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

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


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 barely has any software installed.. all I use this laptop for is the internet and office type stuff.

I've checked event viewer to see if it's having driver issues or this or that and haven't been able to pinpoint this.

One of my coworkers suggested defragging the registry, but that hasn't sped it up either.

Any thoughts? My current work around is just to always power down the laptop.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

powercfg -devicequery wake_armed
(no results returned)

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

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

Many thanks.

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I i dont work for a long time on my laptop it goes in sleep mode how can we wake it up? Kindly suggest.

Answer:Hi My Laptop goes in Sleep Mode How to wake it up?

Which laptop do you have?

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Obviously the keyboard keypress and/or mouse click can wake it up, but what other things? Mouse movement definitely doesn't wake it up.

I prefer to make it sleep rather than hibernate (hibernation is disabled, to save having a 32GB file saved each time). After choosing Win 7 Start menu then "Sleep", it will happily go into sleep mode. But then sometimes (not all the time), after finally getting to sleep and the fans go off and the illuminated keyboard goes off, it'll wait a second and then wake straight back up and show the windows fast login menu. I have to hold the power button for a second to put it back to sleep. Then it's 50/50 whether it'll wake itself up again. Sometimes I have go through this procedure 3 times to make it go to sleep. On other occasions it'll work first time.

I tried disabling the LAN adaptor's "wake on LAN" but that didn't make any difference.

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Hi i have toshiba satellite p200, and this problem has just started occuring recently. Whether i shut the cover of my laptop or manually go to start and put it to sleep i can not get it to wake. After it puts itself to sleep "successfuly" i can hit every key on the key board or tap on the mouse pad and all it will do is start up to a black screen and stay there.... nothing else happens. its not a major problem just an annoying one it would just be nice to be able to shut my laptop when i leave for class and open when i return and have it wake up.

if any one can help please do ... microsofts help page didnt help and toshibas didnt either

Answer:Cant wake laptop from sleep mode

You mean STAND BY mode? It cannot wake up from STAND BY? Can you recall when this started?

If this is my case, I would definitely start with updating the chipset and video drivers (from Toshiba website) if this does not help, I will test my RAM and hard drive for any hardware errors. If hardware checks out OK, then I will surely consider fresh install of Vista. But then again, this is just my two cents.

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Laptop does not wake up from sleep when either power button, keyboard buttons or mouse touchpad are pressed. A forced reboot is always required. HDD light off, monitor stays black and battery light and fan still on.

Have had this problem for over a week since downloading and using Advanced SystemCare and Driver Booster. Once the problem occured I uninstalled them but nothing changed. Also there was a few recent windows updates at beginning of March but haven't read anywhere that they are causing similar problems. Have tried the obvious fixes but nothing seems to work. ASSISTANCE MUCH APPRECIATED

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Windows 10 Home
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Cannot get my Laptop to WAKE UPI have a Dell Studio 15 Laptop and when I put it into sleep mode then return to it at a later time I cannot find any way of waking it up. When I lift the lid all the lights along the top light up once then go out but the on/off button light stays on. The only way I can 'wake it up' is to hold my finger on the off button and start again. This then means Windows has not been shut down properly. I have Windows Vista SP1 Home Premium.Can anyone help me with what must be a very simple problem.

Answer:Laptop will not wake up from 'SLEEP' mode

"what must be a very simple problem"fraid not there are many reasons why a machine will not wakein no particular order:-hard drive seek errorscorrupt op system filesbad memoryincorrect video driversBIOS power settings

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i have to press the power button every time instead. all the laptop i've owned before were never like that, opening the lid would've sufficed. i checked power options settings, i don't see "lid open action", only "lid close action" which is set to "sleep" mode. any idea?

Answer:My HP laptop won't wake from sleep mode upon opening the lid

That's a default action either pressing Enter key or Power button to wake up from sleep or hibernate depending on the computer brand. Travel to the power option settings for any other available options.

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How can I fix the sleep function for an HP laptop using Windows 10? After it goes into sleep mode, it won't wake-up. Have to cold boot to restart.

Answer:Why won't my HP laptop wake after it goes into sleep mode using Windows 10?

Maybe graphic driver will solve your issue.. Download it from

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When my Compaq laptop (Presario 755US; runs Vista Home) puts itself to sleep, it won't wake up doing the usual things--touch pad; power key; etc. I must do a hard shutoff and reboot. Any solutions out there?

Answer:Compaq Laptop won't wake up from sleep mode

When your computer left the CPQ / HP factory, was it running Vista, or did you upgrade?

How do you wake up your computer if the techniques you described fail?

When did the problem begin?


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My laptop wont wake up when it went into sleep mode. I have to press the power button to turn on the laptop everytime it went into sleep mode. 

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Hi all I have an hp 15N-230us Laptop windows 10 64 bit with 4 gigs memory. I had to do a total clean install. Well every since doing the install my computer now when I close the lid wont wake up. I have never had that issue until the clean install. Can someone please help me fix this issue?

Thanks ahead of time.

Answer:Hp Laptop Wont Wake Up From Sleep Mode

Check your power settings in Control Panel. You can choose what action the machine takes when you close the lid and it sounds like yours is set to shut down rather than sleep.

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Hi: I noticed recently that when I put my sl400 to sleep that it would not wake up, not matter what I did to it.  I tried every key, the power key etc.  and the monitor would remain blank, even though the crescent moon lcd would go off and I could hear the fan start up.  I had to shut down and turn it back on. I eventually re-imaged the computer and put it in sleep mode and it woke no problem.  I updated everything and it still woke up, then I installed F-Secure anti-virus program and the sleep/wake still worked.  Finally I added Microsoft office and then it happened, I put it to sleep and it would not wake up.  I decided to re-image one more time and went through the same steps but this time after installing F-Secure, the sleep/wake did not work.  I went on the Lenovo site and updated the video drivers as well as a few other drivers.  Nothing helped. I've read some posts on this issue but not a lot pertaining to the sl400.  Is there any specific action I could take to make this problem go away?  Basically, the system works until I add any sort of software to it.  Moderator note: Type added to subject line for clarity. Message Edited by Agotthelf on 15-04-2009 09:35 PM

Answer:SL400: Laptop monitor will not Wake from Sleep Mode

I did notice one more thing I thought I should mention and that is that when I try to wake it from sleep, the green light on the upper right side of the keyboard (the cylinder with 2-sided arrow) lights up for a second and then goes off.  I'm pretty sure this light is the harddrive light because it is blinking as I work on the computer.  Therefore I think that the hard drive is not waking as it should be when I try to wake the laptop from sleep. 

