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Monitor doesn't wake up on boot/unsleep (have to power off/on) - Really annoying!

Question: Monitor doesn't wake up on boot/unsleep (have to power off/on) - Really annoying!

OS: Windows 7 SP1
MB: ASRock P67 Extreme4 Gen3
CPU: i5 2500k
GPU: HD 6850
Monitor: Hanns-G HZ281HPB

My monitor won't wake up when waking up my computer from sleep. It also won't initially turn on when booting the computer. I am forced to turn the monitor off, then back on in order for it to turn on.

I've tried everything I could think of, so I am coming here, hoping someone can help me.

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Answer: Monitor doesn't wake up on boot/unsleep (have to power off/on) - Really annoying!

OS: Windows 7 SP1
MB: ASRock P67 Extreme4 Gen3
CPU: i5 2500k
GPU: HD 6850
Monitor: Hanns-G HZ281HPB

My monitor won't wake up when waking up my computer from sleep. It also won't initially turn on when booting the computer. I am forced to turn the monitor off, then back on in order for it to turn on.

I've tried everything I could think of, so I am coming here, hoping someone can help me.

Forgot to include the fact that I am connecting the video card to the monitor with a HDMI out (from video card) to DVI in (to monitor)

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Hello and thank you for taking the time to assist me, I'll get to the point. But before I begin, I'm running Windows XP Media Center Edition SP3. Yesterday I was loading a YouTube video in Firefox (with nothing else open besides AVG Anti-Virus and Advanced SystemCare), but as soon as it finished loading and I was about to play it, the computer completely froze up and ALT+CTRL+DEL wouldn't open the Task Manager.

I manually shut off the computer via the power button and waited five minutes before turning it back on. But after I pressed the power button, The fan & monitor failed to turn on & after five seconds the computer made a loud & continuous beep noise with a faint mechanical ticking, and the CD drive light stopped flashing. I waited a few minutes before turning it off and trying it again multiple times with the exact same results each time.

I'm clueless. I have tried taking out all uneccesary cables such as the Ethernet Cable & USB Connecter Cable, but it has not changed. I have had no virus related problems recently, I run both an AVG and Advanced SystemCare scan daily. I haven't any other ideas and would truly appreciate anyone who is willing to offer advice. Thanks.

Answer:Computer fails to boot, Monitor doesn`t power on and constant beep follows

Seems your system is signaling an equipment failure at the POST (Power On Self Test). Is the beeping a single continuous beep that never ends, or a series of individual beeps that just keeps going?

Also, knowing the brand and model of the computer, or if it's a generic build, details of the motherboard, video card used, will help in diagnosis.

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I have a Dell 2713H monitor. When I hook it up to a Mac, it wakes up fine when waking from sleep.
On my Dell laptop, I have to manually press the monitor button to get it to turn on.
I have the latest driver for that monitor.
From what I can see, I have also the correct settings.
Is there anything else I can try to have it wake up with the computer?

Answer:Monitor doesn't wake up

what operating system do you have?

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Lately my monitor will not wake up when it goes to sleep. I have to turn my monitor off then on via the power button to get it to wake up. Anyone know why it keeps doing that?

My monitor is a Hanns-G 28" LCD and my video card is a Radeon HD4680 1GB.

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Ok First of, I have Hp pavilion, Windows vista Ultimate, the problem that i have is at random times my monitor goes to sleep mode and never does wake up, I get frustrated over this because I have to end up pressing and holding the power button down which is unsafe for my computer. Please help!! Thank you

Answer:Monitor goes to sleep and doesn't wake up

Usually if the monitor goes to sleep in means that there is not a video signal.  However, if holding the power button down on the monitor? will wake it then the issue is the monitor.  If you are holding down the power button on the PC then you have another issue.  Which power button are you holding down? What model PC and operating system are you using?

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Keyboard or mouse wakes desktop, monitor screen black but it's ON green light is lit. "Input Select DSUB" shows up upper right of screen. Has happened many, many times.
Most recently above happens, exactly but with a variance: Monitor displays an unusable, much darkened desktop image and cycles from this to totally dark, quickly.
-Has used Dell diagnostic and monitor passes along with everything else included in test.
-BIOS ver. 3.3.6. 9/30/16
Monitor Sceptre X20WG NagaII
Desktop Dell 3650 i3 6100
OS Windows 10 Home

Answer:Monitor Doesn't Wake From Sleep

rcdell,In order for forum members to help resolve the issue you are having with the monitor please post monitor model. Also, your computer model and the Operating System installed.

