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Why my PC couldn't wake up from sleep?

Question: Why my PC couldn't wake up from sleep?

I'm using the default "Balance" plan, which after 30 mins... it goes to sleep, well I practically hit every keys on the keyboard, moved the mouse right/left clicks, nada....hit the power button once, nada...and eventually hitting the power button on the 3rd time and PC restarted and I got an error message the PC was not shutdown properly previously.

What else could I try? How do you guys wake up your PC from sleep? or is there something I need to change in the power plan/bios?


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Answer: Why my PC couldn't wake up from sleep?

I'd love to help, but you need to fill out your specs first.. Help us help you..

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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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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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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.

It ba... Read more

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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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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. . . 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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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 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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* Bugcheck Analysis *
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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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I submitted the previous message yesterday with the subject: NAV has detected a virus on your computer.
So far I have only received 2 responses that don't answer any of my questions. One of the responses said to simply delete the files. How do I know I won't be deleting an important one? How are these viruses getting into my computer if I have NAV? I thought that kept me protected.
Now there is a new twist to my situation -- Last night 5 new e-mails mysteriously appeared at the bottom of my inbox. (I let old messages build up before I decide what to do with them -- right now there are 102 with the oldest dated ones at the bottom of the list). These 5 e-mails are unopened, unlike my old ones. Two of them are dated in 2001 -- I didn't even have this computer in 2001. They both have strange wording. One for example says: (from) [email protected] and the subject says: depeignee Stuck in a dead end job? campista.
The other 3 e-mails say they are from NAV. They have no subject and under date they say none. I opened one of those and this is what is said:
Norton AntiVirus deleted the following email message because it was infected with a virus:


And that's all it said. The From, To and Subject were blank.

I would be so grateful for your help.
Donna J


Answer:NAV/virus situation -- couldn't sleep -- please help. 5 weird e-mails just showed up.

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Hi Guys/Gals

Never use sleep function but last night instead of selecting shutdown hit sleep by mistake. Couldn't get system to wake from sleep and had to turn off by holding power button.

Today when switching system back on i get fan & case lights on , hdd and dvd activity. The keyboard is unresponsive (no lights) and monitor remains in stand by. Mouse gets power but doesn't wake pc.

Using reset or power button on case just restarts system to exact condition above.

Can't contact pc manufacturer til monday (pc 4 months old). Read quite a few other posts regarding vista sleep issues but haven't found anything that would seem to rectify this problem.

Any comments/tips gratefully recieved


Answer:Can't Wake PC From Sleep

Well I'm a beginner but I had a lesser important case than yours. I found you interupt a process of sleep if you try to wake it before about 5 seconds. Anyway, there are a couple of things you can try.

Unplug the power cord and plug it back in.

Pull out the wall socket thingy and put it back in.

Try doing something like booting into safe mode if you can.
The pc maybe still functioning but the monitor can't interact with it. Once you try to boot it, keep pressing F8 for about 10 seconds and then press enter. See if anything happens.

Could also be a shortcircut or something. Other people have had a similar problem.

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I'm running Snow Leopard on my iMac which is wirelessly connected to the house's router with Airport. The PC is connected directly to the router with the ethernet cable. It is a fairly new computer, running Windows 7. It is an Acer, 2.something GHz processor. Is there any software that I can use on my mac to wake up my PC remotely from my Mac? Thank you.

Answer:Can I Wake My PC From Sleep From My Mac?

Wake on Lan is just a magic packets to notify any WOL capable nic and computer to turn on or wake up. Just Google search for OS x wol.

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driver me crazy:
my PC details :
Menory: G.Skill DDR800 (1+2G) X2 =6 G 4-4-4-12
CPU: E6550
Harddisk : WD 3200YS
Vedio Card: LeadTeck PX8800GT
I can not stand 8800GT's 100% fan noice , so I order AC S1 (Rev2) heatsink to replace old one, replcace is good, the noice is down, and also control the temp to 43 degree,
then the story comes: I find VISTA Home P 64 SP1 Can Sleep , but when I try to wake up , the PC , CPU(Fan), Hardisk , VedioCard fan start working , but the LCD have no signal, and Wireless Keybord and mouse does not work .
I reinstall chip (MB)drivers and vedio card drivers ... ... still same problem.
I change DELL 2407 to Philips 190P stll no siginal...

I change BIOS From S3 to S1 , yes, it can wake up, but I need S3 !!!
I check the Device Manger, and find SYSTEM DEVICES -> PCI Bus Properties general say working properly, BUT resources menory range conflicts
pls. see the picsorry it is Chinese ) :
Powercfg /a says system support S3:

I am sorry my OS is Chinese, but I can NOT find answer from China, pls. help, if you guys need transfer into English, just let me know!
one more pic from DM:

Answer:S3 STR Sleep Can NOT Wake up

Hi Wufawutian,

Check this Tutorial for solving sleep problems...

Power Options and Sleep Mode Problems

Let me know the results

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Hi, I was wondering if anybody has had this problem before?

My computer was put to sleep earlier on today, and I moved the mouse to turn it back on. The power light went from orange (sleep mode) to blue (powered on). Nothing was displayed on the machine. Bashed some buttons, nothing happened, so did a hard reboot.

The power button went red (which happens if I hard reboot it) then to blue but that's it. The fans and hard drive starts going, but no beeps, no POST, no display. Nothing.

Already, I've tried:

- Reseating my RAM sticks - nothing
- Unplugging the hard drive - bf actually broke a sata slot, although he says it was lose before. The pins are not straight now and I can't get the black slot back onto the mobo. Plugged hard drive into sata 2 slot, still get no reaction.

Anything else I can try?

Answer:Can't wake up from sleep.

Try clearing CMOS, see if that helps.

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Hello Eight Forums,

New HP Notebook. One month power on. W8.1 64bit

Setup with Classic Shell and Fast Startup Off

Have to decide next week. If I should return for new machine exchange or keep with two known issues.

1) Sleeps on timer okay. Just cannot wake from Sleep. Tap space bar. Black screen goes gray. Times to black.
Noticed ethernet lite not on. Plug is clear plastic with white led normally on and on during startup.

Suspect power to NIC not satisfied so, no wake from Sleep. Have to force shutdown. Startup is normal. Forced shutdown is not flagged prompting startup options.

2) igfx Tray Module has stopped working pops dialog box on some startups.

HP and I have been round and round. HP wants me to contact Microsoft. We all know that's not fun. HP is bad enough. Always leaving remote session with machine worse for the experience.

HP went through settings and drivers. HP un-installed, re-installed over-installed and updated drivers till they were exhausted. Using HP Support Assistant and pulling soft paks from
Then came the requisite System Recovery. Then came more BS.

Yesterday, after a Device Manager graphics driver un-install / install. Windows Update offered it's two cents with an Intel HD Graphics update.

I can return to Staples for new same machine. No harm. No foul. No cost. New warranty period.

Machine worked no issues afaik for two weeks. Then BIOS and UEFI manual pull updates via HP Support Assistant. No issues.... Read more

Answer:New W8.1 cannot wake from Sleep

Geez, not even a Welcome

HP referred me to Microsoft. Microsoft referred me back to HP
M$ did offer me fee based support. No guarantee my system would not be left as a door stop.

So, whose responsible here. HP the vendor of M$
Or, M$ the author of W8
Or, Intel
Or, one of the umpteen needless Windows apps that came pre-installed.

If I want Netflix. I can get em' without a Tile.
If I want the weather...well, you can follow where I'm going.......................

Not even a Welcome ~

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My computer can go to sleep mode. But upon wake up, it will stuck there with no video signal. I can see the fans are moving, cd and hd seems working. I have the latest bios installed and have tried different settings. Any thoughts?
This is my spec:
MSI Neo2 P35 with intel e2180
evga 8600gts
4gb ram.

Answer:Help with sleep wake up

Do you also have the latest driver for your video card?