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After a period of non-use, the laptop goes into "sleep" mode where the screen goes completely black and the white power light is a steady white color (i.e. not flashing).  At that point, I am unable to "wake" up the laptop by clicking a key, pushing the power button or clicking the mouse.  Nothing works.  I have to hold down the power button and do a hard boot.  Very annoying.  Any fixes?Note:  I went to the settings and chose "never" for sleep mode.  That does not fix the problem.

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I am using Acer Travelmate 8204WLMi laptop running the latest RC build of Windows 7. The internet connection is lost on both LAN adapter and WLAN (3945ABG) adapter when laptop is restored from a 'sleep' mode. I have disabled 'Power Management' of each adapter via the Device Manager. I have updated to the latest set of updates.

Disabling and re-enabling LAN or WLAN adapter to restore connectivity does not work (as it does in Win-XP). I have tried to 'log off' and log back in but this does not work either. I have discovered that the only way to restore connectivity is to re-boot the laptop.

It would appear that there is an issue of the Windows 7 code to correctly manage the LAN/ WLAN adapters. Has anyone else come across this problem?

Answer:laptop sleep mode: internet lost upon wake-up

Yes, exactly the same problem on a dell studio 15 (1555). I tried disabling the adaptor before sleep then re-enabling after waking but it did not help.

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I usually lower the laptop lid when i want to put it into sleep mode; after the windows 10 update, this stopped working. I tried putting it into sleep mode from the start menue. This causes the screen to become black, but power to remain on ( I can see this from a steady light from the power button whereas sleep would have a flashing power button). The laptop's fan also increases in speed. When I try to wake the laptop, nothing happenes; I have tried to use ctrl+alt+delete, however this also does not work. I am ususally forced to resort to a manual shut down via holding the power button for a few second and restarting the laptop. I have tried updating the display adapters, restarted the laptop, and still no result. Does anyone know why this is happenning and how I can fix it?

Answer:Laptop doesn't wake after sleep mode after Windows 10 update

I was having the Exact Same Issue. The reason I decided to go back to windows 8 was because since upgrading to Windows 10, when my computer goes into sleep mode, I cannot wake it up. I have to press and hold the power button to shut it done and restart. Even if I close my laptop, and reopen the lid, it wont start back up and I have to press and hold the power button and shut it down and restart.  After trying to restore my HP Envy Laptop from Windows 10 to Windows 8, it got stuck in a Repair PC Loop and I could not even access the desktop, I tried the restore option to an earlier date and that failed and all the repair options also failed. The last option I had was to do a full PC Refresh, and that one worked. It took about an hour but no data was lost, and only a few of my downloaded apps were removed. An html url was left on the desktop that showed a list of all the apps that were removed. So all I did was download those back and now im back up and running Windows 8. 

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When I open the lid on my laptop the lights all come on but then it takes 1 - 2 minutes for the desktop to appear.
Just a black screen. I have it set to sleep when the lid closes. I did a factory install recovery and then put on Windows 10.

I have checked all the drivers and they are up to date. Have tried changing it to Hibernate and it does the same thing.
Ran the HP program to check for updates and everything is up to date there also.

With windows 7 it would take like 2 - 3 seconds to display.

PC is HP Pavillion dv7

Any suggestions?

Answer:Wake up from sleep taking 1 - 2 minutes

Just came to say - EXACTLY the same laptop, exactly the same problem !

What I already tried :
1. Update Intel HD Graphics driver via Device Manager
2. Use older driver by Intel
3. Disable hibernation

Any other tips, please ?

Note : When I wake up right after putting laptop to sleep, the screen wakes up instantly. Weird.

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Hi, I have a new machine built almost three months ago and I've occasionally gotten BSODs but they've increased in the past couple of weeks usually a few minutes after I wake the machine from sleep.

One BSOD error said something about USBScan.sys with error 0x0000000A. Thanks very much.

my specs:
Intel Core i5 2500K @ 3.30GHZ not overclocked
Corsair 8gb ram
Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Retail
Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 motherboard Rev. B3
Gigabyte R685D5OC-1GD video card
Seasonic M12II Bronze 620W power supply
3 SATA hard drives

Answer:BSOD a few minutes after wake from sleep

Three issues

1-Related to EtronHub3.sys eXtensible Hub Driver. from Etron Technology Inc This is probably what caused your crashes. I would re-install newest.

2-this file (zl88avs64.sys) has no information and may be Malware. It is dated 2007. Run Malwarebytes.

Please download the free version of Malwarebytes.
Update it immediately.
Do a full system scan
Let us know the results at the end.

Malwarebytes : Download free malware, virus and spyware tools to get your computer back in shape!
3-Update to SP-1

Please run the System Update Readiness Tool (SURT) and then update to SP-1
32 Bit

Download: System Update Readiness Tool for Windows 7 (KB947821) [February 2012] - Microsoft Download Center - Download Details

64 Bit

Download: System Update Readiness Tool for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB947821) [February 2012] - Microsoft Download Center - Download Details
Now update to SP-1

Learn how to install Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1)

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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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I have a desktop PC with Core i3 and 4GB RAM.

I have Logitech G400 mouse. Recently it has started acting extremely odd on startup or when the pc is woken up from sleep. The mouse will not respond for a period of 30 seconds to 5 minutes each time. The optical red sensor is turned on but the cursor just won't move and I have to wait till it decided to respond.

Any suggestions on how to solve this.

Answer:Mouse is unresponsive for few minutes on Startup or Wake from Sleep

Forgive the obvious questions:
1. is your touchpad responsive during this period?
2. what happens if you use a more basic wired mouse?

And this may be of interest:
Solved Windows 8/8.1 mouse lag. Is Microsoft adressing this? - Page 2

- specifically refers to your mouse type

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I have a desktop PC with Core i3 and 4GB RAM.

I have Logitech G400 mouse. Recently it has started acting extremely odd on startup or when the pc is woken up from sleep. The mouse will not respond for a period of 30 seconds to 5 minutes each time. The optical red sensor is turned on but the cursor just won't move and I have to wait till it decided to respond.

Any suggestions on how to solve this.

Answer:Mouse is unresponsive for few minutes on Startup or Wake from Sleep

Forgive the obvious questions:
1. is your touchpad responsive during this period?
2. what happens if you use a more basic wired mouse?

And this may be of interest:
Solved Windows 8/8.1 mouse lag. Is Microsoft adressing this? - Page 2

- specifically refers to your mouse type

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windows 10 was installed two days ago. Ever since my laptop has been extremely slow to wake up.