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I think after this update:
Update for Windows Vista for x64-based Systems (KB968389)

?my dual monitor video card:
PNY VCG86GTS5XWB-OC GeForce 8600 GTS 512MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card

?sometimes does not bring the second monitor on after waking from S3 sleep.

It?s still in dual screen mode as I can see a taskbar window fly to the second monitor. But I have to sleep and wake again to get it to come back on.

Anyone else experience something like this? I don?t remember it ever happening before and was wondering if it could be the patch.

Answer:Dual screen second monitor sometimes doesn’t come on after S3 wake.

according to micrsoft its an XP patch

anyhoo it could be a driver issue , you could reinstall your gpu driver or better still update it to the latest

Drivers - Download NVIDIA Drivers

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Hello,we recently purchased three Lenovo M93p (one form factor MT (10A7), Windows-64bit Ultimate and two SFF (10A9)). Whereas Wake On LAN from hibernation mode (S4) works flawlessly, I can't get any of the three devices awake from power off state (S5) via WOL command. I checked the BIOS settings and the settings of the network adapters, but I can't see different settings for WOL from S4 and S5. All devices are members of a windows domain.The old Windows XP clients (HP devices) and a Windows 7-32bit (HP device, also with an Intel network card) wake up even from S5 state. The drivers for the network adapters are up to date, but the network device is obviously completely turned off by a  shutdown - no LEDs blinks (turning the device to S4 they do). Are there any more settings I may check? Some settings from the Intel MBEx e.g.? Some Windows setting?Or is there a strange BIOS and/or driver bug? Regards,   Michael

Answer:M93p - Wake on LAN doesn't work from Power Off State

Did you find a solution?I've got the same issue. I'm trying to use WOL from an iPad/Iphone APP, to start the computer.I've tried this in both power off state an hibernate state, but it wont work. Any ideas?

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Hi,I have 50 laptops connected by LAN, model thinkpad L530.Every one is set in Bios - Config - Network - Wake On Lan - AC and Battery. This is to power-on the laptop.When the laptop is open, monitor is up, the system work. But when the laptop is closed, monitor is down, it doesn't work.I need to power on the laptop using the WOL functionality when the laptop is closed, when the monitor is down, and after I connect it by remote user to manage it.This is possible?

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Once every couple of days when my monitor goes into power-saving mode, it will not wake up, no matter what keys I type, or how many mouse clicks I do. My power-saving settings within Windows 8.1 is set to No hibernation or sleep, so the PC is running while my monitor is in power-saving mode. I need to do a manual restart on my tower in order to re-start Windows. I suspect the OS may have something to do with it.

There are no BSOD errors that I see.

My hardware is as follow:
AMD X4 630 (OC)
256GB Crucial MX100 SSD
and a few other HD's.

Thank you!

Answer:Monitor Will Not Wake From Power-Saving Mode


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What is the name of the feature that make a monitor(dysplay) to turn back on after loss of power.they do not show that feature on the specs. I know most monitors do but i need to be sure.At the moment i am looking at the HP25er-inch Display thanks

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Hi all

I recently clean re-installed Win7 Pro 64 and now the Power Options keep reverting to High Performance every time I re-boot and even on wake up. If I set it to a power plan every time it works fine that one time.

I didn't make any changes to hardware/bios from previous install. The only change is that I first installed XP x86 to a separate redundant HD to enable a legacy scanner for which no 64bit drivers are available and I only boot into XP on an occasional as and when basis. I didn't make any changes to Windows boot manager & can only boot into it from F8.

I also downloaded a legacy game from Steam which is running happily on Win7. I rapidly decided that I hate Steam so I set it not to run at startup, only play offline and kill all associated process after closing the game. Again, I'm not running the game on a daily basis so it's unlikely this is affecting this persistant behaviour.

Grateful for any ideas.


Answer:Power Options change on Boot/Wake Up

Please Run sfc /scan now using option 2 in this tutorial: SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Please post back the results.

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Hi everyone,

as the subject says, I have a problem with my computer: the display doesn't turn off after the configured time set in the active power plan. The screensaver works fine, so it's not that (for example) a mouse is giving random input. Also, when I shut down the computer, the display jumps to powersaving, so the display works fine.

I've already tried a lot of things to solve it and I hope that someone can help because I don't know what to do know....

