Laptop being weird

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  1. Marty

    Marty Well-Known Member

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    I always shut down my laptop after using it, but lately it keeps waking itself up and going into sleep mode. So when I wake up in the morning, the lights on the front are blinking away. I'm the only one with access to it.
     
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    Is it windows 10?
     
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    Haunted, I reckon!
     
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    Marty Well-Known Member

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    Yeah. Windows 10 home edition
     
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    There are updates at the moment did u postpone them for a different time
     
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    Marty Well-Known Member

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    No, I've done the updates and still happens.
     
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    Have you tried the usual Malware Bytes scans?

    Although if its fully powered off, for something to power it on again it would be pretty extreme.
     
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    I've seen it happen in desktops where you shut down and it decides to come back on of its own accord, tends to be the power supply on the way out and replacing it sorts it right out. Not sure if the theory applies on laptops as obviously components aren't as easily swapped out.
     
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    Rich Will the real Dale Evans please stand up

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    This happens with my xbox. 6am this morning it switched itself on.
     
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    Marty Well-Known Member

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    I've ran a virus check and came back clear.
     
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    does it still happen if you disable your laptop wifi comms?
     
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    Hard to diagnose without knowing the laptop model, software setup, which devices you might have attached, any recent changes you might have made etc etc etc. Someone else's little help guide: Windows 10 won't shut down - fix - Win10 FAQ
    Personally, I might suggest one possible simple solution: if you tend to use the laptop with the power supply attached, first fully charge the laptop, then disconnect it from the power supply and only then try shutting down. Restart with the laptop disconnected from the power supply and off you go. I've seen that work on some dell laptops.
     
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    F.A.O Nick. Wingy has asked me to message you, he has tried a factory restore on Chrome and although this site is recognising his forum name its not recognising his password. Any idea what's happening.
     
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    Has he tried a password reset?
     
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    wingy Well-Known Member

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    It's ok now and managed to get on thanks
    Been having trouble with Chrome and my what's app keeps dropping out as soon as I open the chat. Grrrr!!
     
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    Is that on your phone or the web whatsapp?
     
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    wingy Well-Known Member

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    Phone .:$
     
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    Sorted
    Nothing shown but ran the trusted malware bytes and resolved
    Should have gone straight there I guess. B-)
     
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    ....hmmmm, what you been looking at, wingy?!?!
     
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    Absolutely nowt for about two years
    Lol
    The laptop is so slow it's too frustrating !!:p
     
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