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Vista reboots when putting Laptopo into sleep mode

Question: Vista reboots when putting Laptopo into sleep mode

Please help,

I have a HP NC6400 laptop at work,

Everytime you put it into sleep mode it reboots

Ive tried checking the power options as so may sites refer to them but i have no hibernate option

network cable unplugged same thing just reboots after screen going blank and showing some HDD activity

Please help

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Answer: Vista reboots when putting Laptopo into sleep mode


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Hi, I'm having problems on a system with a gigabyte MA78GM-US2H and a amd 9850 quad. The computer works fine but after I install symantec I can no longer get the computer to go to sleep, It just reboots and starts up again. When I remove it, the computer can go to sleep again. I have updated all of the drivers and the mobo bios but the problem is still here. Any ideas on what to do next? or maybe is there a free virus program out there I could use instead? I would rather not have to buy something different if I can avoid it. Thanks

Answer:Problems with Symantec and sleep mode, computer reboots instead of going to sleep

What program do you mean by "Symantec?" Symantec makes a ton of different antivirus softwares, among other things. Most of them are a pain in the ass, and your computer is better off without them. I think a lot of the guys on this forum recommend NOD32. I typically recommend Trend Micro, but to be honest I don't use any AV on my own machine. Be smart with your surfing, don't open attachments, and run a firewall. Makes it pretty damn hard to get a virus!

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I recently purchased a Sony Bravia XBR55X900E tv and I connect my pc to it via HDMI.  Here's is my setup:

Dell XPS 8700 connects to HDMI 2 on Sony TV.
My TV receiver connects to HDMI 1 on Sony TV.
My Sony AVR connects to HDMI 3 on Sony TV, strictly for audio purposes (ARC).
Logitech Harmony one universal remote.

My issue is this:  Whenever I switch between activites (example PC to watching TV), after the TV switches to HDMI 1 from HDMI 2, this puts my Dell into sleep / standby mode.  If I press the power button, it lights up like normal.  If I go back to the PC activity, again once the TV switches from HDMI 1 to HDMI 2, the computer again goes into this "sleep" mode and I again have to press the power button to take it out of it.
All of my pc settings are set to NEVER with respect to monitor or PC going to sleep / standby mode.  Prior to this TV I had my pc connected to an older plasma TV and this never happened.
I contacted Sony to see if it something with their Bravia sync but the person said that everything looked good from the TV's end.
I'm hoping that someone has come across this and can steer me in the right direction as it is really frustrating and I don't know what else to try.

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For the past week my computer will sometimes put itself in sleep mode while I am using it. It doesn't matter whether I'm playing games, word processing or on the internet.

Answer:Computer Putting Itself In Sleep Mode

Could be a hardware problem. How old is it? Are all the connections okay?

Is it working off a battery? Is it set to shut down when the battery is low?

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I just got a brand new laptop with Windows Hello. It's very useful for logging in, but my laptop now goes to sleep every time I leave my desk. The red light next to the infrared camera blinks often when I'm using my laptop (which is also pretty annoying), and then if I get up, even for a few minutes (to grab a snack, notebook, etc.) my laptop goes to sleep. I'm pretty computer illiterate, but I suspect that the camera is still looking for me while I'm using my computer and then decides my laptop needs to sleep when it doesn't see my face anymore. Is there any way to change this? I like not having to use a password, but the red light and going to sleep is annoying, especially since I tend to get up from my desk a lot just to stretch. It also seems like having the camera on all the time would drain the battery pretty quickly. Am I way off base here?

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I got my T61p since January and I'm pretty tired of this issue. I've read on the net that it is an issue with some laptop that has a defective motherboard when using two stick of memory (which is my case). Is there any mean to get this fix? Everytime I start to game for a little while, I have to use a lapcool or else it shut itself off. The heavier the game, the faster it happen.  So please.... 

Answer:T61p putting itself in sleep mode while gaming

check your GPU and CPU temp, with HWmonitorPro what is your temp???

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Hi, I have T440s with Windows 10 (64-bit) installed, after latest update from MS and Lenovo (BIOS 2.35) ntb beeps while putting in sleep mode (and a blank screen)  Four cycles of four short beeps and a blank screen: System board (Security chip)  Does anybody know what might be the problem and how to solve it?  Thanks.  Since I have installed Windows 10, there are repeatedly problems...  ZK


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Answer:T440s - beeps while putting in sleep mode (and a blank screen)

I got same symtom.. My solution :1) Go Control Panel -> Power Options ..2) You may see the "Lenovo Power Optimized" selected.3) I changed it to "Balance (recommended)"Everything goes back to NORMAL. Hope this helps,Lee

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Just bought Lenovo notebook with Windows 10 Home.

On my old VISTA laptop, when I put my computer in sleep mode and then woke it up, I could always view my connected MP3 player and its files.

When I do the same with my new notebook, I have to unplug and re-plug the usb connector in order to view the mp3 files.

I tried fixing by going into device manager, power management for the USB hubs, and unchecking the "allow this computer to turn off..." setting.

I alsodisabled this:
I appreciate help, thanks

Answer:Putting computer in sleep mode stops viewing my connected mp3 player

If you disable USB Selective Suspending and uncheck 'Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power', your MP3 shouldn't have any problems. Perhaps double check witch device you unchecked.

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Hi, I am using Ideapad U510. I did clean install on W8.1. I am using Intel Rapid Start technology, but i am facing problem. When i press power button and get my PC sleep mode, after 1 second in sleep mode it restart itself and goes back to sleep mode (maybe hibernate). When i turn off rapid start tech. or set timer more than 0 min (1 hour). it's fine. BTw: it's incredibly long, going to sleep mode is about 50-60 seconds..Second problem, Dolby audio doesn't work on W8.1?Last question is about windows 10, does my SSD disk work on W10, meaning intel rapid start tech. Thanks for help.

Answer:U510 after sleep mode, reboots itself

Hi Prelajsz,  
Welcome to the Forums  
As per the query we understood that you are facing issue with sleep mode in your Lenovo U510 laptop.
Try to reinstall the energy management and check for the issue, does this issue persist only on battery? Or when the adapter is plugged in?
Click here for the energy management for windows 7.
Click here for the energy management for windows 8.
Click here for the energy management for windows 8.1.
Let us know the result.
Best regards,         

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Greets all.

So, I was in for a bit of a shock to see my PF usage go from 120MB (XP Pro) to 786 MB with Vista Ult 64. Ok - it's all good. It actually is just over 900 right after boot, but settles to about 786 after about a minute of sitting idle.

The thing I noticed it that after putting the computer to sleep, and then waking it, my PF usage is at 534 MB - HUGE difference. I left it idle for about 20 min. to see if it would creep back up, but it didn't.

Two things I noticed:

svchost went from about 59k > 47k
explorer went from about 14k > 5k

So, that's part of it.

But the big question here is how to get Vista to boot that way? - so it's usage is at 534 MB as opposed to 786 MB. I understand there arre services I can disable (print spooler for one, as I do not have a printer hooked to this computer), but the point here is the usage dropped that drastically without disabling anything in services.msc. Any way to get Vista to boot, so the mem usgae is the same as after it is put to sleep?

Thanks much in advance.

Answer:Memory usage goes way down after putting Vista to sleep...

Hello RiffWraithm and welcome to Vista Forums.

This is pretty much controlled by what you have loading at startup and Superfetch in Vista. It loads what it thinks you will need into memory to help Vista run it faster. It learns in time what you may need in memory, so it will fluctuate a bit until it learns your pattern completely. I would recommend that you let Superfetch stay set at the default settings since it does a pretty good job in Vista. Remember, unused RAM is wasted RAM.

If you would like to play around with the Superfetch settings a bit to see if anything may make a difference for you, then these tutorials can help with this.

Superfetch (Memory Prefetcher)


Superfetch - Change Preload Data

Hope this helps,

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My H50-50 running Windows 10 64 bit will come out of sleep mode and reboot.  The screen goes to a login screen but I am not able to log in.  The screen flashes three times and then reboots.  When done everything runs fine.  Can't figure out what's wrong.

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My Windows 7 is:
- x64 Home Premium SP1
- the original installed OS on the system.
- an OEM version. Came pre-installed on system.

- The age of system (hardware) is 8 Months.
- The age of OS installation is 8 Months.
- Never re-installed.

Hardware is:
Intel Core i5 CPU M480 @2.67GHz
4GB Memory

Many Thanks for your help!

Answer:Windows 7 reboots after resuming from Sleep and Hibernate Mode.

Unfortunately no DMP's were included.

Please try this way...
We do need the DMP file as it contains the only record of the sequence of events leading up to the crash, what drivers were loaded, and what was responsible.

If you are overclocking STOP.

You may be able to get the DMP files without crashing by booting into safe mode (F8) with networking.

To enable us to assist you with your computer's BSOD symptoms, upload the contents of your "\Windows\Minidump" folder.

