Why does my Windows 7 computer wake itself up from sleep mode?

martin1223 October 15, 2011
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My Inspiron 580 desktop computer awakes out of the sleep mode without me prompting it. I have software that reminds me of appointments. I want the computer to stay in sleep mode until that software wakes it up to announce an appointment of mine or to wake me up to my favorite music. When I first set up the computer, it worked fine, but after many downloads and changes some software is waking the computer up after a few seconds to a minute.

I went to Windows and Microsoft forums and tried several suggestions and none worked:

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I finally decided to do a complete reinstall of Windows 7 64-bit Home Premium version due to other issues. I discovered that the compute awoke when I prompted it by my commands and not by itself. However, when I installed the necessary Windows updates, it woke itself up. Do you have a resolution to this annoying problem?

OS Name Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Version 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601
Other OS Description Not Available
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name CINDY-PC
System Manufacturer Dell Inc.
System Model Inspiron 580
System Type x64-based PC
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU 540 @ 3.07GHz, 3067 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date Dell Inc. A06, 7/6/2010
SMBIOS Version 2.6
Windows Directory C:\Windows
System Directory C:\Windows\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume2
Locale United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = “6.1.7601.17514”
User Name Cindy-PC\Martin
Time Zone Eastern Daylight Time
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 4.00 GB
Total Physical Memory 3.80 GB
Available Physical Memory 1.58 GB
Total Virtual Memory 7.61 GB
Available Virtual Memory 4.99 GB
Page File Space 3.80 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys

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