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Since installing SP1 my computer has been acting like a one year old. When I put it to sleep at night it keeps waking and then goes to sleep only to wake again. Left untouched it went through this cycle all night. Starts 20 seconds after I put it to sleep and stays on for 2 minutes and then goes to sleep for 20 seconds then wake for two minutes etc etc etc.I disconnected a flash drive that I had in a USB port.
I disabled "wake timers" under Sleep in Power Options
I disabled "allow this device to wake the computer" in the properties of the USB wireless mouse
In the properties for the network adapter under the "Advanced" tab I disabled the "Wake on Settings". That fixed the problem but then I couldn't wake my computer with Logmein and I think Orb is disabled.
Noticed when I went back that there's another tab "Power Control" for network adapter. I disabled "allow this device to wake the computer" and changed the Advanced tab "Wake on setting" to "OS controlled".
Now when I put it to sleep it seems to stay down. I'll update tomorrow if it misbehaves tonight.

Answer:Sleep Wake Sleep Wake

If you think it might be the network card, you can always open a cmd prompt and run powercfg -lastwake to see which device was logged as waking the machine last.

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Hi group,When my PC (HP Pavilion) goes into "idle" - when I'm not using it - it will not wake back up. I get no video, and sometimes my mouse will not wake up either. When I disconnect my power cord and reconnect the computer, I am able to boot up and things work. The computer works fine as long as I don't let it go to idle. For example, when I shut it down, it will boot up fine the next time. This just started happening recently after two updates: one from Norton, and the other from Quicken. I have no idea whether one of these caused the problem. I keep my PC well-maintained with all the latest updates. I have run the power troubleshooter, as well as the updates troubleshooter, and both detected no problems. Open to any ideas you may have,Thanks,Jeff

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Hi guys, srry haven't been to tech support guy for awhile, in case if i miss any information, feel free to remind me
and i'll post it asap.

My laptop is about 2 years old (Acer Aspire 6920), one day like any normal day i was away from my laptop
and it went to sleep. The next time i was using it i tried to wake it up, it froze for around 10 mins, so i tried to
restart it and the next thing i knew it only starts up to "startup repair". Any attempts to access safe mode to
debug the computer has failed and since then the laptop has gone on a loop -->fail to repair in startup repair
--> restart computer again --> running startup repair. So i decided to reinstall the OS.

after reformatting and reinstalling windows 7 to my laptop though, i seem to encounter a similar error. The laptop
seems to work fine although whenever it goes to sleep and i try to wake it up, the screen froze and starts
flashing and the laptop wont work until you restart the computer again. I made my second attempt to reinstall
a new OS to the system and the same error occurred. My laptop has the latest bios and i tried various versions
of drivers for my graphics card (intel 965 chipset) and the problem continues to persist.

I was wondering if there's any program to debug this error or whether this is a hardware error that i can somehow detect.


Acer Aspire 6920
Windows 7 32 bit operation system

Answer:Cant Wake up from Sleep


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Question: Wake from sleep

My Vista PC keeps going into sleep mode, or closes down. When I start it up again, it gets to a black screen saying continue restore, or re-start. Sometimes I get a blue screen with some sort of loading message on it, but on re-booting, it's ok. I 'googled' the sleep mode problem, and on one link it said it is commonly and registry error, and I needed to download a program to fix it. Can anyone help with the solution. Thanks.

Answer:Wake from sleep

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Las two weeks, when I hit any key or mouse, PC will not wake from sleep shows black monitor but its green light is on.
Have turn pc off and restart which starts without any problems.

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My computer will go into sleep mode (sleep, hibernate, and all power off settings in the power setting are disabled) and it will not wake up. Preform a hard reboot and it beeps once every second without getting through post. Leave it alone for a few days and it's fine boots as normal. Last for a day or two then happens again. Any one got any ideas?

Answer:Sleep will not wake

Hi @Cbwesson, and thank you for your post.Welcome to the HP Support Forums! It is a great place to find the help you need, from other users, HP experts and other support personnel. I understand that your computer is not waking properly from sleep. I am happy to help with this. Please post the full product number and operating system in use on your computer. See the following, if you need help with that information.How Do I Find My Model Number or Product Number?Is the Windows Version on My Computer 32-bit or 64-bit? For now and assuming that you are using Windows 10, give this a try: HP PCs - Sleep and Hibernate Issues (Windows 10, 8), and let me know how it goes. I look forward to seeing your response, and if it does resolve your issue, please mark this post as a solution. Kudos would also be appreciated.

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Hi All,
   My boss just bought a XPS 15 9550 last September.  There are a few cases each week that it does not wake up from sleep.  All drivers are up to date.  I did an online check with Dell for hardware check and all seems fine.
The computer goes into some state that the screen is black, the computer is running and there is nothing else but holding the power button down to restart it.

It's frustrating. 

Answer:Cant wake up from Sleep

Thank you for writing to us!
We would like to apologize for the inconvenience caused.
In this case we would suggest you to update the BIOS to the latest version. Also update the chipset drivers on the system ( un-install -> restart system -> install ).
Kindly private message the service tag and email address.

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Greetings.  I have a T61 that won't wake from sleep. Situation:Put PC to "sleep" using Fn+F4, closing lid or let it go to "sleep" via system timerPC will not wake upon opening lid, using Fn+F4 or power button.We're forced to either 1) hold down power button (which forces a reboot), or 2) (when that fails), unplug from wall AND remove battery.System:T61, 7664 RYU, Bios 7LETC6WW (2.26)VistaAll Microsoft and Lenovo patches installed and current Notes:Don't have a restore point we can refer back to.Don't want to have to burn it down and start over.My hunch is that there is a conflict somewhere in the registry (maybe between what the bios thinks and what the registry has)?I'll PayPal you $25 if your solution fixes it....  Seriously. Many thanks.  

Answer:T61 Won't Wake From Sleep

Hi, I have the same problem and have tried all the fixes...none work.  If you get a solution please let me know! Thanks,[email protected]

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1st system
Windows 7 x64 7600 clean install, intel e6550 cpu, intel 965g motherboard, sapphire radeon 4670 video card on 2 monitors, nvidia 6200 video card on two more mornitors, 1.5gb memory

- no problems going to sleep or waking up, using either S1 or S3 as sleep state in bios

2nd system
Windows 7 x64 7600 clean install, intel i5 750 cpu, gigabyte p55-md80 motherboard, sapphire radeon 4670 video card on 2 monitors, nvidia 6200 video card on two more monitors, 4gb memory

- no problems going to sleep or waking up, using S1 as sleep state in bios

- no problem going to sleep using S3, however cannot wake up from S3 sleep. Pressing the power button produces a normal reboot instead of a wake up.

System 2 can sleep and wake up normally when using just the nvidia 6200. It is only when the 4670 video card is used in system 2 that S3 sleep becomes an issue. Doesn't matter if its by itself or paired with the 6200.

I have tried every sleep tweak suggested here in terms of modifying bios settings and advanced power settings. I've tried the radeon driver 9.9, 9.5, and 9.3 for win7 64. There are many reports of S3 issues with MSI motherboards in general, as well as with win7 ati drivers. Open to any suggestions. Thanks

Answer:Cannot wake from S3 Sleep

Quote: Originally Posted by johnhoh

1st system
Windows 7 x64 7600 clean install, intel e6550 cpu, intel 965g motherboard, sapphire radeon 4670 video card on 2 monitors, nvidia 6200 video card on two more mornitors, 1.5gb memory

- no problems going to sleep or waking up, using either S1 or S3 as sleep state in bios

2nd system
Windows 7 x64 7600 clean install, intel i5 750 cpu, gigabyte p55-md80 motherboard, sapphire radeon 4670 video card on 2 monitors, nvidia 6200 video card on two more monitors, 4gb memory

- no problems going to sleep or waking up, using S1 as sleep state in bios

- no problem going to sleep using S3, however cannot wake up from S3 sleep. Pressing the power button produces a normal reboot instead of a wake up.

System 2 can sleep and wake up normally when using just the nvidia 6200. It is only when the 4670 video card is used in system 2 that S3 sleep becomes an issue. Doesn't matter if its by itself or paired with the 6200.

I have tried every sleep tweak suggested here in terms of modifying bios settings and advanced power settings. I've tried the radeon driver 9.9, 9.5, and 9.3 for win7 64. There are many reports of S3 issues with MSI motherboards in general, as well as with win7 ati drivers. Open to any suggestions. Thanks


Try Standby Tool, it solved all my S3 problems.
Here is the version for Win7.
In the post you'll see "mst09098.exe". Read more

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So it sleeps no bother normally but it seems that if my htpc has woken it with a wol magic packet, it will not go back to sleep , ever unless manually put to sleep. Rebooting and automatic sleep works again. I recently reinstalled windows and have looked atvevery setting I can think of. Including unattended sleep timeoutvin gpedit which I have tried not config and set to one min. Powercfg shows nothing.

