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Can't wake up from sleep mode.

Question: Can't wake up from sleep mode.

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.

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

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

Troubleshooting steps that I have taken are as follows.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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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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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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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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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

Asus X555LA
Windows 10 Home
Intel(R) HD Graphics Family
BIOS version date 14/08/14

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Relevance 71.34% finally got my X1C today. One thing I am noticing is that the machine won't wake up from sleep mode when I press any key on the keyboard -- it only wake up by pressing the power key. This is a bit unexpected to me. Is it by design, and is there any way to change this? Thanks for your help.


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

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

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

Answer:Computer won't wake from Sleep Mode

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

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I 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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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-----------------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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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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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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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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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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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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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. 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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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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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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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 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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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.

Is the computer hot? Report us the heat of the computer after a couple of ho... Read more

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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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I set H500 to csm mode in order to have backward compatibility for old video cards.And works fine other than sleep/wake.But when H500 wake from sleep, It freezes up and shows black screen.This happens also without pcie video cards.I have two of H500 and get same problem. How do I fix this problem?

Answer:H500 sleep/wake problem in csm mode

hi z5,
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
Try Turning on Hybrid sleep,
Then Check if the wake will function properly now,
Hope this helps

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I have a Toshiba A200 laptop with windows vista OS.

I am facing the following problems with my system now.

1) If I put the system in sleep/ hibernate mode, it doesn't wake up, even if I press the power switch. Then I have to remove battery to make the system off
2) whenever I shutdown the system (with power supply on), it restarts by own, after shutdown.

this started one week ago

please help me to resolve these issues.

Answer:I Cant Shut Down Or Wake The System From Sleep Mode

Do you have SP1 installed?

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Hi, I recently purchased a Thinkpad X1 Yoga, shipped on May 16, 2016.  I have an issue:     When I use the left side USB port (the one on the side of the power charging port) to charge my old Ipod and the laptop goes to sleep. The laptop does not wake up when opening the lid or pressing on the power button. However, as soon as I disconnect my Ipod from the USB port. The laptop immediately wakes up but unable to login using the fingerprint reader. Specific steps to reproduce: 1) Plug x1 yoga power cord to the laptop 2) Plug Ipod to the left side USB port. Make sure Ipod has no earphones plugged in. 3) Put the laptop in sleep mode 4) Close the lid of the laptop 5) Wait until iPod is no longer being charged by the laptop (a few seconds after the laptop goes to sleep) 6) Wait until iPod automically turns off on its own (it takes 15 to 30 mins, not sure exactly how much time.) 7) Open the laptop lid and notice that the laptop is not waking up. 8) Press on the "power" button on the right side of the X1 Yoga. Notice that the laptop does not wake up. 9) Remove the iPod from the USB port on the left side of the X1 Yoga.        Notice that the laptop is now able to wake up.        Also notice that the finger print reader is not responding. Cannot login using the fingerprint reader. Seems like a driver issue. Lenovo please confirm! ThanksWilly

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sometimes my L850-B4K does not want to wake up after sleep mode. When i press power button i hear a click and the lights blink and nothing more. i can press again but only click and 1 sec. lights blink.

Battery is full. So i have to detach the battery to power on. When i search bios update i find "no bios update" for my model.

How can i resolve it?

Answer:Satellite L850-B4k sometimes does not want to wake up after sleep mode

This satellite notebook is newest model and newest models are offered with latest BIOS version. That?s the reason why you cannot find BIOS update. Maybe 6 months later Toshiba will offer some updates.

Back to described problem: it is not easy to say why this happen and what ?blocks? your notebook to wake up properly.
Have you noticed this issue from the first day or later?
You know it is always complicated to handle some cases or issues when they happen ?sometimes?.

Have you installed some additional software or connected some external devices to your notebook?

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

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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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Hello!When I want to wake up my T 400 from normal sleep mode (not deep, not hybrid mode) I hear a small noise, like the harddisk and DVD drive waking up, but I have a blank screen and the small moon (sleep mode icon) is still on. I tried several different settings and I always have that problem.Any hint for me?Sincerely your's Config: T400 27622G: Vista business SP1, 250GB HD 5400 rpm, 2 GB RAM, Intel P8600, ATI Mobility Radeon HD3400 with Ericsson WWAN module installed.

Answer:T400 doesn't wake up from sleep mode.

Welcome to the forum! You might want to take a look into the forum here,  there some people encountered similar problems. Maybe trying to disable the named "optical drive power off" feature, as someone stated there might fix your problem.  Otherwise take a look at Lenovos website for possible power manager updates.

