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When I put the computer to "sleep" it decides to come back on by itself. This happens frequently, but not all the time. What could be causing it to do this? Also, if I shut the computer down, completely, on occaion, when I try to log on the the interent, it won't let me and if I try to shut down to try again, it locks me in and I have to shut the computer down by pushing the on/off button, rather than using the icons to shut down. Then, of course I get the message that I shut down wrong. What casues this to happen? Is it a Vista problem? I never had this problem on my old computer which had XP.

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  • harjolupeg Nov 15, 2008

    The pc is a HP Pavilion Media Center m8400f and the vista is Windows Vista Home Premium

  • Shaun Plencner
    Shaun Plencner May 11, 2010

    what verison of vista and what type of pc







    Looking to Help U Shaun

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Sleep on Vista is a combination of Standby and Hibernate. First it will go into Standby and then later if a laptop it will go into Hibernate. Any movement of mouse or keyboard may cause it to wake up.
Some computers will wake on Lan. If you have ethernet connected this may be the cause. You can turn this off by using Device Manager - Hardware - Select ethernet adapter - driver - Advanced - look for Wake on Lan and Pattern Matching and disable this.
ALso check your BIOS settings and disable all Wake on XXX settings.

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