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Windows 7 S3 Sleep Harddrive Slow on Wake

Question: Windows 7 S3 Sleep Harddrive Slow on Wake

I have 2 harddrives in my Windows 7 RTM PC - a Seagate 500gb 7200.10 SATA (I think) as my c: drive and a Seagate 1.5tb 7200.11 SATA as my media drive d:. When waking from system S3 sleep I can immediately access my c drive and all its files. I cannot, however, access my media drive for 2-3 minutes after wake. After that time passes, response is snappy once again. I have no such issues when I reboot.

Sometimes on wake - I'd say once out of every 2 dozen, my media drive disappears completely.

I contacted Seagate technical support and they had me increase the "Delay for HDD (Secs)" from 0 to 10 or something. This had no impact on wake from sleep, only on fresh boot.

I've swapped countless power/SATA cables and have even swapped out my media drive for another and had the same problem.

I've disable hybrid sleep and hibernation all together.

Any ideas?

My system:

DFI Lanparty Ultra-D nForce4
Opteron 165 @ 2.7ghz
4gb RAM
Windows 7 RTM x64
7200.10 500gb SATA as c
7200.11 1.5tb SATA as d

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Answer: Windows 7 S3 Sleep Harddrive Slow on Wake

Have you always had your OC at 2.7 or just recently bumped it up? I've just gone through hell with my Shuttle once I OC'd from 2.5 to 2.7. Just a weird coincidence that my PSU started acting up and before that my 7200.11 Seagate started doing weird spin up spin down shenanigans. I have same chipset as you. Try 2.5 with HT @ x4. I know your situation's not the same and it sounds more like a software issue.. but just worth a try to narrow things down.

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

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

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Since computer is only slow after wake-from-sleep, and fast again after restart.
I thought it would have something to do with driver or sleep state. So I dumped
reports before and after sleep
powercfg -Energy -output c:\temp\energy_orig.html,
powercfg -Energy -output c:\temp\energy_slow.html

Here are the differences

CPU Utilization:Individual process with significant processor utilization.
This process is responsible for a significant portion of the total processor utilization recorded during the trace.
Process Name System
Average Utilization (%) 21.38
Module Average Module Utilization (%)
\SystemRoot\system32\hal.dll 19.45
\SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\usbehci.sys 1.69
\SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\yk62x64.sys 0.10

I am new to this forum. Please let me know what else I need to provide. Thanks in advance!

Answer:Windows 7 slow after wake from sleep


Please follow this topic and attach required reports

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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 waking my computer from sleep it takes 8 seconds for the screen to come on, then nothing responds for another 25 seconds. I fixed all the errors in event manager, updated the bios, installed all the newest drivers, changed BIOS settings. All to no avail.

All the components (except the MB and CPU) were recycled from my last motherboard which would be ready to go immediately from sleep. My previous build (which ran great) was also Windows 8.1 but the motherboard died. I have no password. The lock screen is disabled. Disabled suspend, and shut off hybrid sleep.

Why the lag? Is there any way to find out what's slowing me down?

MB p8Z77-V Pro
Memory (not on the approved list):
CMX8GX3M2A1600C9 4GIG 2 sticks
CMX8GX3M4A1600C9 2GIG 2 sticks
i7-3770 CPU
BIOS 2104
OS Win 8.1 Pro on a Kingston SSD, data on a Seagate Barracuda ST3000DM001

Answer:Windows 8.1 New Build Slow Wake from Sleep

Solved - I examined the sata settings in the BIOS and found the SSD drives were not detecting. Or perhaps semi-detecting since the system could boot off of them. I moved them onto different ports and they started to detect. This also restored my proper wake from sleep speed.

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I updated my Aspire 7750G laptop to Windows 10, and everything went well except for one thing. When waking from sleep mode, it powers up, but just shows a black screen for about 90 seconds.  When it finally does show the Windows login screen, it works just fine.  It's just the delay that I can't explain.   No amount of keypress or mouse click speeds it up. Before upgrading, it did not have this problem.  Wake from sleep took about 2 seconds. I have the latest bios update and all the latest video drivers.  Is this a known bug?  Anything else I should try? Thanks,Matt

Answer:Aspire 7750G slow to wake from sleep on Windows 10

I have the same problem on V7-482PG. Whne i close the lid Windows 10 is set to go to Sleep. But when I open it it just shows the keyboard is lit the blue led is showing as if it would be started but the display is black, nothing happens. I'll try to wait 90 seconds to see if it resumes, but this needs to be fixed.

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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 know this is not the most powerful laptop ever, but it seems to take an inordinately long time to wake from sleep. Any suggestions on how to improve this? Would adding a flash drive for Windows Ready Boost make a difference?

Answer:X120e slow to wake from sleep

Thanks for your post
Under Power options I am sure you have sleep mode enabled and in that setting there is also "Hybrid" sleep mode.  If "Hybrid sleep mode" is enabled then the system has to write all 4 GB of RAM data to the hard drive and then load it upon resuming windows.  disable hybrid mode and I'm sure your problem will go away
Please refer below link for more details
Hope This Helps

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Answer:Slow bootup, won't wake up from sleep

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

powercfg -devicequery wake_armed
(no results returned)

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

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

Many thanks.

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Hello all

I am having an issue with slow Network performance after my machines wake from sleep.

After a fresh boot of my machines I achieve 30 - 40MB/s (Wired) or 10 - 14MB/s (Wireless N) from my Nas, however, when I resume my machines from Sleep the Network performance falls to 10 - 20KB/s for both the Wired and Wireless machines.

I have found that if I Disable the Network Adapters and then immediately Re-Enable them my Netwok speed is restored.

I am running Windows 7 Ultimate x86 and x64 with Realtek and Atheros Nics.

All Drivers on all machines are upto date.

Any suggestions?

Thanks in advance


Answer:Slow Network performance after wake from Sleep

not sure if it's been fixed yet... windows 7 "sleep" is a killer. I suggest turning sleep off and just just turning the monitors off after a set ammount of time.

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I would report this directly to support but Lenovo it won't allow to me register my wife's X1 with my account inspite of the fact that I'm the one who ordered it. Ugh. Machine model: 20HRCT01WW My wife has 6 week old machine and it is much slower to wake from sleep than its predecessor (2nd Gen Carbon X1). I timed it this morning and it took in the range of 10 seconds. I just double checked the old, takes 4-5 seconds to wake up. (Having been asleep for several days). One would niavely assume, newer machine with faster CPU and SSD should wake faster. I have a pretty decent understanding of the various sleep states (S0 -> S4 - i.e. hibernate). I have spent a few minutes in the Event Viewer but can't find much useful logging of sleep state changes to figure out is going on. I have just time the time to wake from hibernate and its only marginally worse than sleep (~12 secs). (Full reboot is noticebly faster). How can I tweak the system so that wake from sleep is less painful? ThanksMark Levison

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Got a new T450s recently running Windows 7 Pro 64bit, after waking the machine from sleep mode the wireless (WiFi) connection takes about 2 minutes to reconnect and connect. Is this a known issue or has anyone else experienced similar problems, if there is a fix would love to hear about it.