The procedure:

* Copy the contents of \Windows\Minidump to another (temporary) location somewhere on your machine.
* Zip up the copy.
* Attach the ZIP archive to your post using the "paperclip" (file attachments) button.
*If the files are too large please upload them to a file sharing service like "Rapidshare" and put a link to them in your reply.

To ensure minidumps are enabled:

* Go to Start, in the Search Box type: sysdm.cpl, press Enter.
* Under the Advanced tab, click on the Startup and Recovery Settings... button.
* Ensure that Automatically restart is unchecked.
* Under the Write Debugging Information header select Small memory dump (256 kB) in the dropdown box (the 256kb varies).
* Ensure that the Small Dump Directory is listed as %systemroot%\Minidump.
* OK your way out.
* Reboot if changes have been made.

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Last night i manually put my computer in sleep mode and went to bed. When i woke up i came down and my computer was rebooting itself then shutting itself down as soon as it rebooted. I stood there and watched it do this about 4 times, all 4 times my screen was black.

I then shut it down manual with the power button then rebooted it and it took me to a "Windows has improperly shut itself down" "Would you like to reboot in normal mode screen? I clicked yes and it took me to windows and it is fine now. What happened and how can i prevent this in the future?

Answer:Computer crashed in sleep mode then reboots/shuts down unlimited times

update: i just called my computer manufacturer and he said because my GPU card is factory overclocked the lower power state of sleep mode might be the cause of what is crashing it and causing the power cycle to constantly reboot

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recently i costom built my computer around the time vista was released, its been working smothly on my comp untill a weeek ago it all went wrong and crashed, to be on the safe side i rebooted in safe mode, after then again reboooting it and putting all my settings back to the way they where i thought that it was all over untill recently i noticed little thigs like video's on u tube or any other site not working, aswell as sertain links on a page would not open. this personaly has confussed me! im kinda stuck on how to get it to go back to wat it used to be like before i went into safe mode, please help me!!!!!!!!!!

thanx!!!! yours greatfully Elan2jay!!

Answer:after putting vista into safe mode it will no longer opn java script or flash players

Unless you actually made some changes to the configuration, things should have returned to normal once you rebooted from Safe Mode.

Vista's "System Restore" would probably be the quickest fix for this and you will lose nothing by doing it.

However if you are using Internet Explorer, you might want to go to Tools > Add-Ons and make sure that all the Adobe Flash stuff there is present and enabled.

Also in Internet Options > Security Settings > Custom you can reset all settings there to their defaults.

Finally if you are using a 3rd party firewall -- some of these scripts can be blocked by their configurations.

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I have a Lenovo Thinkpad T400 with Windows Vista (sevice pack 2) and my computer has a number of booting problems. When I shut down the computer either manually with the button or with the shut down option in the start menu, the computer boots down, stays off for 5 seconds then retsarts itself. I have not been able to boot down for months. In addition, I've had tons of problems with sleep and hibernate mode - the computer restarts itself or won't go into the modes.

I've played with the power settings many times and looked up many forums advice for these settings. I also have a clean bill of health regarding viruses/spyware for the bleepingcomputer forum for sypware as of this week. Any help would be apperciated.

Answer:Vista Reboots Itself, Sleep/Hibernate don't work (thinkpad)

Is it still under warranty?

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My days-old Toshiba Satellite U300 is sometimes (but not always) crashing on being awoken from Sleep.
It starts to awaken normally but before the desktop has reappeared, it just reboots and Vista attempts to recover from an 'abnormal shutdown'.
I'm updated Vista & drivers as far as I know.

I'm getting conflicting opinions on whether this is a laptop hardware fault or just 'Vista Sleep doesn't work properly, so don't use it yet'.
Has anyone else had this experience or have any fixes?

Am running Norton Internet Security 2008 and just a few fairly ordinary other programs, if that helps.

Answer:Satellite U300: Vista reboots/crashes on wakening from sleep


I have tested it with Satellite U300-112 and there is no problem at all. I must say that my small U300-112 is clean preinstalled with recovery image.

To be honest I think it is Vista issue because all power settings are controlled by Vista. Have you noticed the same after hibernation mode?

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Hi , My T400 preinstalled with restarts after any power action ( Sleep/Hibernate/Shutdown ) . 1 .Updated the BIos .. SameProblem. 2. Tried Updating Windows with all the latest drivers - Same Problem 3. Disabled Wake on LAn option in Bios - Still Same Problem 4. Removed Battery and tested on direct Power - Same problem 6. Tried Windows Restore - Same Problem . 7. If I do Force shut down with Full Battery ., power it on next day battery would have discharged ! I am assuming some component on MB is still consuming power even when the system is off.  Can any one suggest the remedy :-( Still looking for solution to above problem , also registered a case with Lenovo Support , No solution as of now. Kishore

Answer:T400 Reboots after Shutdown /Hibernate /Sleep ..( Vista Home Premium )

Hi Kishore,Welcome to the forum!I think some type of power management sensor or fuse on your system board is acting up. Try giving lenovo support a call assuming if it's still under warranty.Hope it helps. 

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Hi, Just went through a virus removal (

and still having the original problem. Here's my computer info.,

btw - I don't have ms office

Also, using MSCONFIG to only start services that MS req. and not loading any startup programs does hot help at all. Finally, I've booted off my other hard drive w/o problems so hardware is not the problem.

Any ideas?

Thanks, Bill

Operating System System Model
Windows Vista Home Premium (x64) Service Pack 2 (build 6002)
Install Language: English (United States)
System Locale: English (United States)
Installed: 8/20/2010 9:48:43 PM
Boot Mode: BIOS (Secure Boot not supported) No details available
Processor a Main Circuit Board b
2.70 gigahertz Intel Core i7 920
64 kilobyte primary memory cache
256 kilobyte secondary memory cache
8192 kilobyte tertiary memory cache
64-bit ready
Multi-core (4 total)
Hyper-threaded (8 total) Board: ASUSTeK Computer INC. P6T Rev 1.xx
Serial Number: MS1C8CBKAZ01036
Bus Clock: 133 megahertz
BIOS: American Megatrends Inc. 0202 12/04/2008
Drives Memory Modules c,d
1120.22 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
407.62 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space

HL-DT-ST BDDVDRW GGC-H20L ATA Device [Optical drive]
3.5" format removeable media [Floppy drive]

Hitachi HDT721010SLA360 [Hard drive] (1000.20 GB) -- drive 0, s/n STF604MR22B83P, rev ST6OA31B, SMART Status: Healthy
SanDisk SDSSD... Read more

Answer:Vista reboots after a few minutes but not in safe mode

Disable Automatically restart so you get a BSOD with an error code.

Click on Start and then Control Panel.
Click on the System and Maintenance link or System icon if viewing in Classic View.
Click on the System link.
In the left pane, click the Advanced system settings link.
Locate the Startup and Recovery area and click on the Settings button.
In the Startup and Recovery window, locate and uncheck the check box next to Automatically restart.
Click OK in the Startup and Recovery window.
Click OK in the System Properties window.
You can now close the System window.Click to expand...

When you get an error, write down the words and the first number (outside the parentheses) of the error.

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Hello Seveners!

I have been having trouble with a BSOD for a while now. It is getting to that extent that I bare it any longer! I need help!

Firstly, these BSOD's have been happening randomly, but normally the case is while it is in sleep, or when I put it to sleep, the screen will go black, but the laptop will refuse to actually sleep. It remains in this state of useless on-ness until either I pull the plug or it decides to BSOD.

I have a program called Soluto, which sends the details of the BSOD to my email. It said the error code was 1000009F and the likely cause was: nt driver.

I ran verifier.exe and restarted. Upon restarting I was constantly greeted by a BSOD informing me that there was a problem with HIDCLASS.SYS. Upon restarting with last known good configuration, I am here, looking for help! There are 6 results for HIDCLASS.SYS on my laptop, all seeming to point to AMD.

I have attached my Minidumps from today (two BSODes), my system NFO and a picture taken of the BSOD when booting after running verifier.exe. They are zipped as one, due to the fact that uploading of NFO files doesn't seem to be supported.

This is getting increasingly infuriating as I am constantly losing work!

System specs can be found on my profile and in the NFO.

I appreciate any help!

Many thanks,


Answer:Numerous BSOD's. Normally caused while in sleep / putting to sleep.

What USB devices have you got installed?

I believe we are looking at a USB device causing a bugcheck.
Do you have a gaming mouse or any mouse drivers installed?

HIDCLASS.SYS appears to be mainly caused by mouse drivers.

Because a lot of driver power state failures are caused by graphics drivers I recommend updating yours as it is very outdated.
Here's some instructions if you are unsure how to update it.

