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# 181282 8-Oct-2015 22:26
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I'll try and keep this brief and to the point.

Firstly I had the issue where if I put my pc to sleep or hibernate it would after 10 mins awake.
I disabled auto wake settings for the keyboards, mouse, bios settings, network adapter, everything in windows task scheduler. I also checked that only two devices could wake it (keyboard & IR usb receiver)

I eventually found the only to stop it waking is in the advanced power options to disable pc to auto wake to perform tasks.

However, I believe doing this will stop WMC waking to record as programme.

The pc also fails to go back to sleep after recording, or even will while performing it's tasks (whatever they may be). I have enabled sleep or hibernation after 10 mins of no activity but doesn't work.

Does anyone know a way of stopping the pc from waking, only allow WMC to wake it?

And how to get it back to sleep or hibernation?

Thanks

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  # 1402811 9-Oct-2015 06:39
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Try a clean install and see if it will work properly with just Windows installed?

Is it vanilla win 7? - There is another recent thread here, where someone is using win 10 with an unofficial version of wmc downloaded off the internet. He has a similar issue to you.




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  # 1402833 9-Oct-2015 08:07
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What app is waking it? The Windows logs will tell you.

Has this setup worked fine in the past or is it a new machine that's never worked?




 
 
 
 




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  # 1403237 9-Oct-2015 20:08
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Thanks for the replies.

I have looked at windows logs, and under power troubleshooter (which is the most recent action) it states 'wake source: unknown'.

It's a new machine, and first time Htpc build / setup.

Also forgot to mention that is windows 7, not sure what vanilla means tho.

I might try a fresh install, was just hoping for an easy fix.


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  # 1403264 9-Oct-2015 21:51
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Ah sorry! - "vanilla" just means "plain".





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  # 1403348 10-Oct-2015 09:53
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You definitely want the machine to allow tasks to wake the machine, otherwise you wont get any recordings if the machine is asleep.
To find out what woke the machine up use powercfg -lastwake
To see what is keeping it awake use powercfg -requests
One you know what is keeping the machine awake either correct the situation (eg reconfigure an application) or use
powercfg -requestsoverride to prevent them from being able to keep the machine up past it's bed time.










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  # 1403349 10-Oct-2015 09:57
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Also you might want to check out http://www.thegreenbutton.tv/forums/ if you are new to Windows Media Center.

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  # 1415702 28-Oct-2015 19:43
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Sorry I havent replied sooner.

I have tried power cfg, and didnt get much info. Ive just run it again.

Last wake: wake source count 0

requests: display 0, system 0, awaymode 0.

There was a couple of occasions when the computer would hibernate after x minutes. but now it wont at all.

 
 
 
 


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  # 1415797 28-Oct-2015 21:37
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That would indicate that it wasn't woken using acpi. You may need to check the bios configuration for WOL options waking it up at the hardware level.









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  # 1416543 29-Oct-2015 23:01
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Ah OK thanks.

In my BIOS, I think the only settings are under power management.

Resume by alarm: disabled

Hpet timer: enabled (not sure what this is)
Ac back: always off
Power on by keyboard: disabled
Power on by mouse: disabled
Erp: disabled

Are there other settings to check?


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  # 1416583 30-Oct-2015 07:27
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If you have a NIC built into the motherboard is there a section for 'integrated peripherals' or similar?









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  # 1417333 30-Oct-2015 20:26
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I'm sorry, I'm not sure what a NIC is.

My mobo is gigabyte ga-f2a88xm hd3
cpu: AMD A8 7600k

I thought this might be quicker than typing all of it:




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  # 1422624 6-Nov-2015 21:48
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Anyone able to help? It's getting quite annoying (esp for the waf) that using the harmony remote we have to keep going through the help guide because the PC is already on.

On another note, it will sometimes wake up and start making a high pitched noise. After some research it seems like it could either be video , CPU or mobo (I think).
A reset and it goes away. Not ideal tho



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  # 1431964 20-Nov-2015 20:05
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Anyone able to help? It keeps waking up from sleep and I cant find the cause.

I might just have to disable the wake timers, and not record anything. The WAF for the HTPC has gone downhill big time lol.

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  # 1431978 20-Nov-2015 20:45
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Did you do the fresh win 7 install?
Have you tried it with no other programs installed?




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  # 1431983 20-Nov-2015 21:18
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turb: Did you do the fresh win 7 install?
Have you tried it with no other programs installed?


No not yet. I was hoping for a solution that didnt require an fresh install, just in case something else goes wrong lol.

I guess I should try it tho as it's pretty irritating. Thanks 

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