Win7 wakeup problem

Discussion in 'Windows 64bit' started by George Neuner, Nov 13, 2012.

  1. Hi all,

    I have a 64-bit Win7 HE machine with an interesting (to me) problem.

    Tise computer is used by a small business - it hosts a fax/answerng
    machine and so is on all day, but it is normally in sleep mode
    overnight. The power profile settings are to keep it running unless
    explicitly shutdown. There are timed tasks that do maintenance
    (backup, defrag, etc.) after hours and then put it to sleep, and then
    it is woken again in the morning so it can answer calls before the
    shop opens.

    The issue is the computer won't stay awake after the morning task runs
    .... after a few minutes it goes back to sleep unless someone is
    present to tap the keyboard, move the mouse, etc. (which would wake
    it anyway). There doesn't seem to be any problem generally with
    sleep/wake - other than this task related issue the computer behaves

    I have gone over the settings for the wakeup task and I can't find any
    reason for the computer going back to sleep. The task itself is a
    do-nothing "cmd.exe /c exit" whose only purpose is as an action to be
    executed. I did look into the "stop if switched to battery" setting
    because the UPS monitor seems to take several seconds to recognize
    that it has line power after waking ... but the wakeup task executes
    regardless of that setting and I have verified that the UPS monitor is
    *not* erroneously shutting down the computer again.

    Google has not been very helpful ... there are plenty of complaints
    about Win7 not staying asleep, but so far I haven't found anyone else
    complaining that it won't stay awake 8-(

    At this point I'm stumped. Any ideas would be appreciated.

    George Neuner, Nov 13, 2012
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  2. George Neuner

    miso Guest

    My solution is to never use those power saving features. More often
    than not, they just screw things up, especially with some USB peripherals.
    miso, Nov 14, 2012
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  3. Yeah, getting everything just so takes some fine tuning. But with the
    exception of this problem waking with the timed task, the computer is
    behaving itself.

    George Neuner, Nov 14, 2012
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