Answer:no sleep after wake on lan

I have been searching the internet and it seems that this situation is unique.

To clarify, sleep works fine but if the computer is woken with a magic packet from any source it does not then go back to sleep after inactivity. Even the monitor stays on.

In gpedit I have tried disabling allow applications to prevent sleep under power options with no change.

Anybody got any ideas, this is driving me crackers!

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help please...
i just added 2 gig of ram to my lappy.(it was originally using 2 gig)
Since added i realised that windows is having trouble waking from sleep especially if i leave it to sleep for some time ( about an hour of sleep time) when i try to wake it it justs seems to lose power and dies or the fans just keep spinning but nothing happens.... nand i have run windows memory diagnostics... it doesnt seem to detect any problem with the ram..

Answer:Cant Wake From Sleep

Quote: Originally Posted by manusdn7

help please...
i just added 2 gig of ram to my lappy.(it was originally using 2 gig)
Since added i realised that windows is having trouble waking from sleep especially if i leave it to sleep for some time ( about an hour of sleep time) when i try to wake it it justs seems to lose power and dies or the fans just keep spinning but nothing happens.... nand i have run windows memory diagnostics... it doesnt seem to detect any problem with the ram..

Hi manusdn7 and welcome

The windows memory test does not stress your memory enough to tell, plus it is run from within windows.

You need to run memtestx86

Download a copy of Memtest86 and burn the ISO to a CD using Iso Recorder or another ISO burning program. Boot from the CD, and leave it running for at least 5 or 6 passes.

Just remember that memtest errors can be either memory or bad motherboard slots so you may have to test memory one stick at a time, and the slots with known good memory.

Let us know if you need further assistance

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Hoping someone can help me with this.

I installed 7RC a couple of months ago. Since then whenever my pc sleeps I can not wake it up. It used to wake up fine in XP.

To get it going again I have to cold reboot or pull the plug. When it comes back up everything I was doing is still there, I just have to enter my password.

I think I have all the settings right but if someone could run me through everything that needs to be set I'd be really grateful.

Thanks in advance.


Answer:PC Won't wake from sleep

Mine is the same and takes about 2 and a half mins to wake up

I have my bios set to wake up on double mouse click, it does wake up eventually

Should be fixed in the official release!!

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Question: Wake up from Sleep

I have a Q180 and N5902 wireless remote. After putting the Q180 to sleep I wish to wake it from the remote as the Q180 is in an normally out of reach area. I have gone to Device manager for keyboard and mouse and both were checked for "turn on computer from this device". However, I am not able to wake the computer. What is the way to do this?

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I've been running Windows 7 Ultimate for the better part of a year now. For about the last week or so now, my computer is going in to (what I assume is) sleep mode at the most inopportune moments. No amount of anything will wake the computer from its sleep - not the keyboard, mouse, ethernet activity (which should keep it from falling asleep in the first place) - only a hard reboot will bring my PC back to a state where I can use it.

Some of the things I've tried, so that people don't answer with "change your power plan settings" or some such thing. If it was that easy, I wouldn't be here asking for help. I'll restate that I've been using the same Win7 Ultimate install on the same PC for a year now, and it's only in the last week this has been happening.

Anyways, I have:
Verified all my power plan settings;
Disabled any screen saver;
This is an older desktop, not a laptop, so hibernate and hybrid sleep options are not even present. Nevertheless, I've followed this guide and this one for disabling both.
Used device manager to specify my keyboard, mouse, and ethernet card as "wake up" devices. Also used the command line to manually set these as "wake from any state", only to have them all not work.
Tried changing group policy and eliminating sleep/hibernate from the user group.
As I said, it's only been doing this for a week or so now. All my drivers are current. All my system updates are current. I haven't installed any new software. I was ... Read more

Answer:A sleep I can't wake up from.

Did you try system restore? Actually sounds like a bad power supply. Good luck to you.

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Just started happening. Usually the mouse will wake it from sleep, but now it won't. Vista. And a hard restart often fails. I had to power up 6 times today to get it to start. No hard drive activity the first 5 times. Any ideas?

Answer:Won't wake from sleep

Is this with your laptop Tim? :confused

Does this help at all?

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Question: Wake up from sleep

Having struggled to get my computer to sleep -

When I do a wake up from 'Sleep' I get - Windows did not shut down correctly.
It then offers the 'Safe Options' list,

Anyone know why it does this?

Answer:Wake up from sleep

Does the power remain connected to the PC?

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Hi all,
I have win 7 x64 running on a custom built machine. Every now and then the machine freezes up when I try to wake it up from sleep (usually overnight). I have not made changes to make it hybernate. I experienced this again last night and am wondering if I could get some help analyzing this minidump as I don't know how to analyze it.

Any help will be appreciated.


Answer:win 7 won't wake up after sleep

Hello IndianinIA,

I wonder if that was caused by your network driver. Try uninstalling and reinstalling that driver, e1e6032e.sys, and make sure that you get the latest version.

Microsoft (R) Windows Debugger Version 6.11.0001.404 AMD64
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Loading Dump File [C:\Users\Jonathan\Desktop\020810-18921-01.dmp]
Mini Kernel Dump File: Only registers and stack trace are available

DbsSplayTreeRangeMap::Add: ignoring zero-sized range at ?fffff800`00b9c500?
Symbol search path is: SRV*c:\symbols*
Executable search path is:
Windows 7 Kernel Version 7600 MP (4 procs) Free x64
Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS
Built by: 7600.16385.amd64fre.win7_rtm.090713-1255
Machine Name:
Kernel base = 0xfffff800`02a00000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0xfffff800`02c3de50
Debug session time: Sun Feb 7 23:28:12.828 2010 (GMT-5)
System Uptime: 0 days 13:16:53.125
Loading Kernel Symbols
Loading User Symbols
Loading unloaded module list
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I am using a wake on lan app on my ipod so i can wake my computer from sleep. Im running into a problem though. When i go into configure my network adapter, and go to the power management tab, if "allow the computer to turn of this device to save power" is unchecked, the app works, but when the computer comes back on it cant connect to the internet, if it is checked, the app doesnt work, but when the computer turns back on the internet works. Any ideas on how to solve this problem, so the internet will work when it wakes and the app will work, thanks!

Answer:help with sleep / wake on lan

Actually i dont think the internet is working with either setting. After short periods, like 5 minutes or less, the internet still works, but after longer periods, when i wake it the network has limited connectivity or doesnt work entirely.

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I have a new computer with Vista Home Basic. If I set it to "sleep" for short periods there is no problem. The power button light flashes and if I press the button the PC resumes where I left off. However if I leave it in sleep mode for a long time, eg overnight, the PC will not awake and I have to turn the mains power off and on and reboot. The PC suppliers say that with modern computers and programs sleep should not be used for long periods. Seems strange. If I want to continue in the morning where I left off in the evening what can I do? Should I use hybernate? How does that work?

Answer:Sleep - can't wake up!

It may be considered unwise to leave your PC on for long periods when unused. The PC is still `live` electrically and is using power, still `warm` and accessible. As a result, there is the risk of damage from electrical power `spikes`, perhaps fire could result and of course it is not particularly `green`.Whether there is a real problem with it not resuming after long periods of inactivity or whether this is a `feature` of the OS I have no idea. But, it would seem reasonable for it to resume unless there is some form of software problem; bad graphics drivers have been known to cause this kind of anomaly in XP.

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I try hitting the power button, nothing. I have to restart, it takes a long time to read the hd's in bios, then when it restarts there is no network connection, so I need to restart again.

no real pattern to this, sometimes I leave the machine on all night and no problems, other times just a couple hours and it happens.

I am also using a wireless mouse/kb if that makes a difference.

Answer:win 8 goes to sleep (i think) and won't wake up

Originally Posted by badperson

I try hitting the power button, nothing. I have to restart, it takes a long time to read the hd's in bios, then when it restarts there is no network connection, so I need to restart again.

no real pattern to this, sometimes I leave the machine on all night and no problems, other times just a couple hours and it happens.