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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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Hi I'm having problems waking my Ideapad Flex 15 Notebook from sleep mode withour re-booting it. I have already checked Windows is up to date (Running Windows 8.1 64 bit) and I've checked Lenovo for a Bios update (there isn't one for my model).  I've also looked at how my Sleep mode is set up in my control panel and it seems fairly standard. Is there anything else I can do to fix the problem?  Should I be donwloading anything else from Lenovo? Thanks in advance    

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Hello HP forum experts, quite simple, I wish to wake-up from sleep mode via an external keybaord or mouse (RF). Both peripherals are connected to USBs. I tried all power related adjustments in Windows 10 PRO. I read the article " HP PCs - Sleep and Hibernate Issues", but there is no help for my problem.I guess that I would need to change the USB power settings in BIOS (UEFI), however, these settings are not available in BIOS. Any help ? Thanks in advance Klaus  

Answer:Wake-up from sleep mode

Hi, I use external mice and keyborads 99% of my time on at least half a dozen of laptops daily form 3 vendors HP, Dell and Lenovo.  Just checking them and (Windows 7 Pro, Whidows 10 Pro and Windows 10 Home):                 They all work as designed. Regards.

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Hi all,

I have a problem with my pc, as I sleep my computer via the sleep button on keyboard, or under start menu, it sleeps normally.
But when i attempt to 'wake it up' by pressing the power button, the pc failed to resume to windows, while the fans n power are function by the sound of it, and i'll have to force shut down my comp by holding onto my power button as the reset button and other things doesnt work.

This has happen occassionally/often, sometimes it can wake up and sometimes it cant, I'm not sure what is causing it.
I do notice that the num-lock light on my keyboard (which is always on when in windows) switches on in the case that the computer can wake up, and stays off after sleep mode if it cannot b wake up after i press the power button.

Its been a problem for a while but I've jst been far too busy to seek solutions to this. If anyone could lead/guide me in the right direction in solving this problem it will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advanced.

Answer:PC Cannot Wake Up From Sleep Mode

oh and i forgot to say, my windows version is windows xp service pack 3

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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 an HP Pavilion p7-1154

I literally did a complete reformat yesterday, and did not have this problem prior to reformatting.

Since then, every time my computer goes to sleep, I cannot wake it up.

Moving the mouse, pressing a key, or even a short press on the power button. I have to manually power it down, unplug it, let the reserve light drain, and then turn it back on.

I tried to Google, but I can't find anything that isn't a bunch of blind leading the blind. I am fairly proficient with computers.
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OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD A6-3600 APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics, AMD64 Family 18 Model 1 Stepping 0
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 5616 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 6530D Graphics, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 953639 MB, Free - 864790 MB;
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated and Enabled

Answer:PC Won't Wake up from Sleep Mode

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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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ive been having this for a while now. Whenever i put my laptop to sleep i can't get it back up and running, and have to shut it down and boot it up again. I usually simply never put it to sleep for this reason but really want to solve it and know what the problem is. Thanks in advance for any help.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium , Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: Genuine Intel(R) CPU T2080 @ 1.73GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 14 Stepping 12
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2037 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 945 Express Chipset Family, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 112971 MB, Free - 6061 MB;
Motherboard: TOSHIBA, IAKAA, 1.00, 0123456789AB
Antivirus: Kaspersky Internet Security, Updated and Enabled

Answer:can't wake up from sleep mode

Im pretty sure if you press the windows key it should wake it back up for you.

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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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I have this weird issue occasionally. But it is getting more frequent recently. I usually close the lid to enter sleep mode instead of going to Start Bar and selecting it. (I assume these two ways work same) But if I open the lid and hit Enter Key, the machine won't wake up. However, it will keep turn itself on and off again and again. It's like you press the switch button, then you hear the processor runs and the key board light flashes. Then, it goes power off. The whole thing lasts about 2 seconds. Then it will repeat again and again until I hold switch button for few seconds, then it goes to power off. Then I re-truen it on, it will take me to START WINDOWS NORMALLY Screen. Does any body have sameissue? I saw the same issue got posted on another computer forum. Thanks.

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Answer:Can't wake up from sleep mode.

Yes this happens to me if the GPU is set to Discrete in BIOS. Check to see if wake-up workswhen the BIOS is set to Optimus.Also I am using a SSD, 256GB M4. I simply disabled sleep and live with the problem. 

P50 20ENCTO1WW | 6700HQ | 32 GB RAM |M1000M |512 SSD

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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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This is Windows 8.1. When I wake my computer from sleep, regardless of how long the computer has been sleeping, it takes 10-15 minutes to complete the process. It takes about a minute or so for the lock screen to show up. When it does appear, everything seems to be working but I click on the lock screen to reveal the password entry and a grey screen emerges but no password box or profile photo. Its as if the password box and photo are just missing on the page. So as I wait for the password box to appear, the lock screen will eventually return. I have to keep clicking on the lock screen to see if the password box has appeared.

Sometimes instead of the grey screen, the loading circle of dots animation is displayed but still behind the lock screen as above.

Any ideas?

Answer:Extremely slow wake and start up times

Idea No 1
Check Hard disk for bad sectors etc.

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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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Hello. I have this Gateway P4 2.5mhz and it will not wake up after it has been in sleep mode for awhile. I just did a complete reinstall of WinXP home the other day which makes it more frustrating. So I am very cautious in any solution. I did disable the sleep mode features as a workaround in the meantime. I did some chatting with Gateway and the tech chat guy recommend using WinXP home CD that came with the computer to do a repair but he said I would have to remove SP2 in order to do the repair as the WinXP home CD is sp1. I really hate to do that. I was wondering if slip streaming WinXP home sp1 with SP2 could achieve the same thing. Is a slip stream CD capable of repairing? How reliable are slip streamed version? Amazing how long it takes to reinstall when all is said and done. And, of course, if you have any other suggestions to get it to wake up in sleep mode. Thanks

Note: I did do a slip stream version using AutoStreamer which is a no brainer.

Answer:Gateway P4 2.6 will not wake up while in sleep mode

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I have my computer set to sleep after 30 mins of idle so that it won't stay on all night. But lately when I wake it in the morning, I have noticed the cpu temperature steadily rises over 2-5 mins until it gets so hot the computer shuts itself off without even performing a crash dump first. I started using Coretemp to monitor it to discover this when the shutdowns started, and WhoCrashed to try to figure out the crashes (but since its not creating a report that doesn't work). I normally run below 40 for idle and below 50 at load, but after waking from sleep it starts in the 30's and just keeps climbing without the fan ever becoming more audible or seeming to react. Its not a false reading either - you can SMELL it getting hot, thats why I got Coretemp involved in trying to figure it out.

It is now doing this every single time it sleeps, whereas before it was more random. After it shuts off (or I shut it off to protect it), and cools off for a few mins, I turn it back on and can hear the cpu fan kick on in high gear for a while then gradually slow down - interestingly it it does not kick in like that during the overheating after wake.