Answer:T450s Wireless slow to wake after sleep

HiCould you inspect wifi router settings, in particulare, DHCP settings? Are there restrictions for the number of devices connected to the router? Probably, there is a log in the router, it might help.

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I have a Razer Copperhead USB Mouse.

Specs of my desktop can be found here: TechComet: My Gadgets

Basically, I put my desktop to sleep (using S3-STR) and when I wake it up my moues does not respond for about 15-30 s after which it works fine. I am running Windows 7.

I have no other problems with my system, my keyboard responds fine and I have all necessary drivers installed.

I have no idea why this is happening and the fact that my computer resumes from sleep in 2 seconds is great, but not when I have to wait another 30 for the mouse to work!

Any ideas?

Answer:USB Mouse slow to respond after wake from Sleep


Did you check for new drivers?
Are drivers working properly?

Did you experiment with another mouse?

Go to device manager, to check drivers. A yellow warining marker will inidcate problems. It will not show if it is the most current, however.

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This is the second time that an X tablet series that I owned exhibits this very symptom. Both tablet were working fine until one day and then it takes 5-7 minutes and continuous harddisk light blinking before I get to do anything meaningful with the computer. I have an X230RAM 8GB HD 450GB with 50% freeWindows 7 Professional with SP 1 Please help as this is rendering my computer useless.

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I was just wondering if anyone else was having similar issues? The laptop does wake up after going to sleep but it is noticeably slower than a fresh start up. If I lift the lid after its been put to sleep the keyboard lights up but nothing seems to happen for around 20 seconds and then the lock screen appears. Is this normal? TheDickieBoy

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Hi everyone, when I wake my Yoga 900 from sleep mode, it takes around 6 seconds for the screen to turn back on. That's reasonable. My girlfriend's Yoga 900 however takes only 2 seconds, we bought them around the same time, same system etc. Also, since yesterday, when the screen goes black after the set time (e.g. 5 min) and I touch the touchpad or press any key it also takes around 7 seconds before the screen goes back on which is way too long since before it reacted alost instantaneously. What might be the issue? Could both things be connected somehow? Thanks for any help!

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Hi all - quick question. I have a Inspiron 13 7000 special edition. So far, I love it. The only nit that I have with it is that frequently, when waking up from sleep - even if I just have the lid closed for 5 minutes - it takes about 30 seconds to 1 minute to wake from sleep.
It's pretty annoying and if anyone has any ideas, I'd love to hear them.
More info:
Latest BIOS installed
All drivers up to date using Dell's update utility.
All windows updates installed

Answer:Inspiron 7353 (13 7000 Special Edition) Slow to wake from sleep

Hi PierWithBeer

Thanks for writing to us.
Did the issue start recently?
Please go to advanced power settings and disable hybrid sleep option (if its on), save the changes and let us know how it goes.

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

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

will supply system summaries on request

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

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

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

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

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

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

The NIC card's Diagnostic checks are all OK.

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

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

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

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

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

Any ideas?

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computer does not wake up, tried bios settings such as "space bar" wake up to no avail. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Answer:no wake up from Windows 7 sleep

Ok, here we go:1- Is this a desktop or a laptop?Just so you know, sleep is basically ONLY used on laptops to preserve power.Have you tried just holding in the power button and letting it shut off?Some HELP in posting on plus free progs and instructions Cheers

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7 has been running perfectly since I installed it Jan. 2. Around Feb. 10 I noticed that I could not wake it from sleep, I would have to cut power, wait a bit, and then boot. When it boots however, it will prompt that it is "resuming windows" like it had been sleeping. All windows updates are installed and I have Panda Antivirus running along with Spybot (both show no infections or errors). I looked in the action center for errors and got the following message:

I think this is the problem, there were about 12 other listings of the error.

I'm not sure if it's just that my bios needs to be updated or what, so I'm just looking for any suggestions on what to do. (My bios hasn't been updated yet since the install of 7)

Some Specs:

MOBO is an ASUS P5WDG2 WS Professional
Dual Core 2.6ghz
6 gigs of RAM
8800GTS (driver version is aka 196.21
Creative SB Audigy 2 ZS (yeah, it's old)
[also I have a USB keyboard and a Bluetooth mouse that uses a USB dongle to connect]

Any help is appreciated!

Answer:Cannot Wake From Sleep in Windows 7 x64


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it freezes and i have to power off

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PC will not wake from sleep - hard reset is required. I have tried enabling hibernate and it was better for a couple of days and then un-wakeable again. Anyone else having this problem?

Answer:Windows 10 - PC will not wake from sleep

Still got the issue, has no one got any ideas....?!
Can't believe no one else has had the problem.
Could anyone even suggest where to look.
Graphics card also keeps recovering from failure - NVidia Geeforce - it is bang up to date though.
Any help gratefully received...any help at all!

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My box is windows 8.1 enterprize x64, and I got a problem that don't wake up from sleep.

I attached three screenshots of event viewer. And for other informations you need, please explain and specify easily so that I can make it, and please understood I am not an expert.

Thanks in advance.

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

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

OS Name Microsoft Windows 7 Professional
Version 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601
Other OS Description Not Available
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name CHARLES-PC
System Manufacturer Dell Inc.
System Model XPS 8700
System Type x64-based PC
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4790 CPU @ 3.60GHz, 3601 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 8 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date Dell Inc. A11, 7/9/2015
SMBIOS Version 2.7
Windows Directory C:\Windows
System Directory C:\Windows\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume5
Locale United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "6.1.7601.17514"
User Name Charles-PC\Charles
Time Zone Eastern Standard Time
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 24.0 GB
Total Physical Memory 24.0 GB
Available Physical Memory 19.8 GB
Total Virtual Memory 47.9 GB
Available Virtual Memory 43.4 GB
Page File Space 24.0 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys
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I've been searching for a while now trying to resolve this problem. There are loads of threads and I've tried loads of solutions like uninstalling and reinstalling drivers etc.

The situation I have is that Windows will sleep and wake perfectly fine if I use the remote that came with my TV tuner card but nothing else. If I try to wake it using the wireless USB keyboard I have it appears to power up but nothing happens. The power light goes from flashing to soluid but there doesn't appear to be any other movement. Equally when Windows Media Centre tries to wake to record it does the same thing.

Are there any suggestions of what I can try and what should I look at (and / or post here) to try and help debug?

Thank you in advance

Answer:Windows 7 won't wake up from Sleep

Sometimes the batteries in my wireless mouse and keyboard go dead. Check those first.
I never have put my computer in sleep. I either use it or shut it off. IMO
Do a search in upper right hand corner for Windows Media problems.
Someone will probably be along to add other input so stay tuned.