I am also using a wireless mouse/kb if that makes a difference.

I think you switch to second screen try to plug-in the second monitor and switch only PC screen only

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Question: wake from sleep

hi-i am trying to enable wake my computer from sleep using the keyboard or mouse.i have checked all of the bios settings and neccessary power settings are all enabled.i ran the power-cfg cmd to check if my computer will allow itself to use these,and it stated that i could using s1 setting.however it still wont work.i checked on the internet,and one forum suggested it could be that i should check the option under usb root hub-"allow this device to wake computer from sleep".i cannot check any of these options as the box is grayed out.can anyone help?

Answer:wake from sleep

It may be that one or more devices in your system is/are not compatible with sleep mode, hence those options are greyed out.

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I have a 4 yr old custom built desktop upgraded from Win 7 pro to Win 10 pro about 8 months ago. Up until two weeks ago the sleep/wake up has worked perfect. Now the unit will not wake from sleep. I have tried everything I have seen and nothing has worked. It has to be booted from sleep. I have now set sleep time to never and will shut the unit down at night rather than letting it go to sleep. Anybody have anything new that I could try. Is MS working on this???

Answer:will not wake from sleep

Win 10 pro installed on a Desktop computer. Like so many I have experienced the problem with the Sleep option not allowing the computer to Wake. Nothing I have tried has done anything to change this, so I decided to not use the Sleep and to just Shut Down when I am not using the computer. It seems that the Shut Down option does the same thing as Sleep. They both put the computer in a state where it will not Wake up. The only options are to hold the Power button until the computer completely shuts down, or to hit the reset button. Now when I do a normal Shut Down I am then holding the Power Button to completely Shut Down the computer. This is totally ridiculous. Is anyone working on a solution to these problems? I also have a Laptop with Win 10 installed that is doing the same thing with Sleep and Shut Down.

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I'm having problems with sleep mode on my new W500. I run Windows Vista Business 64 and everytime it goes into sleep mode (powered or on battery), it does not wake up. The fan starts but that's it. What's causing this?

Answer:Will not wake up from sleep

I did a fresh install today, complete reformat. I installed Windows Vista updates and Lenovo ones too. It still does the same thing. If the computer goes to sleep there is nothing else to do but to power it down by holding the power button for 10 seconds. This is frustrating.

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After the latest upgrade to Windows 10 Creators, my trusty T500 has developed an issue with waking from sleep.It wakes fine but then goes back to sleep almost immediately.  On the second attempt it wakes properly and stays awake.Had the same issue when Win10 first came out and I upgraded from Win7.  Managed to eventually fix the problem then but can't recall what I did at the time.  Posted on this forum back in 2016 see here but didn't get a solution.  Hoping that my second attempt (much like waking my laptop) will have better success.

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After I sleep my X220 and go to wake it up sometimes (maybe once a week?) it will refuse to wake, and when I push the power button the processor activity light, keyboard light, capslock light, and the backlights for power, mute etc. will flash intermittently every 7 seconds or so. The only way to fix get it out of this is to hold down the power button to shut it down and restart. Anyone know what could be causing this?Thanks 

Answer:X220 won't wake from sleep

If you are using 1.36 BIOS, revert to 1.35.

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Hi Everyone,

I'm hoping you guys can help me, seeing as your the number 1 Google search and all on Win 7 threads!

I've been happily working away with Vista x64 Home Premium no problems and my Hauppage HVR2200 worked awsomely and SOOO reliably. My power was less reliable than my recordings!

However, now having Dual-booted our lovely friend Win 7 x64 first Beta and now RC 1(7100), I'm having some issues similar to those I used to have on my old computer running Vista x86 Home Premium:

1) Won't come out of sleep by the mouse or keyboard. I'm running them through a Hub but even before they were through the hub it didn't work. I haven't got any software installed for either and am going to give it a go, but it's never worked before. I've also started running MST, which I had to use on my old computer to get Vista to come out of sleep for recordings. Hasn't seemed to have worked yet.

2) And more distressingly, IF it wakes up for a Media Centre recording, or update or whatever, 9/10 times it blue screens or locks up when it does, or after its finished and trying to go back to sleep. I have several .dmp files and plenty of events, but all I've been able to narrow it down to are: I have an external hard drive that I run Roboform password manager and my email off, so its constantly being read- apparently USB devices like that can cause some trouble. OR It's a driver issue, quite possibly either the Intel RAID driver (RAID 0) I'm using or my LAN driver (Realtek RTL8168D).

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Answer:Win 7 Sleep and Wake Issues

Your description of the problem implies an ACPI advanced function compatibility issue. There are two parts to this problem, the BIOS and the chipset driver. It appears you have the most recent BIOS for your motherboard. Make sure you also have the most recent chipset driver for your motherboard.

Your motherboard supports HPET (high precision event timing), which is likely the cause of your HAL errors, particularly if disabled (since your motherboard will report that it is HPET capable and Vista and 7 like to use it if possible). Also, if you are running the OS as 64-bit, make sure the HPET mode is set to 64-bit. Lastly, I would disable PME to be on the safe side. For debugging purposes, ensure the suspend type is S1.

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Today my X1 carbon won't wake up after closing the lid, it's happened twice in row, and I've had to hold the power button until the system turns off to reboot. The sleep indicator lights flash quickly, I've never noticed this before, here's a little video with this blinking LEDs: I run linux, and updated the kernel yesterday, but I've closed/opened the lid a couple of times since then, and it worked fine.. The user manual said the LEDs will blink green if waking from hiberation, but I don't use hibernate, and i've waiting 10-20 minutes for a change.. With AC power and without. Any ideas? Thanks!

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I have a Lenovo H520s PC which was purchased about a month ago. Im getting so upset with this thing! Most times when I am away from it for a few hours and come back it will not wake from sleep! I have to push the power on/off button till it shuts down then push it back to start it up again. So any work I may have had open earlier will be lost. This is really frustrating me and needs to be fixed! Does anyone know how to fix this issue? thank you

Answer:So frustrated! Will not wake up from sleep!!!!!

hi jenaisme001,
Welcome to the Lenovo Forums.
Can you try to:
1. Boot into the BIOS by continuously tapping F1 on startup
2. In the BIOS, navigate to the Power Tab set the following settings:
ACPI Standby Mode - S3(STR)After Power Loss - Last State
3. Press F10 to save and exit BIOS
Adjust the sleep timer to 1min and test the new settings.
Let me know your findings

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Hello, My X230 wake up alone after put into sleep! This is a big issue when you store it into a case, since it will heat a lot due to the lack of ventilation. I initially thought this could be related to transportation (wag and jumping), but I've seen it happen even in a complete stationary position. Any ideias on the roote cause and how to solve it, please? Thks 

Answer:X230 - Wake up alone from Sleep

Hi, bsantos9
This could be due to Windows Update or some other application having a setting that tells the machine to come back on. I found this article on Microsoft's website that goes into more detail on how to check for this and how to disable it, if this is the case.
Hope it helps,

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how weak-up Win 10 pro (from put it in sleep mode).... can do so ONLY by keyboard and Not by mouse???

Answer:how wake-up Win 10 pro (from put it in sleep mode).... can do so ONLY


In the Ask me anything area of the TaskBar, type in: device manager
Right click on the mouse and select: Properties
Click on Power Management tab and check: Allow this device to wake computer

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Ok so I'm at a loss here, I recently purchased a new mobo, ram, and processor for christmas and after building the system I installed Windows 8. Well, it was plagued with BSOD's everytime I woke it from sleep so I figured it was the problem, so I went back to Windows 7. Unfortunately, the problems have continued. I seem to get a different error message everytime and I've tried chkdsk, OS reinstallation, driver cleaning/reinstallation. I've checked hard drive cables as well as multiple settings throughout the OS so I'm hoping you geniuses can work some magic here.

Attached is the dump file following this thread's instructions as well as a text file containing my system specs as provided by Speccy.

