MCE Machine wakes and doesn't go back to sleep.

homestarmy

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Well my MCE machines wake when something like a virus scan is necessary and they end up staying on all day or night.

I don't know why this didn't dawn on me before, but I can just tell them to go on hibernate after 30 minutes of inactivity, right?

And I need to choose hibernate, not standby, correct? Hibernate is what will keep the current state if I understand correctly.

Also, please someone let me know if they find a way to wake up a machine over wireless, thanks!
 

homestarmy

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So I tested it, it went to sleep, but it can't be woke up with the remote. I am testing to see if it will wake up to record a show when in hibernate.

Should I be using standby instead or something?
 

aidanjm

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Originally posted by: homestarmy
So I tested it, it went to sleep, but it can't be woke up with the remote. I am testing to see if it will wake up to record a show when in hibernate.

Should I be using standby instead or something?

are there options pertaining to standby in your BIOS?
 

FlyingPenguin

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You don't want hibernate. You want sleep (standby) mode. If it's hibernating it won't wake from the remote and it won't record any scheduled programs.

I am not sure if MCE will allow you to schedule standby mode. There's a lot going on in the background. I Never tried it on my MCE systems. I usually put them to sleep myself (using the MCE power button on the MCE remote) and it's usually still asleep the next time I fire it up.