So... what would cause the cpu fan to fail to compensate for overheating ONLY after waking from sleep mode?!

Computer Specs:
AMD Phenom II X4 965, 3.4 GHz
Windows 7 64bit with SP1
ATI Radeon HD 5770

Answer:CPU overheating on wake from sleep mode


Before replacing the fan, look at the manual for your motherboard and see if it has special BIOS settings for the CPU fan. If it does, then you might find a solution there. For example, some motherboards have a feature for setting the CPU fan to quiet mode and I could see this causing a problem with a fan that is sticking slightly and gets a bigger kick of voltage when booting than it does when waking from sleep.

If you are uncomfortable with looking at your BIOS settings, I can tell you how to proceed safely.

Have you looked at the fan? If it has a wire or cable rubbing against it or has a lot of dust on it, that may cause it to be harder to start spinning when waking than when normally booting (the initial surge of voltage can be different).

If you open it up to look at the fan, be sure to turn it off, unplug it from the wall, push the power button to make sure any residual power is drained, touch the metal casing first (in case you have static electricity built up in your body) and use a pen or pencil to see how easily the fan spins.


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A Dell Dimension E521 is set to go to sleep after a while, but when I try to use it the only way to wake-up the PC is to press and hold the POWER switch on the front to reboot.

Any ideas? I know that others had this problem. The PC is running Vista 32-bit.

Answer:PC doesn't wake-up from SLEEP MODE

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Answer:X1C won't wake up from sleep mode using keyboard

Does it awaken from stand-by if you press the Fn key? That's been the ThinkPad standard for as long as I can remember.

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-----------------Help- -Help- ???Help-------------------------My computer is in sleep mod, i can't wake it up because the mouse and the keyboard dont work.  I tried to put in a new keyboard and mouse but it still dosn't work. When i put in the new keyboard, the keyboard tells me that it's a sleep----------Any Help Will be greatly Appreciated----------------

Answer:Can't Wake my system up in Sleep mode

Montiro:Does this happen every time you turn on your computer?  Does this happen immediately, or are you able to use the computer for awhile before it goes into sleep mode?Regards,Doc

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Here is my desktop config :
- Windows Vista x64 Service Pack 2
- NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GS
- Intel Quad Core 2 Q8200 2.33Ghz

I started recently receiving BSOD, so I reformated the PC and installed a fresh and clean Vista x64 SP 2, but nothing has stopped the BSOD from appearng everytime when I wake up to PC from sleep mode.

Attached you will find all the minidump files.

Thank you for your help, greatly appreciated

Answer:BSOD After Wake up from Sleep Mode

The problem will then be your Drivers or your Hardware do you Have the Latest Drivers for your Hardware?

Many Thanks,

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Hi SevenForums. This is my first post here, so forgive me if I'm breaking any etiquette.

My problem is that, if I just close my laptop and let it do it's thing, when I re-open it and it goes to boot up, it takes a very long time, up to fifteen minutes. And even after that, everything is basically unresponsive. Opening the start menu takes several minutes, running the Task Manager takes no less than five. That's to say nothing for larger programs.

This happened several times, all in situations where I closed my laptop without shutting down or logging off. I'm not sure what the default action is for that (sleep or hibernate?) but whichever it is seems to cause my laptop to simply cease being able to perform.

Prior to now, this was easy enough to fix by just restarting the laptop, sometimes a couple of times. Now, however, unless I boot in safe mode (such as I am now, with networking), I can barely get past the log-in screen. Anyone have any solutions?

I don't know about tech stuff really, but I can take directions well enough. If there's any other information I can provide, let me know. I'll be diligently checking this post all night!

Thanks in advance, guys.

Answer:Since Wake from Sleep Mode Comp. Can't Do Anything

it takes a very long time, up to fifteen minutes.

What antivirus do you use?

I can barely get past the log-in screen

Run a scan of Malwarebytes and repair corrupted system files with SFC

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Win 7 64 bit, Gigabyte MB
With a USB 3.0 hub connected to a rear USB 3.0 port on MB.
When the PC goes to sleep it cannot be awaken or be started. The start button is lit. Normally when the PC is asleep the start button is not lit.
To start the PC I have to disconnect USB 3.0 hub, and do a forced shut down by pressing the start button for 5 sec.
I start anew the PC, get the screen with the different startup options, and select start windows normally. The PC will start w/o a problem.
If I do not disconnect the USB 3.0 hub the PC will not start.
This did not happen with a USB 2.0 hub to the same USB 3.0 port
Note that the USB 3.0 hub is new.

Any recommendations are appreciated.

Answer:Pc does not wake after sleep mode with usb 3.0 hub connected

Hi yannisg, welcome to the Forum.

It seems the new USB 3.0 hub is either faulty or is causing problems.

Is this hub self powered or does it rely on the the USB port for power. If it is relying on the USB port for power, then how may devices do you have plugged into the hub itself?.

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After my Win 10 PC goes into the sleep mode and I try to wake it, the PC just shuts itself down.
I have not tried much of anything to fix this. Any suggestions ?

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My T500 (2241-3XU with Win 7 64 bit Ultimate) has never been able to wake up from sleep mode after lid is closed. I finally reverted to using hybernate but was just wondering if there is a new fix that I am not aware of. I tried to find info a couple of years back before switching to hybernate. Any ideas? Thanks.Dave


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Answer:T500 does not wake up from sleep mode

So if you put it into sleep mode, and open the lid/tap Fn/tap Power button the system doesn't resume, but stays in sleep mode (moon indicator solidly lit)?

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I just bought a brand new system and everything was working fine.
I put into sleep mode and the computer went to sleep/died.
I can not wake up computer no matter what I have tried.
I have tried disconecting all the power over and over
Off on buttons don't work, mouse or keyboard don't work, monitor doesn't work.
It's like it went into a black hole of hybirnation and nothing I try will get the computer to power on now so I can get it out of sleep mode.
Everythings dead.
I pluged in my old system and started using it again because my new system I just paid $ 2500 for is useless.
Any suggestions out there?

Answer:Can't wake system up from sleep mode?

Hello Garbob, and welcome to Vista Forums.

It sounds like your BIOS has the wrong sleep state set in it. You can look at STEP THREE in the tutorial below to help change it, or resetting the BIOS back to default settings may help.