Answer:BSOD wake from sleep

uninstall avast antivirus and use this instead

Microsoft Security Essentials - Microsoft Windows

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Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 7A, {fffff6fc5002a3f8, ffffffffc000000e, 1e869b880, fffff8a00547fbc0}

*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for aswSnx.SYS
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for aswSnx.SYS
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for aswSP.SYS
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for aswSP.SYS
Probably caused by : aswSnx.SYS ( aswSnx+39fe7 )

Followup: MachineOwner

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Yesterday I put my x230 to sleep and put it in a case. This evening I started it to find the battery depleted. Checking the eventlog and the scheduler it apparently was woken up at noon today by rescue and recovery and kept running in the case for five hours until battery was exhausted. I'm not too happy about running the computer without cooling for five hours.Why doesn't the computer go back to sleep after a wake up like this? R&R wouldn't do anything anyway since it was on battery.Thanks,Anders

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Hey, I have a three year old secondary PC that I just recently started using again after about a year in storage. I did a clean reinstall of Windows 7 x64 a few days ago. Now that I have everything set up for use I'm getting BSODs every time I wake the PC from sleep. I need some help tracking down the culprit.

I reseated my RAM, PCI cards, SATA cables and everything. I still get BSODs when I wake the PC from S3 sleep about 75% of the time. Sometimes I get to the desktop and it works for a couple seconds before freezing and BSODing, sometimes it BSODs as soon as it wakes up. I've tried disconnecting my USB devices one at a time to see if one of them is the problem but I still get a BSOD no matter what.

Dump folder attached. I hope someone here can help me with this. Thanks.

Answer:BSOD on wake from sleep

Is the firmware for the SSD up to date?

Model Corsair CSSD-F120GB2 ATA Device
If not, check for an update and let us know if updating the firmware brings stability.

Also go through this thread for reference:
Perform a System File Check:Click on the start
Type CMD on Search
Left click and Run as Administrator
Type SFC /scannow
Full tutorial here:SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
Disk Check on your hard drive for file system errors and bad sectors on it:Disk Check

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Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck F4, {3, fffffa8008ecf9f0, fffffa8008ecfcd0, fffff80002dd3460}

----- ETW minidump data unavailable-----
Probably caused by : csrss.exe

Followup: MachineOwner

2: kd> !analyze -v
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Hi new user here, my RTM copy used to go to standby and wake up fine but recently when I try to power it up the machine will appear to start up, but my screen, keyboard and mouse do not wake up, also my wifi light does not turn on either.

The only way to get on to my pc is to do a hard restart.

I believe this might help:
Power Efficiency Diagnostics Report

Computer Name KYLE-PC Scan Time 2009-08-06T10:10:33Z Scan Duration 60 seconds System Manufacturer DIXONSXP System Product Name DIXONSXP BIOS Date 04/12/2007 BIOS Version 1.00.DIX OS Build 7600 Platform Role PlatformRoleMobile Plugged In true Process Count 61 Thread Count 793 Report GUID {15f6f462-9d4b-4faa-a8b5-f49855e75b24} Analysis Results


Power Policy:Sleep timeout is disabled (Plugged In)
The computer is not configured to automatically sleep after a period of inactivity.

USB Suspend:USB Device not Entering Suspend
The USB device did not enter the Suspend state. Processor power management may be prevented if a USB device does not enter the Suspend state when not in use.
Device Name RT73 USB Wireless LAN Card Host Controller ID PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_27CC Host Controller Location PCI bus 0, device 29, function 7 Device ID USB\VID_148F&PID_2573 Port Path 3

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Answer:Laptop won't wake from sleep

I get that once in a while.

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Hi I have a W700.And when I put it to sleep it works normally. But when I try to wake it.It confirmes with a beep and everything seems normal, But nothing on screen. So I'm wondering if it is my gfx driver or something, so that has been updated from nvideas homepage (fx3700) but still no improvement. Hope you guys can help me  thanks /Jesper

Answer:W700 - Can't wake after sleep

After reinstalling win7, same problem :=(

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The PC will go into sleep mode and sometimes I cant wake the thing up by moving the mouse which is a logitech Wave mouse and keyboard.

Can someone tell me what settings I should have so that it doesnt go into sleep mode



Answer:PC into Sleep mode and cant wake up

Does hitting a key or clicking the mouse also not work?

If you want to change the settings, try Control Panel, power options.

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Hi,Please, can you help me  with a good advice? My PC is an Acer Aspire M3900, my screen LG-L194WT, the keyboard Microsoft USB dual receiver -Wireles.I restored my Win7 to factory condition, then updated with all available updates from Windows. Everything works gradually fine.But when the computer should return from sleep, it starts not the screen. The screen remains simply black, though it seems as if the computer is running. Every time I have to turn off the PC and start from trhe beginning. .What am I missing?Stan6

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After a recent update, On wake up I am told that "attempted to write to read only memory"
I have looked at the debug file and it says that a driver is at fault.
How do I identify it and how do I replace it and from where?

Answer:BSOD on wake up from sleep

Diagnostic Test


Please make a backup of your important files and get your rescue media or create one.
Please create a restore point.
Please follow this tutorial to run driver verifier.

Driver verifier stresses your drivers and will crash your pc if any driver fails due to a violation.

Driver verifier should be performed for a max of 48 hours, or when you have a bluescreen, whatever comes first.

If driver verifier has found a violation and you can't get back into windows normally, try to boot into safe mode and reset in safe mode driver verifier, or in the troubleshooting options open command prompt and type verifier /reset.

Your system will act very sluggishly while driver verifier is enabled, this is normal as your drivers will be being subjected to heavy testing in order to make them crash.

Diagnostics Test


Run the tests on all hard drives/partitions!

Please run HDTune first, in the order posted!
Run HDTune to
check the health,scan for errors, no quick scan but full scanrun a benchmark.
It may take some time, but please take the time you need to perform it properly.
When above is done please make screenshots of the following
the health,the error scan,the benchmark incl. following
transfer rate,access time,burst rate,cpu usage.

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I just got a used Optiplex 755 with Windows 7 pro. it will not wake from sleep sometimes. After pressing the power button a number of times it either shuts down or restarts. Hibernation is turned off.

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Dell XPS 8700 BIOS A11 7/9/2015
Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
This is a recent problem. Windows will not wake up from sleep mode and when I force a restart Windows appears to start (resuming Windows), but then there is a blank screen and the system is locked up. I have checked all of the power settings and the mouse and keyboard are enabled to restart the system.
Any ideas?

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My XPS 8920 is hooked to a Dell  P2416D with monitor set for sleep at 30 minutes and PC for "never".  three times everything seems to have gone to sleep and won't wake up until I finally just pushed the button for a cold shut down.  Not sure how to solve this.

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There is a similar post on this forum, but it does not answer my problem. Here's the issue: I bought my T440s about two weeks ago. I had Windows 7 Pro installed at the factory. From day 1, when I close the lid or enter sleep mode from the start menu, the computer will not wake up. Open the lid, press a key, press the power button, nothing happens. I can hold the power button and completely shut it down, at which time it tells me that windows shut down unexpectedly. This happens every single time. I called Lenovo Tech support. After doing several things (check Bios, reinstalling drivers, reinstalling power management, etc) the problem persisted. The support staff said that it "must be a problem with the image" and is sending me some Windows 7 recovery disks. This seems to be a major problem. From even a cursory Google search, there are many people who have experienced this with the new ThinkPads. This is my 4th Lenovo computer, and I've never had anything like this happen. Can someone from Lenovo address this? Waking from sleep is a simple laptop function.

Answer:T440s will not wake from sleep

And yes, I've uninstalled the fingerprint software, completely. The problem persists.

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Relatively minor issue, but annoying. I have my computer set to shut off my monitors (2xDell U2412M) after 20 minutes of inactivity. Which it does, except that then they immediately turn back on and only on the second 20 minute interval do they actually stay off.

Both are connected by DVI to a Radeon R9 270 video card. The same monitors and cables I was using on a previous system with a GeForce 550 Ti without this issue.

I've tried updating the Catalyst drivers, scouring the Catalyst and Windows settings looking for anything that might explain this. Initially the "Alternate DVI operation mode" was checked in the Catalyst drivers, so I undid that for both displays, no change. Not using GPU image scaling, monitors are at their native resolution, I'm dubious that it's some kind of program activity since they shut off and stay off the second time around and I haven't been using my computer in all that time. This is on an 8.1 system with all the latest patches as of today. Everything looks perfect, no graphical distortions or artifacts, and 1920x1200 is easily within the reach of DVI. So I've got nothing when it comes to explaining why this is happening, but maybe someone else out there does.

