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My laptop keeps waking itself up from sleep mode....

by evelani / September 27, 2008 11:25 AM PDT

Hi there all, I have a Toshiba Satellite A201 with Vista SP1. I've set the laptop to Sleep when the power button is pressed, and it does so just fine, but the problem is that it will bring itself out of sleep mode all by itself then go back into sleep mode after a while. It continues this routine periodically, so that all of a sudden I will notice the screen come on. I'm thinking maybe I've missed a setting somewhere but can't seem to figure out what. I tend to use Hibernate more often that I want to to avoid this, but takes longer to soft-boot when I want to get back to work. Does anyone have any suggestions? I've googled this prob. but I only get thousands of entries coming up telling me what sleep mode is and how to enable it. Thanks for reading!

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Make sure there are no devices attached...
by fbbbb / September 28, 2008 5:32 PM PDT

... which could bring the computer out of standby.

Common ones include mouse (moving it will trigger wakeup) and LAN (if it was set to "Allow this device to wake the computer" in the LAN adapter configuration), as well as forgotten entries in the Scheduled Tasks list.

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by evelani / September 28, 2008 10:47 PM PDT

Thanks for replying. Most likely the mouse, I'll check out your suggestions. Thanks again.

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