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

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I can't get computer to wake up any way I know of.
I have been forced to pull power cord, and that sure can't be good.

Answer:Windows 10 sleep, how can I wake it?

Why don't you set your mouse/keyboard to wake the computer?(go to device manager>mouse>Power management>select "Allow this device to wake the computer")

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Hi Guys,
would like some help/advice please. I have installed Win7 clean install on my computer, my problems is that if I leave mu computer for say 30+ minutes windows goes to sleep/hibernates and I find it hard to wake up normally have to reboot.

I have been through all the power management settings, and selected Never to all the selections in the advanced section, also in my power plan. I have even formatted my Drive and reinstalled win7 but still have the same problem.

When it is asleep, I have a halfmoon key on my keyboard, I have tried pressing this to wake it up but to no avail, also pressed the main power button, but this normally shuts it down.

Is there anything I can do to stop this happening, run a small program to keep it awake, or alter something in commands to stop it.

Your help and advice is really appreciated
Thanks and Regards

Answer:Windows goes to sleep and won't wake up

Hello metro5053, welcome to Seven Forums!

Have a look at the tutorial at the link below to see if you can find something that may help you resolve your issue; though it says Vista the principal is the same with Windows 7; be sure to keep us informed as to how it sorts out.

Power Options and Sleep Mode Problems - Vista Forums

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I am using hp AY008TX when it on sleep, the  windows does not wake up, blur lines appear and backlight is on but it does not wake up.please guide me to sort this issue as i have reinstalled operating system still the problem is same.

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I choose SLEEP and my PC goes to sleep, and there is a light on front of my PC Unit that flashes.

But I can't wake Windows 10 up. I tried pressing all buttons on mouse and keyboard, nothing happens

What can I do please?

Answer:How do I wake up Windows 10 from Sleep?

If all else fails, you should be able to wake it up by briefly pressing the power button on your computer's case.

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Last few day windows been waking up by itself randomly, here's the screen shot of the problem, nothing's been touch when woke up from sleep either(mouse, keyboard)

Answer:Windows 7 wake up from sleep alone

Looks like Media Center update requested the wake.

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Hello, i have a problem with my Win10 system 1607 Ver
When the system goes sleep, my keyboard and mouse got disabled but the power lights still works, so i need to push the restart or shutdown button to restart the system to make the wake up.
How can i make that the keyboard and mouse get worked by clicking on them and wake up the system instead of pushing restart or power button?
Sorry for my English.

Answer:Windows 10 does not wake up after sleep

It is an overly discussed topic about the S3 sleep state. If your bios is not set for Legacy USB devices, the OS is allowed to shut down the USB hub, wireless mouse and keyboard. You are going to have problems waking the system out of S3 state.

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

Answer:Windows 7 won't wake from sleep

Greetings, jkman.

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

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

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

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Can someone help please?  I literally just got my Flex 3, with Windows 10 and it won't wake from sleep.  I have to hard power it off then restart it.  I have read forums and changed all my settings so that it neer goes to sleep, or I hybernate it, or just turn it off when I am done, but that isn't really a solution, it's just a bandaid.  I also read about updating the intel graphics drive, which I did and it fixed it for about a week but now it is back to the same thing and won't wake from sleep.  Can anyone help please?  I love my Flex but not waking from sleep is quite annoying as I don't want to just leave my computer off or on at all times.  I use it frequently and don't want to have to shut it down or just leave it on every single time I don't use it.

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Have an annoying problem after upgrading to windows 10. I can put the laptop to sleep, but when i start up again, the laptop springs to life, but the screen stays off. I have to do a hard reset (hold power button) and start again.

Answer:Windows 10 - goes to sleep - doesnt wake up

Any thoughts on this?

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Hi folks. I'm having a little weird problem. This is a new system and you can see the specs in my sig. Everything is going well, and there are no problems whatsoever, except for a little weird one. Whenever the pc goes to sleep, it will not come back to life normally. I'll just have to restart it. This is what happens exactly:

Note: It doesn't happen if the PC just went to sleep, i.e. it will wake up if for example it went for sleep like a 5 seconds ago.

I come after a long day at work, and the PC will be sleeping. I'll move the mouse and the screen will come back up but only the mouse is responsive. I can only move the mouse cursor....That's all. If I press Ctrl Alt Del to enter task manager, it will bring me that page where I can choose task manager, log off, switch user...etc. And that will be it. I will not be able to do anything after that. The whole PC will freeze(after I click on task manager for example) and i will no longer be able to even move the mouse or hit Ctrl Alt Del combination to get into task manager.

I thought this might be because of my overclocking but it happened even at stock settings so it is not overclocking related. The only thing I can do is to fully disable sleep mode in both windows and BIOS(I think) to overcome this. This is just a workaround and not a solution.

Anybody have seen this before in windows 7 ? Suggestions? Comments?

Answer:Windows 7 fails to wake up from sleep

1: test your hdd with hd tune or hd sentinel to see it there are any communication or sector problems.
2: disable all background programs and see if the problem continues. if not start adding stuff back unit it happens again.
3: update your bios.
4: my preference, stop using sleep mode and turn it off. it can't take that long to boot?!

stand by/sleep mode has always been a PITA!!

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Installed Windows 8 about a week ago - it worked fine for a few days but now crashes/restarts upon wake up from sleep. There is a 'Kernel Power 41' in the Event Viewer log. Have attached the Diagnostic Tool output file for reference. Really appreciate the help.

Answer:Windows 8 crashes on wake up from sleep

Download and update AMD Catalyst for your ati radeon hd 5570. The latest version is 1/23/2013, yours is dated 12/19/2012Temporary uninstall AVG anti virus completely

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When my Windows 10 system goes to sleep ESCape or POWER button does not get it woken up from sleep. I need to give it a hard reboot (8 seconds press of power button) and restart the system.
Hardware: HP Probook
Any solutions please?

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I have windows 8.1 and noticed that my pc wont wake up from sleep after a long time. For example afte 10-20 minutes it wakes up. But after 1 hour it wont wake up. Even if i disaple sleep mode, the monitor wont wake up.

I have tried sever things that found online thought I have not yet been able to solve the problem..

Any ideas??


Answer:Windows 8.1 wont wake up from sleep

hello ,it maybe be that the harddrive is set to turn off and you are not doing the right function to trun it back on ,try settin to not turn off ,see pic

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I've recently been having problems with my computer having BSOD after a few minutes whenever it is woken from sleep/hibernate.
I have run memtest 86 and everything came back fine.
I have updated to my latest mobo BIOS.
I have updated my video card driver.
But still the problem remains, I have attached my dump file and my system details are as follows:
-Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
- AMD Phenom 9650 Quad-Core 2.3Ghz
- Motherboard ASRock K10N78FullHD-hSLI R3.0
- Integrated Nvidia GEForce8 series 512MB

I have googled the symptoms so many times but cannot seem to find anything that works, any help would be greatly appreciated.


