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    Default Standby Hell - Version Two

    Ever since the now-famous BIOS fix for the "resume from S3 standby" problem, my system has been absolutely fine. Until recently...
    A few days ago, I noticed that it is spontaneously waking from standby every two hours for 2 minutes. I suspected some MCE issues, but have found no specific culprit in the task scheduler. While in (S3) standby, the system will spontaneously wake up every two hours and then put itself back to sleep after a couple of minutes. The system event logs show the system waking up exactly 2 hours after I put it into standby. It posts a resource publication, a couple of TCPIP events, then says the system has resumed from sleep. Then there is a User PNP event, a Browser event, another resource publication event, then it shows the system entering sleep mode again. The whole thing takes exactly 2 minutes (to the second). Two hours later, it does the same thing (as long as I didn't wake it up manually in that interval).
    I cannot find anything in the task scheduler that allows the system to be woken up. And I certainly DO NOT want the system to wake up from standby unless I press the keyboard!
    Does anyone know how I can track down whatever is causing this to happen???
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    Default Re: Standby Hell - Version Two

    Media Center guide updating the TV schedule? Anti-virus update check? Firewall update check? Java update check? Adobe update check? IE/Outlook/Firefox/Thunderbird program or addons update checks? Windows Defender checks? Anti-spyware update check? Email check?

    Just throwing out ideas. . . .I don't know if any of these are listed in the Task Scheduler or not.

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    Check the Power Management tab in the Device Manager's Realtek Network Adapter if it is able to wake up the computer.
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    Yeah, I tried all that. Nothing in task scheduler appears to have the ability to wake the system. And all auto-wake capabilities are disabled in BIOS, except keyboard. Checked everything in the device mangler and no wake-up abilities are enabled. There must be some way to trace the activity of an app that forces a wake up state?? I guess I could start disabling programs and see if I can make it stop. I don't even use MCE, so that damn thing better not be the culprit.
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    Yes, I was about to suggest maybe something in the network is scanning the system every two hours. Anything such as above mentioned can wake the board as well

    Wake by LAN disabled in the BIOS?

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    I've checked BIOS settings a few times...nothing is enabled to allow waking except the keyboard.
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    I think the Vista built-in HDD defragmenter tool has an automatic scheduler setting that perhaps has not been disabled. I don't know if it could wake a sleeping computer though.

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    Ya, there is quite a few things that could bring it out of standby software wise. Not sure what all those would be out of Vista's actual apps though. Screensaver for sure can, but I am not sure what else could. Being as it happens every 2 hours exactly I would think it is something software wise or within the network. I dont think a BIOS error would cause it to be so exact

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    But is there at least some way to track what brings it out of sleep? I've searched through the event logs, but what I see in the system logs doesn't tell me what is causing it, just shows that it is happening.
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    Check with Windows Defender, Tools, Software Explorer. There you will see every program running during startup and in fore/background.
    Disable one by one, for sure you will be able to find the culprit.
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