Power Options and Sleep Mode Problems

Hope this helps,

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Hey working on A Dell Inspiron 530S Desktop with Vista Home Premium SP2, just did a reinstall all seemed to be well until i try to put it in sleep mode.. When i do, it goes to somewhat sleep, by way of somewhat I mean the monitor goes off, yet the fans still whistle and the drives keep going.. Then finally they cease and the power button blinks to notify me i;m in sleep mode.. I then try to click mouse, or push key on keyboard to wake it up, absolutely no response.. I then have to power it down by way of holding power button in.. when it finally goes off, I turn back on and it seems like it's waking from hibernation mode not sleep.. What I mean is the task bar slowly appears, then some Desktop icons, all very slowly, it takes full minute to get entire desktop back, and 3 minutes overall for it to function properly. Says drivers are all up to date but I don't really trust that.. I reset all power options to balanced (thats what they were anyway) And didn't seem to be any BIOS setting to change (reset them too) could there be a driver or program confliction somewhere? This is Weird.. thanks in advance

Answer:Will not Wake up out of Sleep mode properly

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New to this forum posted my specs while registering so I assume whoever wants to help me can access my profile and view them,

I recently built my PC without to much problem, only little bug I have is the sata3 HDD connected with a 6gbs transfer sata cable in a sata3 port is only a 3gbs transfer speed. Although my real concern is that twice after awaking from sleep mode my PC just freezes and enters BSOD, I haven't used the PC much since I built it mainly because I live in 2 different homes and currently not at the home with my new comp, but I believe that if it happened twice out of a possible 9-10 sleep mode wake ups its going to keep happening until I find a fix.

I read this could revolve around driver issues for vista so just for additional info I updated the graphics driver and all the asus drivers using the cd that comes with the MOBO.

looking forward for ideas thank you

Answer:BSOD on sleep mode wake-up


Please follow these instructions:

Attach the .zip file to your next post in this thread.


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hi .i am having a problem with my sleep mode .
i move here on the 31 last month .
now at my old place i never had a problem .all i had to do is move my mouse or click any key to wake my pc .
but since am here at my new place when i click on the sleep mode button on my key it turn my pc off .but not my monitor .my go to sleep perfect
so i have to restart my pc with the off and on button .
i did try all the setting avalable .but nothing work .
i did a restore back to the date before i move .but nothing help .
is there a way to set it back like i had it before .
thank you

Answer:Solved: cant wake my pc from sleep mode

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

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

Answer:Computer can't wake up from sleep mode

Hi Loading

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

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

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

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

If you want to give your PC a thorough once-over & tuneup:
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i read through the first 5 pages lookin for this thread but was unable to find one. i got a new HD hannspree monitor a little while back and noticed a while later that if i ever need to reboot, the power light goes orange like its in power saving mode, but it wont wake up when the computer does, i have to physically turn it off and back on. ive tried swapping the drivers out for it but didnt seem to have any effect, im not entirely sure the video driver has anything to do with the monitor shutting off.

thanks for the help.


Answer:goes into sleep mode but wont wake

Quote: Originally Posted by adamlh

i read through the first 5 pages lookin for this thread but was unable to find one. i got a new HD hannspree monitor a little while back and noticed a while later that if i ever need to reboot, the power light goes orange like its in power saving mode, but it wont wake up when the computer does, i have to physically turn it off and back on. ive tried swapping the drivers out for it but didnt seem to have any effect, im not entirely sure the video driver has anything to do with the monitor shutting off.

thanks for the help.



The video driver provides the signal to keep the monitor out of standby so if it is corrupted somehow it might not be able to come out.

check the driver in device manager


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Hey guys, my BSOD happens usually about 2 - 5 mins after i wake my computer from sleep mode. Usually happens while im using google chrome. I have updated my graphics drivers (i usually keep them up to date) and that has not fixed the problem. The BSOD tells me that a display driver has failed or is not responding. Also had a BSOD today after windows startup, which is the first time ive had this issue. I have uploaded the files needed.

BCCode: 116
BCP3: 0000000000000000
BCP4: 0000000000000002
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 256_1



Answer:BSOD mostly on wake from sleep mode

Hi Stevros.

Yes, you are right ... a stop 0x116 is a display/graphics related issue. But this part of your post caught my attention:

Quote: Originally Posted by Stevros

The BSOD tells me that a display driver has failed or is not responding.

Are you having any popup balloon like this?

Let us know.

You are overclocking.

CPUID: "Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 920 @ 2.67GHz"
MaxSpeed: 2670
CurrentSpeed: 2800
As you are getting BSODs, you should stop overclocking and run all the hardware components like CPU, GPU and RAM to their default settings. See how it goes with stock hardware settings.

I see that the problem occurred with multiple versions of the display driver, latter 13.9 WHQL. Let us see how it works with this version.

Uninstall your installed latest version of the display driver.
How-To Uninstall AMD Catalyst Drivers From A Windows Based System
Then clean up any possible leftover.
Drivers - Clean Left over Files after Uninstalling
Then install version 13.9 WHQL only.
Previous AMD Catalyst? Display Drivers
When the driver is applied, stress test the Graphics Card using Furmark.
Video Card - Stress Test with Furmark

Check if the Power Supply Unit (PSU) supplying adequate power to the computer or not.
eXtreme Power Supply Calculator
Also let us know the wattage of the PSU.

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my yoga 900 would not power up.  research found that the issue is a conflict between malware and windows 10.  The recommended fix was to hold the unit horizontally and press on the power button.  it worked! Question is - has this happened to you, and if so, how often?   

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I'm using a Bluetooth keyboard and Bluetooth mouse when I put it to sleep I can't wake up unless I press my start botton I should be able to wake up either touching the keyboard or moving the mouse

Answer:I can't wake up windows 10 after sleep mode

Welcome to Windows Central.
There are mixed findings/opinions and suggestions on this matter since the issue could be a result of a mixture of different issues, such as hardware settings, drivers, software settings and configurations, etc. Some of the solutions worked for others while not working for others. Some of the ideas discussed are:
1. If you let your PC sleep using a hardware button, then that same hardware button should be able to wake the PC up.
2. If you've allowed your PC to wake up through USB in the BIOS, then put your PC to sleep and then unplugged any USB device attached to it while it was sleeping, then that PC won't wake up unless the hardware power button is pressed. This could also be applicable to Bluetooth devices, since Bluetooth may be temporarily disconnected when the device goes to sleep.
3. If your PC had a custom manufacturer-specific software (e.g. Samsung Control Center) that allows the laptop (what device are you using, by the way?) to wake up when the lid is opened, then this feature was completely removed in Windows 10 brought about by the uninstallation of that software. You would need to re-install that software, run it in compatibility mode for a previous version of Windows and then re-enable the said feature.
Should you wish to provide us with more details or ask further questions, please don't hesitate to create a Windows Central account and respond to this thread.

