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Computer will not wake from sleep, hard boot only solution

Question: Computer will not wake from sleep, hard boot only solution

I'm new to sevenforums and would appreciate the help of some of you. I have updated my user profile with all of the details and specs of my system that is having my issue.

Recently, my computer will not wake up from sleep mode. Once it enters sleep mode, the only way to get it functioning again is to hold the power button, completely shut it off, and then boot my system back up.

It appears as if everything starts back up once I open the lid or press the power button to wake it up, but the screen never turns back on. The fan starts up, the backlit keyboard lights up, the leds all blink, but nothing I try will turn the screen back on forcing me to press and hold the power button for a complete shut down.

I have reinstalled the latest Intel HD Graphics driver as well as the latest NVIDIA graphics driver (both the stable and beta release).

I do not get a blue screen or any sort of error. Upon the restart, I am not prompted with any error from windows or any signs of the forced shut down. I have been messing with this issue for a few days now and am asking for some help from the community here at sevenforums. If you need any additional info let me know.


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Answer: Computer will not wake from sleep, hard boot only solution

Try the steps here: Sleep Mode Problems - Vista Forums

I would also work through the Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7

Report back the results you find for more steps indicated.

As a last resort use the tool the pro's use to find the exact cause: Gathering a Startup, Shutdown, Sleep, Hibernate, or Reboot Trace - Windows 7 Forums

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Hi all, There are a number of posts regarding issues with power save: Not able to go to sleep mode, reboot etc.  I have completely lost an overview of where this solution was presented, so here's a recap of what worked for me: I have been digging through many posts on both here and on some of the other manufacturer's forum pages. I think the problem is in a large part related to the intel management engine version 11. Downgrading this to version 10 seem to solve the power management issue completely.  It isn't difficult to fix and should take you about 10 minutes.Note: I am writing this guide from a danish version of windows 10, so some of the translations may seem odd / wrong on a native english windows 10.Note: Your PC might explode, earth might be invaded by aliens if you follow my steps, so do it at you own risk, I am not responsible for any troubles you might run into afterwards! Go to Settings -> System -> Apps and functions. Find Intel Management Engine Interface and uninstall it.Go to and download the exeInstall it and reboot. I tried to go to power immediately afterwards and it didn't work, but it did after a reboot.Your yoga should be able to sleep once again.(optional) Use a tool from microsoft to disable updates to the management engine interface. th... Read more

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. . . Macrium Reflect "fix boot errors" is saving my A**!
Between updates, on Wake from Sleep, no Wake . . .. requires hard start . . . spinning dots . . . no boot . . . requires my Macrium Reflect intervention disk . . . "fix boot errors" . . . . System then actually does Start . . .
Anyone else . . . ? What is going on?

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computer gets stuck in a loop when waking from sleep mode. as always I have to hold the power button so I can get it out of the loop but this last time
something caught my attention when booting up. a error message bios had crashed and loaded backup bios files. I hope I can find the help I need to correct this issue.

info that may be useful.
motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-X79-UP4
bios date: 7/16/2012
processor: intel i7-3820 @4.0GHz
RAM- 16GB [NOTE: system info only shows 8GB]

will supply system summaries on request

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When I put my computer in sleep mode, it won't 'wake up'. I have to manually turn off the computer and then start it up again. This has happened twice. I'm not putting it into sleep mode until I find out what's wrong and that's exasperating as I normally leave my computer on all day so I can periodically play my games.

Answer:Computer won't 'wake up' after sleep mode with Windows 10, how can I wake it?

I'm having the exact same issue. No idea what to do.

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My PC is fairly new and I'm having problems with slow shutdowns/restarts and slow sleep/wakes. Recently it seems to fail waking altogether and restarts after a while instead. Usually during waking I just have a black screen for a long time before the reset/restart but sometimes I see the Windows log-in screen but it's unresponsive.
The problem predates my CPU undervolting and doesn't seem to change when I switch RAM settings back to Auto instead of XMP (I my RAM necessitates some kind of overclock in order to function at its rated speed).

Can anyone advise how to proceed? Thanks.
System specification below. This forum has a fantastic design that eliminates the form of pasted lists of information. That's just great for preventing people from reading it. I was worried someone might have read this information.
OS: Win 10 Pro 64-bitMainboard: ASUS Z170 Pro GamingCPU: Intel i7 6700 (6th gen), Stock HSF, Undervolt Offset -0.15 V, LLC 4RAM: Corsair LPX Vengeance 2x8GB DDR4-3000 (CMK16GX4M2B3000C15)Graphics: Gigabyte NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950Sys Drive: Samsung Evo 750 SSD, 250 GBData Drives: OCZ Vertex 2 SSD, 60 GB; WDC WD1002FAEX-00Y9A0, ~1 TB; WDC WD2003FZEX-00Z4SA0, ~2 TB; WDC WD2002FAEX-00MJRA0, ~2 TB; RAID 0, ~300 GB [Maxtor 6B160MO x 2]PSU: XFX TS 750W (P1-750S-NLB9)Bluetooth: Parani UD100 Bluetooth USB AdapterMonitor: LG 21.5" W2246S-BF 16:9 Wide LCD Monitor 1920x1080 5msLogitech G500 mouse, K120 keyboard.UEFI BIOS divergence from optimised default settingsAI Overclock Tune... Read more

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W7 PC wakes up from sleep every few minutes. It didn't use to. I am the builder / owner / sole user. Investigation done so far at the DOS prompt to establish the cause:

powercfg -devicequery wake_armed
(no results returned)

powercfg -waketimers
There are no active wake timers in the system

powercfg -lastwakeWake History Count - 1
Wake History [0]
Wake Source Count - 0Other ideas to try and establish the cause with please?

Many thanks.

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If I'm running utorrent when I put my W7 pc to sleep, after it wakes my external hardrive will become completely unresponsive. Usb hardrive at this point will not eject properly so I have to either unplug it unsafely or reboot PC to regain control of drive. If I remember to shut off Utorrent before I put PC to sleep, PC will wake fine with ex. hardrive working fine. Anyone know a fix for this so I can avoid having to turn Utorrent off first before I put my PC to sleep?

Answer:External hard drive unresponsive when wake from sleep

Quote: Originally Posted by leif

If I'm running utorrent when I put my W7 pc to sleep, after it wakes my external hardrive will become completely unresponsive. Usb hardrive at this point will not eject properly so I have to either unplug it unsafely or reboot PC to regain control of drive. If I remember to shut off Utorrent before I put PC to sleep, PC will wake fine with ex. hardrive working fine. Anyone know a fix for this so I can avoid having to turn Utorrent off first before I put my PC to sleep?

If you put your machine to sleep, then all programs are suspended, so there is absolutely no point in leaving them "running". Most especially not if this causes errors on waking.

Regards....Mike Connor

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I have 4 Internal HDDs installed, 3 are SATA and 1 IDE, Whenever I wake my PC from a hybrid sleep the IDE drive no longer responds (slave drive) It causes explorer to freeze for awhile as it tries to access and the HD light stays lit until I reboot the PC.

Also Im unable to shutdown properly or reboot when this happens, I have to do a hard reset or hold the power button. (attempting to do a normal restart / shutdown always gets stuck at "logging off").

I never use to have this problem before, it seems to of started after I enabled Intel AHCI in my bios recently, but I didnt think this would effect an IDE drive? The drive works fine before the PC goes to sleep and no SMART errors are reported in HD Tune etc.

Any ideas appreciated.

Answer:One of my hard drives wont wake from Hybrid sleep.

If you used the intel controller to set it to AHCI mode - did you install this driver from the gigaybyte site it will update the AHCI driver and should provide correct functionality- Intel SATA RAID Driver - - GIGABYTE - Motherboard - Socket 1366 - GA-EX58-UD3R (rev. 1.6) i think its the latest version or equivalent version of the Intel Rapid Storage driver which is needed even when you dont have raid enabled. Note Im not 100% sure here as i have no gigabyte board and i cant unpack the driver to check it.

You could also update to the latest driver for your video card - long shot fix.

Otherwise Switch back to ide mode - AHCI is only usefull for hot swapping hard drives - if you have no need there is no speed difference as most modern hard drives have this enabled automatically. W7 should find the original driver upon rebooting if you just reset from AHCI to IDE mode in the bios.

If you used the microsoft fix, to be sure of success, follow this path in the registry : HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Msahci - then right click start - modify and change from 0 to 3 - then go to bios and reset back to IDE mode and reboot.

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I have a External Seagate 2 Tb hard drive that after a while, will disconnect and I can't wake it by trying to access the drive in Explorer. I tried rebooting my computer but it doesn't show up anymore. The only solution it seems is to disconnect the drive and plug it back in.

Any advices?

I am on Windows 10

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I have a Dell Dimension E310 running Windows 7. I upgraded to Win7 about 5 months ago and then added a video card about 2 months ago. About the time I added the video card (NVIDIA GForce 8400 GS), my Dell stopped coming out of sleep mode. I have to hard power down and then I can restart. Only recently I've noticed that even when I shut down and let the machine sit for a few hours, it behaves the same when I push the power button as it does when I try to bring it out of sleep. Here is what happens in both cases (trying to come out of sleep or trying to start after shut down):

Power comes on to the computer (the fan starts, the lights on the box come on), however I don't hear the disk drive spin and the monitor doesn't wake up. If I hard power down and then re-power on, everything works just fine.

I have NOT upgraded my power supply and I guess the video card may be drawing more power. Could this be it? Could there be a capacitor that needs to have some charge to get things started and that is why it works on the second start, but not the first start? Or is this a bad hypothesis? Any suggestions out there?