Answer:Monitor Wake After Sleep

Did you check in the monitor's menu if it has some of it's own power saving features. ? I had similar problems with one of my monitors, turning it off helped.

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If I install the "F6" drivers via the Device Manager, Bluetooth won't wake up after the computer has been put to sleep. If I install the drivers via the .exe installation bundle, it seems that Qualcomm installs a background process named "Extension Core" (BtvStack.exe) which wakes up the Bluetooth adapter after the computer wakes up.

Problem is, the .exe installation package includes both wifi and Bluetooth drivers, and the wifi drivers have issues when installed via the .exe - as a result, I have to install those using the "F6" drivers. So I'm stuck in a situation where working wifi means broken Bluetooth and vice versa

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My computer will awake from sleep if it's in it for a short period of time. If it's been in sleep mode for a few hours, it won't wake up. I tried moving/clicking the mouse, pressing buttons on the keyboard. It won't even reboot/reset from the power on switch or the reset button. The only way to get it out of sleep is if I go and flip the power supply switch off and then on.

Answer:Windows 7 won't wake from sleep

Greetings, jkman.

You might try Control Panel > Power Options > Change plan settings > Change advanced power settings - look at the settings there, such as Hard disk, Sleep, USB, etc., see if you can disable anything that appears to affect your symptoms.

My computer will awake from sleep if it's in it for a short period of time. If it's been in sleep mode for a few hours, it won't wake up.Click to expand...

That leads me to believe that there might be some extended power setting that's causing the freeze.

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Some background: at the end of January, I came out to San Francisco for a 12-week programming bootcamp. The laptop I owned was falling apart and running excessively loud, so I asked a friend if I could take his old computer with me since he just upgraded to a new one. It is a Fujitsu LifeBook T5010 (Wacom enabled, convertible tablet PC), and I wiped it and installed Windows 7 Enterprise.

It will not wake from sleep. It has been like that ever since the install, and I have tried a bunch of things to fix it. But first, here's what happens. I close the lid, press the power button, or click the sleep button, and the screen will fade and light on the power button will turn off. Then 2 seconds later it will turn back on, the disc drive will start spinning, but the screen stays black. The little light for scroll lock blinks for no apparent reason too. There is nothing that can bring it back other than holding the power button, and starting fresh after Windows yells at me because the device wasn't shut down properly.

Here's some info about my computer. When I run powercfg -devicequery wake_armed, I get a list of nothing. Just a blank output. I think something used to be there, but I disabled them. In device manager, I have looked through all my network devices, bluetooth, USB hubs, and unknown devices, and none of them are allowed to wake the computer. Powercfg lastwake returns "Wake History Count - 0". When I run powercfg -energy, I get 2 errors, one saying that my Gener... Read more

Answer:Laptop will not wake from sleep

Hi, Welcome to forums.

What kind of bluetooth device do you have? I will recommend to upgrade the drivers for bluetooth and USB. Go to device manager and uncheck the option under hardware "let it keep awake".

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I have turned off the sleep & it still does it. I have had to turn off the laptop & restart it to get it awake.

Answer:Why can't I wake up my laptop once it goes to sleep?

One of the users in the forums have reported that the probable cause of that problem is the screen saver. Try disabling the screen saver and see if that stops the issue.
Should you wish to provide more information or ask further questions, don't hesitate to create a Windows Central account and respond to this thread.

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Hello everyone, I recently did a clean install of Windows 7 on my latop. It is a Pavilion G7 1320dx Laptop with Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit. I thought everything was working fine, but lately I've noticed that every time I close the laptop, and it goes to sleep, upon reopening the notebook, the screen either remains entirely black and I have to hold the power button to hard reset, or it boots to the "windows did not shutdown properly" screen and forces me to restart anyways, I've tried a few options already and I'm at wits end. I've updated the BIOS, tried a hard reset for 30 seconds with the battery removed, checked multiple drivers etc. If anyone can even possibly provide some insight on this issue I would greatly appreciate it!

View Solution.

Answer:G7 Notebook Won't Wake from Sleep Ever

Hi: The only suggestion I can offer would be to see if installing the AM Chipset drivers resolves that problem. You want the 1st file listed on the webpage.  Install and restart the PC.

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System goes into Sleep Mode, but when I try to wake, it freezes with Black Screen, so I have to restart system, and when I do, it gives me a "Resuming Windows" screen and takes me back to where the I was when Sleep Mode entered.

By process of elimination, I know the problem is being caused by some newly installed software, namely HTC Sync Manager, but I don't know where/how/why the conflict is occurring...and here's the rub-I really want to keep HTC Hot Sync.

I've tested the HTC software on two different PCs running Win 7, with same result, but HTC says I'm the only one reporting this problem, help from that end.

I'm hoping that someone here can give me some suggestions of things to try that might at least localize the problem or ideally be a workaround.


Answer:Can't Wake From Sleep Mode

start the pc in safe mode change power settings to get the pc out of sleep mode.

make the changes to HTC in msconfig and reboot..

click start/run msconfig click menu "startup" un-check HTC from loading at startup

check the manual for settings you may change..

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Hello everyone, I recently did a clean install of Windows 7 on my latop. It is a Pavilion G7 1320dx Laptop with Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit. I thought everything was working fine, but lately I've noticed that every time I close the laptop, and it goes to sleep, upon reopening the notebook, the screen either remains entirely black and I have to hold the power button to hard reset, or it boots to the "windows did not shutdown properly" screen and forces me to restart anyways, I've tried a few options already and I'm at wits end. I've updated the BIOS, tried a hard reset for 30 seconds with the battery removed, checked multiple drivers etc. If anyone can even possibly provide some insight on this issue I would greatly appreciate it!

Answer:G7 Notebook Won't Wake from Sleep Ever

Install the original graphics software driver from the support portal for your notebook. Support portal for your notebook

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Looks like there are lots of these on this forum, but others are suggested to start their own thread, so here is mine.

I get a BSOD just about every time I try to wake my Win7 x64 HTPC up from sleep. I tried disabling hybrid sleep and various power-saving features in the BIOS (c1e, CnQ) to no avail. I see there's a sticky about large HDDs causing this type of issue, but I never get to see the actual BSOD screen STOP message because of the way my HDTV behaves. My system drive is a 1TB WD Green.

Can someone take a look at the minidumps?

Answer:BSOD on wake from sleep

The dump files seem to point to components of the Windows networking sub-system.
As such, the first thing to suspect is your networking drivers.
Please download the latest version of your networking drivers from the website of the manufacturer of the network device (NOT the PC Manufacturer, Windows Update, or the Update drivers feature of Device Manager).
Then uninstall the current version that's on your system - then install the freshly downloaded version.
Then monitor for further BSOD's

Here's a summary of the dump files:

Built by: 7600.16385.amd64fre.win7_rtm.090713-1255
Debug session time: Sun Jan 10 03:18:33.856 2010 (GMT-5)
System Uptime: 0 days 2:22:27.392
BugCheck D1, {28, 2, 0, fffff88001526391}
Probably caused by : NETIO.SYS ( NETIO!RtlCopyMdlToMdlIndirect+81 )
Built by: 7600.16385.amd64fre.win7_rtm.090713-1255
Debug session time: Sun Jan 10 03:55:50.520 2010 (GMT-5)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:04:35.439
BugCheck 3B, {c0000005, fffff88003a2483e, fffff88002ab0c20, 0}
Probably caused by : HTTP.sys ( HTTP!UxGetObjectFromOpaqueIdEx+6e )
PROCESS_NAME: svchost.exe
Built by: 7600.16385.amd64fre.win7_rtm.090713-1255
Debug session time: Sun Jan 10 04:34:29.500 2010 (GMT-5)
System Uptime: 0 days ... Read more

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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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After loading the Windows 10 update my X220 won't wake after going into sleep mode.  If I induce sleep mode with the function key I seem to be able to wake it, but if the machine goes to sleep on it's own it hangs showing the windows background. Nothing I do (function keys, enter key, mouse, power key) will bring up the log in page.   I've disabled the sleep timer for the machine when it's plugged in, but don't want to do so for it when it's on battery.   Are there any solutions from Lenovo or from Windows that you're aware of?  This problem did not exist when I ran Windows 7. Specs:  I'm running an i7 core at 2.7 Ghz with 8G of ram.  Less than half of the hard drive capacity is used.