Things I've tried:

- Set a different time in the power plan, set time time to disabled and enabled again.
- Disable all wakeon devices by using powercfg
- Install a generic monitor driver instead of the Samsun 204B one.
- Use the secondary DVI port
- Update to the latest Nvidia drivers for my 7600GT
- Run Vista with all programs disabled (both tried msconfig and safemode)
- Use the latest BIOS for my motherboard (S3 mode is set to enabled according to powercfg).
- Installed the latest Intel INF files
- Create a new power plan
- Tried a different screensaver

So what can I try now?


Answer:Monitor doesn't power off

Hi Peekstra,

Welcome to Vista Forums.

Double check to make sure that the monitor is set to shutdown at least 1 minute before the computer is set to sleep in Power Options.

Hope this helps,

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I have a c200 425 3gu all-in-one that has been very frustrating for 2 issues.   Since I've had it: 1.  On booting the computer, the screen is black.  I have to put it in sleep mode using fn/pc key, then once the power button is flashing (which sometimes takes several fn/pc hold downs), i think push the power button briefly.   Then the monitor display led turns on showing the monitor has been switched off.  Then I push the monitor power button and I have display.  If I put it to sleep instead of turning off computer, it does the same thing.    I have waded around the Lenovo support site until I feel like puking.   There must be a simple fix and it must be a problem on more than just my machine.   Very frustrating.     2. Slow.   I have DSL, which isn't great but i regularly get 3MB download.   On my Dell laptop using a wireless connection, I have this speed.   On my bluray player I have this speed, again a wireless.   But on the C200, I have half the speed, whether wired or wireless.   I've turned off all virus and malware software, deleted all uncessary programs - plenty of hard drive space.   There is no gaming software or any fancy software.   This machine is just used for web surfing.   1GB Ram.   This thing should be faster.  Any ideas?

Answer:No Display on Boot unless put in to sleep, wake then turn on monitor switch Problem All-in-One C200

hi Lews,
Welcome to the Lenovo Community.
Regarading your questions, try to:
1. Reboot the computer in Safe Mode . If the problem doesn't occur, open Device Manager (click Start > Device Manager) and under Display Adapters, uninstall the display driver (this can be an Intel GMA3150 or Nvidia G305M). To reboot into normal mode, open msconfig and under General Tab, set it to Normal Startup and observe.
If the issue persists, but can hear something on the background, there's a possible short on the function board (this is the chip that controls the buttons at the lower right side of the screen) and you will need to contact Lenovo support for service. Support phone list here.
2. For slow Wifi, If you have the Atheros AR9285 Wireless Adapter and running Windows 7, you can try to:
a. Update your wireless card driver to v10.0.0.75, get it here.
b. Depending on your brand of router, make sure you disable WMM (Wireless Multimedia) and WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup)
c. Use WPA/WPA2-PSK TKIP or AES encryption.
d. If you have a dual band router (2.4Ghz and 5Ghz), try to use only 2.4Ghz band.
e. After applying steps a-d, try running a speedtest again via
Let me know your findings.

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I have a Dell E310 with XP in which I just installed a VisionTek X1550 PCI graphics card. The card seems to work fine. My issue is that since I installed the card, the monitor will not turn off when my computer tries to go to Stand-by mode. Instead, the Dell Self-test Feature Check just slowly migrates across the screen. I believe the OS is sending the signal to turn off the monitor because the STFC would only appear when the monitor no longer detects the graphics card. So it's like the OS is shutting down the graphics card, but the signal doesn't reach the monitor to power it off (change the power button from green to amber and set the screen completely black). I would really like to get this working again. Does anyone know how to correct this? Thanks!

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I salvaged this monitor from the dump.  I hate seeing electronics going to the land fill.   It is in excellent condition other than not working.  I would like to see if I can make repairs. When I push the power button on the monitor it turns blue for about 3 secounds and then goes out for 1 secound and then back on...  Over and over.  It doesn't responde when I push the menu or any other buttons. I have connected other monitor to PC using same cables and it works fine. Any ideas on what I should consider in attempting to make repairs? Thanks.

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I have a brand new XPS One 27 with WIndows 8 and have had this issue off-and-on since I got it. If computer is left on it goes to sleep - but later when I wake it using the mouse the screen just kind of 'blinks' but doesn't come back on to get me to the sign-on screen. I end up crashing the computer by holding the power button down and rebooting...which can't be good. Any suggestions of what's causing this?