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When running on battery this computer rarely wakes from sleep.  I noticed that if I try to wake from manually entering sleep within about 10 seconds it will come back on rare occasion, typically only once after a reboot.  Any longer than 10 seconds and it won't happen.  If the charger is connected, the device is 10x more likely to return from sleep after a few seconds.  Additionally, the manual says you can wake from sleep by opening the lid, pressing the power key, pressing a keyboard key, or tapping the touch pad.  My HP only wakes from the power bottun when on battery, and the power button and sometimes when opening the lid when connected to the charger.  The keyboard and touchpad have no effect.  I've updated all the drivers/bios from the support assistant.  While updating drivers in attempt to fix this issue, the display driver said a power state could not be changed.  I verified Windows 10 has completed all updates.  I uninstalled and reinstalled the Display driver.  No errors the second time.  I went to the device manager and made sure the keyboard power management setting was set to wake from sleep.  I did mess with the power settings a bit, I reset them to default levels of the HP recommended settings.  Nothing seems to help the situation. I've followed the steps on this site: Any recommendations?  It w... Read more

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

Answer:computer will not wake up from sleep mode

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

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

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

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

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

I have Windows xp.

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

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

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Hey guys when i tried to wake up my PC today in sleep mode i got a BSOD can you guys please help me out? thanku here is the file, also it happens once only to me i just want to know why i got the Blue screen

and here is my computer specs

OS: Windows 10 64 Bit Pro
Case: NZXT S340 Matte Black/Blue Steel ATX Mid Tower Case
Monitor:BenQ RL2455HM 24-inch LED 1ms
Motherboard:ASUS Z170-A LGA 1151
Cpu:Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0 GHz 6th Generation Skylake
Cpu Cooling: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
Memory:G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 2400
Graphics Card: ASUS STRIX GTX970 4GB SLI Support
Power Supply: SuperNOVA 850 B2
Sound Card: HT | OMEGA Claro Halo
Hard Drive 1: Samsung SSD 840 Pro Series (128GB)
Hard Drive 2: Seagate Barracuda 1TB

Answer:Got BSOD trying to wake up pc in sleep mode

The dumpfile blames

BugCheck D1, {0, 2, 0, fffff8043e8c7d91}

*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for cmudaxp.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for cmudaxp.sys
Probably caused by : cmudaxp.sys ( cmudaxp+2f7d91 )

Image name: cmudaxp.sys
Timestamp: Mon Jul 22 03:24:04 2013 (51EC89B4)

Driver Description: C-Media Audio Interface Driver (WDM) by C-Media
ASUS Xonar DG Audio Interface driver
HTO CLARO Audio Interface Driver
Driver Update Site: USB Audio,PCIe audio,USB audio ic,USB sound chip--C-Media Electronics, Inc.
Drivers & Software - HT OMEGA

See if there is a newer windows 10 driver avaliable.

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

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Hello,Sorry for my English. I have a ThinkPad T430 (2347-3E4) and clean install of Windows 8.1. My computer does not want to wake up from sleep mode. Sleep normally, but after waking up is started but do not receive any information and after about 5 seconds restarts. The same effect with original HDD, and Samsung SSD (840 Evo).  Thank you for your information.

Answer:wake up from sleep mode T430

Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
I?m sorry to hear that your Lenovo ThinkPad T430 is restarting while you try to wake it up from sleep.
Go to control panel -> Power options -> Click on choose what closing the lid does (on the left side of the window) -> Select sleep -> OK.
If the above settings are as recommended, update your BIOS and Intel Management Engine firmware to the latest versions from Lenovo Support page. Enter your MTM number in the ?Quick Path? and download the drivers.
Try reseating your memory. Try running the system with only one memory of you have multiple RAM in your system. Check in event viewer to see what exactly is causing the restart.
Hope this helps!
Best regards,

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Hello. I left my computer on for longer than I would have liked and it went into sleep mode and never came back out. I have tried all the common fixes that i could do without a monitor such as using the keyboard or mouse to wake it up from sleep (which has always worked in the past), unplugging devices, hard computer reset, and swapping cables. Monitor works in another computer. It has never done this before. It's a custom built computer I did years ago. Has anyone else had this issue that found a fix that works? Fixes that require a monitor are no good at the moment.

Processor: i7 2600k
Mb: ASUS p8p67
Graphics Card: Evga 680 sc
Windows 7

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I have tried several different settings and cannot get my monitor to wake up after sleeping for several hours. I have tried hybrid on and off. I have changed various settings in BIOS. I have made sure USB never turns off. I have changed the settings related to PCIe in sleep mode... Nothing works. I have a ABIT IP35Pro Board with an Sapphire 3850 Video card.

Any help would be appreciated.


Answer:Monitor won't wake from Sleep Mode

Have you tried moving the mouse.
Have you tried turning the monitor off then on.
Is it on the same bit of software.
List your total spec and what software you are running.
Try running in safe mode to see if that changes the problem.

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I have only had my netbook for a couple of days so I'm not quite used to it yet though I'm well used to Windows 7 . I close the lid to turn on sleep mode but then it's difficult to wake the computer up. I often have to hold down the power switch to force a shut down and then reboot. Not something I want to do.
I have a USB mouse plugged in and I've enabled the USB wake up facility but nothing works. I open the lid and press keys, including trying a quick press of the power button but nothing happens. Has anyone any ideas?


Answer:NB200-12W won't wake from sleep mode

Hi mate

I wake up mu notebook from hibernation mode pressing the power button.
I don?t need to force the shut down. Just shortly press the power button in order to wake up the unit.

In your case I recommend checking if a BIOS update is possible.
You should check what version is available on the notebook and what version has been released. If newer version is available then update it!

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I've been getting this bsod when I wake pc out of sleep mode mostly. It seems to have something to do with my graphics card. I've installed the latest drivers for it and it stops for awhile, but then it comes back. I've ran a stress test on it ( 3 or 4 passes) and it didn't find anything wrong. I need some clues as to what to do next please. I've include the dump files.

Answer:BSOD when I wake pc from sleep mode

BugCheck 1000007E, {ffffffffc0000005, fffff8800609865a, fffff880037bd818, fffff880037bd070}

*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for vidsflt.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for vidsflt.sys
Probably caused by : AtihdW76.sys ( AtihdW76+165a )

Followup: MachineOwner
Please uninstall Acronis, at least as a test.

Also Free up the startup. Windows does not need any other program to auto start with it, but the auto start programs often conflicts and causes various problems including BSODs.
Click on the Start button
Type ?msconfig (without quotes), click the resulting link. It will open the System Configuration window.
Select the ?Startup? tab.
Deselect all items other than the antivirus.
Apply > OK
Accept then restart.
Let us know the results.

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I have a Dell Studio XPS435 MT running Windows 7. For the past six months I noticed that when waking the computer from sleep mode, occasionally the monitor would not wake up and I would have to reboot. It got worse and worse until now it will never wake up without rebooting. I also noticed when I reboot, if I don't wait a few seconds for the computer noises to stop and immediately press the power button; the computer starts beeping loudly and nothing works. I have to manually shut it down and wait about 30-40 seconds to reboot. I have tried every one of the suggestions on these posts but nothing helped.