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I have a backup program that has its own scheduler. It does not wake the computer to perform the backup until I wake te computer in the morening. It is scheduled at 1:00 AM. Thats the why.
Now for the question:
Are there any commands I can schedule to wake the computer and stay awake and then another command that I can schedule to put the computer back to sleep?

Answer:Wake & Sleep on scheduler

Quote: Originally Posted by blockie

I have a backup program that has its own scheduler. It does not wake the computer to perform the backup until I wake te computer in the morening. It is scheduled at 1:00 AM. Thats the why.
Now for the question:
Are there any commands I can schedule to wake the computer and stay awake and then another command that I can schedule to put the computer back to sleep?

I do not know if it could helps you, but in your Control Panel=>Power Plan settings=>Modify Parameters=> Advanced can authorize kind of clock (Timer) to wake the computer.

It will go back to sleep normaly once task finished.

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I have read in the forums that there are some issues with waking the X230 - and other laptops - from sleep mode. So far, I don't see a solution. Up until now, when I use the Fn-F4 combination to put my x230 to sleep and close the lid, it wakes when the lid is opened. It also seems to wake using the Fn key if I put it to sleep and don't close the lid. But now there are two sceanrios where I can't get it to wake. If I leave it on and it goes into sleep mode by itself, the Fn key will not always wake it. New this morning, it wouldn't wake even though I had put it to sleep properly. Fn key didn't work, closing and opening the lid didn't work. This doesn't  happen all of the time - so that is the mystery, but it does seem to happen when it had been asleep overnight or for a longer amount of time. I am wondering if maybe it is something running in the background that is hanging it when it sleeps on its own, but this new issue of it not waking even when I had put it to sleep manually is a bigger concern. I usually make a point to put it to sleep - but if I walk away and leave it and it sleeps on its own - that  had been when I can't wake it - now there are two scenarios, and in each case, I need to restart it. I have also noticed that sometimes, it will have the sleep icon glowing on the lid, but after I open the lid and it doesn't wake, the battery charge light is also lit - even if it is not on charge, and wasn't lit before. Today the batter... Read more

Answer:New X230 won't wake from sleep

Does it wake if you press the power button? What OS are you running?

______________________________________________________Owner of: ThinkPad SL510, X131e, X230 (not fond of)Other systems: MSI GT640, Sony Vaio PCG 709K, Dell Latitude D430,

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New Builder / New Machine

I just built a new x79 computer and it will NEVER wake from sleep without getting a BSOD.

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7601.
Locale ID: 1033
Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 1000007e
BCP3: FFFFF88006F20F28
BCP4: FFFFF88006F20780
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 256_1

Someone over at ASUS took a look at a minidump file and said it was nvlddmkm.sys from the Nvidia driver. They recommended updating drivers...

I have since tried both the GTX670 drivers from the install disc as well as the newest drivers from Nvidia's website with no results. I have also reinstalled Win 7 with no results.

The machine has no problems booting up and is running fine. I just can't SLEEP.

It's not the biggest problem in the world, but after spending loads of cash I want this thing to work properly. It's also driving my OCD thru the roof!

Any help would be appreciated...and lower my blood pressure. Minidump is attached. Thanks!

Answer:BSOD on wake from sleep

Try going to start > Type in the search bar "Advanced system settings" Then hit enter. Under Performance, click "Settings" > Advanced > Click "change" Under virtual memory.

Uncheck the "Automatically adjust..." Checbox up the top of the window.
Then select Custom size and set the initial size to something like 4596, and maximum 8000.

A number of work laptops Blue Screened upon wake up and I fixed most of them that way. If no luck, just set it back to automatic etc.

Worth a shot anyhow.

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I know this is a pretty typical issue with Vista users, but how do I fix it with a laptop?

When I try to wake it up (by pressing the power button), it will try to wake for about 10 seconds, then turn off, then turn on back again. This process goes on in a loop until it gives up.

Answer:Won't wake up from sleep on my laptop

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New to tenforums. I work in the forestry field. We utilize Dell tablets running Windows 10 anniversary edition (10.0.14393 N/A Build 14393).These devices are used to collect data in the forest. We are collecting data for 6 to 8 hours at a time. The Dell tablets last this long if we set them to sleep mode in between actual data collection. Therefore, the tablets are constantly being put to sleep and woken from sleep (by pressing the power button). The tablets are set so that a login password is not needed when waking from sleep. But with the new anniversary edition we now have to swipe away the login screen even though a password is not required. You know the one... the one with the pretty photos. This is hugely annoying when you are trying to efficiently enter data. When you are being rained on or eaten by insects these photos, no matter how pretty, are not appreciated. I've tried to turn this "feature" off but no luck. Can anyone help? On a further note... can anyone explain the rationale behind the new login screen? There is a time and place to look at pretty photos and its not while we are working. Thanks in advance.

Answer:Wake from sleep issue

See if this will help Enable or Disable Lock Screen in Windows 10 Windows 10 Customization Tutorials

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Hi there,
long time reader, first post, I really hope someone can help me with this.

I do have extensive knowledge of both computer hw and Windows 7 OS but
this problem is driving me crazy.

New build
Mobo Asus H81M-K
CPU I7 4790
12GB RAM Kingstone 1300
Video: GeForce 610 2GB ram
3 Sata drives
1 Optical device

all brand new, everything works flawlessly but the only thing is if I put
the computer in sleep mode for more than few minutes
when I wake the machine (either pressing a key on the keyboard,
or pushing the power button, tried, no difference) no signal on the monitor.

Fans will spin, but monitor will be black and the only way to exit this stall
is to force power off, no good.

Things I tried/did/checked:

Chipset updated
Bios flashed to the last available
Intel Management Engine Driver updated
Graphic card, LAN, audio drivers updated
any other possible driver updated, all manually.

Power plan custom set to never sleep, never turn off screen,
no screensaver, no device can turn off to save power,
in short, everything is set for maximum performance,
nothing turns off automatically.

Mouse can't wake the computer up, keyboard can

All the power saving modes and options in the EUFI/BIOS are turned off,
speed step turned off, core parking disabled, turbo boost disabled,
no overclock.

Only C state supported is S3

at the bottom of this post, the list of devices supporting S3 vs all devices
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Answer:Monitor won't wake from sleep, tried everything


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The other day when I woke my laptop from sleep, the front indicator light turned on, I could hear the processor fan, but the screen was black (there is no dedicated on/off button for the screen). One hard shutdown later, I get the obligatory "Windows shut down unexpectedly" window after logging in, with the details saying it was a BSOD.

The last time this happened was a few months ago when I had old chipset drivers. I've had the updated ones for about 3 months with no issues.

Any idea why this would happen?

Here is my BlueScreenView log:

Dump File : 012510-26707-01.dmp
Crash Time : 1/25/2010 1:28:49 PM
Bug Check Code : 0x0000009f
Parameter 1 : 0x00000003
Parameter 2 : 0x857a4400
Parameter 3 : 0x82f69ae0
Parameter 4 : 0x85bf8520
Caused By Driver : ntkrnlpa.exe
Caused By Address : ntkrnlpa.exe+dcd10
File Description : NT Kernel & System
Product Name : Microsoft? Windows? Operating System
Company : Microsoft Corporation
File Version : 6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255)
Processor : 32-bit
Computer Name :
Full Path : C:\Windows\minidump\012510-26707-01.dmp
Processors Count : 2
Major Version : 15
Minor Version : 7600

It hasn't happened since, and I'm hoping it doesn't ever.

Any recommenda... Read more

Answer:Crash on wake from sleep

If it happened just once, forget about it.......
........until next time (if)

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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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I have done a Google search on this problem and have checked and re-checked all of my computer's sleep settings. All are set so as to enable mouse or keyboard wake up from sleep. I have checked my bios for any settings that would inhibit wake up from sleep.