How-To Install AMD Catalyst? Drivers For A Windows? Based System

fffff880`048f4000 fffff880`05302000 atikmdag (deferred)
Image path: \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\atikmdag.sys
Image name: atikmdag.sys
Timestamp: Thu Sep 15 19:07:36 2011 (4E723EE8)
CheckSum: 009C92B0
ImageSize: 00A0E000
Translations: 0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4
Post back the results.

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What exactly is Sleep?how is working?Is there any risk to set computer in Sleep Mode for days?

Shut Down

Answer:Sleep Mode on Vista

well the best thing to do is go to your power options & set your pc to hibernate after like 3 hours or something. So you can sleep ur pc & then it will hibernate if not turned back on within 3 hours.

Its always better to sleep ur pc if your leaving it for like an hour or two because rebooting causes the pc to use no power managent features so ur burning more electricity than if u left it in standby for an hour or so.

Hibernate is just like shutdown, so your pc can be cut off from the mains, but will still resume afterwards.

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I just got my brand new vista machine and since its a lot beefier than my previous i have been wanting to put it into S3 mode when i sleep but when i put it to sleep it sounds like everything in my case is still running the same as before i put it to sleep. I check my bios settings and its set to S3.

Heres my specs:

Intel® Core™2 Q6600 Quad-Core (8MB L2 cache,2.4GHz,1066FSB)
500GB - Seagate 7200RPM, SATA 3.0Gb/s, 16MB Cache
nVidia GeForce 9800 GT 512MB
Single Drive: 16X CD/DVD burner (DVD+/-RW) w/double layer write capability
Integrated 7.1 Channel Audio
4GB Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 800MHz - 4 DIMMs
Windows Vista™ Home Premium

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Vista + S3 sleep mode

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Question: Vista Sleep Mode

I have just bought a new PC with Windows Vista. If I leave it overnight in sleep mode, will it still be able to carry out tasks such as backing up and scanning for spyware, or does it have to be fully on for that?Also, most people are aware that it is difficult to totally delete files from a hard drive, unless you use specialist software, but is it also possible for people to know what websites a person has visited by looking at their hard drive, and could they find out any information that they had typed into a webpage, such as bank details?Any answers to the above gratefully received.

Answer:Vista Sleep Mode

1)In sleep mode it wont do anything as the harddrive is partly shut down,just retaining your settings and connection,basically ready to go in seconds upon wakeup.Others may explain this in detail.2)Depends how well you look after the machine,running a regular cleanup utility will certainly help.For example ccleaner click here

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Question: Vista sleep mode

I just recently did a back up (Macrium Reflect) of my Vista Home Premium and it appears that all went well except PC will not sleep. I've Googled for solutions and no success. Some have suggested that it could be the mouse settings,power settings or even the video card?. Any suggestions here? overthehillOS- Vista Home PremiumPC - Cisnet  Dual Core Pentium D,2800 MHz  Memory 3072 MB

Answer:Vista sleep mode

Macrium Reflect will disable sleep mode.  This is normalBut how to turn it back on ? Did you already edit the sleep mode parameters?This behavior  is documented on their web site forum. But not fully. fixes: 5.0.3887:    PC entering sleep mode during backup    Windows could enter sleep mode during a backup or image. This has been resolved....What's new? 5.1.5856: ...Spin up delayIf the backup target folder cannot be located when running a backup then an automatic delay of 5 seconds is initiated before retrying to allow for disks spinning up from sleep.However, I did not find the 'fix' for this nor did it see anything specific to Vista.You may need to search their website to find the answer.Look here: is the best I can do for your now. 

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Question: Vista Sleep Mode..

Hey guys.

When I put my computer into sleep mode and I leave my computer for 10-30 minutes and come back and hit the power button again to wake it up my keyboard and mouse don't seem to want to be recognized.

The weird part though, is, that if I leave it to sleep for more then a hour it seems that when I wake it up it DOES recognize my mouse and keyboard.

The system is listed below in my signature.

I have a normal Dell keyboard and a Logitech G5 mouse.

Any ideas? Could this be an OS problem or strictly hardware?

I'm confused since it works sometimes, but not others.


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After Vista has resumed from sleep or hibernation mode, I can no longer access the internet/network using my USB WiFi dongle. I have to unplug and reconnect the dongle and then wait a few seconds before I gain access to the network again. It's very annoying having to do that every time Windows resumes.

I first used the driver that came on a CD with the dongle. Later, Windows Update installed a supposedly newer driver, but the problem remains. It's a "Deltaco" dongle that plugs straight into a USB port on the mobo.

This worked fine in XP SP2 BTW. I thought Vista was supposed to improve on XP's sleep modes?

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hello, i am having a problem putting my pc into sleep mode. i just built it about 2 and half weeks ago, and it has never worked and i dont know pc will act as if it is going into sleep, but it turns back on right away and functions normally and i dont know why... i haven't installed much on it at all. just a few games and messenger programs, and anti virus. even when i first built this thing, be4 i put most of the programs, it didnt work. i did mess with the power options but that didnt work either. specs:intel c2d e67502gb ramevga 8800gtwindows vista home prem320gb hd

Answer:vista does not go into sleep mode

Do you have M$ keyboard?

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Question: Vista Sleep Mode

Hello, I'm running Vista Ultimate 32-bit and I'm having a problem with the sleep mode. The last time Vista resumed from sleep mode, I received a STOP error.

However, the most bizarre thing was that when I put it into sleep, about 10 seconds later, the system came on by itself! It then showed the STOP error as KERNEL_DATA_INPAGE_ERROR (STATUS_DEVICE_NOT_CONNECTED).

The Event Viewer says that the system was resumed from sleep by Intel(R) 82801FB/FBM USB Universal Host Controller - 2659. However, the only devices attached to it are 'USB Composite Device' and 'Microsoft USB Wireless Mouse (IntelliPoint)'.

Can anyone help me solve this problem?

I have attached the Crash Dump file from WinDebug as a text file to this post.

Answer:Vista Sleep Mode

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When I installed a fresh copy of Vista Ultimate 64-bit, I was initially able to put the computer into sleep mode. However, I am now not able to do so, because it will not come out of sleep. I have to completely shut down the computer by holding the power button.

I've looked everywhere - does anybody know the answer to this one?

Answer:Vista and Sleep Mode

You could start by providing more information.

Hardware, for starters.

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First time user here in this forum; or any other for that matter. I have windows Vista for ops system with IE8. The issue is as follows;
When I am finished using internet, typically I put computer into sleep mode. The towers "power" button will flash for @20 sec and then "desktop" appears their after- like it had come out of sleep mode. Does this every time I try to use sleep mode. The computer is Dell Desktop about 1 year old. My level of computer skill I would consider as advanced beginner, (if that makes any sense). Any suggestions as to how I get sleep mode to work would be apprec.

Answer:sleep mode for win vista

Hello Kimber, and welcome to Vista Forums.

You might go through the items in the tutorial below to see if it may help you find out what may be waking your computer back up. A usual culprit is the "Allow to wake computer" option checked in the network adapter's power management properties tab in Device Manager (STEP SIX in tutorial).

Power Options and Sleep Mode Problems

Hope this helps,

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I have HP laptop with vista Home prem. I have the laptop put to sleep 15 min after idle time if it is unplugged and 1 hr if it is plugged.

Is the idle time when there is no mouse movement?

I want the sleep mode but I have problem when downloading. when I download a file longer than 1 hour and leave the computer, I come back after long time to find the computer sleep and the download uncomplete. I can make the wait time longer but I don't want to change each time I download.

Note: Most of the time, I use Internet Download manager for download but sometimes I use the web browser, mega manager or rapidshare downloader.

Answer:Vista and sleep mode

You should turn off the sleep option, or increase the minutes to 2 hours or over.

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Im having a problem with recovering from sleep mode with windows vista. The computer works fine after boot, but when it goes into sleep mode and i "wake" it up, the monitor comes back up with a bunch of feint white lines accross the screen and i can't recover from it. The only way around it that i have found is to press the restart button??? Don't like doing this, but can't figure out any other way around this problem. ANy thoughts???

Answer:Sleep Mode In Vista???? >.<

I would guess this is a motherboard (BIOS settings) issue or a driver issue. If you've had sleep working fine with a prior OS on your build, I'd suggest messing with Power Options. Unfortunately Vista is known for sleep issues and there are updates that fix some things, but not your particular problem. I have seen some issues with Nvidia cards that resemble yours, though, and if not fixed by a driver update it was suggested to set "turn monitor off" to never.

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I am using Vista Ultimate 64 bit. Up until I moved my PC (physically when I got a new desk), the PC would go into sleep mode like I set it to. Now it does not do it. When it "does", it acts like it is gonna shut off, and kinda surges on/off...when it surges, it just comes back to the welcome screen like it is waking up to resume Windows...

WTF? Any fixes for this? Thanks!

Answer:Vista won't go into sleep mode...

my rig does the same thing, except it has never worked. I cannot get it to sleep in vista under s3 power mode, but s1 works just fine. I just assumed it was the motherboard and the way it handles the overclock, but our systems are vastly different so who knows.

