• Computer turns on at 9:58 AM EVERY DAY
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I built my ShuttleX media system and it can go into silent suspend mode (nothing runs but power is still delivered to ram so pressing the power button gets me back tot he desktop in less than five seconds) so I can sleep int he same room as it but for some reason it will turn on every morning at 9:58 AM and then go back to sleep at 10:02 AM. Nothing is configured to wake the system up for updates, CMOS auto-on or anything. It just turns on, dicks around doing nothing but wake me up on my day off for four minutes and then turns off. If I do anything while it is on, it will stay awake until it's configured to automatically go to sleep four hours later.
There's likely some program running on a schedule like WU, defrag, etc. WU can be a bitch because even though you tell it to STAY THE FUCK OFF, it interprets it as "oh hai, I saw you disable me, well for your own safety (because you're obv. dumb) I will re-enable myself :downs:" You could try running the sysinternals disk access monitor and see which files/services are being run at the time of it waking up.
Okay, I was kind of wrong. First, the clock is off two minutes. Second Windows Update is set to check for updates every Monday at 10 AM. Thing is however is that it's doing it every morning. Seeing that this was a feature more than a bug I changed it to Mondays at 1AM. Now when it wakes the system up to check for updates....it fucking leaves the system awake all day. Great. Now what? [editline]21st February 2012[/editline] Yes, I did try reverting back to 10AM but even then it will wake up and do its jazz every day, then stay awake so now it's worse.
disallow windows update from waking it up in the first place??
[QUOTE=dbk21894;34805732]disallow windows update from waking it up in the first place??[/QUOTE] Assuming that means switching Automatic Updates off, done. Then this morning it woke up anyways.
Is it the media guide in windows media center? seen that cause all sorts of derp when it auto-updates.
Media Guide seems to only update the listings when the system is awake and that I have seen, will not wake the system up to revise the channel listing when it knows you are not using the system. [quote] You could try running the sysinternals disk access monitor and see which files/services are being run at the time of it waking up. [/quote] Well we can say now that it IS Windows Update because if I change the time for it to check, the system wakes up at that time (only after I changed that the system forgot to go back to sleep after updating which at the very least I want back).
Okay, at random it has gone back to turning itself on for a few minutes and then going back to sleep. I'm leaving the system the fuck alone.
You might be better off changing it from going into that light sleep mode into hibernation. Yea it will take longer to bring it out but it wont do anything until you press a key or button.
S3 mode is still better than hibernation for a box that's dedicated for streaming media. It does mean I can't wake the system up from the power button on the remote but to go from using no power and making no noise to up and ready in five seconds is worth it. Edit: Fuck. It's not going back to sleep again.
BuMP. I think I got it. I forgot that Windows had event logging like any other competent OS. Every day at around 10AM, the application logged got spammed with errors from the Bonjour Service. [code]Task Scheduling Error: m->NextScheduledSPRetry <numerival value>[/code] Well that's in integral part of iTunes. I guess it would not hurt to uninstall iTunes since I no longer need it. We'll see what this does. Edit: Sneaky bastard. The Bonjour Service was not uninstalled when I removed iTunes. Edit: Oh, it's....not part of iTunes?
Well that fixed the bonjour errors but now the system is finally waking up because...Media Center Scheduler wants it to! It's downloading TV listings. I'm not sure how to change that.
[QUOTE=MIPS;35037407]Well that fixed the bonjour errors but now the system is finally waking up because...Media Center Scheduler wants it to! It's downloading TV listings. I'm not sure how to change that.[/QUOTE] It might not be related, but you could try changing the 'automatic download' times in WMC settings.
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