How can I find out what is bringing the desktop out of "Sleep"?

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by ratchet, Jan 3, 2013.

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  1. ratchet

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    I'm doing some remodeling and have moved the PC into our bedroom. At around 12:45am it wakes up. There is nothing scheduled nor any history of an event at that time. Some Windows services are scheduled at midnight, including RegIdleBackup. How can I find out what it is? Thank you!
     
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    Agreed - good stuff.

    I have a related problem on one of my older PCs - running XP professional. Something is preventing it from going into sleep mode.

    If I go into power options and set it to enter sleep mode after a short period of time, e.g. 5 minutes, it will do so. But if I set it to go into sleep mode after 30 minutes or 1 hour, it doesn't ever do it.

    Any thoughts on this one?

    P.S. I'm thinking it might have to do with a new wireless printer I recently purchased. I installed some software on the computer and I've noticed an "event manager" process is running. I plan to experiment to see if that is causing it, but any other ideas would be appreciated.
     
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