Answer:Windows 7 BSOD on wake from Sleep

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My computer running windows 8 and it cannot wake from sleep most of the time. When I built this computer last year, it can wake from sleep 9/10 times. However, now, almost every time I try to wake my computer from sleep, it crashes. This is what I notice when the computer is about to crash when waking from sleep: Power button is pressed, GPU fans and direct PSU connected fans spin up. Fans connected to Mobo do not spin up. Power button continues to blink even as if still asleep.

I strongly suspect it's the Mobo that is causing the sleep problems. The Mobo have been dropped and 6 out of the 10 sata ports do not work properly. I tried different bios versions and the latest version, and reset all values to default( no oc, xmp), and sleep problems still exist. The PSU and GPU have been tested with another setup with no problems. I tried another operating system and same sleep problems exist. Windows mem. diagnostics passed. Before I go out and buy a new mobo, I want to be 100% sure that my problems are caused by my current mobo.

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HelloI have windows 8.1 and noticed that my pc wont wake up from sleep after a long time. For example afte 10-20 minutes it wakes up. But after 1 hour it wont wake up. Even if i disaple sleep mode, the monitor wont wake up.I have tried sever things that found online thought I have not yet been able to solve the problem..Any ideas??Thanks!

Answer:Windows 8.1 wont wake up from sleep

Have you tried hitting the power button.
It varies from one machine to the other, but I have a few here that react that way.

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The only way my pc wakes up from sleep is by pressing the power button. The keyboard/mouse will not wake the pc up from sleep.

I have tried all the troubleshooting/Youtube tips/device manager settings and nothing will wake my system from sleep, other than the power button.

I also tried a different keyboard/mouse which plugged into a USB port and that would not wake my pc up either.

I also tried different power options settings and nothing worked.

Here is my hardware list: ASUS Z87 Deluxe/Quad motherboard with 16 gigs of RAM; Samsung 950 PRO M.2 SSD plugged into a PCIe slot (used ASUS M.2 X4 adaptor); cpu is the intel i7-4770K; video card is the AMD Radeon HD7700.

So I was wondering if there are any other tips which would get my keyboard or mouse to wake my pc up from sleep?

I don't want to wake it up from my smart phone.

thank you.

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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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A quick comparison I did today between nearly identical machines reveals that Windows 7 might take longer to sleep and wake (unless I've got a hardware issue).

A recently purchased refurbished HP computer running Vista with 8GB DDR3 RAM, an AMD Phenom II X4 910 processor, and a 1TB hard drive. Sleep mode activates fast -- about 6 seconds. The computer wakes in less than 5 seconds.

Today, we got essentially the same computer (same specs), but the newest version with Windows 7 preinstalled (long story about why we needed another one). Sleep mode on this unit takes more than three times as long -- 20 seconds, while waking takes just over 10 seconds. (Plus, both sleep and wake are "louder").

I'm very curious to know what might account for this. I expected basic Windows 7 functions to be faster, or at least equally quick. (By the way, I compared both with the same program running -- just Windows itself and Firefox.) A slower sleep time isn't necesssarily an issue, but just something I noticed and am curious about (as I tend to keep my PCs in sleep mode and don't shut them down).

Answer:Windows 7 Seems Slower to Sleep and Wake Up

32 or 64 bit?

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Drivers and windows are up to date. Please help as this is a bizarre issue.

Answer:WIndows 10 - Wake from Sleep Issues

Can no one help?

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I'm uploading the report for this issue. I've had several BSOD's from sleep, during (after I had walked away from this system), and after installing Quickbooks.

This is a brand new system with Office 2007, Acrobat X, Virus Scan Enterprise 8.8, and Quickbooks

I did all the Microsoft updates prior to installing Quickbooks

Any help is appreciated,



Answer:BSOD windows seven wake from sleep

Welcome To SevenForums.

McAfee is a frequent cause of BSOD-s (specially in the situation you describe). Consider uninstalling it with the McAfee Removal Tool and replace with Microsoft Security Essentials (To test)How to uninstall or reinstall supported McAfee products using the Consumer Products Removal tool (MCPR)McAfee Removal Tool - McAfee Uninstaller

Microsoft Security Essentials. Recommended from a strict BSOD perspective, compatibility & stability compared to other antiviruses/internet security software. It is free and lightweight:-
Microsoft Security Essentials - Free Antivirus for WindowsMalwarebytes : Malwarebytes Anti-Malware removes malware including viruses, spyware, worms and trojans, plus it protects your computerGood and Free system security combination.

Do not start the free trial of Malware Bytes; remember to deselect that option when prompted.

Run a full scan with both (separately) once downloaded, installed and updated.

Perform a System File Check:Click on the start
Type CMD on Search
Left click and Run as Administrator
Type SFC /scannow
Full tutorial here:SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
Disk Check on your hard drive for file system errors and bad sectors on it:Disk Check
Reduce items at start-up. Nothing except anti-virus is required:Startup Programs - Change
Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup
e1c62x64.sys Intel(R) 82579V Gigabit Network Connection driver which you... Read more

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Recently i brought an HP dv6-3180sp Laptop and format the hard drive and install my version of Windows (Windows 7 Ultimate x64).

But i have a problem with the Sleep mode in my computer.

When i put it to Sleep when open the lid the Biometric device to login does not work and if i insert the password i receive a empty screen.

If I want to work again i need to force a shut down. And power on again.

I don't know how to resolve this trouble.

Someone can help me?



Answer:Problem When Windows Wake Up from Sleep


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Hi everyone. I'm new to the forum. Just bought a Windows 7 PC today. After setting it up, it looks as if Windows 7 takes longer to sleep and wake up than Vista. Here's how I compared the two:

1) We have a recently purchased HP running Vista, 8GB DDR3 RAM, 1 TB hard drive, and an AMD Phenom II X4 910 processor. With just Windows and Firefox running, the computer takes 6 seconds to sleep. Wake-up takes just under 5 seconds.

2) Today, we purchased the latest version of the same HP computer -- so the same processor, RAM, etc., but running Windows 7 (by the way, it's a long story why we have two of the same in our house). With just Windows and Firefox running, the computer takes more than 3 times as long to sleep -- 20 seconds. Wake up takes just over 10 seconds.

Any ideas what might account for this? Certainly, the operating system is different, but I guess I was expecting basic Windows functions to be faster, or at least as fast. Would anyone with Windows 7 mind timing their sleep and wake-up modes? I'd be curious to know if your sleep/wake times are similar. Thanks.

