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    Asus P5GC-MX/1333 w/ Celeron won't stay asleep
    « on: March 21, 2010, 10:49:21 AM »
    I've turned off everything I can find in BIOS for wake events, but it still won't stay asleep. I'm thinking some kind of LAN wake event, because it will sleep longer if all the other computers on the LAN are off, but it will wake up for seemingly anything like bumping the desk (mouse vibration?) and one time even woke up when I unplugged the AC adaptor for the external speakers.

    Got me baffled. Any ideas appreciated. Running Win7.

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      Re: Asus P5GC-MX/1333 w/ Celeron won't stay asleep
      « Reply #1 on: March 26, 2010, 10:30:21 PM »
      No one had experience like this?

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        Re: Asus P5GC-MX/1333 w/ Celeron won't stay asleep
        « Reply #2 on: March 30, 2010, 12:55:45 PM »
        Boo hoo hoo! Nobody is helping me!  :'(

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        Re: Asus P5GC-MX/1333 w/ Celeron won't stay asleep
        « Reply #3 on: March 30, 2010, 01:07:29 PM »
        As I've said in other threads, neither Sleep nor Hibernate were ever truly perfected. They work fine on some systems and are problematical on others. Rather than sleep, have you tried setting the hd and display to power down after a defined period of inactivity?

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          Re: Asus P5GC-MX/1333 w/ Celeron won't stay asleep
          « Reply #4 on: March 30, 2010, 01:20:31 PM »
          As I've said in other threads, neither Sleep nor Hibernate were ever truly perfected. They work fine on some systems and are problematical on others. Rather than sleep, have you tried setting the hd and display to power down after a defined period of inactivity?

          That's good to hear. At least it's not just me.

          I was driving myself crazy trying to think of what I could have missed. I was beginning to wonder if some Windows scheme was overriding BIOS.

          I think your idea is as good as it gets because putting it to sleep (S3) is just a waste of time. Sometimes I don't even get out of the room before it comes back on, and it's always on when I come back in the morning.

          So if I don't want to shut down and have to reload all my work, and I don't want to have the HDD running all night, your suggestion is going to have to be the next best compromise.

          Thanks

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          Re: Asus P5GC-MX/1333 w/ Celeron won't stay asleep
          « Reply #5 on: March 30, 2010, 01:28:15 PM »
          Have you tried a warm glass of milk right before bedtime ? ?
             
           
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            Re: Asus P5GC-MX/1333 w/ Celeron won't stay asleep
            « Reply #6 on: March 30, 2010, 01:50:37 PM »
            I'll ask it if it would like a glass!  :rofl:

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            Re: Asus P5GC-MX/1333 w/ Celeron won't stay asleep
            « Reply #7 on: March 30, 2010, 04:47:22 PM »
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            Re: Asus P5GC-MX/1333 w/ Celeron won't stay asleep
            « Reply #8 on: March 30, 2010, 04:50:02 PM »
            BTW - I assume you've checked scheduled tasks.

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              Re: Asus P5GC-MX/1333 w/ Celeron won't stay asleep
              « Reply #9 on: March 31, 2010, 01:46:59 AM »
              Oh my goodness! I just looked at Win7 Task Scheduler. It is SO much more complicated than in previous versions of Windows where you just had a tray icon that opened up to a handful of expected tasks.

              In Win 7 the list of scheduled tasks is quite overwhelming and full of technical tasks that are beyond me.

              But as I expected, there are a few tasks that are scheduled for the middle of the night. I say expected, because I have seen this in the past where programs like to download updates or the system likes to do things like defrags during downtime.

              The reason I have never paid attention to this in the past, is that if the computer is sleeping, it doesn't know the time for a task has arrived, and therefore cannot wake itself up to perform the task.

              This has always been the case for me in the past, and I never had a computer wake up for a scheduled task before, and neither do my other computers. Have things changed?