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I've now installed a higher wattage power supply (430 W to replace the old 230 W) which should be more than enough. Unfortunately, symptoms are the same: If the machine is off for a few hours, it requires two tries to startup. Any thoughts or suggestions?

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I am unable to boot or wake up my Studio 1558 laptop. Here is everything that may be relevant to the issue.

I upgraded from Win7 to Win10 a few months ago.
The only issue I had after the upgrade was that coming out of sleep mode required a reboot a few times (but not every time).
About two weeks ago I put the computer in Sleep mode.
When I pressed power to wake it up:

The keyboard lit up
I hear the fan start
I hear the optical drive engage
I get a black screen.
I do not hear any beeps.

Pressing the power button again immediately shuts everything down.

Here is what I've tried to get a response:

Removed battery and AC then held down power button to discharge. Result: nothing.
Pressed Fn+F1 with an external monitor attached. Result: nothing.
Pressed D while powering. Result: Screen flashed different colors but didn't boot.
Pressed Fn+F5 while powering: Result: nothing
Created a Windows10 installation CD (on another computer) and tried to reboot so I could run Repair your computer. Result: nothing except now...

I can't eject the CD from the optical drive
Pressing D no longer flashes the screen

So I've tried everything I can find. Any help would be appreciated.

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Hi! Been pulling my hair out for a week with this. I am an advanced user who is totally stumped. This is a fresh install of Windows 7 Professional x64 with all drivers installed from x230 3435-22U having issues where if it goes to sleep. When the machine wakes up, SOMETIMES it allows me to move the mouse with no issues and continue to use the PC.  SOMETIMES, I have to use the touchscreen to move the mouse and then can continue using the trackpad. and SOMETIMES, it is totally frozen at the log-in screen and then powers down suddenly. Hardware diagnostics all check out just fine. I have also switched SATA in BIOS to 'compatibility' and upgraded the BIOS as recommended. I have also disabled AMT inside the BIOS. I'm really stumped here. Any advice is greatly appreciated. 

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Ever since I've installed a second hard drive in my T410, a Hitachi 250GB drive, my machine fails to wake from sleep (sometimes)... Then I have to do a hard reset. I had the same problem without the 2nd drive when I tried to use the HD Password in the BIOS and found out that it was something to do with the Crucial M4 drive I'm using. But this same problem is now happening ever since using the 2nd drive slot. Any ideas? I really like the extra storage space and don't want to remove it based on this problem. 

_____________________________________________________________________________________________________T410(2537) -- i7 620M - Intel HD GPU (1440 x 900) - 8GB RAM - 128GB Crucial M4 SSD - 250GB Hitachi HDD - Windows 7 & 8 Pro


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Answer:T410 fails to wake from sleep with 2nd Hard drive installed?

Quick update. It wakes up eventually if you leave the machine for about 40 seconds.

_____________________________________________________________________________________________________T410(2537) -- i7 620M - Intel HD GPU (1440 x 900) - 8GB RAM - 128GB Crucial M4 SSD - 250GB Hitachi HDD - Windows 7 & 8 Pro

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Can you get another computer to wake up and sleep when you press the on button on your computer?
If so, how?

Answer:Can you get another computer to wake up and sleep when?

Do you mean to wake up another computer attached to yours?


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I've tried everything.mashing my keyboard, moving my mouse, holding the power button (which btw does not even turn off my computer even when i hold it for 10 seconds when this happens.) what is wrong with my computer? when i try to restart, my monitor keeps switching between the digital and analog thing. says that my system has failed to bad is it to turn off my computer with the back switch?can someone help me out?

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I hear the computer turn back on and the light is on, but the screen is still black. My mouse and keyboard are unresponsive (can't turn backlight on). I have to do a hard shut down. When it's back on, it's like it woke up from sleep mode, not a fresh restart.

This just started happening today I think so I did a system restore, but the problem persists. The only thing I remember doing today was updating my ATI drivers.

Answer:Computer won't wake up from sleep

I have the same problem. It started after the sr1 update.

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I leave my computer on all the time. Lately, when I go to use it (and I move the mouse or tap a key on the keyboard) nothing happens. I can't wake up the computer no matter what I do. The only way to get back to normal is to do a force power off, wait for a minute or two then power on. If I power on right away after powering off, I hear the floppy drive make an abnormal noise but nothing comes up.

This computer is about less than a year old, running windows xp sp3, an AMD athlon 64 x2 dual core processor 4400+, 2.3GHz with 2Gb ram.

Answer:Computer won't wake up from sleep???

Is there none among us that can shed some light on this for me? I will probably open it up and give it a good cleaning for starters but it never seems to fail when I am using the computer, only when I leave it alone for an extended amount of time.

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So this is my current problem: ever since I upgraded to an SSD and did a clean install of windows 10, I can't wake up my computer from sleep. On my old hard drive I did not have this problem. Whenever the screen times out, my mouse and keyboard are unresponsive and nothing I do will wake up the screen. My only option is to use the computer's power button to turn it off and then on. The computer on/off indicator is solid meaning the actual computer isn't in sleep, just my two monitors are black. In addition, when I manually put the computer into sleep it doesn't actually sleep the computer; once again, only my monitors go black and mouse/keyboard don't work. I've looked around for fixes to this problem, but so far I haven't found anything that works.

EDIT: The cause of the problem might be that I installed windows using a usb and booting from it initially as an efi device. My system has an efi partition, and when I installed windows on my brother's computer which is identical to mine using the usb normally, his computer can sleep/shut down normally. Any fixes for this?

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I hear the computer turn back on and the light is on, but the screen is still black. My mouse and keyboard are unresponsive (can't turn backlight on). I have to do a hard shut down. When it's back on, it's like it woke up from sleep mode, not a fresh restart.

This just started happening today I think so I did a system restore, but the problem persists. The only thing I remember doing today was updating my ATI drivers.

Answer:Computer won't wake up from sleep

I have the same problem. It started after the sr1 update.

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I hear the computer turn back on and the light is on, but the screen is still black. I have to do a hard shut down. When it's back on, it's like it woke up from sleep mode, not a fresh restart.

This was on Windows 10 and I thought it was my video card drivers. I reformatted back to Win7 today and install an older version of my video driver. The problem is still happening; wasn't like this before.

I tried to update my BIOS a while back and my computer wouldn't load into Windows. I reset the batter and it was fine. Would that have something to do with this?

Answer:Computer won't wake from sleep

Hiyya Chaoz mate it sounds very much like to me the swap back didn't go quite as you thought it might have done.

Now if you had 10 on the drive just how did you format the drive. Personally I would have used one of the methods / programs that clean the drive before I reinstalled 7. We would also like to know what 7 media you have if any because there is a lack of specs for your machine


mate can we have some system specs please as what you have postedgives us not that much to work with and given there are so many manufacturersof components and configurations that do influence what goes on within anygiven machine and OS.

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vista 32bit sp2 my computer goes to sleep but the blue light on the start button don't turn to gold it just stays blue and then start flashing blue, then i cant wake it up, so i just keep the sleep setting to never sleep so i can just shake the mouse and resume. i checked all my settings even in the device manager updated all my drivers and checked my bios update according to hp website. all the time shutting down and restarting for hours to check it and still same problem could you please help me this is really interesting and lastly, will a complete system recovery resolve the problem. oh by the way it being like this for approx. 4 months but i use to hit the sleep button on the keyboard to sleep it (but wouldn't sleep from the power option setting automatically) and shake the mouse to wake it until 2 weeks ago.

Answer:computer won't wake from sleep

OK do you have one of two things plugged into your pc#1 wireless mouse or wireless keyboard#2 do you have thumb drive / usb drive plugged inFor #1 if the answer is yes go to the companies web site and get the drivers and install them (even knowing vista has native ones that work)For #2 if the answer is yes unplug the thumb drive / external driveIf you have one or both of these please try the above answer you would be surprised how often it fixes the issue. If you dont have either one let me know if you still have the problem and i will try to help you, Mike   

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Whenever I put my computer to sleep or it goes on sleep, it will never go back on. I move the mouse and type on the keyboard but nothing happens. The computer is still on, though. How do I fix this?

Answer:Can't wake up computer when it goes to sleep

Check BIOS settings.

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When I either close my lid or press the power button, my Vista laptop activates sleep mode. From which it WILL NOT wake up from sleep mode. I need to remove the battery and put in back in then restart the computer. I just had my laptop sent in and the motherboard was replaced because my network port was bent. It never happened before it went in but it does now.

Any ideas?


P.S. My laptop is a Compaq Presario CQ50

Answer:Computer will not wake up from sleep. HELP!

I wouldn't it in sleep mode any more. To change the button from sleep mode to power off do this

control panel (classic view)
power options
(left pane) choose what the power buttons do
change the power button so it will now turn off the computer and not put it to sleep.

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I just installed a new HDD into my old Inspiron 15r n5010 laptop which I am giving to my sister for Christmas and took my old SSD out for my main computer. When I was testing the new HDD in my laptop, I would put it to sleep and when I try to wake it back up it did its little thing where it went to a lit black screen as it has always done, making me think that it is about to come on, but then it would shut down after about 15 seconds.

Anyone know anything about this? For now I guess I can just set it to never go to sleep as a temp solution :/

*Edit* clarified which computer is not working.

Answer:Computer goes to sleep, but can't wake up.

Are we talking about the "main computer" in which you installed the SSD? If so, was there another HDD in that system? When installing the SSD, assuming that it's the primary drive, did you reformat and reinstall the OS?

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Hi everyone, I used to be a member here three years ago and I'm back.

My laptop has recently started refusing to wake up from sleep. When it sleeps it will disable the USB mouse and keyboard and the laptop keyboard and mousepad also fail to wake it up. The keyboard backlight lights up but the screen stays black. I have a 1 year old dell latitude connected to a dock running Vista. Any help is appreciated. Thank you.

