either shut it off or wake it up and start using it.

I've already turned off all the mouse & keyboard's abilities to wake up the computer, I've changed the wake timer settings, and I've tried the command prompt. "powercfg -lastwake" says that the last wake was from a wake timer from svchost.exe, which is very puzzling since I've set the wake timer from its ridiculous automatic 3am update check to 12pm. "powercfg -devicequery wake_armed" says literally nothing.

I'm a college student and I need to sleep. This is a huge problem. Please help.

Details about the system:
3 years old, Alienware X51 with Windows 7 64 bit

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Hello I have a new about 2 months old compaq presario model sr1738nx 1000MBs ram 250GBs hard disk space.When it goes to sleep it has 2 modes.One the tower still runs just shuts the screen off.the secound shuts the tower down and I get a blinking green LED light.I hit the space bar it all comes back to life.Well now it won't always come back to life so I have to hard shut it down by turning the power off at the surge protecter.Turning the computer off then back on with the power button does nothing. the tower only comes on a little.the fans don't.So i have to turn the power off at the surge protecter for 30 seconds then turn that back on then press the power button on thr computer and the computer works.This has happend twice.I have LOTS of space left on the hard drive.

A:Solved: Not always waking up

Since you are using a LCD monitor you really do not need the Power Options turned on and also the Hibernate and stand-by can be disables or turned off also since they clash with each other

Open Control Panel and then Power Options and use the drop down menus and set them to Never for all of the options in there and this includes Standby and then hit Apply

Still in Power Options click on the Hibernate tab and take the check mark out of it hit Apply.

Exit back out and reboot the computer to make the changes take affect.

Leaving the screen saver on is ok I use it when someone is at the house and then I turn the password on so they can not access my computer when I am not at it. Besides some of the screen savers are pretty good.

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I had this same problem while running under Win 7, and now under Win 8.1 Pro my PC is doing the same thing. It seems to wake up all on its own from "Sleep". I went through the device manager and looked at everything, and nothing but my KB and mouse where set to "Allow this device to wake computer". I set KB to disallow to wake PC, and left just my mouse.

Mobo is an Asus Sabertooth X79

I tried to use this command from both the Admin Command Prompt and PowerShell but basically am told its not a valid command... powercfg ?devicequery wake_armed, even though this very command is posted on Ms own tech site for commands.

I used "powercfg -lastwake" which resulted in...

Wake History Count - 1
Wake History [0]
Wake Source Count - 2
Wake Source [0]
Type: Device
Instance Path: PCI\VEN_1B21&DEV_1042&SUBSYS_84881043&REV_00\4&15c45f2f&0&00E3
Friendly Name:
Description: ASMedia XHCI Controller
Manufacturer: ASMedia Technology Inc
Wake Source [1]
Type: Device
Instance Path: USB\ROOT_HUB20\4&39f1d5&0
Friendly Name:
Description: USB Root Hub
Manufacturer: (Standard USB Host Controller)
PS C:\Windows\system32> powercfg ?devicequery wake_armed
Invalid Parameters -- try "/?" for help
PS C:\Windows\system32>

A:Waking From Sleep ? ? ?

I would try making the keyboard the only device that is allowed to wake the computer. Because your mouse works by detecting motion, it is far more likely to send a false signal and wake up the computer than your keyboard.

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Hi there, I am not sure if I am posting in the right section. I have the sleep enabled. The problem is that after a few hours the pc I found it open again although it was in sleep mode. Something awakes it. I think it has to do with twitter, or new emails, when something arrives it awakes.
How can I disable it?
Also how can I do the hybrid sleep that everyone says is the best?

A:Computer waking up

Hello Tugito, and welcome to Eight Forums.

You could use the tutorial below to read your wake source log in Event Viewer to help see what may have woken your computer at that time. Post back with a screenshot of the source in Event Viewer, and we'll be happy to help with it.

Wake Source - Read Event Viewer Log - Windows 7 Forums

Hope this helps for now,

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When I put my computer to sleep, it keeps waking up all on it's own. Why won't it stay asleep? Is this a problem with my computer or Windows8?

A:Keep waking up from sleep

Is your computer connected to the network via Ethernet?

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I have my Power Options on 120 minutes for both the monitor and computer to sleep and this works just fine but the computer wakes up on its own after 30 to 60 minutes and I have no idea why. Does anyone have any suggestions?

Thanks, John / Airpix

A:Windows 7 keeps waking up on its own!

Hello airpix,

This below may be able to help ID what has been waking up your computer.

Wake Source - Read Event Viewer Log

Lastwake Command

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I am running XP sp2 and have figured out how to select hibernation but how do I wake it up???

A:waking out of hibernation


Originally Posted by Carlos Aracnid

I am running XP sp2 and have figured out how to select hibernation but how do I wake it up???

Hibernation will save the entire contents of memory to a file on your hard drive. The system will then shut down. When you power it up again it will be in the same state as you left it. Hibernate and Standby are very different things. Standby puts the system in a low power state and can be "wakened" by a mouse movement or a touch on the keyboard.