Answer:Monitor will not wake up from sleep mode

Regards the monitor not sure what to suggest

The series of beeps you are hearing maybe a mobo error code

Often mobo will put out a series/combination of long/short beeps identifying an error, listen to the beeps next time you hear them and check your manufacturers www for an error code list

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

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My new Vista Premium PC from Evesham will not 'wake up' if I put it into sleep mode, (I have to press the power button until it goes off) I've looked at the BIOS but am unsure what to do. There is no documentation from Evesham on this. Any help gratefully received.

Answer:Vista PC - How to wake up after sleep mode HELP

Hi there. Does your PC wake up when you press the power button once without holding it down?sPiKe25

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I replaced optical drive with a 500GB HDD caddy. The second drive cannot be wake up from sleeping mode ! Please help me slove this problem. If I delete Intel AHCI SATA driver and let system use the default SATA/ATA driver there is no problem. I deleted PowerManager and problem is still there. The system seems like tries to delete or power saving the second SATA port(optical) once been awake @ Windows7 x64 Ultimate ThinkPad T420-4177CTO.

Answer:T420 second HDD cannot be wake up from sleep mode

You may need to update the BIOS driver of your Notebook by visiting the Lenovo web link. Kindly download and update the BIOS from the below mentioned web link.
Kindly reinstall the Power management driver and Power Manager in your system again and then check the issue.

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

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

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

Answer:Computer won't wake from Sleep Mode

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

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Hi all,

I just finished building my first computer yesterday. Everything seems to be working just great, except when I put my computer in sleep mode and try to wake it up.

Here is my issue: When I put my computer to sleep, it works fine. When I try to wake it up (by pressing power button or hitting key on keyboard), it powers on for a brief second and then shuts down. The only way to get it back on is by pressing the power button again, resetting the pc. I just want to know how to set it up so when i hit a key on my keyboard it will wake up with no issues. Side notes: I have disabled hybrid sleep mode and clicked the box to allow keyboard to wake computer.

Please help. Thank you.

Answer:wake up from sleep mode issue. please help :)

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I have a customer's PC that has an Athlon XP Thoroughbred 1200 with 1.5 GB PC2100 memory, and an Abit motherboard, etc.

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

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

Any ideas?

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

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

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Hi all,I have a brand new SL 500 with Vista installed & the following problem:  I put it in sleep mode via the power button, now it won't start up again. The little moon is on, showing it to be in sleep mode.  I tried to shut it off completely by pressing the power button for a longer time, but it won't shut off either.  I tried the boot CD, but it won't start up either. Anyone have any suggestions?  

Answer:SL 500 won't wake up from sleep mode / cant' shut it off

Although it's a bit crude... what about removing the battery?

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Currently Just passed the CompTIA A+ 601 with flying colours! =DOwner of an SL500 running Vista Business with 4GB of PC2 6400 RAM

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I bought a Satellite C50-A about 8 months ago. From day one I have been having this issue.

What happens is that when the laptop is left on for any length of time, I guess it goes to sleep or something, not a single light is on tough.

The only way to get it to switch back on is to remove all power to the laptop and hold down the power button for a while.
Like I said, this has been happening since the day I bought it and has been happening a few times a day.

Any help will be hugely appreciated.


Answer:Satellite C50-A wan't wake up from sleep mode

You can disable the automatic sleep mode within the Windows Power Options.

Go to control panel -> Power Options -> Edit plan settings
Here you would need to modify the option: “Put the computer to sleep” … set it to "never"

Furthermore I would recommend you to disable the hybrid shutdown mode and to perform a complete shutdown.
Here you can find the step by step instruction How to perform a complete shutdown in Windows 8

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We have an Aspire F 15 that we have had for 1 month. Over the last few days it is not waking from sleep mode and you have to reboot the computer to use again.Any assistance would be appreciated.

Answer:Aspire F15. Won't wake up from sleep mode.

Hi,Try disabling Fast-startup, go to Power Options, click "Choose what the power buttons do..." from left pane, click "Change settings that are currently unavilabe", untick "Turn on Fast Start-up".If that doen't help, try reinstalling the VGA driver from Acer:

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I had BSOD thrice in a week after waking up from sleep mode.

This happens when i open my lid (have set it to sleep on closing lid). Doesnt seem to happen when i use the normal sleep button.

All 3 minidumps attached in my latest post below. Please help .

Answer:BSOD on wake-up from sleep mode

How did you activate your copy of windows.

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when I wake up PC (Windows 7) from sleep mode - message comes up - IMPROPER SHUT DOWN and it starts the process of restarting from the improper shutdown.

Answer:problem when i wake up PC from sleep mode

Try updating the motherboard's chipset driver. You can download the latest version from the PC/laptop makers website, or if it's a custom-built (no name) PC you can download it from the motherboard manufacturer's website.

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I have a Equium A60, my laptop went into sleep mode and when I pressed the on button which was flashing orange nothing happened, after trying a few times still nothing happened.

I decided to take the battery out to try and recitify the problem. Unfortunately no power will come on now. Any suggestions.

Answer:Equium A60 does not wake up from sleep mode


You said, you have removed battery but did you leave it for several time???
Disconnect the AC adaptor and remove the battery from the notebook. Wait 15-20min and then connect the both parts again to the notebook!

Please post again if the notebook runs again!

Good luck

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Hi there. Got an x260, sleep mode activated when closing the screen etc. When i open the screen again, green power-button is blinking. Question: How do i start the computer now?? If i press any button nothing happens. I only can press the power button longer - but that will shut the computer down & ihave to restart it regularly. So question is: How do i wake ist op from sleep mode? Win 10.

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My satellite L50D-B-16Q will not come out of sleep mode.
When I switch on the power button both the NUM LOCK and CAPS LOCK come on

Answer:Satellite L50D-B does not wake up from sleep mode


How about this workaround:

Disconnect AC adaptorRemove main batteryPress and hold power button 30-40sec longInsert battery againConnect AC adaptorPress power button

Note: repeat this procedure 4-5 times in the row and check if you could power up the unit after each step

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sometimes the computer wakes up just fine - sometimes not. is this a windows 7 issue or is the computer at fault. cutting it off, then back on always works (so far)

Answer:sleep mode in windows 7 wont wake up

Sleep/hibernate/standby problems are usually caused by corrupt video drivers
I would start by replacing that

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After I put the pc into the sleep mode and then try to open with on and off switch, I can't get in windows 8.1. I get no video signal (image), but the pc stays on. I've been using since 2 days a new video card and I installed the drivers from installation cd. With my previous video card, I'd not suchlike problems.