Answer:XPS One 27 - Monitor Doesn't "Wake Up"

Hi LouRicc,
It appears to be an issue with the drivers. Please update the drivers below mentioned link depending on the video card installed on the system:
nVIDIA Graphics Driver:
Intel Graphics Driver:
Once the video drivers are updated, please update the BIOS from the link Restart the system and check its functionality.
Note: Before updating BIOS please ensure that no external devices (flash drives, printers, external hard drives) should be connected. All other programs should be closed and documents saved. Connect your computer any surge protector (if available) to avoid any unexpected shut down.
Hope this helps. Please reply if you have any questions.

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To waken my monitor, I have to press and hold the PC power button,and reboot my PC(Inspiron i3650 with Windows 10.
Appreciate any suggestions on how to fix this problem !

Answer:E207WFP monitor won't "wake up" from power save mode

Wonder if this is related to this problem?
Have you installed any new software (or updates) or new hardware recently? How is monitor connected to the PC, HDMI, DisplayPort, DVI...
And check out the link Dell-Robert P posted in that other thread.

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I have screensaver off in Win 8, now 8.1, but in power options (high performance) I've set the monitor to turn off (go black) after 20 minutes of inactivity. Normally, when I come back to the computer, tapping the Escape key brings back the desktop in short order. However two times lately, one about a week ago in Win 8, the other just now in 8.1, there's been no screen response and I've had to shut down the computer and reboot. It's the monitor not responding, not the computer, which for example just now was still playing music at Spotify when I came back. I assume it has something to do with power options, but I can't figure out what. Any ideas? Thanks,

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Ok, i cleaned out my computer and then when i reasembled everything something happend. I plugged everything back into the computer and then i turned it on. For about 30 seconds everything was fine but i didn't notice the monitor wasn't going on. After 30 seconds the power starting flickering on and off. The monitor still wasn't going on, does anyone know what could possibly be the problem. PLEASE HELP ME

Answer:Power Flickers and Monitor doesn't show on.

Check yer ram take it out and put it back in dust got in it

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I'm running Windows 8.1 desktop with 3 monitors. They are set up to show password-protected screensaver after 5 minutes of inactivity and then to turn all screens off after 30 minutes. It used to work great until ...

I installed Windows updates yesterday and noticed today that one of the screens doesn't go into power saving mode. It is weird because two other screens do. I noticed today when I walked into the room and saw this bluish glow.

I tried changing the setting in the CP under display to turn off screens after 1 minute and it still did the same.

Any idea how to fix it? Roll back the updates?

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Recently had the charger catastrophically fail on my W520. The computer worked fine for a couple days after the incident, and then I let it charge for a full day on the 'genuine' replacement charger from Amazon. Came home that day to find the W520 completely powered off. Tried turning it on and while the power stays on, there is no activity after that. The screen never comes on, and there is no HDD activity after the first couple seconds. Caps lock light doesn't respond, but it does flash when I initially push the power button. Fan stays on and it's definitely generating heat. Anybody have an idea of what I might have fried? I would lean toward the LCD but since the computer can't boot I'm thinking it might be something worse. It doesn't respond when plugged in to an external display and definitely never gets far enough to boot in to the OS and show up on the network.

Answer:W520 - No power to LCD, doesn't boot.

Also tried the most obvious - remove battery, AC adapter, move memory around to isolate a module or bay but came up with nothing.

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Would appreciate suggestions as to what may have failed and why?
First the background: My infrequently used, 7 year old Dell Dimension XPS T500 desktop computer and Trinitron monitor have been plugged into an APC surge protector for a while now. When I'd go to use my PC, I'd simply power on the surge protector and then press the power buttons on the CPU and monitor to turn them on and boot up the computer.
Now the problem: Earlier this week, I turned on the surge protector and the computer powered on automatically (didn't need to press the power button) then proceeded to run through it's usual sequence - checked the DVD drive then the CD drive but stopped there. The light on the floppy drive didn't come on and the computer didn't boot yet the harddrive light came on and stayed on for about 30 seconds then turned off. The CPU fan ran OK. Though I had no problem powering the monitor on or off, I am unable to power off the CPU or get it to boot - it isn't responding. The only way I could power off the computer was to unplug it. Initially I thought the surge protector was the problem but plugging the CPU and monitor directly into a wall outlet has produced the same results. I also attempted to boot the PC using my MS Windows 98 boot disk and Dell Dimension support CD but the floppy drive isn't responding/reading the disk.
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Answer:Desktop doesn't power off or boot!

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Hey everyone,

My computer powers up, but nothing happen from there. The screen stays blank.

