unwanted powering up

Fujitsu-siemens / Media center
January 20, 2009 at 06:57:22
Specs: Vista Home premium, Intel2.8/2Gb
Our media centre - a little used item at the moment - has an annoying habit of powering up from sleep for no apparent reason. It's set so that the LAN cannot (shouldn't) 'revive' it, there are no programmes ready to record but it still starts up, usually as soon as something else is happening on the network. What else should I check for to stop it from waking up?

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#1
January 20, 2009 at 07:26:41
Where did you set it, LAN properties, configure, advanced? If not, go there.

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#2
January 20, 2009 at 08:04:32
Thanks for reply. There are no 'wake on' settings under the 'advanced' tab for the wireless adapter - as it's been disabled in the BIOS they don't appear.

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#3
January 20, 2009 at 08:40:52
Do you have Windows updates set to automatic at a certain time ?

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#4
January 20, 2009 at 08:56:49
No, it's not set to a particular time, it's on the second option 'download but choose when....'

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#5
January 20, 2009 at 08:59:10
Even that could posssibly bring the computer out of standby. There are many other possibilities as well-do you have an anti virus program set to update automatically ? Check task scheduler to see what tasks are scheduled.

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#6
January 20, 2009 at 09:14:20
Hmmm, Task scheduler seems to be a bit more hidden in Vista - there's no Systray icon for it so where is it?

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#7
January 20, 2009 at 09:17:13
Found it - definitely not as user-friendly as previous versions, shall have a trawl through the 14(!!!) items listed... Many thanks for the pointer.

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