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My computer now with a fresh install of Vista 64-bit Will Not Enter Sleep Mode. I press it but the computer stays on idle, everything is on accept screen. Once it happens I have to power it off from the back psu to turn it of. Hibernate mode and shut down work but sleep don't.

I went it advance power options on vista and allow hybrid sleep is on, when sharing media : allow the computer to sleep is on. I don't really know what else to do.

Answer:vista can't go in sleep mode?

This has been a problem for Vista and certain motherboard configurations since Day 1. Long story short, Microsoft put the blame on the motherboards manufacturers, and vice versa.

I've had this problem and have tried a lot of stuff.

However, you might want to look at the Microsoft "Performance" and "Reliability" patches that were said to fix some instances of this problem. At the same time, check to have the latest BIOS.

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Our exchange has recently been upgraded, one inadvertent result of which has been to temporarily screw up broadband connections in my area. The problem has been fixed and all that's necessary is for users with wireless routers like myself is to allow the router to stay on long enough to establish a steady sync.Unfortunately, when my Dell PC goes into overnight sleep mode, the router gets turned off. When I mentioned this on a broadband forum I was variously told that "you've a router problem", "this shouldn't happen", "your PC hardware is at fault" etc etc. I don't believe any of it: my Netgear DG834Gv4 may be old, but it's a little gem: I'm at the end of a very long line from the esxchange with high noise and attenuation and the Netgear hangs on better than any other wireless router I've ever owned.Before bothering anyone here, I hunted around the 'Net for advice, and although it's the usual mixture of help that's too terse to implement or information that's blatantly wrong, some sort of consensus seems to exist, viz:1) In Device Manager / Network Adapters / Wireless Adapters / Power Management, make sure that the check box is cleared next to "Allow the computer to turn off this device" and:2) Connections / Change Adapter Settings / Properties / Networking tab, uncheck the IPv6 box. So far, so good. Except on one Microsoft 'official' board, a Microsoftie says this is "a known Vista bug". Huh?? And on another board, an "expert" tecchie says step (1) above does not work in Vis... Read more

Answer:Vista Sleep Mode "bug" fix????

The PC going into "sleep" mode or being switched off cannot possibly turn off the router. Provided the router remains powered on at the mains switch, what you do with any computers connected to it is immaterial.>>> Are you aware of a "Vista bug" which means a >>> wireless connection is dropped when the PC >>> sleeps regardless of the user's preferenceThat is a totally separate issue from the router remaining connected to the exchange over an ADSL enabled phone line, which is what you are trying to do to establish the appropriate "sync" speed.

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Does vista turn the pc to sleep even if its playing a movie/video or music?

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I have vista home premium.
And sometime it just restarts on its on.
It happens mostly when its in sleep mode.I put it in sleep mode and when i come back sometime later its not in sleep mode anymore with a message on screen(dialog box) saying " windows shut down unexpectedly.Report to microsoft for solution".Even if i report to microsoft site ,their site responds with " no solution for this problem".
Is it something serious?
It also happens sometime when i am working on my system .In that case i saw( sometime) blue screen appearing fastly before restarting which says something like "dumping memory on ......" ( i can't remember very well... rolleyes)

Should i just shut down my system if i don't need to use it for 3-4 hours?

Answer:vista restart in sleep mode and even otherwise sometime

ok.It happened again.So i am attaching the snapshot of the diolog box that appears.

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Greetings, I am running Vista Ultimate 64, when ever the machine goes into sleep mode, and I come back to work on it, it takes a long time to wake. Sometimes it goes into a blue screen with the message Windows did not shut down successfully, or Windows shut down to avoid damage to the computer.
Also when she finally boots, it will go into Windows Error recovery with the options of starting in safe mode or start regular.

It's a fairly new Vista installation and it has been doing it since. If I do have to leave the computer for a few hours, I find it easier just to shut down and reboot.

Thank you

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My machine is an Evesham 17" Laptop, Intel Dual core, 2GB RAM, Nvidia graphics, wireless conection to internet. Just plain standard really.

I have it configured to enter Sleep mode, rather than Shutdown, when I've finished for the day and this has always worked perfectly......until last night. I put it to sleep as usual, turned off external power and toddled off to bed. This morning when I came down I found it up and running with not much power left. I switched mains back on and was presented with a message that "Internet Explorer has stopped working." IE was definitely not running last night. As soon as I closed that box, another one appeared saying that Adobe Flash was ready to install an update - clicking OK enabled the update to be installed. Next Paint Shop Pro decided that it also wanted to install an update, and duly did so. I then shut the machine down completely and went off to work.

Booting the machine this evening was uneventful until I tried to view a video on the BBC website. I was then informed that I didn't have the latest version of Flashplayer and invited to download and install it. It would therefore appear that the previous update had actually reversed Flashplayer.

What I hope is that some kind person can tell me is how the machine wakes up from sleep mode all by itself? I've checked BIOS and there is nothing enabled there which would allow an automatic start from sleep. I've also checked my power setting in Control Panel wi... Read more

Answer:Vista Sleep mode problem

Hi beauparc,

If you wish to find out the reason for a wake from sleep mode,

Start a command prompt, (start menu - enter CMD into search bar and enter), and enter "powercfg -lastwake" without quotes the system should display the last item to cause a wake event.

Hope this helps

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I have tried a full recovery using the Recovery Disks. Everything is fine until it gets to installing Vista - then it goes to sleep. I have tried several Recoveries and it stops at different stages - Steps 2, 3 or 4 usually.

Any help gratefully accepted.

Answer:Vista installation goes to sleep mode


it's very interesting issue (Is Ac adapter connected?) . I have never heard about this as don't have Toshiba recovery disk. I also want to know what other users will say.

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Hello. I have HP Pavillion laptop. I also have Vista. I have never had this issue before. But when I put my computer to sleep, i can wake it up but there will be nothing on the screen and I can't do anything. When I close the laptop and open it, it gives me the same issue. I set it to sleep when I close the laptop. I think it may be due to a recent file that I deleted. Every time I boot my pc I get this icon in my taskbar that says some start up programs have been blocked. In my case there was only one. I don't remember what it was called but I do know that it starts with the letter "g" and ends with a number. What can I do?

Answer:Windows Vista Sleep Mode

by the way when I said nothing on the screen, i meant that it would be blank. The screen would be black. It looks like my screen saver. My screensaver is blank. So it gave me a blank screen. And just now I found out that after a little while if I move the mouse again, then the desktop shows up. So there is a really long delay when i wake the pc up from sleep mode.

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The new Windows Vista sleep feature is great. Except my for some reason I can't seem to get my desktop to work right with Sleep. If I choose Sleep, the computer powers down, but then I can't get any video signal when I power back on, even if I power back on immediately. The system will power up again but I won't get any video.

I have the latest beta 1405 BIOS for my A8N32-SLI Deluxe.

Answer:Vista x64 Sleep Mode problem

upgrade your video drivers

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My Intel system hangs every time it goes into sleep mode and then has trouble rebooting.

I have run ever diagnostic test I can think of, have not upgraded BIOS or re-installed Vista. The system log reports no particular errors other than unscheduled shutdowns.



Answer:Vista hangs after sleep mode

Best advice I have for you is upgrade to win7. If thats not an option reinstall vista. If that don't work... Don't put your computer into sleep mode just shut it down

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i built this pc for my sis a few weeks ago is been working great.
Yesterday she put it on sleep mode and now wen i turn it on nothing comes up on the monitor .
The machine turns on then shuts off for a sec and come back up but no image.
could it be a bios problem?do i have to reset it? if so how do i do it with nothing coming up on the monitor?

thanks in advance

Answer:vista was put on sleep mode now wont do anything

You getting a bios splash screen, or just nothing atall?


~ Tkey

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Hello all, first time poster here and I'm having some troubles.

Basically up until a few days ago my computer had been running just fine but now when I try to put it into sleep mode everything seems normal but when I return to the computer and attempt to wake it up by pressing a key on the keyboard it stirs awake, but goes to the BIOS splash screen. This is leading me to believe that the computer is actually entering sleep mode fine, but when it wakes up it is crashing.

I already went into the advanced system settings and told it not to restart upon a crash and that did not allow me to catch an error message as it still did it this most recent time. The computer seems to run stable aside from that, no other unexpected crashes or anything else weird.

I have not made any recent hardware changes, nor any software installations.

All of these issues began a few days ago when I installed a few updates through windows update on the 8th. I remember distinctly, because I had installed the updates, and it wanted to restart my computer but I postponed it by 4 hours. I then continued working for about 30 mins and then walked away from my computer for a few hours. I have the default power saving settings enabled, so it then put itself to sleep and when I came back I tapped the keyboard and was greeted by the bios splash screen. It then told me that it had not shut down properly and asked me if I wanted to start normally (it does that each time the problem occurs).