I took a look around and everything seems to be connected correctly. However, the CPU is stuck to the bottom of the CPU Cooler (Not sure of this is normal, or if the CPU has overheated and melted).

I've tried switching RAM, so that's not the problem.

Does anyone have any ideas what it could be? Also is it normal for the CPU to be stuck to the top of the cooler?

Answer:Computer power up, doesn't boot

Yes, the heatsink/fan assembly can be "stuck" to the top of the cpu by heat transfer compounds.

Re non booting, do you have any more detail, such as odd things which may have been happening prior to the pc failing to start. Also, confirm nothing is appearing at all on the screen - no post text. Has anything been changed prior to this happening.

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Hey there everybody.
I have a 2 year old desktop running Windows 7. It's worked perfectly, and was working perfectly when I left it last night. This morning I was surprised to find it shut down. When I turned the power on, it lit up like it's supposed to, the fans engaged, but I don't think I hear the hard drive spinning. The hardware on the desktop itself is functioning (the DVD tray opens, for example) but there is no output to any devices, so the monitor doesn't come on, the keyboard isn't on, etc. I've tried the obvious fixes (removing and resupplying power, checking external connections).
Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks for taking the time to look. Sorry if I haven't included required information, I'm very much a layman.

Answer:Desktop has power but doesn't boot

The first step would be to eliminate any plugin cards and the drives.  Both 12 and 5 volt supplies are needed, but the 12 volt is mostly for the hard drive and optical drives.  With just the MOBO, onboard video if available, and keyboard to start.  If no display, the CPU is not starting.  I suspect the power supply is faulty.

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Good day everyone! So a few days ago my desktop computer started restarting for no reason (no bsod or any other errors). Then I stopped the computer so it can "rest" over the night. At the morning, when I tried to start it, it wouldn't start. This is what was happening. Then, after cleaning up the whole computer case, every little fan and making sure that everything is in place (the cables in my computer case are really messed up though), the computer started. But the monitor didn't. It just didn't recognize the computer. So I left it like that for some time. Then I noticed that there is a second VGA slot in the back of the PC and plugged the monitor cable there. It worked, but I guess it was an onboard card or something. In Preferences it was recognized as "Default Monitor". So I couldn't play any game and the resolution was bad. [Could only watch movies and browsing. So I thought that I can just watch movies for the rest of my life. Or wait until we can get the computer to an IT specialist. Well, due to some issues, I can't get the computer to anyone. So I thought that you guys might be able to help me out?] So I was browsing the internet, when suddenly a wild BSOD appeared in front of me. I thought that I should just restart the computer and it'll work. Well, it didn't work. The monitor would go "No video input, etc. etc." like the cable is not p... Read more

Answer:Can't boot/monitor doesn't recognize pc/more.

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Can someone point me in the right direction?  Right out of the box, this is, though I installed the MS Office and McAfee I bought from Lenovo.

Answer:Brand new 2764-CTO - Won't unsleep, won't find TPM

Welcome Donalan, Could you give us a bit more information please (including the version of Windows you're using)?  Thank you

__________________________________________John B @

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Hi, I have an Ideapad S400 that I bought a few months back. Recently it started having an issue. When I power it up, it wouldn't start. All the time, I could see the power LED solidly lit, but the screen is always blank/unpowered. a) Initially, it would start after about 30-40 minutes. b) When #a started happening, I thought that it was trying to bring up my session; Then I started shutting it down, and the problem in #a disappeared. c) After I started shutting it down occasionally, it would go to sleep when the lid is closed and then open up ok. However, if the battery drains overnight, I have the problem #a above.d) Later on, it wouldn't start at all. I had to take out the battery and the power cord, hold the power button for about 60 seconds, then put it. This would work one out of 10 times.  Each time, I can hear the hard disk click once after about 2 minutes after I power it up.   Now, I have been trying to switch it on and it wouldn't power up at all.  If the hdd or RAM failed, it would at least go show the POST screen. Here I am not able to see that the screen is being powered on.  I tried to connect it to a monitor via HDMI, but that didn't change anything.  Any idea what's going on.  Edit: OS: Windows 8.0 (I tried to update it to windows 8.1, but perhaps it couldn't boot it back, I got a message later saying that the OS couldn't be updated) Windows 8 question: What settings... Read more

Answer:S400 doesn't power up (power LED is solid, but screen doesn't power up)

I have the same computer and the same problem!  This computer is less than 6 months old!   If you find something let us know! 