Not only will my computer not wake up from sleep, but when I restart it after sleep (I must do a power off restart) it will not start properly. It prompts to resume Windows and then locks up. I can get out of this loop only by turning power off again. Other than this problem the computer works properly.

OS Name Microsoft Windows 7 Professional
Version 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601
Other OS Description Not Available
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name CHARLES-PC
System Manufacturer Dell Inc.
System Model XPS 8700
System Type x64-based PC
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4790 CPU @ 3.60GHz, 3601 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 8 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date Dell Inc. A11, 7/9/2015
SMBIOS Version 2.7
Windows Directory C:\Windows
System Directory C:\Windows\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume5
Locale United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "6.1.7601.17514"
User Name Charles-PC\Charles
Time Zone Eastern Standard Time
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 24.0 GB
Total Physical Memory 24.0 GB
Available Physical Memory 19.8 GB
Total Virtual Memory 47.9 GB
Available Virtual Memory 43.4 GB
Page File Space 24.0 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys
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I have a bsod problem at wake-up from sleep on windows 7 x64 ultimate.

I attached minidup files.

Any help would be appreciated.

Answer:bsod at wake-up from sleep

Quote: Originally Posted by windstory

I have a bsod problem at wake-up from sleep on windows 7 x64 ultimate.

I attached minidup files.

Any help would be appreciated.

You running the realtek 97 audio?

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I have upgrated RAM from 1x4 to 2x4gb recently. I noticed strange behaviour since then. It ONLY happens, when PC is on AC with baterry unplugged. When i close lid or simply make mi NB sleep, when i wake up after few seconds BSOD comes up. When I removed second 4gb ram modul, it didnt happen anymore, but i dont think that is due of additional RAM, because it happens only when on AC and battery removed. Should it be something with power management, or?  Any ideas? Got T420, 4236P2G, OCZ Agility 3 - 120GB

______________________________________________________________________________________________T420 i7-2620M, 8GB RAM, NVS 4200M 1GB, OCZ Agility 3 SSD 120 GB + 500 GB HDD in Ultrabay, Windows 8.1 Ultimate 64bit

Answer:BSOD after wake up from sleep

What if you swapped the locations of the modules?

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Initially, I posted this in the sound section:

After I wake up my pc from sleep mode, windows audio seems to be gone but only certain things. On browsers there's no audio (any video on YouTube do not have audio and stop playing after 7 seconds). The only sound that does work however is on iTunes for some reason.
I can open the playback devices fine but its does not work when I "test" it; as soon as I hit the recording devices tab, it freezes up and does not respond
The only way to get the sound back is to restart my computer all together

Are there any solutions to this problem?
(Also using a soundcard)

I was told that sound may not be the only issue to this and it may be related to hardware and the computer failing to wake completely.
I would also like to add that after waking my CPU is also working more than it should: normally around 20-30% with my mozilla firefox open, but after waking from sleep and nothing running in the back, its working at around 70-80% for some reason.
Not sure if this is related to the sleep/sound problem, but just adding it in here if it helps

Answer:Wake from sleep problems

I can't tell by the way you worded your issue if its related more to one app or not but sounds like it could be a Flash issue. If it isn't related more to one particular app I would suggest:
1. See if there is an update to your BIOS because I have seen original shipped BIOS with MB's causing such issues. O have seen many issues with resuming from sleep effecting cpu, cpu fan speeds, ect.
2. I thought there was a number two but can't think of it at the moment.

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keyboard or mouse doesn't wake up the pc from sleep, when i searched for solutions i found that you must go to control panel, keyboard, choose h/w, change settings, choose power management and check the option says allow the keyboard to ....the problem that i can't find power management option so keyboard or mouse don't wake up the pc from sleep please tell me the solution for this problem

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Recently bought a Yoga 15. When I shut the lid the computer won't sleep and thus the battery is dead the next morning. Or when the computer sleeps upon shutting the lid I can't get the computer to easily wake by pressing the power button and thus have to hold the power button and do a hard boot or press the reset button on the back of laptop (fyi - the reset button is a design flaw, its the size of needle and not a paperclip, who carries a needle with them). Confirm that I have the most recent bios and tried various configuration of the power options to no avail. Please advise. How can I get the computer to properly sleep upon closing the lid?

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After my H50 machine goes into sleep mode, moving the mouse eliminates the screen saver back to the main screen, however,none of the programs work, at this point.   The open programs are all condensed on the taskbar.  When i hover the mouse over the task bar icons, I see the running programs and screens, but clicking on them does not activate the program into the larger screen.    I've had this problem right out of the box since I bought the computer several weeks ago. I end up shutting down the computer and restarting to get my programs to work again. Any ideas? 

Answer:H50 - Does not wake up from sleep properly

What H50 model and what Windows OS are you running?Have you updated the system to the latest video drivers etc. or applied all the Windows Updates yet?

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hi, ive had my pc 3 years now and up untill xmas all was sweet as a nut but then it started to refuse to wake from sleep around 50% of the time..

i use sleep mainly so i can start it from my iphone and play itunes without having to go upstairs and wait for it to boot and as i say up untill xmas all was well

ive done virus checks, spybot and malwarebytes but nothing solves it

i did take the case panel off and noticed the graphic card didnt seem to be working (fan was stationary) and 2 red lights were on

normal boot from cold is fine (if a little slow)

any help would be greatly appreciated


ps, this booting from sleep is getting worse all the time and i would guess its around 75% failure right now

if this helps if i put it to sleep and try and awaken straight away its 100% failure, and if i leave it for 24 hours its the same, try and boot after a few hours has a better chance of booting

Answer:pc refuses to wake after sleep

Hi hondavee4,

Please run the SFC file checker (the sfc /scannow command) 3 times and post the last log file here once you have completed it for me. Follow the directions here:
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker


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Lenovo ThinkPad giving me a few different BSODs. It primarily occurs when I wake the laptop from sleep/hibernate. It has, upon occasion, happened at random while sitting in the Windows kernel desktop as well.

I have 17 DMP files but am still working on getting things uploaded.

Would greatly appreciate from someone more knowledgeable than I.

BSOD image from hibernate.

Answer:BSOD At Sleep Wake (And Others)

Hello gizmo, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Please read the instructions here: Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions if able, and post back with the needed information. One of our BSOD experts should be by afterwards to further help.

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Hello all,

I really hope someone can help me out. I am not savvy in this kind of stuff. My husband has a home built computer that runs our tv system with windows media center. He had to leave on a military deployment and right before he left he had to reinstall the OS. Since then the computer refuses to wake from sleep mode. I have to scram it to get it to come back up. Since we run the media center it ought to wake up to record automatically, but it isn't doing that either. I've checked all the power options but that doesn't seem to be the problem. Although, at this point, I really have no clue. Any help is greatly appreciated!

Answer:Won't wake from sleep mode

Try this, and let me know if it works: Windows Does Not Start After Sleep


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I have Windows 10 installed and after I leave it for a while, it goes to sleep. A large percentage of the time (though not always) I am not able to wake it.

I've gone through power management and told it NOT to turn off display and NOT to put the computer to sleep.

Still, it does, and can't be woken.

Why is it still sleeping even though I told it never to do so?

Answer:Machine goes to sleep, can wake it

The same thing happens to my machine, no matter the sleep settings. It just stops responding and has a black screen after it goes idle for a while. I heard this is a known issue but I haven't seen anything like a solution.

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Sometimes my Helix refuses to wake up from sleep. The led on the tablet portion continues to blink even as I furiously press the power button. In contrast, the led on the base (if the tablet is docked) becomes solid red, as if the computer is on.  It happens to me once a day on average, which is a pain. The only solution has been to hold the power button down until the helix shuts off. Has this happened to anyone else? I believe I am on the latest BIOS. But I have not installed the latest options Lenovo Power Management Driver. 

Answer:Helix sometimes won't wake from sleep

Do you have the BIOS from the 10th of September? I didn't have any issues since I updated. Also it added the possibility to wake from sleep using the Windows button on the tablet, which is much more convinient than the, hard to press, power button. I'm running on the latest BIOS and all latest drivers and it actually runs quite well and cool (around 50 deg C). Noiseless together with TP Fan Control.I have reinstalled Windows recently after playing around with the drivers etc. and running all stock & latest versions it actually works very good, no issues.

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