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Answer:Problems with sleep mode in Vista

Welcome to (TSF)


Originally Posted by Placehold

I would seriously disable Hibernation, It also creates a log that can reach the GB's

There has been alot of issues surrounding Hidernation mode, If you really need it keep it but otherwise Use a screensaver lol


but if u want to keep useing it ok ill need u to goto the device manager
and check for any flags

start type in start search device manager
show hidden device see any flags post them

post the dxdiag info

start type in start search dxdiag and click on save all info

and post the minidump files
there should be minidump file there

u will have to winrar them



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Something is wrong with my sleep mode, when my computer goes into sleep mode/hibernation mode it turns off my keyboard and mouse. I try to move the mouse and pressed all the keys on the keyboard and it doesn't come out of sleep mode. When I allow hybrid sleep it leaves the computer running and just shuts off the hard disks, turning off the keyboard and mouse. I don't know what to do, I disabled sleep mode so this wont happen anymore. Its very annoying. Anyone know what I should do?

Answer:vista 64 sleep mode problem

I have the same "problem" but I found that clicking the mouse button brings it right back. I dont care enough to investigate this further maybe someone else can chime in.

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Alright so I know what I did to cause this, I believe, but now I need a way to fix it. Recently, the partition Vista was installed on (~31 gig) was getting really tight on space (less then a gig left) so I needed to free up some space. I have both XP and Vista installed on my computer (XP for school work, Vista for games, though it is slowly becoming my main OS for everything) so while I was using XP to defrag my computer I found the hiberfil.sys which was well over 2.5 gigs. I knew what it was for but I went ahead and just deleted it anyway so I could get some free space back. I thought vista would just make a hiberfil.sys, but it didn't. I've tried the command: "powercfg -h on" and while I did lose 2.5 gigs worth of hard drive space instantly, my computer still can't go into sleep mode, it'll shut off the monitor for a few seconds, but then it just goes back to the welcome screen. I've gone back and forth on that command several times ("powercfg -h off" restart, then "powercfg -h on" restart again), but still nothing. So my question is what are some things I can try to get my computer to be able to go into sleep mode again? Thanks in advance for your help.

Answer:Computer won't go into sleep mode with Vista

Besides the powercfg -h on command, which you have already tried, try method 2 from this page:

Re-Enable Hibernate Option in Windows Vista :: the How-To Geek

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Hello everyone,
I have Vista Home edition on my Compaq computer. Everytime I hit the sleep button, the computer goes to a black screen but does not come out when you move the mouse or hit the keyboard. The only way to get the computer unstuck is to unplug it. I have disabled the hibernation mode but this has not help either. I have updated the computer on a weekly basis but this has not helped.
Any suggestions or help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

Answer:Vista gets stuck in sleep mode

Run through the diagnostics in my sig and upload your system specs. Then update your drivers with the new info of your hardware. Just google the manufacturer.

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I've been having quite a few problems with my laptop recently and it all started with a software I downloaded so I'll list in order of what happened.

- I have a HP Pavillion DV6000 which I bought a year ago, no problems apart from a faulty motherboard which I had fixed

- I recently downloaded a software known as rocketdock which is nothing more than a copy of the Apple Mac scroll bar that has all the icons.

- I then managed to delete my videos folder by accident and as it was too large, it was not kept in the recycling bin

- I downloaded a programme known as "glaryundelete" that retrieves lost documents and files and got a few of my word documents and a few videos back but some videos were corrupt

- I deleted glaryundelete and rocketdock as my general speed of my laptop decreased for some reason

Problems now:

- My windows aero theme has vanished for some reason and I think this has something to do with system configuration where I changed a few startup settings but I don't remember the original ones

- My laptop does not go into sleep mode. I've never had problems with the sleep mode but all of a sudden it no longer does that when I close the lid or press sleep button.

I've had a look at the power plan settings, they are all perfectly normal and according to them, it should go into sleep mode but it still doesn't.

Does anyone know what's going on or has faced similar problems? Any help would be much appreciated, thanks.

Answer:Windows Vista - Sleep mode


Originally Posted by DB20

I then managed to delete my videos folder by accident and as it was too large, it was not kept in the recycling bin

Is it possible to "system restore" to to that point?

good luck

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I just recently built a Vista PC. I was able to put the pc into sleep mode originally. Although I had some driver issues related to playing games prior to SP1. Seeing as that was the case I wanted to start with a clean install of Vista to update it to SP1. I can't get the pc to go into sleep mode any more. It either hangs indefinately and never powers down everything or on an occasion or two it actually crashed, I guess you could say, and instead of hanging the pc restarted after a minute or less. I know past versions of windows this has always been a problem so it is of no shock to me that I am once again seeing a problem with it but since it did work before SP1 it makes me wonder what is going on to make it not work after SP1. BIOS settings didn't change except for having to manually set memory timings so that the mobo would actually run the RAM at its rated timings. It took some time to figure out that was why the PC wouldn't always boot to the point of beginning to load Vista. But anyways I highly doubt that would have anything to do with the pc not going into sleep mode when I ask it to. Any ideas on how to fix this or once again do we have a senario where sleep mode it completely broken in the OS and they will never get around to fixing it like with previous versions.

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I click sleep and the computer using Vista will go to sleep for 15 seconds and then turns back on. When the screen saver comes on it will just stay on even though I have the system set for the monitor to sleep after 20 minutes and the CPU to sleep after one hour. Yes, I can click a key or use the mouse and the screen saver will go off so I can resume any thing that I was working on. Any suggestions?

Answer:Vista will not stay in sleep mode

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I have a TrendNet TK-207. When my computer comes out of sleep mode, neither my mouse nor my keyboard will work. My printer won't event work (network printing) and it isn't event connected to the KVM. When I restart my computer my printer starts printing what was in the queue and the mouse and keyboard work again. What can I do so I can use sleep mode? Thanks.

Answer:Vista Sleep Mode and the TrendNet TK-207 KVM


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I have a client that uses 'sleep mode' at night instead of powering off the PC. Now, this is fine and good (but personally I would turn it off 'cuz I've had MANY bad experiences with sleep mode and hibernation), but in the morning she forgets that it's in 'sleep mode' and she hits the power button which initiates the shut down process. She then thinks that something is wrong with the PC and then she holds down the power button until the PC "forces" a power down, then she powers it on again. When the PC is powered back on, naturally there's the message "The PC did shut down correctly. Do you want to boot in Safe Mode, Safe Mode w/ Networking, etc etc". She is convinced that it is because the PC is problematic or has a bad motherboard. I have been using the PC for 2 days straight w/o any problems. I have looked thru the Event Viewer and there are numerous entries for "The system has successfully entered sleep mode". Then about 7 or 8 hours later (at about 7.40am) there's almost always a red exclamation point saying "The previous shut down at 7.34am was unexpected". Hmmmmm......

Soooo..... is there a way to COMPLETELY disable 'sleep mode' and to remove it from the 'shut down options' menu? I'd like to do the same with Hibernation if possible.


(BTW- the PC is running Vista Home Premium 32bit)

Answer:Disable sleep mode in Vista?

I've had issues with both Vista/W7 sleep/hibernate modes as well. Go into the CP and get into system and security/power options., edit power settings and choose never.

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I tried using the power saver mode last night and when I awoke in the morning it had restarted. Now my bios is not set to restart itself after a power loss so I can only attribute this to a crash and sure enough in the logs there's a report of an issue going into sleep mode followed by the unexpected shutdown.

Since I'm overclocked normally would say maybe the system, but I just finished a 8hr session of prime followed by a good 2 hour session of gaming before I slept and left the pc alone.

I've put it back in the performance mode I had been testing at where I don't let the hd's sleep, just have the monitor shut off.

I just find it ironic that the system went thru the most brutal 8 hours it will ever endure (ambient 28-29C) cpu hitting 58C-60C, cores 73C at worst, only to be felled by a sleep error in the os.

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Upon resuming computer work after my desktop has went into sleep mode the mouse and keyboard will emit light but will not work, and i repeatedly here the noises that are made when USB devices are inserted and removed, after a while sometimes they will begin to work otherwise i have to go to the back of my computer which is quite difficult because i cant see where i am plugging into and unplug and replug the mouse and keyboard which is a very tedious task and i would really like to find a way to stop that from happening, so if you have any answers please tell me. @ Thanks

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I use Windows 7 and I have the power button on my start menu set to 'Sleep'. It used to work, but now, when I click on it, the screen goes black but the computer never goes into sleep mode. I can move the mouse and the screen will immediately come back. I've been using hibernate instead but it takes longer to come back than sleep does. What could be wrong?

Answer:Sleep Mode [moved from Vista/7]

you just set your display on sleep mode You have to check your setting from power options sleep / hibernate / disk / shutdown

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Alright I recently bought a Acer Aspire 5100 that came pre-installed with Vista on it so all drivers are vista compatible and all the drivers are the newest and updated.