Answer:Computer won't wake up from sleep

Try clicking the power button.

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My computer (Desk Top Lenovo) has started going into what I think is sleep mode if I walk away for a few hours. It used to wake up when I touched any key. Now it sounds like H/D starts up but then shuts down after a few seconds and then I need to shut off computer and restart it. I downloaded PC tools Spyware Doctor a few days ago and it scanned the H/D and other than some low level junk it reported no viruses found. It did work OK for 2 days after me downloading the PC tools software and running it but I have been trying so many things that I am not sure what actually help it for those couple days. I also ran the disk cleanup from Windows accessories and I had a lot of junk and it took care of that. I am not sure where to go from here other than take in to one of the local computer stores to figure it out. I thought I would give this a shot before doing that. Oh, I checked the device list to see if there were any conflicts and there were none showing. My email is:removed TIA, Sam in S.E. MichiganEDIT: Please no email addresses

Answer:My computer keeps going to sleep and won't wake up

Try reinstalling your video driver.How to update a Windows hardware driver

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I accidentally clicked on the switch button next to lock in the start menu, and the screen went off, i tried every button on the keyboard and cannot get the computer to wake up. i hold down the power button for a few seconds to turn off the computer, and when i turn the computer back on, the fan starts running and the led light on, but still no screen, like its still in the sleep mode. please help. what else can i try to get it back on?

Answer:please help! computer won't wake up after sleep

My guess is that when you press the power button, it gets in sleep mode faster than you would expect, not turning really off.

Unplug the power cable, wait 3-4 seconds and plug the power cable back in.

Turn on your pc and try again to see what happens.

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Our machines, when they sleep, then try and wake up again, get a "no boot device found" error.  reboot, it goes into diagnstics.  Reboot again, it goes into attempting bootp. Reboot again, it starts windows 10 normally. I have turned off all os options with regards to sleep (high power power mode, turned off hybrid sleep, turned off "turn off hard drive after" etc..._)  all to no avail. Any ideas?  Thanks update: found we had a slightly older bios, so I'mgoing to see if that helps (.012 vs.014)

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I am running Windows 7 Pro x64 and I am having an issue where my computer goes into sleep mode, fails to wake from sleep, strangely resumes its state once I do a cold restart, and then after restarting again, refuses to boot.

Here is what's happening step-by-step:
Computer goes to sleep based on the time set in the Balance Power options scheme. Fine. Often, computer wakes up perfectly fine from moving the mouse or pressing a key. Fine. Very occasionally however, upon waking up the computer, the lights, keyboard lights, fans and everything else except for the display comes on. I am forced to do a cold shutdown by pressing the reset button. Upon booting up, Windows displays "Restarting Windows" rather than "Starting Windows" and resumes its state when it went to sleep. Strange but OK. Everything seems to work normally. The problems come in when I then do a shutdown or restart after it has resumed from the cold shutdown. The computer shuts down perfectly fine but during the next boot, freezes right during the animation of the windows logo and immediately restarts the computer and launches into the DOS-looking prompt asking whether I want to do a Startup Repair because the computer failed to boot.

I have tried Startup Repair from HD and from the Windows disc and neither have done anything. I am usually forced to just reformat everything and start anew. This problem recently started occurring after I installed an Intel X-25m 120GB ssd and put th... Read more

Answer:Windows fails to wake from sleep, then corrupts boot


I just recently got hit with a similiar problem, it unfortunately resulted in a corrupted BIOS that is unrepairable, it ends up locked in a low power state. There is no one single reason why Windows fails to wake up, and it's kind of a common problem. From the research I've put into it, hardware and the version of Windows does not matter. You'll either suffer from it, or you won't. My recommendation would be to disable both your display and PC sleep settings, and stick to manually shutting down and a screensaver to completely avoid it before any possible hardware damage is inflicted, and until there is more information available on it. The CPU, mobo and PSU are the most likely to become damaged.

If you still wish to use Sleep, make sure all your drivers are up to date, along with Windows, might make a small difference.

If you have another system available to you, or are able to borrow a mates, go ahead and use it to test your hardware for faults incase your situation is hardware based, and not failed coding on Microsoft's part. Also on that note, try removing your SSD for a week or two (or however long it usually takes before your system decides to sleep in) and see if it solves it, and post back with results.

I would still keep an eye on here, no less, incase a solution comes to light. Go ahead and do some Google searches on the issue, the plethora of possible fixes people have tried may work for you.

If possible, can you recall anything else you have ... Read more

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I'm building an automated backup system around Macrium Reflect Pro. Ideally, I'd like to put all the computers to sleep around 8:00 PM then wake them around 1:00 AM and run the backups. Problem is, how do I put the networked computer to sleep, then wake it, run the backup and put it back to sleep?

Also, I sometimes get system updates from MS in the middle of the night. If my backup is running, will the update process kill the backup or visa-versa?

Answer:Can I Sleep/Wake a networked computer?

You can use task scheduler to do this Task Scheduler - Create New Task see step 10 if you need any help let me know

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When my computer goes to sleep and I am supposed to be able to push the
power button to wake it up, it does nothing. I have tried everything I
can think of to wake my computer, but I have NO success. The only way
to get it to wake up is to hold the power button down till it turns
itself off and then reboot.
I also cannot install Windows updates When I click the update
button it trys to download but instead basically just sits there and
tells me it is trying to download, without ever actually doing anything.
I end up just having to stop it. I had not installed downloads for
quite awhile because when I first got my computer the updates kept
ruining my system and I'd have to do a restore, but I've been having so
many other problems with the computer I decided to try doing it again.
I hate Vista and am starting to hate PCs and swear on my life my next
computer will be an Apple

Answer:Can't wake computer from sleep! among other things

I have Vista basic. It also went into a "coma" mode. I turned my
computer off and then rebooted it.
Did you find a solution to it not waking from sleep mode?
Gwilym Colenso

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I have an inspiron 1545 running windows 7 (x64) and I am having problems waking up my computer from sleep . Usually, when I put my computer to sleep, I have problems waking up my computer. The screen stays relatively dark when I move my mouse although I can see some light coming from the bottom part of the screen (so the screen seems to be on, just not showing anything sueful). When I try to press the space bar multiple times, my computer gives me a warning ding and it plays a sound when I insert or remove my usb mouse. I've had my computer for two years and the problem just started a week ago. I was wondering if anyone has any idea what the problem might be or what tests I should run to figure out the problem.

Answer:Computer won't wake up from sleep or hibernate

If you plug a monitor into the laptop, what does it show when you wake the computer up?

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I hadn't had this issue in the past but all of a sudden recently when I put my computer into sleep mode, when I go to wake it up it doesn't.  I have to restart it by holding down the power button, which sometimes causes a message to appear saying I didn't shut down the computer properly last time.
Has anyone else every had this issue before?  I think there was a recent windows update done, could this have done it?  HELP!

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Since I bought a new keyboard, I cannot wake my <g class="gr_ gr_25 gr-alert gr_spell gr_run_anim ContextualSpelling ins-del multiReplace" data-gr-id="25" id="25">pc</g> up from sleep mode.  I have to shut
it down and start again.  I read on the forum that I may need to change/modify the device driver, but to do this I need expert advice.  I am not computer friendly!!  Please help in simple answers.  Thanks.

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Most of the time it works fine. But once in a while nothing seems to wake up the computer. I've tired using the mouse, keyboard, turning off the monitor, opening the CD drive, and plugging in new USB peripherals. The monitor is on and reports no signal from the computer so it goes into power save.
There are no changes to the hardware or software between the times that it wakes up normally and times that it does not. This problem is infrequent and I do not know how to reproduce it. In order to use my computer again I have to hold down the power button on the cpu to get the computer to restart.
I've found another thread that indicates this is a long-standing problem with Dell computers and monitors.
Optiplex 3040, Windows 10, driver is Generic PNP monitor, Monitor is 2408WFPb, connected with HDMI
It seems like the problem is with the computer because the monitor has power and buttons on the monitor respond normally. Also nothing seems to wake up the computer. But I have had this  problem with this same monitor and an earlier Dell computer -- Optiplex 755.

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I need to be able to wake my computer using a mouse as when it is in my main office I operate it docked with an external keyboard, mouse and monitor. I have checked device manager and it shows in HID compliant mouse that"wake up computer using USB" is enabled.

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hi i woke up this morning to find my computer in sleep mode as usual however when i move my mouse to wake it up as normal nothing happens , my mouse which is a razer naga wakes up and lights up but my computer and keyboard show no change, i tried pressing the power button and reset button but nothing happened.
Eventually i resorted to turning off the power to the tower until the blue power light stopped blinking and then managed to boot the pc up, when it did boot up it had everything open from last time as if i had just woken it up as normal , i shut down the computer normally to see if that may fix the problem but to no avail.
I am able to reproduce the problem by manually selecting go to sleep on the shut down screen.
Recently i have been having some problems which playing guild wars 2 with the bsod which i posted here a week ago Bluescreen during GW2
I updated my graphics card driver to the latest beta drivers the day i posted that thread and since then only had the game crash once and i suspect that was due to overheating as i have my pc in a very small stuffy room and i remember it being uncomfortably hot that evening since then i keep the windows open and had the side plate fo the case removed to give it more circulation for a while.
Im really not sure what causeing this problem the pc runs fine when its up and running and it boot up from full shut down no sweat its just this odd sleep mode problem.
thank you for your time.

Answer:computer will not wake up from sleep mode

recently try system restore and that seemed to fix the problem for the day but the problem poped up again this morning can anyone offer any incite?

