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28-09-2009 18:23
lgbzone
Quote:
Originally Posted by Grizzly
Touch wood I might have discovered what is causing this and- possibly- even sorted it.

Apparently any changes in light levels can cause an optical mouse to wake the computer . In lieu of a mouse blanket ( or a patchwork quilt -there's a project for the van) it suggests removing the check on the "Always Allow this Device to Wake the Computer" in the power management section of the Device manager (Mouse).

Also apparently activity on the network can cause it and there is a similar tag to stop that waking the computer, in the same place under Network Adapter.

Clearly this is something that Windows have met before !

Thanks all,

G
Hi

Check in the bios as well, you'll find a couple of options such as 'wol' wake on lan etc

Lee
27-09-2009 22:28
Grizzly
Quote:
Originally Posted by loughrigg
Perhaps I've just been lucky.
Mike
I suspect that when it is preloaded on a new machine there are far fewer problems than there are when it is loaded onto a machine already running a previous operating system.

This time, apart from documents, I've not transferred anything from my old machine and have gone for Vista compliant software and drivers from day 1.

Fingers etc crossed all is well so far.....!

G
27-09-2009 22:06
loughrigg
Quote:
Originally Posted by GerryD
Vista is the most unreliable, quirky and irritating operating system that Microsoft have ever marketed.
Gerry
I bought a Toshiba Equium laptop pre-loaded with Vista a bit over a year ago. My preference would have been for a machine running XP Pro to fit in with the desktops I also use and because of the horror stories going around about Vista.

A year on, I've had no significant problems with Vista - its been stable and done everything I've wanted it to using most of the Office suite of programs. Actually, I've had many more problems with the machines running XP Pro.

Perhaps I've just been lucky.

Mike
27-09-2009 21:58
Grizzly Touch wood I might have discovered what is causing this and- possibly- even sorted it.

Apparently any changes in light levels can cause an optical mouse to wake the computer . In lieu of a mouse blanket ( or a patchwork quilt -there's a project for the van) it suggests removing the check on the "Always Allow this Device to Wake the Computer" in the power management section of the Device manager (Mouse).

Also apparently activity on the network can cause it and there is a similar tag to stop that waking the computer, in the same place under Network Adapter.

Clearly this is something that Windows have met before !

Thanks all,

G
27-09-2009 21:38
bobbylob Check your windows updates settings - you may find it's set to update at some God-awful hour like 3 in the morning - this will wake your pc from sleep.

Any antivirus will do the same...

Always make sure they're set to a day time hour...

27-09-2009 21:28
Grizzly
Quote:
Originally Posted by GerryD
Still using XP professional and Office 97.
Gerry
If you're talking bugs then Office must hold the record. I've just bought a new copy of Word with this machine and it is SO much better than the 2000 version I was using. That had so many little quirks and foibles that I was the only one who could use it.

I've still got a box file in the corner of my room with all the correspondence and accounts of phone calls to and from Cliff Stanford when I moved to Demon in the early 90s. And then came Turnpike and wow! So advanced. Talk about steep learning curve !

G
27-09-2009 21:20
GerryD
Quote:
Originally Posted by barryd
Quote:
Originally Posted by GerryD
The big benefit is that as you have just bought it you are entitled to a free upgrade to Windows 7 next month. Then you will have an operating system that works properly.
Vista is the most unreliable, quirky and irritating operating system that Microsoft have ever marketed.
Gerry
Windows Millenium edition comes a close second! I work in IT and unless we are positively forced by a customer we wont supply Vista on a new (business) system. Still supplying PC systems with XP Pro Service pack 3. It works and doesnt come back to haunt us!.
Same here, our IS will not support Vista even though we sell them in their hundreds of thousands. Still using XP professional and Office 97.
Gerry
27-09-2009 18:07
Grizzly
Quote:
Originally Posted by GerryD
Vista is the most unreliable, quirky and irritating operating system that Microsoft have ever marketed.
Gerry
Crikey ! I've used all systems since punched cards and was just congratulating myself on how nice Vista is ! I don't keep up with changes theses days and didn't realsie 7 was so close.

Quote:
Originally Posted by barryd
Windows Millenium edition comes a close second! .
I was just about to say that. I never got on with NT however but seem to be the only person in the universe who did not.

Thanks EJD but the Sleep option is convenient as it means I can leave windows open and programs running but still save a bit of electricity. I suspect the huge screen of this one takes twice as much as the last one.

The wretched thing is behaving like a small child at bedtime. I turn it off,come back and find it alight and humming, come back later and find it ( guiltily ? ) just closing itself down. It has a secret life. Perhaps I signed up to one too many registration programs yesterday and it is working for the CIA on the quiet?

G
27-09-2009 17:34
barryd
Quote:
Originally Posted by GerryD
The big benefit is that as you have just bought it you are entitled to a free upgrade to Windows 7 next month. Then you will have an operating system that works properly.
Vista is the most unreliable, quirky and irritating operating system that Microsoft have ever marketed.
Gerry
Windows Millenium edition comes a close second! I work in IT and unless we are positively forced by a customer we wont supply Vista on a new (business) system. Still supplying PC systems with XP Pro Service pack 3. It works and doesnt come back to haunt us!.
27-09-2009 16:55
EJB We never use shortcuts....just the on/off switch.
It always works and doesn't cost a penny
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