How to make Scheduled TV Recording Wake a Sleeping Computer?

Discussion in 'Windows Media Center' started by Josh, May 8, 2007.

  1. Josh

    Josh Guest

    I am really trying to conserve energy and I would like to do so by allowing
    my computer to sleep, or hibernate after a certain number of minutes of idle
    time. The only problem I am having is that if the computer is a sleep, it
    will skip my recordings and I will miss the shows that I have scheduled it to
    record for me. I know there is a way to make certain processes wake a
    computer that is asleep, but I don't know how to do it so that Scheduled TV
    Recordings do it. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
     
    Josh, May 8, 2007
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  2. Josh

    Buellpilot Guest

    Your scheduled TV recordings are already set as an event that will
    wake your computer from standby, this is a standard feature.

    However, some hardware has difficulty waking properly.
    First of don't use hibernate, stick to standby/sleep.

    When configured for standby mode can you succesfully wake your
    computer using the power putton on the remote?
    (or if you dont have a remote the sleep button on your keyboard)

    Make sure that this works before going further.... then
    set a recording for 15mins in the future and put your PC to
    sleep and see if it wakes.

    Q? When in sleep mode are the fans/harddrive on your PC still spining
    or is it silent?
     
    Buellpilot, May 8, 2007
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