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This used to never happen, then it happened rarely, and now it's happening at least twice a day. When I leave my computer (a vista, I wasn't sure where to put this) alone for to long, it often goes into sleep mode, or something like it, and won't wake up. The monitor light will blink blue as it does when it's asleep, or sometimes not be there at all and refuse to be turned on. Needless to say, the computer does not respond to any commands (that I know of) in this state and I have to wait for it to wake up randomly. This also often happens when I boot up the computer-the screen stays black throughout the startup process, and finally comes on around twenty minutes after starting the computer up.

What's going on? The tower appears to be working just fine but there's nothing on the screen. The whole thing has become very capricious.

Answer:Computer can't wake up from sleep mode

Hi Loading

It rather sounds like your computer is going into hibernation, rather than just standby or a sleep state. At those times when it won't wake to mouse or keyboard actions, try pushing the physical power button on your desktop's case once (just a quick, brief push should do --- don't hold it down long). If the system is in hibernation, it should then produce your desktop as it was when it went into hibernation [although you first might have to enter your password, if you have it set to prompt for a password on resumption from a standby, sleep, or hibernation state].

You can change your power-savings plan by using the Power applet in the Control Panel. A quick way to get there is simply to type powercfg.cpl into the Vista Search Box that is at the bottom of the Vista Start Menu - and then press your Enter key. Lots of choices there for you on how you want your system to behave for power-saving modes.

Here's a fairly decent troubleshooter for standby/sleep/hibernation problems --- Troubleshooting Microsoft Windows Vista Sleep and Hibernate

The twenty minute lag before showing a screen is downright scary. You shouldn't have to wait much more than perhaps 90 seconds on a reasonably tuned system (though Vista has been known to take as long as three minutes on system that have less than 2gb of system memory, and have a larger than average number of processes running at startup).

If you want to give your PC a thorough once-over & tuneup:
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I have a customer's PC that has an Athlon XP Thoroughbred 1200 with 1.5 GB PC2100 memory, and an Abit motherboard, etc.

It boots up fine and will run sometimes only 30 seconds and sometimes 20 minutes when it gets to Windows XP, but then the computer goes into standby or hibernation or something by itself. I am going to try to look at power management in the control panel if I can get there before it goes to sleep again this time.

Why is it doing this? It will actually go into whatever mode it goes into while I am working on it. It isn't idle. And the computer doesn't actually power off. The monitor just says "Going to sleep," and the keyboard lights turn off. The CD tray will still open and all the fans and such in the PC are still going, so I wonder if it's just Windows being stupid.

Any ideas?

Answer:Computer goes into sleep mode and won't wake up?!!

Have you checked the bios settings you may be able to disable the sleep mode

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So my computer goes to sleep mode a lot but when I try to wake up by clicking the mouse or the space bar it won't. I know the computer is still on because I can hear sounds from the screen but the monitor will not wake up too. I've turned off sleep mode, hibernation, and power saving and it still does it. I ran the energy report and it showed 14 errors. I've pasted it below. Someone please help...I can't afford to buy a new computer right now. Thanks.
Power Efficiency Diagnostics Report
Computer Name
Scan Time
Scan Duration
60 seconds
System Manufacturer
System Product Name
BIOS Version
OS Build
Platform Role
Plugged In
Process Count
Thread Count
Report GUID
Analysis Results
Power Policy:Power Plan Personality is High Performance (Plugged In)

The current power plan personality is High Performance when the system is plugged in.

Power Policy:Display timeout disabled (Plugged In)

The display is not configured to turn off after a period of inactivity.

Power Policy:Sleep timeout is disabled (Plugged In)

The computer is not configured to automatically sleep after a period of inactivity.

Power Policy:Minimum processor performance state is 100% (Plugged In)

The processor is not configured to automatically reduce power consumption based on activity.

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Answer:Computer Randomly Goes to Sleep and Won't Wake Up

Please...if anyone can help, I dont know what to do.

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Built this simple system for wife and kid.

Gigabyte 7VKMLS ver 3.0
AMD Duron 1 gig processor
1 gig of memory
Two 20 gig hard drives
1 multi optical drive (DVD, CD, etc)
Windows XP home edition

System has always run well, until I noticed the CPU cooler fan had started to rattle. So I cleaned the heat sink fins, replaced the cooler fan, and fired her up. BUT after awhile, (usually 15-30 minutes), and after the screen saver has kicked in (5 min) the screen goes black, and the system will not respond. If I hit a key the HD light comes on, but that is about it. When I shut the system down, and try to reboot, I get absolutely nothing, no POST, nada. IF I let the system sit overnight, it will reboot the next morning. Checked in the BIOS hardware monitoring section, and CPU temp and speed never rise about 60 C, (shutdown is 110C). Checked Windows, and power scheme is set for nothing to shut down, ever (monitor, HD, etc), and its not set to hibernate. Problem did not occur until I opened the case and replace the CPU cooler fan.


Answer:Computer goes to sleep and won’t wake up.

When your system goes into the "sleep mode" and you're not able to power it back up until the next day. Have you tried unplugging the power, then pressing the power switch to flush out any power "locked" in the system. Then plugging it back and and turning it back on?

You may have a failing motherboard if your temps aren't out of the ordinary.

EDIT: Check your motherboard for extended capacitors.

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Hi, I've recently been running into a problem -- I put my computer into sleep mode, and then when I press the power button to wake the computer, either the screen stays black and I have to do a forced reboot (holding down the power button), or it simply does a forced reboot automatically. This doesn't happen all the time, but I'd say probably 60% of the time that I want to wake my computer from sleep...and I haven't noticed a certain pattern of when it does and doesn't work. It has only been happening the last month or so, and has happened more often recently. I got a new battery for my laptop about a month ago, so that may have corresponded to when this problem started, I can't 100% remember.

I have an HP Compaq 8710w laptop with Windows 7 Professional (32-bit). I have updated all the drivers already (literally went through every device in Device Manager and tried finding updates for each), and the issue is still happening. What's the next step I should take? Thanks in advance!

Answer:Computer often doesn't wake from sleep

Is this your system?

Software & Driver Downloads HP Compaq 8710w Mobile Workstation - HP Customer Care (United States - English)

I only see Windows 2000 as a supported OS.

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I been having this trouble for some time and I been looking and looking with no success for the cure!
I have win 7 X64 but and when I put my computer to sleep and I wanna wake up the computer, the screen will go black and the HD light will constantly stay on and I cant wake up the computer. so what I have to do is reset the MB by removing the battery then it will start. so I know its the MB, what settings do I have to look for to fix this?
I dont have that problem on my other computers not even my pent4 computer!

PS sorry I didnt know what section to post this in, so sorry if its in the wrong section.

Answer:after sleep computer wont wake

Are there any messages in your event viewer?

Are you running the most current Video Drivers for your card?

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Hello my computer go's to sleep not  accordingly to is power planand whan i'm moving the mouse he is  geting  wake for 2 secondand go bake to sleep. same time he just continue to  sleep what can i do?i have allready upgrade the Bios,  the power plan, sp1 for vistaplease help meThank Youmoonbeam 

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hello, it seems my pc has started to go to sleep on me, and when it does i cant wake it up. its not set to go to sleep or anything, ive checked the settings and they dont show any change, and this is a new thing for this pc to be doing which has me very confused and irritated. when it goes to sleep, the monitor goes black like its not getting a signal and the power light goes orange like when the pc is turned off, the pc power light goes orange too, and the hard drive light is on the whole time, the keyboard and mouse fail to respond, it seems to do this if the pc is left alone for a while, but it has at least once done it while i was typing an email, this happened after i updated spybot s and d, i mentioned this to the people at spybot and they claim that the program has nothing to do with my problem

my operating system is windows xp home edition service pack 2

Answer:computer started going to sleep, cant wake it up

Did you take a look in the Screen safety via properties for the Screen?
My suggestion in this is: Right click on desktop, than property ---- further the tab page Screen Safety.
When you have do this, than you choose the tab energy and clicking that.
Below in that menu see you System in Standby and System in sleep.
If it is correct than is this 2 activated, deactivated this.
You have also the possibility for finality this function for ever.
Goto Start, this computer------choose management via right click, than device management, goto network adapters,
you see now 2 function: 1394 network card and Realtek or whatever fast Ethernet NIC; select this and right click with mouse.
Than choose you properties, goto energy management, you will see now the next remarkable: This computer have the permission for take off the device out the Standby function.
Know you what, I think that when you have check this all and deactivated, your problem is solved.

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I've been having this problem for awhille -- approximately 30-50% of the time, when I put my computer in sleep mode and try waking it up, it simply doesn't wake up. I hear it turn on (fan starts running, etc.) but the screen is black (forced to hold down power button to reboot)...or it goes to the startup screen (but won't finish starting up -- have to hold down power button to reboot).

I have an HP Compaq 8710w laptop with Windows 7 Professional (32-bit).

Here is what I have done already to try to fix it:

-Updated drivers
-Tried turning off wireless before putting to sleep
-Changed power plan from "High Performance" to "Balanced".

No dice. Any other ideas?

Answer:Computer often doesn't wake from sleep

You can try to go to A computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 stops responding when you put the computer in sleep mode (S3) or resume the computer from the S3 mode and download hotfix to your computer.

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No BSOD actually pops up, but I know the error is something with PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA as I've read the .dmp files. This is a fresh install of windows as well. Make is is the zip file. Thanks!

Answer:Computer shutting off when trying to wake from sleep

Hi stewbug,

Welcome to the 8forums.

The error you are saying is actually a BSOD.

Are there any dump files from at least max a few days old?
The dump you uploaded is almost a week old.

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I need to be able to wake my computer using a mouse as when it is in my main office I operate it docked with an external keyboard, mouse and monitor. I have checked device manager and it shows in HID compliant mouse that"wake up computer using USB" is enabled.

