Q. How can I list all devices that are capable of waking my machine from sleep?

A. Run

powercfg -devicequery wake_armed

to see all devices that are allowed to wake your machine. An example run of the command from my system is shown here.

C:\>powercfg -devicequery wake_armed
Microsoft USB Dual Receiver Wireless Mouse (IntelliPoint)
Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller
Microsoft USB Dual Receiver Wireless Keyboard (IntelliType Pro)
Hide comments


  • Allowed HTML tags: <em> <strong> <blockquote> <br> <p>

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.