Computer keeps waking up

I can't make my computer stay asleep.  When I go to bed I put it in sleep mode but in the morning it's awake!  I put it to sleep a couple hours ago and when I returned home it was awake again.  I think it wakes up after about 60-90 minutes.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Do you have a mouse with a little bug in a USB port?  These can wake up a computer. An ordinary mouse if it vibrates (buildings can vibrate) can wake up a computer, although this is less likely.
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jcimarronCommented:
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Or you may have set up some application to turn on (or report something) during the night.
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nobusCommented:
are there any wireless devices connected?  turn wifi off then to test
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mikecox_Author Commented:
I've given all these some though; before posting this question.  I thought maybe my back was doing but last week I was up at 3am and but it back to sleep and when I woke it was back on again; my back ups start at 1a.

I r/o wifi because it is always on and this is a relatively recent issue.

My trackball in plugged directly into a USB, so I don't think it that.

Is there a log, or something, that shows computer activity?
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nobusCommented:
>>  I r/o wifi because it is always on and this is a relatively recent issue.  <<  wrong  - you can't be sure without testing it
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mikecox_Author Commented:
Ok, so when I go to bed tonight and I should  disconnect from wifi before putting my computer to sleep?

I'll do that, and get back to you.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Try disconnecting Wi-Fi as you are suggesting and see if that stops the computer from waking up.

You can try reinstalling the Wi-Fi driver as well.
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nobusCommented:
that'ss what i would do - if alone to be sure it is not the wi-fi
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mikecox_Author Commented:
Ok, I unplugged my router last night and when I approached my computer this next morning it was still asleep; for the first time in a long time!

So that tells me it could be Carbonite, or some other service; that I've forgotten about.  Can we get closer?  Is there a way to ID the culprit?
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Take at look at Task Scheduler (Admin Tools in Windows) and see what is scheduled to run overnight.  That may tell you.

Some tools have their own schedulers so you need to look at those separately.
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nobusCommented:
use event viewer, and look for the date/time what applications did run
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mikecox_Author Commented:
The good news is that is hasn't happened again since I toggled my WiFi off and on.
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mikecox_Author Commented:
That's what I was looking for; how to ID the culprit! Thanks
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nobusCommented:
tx for feedback
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