Answer:Mouse will not wake computer from sleep when lid c...

Go to Power Options/Change Advanced power options/ USB selective suspend settings to disabled and reboot.

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Hey guys,

Been having this issue since I built my Ryzen rig and can't seem to figure it out. If I put my desktop to sleep and wake it up then try to play a game I get 5FPS and the whole system feels sluggish. But if I restart the computer then go back into the game everything is fine and normal. Any idea what is casing this?
My System:
Ryzen 5 1600X stock
Gigabyte AB350 Gaming
GTX 970 SC.

Thanks for any help. I have been banging my head into the desk trying to get this sorted out.

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It does this every once in a while. It happened twice in the past 2 days. I'm not sure if it's something I left open before going into sleep mode or something else.

So the computer's been in sleep mode, usually for at least an hour. I do the usual thing to wake it up, move the mouse. After a simple movement fails, I try again, moving vigorously and clicking all the mouse buttons. I have also tried pressing all the keys on my keyboard.

None of this works and I have to restart the computer. Any idea why this could be happening?

Answer:Computer won't wake from Sleep Mode

Generally it's the result of a driver power management problem. Most commonly occurring when you have been forced to use a vista driver in place of a proper win 7 driver, as power states have changed a bit between the two.

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I was just playing a game and accidentally i clicked the Sleep mode button in my keyboard, and after that my computer doesn't want to wake up.

It turns on but it doesn't even show anything in the screen, so i can't change any settings because i can't see anything in the screen.

I tried to disconnect the power supply for a while to drain the power from the computer then i turn it on again, and it Still in Sleeping Mode.

Also I never want my system to go in the sleep mode.

I have Windows xp.

Answer:How to Wake Up my Computer from Sleep Mode?

hit the power button once (don't hold it down), and it should wake the computer up.

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I was on my computer this morning for about an hour, everything was fine. I went to turn it off but hit sleep by mistake. Then when I tried to wake it up it wouldn't and i went to work and forgot about it. Now I've come home and it still wont turn on. I've turned it off at the switch and tried again, but all that happens is the fans turn on, blank screen, no start up beep. please help ! I have no idea what to do!

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Hello allI am trying to figure out how can i get my computer and also my friend's computer to work correctly in the sleep mode. Now we booth have an I7 with 32 GIG of ram. I am trying to get the power plan to work so that the monitor will go off in 1 hour and the computer go to sleep in 2 hours but it will just not work. The computer comes back on by it's self or when we try to touch the mouse to wake up the computer it just will not come not come on then we need to restart the computer our self.Any help would be niceThanks

Answer:Win 7,desktop computer doesn't always wake from sleep

Sleep Mode is not recommended for desktops unless it's connected to a UPS. Anyhow, try using the space bar to wake it up.

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Within the past couple of weeks, my computer hasn't been turning the screen back on when I try to wake it from sleep. I have to end up holding down the power button and restarting it completely. It goes to the "It Appears Windows Didn't Start Correctly" screen from there. It has been a major inconvenience. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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I just purchased a brand new custom built desktop computer, and I am getting a BSOD -and consequent auto reboot and attempt to load in safe mode, about 75% of the time my computer goes to sleep either on it's own or if I manually put it to sleep. It happens if I try to wake it through the keyboard or mouse. I've reduced the start up programs, and removed the hibernate option as well (it is no longer visible). I also got rid of the AVG anti virus program that was on it and installed Microsoft Security Essential. It appears I have a genuine Windows installation. So far, I haven't had any luck troubleshooting. Any thoughts? Thank you for any input or guidance, I really appreciate it.

My system specs (also on my profile):Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2320 CPU @ 3.00GHz
Motherboard AsRock H77M
Memory 8gb DDR3 1600mhz
Graphics Card(s) (1) NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti (2) Intel(R) HD Graphics
Hard Drives: (1) Corsair CSSD-F115GB2-A ATA Device (2) ST1000DL002-9TT153 ATA Device

attached: SF Diagnostic Tool log

Answer:BSOD after computer attempts to wake from SLEEP

This install of windows is counterfeit, the Product ID matches an HP product key, while the build is clearly a custom build with an OEM mother board, this is only possible through a hackers exploit, please purchase a legal copy of windows then format your drive and re-install using the legal copy.

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How do I fix this? If I put the computer to sleep or lock it and then wake it up it won't ask for my password, even though it asks me to sign in when I turn on the computer.

Answer:Win 10 no taking to password if I wake computer from sleep

You can try this:
Prevent Windows Asking for a Password on Wake Up from Sleep/Standby

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How do I get the system to wake from sleep when modem rings?

Answer:wake computer from sleep on modem ring

You'd need to have an internal modem that supports some sort of remote management or wake on lan.I support the 'Everybody Draw Mohammed Day'. A religion doesn't deny my freedom.

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Hello, I'm the owner of an EliteBook 8560p running under Windows 7 Professional 64 bits Edition. I started the installation from scratch with a driver-empty Windows. I've downloaded the drivers separately on the HP Support Website. Everything is running fine but when I put my computer to sleep (normal stand-by mode) I am unable to wake it up from the keyboard keys or trackpad buttons. The only way I can wake it up is by pressing the Power Button. Then it wakes up normally and I go back to the Windows 7 login screen. Is it possible to wake up this computer by pressing a key instead of the power button ? I don't want to press it too often.For example on my old Acer Aspire 5315, pressing a key wakes up the computer instantly.Also, I have no "Allow this device to wake up computer" option in my Device Manager.I can't find this option in the BIOS neither.Can you wake your HP Notebook computer by pressing the keyboard ? Is there a way to do that on EliteBooks ? Thanks and sorry for my mistakes, English is not my mother language.

Answer:Keyboard doesn't wake up computer from sleep

If you have an external display, it will stop the computer from waking. Disconnect display port cable and try again.Also, check your drivers so that Power Mgmt. allows mouse or keyboard to wake system. I have found these issues effect my HP 8460P as well as HP 2540P. Also, make sure that the BIOS allows USB to wake system.

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If I were to let my computer go into sleep mode, if I let it go alll the way into it, I cant wake it up without having to turn it off and back on and having to log back in, not to mention losing open browser windows/tabs, and any other work.
Same with Hibernation, except, I cant stop that....
The simple answer would be to set it to not go into sleep or hibernation, but thats not a solution, just a temporary remedy.

Does anybody know some possible causes or other reasons?
or at least how to fix it?
I know Im clueless.
Some extra details.
When I try to wake it from hibernation, my laptops lights will go on. All but the screen, and I know its not a monitor problem. Same thing with sleep mode, The lights will stop blinking, and be on, but the screens just blank.

Answer:Computer doesnt wake up from Sleep/Hibernation

Hello ComputerTalk-Jayson,Hybrid mode is to have the computer go to sleep first, then after the time you set will go into hibernation. That is why it is taking a bit longer since your computer is resuming from hibernation and not sleep.For you what you want, you would need to set your Power Plan settings to "Sleep" and turn off "Hybrid" and "Hibernate" like in the recommended "Sleep" settings in the tutorial below. Afterwards, the computer should wake up from sleep and be ready to go in a second or two.Power Plan Settings ChangeHope this helps,Max

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This issue has been going on for about 6 months now and I am pretty stumped. From what I can tell, ntoskrnl.exe is not letting my computer wake up from sleep or go to sleep. I have attached all the .dmp files and what not for you to look at.
I could really use some help!
Thanks in advanced!

Answer:Computer unable to wake up from sleep, and crashes.

BugCheck 9F, {3, fffffa8009413060, fffff800053fb3d8, fffffa800e4ed5b0}

Probably caused by : usbhub.sys
This bugcheck indicates that a device object has been blocking any IRPs from being processed for too long.

0: kd> !irp fffffa800e4ed5b0
Irp is active with 10 stacks 8 is current (= 0xfffffa800e4ed878)
No Mdl: No System Buffer: Thread 00000000: Irp stack trace.
cmd flg cl Device File Completion-Context
[ 0, 0] 0 0 00000000 00000000 00000000-00000000

Args: 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
[ 0, 0] 0 0 00000000 00000000 00000000-00000000

Args: 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
[ 0, 0] 0 0 00000000 00000000 00000000-00000000

Args: 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
[ 0, 0] 0 0 00000000 00000000 00000000-00000000

Args: 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
[ 0, 0] 0 0 00000000 00000000 00000000-00000000

Args: 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
[ 0, 0] 0 0 00000000 00000000 00000000-00000000

Args: 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
[ 0, 0] 0 0 00000000 00000000 00000000-00000000

Args: 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
>[ 16, 2] 0 0 fffffa800a946050 00000000 00000000-00000000
Unable to load image \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\athurx.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for athurx.sys
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Hey guys I'm experiencing a series of issues involving my windows 7 based system.

Windows 7 Ultimate
Intel Core 2 Duo
4g ram
ATI radeon HD 5850
650W power supply

-My computer crashes at random times, particularly when I am either multi-tasking or playing world of warcraft. At first, I assumed it was my graphics card oveheating that was causing the problem, but seeing as having itunes and youtube open at the same time could also cause the crash, that may rule the graphics card out.

-Second, whenever I try to shut down my computer, all my hardware (mouse, keyboard, screen) turn off, but my case fans and motherboard fan continue to run. They are hooked up directly to the power supply yes, but I have never had this issue.

-When I put the computer into sleep mode, all the hardware once again turns off, but pressing my keyboard key only restarts the keyboard, the computer remains in a dead state. Note by the way that the motherboard and case fan are STILL running while in sleep mode.

I have no idea what can be causing these issues, they have only recently started up. I use to have dust issues before, but my computer is dust free at the moment. I ran speedfan and it seems that my processor temps are running up to the low 70's (celsius) while simply watching youtube videos.