Now when it comes to going into sleep mode...It works on a 50/50 bases...Sometimes it goes into sleep mode perfect and works out good.

Other times it will just sit there...Do some activity on the hard drive and then just stop and screen goes black but the fan and everything is still running....I left it like that for a hour and it just sits there with the fan running and a black screen...After that I can not bring it back to normal operating unless I manually shut it down and reboot...Which looses all data in memory.

Answer:Sleep Mode Working sometimes on Vista

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so, randomly about 2 days ago, when putting my system in sleep mode not everything turns off like it used to. I hear the hard drive go click and shut off but all my fans and everything keep going.

This did not used to happen.

Was there an update to Vista recently that may have changed the way sleep mode works? I have not changed anything in my bios, installed any new software, or anything else I can think of that may be causing the issue. (Other than windows updates)

I am at a complete loss as to why this started happening on Monday.

Answer:Vista 64: Sleep mode issue

random bios changes other than the system clock sound pretty suspect.

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Have a new intallation of Vista Ultimate on GA-X38T-DQ6 M/B and am having trouble getting Vista to sleep on the power saver ..set for monitor shutdown 15mins. hard drives 25mins. however nothing happens tried various settings to no avail..this works fine on the other comp. Asus/AMDA8N32 which also runs Vista Ultimate.. has anyone any clues.. it is a new install and I might not have all the patches as yet?

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I select Sleep from the start menu, and the monitor powers down, but then the laptop shuts off completely and starts rebooting. Then, it says Windows did not shut down properly. I have to select to start windows normally and everything is fine. But why won't it stay in sleep mode?

Answer:Sleep mode problem in Vista

It may or may not have anything to do with this, but, just to get the obvious out of the way, have you checked out these reasons listed in Help and Support?:

"Why isn't Sleep available?"

You might not be able to put your mobile PC to sleep for one or more of the following reasons:

The video card on your mobile PC doesn't support sleep. Update the driver for your video card, or check the information that came with your mobile PC about your video card and supported drivers. For more information, see Update drivers.

Some settings are managed by your system administrator. For more information, see Why can't I change some settings?

Sleep and other power-saving states are turned off in your mobile PC's basic input/output system (BIOS). To turn sleep on, restart your mobile PC, and then enter the BIOS setup. As your mobile PC starts, instructions typically appear on the screen that indicate which key or keyboard shortcut that you must press to enter the BIOS setup process. Because not all computer manufacturers use the same BIOS, different keys are assigned for this purpose. To learn more, check the information that came with your mobile PC or go to the manufacturer&#8217;s website."

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I have a new toshiba satellite L300 laptop. It has intel duo core 32-bit @ 2Gz, 4 G of memory running Vista. Whenever the laptop enters sleep mode, no matter what I do there is no response. The power lights are on, when I hit the power button but nothing on the moniter. I end up having to take out the battery and put it back in and then it starts up when I hit the power button. I have the power settings set at "never" sleep with the power cord, but with the battery settings I can't really do that. Any suggestions?

Answer:Vista does not resume from sleep mode

Microsoft says that by default hibernation is turned of in laptops- I never saw that on the misses' laptop- but here they explain that pressing the power button will make it come out of sleep --- Bit of a backstep, that way, I would think.but............

The only other possibilities that I can offer, is dependant on the amount of ram you have installed- over a gigabyte, microsoft says it will not hibernate ....
Low battery, and less ram, might not help.
I hope this helps.

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Sorry if this issue has already been addressed in another post. If that is the case please point me in the right direction to locating the solution. If not, my issue is with sleep mode in Vista Home Premium edition. Vista is running on a Gateway Laptop, Model: MT3422. The issue arises when I close the laptop screen while it is running in Windows. The problem is as follows: When the laptop's screen is closed it is supposed to go into sleep mode and then when opened back up it is supposed to come back out of sleep mode. However, this isn't happening. When the laptop is closed it does indeed shut off the monitor, however when I open it back up the screen remains black and does not seem to be quite in sleep mode(there is no slow pulsating of the status lights that is supposed to mimic sleeping). However, because the screen is black it seems to be in some kind of standby mode. I have to hit the power button to get it to respond, which it does. However, It goes back into windows for about a sec or two then the screen sort of blinks real quick, then the screen goes back to black. This state does not seem to be sleep mode because as stated earlier it does not pulsate the status lights on the outside of the laptop in a slow pattern. Also, while in this state, if I press the power button it THEN goes into sleep mode and pulsates the status lights. It is like a weird &#8220;half-sleep&#8221; mode but not actually in sleep mode. I have ruled out that it could be ... Read more

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I enabled the sleep function, so when I press the sleep button it works but when I want to wake it up , the laptop hangs or can't wake up properly.

I have Vista home premium

What is the problem ? help me... I'm going nuts.

Thanks a million in advance

Answer:Vista Sleep mode problem

I have the same problem. Mentormatt88 has suggested this solution. It worked for him, but not for me, but I guess you might as well give it a go anyway.


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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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HiI am trying to get support to fix my laptop, a Lenovo T430S. When I put my laptop to sleep, it crashes and doesn't recover from the sleep mode. I have updated most of the drivers involved with network, power management, and USB. I have copy and pasted the BSOD crash report - which shows TCPIP.SYS a isnd NTOSKRNL.EXE involved in a Drive_Power_State_Failure. I feel that some of the drivers are corrupted. Is there a way to restore the drivers to original settings without deleting files such as documents and programs? I do not have a restore point prior to this malfunction. So I have backup my computer with  windows backup software. Can I do a system restore (to original setting) and just recover my files from the backup? 101015-45287-01.dmp 10/10/2015 4:07:59 PM DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE 0x0000009f 00000000`00000003 fffffa80`071d7a10 fffff800`00b9a3d8 fffffa80`0dcdf680 tcpip.sys tcpip.sys+186c10 x64 ntoskrnl.exe+735c0 C:\Windows\Minidump\101015-45287-01.dmp 4 15 7601 1,225,960 Thanks in advance!Sincerely,Jason

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I have a problem with windows vista ultimate x64 SP1 latest build(6000 something)

When my comp resumes from "sleep mode"(S3 state) it freezes after 5-20 seconds. Mouse, keyboard, and all programs stop responding.

I have installed the hotfix KB928135 but with no avial
I have installed all of the latest drivers for my system

My system:

Monitor: Dell E157FP
MOBO: D975XBX rev. 304
PSU: Corsair TX650
VGA: ATI Radeon 3870
Mous/Keyboard: PS/2
RAM: 2GB G.Skill pc6400

Currently i'm trying (yea trying but not having luck) to install the original latest bios 1487, because I flashed a custom one with Intergrated tool kit. Could this be the problem?

I'm lost and frustrated and hoping you guys can help me, if you need any more information please ask.


Answer:Vista freezes on resume from sleep mode

you guys are a lot of help

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My computer is a Toshiba laptop model A85-S107 running Windows Vista Home Basic and sleep mode does not work. Can it be enabled? It's not shown in power options.

Answer:No Sleep Mode in Vista Home Basic

I don't have Basic but have you gone to Contol panel/power Options and select Change Plan settings. Then select change advanced power settings. Then expand sleep and see how it is set.

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I downgraded my laptop from Vista to XP and now Stand By mode won't work. When I click the Turn Off Computer Button in the start menu, I can only click on the Turn Off or Restart Options. The "Stand By" Button exists but I can't even click on it. Any idea how to re-enable Stand By mode on my laptop?

Answer:Vista to XP downgrade broke Sleep Mode

mmm - Exactly how dun you go about downgrade from Vista (RIP) to XP - still in full flush of vitality etc...? to address your concern?and both "Clive...." and "XpUser..." disuss various approaches here:

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My Dell 530s running Vista Home Premium is turning off after it goes into sleep mode. Dell techs say I need to reinstall Vista, which I don't want to do. Any thoughts.

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I've always wondered. Does Vista "wake itself up" from Sleep Mode in order to perform its middle-of-the-night scheduled tasks, like Defrag--or does it sleep through them (along with me)?

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I have DV9543cl Laptop and have been using it for a long time. I just replaced the mother board and reinstalled Vista.

I have 2 problems:
1. Once the laptop is awaken from the sleep mode, the keyboard works fine for a few second and then it hangs. No response (for example Caps lock light doesn't toggle and can't type with any keys). If i reboot then it works great.

-- I tried removing driver and let vista reinstall it but that's didn't work
-- Also tried going back to old NVIDIA driver but that didn't work either.
-- Device Manager --> Kayboard--> Properties -->Power Management has the "Allow this device to be turned off to save power" Grayed out.
-- Once I put the Laptop to Hibernate then the keyboard starts working back again.