ThinkPad T60/X32/600/770 · IBM IntelliStation · 3x IBM SpaceSaver II

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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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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 brand new T450S laptop won't wake up from sleep mode at times.  When I close the lid and reopen it, it will show a black screen.  I notice that the red light on the ThinkPad sign on the outside cover remains solid and not blinking on those occasions when I can't wake it up.  When the red light blinks slowly back and forth, then I know I can open it and resume my work.  So what do I do when it is in that solid state and I can't wake it up at all??

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Answer:Brand new T450S won't wake up from sleep mode

Hi Taytay,
Welcome to Lenovo Forums.
We are really sorry to hear about the issue you are facing.
Can you try turning ON or OFF the Hybrid Sleep. Open your Lenovo Energy management and turn off the Hard Drive power Saver option.
Other things that you can try:

Check this Recommended Settings for Sleep
Turn off Fast Startup

Shashi Kumar
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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, My Z50 wakes up from the keyboard and mouse (and touchpad), which is something i dont want. In addition, is it possible to not have power to the USB ports during sleep mode as I run a fan by USB? I have already tried the "Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power" but no luck, any clues? Thanks    

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Hi all,

My Toshiba C70-B is running under windows 10 and I have a problem several times (not always, which is really weird) I put my PC in sleep mode.
Sometimes (frequently though), my PC doesn't react when I am trying to wake up : the screen remains black and pressing num lock doesn't induce any reaction of the system. I have already updated my BIOS to the latest version and updated all of the relevant drivers for windows 10 from here (system driver, HW Setup, Display utility, Audio enhancement) and nothing changed....

Furthermore, I first of all accepted windows proposal to update the "X64 ACPI-Compliant Value Added Logical General Purpose Device" but the situation turned out to be worse with this setup (never emerging from sleep mode) so I turned back this driver to its latest version...

Would anyone have an idea on how to fix this issue (without making a full reinstallation of the system...) ?

Thanks in advance and regards,


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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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Came across my first major problem. When I try to go into sleep mode (either through the Start menu or pressing the power button), the hard drive light blinks for a second then the screen goes black. BUT... my power light stays on (should be blinking) and pressing it again, the mouse button... nor any key press on the keyboard will wake it up. I had to hard shutdown (holding the power key down for like 5 seconds) for the light go off and had to keep rebooting from scratch.

That's a major pain since waking up out of sleep mode is normally much faster and convenient. To make things worse.... it seems like 10 takes longer to boot up from scratch than 8.1 did. I've yet to see if SHUTDOWN works properly or not. Not a happy camper on the sleep mode issue. It worked under 8.1 just fine. Anybody else?!?

EDIT: Shutdown goes through a longer process, but ends the same as sleep does...... The power light stays on.

I'm using an HP Envy w/ i7-4510u CPU / 8GB RAM / 4GB Nvidia GTX 850M / 1TB drive

EDIT#2: Now SLEEP and SHUTDOWN appear to be working properly and Windows 10's boot up times are as fast or faster than 8.1 now. It's like a car and trying to clear out the lines of bad fuel before it runs right. Just some weird hiccups.

EDIT#3.... Now it's doing it again!

Answer:Sleep Mode doesn't work right nor does it wake up.

Identical issues here. Also an HP Envy. Also sleep/hibernate works sometimes and not others.

This will be a deal breaker for me if I can't turn off my computer and turn it back on with my status still intact. I'll (gulp) be forced to return to 8.1

Will post here if I figure out a solution

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Very frustrating... My X1 Carbon, using Windows 8.0 (due to corporate policy I am not allowed to upgrade to 8.1 nor downgrade to 7.0) which includes 4 Gigs of RAM, and an Intel SSD, if placed into sleep mode (either by closing the lid or pressing the FN-F4 button), will not wake from sleep mode if the machine has been in sleep mode for a while (guessing anything over an hour.)  Yes, Yes, I know pressing the FN key should bring the computer out of sleep-mode, but the FN key doesnt work.  The only thing that works is to completely shut-down the computer and turn the computer back on, which naturally causes the machine to completely reboot. Any and all help would be appreciated.

Answer:X1 Carbon wont wake from sleep mode

Hi Greymarch,
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
I'm sorry to hear that your Lenovo X1 carbon is not waking up from sleep mode properly.
Change the settings for security chip in BIOS to active and see if it resolve the issue.
Spoiler (Highlight to read)
If it didn?t help, try updating the following and check if it helps.

Intel Chipset driver
Power manager
Power management driver
Display and hotkey drivers

Hope this helps!
Best regards,

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It had this problem with windows vista, and I have decided to upgrade to Win7, but it still has the same problem.
It goes to sleep, but then will not wake no matter what i click.

Can you help fix it?
Thank you

Answer:Ssatellite U300-13K does not wake from sleep mode

How do you switch to stand-by mode?
Does power LED blinks when notebook is in stand-by mode?

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My *Equium P300-16T* will not wake from sleep.

If I use Fn F3 I get the message to enter sleep and according to what I have read pressing the power button will wake the machine up but not in my case.

