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…‎

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)
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


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!

Sidlaws walk – me & Jas and Iain – Sunday 16/12/2018

Another outing to the Sidlaws. Saturdays weather was horrendous with mostly very heavy rain and wind in Forfar, but snow elsewhere. The intended walk was to be the Airlie Monument, but saw so much snow behind Forfar when I was leaving to collect Iain that I thought it wise to avoid any snowy roads.
On arrival, the Balkello car park was like sheet ice – the sun was out and probabljy causing the glaze over the snow.

Iain thinking about the climb ahead… or a modelling career maybe!

Iain modelling off my Trilby before the climb

Once we hit the hills, the snow that was lying in the paths/tracks was mostly turning slushy, although some places were harder snow and slippy, and made for very difficult walking.

Iain on Balluderon Hill modelling off my Trilby

We only done Auchterhouse Hill & Balluderon Hill then back to the car but all in the snowy walk I feel was more physically challenging than doing all 3 tops in good weather.

Some selfies (since Iain likes them so much)…


And finally some noce photos during the walk…

Maspie Den then on to East Lomond Hill – 18/11/18

Date of Ascent: 18/11/18

Parking: Centre For Stewardship car park

Car parking Landranger Grid Ref at: (NO 247 074) KY15 7AF

Car parking Landranger Grid Ref: NO 2472 0747

Car parking OpenStreetMap: 56.25375, -3.21654




Grid Ref: (Bing Maps): NO 24409 06203



Time Taken: 2 hrs 30 mins


1st time to what is a hidden gem at Falkland village. Accompanied by Iain & Jasper (the Border Collie), we parked at the Centre For Stewardship car park.

A very busy car park and a very busy route. We passed a lot of walkers, and stopped numerous times for Iain to a posing photograph, and were overtaking many times.

1st stop was the the dark tunnel,

dark tunnel


then a little further on by a bridge, a nice little waterfall with a long fallen tree lying across it.

Iain posing at fallen tree

Jas taking a big drink

The highlight of the Maspie Den walk is the 2nd  waterfall – Yad Waterfall, that has a path behind and underneath it and very impressive – I would think partly natural, partly man made!

Iain posing under the Yad waterfall

A short climb up hill after this 2nd waterfall the path split, the right split taking most of the crowd back to the car park and the left split heading to the car park between East & West Lomond hills. We took the left split head into the car park. Just before the car park we came out onto the road then decided to take a toilet break at the car park anyhow.

Then on to East Lomond – a nice gradual incline until the base of East Lomond is reached, then it gets a bit more challenging. Room at Marker Point on top of the hill for Iain to get some more photo shots!

From the top, it is a steep descent all the way back to the village. The initial descent is really steep and Iain enjoyed seeing the not-so-clever mountain biker fall-off his bike numerous times!

We arrived back at the car park and Iain wanted to take a look at what looked like an old ruined building a short walk from the car park. We found in fact, not a ruin but a Mausoleum and quite impressive.

A short drive from the car park and we finished off at the Lomond Inn in Falkland for a bar lunch (3.30!). Iain wasn’t to happy as the Steak Pie he fancied from the menu outside wasn’t on as they never got their daily delivery or some reason. He chose the roast beef instead and wasn’t impressed with what looked like roast beef taking from a Tesco packed and covered in gravy.

He was impressed though with the Mars Attack cake that he got a short drive later from Kingsway Farm in Dundee. I was robbed though as the gorgeous looking (dummy) cheesecake had sold out!

All-in-all, a very goo day out though for myself , Iain and Jasper.



Sidlaws walk – me & Jas and Iain – Saturday 20/10/2018

Iain back from Glasgow and staying with mum. He asked if I still go hill-walking – not near as much as I would like to I’d replied!  We arranged an afternoon walk up the Sidlaws, starting at Auchterhouse Hill, walking over Balkello to Craigowl.

A funny day weatherwise, starting grey then getting dark with the sun starting to poke though the clouds as we were heading back to car. It was windy all through the walk.  It Stayed dry though, whihc was the main thing.

After dropping off Craigowl heading to car park, we had to cross a field of cows. Jas was a bit wary, an there was a young calf in the field with a mother looking a bit nervous with us peeps  barging through their home, so we took a wide berth.

Some pics of the day taking on Iains iPhone….