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Author Topic: Wake up Event Monitor  (Read 4765 times)

AzWiz

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Wake up Event Monitor
« on: October 22, 2008, 12:53:20 AM »
Every now and again I find my laptop merrily chugging away in the morning, but had left it off the night before.  Sometimes I can uncover the culprit after digging around in the event logs, but sometimes not.  Just like a sudden crash,  Windows does not seem to know exactly what event occurred to cause it to come out of hibernation/Off.  Is it possible to determine ?  Or, at least have a pop-up window that shows SOME information, like time slept, time resumed, event?, etc.  At least I'd have some idea of when it happened.  One culprit was the Media Center schedule updater (This is a Vista Premium Laptop).  I have looked into the Vista Task Scheduler, but it it a bit more complex than XP's and I am hesitant to tamper with some of the settings as I'm not sure exactly the ramifications.  But, I would have more confidence in my selections given more information.

Can anyone offer a comment, opinion, or help?

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Re: Wake up Event Monitor
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2008, 10:33:52 PM »
I think it would be possible to write a little bit of AHK code to automatically re-hibernate your laptop again if it comes out of hibernation and there is no user input for 1 minute. However, it probably would be best to track down the culprit first:

From these sites:
http://www.technolog...te-middle-night.html
http://www.computerp...ing_from_hibernation

it seems the first thing to do is to go into the Hardware Device Manager and check that your mouse/modem/external devices are not allowed to wake up your laptop. If you still can't find the problem, I can write that AHK script to re-hibernate the laptop. I remember seeing an example where AHK can detect if the computers wakes up so it should be doable.
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Re: Wake up Event Monitor
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2008, 04:43:50 PM »
 :Thmbsup:
Thanks for the tips.  I'm pretty sure I checked the properties in each tab of the USB CONTROLLER tree in device manager, but it doesn't hurt to check again.  I agree, tracking down the culprit is important, at least for me.  I hate not knowing how things work or worse yet not working as they should.  I would have expected to find something in the system event log other than a generic "wake from hibernation."

I'll follow your suggestions and report back.

Thanks !