Answer:Windows 7 Seems Slower to Sleep and Wake Up

This has had several threads. You might want to use the search at the top of the page and read through some of them. I don't kknow you'll find what your looking for but it's a start. Fabe

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

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My PC hangs at startup. Nothing works, no mouse, no keyboard, everything just freezes! I turn on the PC in the morning and turn it off at night when i go to bed. It only freezes when I first turn it on in the morning. The only way to 'unfreeze' it is to do a hard reboot by pressing on the power button for awhile. The weird thing is, if i use to PC for a few hours then decide to reboot it, it works perfectly fine. Seems like it hangs after the PC has been off/idle for too long. This issue has been happening since October 2010. First it would hang maybe once a week (i ignored it thinking that its just a minor thing). Now i have the problem everyday!
Another problem I started having since a few days ago is that I can't wake my PC up from sleep after it has been sleeping for about 2hrs. I move the mouse and the fans will start running but there is no light at the power button to indicate that it is on and working. My screen is blank. I have to off the power switch and turn it back on. Then it will load everything for me like how i left it. Weird really.

The is no errors in my event logs. The only errors are from when I do the restart. There are no errors under system, nor under applications. (That's because I fixed all errors)
Hardware diagnostics did not find any hardware problem. That tool even did a memory test for me and found no errors.
Avast did not find any viruses.
I do a disk defrag and cleanup every week.
Windows is always updated.
I use ... Read more

Answer:Windows 7 hangs after startup and can't wake up after sleep

Come on guys, 67 views and still noone can help?

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Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Full Retail Version
Philips HEPC 0602/05
clean build (Restored in Jan from clean ghost image)

Problem has always occured on this pc so i stopped using sleep - recently I restorred a ghost (clean) image and have been keeping it upto date and clean (ish) with mainly drivers for WP7/Printer etc. installed and not much else.

It seems to be fine for a week/2 but then it will start producing BSOD on wake from sleep - following todays Windows update updates.

Files attached as per process/guidance notes.

Any help appreciated...

And thanks to Fimble for pointing me in the right direction!

Answer:Windows 7 Ultimate BSOD following wake from sleep

Hi Mjmoney.

Usual causes: Memory, Paging file corruption, File system, Hard drive, Cabling, Virus infection, Improperly seated cards, BIOS, Bad motherboard, Missing Service Pack.

Your latest dump file blames ntkrnlmp.exe which is a Windows System file and is highly unlikely to be the cause.
Old and incompatible drivers can and do cause issues with Windows 7, often giving false error codes.

As a Priority:

Norton is known to be a cause of BSOD's on Windows 7 systems. I suggest that you uninstall Norton using the Norton Removal Tool in Safe Mode. Download Blue Screen friendly Microsoft Security Essentials as its replacement. Make sure Windows firewall is enabled!

Outdated Drivers. Update:

000.fcl Fri Sep 26 14:11:22 2008 CyberLink FCL Driver. Update or uninstall.

AVerBDA3x_x64.sys Tue Jul 01 01:56:25 2008 AVerMedia V1A8 EZMaker. Update or uninstall.

e1e6032e.sys Tue Mar 24 18:17:23 2009 Intel 82562V-2 10/100 Network Connection Ethernet driver

RTKVHD64.sys Tue May 20 11:00:27 2008 Realtek HD Audio R2.57

Drivers with Updates:

xusb21.sys Thu Aug 13 23:10:17 2009 Check for updates. XBox USB wireless controller

Bugcheck Analysis
Loading Dump File [D:\DUMPS\mjmoney\021011-33415-01.dmp]
Mini Kernel Dump File: Only registers and stack trace are available

Symbol search path is: SRV*C:\SymCache*
Executable search pa... Read more

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when my Compaq cq58 has been asleep for some time (lid closed), it will not wake up. I have touched the mouse pad (don't have an external mouse fitted), pressed buttons on the keyboard, pressed the power key and all these do nothing and I am left with the only option of turning it off to turn it back on.

Answer:how do i wake up Windows 8 compag laptop from sleep?

looking around the forums I see that the usual (and generally successful) fix for that is to update the BIOS if such an update is available from your laptop manufacturer's website (HP). Choose your country here for the appropriate HP support website: sure to read carefully any instructions regarding BIOS updates on the HP website, and the download may also include an instructions document on how to perform the update.

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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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Not sure where to post this ... hence new thread.
Has anyone found a magic keystroke combination for "Sleep" or is there anyway to create one? I know about Win+I then Power then Sleep.

Has anyone found an option to stop scheduled tasks or other triggers that "Wake" your computer from sleep? I find my computer running in the morning after putting it to sleep at the end of the previous evening! I have reviewed all 41 scheduled tasks created by Windows and installed applications and "apps" and found none that have the Wake Computer check box checked. What's annoying is the fact that once woken the computer does not go back to sleep again! I am using the supplied balanced Power plan. Any advice?


Answer:Windows 8 Sleep, Wake, Restart and Shutdown

I use this approach to the various "power" options. Check your wake on lan settings in Device Manager > for your various network adapters. Also, check wan on lan setting in BIOS or, I suppose, UEFI.

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So my problem is that I have upgraded to Windows 10, on a system previously running Windows 7. My system, since Windows 10 has been out, has been unable to wake successfully from sleep.

What happens is that I can "wake" it with the mouse and keyboard, it beeps, revs, all that jazz, but then it hits its idle state and the monitor never detects a signal during this time period. The only way to resume function is to hold the power button and restart.

I contacted Microsoft, and they tried to suggest I pay for support when their OS is responsible for breaking this functionality, not user configuration. I know this, because it didn't work on the vanilla install of Win10 either, despite working flawelessly on 7.

Now, for the details:
OS: Windows 10 64x Pro
Mobo: Asus P8Z77-M
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 8GB 2x 8-8-8-24 1600mhz
Intel i5-3570K
Evga-Build NVIDIA 660ti 2GB DDR5
PSU: Corsair 650W... can't remember precise make.

What I have tried:
- Clean install
- Restore Point
- Manually setting graphics PCIE in BIOS
- Win10 Compatible BIOS updates (done with two separate BIOS's post-win10)
- Chipset Updates (only one Win10 one released)
- Windows Updates (Current version)
- All driver Updates
- Edit Power plans for sleep and Dev Manager enabled virtually all devices with the option to wake the computer
- Cables switched out, all are functional
- SFC /scannow

Yea.... so that's where I stand. As you might expect, I'm running out of ideas. Thank you very much for any assi... Read more

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MY pc keeps waking from sleep.
Lastwake shows
Wake History Count - 1
Wake History [0]
  Wake Source Count - 0
Event log entries show Wake Source: Unknown
I have set Allow Wake Timers to disabled in Power settings. I have also unchecked "Allow device to wake this computer" in Device Manager for mouse, LAN etc. 
How can I
1. Find out what is waking up my pc?
2. Prevent whatever is waking the pc?
I have the latest updates installed.

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If go into sleep mode, either my closing lid, holding power button, or using the  Windows 10  Start/Power/Sleep option, then after going into sleep mode, never will come out of it.  Doesn't matter if I try to come out of it 5 seconds later or an hour later, just blank screen with power button stuck on green.  No activity, just frozen. I have updated to latest bios  v1.20 and also updated the display driver.   Please help, just got this computer and crazy can't even use it because can easily go into sleep mode if walk away, etc. 