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If anyone could help me out with this problem it would be greatly appreciated:

My power supply automatically turns on when I plug the power cord into it. As soon as it turns on, the fans and LEDs both on the motherboard and on the front computer panel light up. However, the front computer panel lights just STAY ON, they aren't blinking as if they were a result of the Harddrive actually doing anything. I don't hear the harddrive spinning, and I don't see anything on the monitor. So if I hit the power button on the front panel it doesn't do anything. It won't turn off either if I hold it down for 5 seconds like most computers shut off.

I did some trouble shooting and unplugged everything to boil down where the problem was exactly coming from and it seems like it is somewhere between the power-supply and the motherboard because it still does this when I unplug everything (ram, IDE cables, graphics card) except for the power supply's 20pin connector to my motherboard.

I did some research online and it talks about how power supplies automatically shut down to prevent any damage in abrupt changes in the voltage going through the circuit, but it doesn't say anything about why the power automatically turns on.

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Answer:PSU distributes power, but computer doesn't boot

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I have an emachine comp that has always had trouble restarting. If I try to restart it it gets stuck at the e machines logo. I have always just shut it down and then rebooted to avoid this. Now it gets power after I turn it on, all fans working, hard drive running, cd drive running and everything but the monitor gets no signal. I tried to start it many times but just ended up with the same results until now. It is running fine again all of the sudden with no change at all so obviously it is not the monitor. Does anyone know about what causes this to happen? I am afraid I will be stuck with it just not starting at all at one point if I don't find out what is wrong.

Thank you so much for your help!

Answer:Comp has power but doesn't boot every time

I had a long reply and it got lost completely so to narrow this attempt down...
Check for connections at the terminals, also dust and corrosion over time, as well as spotty HDD things like reading errors via blemishes on the discs surfaces can cause delayed reading. It's the same as most other electronics's symptoms in this regard.
That's my opinion because you can't see what the CPU and computer are actually getting stuck on, however, if the HDD light is constant, assume it is a read error.

Also, you will have extra AGP or PCI only slots, add a back up video card to insure you have a fall back! The onboard video connections can fail due to the cheap overall construction of eMachines' Mobos (TriGEM)

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BTX Pentium D running XP Media Center activates fans but doesn't boot when powered on. Was running fine, turned off overnight, now will not boot. 4GB ram installed, tried with 1GB, 2GB and 0GB. No beeps when powered up with 0GB.
-Tried integrated video connected and video card connected with no luck.
-Replaced motherboard, same issue.
-Also tried different processor when new MB installed. Same results. Went back to original Pent D.
-Fans run full speed all the time.

It was the power supply & the MB.

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My computer turns on (fan lights turn on and keyboard/mouse turn on) however the monitor isn't powering up I've checked all the cords are connected and it's still not working its windows 7 Ive also tried with a different monitor to no prevail if you could help that would be awesome

Answer:Computers turns on but monitor doesn't boot up

OK, first of all no one [other than you] has any idea what we are attempting to fix/troubleshoot. Post ALL of your exact system specs; ie exact mb, exact ram, exact video card [if used] exact pw supply, etc, etc. Note do not post 8gig of ram; post the exact brand and model# Do that for all of your parts.

If this is a big box system ie dell, hp, whatever, post the exact make and model# If you have a service tag# post that as well.

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Apologies if this belongs in a different forum - I'm think this is primarily a Vista issue, but may be a hardware problem, as well.

Laptop: Toshiba Satellite P105
OS: Windows Vista Home Premium (no service pack)

Windows 'recovery' information:
Problem Signatures
Event name: BlueScreen
OSVersion: 6.0.6000.
LocaleID: 1033

Additional Info
BCCode: 116
BCP1: 87879D58
BCP2: 8D4BF9A0
BCP3: 00000000
BCP4: 00000002
OSVersion: 6.0.6000
ServicePack: 0_0
Product: 768_1

Gleaned from the blue screen:
Attempt to reset display driver and recover from timeout have failed.
.... (lots of text displayed for 3 seconds while physical memory dumps)
STOP: 0x00000116 (more numbers)

Events leading up to the problem:
Playing Thief II (patch 1.18) - an older game that would freeze up on occasion. Would have to reboot when this occurred, but no problems otherwise. Upon rebooting this particular time, the screen remained blank, though I could see some light along the bottom edge of the monitor - so it was getting power. Everything was working fine right up to that point.