2. The touch pad light lights up but it doesn't work
-- Tried installing Synaptic driver but didn't get installed.
-- In Control panel-> Mouse, i don't see any synaptic device.

- DV9543CL
- Vista 32
- 17"

Any help would be greatly appreciated...

Answer:Vista sleep mode causes Keyboard to hang

Hello, sounds as if the reinstall was not good . Can you reinstall, and get all updates ?

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Hi I have the same problem I recently bought a new PC desktop Dell xps 420 intel[R] core tm 2quad q6600 2.40ghz 4gig memory 500 gig hd system 64bit w/windows Vista home premium service pack1 and I cant get it to go into sleep mode ,when I try to it goes off then a analog thing comes on then the pc comes back on I have to shut it down every night .I am not computer smart so if you can help me tell me in laymans terms .I really am not to fond of Vista and I would like to take Vista out and reinstall XPhome again is it possible for me a rookie to do this as I bought xp software package to try to do this can anybody help me I think Vista sucks,Thank you Danny B,Matsui55

Answer:trying to get into sleep mode/install xp uninstall vista

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I'm looking for some help here. I'm running Vista Ultimate x64. It no longer enters sleep mode on its own. It used to. I can force it into sleep mode by clicking on the Vista Orb and selecting "Sleep". It won't do it on its own - which is what I want it to.

I've run through the Control Panel/Power Mgt troubleshooter on these forums. All my settings seemed to be correct. Using the CMD prompt and powercfg -devicequery wake_armed yields one device: my logitech g15 keyboard. (Using powercfg -a shows that the only sleep state available is S3. That is correct for my motherboard, an Abit IP 35 pro.)

If forced into sleep, the keyboard will wake it up.

The problem, again, centers on the automatic sleep entrance. Currently set for 1 hour of idle.

It seems to me that the machine never thinks it's idle. Is that where I should start? Finding processes which are running in the background?

I'd appreciate any help.


Answer:Vista Ultimate x64 won't enter sleep mode

Originally Posted by iamc3k


I'm looking for some help here. I'm running Vista Ultimate x64. It no longer enters sleep mode on its own. It used to. I can force it into sleep mode by clicking on the Vista Orb and selecting "Sleep". It won't do it on its own - which is what I want it to.

I've run through the Control Panel/Power Mgt troubleshooter on these forums. All my settings seemed to be correct. Using the CMD prompt and powercfg -devicequery wake_armed yields one device: my logitech g15 keyboard. (Using powercfg -a shows that the only sleep state available is S3. That is correct for my motherboard, an Abit IP 35 pro.)

If forced into sleep, the keyboard will wake it up.

The problem, again, centers on the automatic sleep entrance. Currently set for 1 hour of idle.

It seems to me that the machine never thinks it's idle. Is that where I should start? Finding processes which are running in the background?

I'd appreciate any help.


Hello Ken,
Is it possible that the problem started after you switched to a wireless mouse/keyboard ?

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Hi there Had this computer for a week now...still working out all the Vista is a new one: I can't get sleep mode to work. It goes to sleep fine, but wakes right back up in about 20-30 seconds. I have already tried disabling the mouse wake capability and also changed the BIOS settings to diable "wake up on LAN" - neither helped.

Any other suggestions?


Answer:Vista won't stay asleep in sleep mode

Look at the NIC properties in Device Manager under Network Controllers. I've found with my Vista system that I had to allow the system to shutdown the NIC to save power to get sleep working properly.

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My monitor aside, I am wondering how much power my new self-built Vista system uses when in Sleep Mode. As I understand it, the three factors involved are my CPU (Pentium Quad 6600) and my 2Gig Ram, and my power supply (Corsair HX 520w).Any estimates?ATB,Phrixos

Answer:Vista sleep mode. Power consumption

Have you read this? click hereLots of other related articles there too

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Hi all, I've looked around the net and seen people with similar problems but none the same and no solutions have worked so far. Every time I click on sleep mode the computer shuts down to a BSOD

I hooked up my brothers laptop to my computer and things were going fine, then his (brand new) laptop had a BSOD and when I went over to my computer it had one also. So I'm not certain of the cause but perhaps something related to that.

Here are the system specs
Intel e8400
4gb ram
Asus P5Q Pro
Vista Ultimate SP1

I've updated my bios to the latest and have installed the latest chipset/usb/lan drivers from the Asus website.
Nothing is overclocked and bios is default settings

I've attached my minidump as I am unable to figure out the problem. Please let me know what else you need. Thanks guys!

Answer:Vista BSOD on entering sleep mode

From what I can see in your minidump file, everything is pointing to memory and misread memory. My suggestion would be to run Memtest86+ against your installed ram and see if any problems are reported. If this does not show any problems, then I'm sure that someone else in the forum will have another possible area to look after analyzing your crash dump.Hope this helps,

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Problem: Computer immediately powers off when put into sleep mode.

Background: 2 weeks ago there was a power surge. Get home from work, computer is off and it won't turn back on.

Solution: I ordered new power supply(did not come with new power cord so I'm using the old one), connected it, and computer powered back up and everything was working great (or so I thought).

Then I tried to put it into sleep mode and it powers off. It doesn't run through a shut down process. It just powers off like I pulled the plug.

1. I did have to remove the CPU heat sink allowing me to replace the power supply. I reattached the heat sink but did not put new thermal compound on it. But before you yell at me, the cpu is operating at about 78 degrees with an internal system temp of 98 degrees. I don't think the compound is the issue.
2. I checked the power setting is BIOs. Everything is enabled that should be.
3. I looked at the power options in the control panel; again it's all good there too.
4. I don't notice anything "fried" on the mobo.

I really don't think this is a configuration problem but I'm open to any suggestions.

Answer:Sleep mode(Vista) = system powers off

The trouble with a power urge, is that it can damage parts on the motherboard, and is not always obvious- no surge protector, then ?
I would check all the leads to the motherboard, by remove and replace, in case there is a loose connection,that might have occurred whilst replacing power supply.
I would also reseat the cpu with artic silver, or,whatever else you might use,as the cpu temperature is a bit high, nd the internal temperature, look a bit high- you have not stated the cpu type (p4, core2duo, amd) Different cpu's will run hotter, or, colder- my old 3ghz p4 would run that hot, and they were a bit notorious for running hot, but my old core 2 duo,ould run at 35 degrees.
Also , if you look in majorgeeks downloads, you should be able to find a software tool to check out your motherboard.

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My Vista/SP2 notebook has had no problems.
Except for this:
I put it to sleep last nite, but this morning it was awake.
And, there was an auto update installed:
MSE client update package KB2254596

The same happened several weeks ago.
And as I remember that had an update as well.
I have auto update set to run at 3:00AM.
What happened here?

A. Notebook problem where it did not go to sleep properly.
This is possible, but I think I would have noticed the led on.

B. The auto update causes it to wake up at 3:00AM and check for updates
even when asleep? Is that possible?
I thought that only task schedular tasks could bring a PC out of sleep.
I see only one task that has "Wake the computer to run this task".
It is MobilePC/TMM, which seems unrelated.
I also seem to remember that some NIC cards can be set to wake up
a PC. I have never fiddled with that.


Answer:Vista updates on notebook while in sleep mode?

Yes, you nailed it. If your NIC card is set to wake the computer. It will wake you when updates are available. You can turn it off, if you like:
Device manager
Network adapters double click
Right Click
change settings
power managment
Untick the box wake

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I'm having loads of trouble with Windows Vista's sleep mode:

I put my vista into sleep mode last night by accident (meant to select shutdown) and now i can't get it to work - the fan is whirring away as if it was on but it seems as if all of the USB sockets and anything plugged into the pc is getting no power?

The keyboard doesn't work (no lights on it)
The mouse doesn't work (tried a wired and a wireless one)
Tried putting a CD into the drive to wake it up - nothing
Neither of my monitors work (checked and swapped cables)
Switched it off at the switch on the back of the pc tower itself and swapped power supply cables - nothing

Short of opening it up and messing around, which will void my manufacturer warranty i'm stuck as to what to do.. i currently have a computer that's on but is completey inactive - any USB things i plug in briefly light up and then cut off

I've seen countless threads on how to avoid this happening again by going into windows settings etc, but none as to how to rescue my PC from its current state as i can't even see anything as the monitors won't work!!

Does anyone have any suggestions?

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Windows Vista stuck in Sleep mode

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Hi, I have just received a brand new M57p with Vista Business SP1. When I switch it to 'sleep' mode from start menu, I have no way to awake it. Pressing a key on keyboard, moving mouse, pressing power button... nothing works I have to remove AC power cord. Anyone else with this problem? J-F

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I have a Sony Vaio FW390 with Vista SP2. Everytime after I've used the SD card slot on my laptop and want to enter sleep mode, I get the following error screen:
The laptop then reboots and when Windows starts up again it says that there was an unexpected shut down. It appears that this error only occurs after I have inserted an SD card and then removed it. I haven't had any problems entering sleep mode when I haven't used the SD card slot.