Answer:Thinkpad L450 won't wake up after sleep - Windows ...

There have been a been a number of systems that don't resume from sleep under Windows 10 properly as expected, so I don't think this is likely to be a problem specific to the L450.  Sounds like updating the BIOS was a good step. Have you tried to update the Windows 10 power management driver?  That might be a good next step if you haven't already tried it. Worth a shot..

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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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After an upgrade to Windows 10, my HP Compaq 6005 Pro Small Form Factor will not wake up properly from sleep. After sleep, if I press a key on the keyboard or press the power button, I hear the fan and hard drive start up, and the monitor goes from completely off to on yet black (I can see a small difference, and the monitor reports that it receives a signal). But nothing happens, including if I press various key combinations such as those which would cause rebooting. Sometimes my mouse pointer is visible but usually not. If so, it will not move. If I hold down the power button, killing the power supply, and the press the power button again, the computer wakes up (not rebooting). As a history, this machine had a clean Windows 7 install, then a Windows 10 upgrade, then a Windows 10 clean install.  I have a vague memory that the computor originally went to sleep and woke up OK a few times, and now doesn't. However, my memory could be wrong. I have tried:* all Windows updates* using HP website for all relevant updates, including BIOS* display adapter (graphics card) update* Windows Power Usage Troubleshooter* turning hibernation off and on again in the command line (powercfg /h off and on) Any suggestions?With thanksKimock

Answer:will not wake up properly from sleep after Windows 10 upgrad...

Did you ever find a resolution to the wakr up problem?

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Hi All, After installing the Windows 10 Anniversary Update my PC crashes on wake from sleep. It happens about 50% of the time on wakeup from sleep. Here are the symptoms: On wake from sleep my mouse cursor is only visable on my secondary monitor and the screen is blackThe windows working icon spins on blank/black secondary monitor a few times and then the computer automatically restartsI have found a workaround by putting the computer back to sleep before the crash/restart and then waking it up againI have updated my Video Card driver (which happens automatically in Windows 10 anyway)I have emailed AMD tech support and they said it was a known issue but they are no longer updating drivers for my systemDo you have any suggestions on how to fix this issue? I have seen multiple posts for different systems on the Microsoft Tech Support website here are some of them: Windows 10 Anniversary Update freezes at lock screen when waking from sleep  Windows 10 may freeze after installing the Anniversary Update - Updated 8-31-16 These solutions do not work. Thanks for your help!   

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

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

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

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I have a Asus P5e-VM-Hdmi processor Q9400.I also have a xbox 360 controller in a pci usb port and a bluetooth and a wifi usb dongle in the m.b. usb ports.Before i go to bed i press the sleep button and sometimes i see a blue screen of death saying something about a crash dump and sometimes not but most of the time when i wake up in the morning i try to wake de pc and the only way is the power button and win7 says that it wakes from an error.Is there a software that either fixes the isuue or at least tells me what is causing it?

Answer:Windows 7 64bit never comes back from sleep when i wake up

Disconnect the XBox before entering sleep mode...

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So my problem is that I have upgraded to Windows 10, on a system previously running Windows 7. My system, since Windows 10 has been out, has been unable to wake successfully from sleep.

What happens is that I can "wake" it with the mouse and keyboard, it beeps, revs, all that jazz, but then it hits its idle state and the monitor never detects a signal during this time period. The only way to resume function is to hold the power button and restart.

I contacted Microsoft, and they tried to suggest I pay for support when their OS is responsible for breaking this functionality, not user configuration. I know this, because it didn't work on the vanilla install of Win10 either, despite working flawelessly on 7.

Now, for the details:
OS: Windows 10 64x Pro
Mobo: Asus P8Z77-M
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 8GB 2x 8-8-8-24 1600mhz
Intel i5-3570K
Evga-Build NVIDIA 660ti 2GB DDR5
PSU: Corsair 650W... can't remember precise make.

What I have tried:
- Clean install
- Restore Point
- Manually setting graphics PCIE in BIOS
- Win10 Compatible BIOS updates (done with two separate BIOS's post-win10)
- Chipset Updates (only one Win10 one released)
- Windows Updates (Current version)
- All driver Updates
- Edit Power plans for sleep and Dev Manager enabled virtually all devices with the option to wake the computer
- Cables switched out, all are functional
- SFC /scannow

Yea.... so that's where I stand. As you might expect, I'm running out of ideas. Thank you very much for any assi... Read more

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New HP x360 laptop purchased about 8 days ago will not wake from sleep (black screen).  Power light and Caps lock key blinks. But system remains unresponsive.  How do I get around this problem?

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I got my 6005 with Windows 10 on it. Upgraded video card to Radeon hd 6450. Everything? works, except for sleep. After it wakes the screen is black. I can hear the computer boot, I can see and move the pointer, but the screen is black with now way to sign in
Also if I put that same exact video card into my older gateway (running Windows 10) it wakes up fine

Answer:will not wake up properly from sleep after Windows 10 upgrad...

Hi: I assume the model PC you have is a HP 6005 Pro business desktop PC? If so, a couple of things you can try... 1. Install the amd chipset drivers for your PC.  1st driver on the list.  Restart the PC after installing. 2. Disable fast startup.  See this link for how to do that.  

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Howdy all, I seem to have the worst luck with my PCs either not sleep or they wont wake up! lol my current issue is not waking up, every night I put my pc to sleep and the next morning when I click the mouse or push a key either nothing happens or the tower lights up and fans kick on but the screen stays black. and I must power down and restart

I have all new video drivers, I have a feeling it may be my keyboard because sometimes the keyboard doesn't shut down when the pc is put to sleep. It still has all its lights on. It is a Merc steel series gaming keyboard,

The only other weird errors I get in my event viewer are these, and they have to do with windows search.

Eventid 1006 The Windows Search Service has failed to create the new search index. Internal error <4, 0x80070002, Failed to add project: C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Search\Data\Applications\Windows\Projects>.

The Windows Search service terminated with the following error:
The system cannot find the file specified.

Eventid 7023
event id 7034

The Windows Search service terminated unexpectedly. It has done this 37 time(s).

Any help would be great!

Answer:Windows 8.1 wont wake up from sleep mode

Hello jdude,

I has this issue once as well. I added AHCI Link Power Management - HIPM/DIPM to my Power Options. Setting it to HIPM+DIPM stopped this for me. You might give it a try to see if it may for you as well.

AHCI Link Power Management - Enable HIPM and DIPM - Windows 7 Help Forums

Hope this helps,

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I have a Asus P5e-VM-Hdmi processor Q9400.I also have a xbox 360 controller in a pci usb port and a bluetooth and a wifi usb dongle in the m.b. usb ports.Before i go to bed i press the sleep button and sometimes i see a blue screen of death saying something about a crash dump and sometimes not but most of the time when i wake up in the morning i try to wake de pc and the only way is the power button and win7 says that it wakes from an error.Is there a software that either fixes the isuue or at least tells me what is causing it?

