My settings are:
Screensaver (default windows) - 10 min.
Turn off monitor - 20 min.
Turn off disks - 30 min.
Standby - 45 min.
Hybernate - never.
The screensaver comes on at 10 minutes. But the computer wakes up a couple of minutes later. The wake up time is between 1-5 min. after the screensaver activates. Then the cycle repeats.
I ran a complete McAfee virus scan and it didn't find anything. But immediately after running the scan, the computer started working properly. But that only lasted a couple of days. Then it went right back to its odd behavior. I ran the virus scan again, but this time it didn't do anything.
I unplugged the mouse and network connection. This had no effect. I also ran Pest Patrol, Ad Aware and Spybot. None caught anything significant. I have deleted cookies and offline internet content. No effect. I have changed the screensaver and power settings. No effect on the problem.
I checked for winfixer, ddabx.dll and ssqpp.dll, (as suggested in a couple of forums) but I don't see any evidence of those around. Well, at least I didn't see them, but then again I'm not exactly sure where they would reside.
I have read that you can go into power settings and turn off devices ability to wake up the computer, but I didn't see that option in my device manager window.
I have run HijackThis and can post the log file if someone can take a look at it.
And one more thing. I changed the screensaver time to 5 min. and the computer wakes up 2-3 minutes later. And if I change the screensaver timer to 15 min. the screensaver never comes on.
Does anybody have any ideas?
Edited by blackbush21, 14 May 2006 - 08:22 PM.