How do I fix this problem?

Answer:Problem entering sleep mode in Vista

are you using the safely remove icon before pulling the card?
Also the card needs to stay in a while to benefit the machine.
just putting in the card will actually slow the machine.
it takes several minutes to write the and the card now will be filled for use with the have to go through an optimization time,which can be quite some time depending on how you use your machine.

basically you just put the card in,set it for ready boost and walk away a few minutes,then come back and use the pc....leave it in all the time.

Also the error you are showing also happens when ram starts to fail..i guess it is possible to have a bad card do the same thing.

Format the card ..check it for errors and try again.

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Hi so I really like the vista sleep mode, but I have a question. Would using sleep mode often cause a slow down? I don't want my computer to be noticeably slower. I have vista ult. 3 gig ram, 9800 GTX, Intel e6400.
also how can I make a shortcut for win key+s for example.

Answer:Vista ultimate sleep mode question

Hello Isikh, and welcome to Vista Forums.

It should not affect the performance of your computer except that it will be faster to startup when you want to use it instead of from a complete startup.

This tutorial will help show you how to create a sleep shortcut.

Sleep Shortcut

Hope this helps,

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Ok, I am running Vista 32-bit with my sig-rig. Its hooked up to a Samsung HDTV @ 1360x768 with a VGA cable. Everything works fine if I shutdown the computer or restart it, etc. However there is an issue with sleep-mode (maybe having to do with power-management). It caused my HDTV to lose the signal and I have to hard-reset my system to get back. How do I get the signal back?

This is how it happens: When waking from sleep mode, I can move the mouse or hit a key and both the PC and the HDTV will come back. At this point I can put in my password and everything is good to go. However, if I leave it on the login screen after a few minutes the screen will go black, never to return. The mouse, keyboard, control-alt-delete, nothing brings it back. This only happens when returning from sleep-mode. If I turn my PC on fresh and leave it at the login screen it will just go to the default MS screensaver. Is there a fix for this?

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I'm running Vista/64 on a Dell desktop, and from the beginning have been using a castoff HP keyboard that I picked up at a church jumble sale. The HP keyboard has a Fn (function) key, and by pressing that key and F2, I can put the computer to sleep. This has been working just fine for several years now.

But now I've ordered a Microsoft 'curvy' keyboard, and note that it does NOT have a function key. So I tried putting the computer to sleep through the Start menu, but it won't work. I get a System Standby Failed notification, that the WSD (wireless?) Print Device is keeping the system from going to sleep. But this never come up using the old keyboard and its built-in Fn+F2 sleep command.

Evidently the HP keyboard is sending a different command to the system than using 'Sleep under Start.' Is there a way to duplicate this command somehow, or is its derivation hidden in the HP keyboard encoding?

Thanks for any suggestions!

Answer:Strange sleep mode issue with Vista

Some possibilities in this tutorial"

How to Create a Sleep Shortcut on the Desktop in Vista

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After having Vista for 3 weeks, all of a sudden, when I return from Sleep Mode, the screen says Locked. I just hit retrun and everything is fine. Before, I got the normal screen right way. Is there a way to disable that. It isn't a real big deal, but I liked the other way better. I don't use a password, just return.

Answer:Why is Vista Locked after returning from Sleep Mode?

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Hello.. Vista crashed my hard drive on my inspiron 1525 about 4 wks ago.. of course comes the drama with losing the last 2 months of my life.. and yes I know to back up.. just didn't get to it (nursing school).. anyway.. since re-installing Vista and trying to get my laptop back where it was... I have noticed that when I close the lid and it's in sleep mode of course.. if left that way for about an hour or longer... IE shuts down and I've lost everything that I had open... when I restart IE it doesn't ask me if I would like to go back to the previous sessions where my tabs were before (as it did ask me this before my laptop crashed a month ago). I have discovered that it will leave IE up and running if I don't close the lid even if it sleeps with the lid open... I can't figure out why it does this and what settings were defaulted maybe differently than a year ago when I first bought this laptop from Dell. Can anyone help direct me to changing the some settings please? I have looked in the Control Panel and can move around comfortably but I'm not a big fan of Vista so there are a ton of things I don't know.

Answer:Re-installed Vista vs IE7 shutting down in sleep mode

Hi and welcome to TSGF go to control panel power options (in classic view) and on the left choose what closing the lid does and see if the setting needs changed

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Anyone know if it's possible to do this? I need my computer to be on at a certain time and it would be nice if I could configure it to get out of sleep by then.

Answer:Can I set a time for vista to wake up from sleep mode?

don't think so but you can set in the bios to boot up by rtc alarm (i think) and set the date and time you want the computer to boot up and it should boot up. make sure you set auto log on to windows if you it to be logged on already

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Compaq Presario 6-8 yrs. old. Only 2 GB ram. Looking into auto startup programs. Computer can take 5+ minutes to wake up in morning or middle of day after leaving it for awhile. Regular scans and defrags. Even took to Office Depot, but they want $100+ to do full cleanup. Saw the forum on this site about Event Viewer, came up with several codes: 300,302,301,351,303, also 501,500,400,100,101,103,107. Hundreds of them. Windows site a little too technical and not much help. What steps should I take and in what order? Thanks in advance!

Answer:vista wakes very slowly from sleep mode

Windows vista are very heavy and want a lot of resources.
Your machine is very old. Format it and install a fresh version of windows xp.

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Pretty sure you all have this problem and every one told you to DISABLE power management which is wrong......finally figured out how to fix it.

1. go to your network adapters properties
2. go to the "power management tab"
3. Check "Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power" ------- ENABLE IT NOT DISABLE
4. Check "Allow this device to wake this computer" ------ ENABLE IT NOT DISABLE
5. click ok
it should look like this


Answer:How to fix Vista sleep mode network loss!

Mine are disabled and work just fine.

I'd suspect the NIC drivers / hardware doesn't do device (D3 to D0 or D0 to D3) sleep state transitions cleanly.

Are these Windows Vista (inbox) drivers?

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I have our wireless router hooked up to my computer at home. When I shut down my computer, the router stays up and working fine, allowing our wireless laptops access to the internet. The ethernet light stays lit and everything is fine. However, when I put my computer in sleep mode - something I would prefer to do rather than shutting it down when I'm not using it - the ethernet light goes out and the laptops can't connect to the internet. It even says no network connection is available.

Does anyone know if there is something I can do? Change a setting in Vista or in the system BIOS ? Is it something to do with the router?

The router is pretty old - Actiontec (GT704WG) but we've never had any problems with it.

I'm running Vista Home Premium 64 bit on a custom built system with an E8500 @ 4.0 Ghz and 8 megs of RAM
Motherboard - Gigabyte GA-X48-DS4

Thanks for any help

Answer:Router shuts down in sleep mode Vista 64

Is the ethernet cable running from the modem going into the router, or the computer? It would makes sense to me that if they were switched something like that would occur...

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i just got a new machine, running windows Vista 64-bit.

i have 2 harddrives, a Western Digital Caviar 1.0 TB (Z, and a western digital SATA 150gb (C

the 150gb has vista installed, and the Caviar has all of my media on it.

now, EVERY TIME my computer goes to sleep, i return to it, and the Z drive has completely vanished. any files i was working on from it, if i try to save them, it says the media is not found. it disappears from My Computer, explorer, everything. it even disappears from the control panel Disk Management.

until i reboot. once i reboot, it's there again.

the physical connection is fine, i've checked, replugged, etc. the problem always happens after i leave my computer for some time and come back to it.

WTF could be causing this? ive searched google, other people seem to have this problem, but NO ONE has posted a single definitive answer.

Answer:vista - 2nd harddrive disappears after sleep mode. wtf??

Have you checked to see if the drive gets powered off under Power Management? Also, have you tried a different rail for the drive? Finally, I had this problem with a PATA drive that was bridged from PATA to SATA using a Rosewill chip; the solution in this case was to "Scan for new hardware" in the device manager. It would then show up again.

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For some reason unknown after a Vista patch my system no longer enters "Sleep mode".

I'm positive it is the result of a patch and I'm rather bitter about the fact that after months of waiting no fix has been released.

Before anyone asks, NO the system is not entering some sort of passworded screener which I've seen replies for on some other peoples post on this matter.

Situation is simple, I installed a Windows Vista critical update, and after doing so I can no longer enter sleep mode, neither through "Start -> Shutdown -> Sleep" OR by simply leaving my pc idle for a period of time and letting it attempt Hibernation/Sleep's as though in the patch Microsoft have simply messed up somewhere and made sleep mode or hibernation across the board "log off" instead. Simple fix I would assume, but no fix for months.

I'd really like this fixed in an upcoming patch.

Answer:Vista Ultimate x64 logs off when I put it in Sleep mode

update your bios, it mightnt support the new update.

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