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I have 8.1 running well, apparently, on a Samsung notebook, late model. I want to use it as HTPC.
Have it setup with Ethernet cabled, AC Charger-powered, HDMI out to big Sony HDTV, and a USB-wire-connected combo keyboard/touchpad. It all works ok [thanks to AMD's Catalyst] if I just crank it up, shut the lid, and use it.

the trouble is with how to 'park' it and get it going again later. I have the Power Plan options set to turn off monitor [tv] after a few minutes idle, and to sleep after 15 minutes or so. I'm needing a way to wake it without having to open the cabinet, flip the lid on the laptop, use the power button [as that causes other issues... it seems to forget which display its using etc].
On other laptops [thinkpad, HP, etc] I've done this with, using Windows 7, I would find one or more USB ports via which a keyboard could wake the system when the Enter key is hit [I use a thinkpad x120e like this every day and it never fails to wake]
None seem to recognize anything [there are 2 USB 3.0 on the side where the ac power jack is, and 2 usb 2.0 on the other side]. I don't see any options to have the "HID DEVICE" wake the system.

Can someone suggest a path here??


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I've seen that this problem has been quite common, but I'm still not sure how to solve it. After I put my PC into stand by, it comes on after a while (sometimes only 2 seconds , usually half a minute, some times several minutes). I've checked the power settings on the network card and the modem, and it still comes back on.

After following several related links, I've got the HiJackThis file, and I'm hoping someone could tell me if there's any spyware or anything which is preventing it form staying in standby.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 14:56:40, on 01/10/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\hpcoretech\hpcmpmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
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A:Waking up from Standby

Run HJT again and put a check in the following:

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Media Access] C:\Program Files\Media Access\MediaAccK.exe
O16 - DPF: {15AD6789-CDB4-47E1-A9DA-992EE8E6BAD6} - http://static.windupdates.com/cab/CDT/ie/bridge-c18.cab
O16 - DPF: {1D4DB7D2-6EC9-47A3-BD87-1E41684E07BB} - http://ak.imgfarm.com/images/nocache...up1.0.0.15.cab

Close all applications and browser windows before you click "fix checked".
Go to control panel, add/remove programs and remove Media Access

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Hello mates,

if you could please help me out with this. Each time the pc goes to sleep at waking up the screen can't get fully activated and eventually the pc brings up a BSOD. That's comething new on this pc as prior to Win7 x64 I had been using the 32-bit version and all was fine. It always bsods at wakeup from sleep hence i turned sleep off.

? OS - Vista/ Windows 7 -> 7
? x86 (32-bit) or x64 ? -> 64
? What was original installed OS on system? no
? Is the OS an OEM version (came pre-installed on system) or full retail version (YOU purchased it from retailer)? retail
? Age of system (hardware) -> about 2 yrs
? Age of OS installation - have you re-installed the OS? yes, it's a month maybe
? CPU -> AMD Turion x2 64, 1,9GHz
? Video Card -> Radeon 2400 HD
? MotherBoard -> ACER
? Power Supply - brand & wattage -> LiteOn 19V (gets pretty warm...)

Thanks for help!

A:BSOD at waking up

Your video drivers aren't properly waking up the video card, or the video card itself refuses to wake up from the request by the video or acpi drivers. I noticed your video drivers are woefully outdated (Aug 2009) so you may wanna get that taken care of.

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My compuer is set up to go to sleep after 1 hour (hybrid sleep option has been turned off). If I wake up the machine after about three hours Windows resumes ok but if it is left asleep overnight then instead of resuming Windows it reboots.

Any idea why this is happening and is there some way to correct this?


A:Waking from sleep

Hello JP,

Is it possible your computer is set to hibernate after a certain amount of time? Check and confirm that. Could be a resume from hibernate that is causing the issue.


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Hi everybody I just bought a new laptop and when I put it into sleep mode but after about five minutes it tried to wake up. Any suggestion?

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My computer which is running Windows 7 Professional 64-bit often wakes up on its own once or twice a day. I've disabled the NIC from allowing the computer to wake up and have also disabled wake-up timers in the power configuration. The past few times that I have discovered my computer waking up on its own I have type powercfg -lastwake in the command prompt and its indicated that the computer woke up with the power button being pressed which isn't correct. I'm worried that I might have some sort of malware on my computer. I ran HijackThis (posted below) and not having much experience with reading the logs there are a few items which concern me such as the "Unknown Owner" and "(file missing)" notices for files located in the System32 folder. Any help or insight would be much appreciated. Thank-you.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.3 (BETA)
Scan saved at 6:17:22 AM, on 2/5/2010
Platform: Unknown Windows (WinNT 6.01.3504)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.7600.16385)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\Steam.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Hp\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqtra08.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Hp\HP Software Update\hpwuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG9\avgtray.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Gmail Notifier\gnotify.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqSTE08.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqbam08.exe
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A:Computer Waking Up on its Own


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My T460 P does not wake from sleep. Sometimes I have to cycle power and even then after the bitblocker passphrase entry I just see a backlit screen. It does wake up and go to the login screen after a series of power button presses. 

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I put my XPS 1820 to sleep and just by touching anywhere on the screen it wakes up.
Given how big the screen is, it is too easy to wake the computer from sleep. Is it possible to disable wake by touch and only wake by pressing the power button?

A:XPS 18 waking up by touching

I have narrowed down the problem to one thing: once bluetooth is disabled (AC7260) the touchscreen no longer wakes the computer from sleep. As you can imagine it took me a while to figure out. The bundled keyboard and mouse still works without bluetooth.

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