Answer:Windows 8.1 wont wake up from sleep mode!!!

Maybe it's just really sleepy? *hears drum being hit in background*

sorry...erm..yeah was too tempting.

To my knowledge there is no real clear reason as to why this happens. You would think in so many OS systems with the wake/sleep function that they would had perfect it by now huh? You may get some people suggestion checking your drivers, energy/wattage issue/etc. I personally don't believe any of that though myself. If it can operate while you are on it just fine but you turn it off and it won't come back on it sounds more like an OS issue than anything else.

I used to have the same issue with an old old Acer Aspire 5720z. I never found a real solution to it either.I truly think the only "cheaphax" here would be for you to just disable sleep mode.

You could see if this helps you any but I highly doubt it will.

Sleep States - Available on Your Windows 8 PC[1]=Power%20Management

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Hi all,

When I click the sleep button my computer seems to go into sleep mode successfully however when I hit a keyboard key or wiggle the mouse to wake it the tower fans & motherboard lights switch on but there is no picture or sound from my monitor. I have to hit the reset button which does a dirty reboot before I can get back to the desktop.

I'm fed up of having to do a full shutdown/restart of my computer everytime I go away to do something!

Please find my computer details here: removed due to sensitive info.

If you need any other information, please ask.

Thanks in advance,


Answer:Sleep Mode Doesn't Wake Up Properly...

Hi please do 2 things first remove the dropbox link (I will do that)as you have posted sensitive info ie serial number you can repost with that removed,the other is check your power settings

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My toshiba A300-1EG auto wake up from 'sleep' mode.
My DVD-drive auto start and then wake up from 'Sleep' mode.

Please, what I need to do not to auto wake up from sleep mode?
Sleep mode stay only about 2(or) 3 minutes.

Answer:Satellite A300-1EG wake up from Sleep mode


Is your notebook connected to the LAN while waking up from the sleep mode?

My notebook has waked up from sleep mode because the Wake up on LAN option has been enabled in LAN card properties -> advanced tab.

Please check these settings in this tab and disable it!

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I didnt invest almost 4 grand in this thing to have it run like this! Repeatedly....when it goes into sleep mode....when I try to "wake" it it gives me a "please wait" message and does absolutely NOTHING for hours!PLEASE HELP!

CJW700 (finally!)

Answer:My new W700 has issues!! When it goes into sleep mode it WILL NOT WAKE UP AGAIN!

 Hi there, could you please check if all drivers are up-to-date? And if so try to disable the FPR software just for a test (deinstall it). Would be great if you could try that. Thanks

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HiAfter doing all updates (windows/lenovo) and ensuring latest lenovo power managers are installed, my Helix 20CG will still not wake from sleep mode. This problem has been persistant since the second day I had the computer. If the Helix is in sleep mode for more than 2 hours and you press the power button, the screen will not turn on. However if the tablet is docked on the ultrabook keyboard the green light on the Fn key will briefly flicker. Also if you press the power button and then immediately hit the windows button on the bottom of the tablet it will vibrate a bit, but in both cases the screen does not turn on. After continuously hitting the power button for ~5-10 minutes the screen will eventually turn on. Has anyone else experienced this problem? Thanks,Brandon 

Answer:Helix 20CG won't wake from sleep mode

For the past week, I've been using the Helix and just shutting it down every time I walk away from it. This morning I put it in sleep mode walked away for an hour or so and when I went to wake it up, by pressing the power button, the green light on the Fn key flashed but it would not wake up. I held the power button down for 4 seconds to do a hard reboot. I checked the system log, and when the computer was "asleep" the following warnings were recorded: Level    Date and Time    Source    Event ID    Task CategoryWarning    12/13/2014 11:08:12 AM    Microsoft-Windows-DNS-Client    1014    (1014)    Name resolution for the name timed out after none of the configured DNS servers responded.Warning    12/13/2014 10:06:28 AM    Microsoft-Windows-DeviceSetupManager    123    None    The DSM service was delayed by 289 seconds for a driver query/download/install on device 'HID\VID_17EF&PID_6067&MI_02\8&111A4E3A&0&0000'Warning    12/13/2014 10:01:38 AM    Microsoft-Windows-DeviceSetupManager    123    None    The DSM service was delayed by 205 seconds for a driver query/download/install on device 'HID\VID_17EF&PID_6067&MI_01&COL03\8&12BCEF88&0&... Read more

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When I restart from sleep mode (power saving mode, computer not running at all) the cursor freezes up. I then have to restart the computer with the keyboard. Then I get this BSOD. After the restart widows boot again and I'm asked whether to start in safe mode or not. I start windows in normal mode, then everything is working normal again, until I wake up the computer again.
System Information
Windows 7 Professional Version 6.1.7600 build 7600
System Manufacturer: Gigabyte
System Model: X58A-UD9
BIOS Version/Date: Award software International, Inc. F1 04/19/2010
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 960 @ 3.20GHz 3.19
SMBios version: 2.4
Virtual Memory: 16GB
Installed Memory: 8.00GB
64-Bit Operating system

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7600.
Locale ID: 1033
Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 1e
BCP2: FFFFF8000356EF9A
BCP3: 0000000000000000
BCP4: 000000000000004E
OS Version: 6_1_7600
Service Pack: 0_0
Product: 256_1

Additional Info:
I reinstalled the original OS version after having BSOD's.
The last software that was loaded onto the system was the updated driver for USB3, this work well for a while then the problem started again.

Answer:On wake up from sleep mode, cursor freeze up

This latest crash was caused by AppleCharger.sys. It is a driver so the motherboard can charge Apple hardware such as iPhones or iPods.

Update it from your manufacturer's website

Probably caused by : AppleCharger.sys ( AppleCharger+26c0 )

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Windows 10 Home (X64) Version 1703 (build 150615.332)
HP HP Pavilion Desktop PC 570-pOXX
New computor (3 weeks). I have carefully set up Power settings to not hibernate, no hibrid sleep, turn off display after 5 minutes, and sleep after 1 hour. But after sleeping for about an hour the computer will not wake from keyboard or mouse; I must hit the pc switch. The waking then takes a few seconds longer while I look at the HP circle and then the lock screen. Not a disaster but annoying. Any thoughts?


Answer:Sleep mode requires pc button to wake

Try removing ACPI, keyboard and mouse drivers and hardware from Device Manager and reboot. Most likely the task to check for the IRQ is missing or screwed up.

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My Satellite L50D-B fails to wake up from sleep mode, quite annoying.
The only way out is a hard reset.

This seems to be a common but unresolved problem for many. Any fixes that do work?

Thanks - Paul

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