Answer:Windows 7 64bit never comes back from sleep when i wake up

Disconnect the XBox before entering sleep mode...

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System spec is below.

The problem.

I pressed the circle button with the vertical lline in Vista (from pressing Start) This sent the computer to sleep or hibanate I dont know which. I cannot get the computer to come back on. The monitor remains black (no picture) and says no signal.

I have deprived the computer of power. This was achieved by unplugging it from the wall, and removing the power cable also from the computer.

I have tried restarting the computer but to no avail. I have also removed the keyboard and mouse when I try starting up. I have also tried, holding in the power button and then restarting.

No matter what I try still no joy. No signal on the monitor. The lights in all cases come on, on the base unit and I can hear fans spinning etc.

I have read about this issue in round about ways but all of the fixes seem to rely on actually being in windows.

I'm at my wits end please help !

System Spec.

ntel? Core?2 Duo E8600 (2 X 3.33GHz) 1333MHz FSB/6MB L2 Cache
Memory (RAM)
Operating System
Genuine Windows Vista? Home Premium 32 bit Edition + SP1, CD & Licence
USB Options
Memory - 1st Hard Disk
2nd Hard Disk
3rd Hard Disk

Answer:Windows Hibernate sleep wake up problem

I would remove your video card and then replace it back it. Then I would watch it start up and see if anything wired goes on inside your case. If not and all looks good but there is still no monitor signal I would check to see if it is set to the right signal, the newer monitors have DVI VGA etc and you must properly select it.

If none of this helps I will look into it further.

In your specs you also say that you are using ati radeon 4870x2, a dvi card, but then you say under DVI cable "none"

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Hi everyone,  My manager seems to be having an issue with his ThinkPad S1 Yoga ever since he upgraded to Windows 10 back in July. He's now running the TH2 update that was released last month and he is still having issues with Sleeping and Waking the Notebook.  When shutting down the computer it will not fully shut down, resulting in the battery draining and the little red light on the lid will blink very quickly - The only fix is to hard reset the PC by holding the power button.   When the Notebook is on battery power and goes to sleep for being idle - it cannot be woken up and the only way to get the PC to work again is to hard reset again - meaning he loses all his work.  Is there a permanent fix in the pipeline or is this a case of restoring back to Windows 8.1?  ThanksChris   

Answer:S1 Yoga: Windows 10 - Sleep/Wake Problems

Hi Chris-R
Can you please post your the full model number of the Yoga?
I have a TP Yoga 14 and it took me some time to stabilize the drivers. Maybe you should try to re-install the Lenovo Power related drivers to see if it can fix your problem.
I also like to have the drivers updated, I can share with your the following tips:
1) Try first Windows Update and update all the drivers and Patches
2) Try Lenovo System Update to get any new/missing drivers.
3) Try to install Lenovo Settings and Lenovo Companion from the Windows App Store, Lenovo Companion also has a "update driver search"
4) Sometimes all that software does not recognize some updated / missing driver. Check Lenovo's Support Site and search for your specific model drivers.
I hope this helps you or gives you a hint.

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Dears ,

please i need a help on this issue , my windows keep crashing on wake from sleep or getting back from hibernate

please find the files needed attached .

Thanks a lot .

Answer:Windows 8 Crashed on wake from sleep or hibernate

Please upgrade or remove hotspot shield. hssdrv is the culprit, seemingly.

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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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Hi. I have a home built HTPC running Windows 8 with Windows Media Center. My sound card is a Silverstone EB01 USB DAC (i.e., it's an external USB device). When the computer wakes from sleep, there is no sound. I can fix this by either (a) unplugging and reconnecting the USB connector or (b) disabling then re-enabling the sound device.

This is driving me and my family crazy. What's worse, it worked perfectly fine under Windows 7.

There are no drivers for this device, it's pure plug'n'play. In case it's relevant, the Device Manager seems to recognise it as a Burr-Brown PCM2072E.

I would be extremely grateful if anyone could help me fix this one.

Answer:Windows 8 not seeing USB sound card after wake from sleep

If it is in device manager, check it's properties and power savings for it. In power settings plan could be some settings for it to.

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Been having issues with PC restarting or sometimes BSOD when trying to wake from Sleep.
Please help!

Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.140706-1506) Language: English (Regional Setting: English) System Manufacturer: Hewlett-Packard System Model: HP Pavilion P6000 Series BIOS: BIOS Date: 07/24/10 10:35:03 Ver: 6.08 Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II X2 250 Processor (2 CPUs), ~3.0GHz Memory: 5120MB RAM Available OS Memory: 4864MB RAM Page File: 2591MB used, 7132MB available


The computer has rebooted from a bugcheck. The bugcheck was: 0x0000007a (0x0000000000000020, 0xffffffffc000009d, 0xfffffa8004ec87c8, 0x0000000000000000). A dump was saved in: c:\windows\minidump\100714-26644-01.dmp. Report Id: 100714-26644-01.

Answer:Windows 7 restarting after attempt to wake from sleep

Try updating your Display driver. Try another display driver.

Other Power Options and Sleep Mode Problems

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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 everyone,

When I wake up from sleep, Windows 8 wakes up and opens up everything I had open but it's as though it's mimicking waking up from hibernate. When I wake up the PC I see the BIOS screen, followed by a black screen, then opens up Windows with my applications. It's not instant like my other PC with W7, especially considering I have an SSD.

Furthermore, I went to my BIOS and put the ACPI suspend type to S1 from S3, which fixed this issue however my fans would always be running in sleep then.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

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Last week I put my pc to sleep and it did not wake up. I turned it on and off and black screen of death type. I unpluged the power and it came back up just about 10 mins ago I put my computer to Hibernating(big mistake) I ment to sleep it. I am not stuck with a pc that does not work... I think I am running 32bit. My pc will not answer me the mouse and keyboard = dead. I can not get anything to work. I have unplugged it, turn power off, restart it and held power button. The pc I think is broken now.... I hate vistia. Does anyone have a problem like this and fixxed it?

Please and thank you for you're help.

Answer:windows 7 is broken help please.. Hibernating/Sleep will not wake up

Hi try removing all power including the battery if a laptop and reseat the ram,also retry holding the power button for 1min,then try rebooting

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I use a monitor, USB wireless mouse and a USB wired keyboard with my NB100.

My keyboard has a power button and it's set up to put the computer into sleep mode when pressed, which works fine. My problem is that the only way I can wake the computer is to press a key on the NB100's built-in keyboard, pressing anything on my USB keyboard does nothing.

I've gone into device manager and unchecked 'allow computer to turn off this device to save power' and also enabled everything in the BIOS but it still wont work.