Tried resetting several times before hooking up the monitor from another computer to the laptop. By this point, the boot procedure would ask if I wanted to start windows normally or go to safe mode. All attempts to boot normally resulted in the Blue Screen, while Safe Mode was accessible.

I attempted to restore the system from Safe Mode, to no avail. Even goin... Read more

Answer:Vista Won't Boot & Monitor Doesn't Work

Update: Currently attempting to wipe the hard disk and reinstall everything.

Still using the desktop monitor - I hope that is not going to mess the installation up.

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I have a EMachines w/ athlon 64 3200+ processor running on XP home. This PC has onboard video. Recently I developed a strange problem. The monitor goes crazy (screen garbled) on boot, clears up and the next time I boot I get no monitor, and the HDD is spinning but no boot that I can tell. (Since I have no screen, I don't know if it is booting or not) I Googled the problem and followed the suggestions. Remove and reinsert RAM, remove and reseat all cables, remove all cables except for power cable to MB. Nothing. The next day I reinstalled all cables except for peripherals and the PC booted up fine.Worked for two weeks. Then same thing happened. Did the same procedure as before, tested PSU OK, replaced PSU, Replaced RAM. Purchased a new video card but can't install it because the first thing I need to do is disable the onboard video. Can't see anything on the monitor so I can't do that. BTW, I connected another PC to the monitor using the same cable and the monitor is fine.

Answer:Can't boot to windows or monitor doesn't work

Some vid cards do this automatically when they are installed...what make and model is it ? ?Also what brand and wattage PSU did you put in there ?

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I have an Acer laptop with a fingerprint reader and Windows 7 and don't like the way the Sleep/Switch User options work.

My family and I all use the laptop and usually several of us are logged in at once. When one of use wants to use the laptop, they fire it up, log in, surf the net for a bit (or whatever), then send it to sleep. The next person to use it, unsleeps, logs in with their account, uses it, then sleeps again. So now 2 accounts are logged in and available to continue work... etc. That way any work or websites we had open are available immeadiately from where we left off if we log in later on. Yes, this does mean that occasionally we lose our work if the laptop has to restart for an update or another user manually reboots, but we rarely sleep without saving work and usually it's just websites up, so staying logged in is more a convenience thing, rather than critical thing, so we're willing to live with that.

Anyway, I have a slight annoyance with how this works:

When we unsleep, Windows 7, goes to the log on screen for the last user - "helpfully" assuming the last person to sleep the computer is probably the person who is unsleeping it and allowing them to log on quickly. This is often not the case for us and in fact, since we all usually use the computer each day at some point, more often than not it's actually a different person waking it. If it's a different person using it this time, he/she has to click "Switch User" button t... Read more

Answer:Unsleep straight to switch user screen

Try the modern Hibernate function which is perfected in Win7 andd may solve the issue for you since it does everything sleep does but writes the desktop to the HD (instead of just RAM) and shuts down the PC. But it starts up twice as fast to the Log-In page.

If fingerprint reader bothers you, turn it off and use strong passwords.

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my sony vaio pcg-k33 wont boot up, although the green power light is on and the fans run. That is, when I press the power button, it makes the sound as though it's about to boot, but the screen is as black as when it was working properly and the fans and power lights are running. What's wrong with it? What should I do?
I have followed all the majorgeek malware protection instructions since last year and my laptop was well protected, so it couldn't be a malware issue. I had the motherboard and DC jack replaced for new this year, plus got a new battery and a new charger/adapter, so everything was new except the outer body (shell), the RAM and harddrive. Is this problem to do with the RAM or hard drive or other? Please help.

Answer:My Sony vaio laptop doesn't boot, but power on, fan on!

Maybe the onboard video chip is gone that's why the screen remains black.
Do you hear any POST beeps? Did the computer beep once when it was working?

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Hi. I read the other threads but started this one since I couldn't "post reply" to them. I ran the frst64.exe as described by thisisu and have the frst.txt. I now need the fixlist.txt so I can run the repair. Can someone please review my frst.txt to generate the fixlist.txt? Thank you so much.

Answer:Windows 7 64 doesn't boot-up after Norton Power Erasure

Norton Power Eraser Windows 7 Won't Work

Hi. I am having the same problem after NPE. Read through your thread and ran the frst64. Attached is the txt. Would appreciate it if you can review and generate the fixlist.txt. Thank you so much!!!

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Windows 7 will not boot up after running Norton Power Eraser. Ran FRST and FIX with help from Malware Removal Forum. However, Windows still does not boot up from the C drive and was advised to post here. Please advise.