I've also tried the Power Options to automatically enter sleep mode after a specific time but again I can't wake the machine up and have to do a hard reboot.

My OS Is Vista Home Basic.

Anyone offer any advice on how to correct this please?


Answer:Can't wake up my Equium P300 from sleep mode

> but again I can't wake the machine up and have to do a hard reboot.

Is your BIOS up to date?
If not, update the BIOS?

Furthermore from my experience such sleep mode issues might be caused by corrupted system?therefore new installation might help to solve this too.

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Hi All, The Lenovo thinkpad w510 does not want to wake up once it goes into sleep mode, I have to push the power button until it shuts down completely and then reboot it completely, I have tried different settings in the power management etc. We have the same pissue on 3 different w510`s with Windows 7 pro 64 Bit Has anybody got a solution for this problem? Regards,


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Answer:W510 does not wake up when it goes into Sleep mode - Windows 7 Bit

same problem. 

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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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Dear All power option is set up in sleep, when i close the lid and after opening it, it does not wake up. i have to press the power button for 5 or more seconds in order to restart the system i am using windows 8 Please Help.. Thanking you in advance Asher


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Answer:X1 Carbon: after opening the lid in sleep mode it does not wake up

Hi Asher,
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
I?m sorry to hear that your Lenovo ThinkPad X1 carbon doesn?t wake up from sleep properly.
I would suggest you to try installing the latest version of display drivers and Lenovo Power management driver and check if it resumes from sleep normally.
If the above said didn?t help, try the "reset" hole on the bottom of the laptop. You'd use a paper clip to trip the switch.
Hope this helps!
Best regards,

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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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hi there guys.
it's my first time here, i'll make it simple and quick, thanks in advance.

so i got a new USB mouse couple days ago and i noticed that when the laptop goes to sleep and then wake up the cursor freezes and the only way to make it move again is to unplug and replug the mouse again.

some notes i can put here:
1) this problem only happens when the laptop is not plugged to power source.
2) when the problem occurs the mouse disappear from the device manager and again the only way to get it back is to unplug it and replug it again.
3) i did try to switch between the ports of the keyboard and the mouse, and the problem stopped so the problem is with the port not the mouse.
4) the laptop is dell inspiron 15R working with windows 7 (64x)
5) i tried most basic tweaks that i can recall, and i guess my drivers are up to date....or maybe not

any help or a simple hint is so appreciated.
thanks again.

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Windows 8.1 64-bit running on a Samsung 830 series SSD in a home built system.  I have the start menu pared down to just 3 items and it takes just 30 seconds from a cold boot to the desktop (that includes a lock screen picture and typing in a password). Disabling the lock screen picture and password would probably get me to the desktop in about 15 seconds.  However, waking the computer from sleep mode takes 30-40 seconds to reach operational status with no password required.  I have 16GB of Crucial ram installed and the whole system runs normally,  I have another computer also running Windows 8.1 that will wake from sleep mode to desktop in about 4 seconds.  Any thoughts or ideas on what might be causing the delay or suggestions on speeding it up?

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Hi,I have a problem with my laptop.Yersteday night, I putted him in sleep mode. When I woke up this morning it was on.So  I decided to put him back in sleep mode and it's wazs on again this noon. In the Event viewer I located the event and it's says the two times : (sorry it's in french)Niveau Date et heure Source ID de l?événement Catégorie de la tâche
Information 20/02/2015 03:22:27 Microsoft-Windows-Power-Troubleshooter 1 Aucun "Le système est sorti d?un état de faible alimentation.

Temps de veille : ?2015?-?02?-?19T23:22:19.592159700Z
Temps de réveil : ?2015?-?02?-?20T02:22:26.119448900Z

Source de réveil : Inconnu"
Information 20/02/2015 03:22:27 BROWSER 8033 Aucun L?explorateur a forcé une élection sur le réseau \Device\NetBT_Tcpip_{77516710-3725-4136-B1BD-59FED4CA8320} car un maître explorateur a été arrêté.
Information 20/02/2015 03:22:21 BTHUSB 18 Aucun Windows ne peut pas stocker les codes d?authentification Bluetooth (clés de liaison) sur la carte locale. Les claviers Bluetooth ne fonctionnent peut-être pas dans le BIOS système lors du démarrage.
Information 20/02/2015 03:22:20 Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Power 131 (33) Temps S3 du microprogramme. ResumeCount : 1, FullResume : 235, AverageResume : 235
Information 20/02/2015 03:22:20 MEIx64 2 Aucun Intel(R) Management Engine Interface driver has started successfully.
Information 20/02/2015 03:22:20 Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-General 1 Aucun ... Read more

Answer:[z510] Wake up from sleep mode not intonnial

Shut it down once.
Then restart and test the system.

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