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July 18, 2013 2:32:19 PM

So I just put myself together a computer for the first time and besides the typical errors and everything else that comes along with computers I noticed a very strange occurrence. My computer would be completely off or asleep and then randomly turn on or restart saying there was an error. The error was windows power-kernel event ID 41 task category 63. I was thinking about it and my mini-fridge which is plugged into the same power strip as my pc has affected my digital to analog audio converter from my laptop before and was wondering if it kicking on and off would send a spike to my pc and cause it to come on.
My hardware is as follows:

    CPU: 4770K running stock
    RAM: 16GB Corsair Dominator Platinum 2400
    SSD: 256GB Samsung 840 Pro
    HDD: 4TB WD Black
    Cooler: Corsair H100i
    Power Supply: Corsair AX860i
    Case: Corsair 600T Graphite
    OS: Windows 8 Professional

Any thoughts or input would be much appreciated thanks. Also I have no problems when the computer is on, just when it is off or asleep.
July 18, 2013 2:53:40 PM

That is a distinct possibility. It is generally not good to have cyclical, high-drain appliances on the same circuit as a PC or other delicate electronics.
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July 18, 2013 2:58:58 PM

Yeah from what little electrical engineering classes I've taken thus far in college I kinda figured, unfortunately my apartment bedroom has very few outlets. I managed to get all the stuff out of it and unplugged it. Ill update this if the computer can sleep longer than me tonight.
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July 19, 2013 7:11:58 AM

So I unplugged my refrigerator and about half an hour after I shut down my computer it was turning itself back on, I went and turned it off again and about 30 seconds later back on again so I turned it off and flipped the psu switch. Any ideas why this would happen? I'm looking into getting a good surge protector for it but could it be anything else like the mouse or keyboard?
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July 19, 2013 7:17:01 AM

Reset its BIOS to defaults; at the very least make sure there isn't an alarm set. Check any Wake-on-LAN settings, and make sure mouse and/or keyboard activity are not set to turn the machine on (I usually have this feature turned on, but it might be a nuisance if vibration or other interference keeps turning your machine on).
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July 20, 2013 9:30:47 AM

I checked the bios and switched over the power strip to a cyber power surge protector and I think that helped however I let the computer sleep and it kept waking up then when it went back to sleep it would take a little while then wake up again. I received these two errors

    These Files will be sent to microsoft
    C:\WINDOWS\Minidump071913-9484-01.dmp
    C:\Users\Me\appdata\local\Temp\WER-11734-0.sysdata.xml
    C:\Windows\MEMORY.DMP
    and
    C:\WINDOWS\Minidump072013-7578-01.dmp
    C:\Users\Me\appdata\local\Temp\WER-12937-0.sysdata.xml
    C:\Windows\MEMORY.DMP

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July 20, 2013 9:36:20 AM

I also have a bugcheck of 0x0000009f (0x0000000000000003, 0xfffffa8010229330, 0xfffff88002a5b7f0, 0xfffffa800f842990).
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July 20, 2013 9:41:32 AM

I can't think of what it's called atm, but did you load that Intel software that periodically wakes up a PC to check social networks and email? If you did, uninstall that (unless you want it).
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July 20, 2013 9:46:36 AM

Intel Smart Connect? No I don't have that installed.
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July 20, 2013 10:14:54 AM

And actually those error said that they caused my computer to restart and not just wake up
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July 20, 2013 10:17:27 AM

sorry for all the updates but what seems to be causing the machine to wake up from sleep is "Reset to device, \Device\RaidPort0, was issued."
[Update] I fixed this problem I think, all I did was turn off the power save settings for the pci express linkstate power management and it seemed to work for now. I don't know if that will fix the other problem or not though.
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