Looking again at Iain’s PC starting up by itself – Pt 3

03/03/21 – Iain said it wakened again at 19.43.

Downloaded logs and only suspect thing is in the System Log where the PC resumed from sleep at 19.43 on the 2nd (not 3rd) – no other logs then at 19.43 on the 3rd the PC changes the time. I understand that Windows may confirm the time from the BIOS clock/ Online then set its own time, BUT its a strange coincidence that the times are identical!

From Ians SYstem Log..
02/03/2021 19:43:33 – The system has resumed from sleep

03/03/2021 19:43:50 – The system time has changed to ‎2021‎-‎03‎-‎03T19:43:50.500000000Z from ‎2021‎-‎03‎-‎02T19:43:33.354680400Z. Change Reason: System time synchronized with the hardware clock. Process: ” (PID 4).

The time side by side to compare…‎
2021‎-‎03‎-‎03T19:43:50.500000000Z
‎2021‎-‎03‎-‎02T19:43:33.354680400Z

From a week or so previous I looked at the devices that could waken the PC and disabled them all…

REF: https://www.ghacks.net/2013/12/31/find-pc-wakes-stop/#:~:text=powercfg%20%2Dlastwake%20displays%20the%20last,lists%20all%20active%20wake%20timers.

C:\Windows\system32>powercfg -devicequery wake_programmable
HID-compliant consumer control device
HID Keyboard Device
Killer E2200 Gigabit Ethernet Controller
Xbox Gaming Device
HID-compliant mouse
HID-compliant system controller
HID Keyboard Device (002)
HID-compliant vendor-defined device (001)
HID-compliant consumer control device (001)
HID Keyboard Device (005)
HID Keyboard Device (007)
HID-compliant vendor-defined device (002)
NVIDIA USB Type-C Port Policy Controller
HID Keyboard Device (009)

C:\Windows\system32>powercfg -waketimers
There are no active wake timers in the system.

C:\Windows\system32>powercfg -a
The following sleep states are available on this system:
Standby (S3)
Hibernate
Hybrid Sleep
Fast Startup

The following sleep states are not available on this system:
Standby (S1)
The system firmware does not support this standby state.

Standby (S2)
    The system firmware does not support this standby state.

Standby (S0 Low Power Idle)
    The system firmware does not support this standby state.

25/02/21 Disabled ALL bewow devices that could waken the PC…
powercfg -devicedisablewake HID-compliant consumer control device
powercfg -devicedisablewake “HID Keyboard Device”
powercfg -devicedisablewake “Killer E2200 Gigabit Ethernet Controller”
powercfg -devicedisablewake “Xbox Gaming Device”
powercfg -devicedisablewake “HID-compliant mouse”
powercfg -devicedisablewake “HID-compliant system controller”
powercfg -devicedisablewake “HID Keyboard Device (002)”
powercfg -devicedisablewake “HID-compliant vendor-defined device (001)”
powercfg -devicedisablewake “HID-compliant consumer control device (001)”
powercfg -devicedisablewake “HID Keyboard Device (005)”
powercfg -devicedisablewake “HID Keyboard Device (007)”
powercfg -devicedisablewake “HID-compliant vendor-defined device (002)”
powercfg -devicedisablewake “NVIDIA USB Type-C Port Policy Controller”
powercfg -devicedisablewake “HID Keyboard Device (009)”

Looking again at Iain’s PC starting up by itself

13/02/21

Searched on Advanced System Settings, and under – Advanced – STart-up and Recovery, Unticked ‘Automatically Restart’.

In device Manager,>Keyboards, in each of 5 HID Keyboard Devices > POwer Management Tab unticked ‘allow this device to wake the computer’.

Run NVidia GeForce Experience, v3.21.0.36 opened and automatically started updating itself!

Performed the Download then clicked the ‘EXPRESS Installation Button….

Installation was completed, BUT the driver Version No never changed, so I guess I have just re-installed the driver !!

Iain’s PC – Keeps waken up from sleep / shutdown

09/02/21, connected to PC via TV. Downloaded Event logs to my C:\temp.

Done a ‘powercfg -lastwake’ to find out why it woke last time, but there where no details…
C:\Windows\system32>powercfg -lastwake
Wake History Count – 1
Wake History [0]
Wake Source Count – 0

No obvious faults in event logs at 1st look, so disabled USB wake timers (apps etc that can waken pc), and disabled the Mouse’s USB device Power Management Tab’s ‘Allow this device to wake the computer’.

Have left keyboards as-is!