I am contemplating getting a new case with better ventilation as this case has been nothing but a dust magnet and only has 2 fans.

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Answer:computer crashing, restarting, won't wake up from sleep

Ouch, 70 C on low cpu usage. That is very high and pretty much stretching it. Most motherboards will shut down automatically at around 73-74 C to prevent permanent damage to CPU.

When it crashes, how does it do so. Does it bluescreen, restart, or simply turn off? If it bluescreens, grab a dump file. If it restarts, it may have bluescreened but done so too fast to see it (may or may not have dumped a file). If it turns off, you can attribute that to a power issue or to cpu overheating. With heat that high and if ambient case temp isn't high, you may have to reapply cpu fan and new thermal paste onto the cpu. Or perhaps get a new fan altogether.

As for the strange sleep/shutdown behavior, that sounds like power state problems, but I don't see what could cause such strange behavior for it. Try checking your power options in Windows 7 (Control panel) as well as seeing any power options on your BIOS. Perhaps re-seating your CMOS battery on your motherboard (the disc battery) could also help, though make sure to go back through your BIOS again to reconfigure options.

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I have a problem about sleep. When i close the lid it goes to sleep mode. And i requires password. Until here everything is okey. I want password protection when i close it. But problem is when i try to type my password it says "wrong password or user" . To login i have to "SWITCH USER" and type my password. This is the problem. I don't want to do "SWITCH USER" everytime .
Is there a solution for this ?

PS: I asked this in another forum. Everybody talked about disabling password on wake up. I don't want to do that. The thing that i want is to able to type password without "SWITCHING USER" . This is the most important point.

This is an example picture

Answer:Switch user when computer wake up from sleep

I tried to create a new user and tried again .But same problem

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I have been working on school assignment since 7:30am till 11:55am when I run the following programs to check for unwanted files: ( regcure scan, Norton Antivirus scan, Norton liveupdate, trojan checking) and forgot to close them before turning the machine into sleep mode.

When my computer goes to sleep and I am supposed to be able to push the power button to wake it up, it does nothing. I have tried everything I can think of to wake my computer; I have tried even by switching off the power supply on the wall and turned on again, but nothing happen.

There is no light appear in mouse and keyboards
The input signal says: no input signal

Please anyone help, if there is a solution that can&#8217;t erase my data.

Would be appreciate

Answer:Solved: my computer wouldn't wake from sleep

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Hey guys I'm experiencing a series of issues involving my windows 7 based system.

Windows 7 Ultimate
Intel Core 2 Duo
4g ram
ATI radeon HD 5850
650W power supply

-My computer crashes at random times, particularly when I am either multi-tasking or playing world of warcraft. At first, I assumed it was my graphics card oveheating that was causing the problem, but seeing as having itunes and youtube open at the same time could also cause the crash, that may rule the graphics card out.

-Second, whenever I try to shut down my computer, all my hardware (mouse, keyboard, screen) turn off, but my case fans and motherboard fan continue to run. They are hooked up directly to the power supply yes, but I have never had this issue.

-When I put the computer into sleep mode, all the hardware once again turns off, but pressing my keyboard key only restarts the keyboard, the computer remains in a dead state. Note by the way that the motherboard and case fan are STILL running while in sleep mode.

I have no idea what can be causing these issues, they have only recently started up. I use to have dust issues before, but my computer is dust free at the moment. I ran speedfan and it seems that my processor temps are running up to the low 70's (celsius) while simply watching youtube videos.

I am contemplating getting a new case with better ventilation as this case has been nothing but a dust magnet and only has 2 fans.

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Answer:computer crashing, restarting, won't wake up from sleep

Are all of your drivers installed correctly with the latest versions? Could be any number of things. What do your temperatures look like in the BIOS?

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Every time my computer's monitor goes to sleep, on awaking the computer will BSOD with "kernel security check failure" or the screen will not turn on and reboot the PC.

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Answer:Windows 10 BSOD On Computer Wake From Sleep

The cause of the most crashes is the Nvidia Video driver.

But, there are some known issues with the sleep feature which is a bug in windows.
Until Microsoft fixes this, you might want to disable the sleep option.

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I tried everything from disabling hibernate to resetting power options. Nothing has worked so far.
Everytime I put my computer to sleep it wont wake up. The monitor wakes but the computer will not boot into windows. I need to hold down the power button and cold boot.
Anyone else have similar issue on this bug?

Answer:Computer wont wake from sleep after Creators Update.

Yes. I am having a very similar problem on my laptop. My problem is when I open my computer, it should wake, but instead the monitor stays off and the computer is unresponsive to any input. I then have to manually restart my computer. This seems to happen completely at random. Some days I can put my laptop to sleep multiple times a day and no problems, but other times I may have to force a shutdown 2-3 times a day.
(please excuse my English if you can't understand it, I'm not a native speaker)

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No - "Sleep Mode" is not set to activate on my pc

No - My computer is not set to automatically shut down

I do not have any viruses on my pc, I never visit malicious websites. I have AVG and Malwarebytes on my pc.

The issue started about a hour ago, it has happened twice since. I have not experienced any issues with my pc since I built it over a year ago.

Edit: This isn't a BSOD. It just shuts off no blue screen. The computer is still on, but it's almost as if it's in sleep mode.

Answer:Computer Randomly Shuts Down Into Sleep Mode but Can't Wake Up

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Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 116, {fffffa8011a544e0, fffff88005e1bf38, ffffffffc000009a, 4}

*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for nvlddmkm.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for nvlddmkm.sys
Probably caused by : nvlddmkm.sys ( nvlddmkm+7a3f38 )

Followup: MachineOwner

Please reinstall the video drivers, but follow these steps exactly:

NVIDIA Drivers - Avoid Problems

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This is SO frustrating
I've had this problem for about a year now; Basically, when I put my computer to sleep, it wont wake up unless I press the power button. Jiggling the mouse or pressing ANY button on the keyboard does nothing.
I have already done significant research on this, so here are the things I've already tried:
1)Checking the "Allow this device to wake the computer" and unchecking "Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power" In device manager. I've done this for every USB option it would allow, as well as for the mouse, keyboard, and every HID device it would allow.

2)There is no option in my BIOS for allowing/disallowing the keyboard to wake the computer, or any other device for that matter.

3)Hibernate is disabled, and hybrid sleep is not possible on my system

4)Going into my power options through control panel, selecting change plan settings on my current plan, then changing advanced settings, and setting "USB selective suspend setting" to disable

5)Plugging my mouse into different USB ports, on both the front and back

6)Updating all the drivers

7)Uninstalling and re-installing all the drivers

8)Scanned and removed all malware

9)Trying all of these over and over again
Can anyone please help me? I understand it's a hard problem since there are so many solutions, but any suggestions are greatly appreciated. I have a Logitec M505 wireless mouse.

Thank you!

Answer:Mouse and keyboard no longer wake computer from sleep

Have you replaced the batteries in the mouse?. If you have a wired mouse try that & see if it works. If it does you may have a wireless interference problem from another device that is causing problems with the M505.

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After I have installed windows 10 my computer will not reboot from sleep mode or power off mode.

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I searched high and low for a solution to this issue. In windows 7 Pro I was able to put my N585 into hibernation at work, drive home, start up and continue to work where I left off. I have a 2nd N585 that I upgraded to windows 10 first before upgrading my main laptop. That computer will emerge from hibernation just fine. Once I felt comfortable with Windows 10 I upgraded my main laptop to Windows 10. It will not come out of hibernation. I have to hold down the power button and restart and I lose all the work I did prior to the shutdown. I have formatted the drive and installed a fresh WIn 1o install and the problem continues. All drivers are up to date. I ran test utilities on the RAM and all is fine. This is very frustrating. I have enen istalled a new SSD Hard Drive to see if it will fix the problem to no avail. I have spent 2 weekends formatting and reinstalling my software to fix this. Any and all help would be appreciated. I believe this is a hardware issue with the BIOS since I have done a virgin install of the OS.

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When I put the computer to sleep the task don't wake up. The task only manages to wake up the computer when the computer goes to sleep alone.
Any idea how to solve that?

ps: I have enabled in Power option: Power Options / Change Plan Settings / Change advanced power settings / Sleep / Allow wake timers"

running powercfg /waketimers in admin cmd show the task (so windows know it should wake it up)

Answer:task only wake up the computer when it fall into sleep automatically

my bad, in power option it was not set to "enabled" but to "important wake timers only"

shame to me

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I leave my computer on 24/7 so that it can update itself with Windows update, to run AVG virus check and etc. Should I be putting the computer into hybrid sleep instead to save on power?
Will the scheduled programs wake up the computer and run properly. I read before that there were some issues with waking computer from sleep mode.
Dell Dimension 9200 running Win 7.


Answer:Will computer wake up from hybrid sleep to check for updates?

Anything listed as critical will wake the computer - this can be seen by looking for the "wake this computer" checkbox checked on a scheduled task. And yes, WU will wake the computer when it's scheduled to run, even if in a sleep state (including hybrid sleep).

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I have a c200 425 3gu all-in-one that has been very frustrating for 2 issues.   Since I've had it: 1.  On booting the computer, the screen is black.  I have to put it in sleep mode using fn/pc key, then once the power button is flashing (which sometimes takes several fn/pc hold downs), i think push the power button briefly.   Then the monitor display led turns on showing the monitor has been switched off.  Then I push the monitor power button and I have display.  If I put it to sleep instead of turning off computer, it does the same thing.    I have waded around the Lenovo support site until I feel like puking.   There must be a simple fix and it must be a problem on more than just my machine.   Very frustrating.     2. Slow.   I have DSL, which isn't great but i regularly get 3MB download.   On my Dell laptop using a wireless connection, I have this speed.   On my bluray player I have this speed, again a wireless.   But on the C200, I have half the speed, whether wired or wireless.   I've turned off all virus and malware software, deleted all uncessary programs - plenty of hard drive space.   There is no gaming software or any fancy software.   This machine is just used for web surfing.   1GB Ram.   This thing should be faster.  Any ideas?