I'd really like to get this sorted out as I have the NB100 tucked away out of sight and it's a bit of a pain to have to dig it out, open the lid and press the space bar every time I want to wake the computer :-(

Any ideas anyone?



Answer:Can't get my USB keyboard to wake NB100 up from sleep - (Windows 7)

What BIOS Version do you have on that NB100?

Did it work properly when Windows XP was installed?

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Is there a fix for this?  I just ran the latest update as of 11/15/2015.   Prevoiusly on Windows 8.1, sleep worked fine. Now, all it does is try to boot, but shuts down and goes into a loop. So, the only way to get it back running again is to hold down the power button.  But what's the point of putting it in sleep mode if I have to do that each time?  

Answer:2015 X1 Carbon with Windows 10 Pro won't wake up from sleep

Have you tried updating the drivers to the latest version? I had this problem Aswell but after I did drivers update it stopped and my x1 carbon could wake and sleep as normal again other wise it would sleep then wake after I open the lid but once I put in sleep again it would not wake up but after I did driver update it solved my problem

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The problem:

I shut the computer by putting it to the sleep mode. And then, I switch off the lamp on the table, or the bigger lights in the room by using the switch on the wall, or disconnect some device (which is not a part of the computer) from the wall.

... and the computer wakes up as I use the switches or disconnect something!

Somehow the computer is getting a signal from the power circuit to wake up.

How to prevent it?

System specs should be in the profile, ask for a more detailed overview.

Answer:Windows is in sleep, other devices in the room wake it up...

Hello johnmatrix. Welcome to the Forum.

It sounds like you have "dirty power" in your home. This is caused by either unreliable transmission from the electrical utility's supply lines, or improper wiring inside the walls of your home. Most likely a missing ground, an "open neutral", or arcing.

To address your computer, you should use a UPS (Universal Power Supply) connected between the wall and the computer.

But you should have an electrician check out the wiring in your home. Those symptoms are not normal and could be dangerous.

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

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Answer:Windows 10 BSOD On Computer Wake From Sleep

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

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

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Hi, That's the question. I have my computer in my bedroom, so this is a real pain! The automatic maintenance is scheduled to 10am (I rescheduled it on purchase, when it annoyed the hell out of me at 3am). That one also still works and I'm fine with that. But it's just acquired without my permission a new wake up at 7am that I don't want - particularly when I wish to sleep in!! I recently installed iTunes, which coincided with the problem, but couldn't find anything on the program that suggested any type of maintenance time, nor does the powercfg (info I found when Googling to solve this problem) mention iTunes. I've tried Dr Google, which usually helps me solve problems such as this, but with no luck. See picture of power cfg. Can anyone help?

Answer:My Windows 8 PC Wakes Up From Sleep With Wake Up Disabled

Looks like when you disable wake up it takes a day or so to work. My computer still woke up as per normal the following day (I'd disabled it at night), but actually worked AFTER that initial next day. Silly...

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Upgraded to Windows 10 in late July- (I should have known better than to upgrade since I had a year to do it). --now laptop won't wake from sleep withoout a hard button shutdown and reboot. Have followed the instructions on HP website about enabling keyboard, allowing to wake from sleep, updating bios and allowing automatic updates for windows and HP. Please help, this is crazy rebooting my laptop everytime I walk away from it for awhile. Product number:G6T85UA#ABABIOS:F.26-01/19/2015Keyboard revision:89.23Total memory:8.00 GBProcessor name:Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4510U CPU @ 2.00GHz


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Answer:Notebook won't wake from Sleep after Windows 10 upgrade

Check out this post and see if it applies/helps:

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My power button is currently broken. Is there a way to have a keyboard or mouse input wake up the computer instead? Thanks!

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I have set it in my BIOS for the event of waking to be OS controlled, i then went into my keyboard/mouse settings in windows and chose the option for only my mouse, allow to wake using this device, yet it still does nothing

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Hi there,

I am running a Windows 7 64-bit setup, and I'm trying to get a timer to wake Windows from sleep or hibernation.

I've got it to work flawlessly on my desktop, however on my laptop, a Dell D630, I can't seem to get it to work. I've created a task triggering on a specific time and running the operation '/c "exit"', which should just start a command prompt and close it again. I've set it to "run with highest privileges" and "wake the computer to run this task". However, it just doesn't boot as scheduled.

The history of the scheduler says nothing at the moment that the trigger is set to go off, but a minut later (probably when I manually boot) I get a "Task scheduler "{....}" instance of the task "\Wakeup" due to a time trigger condition."

What can I do to fix this?

Thank you.

Answer:Scheduler fails while trying to wake Windows from sleep/hibernation.

Hello and welcome to Seven Forums.

Some things you can try for testing:

Turn off "run with highest privileges" - you shouldn't need it for this task

Try different setting combinations for:
"Run whether user is logged on or not" / "Run only when user is logged on"
"Start the task only if the computer is an AC power"
"Stop if the computer switches to battery power"

Compare each page in the Task settings between the Desktop and Laptop.
See if you can find some different setting(s) that might cause this.

If you logon with a Standard account when the computer sleeps, try using an Admin account.

Hope this helps,

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I am experiencing some problems with my "Asus essentio desktop pc".
When I am browsing the internet using several tabs the mouse sometimes "get stuck" for about 2-3 seconds and then the mouse symbol is starting to act strange.. This is like a prelude to my computer not responding at all. Not by mouse or by keyboard, no matter what combinations I try... Then I have no choice but to turn the computer off by using the On/Off button on the chassi.
When I start it again, sometimes it´s working allright again, until the same procedure starts over. First the mouse acting strange, then it not responing at all..
At other times, when I start it up again it tells me I have a problem with the driver for my network adapter. But if I just pull the network adapter-plug out, then in again it works fine.
Do I have a virus? I have tried reinstalling windows 7 again, but it doesn´t help.
I would be VERY grateful for your help, because this is just killing me!
System Information
Time of this report: 1/18/2014, 14:40:51
       Machine name: ANDERS-PC
   Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.130828-1532)
           Language: Swedish (Regional Setting: Swedish)
System Manufacturer: ASUSTeK Computer INC.
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Answer:Windows 7 freezes when browsing internet + sometimes does not wake from sleep

Hi flanders,
Does this issue exist within all browsers or just one specific? Have you looked to see if there are any software updates available for your system.
Try running MBAM:
Since you have not indicated doing so.


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I pressed sleep mode by mistake instead of shut down - and now cannot get back into my system -
Blue power light flashing on/off on front.

Tried power / touch pad -keyboard keys - but nothing just a black screen with cursor....
How can I get back into it. Logged in at my neighbours pc currently.

Answer:Cannot wake up Satellite C850 Windows 8 from sleep mode

Press and hold the power button 4 sec long.
Then the notebook should power OFF.
Then wait some sec and press the power button once again.
Should work.

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