Answer:No Display on Boot unless put in to sleep, wake then turn on monitor switch Problem All-in-One C200

hi Lews,
Welcome to the Lenovo Community.
Regarading your questions, try to:
1. Reboot the computer in Safe Mode . If the problem doesn't occur, open Device Manager (click Start > Device Manager) and under Display Adapters, uninstall the display driver (this can be an Intel GMA3150 or Nvidia G305M). To reboot into normal mode, open msconfig and under General Tab, set it to Normal Startup and observe.
If the issue persists, but can hear something on the background, there's a possible short on the function board (this is the chip that controls the buttons at the lower right side of the screen) and you will need to contact Lenovo support for service. Support phone list here.
2. For slow Wifi, If you have the Atheros AR9285 Wireless Adapter and running Windows 7, you can try to:
a. Update your wireless card driver to v10.0.0.75, get it here.
b. Depending on your brand of router, make sure you disable WMM (Wireless Multimedia) and WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup)
c. Use WPA/WPA2-PSK TKIP or AES encryption.
d. If you have a dual band router (2.4Ghz and 5Ghz), try to use only 2.4Ghz band.
e. After applying steps a-d, try running a speedtest again via
Let me know your findings.

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Update: Disable Windows Media Center in the "Turn Windows Features On/Of Manager"
Fixed it! (Be sure to reboot when it asks)

Hello Everyone,

I'm new to these forums so please forgive if this is in the wrong place. I was unsure if this fell in another category, please feel free to move it.

Ok... Here's my issue, my laptop has started to randomly waking from sleep every morning at 7:04:52. I have walked the dirt path of Google searching for answers and have tried everything I could possibly find that
is even REMOTELY related to my problem.

Nothing on my Laptop has changed, and it has just started this problem. It's VERY annoying and I'm at my whits end trying to find out what's causing it.

Here's what I've tried/tweaked/confirmed:

- Confirmed that Wake Timers are Disabled - Fought with this on other various machines, first thing I checked.
- Ethernet Wake on LAN is Disabled (Laptop is only ever on WiFi Anyway)
- Wireless Adapter's "Allow Device to Wake this computer..." is also disabled and always has been.
- Windows Media Center's Update Service is disabled since I do not use WMC...
- Went into the Command Prompt and ran "powercfg -lastwake" and was told it was the "ACPI Lid" which is what I was also told in Event Viewer for each (event) occasion that this has happened.
- I've also checked to see if it was Windows Update, but it's settings have never changed and if it was WU it would wake up at 3 am instead...
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Answer:Wake Timers Disabled, Computer Wakes at 7:04:52 am Daily From Sleep?


No one has any clue? Not even an Admin with over 100 views....?

I was hoping that SOMEONE had encountered this before and found a fix.

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My primary drive is a kingston SSD and since iv installed windows 8 its not been able to wake up from sleep without freezing and causing BSOD it used to not even produce DMP files but hs recently with I will upload the content

any help would be appreciated I have recently reinstalled windows to help fix the problem which was unsuccessful

I hope its not a hardware issue as I built the computer myself and heard from a fourm that it could be the ssd but have no idea

************* Symbol Path validation summary **************
Response Time (ms) Location
Deferred SRV*C:\Windows\symbol_cache*

Microsoft (R) Windows Debugger Version 6.3.9600.17237 AMD64
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Loading Dump File [C:\Windows\MEMORY.DMP]
Kernel Bitmap Dump File: Only kernel address space is available
************* Symbol Path validation summary **************
Response Time (ms) Location
Deferred SRV*C:\Windows\symbol_cache*
Symbol search path is: SRV*C:\Windows\symbol_cache*
Executable search path is:
Windows 8 Kernel Version 9200 MP (6 procs) Free x64
Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS
Built by: 9200.16864.amd64fre.win8_gdr.140309-1509
Machine Name:
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Hello everyone!! I really hope someone can help me because my computer is now unusable...

Yesterday a whole lot of really weird things started happening. My computer locked up and I couldn't do anything with any program--however I could hop between the desktop, internet, home screen, and so on. I had to hard reboot it.

It lasted about 10 minutes before doing it again, and it's been that way since. ( I couldn't even post this, I'm having to use a mobile device).

It also won't fully wake up from sleep mode. Everything but the screen comes on (keyboard, fan, etc).

The boot up is very slow now and some programs aren't opening. For example, the integrated mail application won't open, it just registers you clicked the tile and that's it.

Toshiba Service Station states "One or more modules failed to load. This process will be terminated" when I boot up.

For troubleshooting, I've disabled heavy start up applications that aren't windows related. I booted the computer in safe mode and ran malware scans with nothing wrong, and deleted temp files in case an undetected bug was hiding there. Also went and updated my BIOS too in case that was a power issue. So far, nothing. I consider myself fairly tech savvy and I'm stumped.

Make: Toshiba
Model: Satellite Radius P55W-B5220
OS: Windows 8

If your guys need any more info please let me know and thank you so much ahead of time.

Answer:Computer freezes/won't wake from sleep mode; programs buggy

Hi! Have you tested any of your hardware?? You can test memory by typing "Windows Memory Diagnostic in search Orb. Also, you say you can run in safe mode, which tells me you may have program conflicts. You could try a clean boot.

What is your PC Health Monitor showing??

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So, strange issue that recently cropped up. I have my Win7 machines set to enter sleep pretty often and to wake them from time to time I would use the power button, which in the past was not an issue. Press power, computer resumes from sleep. However a few months ago, probably after a Windows Update, pressing the power button would wake the computer...but then it immediately start to shut down. It appears the signal persists through resuming and into Windows causing it to trigger an immediate shutdown the moment it fully resumes...

So yeah, not a deal breaker but a strange issue nonetheless. Any ideas?

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While playing games... my pc will always enter sleep mode after about 10 min. of play time. Once in sleep mode, it will not wake up.. so I have to turn off the computer by the button. This is really frustrating. I tried the live chat with microsoft and the tech found corrupted files?! But they wanted to charge me 69.99 to resolve the issue. Help?

Answer:Computer Enters Sleep Mode While Gaming and Wont Wake Up

guessing 7 or vista

and start type cmd right click it run as admin in the box enter sfc/ scannow enter run it twice

70 to fix it? really???
use above to keep eye on your temperatures , i cleaned out a computer yesterday and the fluff was enough to make a jumper

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For some reason, me laptop has been (seemingly) randomly turning back on after being put into sleep mode while the lid is closed or before I even touch it. This is especially problematic because I will usually store it in my backpack to and from school because I do a lot of my homework with it, so it will consistently overheat when this happens, sometimes to the point of shutting itself down because of the overheating. I was able to find another thread on this forum:

Computer waking from sleep

so I was able to use that to that to find out what was wrong with my laptop using the event viewer. It turned out that it was caused by svchost.exe

And a quick google search told me that this is very important, so I can't just delete it. Can anyone tell me either/both why this is happening and how to fix it please?
As a side note, I also tried to set my computer to "do nothing" when the lid is closed, as the last post in the aforementioned thread suggested... it didn't work.

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I am new here. Hoping someone can help me out with this issue. I work in IT so am not a complete computer bonehead and am at my wits end with this.

My laptop is about 4 years old, it's a toshiba. For whatever reason, it started taking 5+ minutes to wake up from sleeping. If it sleeps for an hour, it's OK.. but if you leave it sleep all night and try to wake it up in the morning, it's quite cranky. After the 5+ minute wake up, it performs as normal. It was running Windows 7 Home 32 bit.

Troubleshooting steps that I have taken are as follows.

Reinstalled windows. Issue was resolved! but after about 2-3 weeks, issue came back. I thought maybe it was some type of windows update, so I reinstalled windows again and paid closer attention to the updates. Issue presented itself again after 2-3 weeks, and there were no updates immediately done prior to it starting.

I started to think maybe it was something related to my hard drive, so i performed laptop surgery and swapped out my original hard drive with a solid slate drive, and installed windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit (this laptop can support 64 bit so I figured why not upgrade.).

issue again was resolved for a few weeks, and now it's back to taking 5+ minutes to wake up again.

If you're turning the laptop on from scratch, it takes 10-15 seconds tops. if you're restarting, it's 10-15 seconds tops (man, I love SSD...)... if you're waking itup within the hour, its 1-2 seconds. But anything longer then that, 5+ minutes.

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Answer:Laptop extremely slow to wake up from sleep mode, 5+ minutes to wake

Hi there, have you ran any malware/anti virus scans?

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I have a Dell Optiplex 755 with WinXPPro SP3, 2GB RAM and an Intel Core 2 Duo E4600, and it is unreliable for Wake on LAN and Wake on Ring. I also wonder whether my Standby - Sleep - Suspend (S1 or S3) is working correctly.

When the PC is in Standby - Sleep - Suspend mode (S1 or S3), Wake on LAN and Wake on Ring work some of the time but not all of the time, and I'd like them to be 100% reliable.

These may be two different problems, but your advice will be appreciated. (Also, if I should post in a different forum, please advise.)

My Network Card is an Intel 82566DM-2 Gigabit Network Connection, and I recently upgraded its drivers using "generic" PROXP.exe from the Intel website, although this has not helped the problem. The specific driver file e1e5132.sys is now from 2009 -- it used to be from 2007. But, as I say, Wake on LAN from Standby was not and is still not reliable, both before and after the driver update.

In Settings .. Network Connections ... Local Area Connections ... Properties ... Configure ... Power Management, all the Wake on LAN options are checked ON:

- Wake on Directed Packet
- Wake on Magic Packet
- Wake on Magic Packet from Power Off State
- Wake on Link

The NIC card's Diagnostic checks are all OK.

My fax modem card is a Conexant D850 PCI V.92 Modem, and I have the most recent drivers dated 7/27/07, version In Settings ... Phone and Modem Options ... Modems ... Properties, "Allow this device to bring... Read more

Answer:Trouble with Wake on Ring, Wake on LAN and Standby - Sleep - Suspend

More to above: Dell has suggested I must re-install Windows. I've never done that, and I realize I'd probably lose all my applications and data - no good. Seems to me that's like using an atomic bomb to kill a mosquito. And why should I assume that will work?

But is there a way to re-install -- or maybe fix -- Windows that leaves everything else safe?

FYI - About a month or so ago, I ran SFC (System File Checker) in repair mode, and that didn't help with this problem.

Any ideas?

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My motherboard is a P8Z77-V, with Gigabyte 7950 video card, if that matters.

I did the windows 10 upgrade, and all seems well, except waking from Standby.

If I go into start menu, and choose sleep, everything spins down, and the computer shuts itself off. I am assuming this 'sleep' is some sort of hibernate. Great, love it.

But when I leave the computer over night I come back and the monitors are off,but lights on tower on. I am assuming this is standby mode? Anyway, I can't wake the computer from it, using mouse or keyboard (both USB). Clicking power button on tower does nothing. I generally have to click the reset button on tower and do a full boot sequence. When I log in, I do not get a message about windows not shutting down properly (maybe that message is no more in 10?), but clearly it is a fresh desktop.

I reset all bios settings, and update to most recent bios. I have the latest graphics drivers.

This is driving me nuts! Suggestions or trouble shooting tips?

Here is some investigating I did, hopefully it helps:

D:\Users\Shea.Wilbur>powercfg /a
The following sleep states are available on this system:
Standby (S3)
Hybrid Sleep
Fast Startup
The following sleep states are not available on this system:
Standby (S1)
The system firmware does not support this standby state.
Standby (S2)
The system firmware does not support this standby state.
Standby (S0 Low Power Idle)
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Answer:Computer Sleeps/Wakes fine manually, but won't wake from auto-sleep


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In the last month or two, I have been experiencing issues when putting my T500 2081 (with dedicated graphics - currently using Energy savings mode, or integrated graphics) into sleep mode. In the first month or so,  the computer sometimes made a long sequence of beeps when I tried the wake the machine up, then computer then would restart and get stuck at a black screen. (A forceful shutdown was required to reboot the machine) (Power indicator on, sleep indicator off) Since then, I never got the beeps anymore, although it has progressed to just being stuck after the machine is awakened. (While the power indicator shows that the machine is on, the sleep (moon) indicator remains lit.)  A force shutdown was still required to reboot the machine. Now, it again has progressed to something totally different. When the computer awakes, the power will completely shut off for a second (it makes the same sound that is made when you forcefully shut down your computer),  then the computer turns on again, but gets stuck at a black screen. (Power indicator is on, sleep indicator off) Once again, a forceful shutdown was required to reboot the machine. If I were to look in the System event logs, it would see this whenever it freezes up after being awaken:"The last sleep transition was unsuccessful. This error could be caused if the system stopped responding, failed, or lost power during the sleep transition." Interestingly, the computer would only freeze ... Read more

Answer:T500 2081 - Very Strange Standby/Sleep Issue (Cannot Wake Computer Up?)

Hi swg0101, Have you had a look at this thread?

---------Results of Your Ideal Business-Class Laptop survey, concluded 2009-07-29.Did someone help you?Say thanks! with a kudo.Even better: Pay it forward, help someone else.

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I have this big problem since I have received my P50 (at least for one year now). It is a 7600HQ machine with a Quadro 1000M video card. Let's say I start my day by turning on the laptop. The laptop boots. I see the Windows login screen. If I wait a little the P50 crashed very hard. The screen shows the artifact in the screenshot I have attached but sometimes I see an even color (like yellow) instead of the artifacts. The whole system is frozen. The lights on the keyboard do not react (num lock for example). So I hard reset the laptop using the power button and this repeats for around 10 times before it is booted correctly. And after this: the P50 is rock solid. It stays on for days at a time. Multiple VM's running, 32GB memory, M.2 SSD. Fully functional. So I thought it was Windows and installed Linux. This showed the exact same behavior. Some things to consider: 1. Only happens when I turn on the computer after some down time2. Once up it is rock solid3. Seems to happen more when I connect an external monitor (immediatly after connecting the cable). Both DP or HDMI show the symptoms.But I have seen it happen while using the P50 on my lap.4. All updates installed via the System Update app of Lenovo. Inclusing all BIOS updates5. Tried the hybrid or dedicated options in the bios for the video card. No change.6. It does not happen all mornings. Sometimes it boots up fine on the first try.7. Never happens in the BIOS or boot up screen. Only when the... Read more

Answer:P50 Hard crashes on boot or wake up

Look in the  event viewer and see if there is a message at the time of the problem?

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I have an issue with the sleep function. The computer does not awake from sleep. When I try to do it, it behaves as if it was waking, but it never ends and there is only a black screen; the mouse and keyboard are inoperative. The only thing possible to do is a hard reboot. When it boots, it shows a notice with a minute report (in the zip file) usually saying there was a blue screen, but I NEVER see any blue screen at all.

I know the power configuration is OK because I have always used the same scheme. A powercfg ?energy report shows several errors and warnings. They refer to USB and PCI (vendor 1002=ATI motherboard), but I don?t know how to repair them.

I downloaded the drivers downloader from and downloaded and installed the drivers. They are all Broadcom Corporation signed, the brand of my USB Bluetoth attachment. I rebooted after installing, as recommended. Run powercfg ?energy again and got the same report issues (in the zip file). I don?t think the processor utilization warnings to be very important because they are low and sporadic picks. It has been like this for some time now, so I don?t have a restore point. Can someone help and tell me what I can do so solve this issue, please?

Files uploaded in the attached zip:
. Windows warning after reboot
. Windows dump and xml files (2 = 1 each)
. Powercfg -energy report
I wanted to correct the thread title, but was unable to do it. Maybe someone else can do it.

Answer:No Wake From Sleep BlockedI have an issue with the sleep function. T

Quite confident it's a driver issue, it will be very difficult to troubleshoot from the one included dump file though as it's incomplete and inconclusive.

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The current thread is making a bad pool request. Typically this is at a bad IRQL level or double freeing the same allocation, etc.
Arg1: 0000000000000007, Attempt to free pool which was already freed
Arg2: 000000000000109b, (reserved)
Arg3: 0000000004440006, Memory contents of the pool block
Arg4: fffffa8007c481b0, Address of the block of pool being deallocated

Debugging Details:

***** Debugger could not find nt in module list, module list might be corrupt, error 0x80070057.

Cannot get _POOL_TRACKER_BIG_PAGES type size
Cannot get _POOL_TRACKER_BIG_PAGES type size

POOL_ADDRESS: fffffa8007c481b0





LAST_CONTROL_TRANSFER: from fffffa80036544e0 to fffff800038c2d40

fffff800`00b9c360 fffffa80`036544e0 : 00000000`00000000 00000000`000007ff fffffa80`... Read more

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Whether I choose any option other than to turn PC off, instead of tapping spacebar on my MS wireless keyboard I have to tap the button for power on the tower, then the monitor turns on as the fan runs, but always a black screen. So then I have to do a manual boot and select to start normally.
Started a week ago, around the same time as a graphics card failure. I installed a new PNY GeForce, updated ALL drivers on my Gateway DX4710-UB301A, (Win 7 Home Premium 64-bit, AVG antivirus free 2014) played with power management and startup config settings, trolled forums, performed malware scans, and still can't figure out the issue. 
Please help!

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I am having trouble getting a computer to boot. The computer I am having trouble with (it is my father in law's in TN, and I am in GA), is a Gateway. I found some information on fixing the problem on a Dell (I assume the bios is the same for both brands as it seems to be), but I cannot figure out how to get it to work.

The directions:

Reboot your system and hit F2 as soon as you see the Dell startup screen (the options are F2 for setup, F12 for boot sequence).

In the System Setup screen, do these steps.

Select Drives:
Make sure your Diskette Drive (3.5 floppy) is set properly (Usually set to Internal)
Make sure that "Drive 0: SATA-0" drive is set to "ON"

Go to "SATA Operation":



Reboot - make sure that the boot sequence is set to CD rom before HD and make sure that the reinstall CD is in the drive. Setup will load, hit enter to reinstall XP. Your HD should now be detected and you should see the licensing agreement.

If you have your files backed up I reccommend deleting the partition and reformatting prior to installing XP, it will give you that option after the license agreement.

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Answer:Computer Will Not Boot Up. Boot Failure:System Halted (Solution Here Did Not Work)

Try clearing the Bios (CMOS) and see if the hard drive is detected in the bios. If it is, and you still get this boot failure. Your hard drive is probably bad

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One of the computers here at work has a hard time waking up. It usually gives trouble even coming back from sleep mode when in Windows. You can move the mouse around for a good 2-3 minutes before it wakes up and the screen goes back to the desktop.

Also, I dont think this is related, but when the computer powers on or reboots, it sometimes takes a good 5-10 tries before you can see anything on the screen. You can hear it booting up by the normal computer beeps, but theres nothing on the screen. Ive already replaced the video card and cables. Also I checked the monitor. Its not any of those.

Its an older Gateway 1.2 Ghtz computer with about a gig of ram.

I dont think the two problems are related, but I may be wrong. Anyone? Thanks

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