Answer:Windows 7 64 doesn't boot-up after Norton Power Erasure


What do you see on screen when you boot the computer until it stops?

It doesn't look like your System Reserved partition is set to Active.
Try these commands at the command prompt:

select disk 0
select partition 1

Then reboot without the repair CD.

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  Just recently my power supply started making an aweful noise because one of the fans was going.  I turned the computer off and removed the power supply and all of the connections, I replaced the power supply and now when I tun on my computer the lights go on but the monitor won't turn on, if I press the power switch on the monitor the monitor will start to power on and then shut off right away.  Can anyone help me with this?  My old power supply was a 550W and the new one is a 400W (though that shouldn't matter).  When I was checking fans for noise I thought it was the CPU fan, so I took it out rather harshly (the way it was held on made it very hard to remove), is it possible I knocked it out of place or wrecked it?  Orrrr... did I just forget to plug one connector in, I plugged the mobo connector, the other 4 pin connector on the mobo, the floppy power, the disc drives and hard drive 4 pins and  the ribbon cables for the disk drives and hard drive.

Answer:After replacing power supply computer doesn't boot

  I am very sorry for the spelling mistakes and typos, I forgot to use spell check and unregistered users can't edit posts.  (and the keyboard on this computer is horrible)

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My Qosmio F20-149 crashed yesterday and I havent been able to get it to work again. When I try to switch it on, the Power LED blinks on and off (on:1 sec, off:1 sec) and the cooler fan is working on full power. When I press any key, there is a kind or error sound. otherwise no reaction from laptop; even the CD-drive doesnt open.

I've done no RAM-updates and I use original Toshiba power adapter. I've tried starting the laptop using only battery, only power supply and on both. No change in reaction. I've tried all possible combination (with one, without one, with both...etc) of both my RAM-cards (512+512) and still no use.

I'm really stumped.

Answer:Qosmio F20 doesn't boot - Power LED blinks orange

If I understand you right your notebook is sending a blinking code. This code will be shown if notebook has detected some problem with power supply electronic.
In this case there is nothing you can do and notebook must be sent to nearest authorized service provider.

They have manuals with exact code description and instructions how to solve this.
Sorry buddy but I don't believe anybody here can offer exact diagnostic for this issue.

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one day as usually, I pressed power button in order to turn on my laptop T61,but it didn't boot up. strange thing is that when it happens, I feel some warm on its keyboard, anyway I pressed powerbutton longly this time and pressed it once again shortly , then finally it booted up. it began to happen a few weeks ago, first I just ignored at that time.but now it makes me really worried because it happens more often as time passed.I have been used my laptop about 3 years now, please somebody helps me. 

Answer:Sometimes my Lenovo T61 doesn't boot up by pressing power button once

are you powering it off ( if powering off  are you closing the lid before it shuts down) or putting it to sleep/hibernate?

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I have a HP G7 series laptop.Several months ago the motherboard went out.  I finally got around to ordering a replacement, then had to order a replacement amd chip since the new motherboard had a different socket type.  I put it all back together and now instead of the caps light blinking, the power button will blink once for half a second and then nothing will happen after that. 

Answer:hp g7 laptop power button blinks once, doesn't boot

Hi @elMusso, Welcome to HP Forums! I understand that your laptop still does not work after you replaced the motherboard. I want to help. The document below may help you diagnose the hardware issue of your laptop:HP Notebook PCs - Computer Does Not Start and Emits an LED or Beep Code Let me know how it goes. To say "Thank you", click on the "Thumb up" icon. Regards, 

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Computer powers up but doesn't boot up to BIOS after a short power interruption. Nothing beeps, appears on the screen or whatsoever, although the LED lights flash. I changed to the on-board video adapter from the agp one and I even cleared CMOS but all I did didn't work. What makes me even wonder is that sometimes the computer will just magically boot everything fine after turning it on/off after several minutes or pushing the restart button several times.

Which between the mobo or the psu has the problem?

Answer:Computer doesn't boot up to BIOS after power interruption.

General Help post to follow.

List All components. (Specifics on Power supply Needed)
List the cooling setup and heatsink.
When did this problem start?
Did you add any new software or hardware as of Late?

Dissconnect all components except CPU, Video card and One Stick of RAM. Clear the CMOS by removing the small coin like battery for Two Minutes. Remove the motherboard from the case and place it on a hard non-conductive surface.

Turn it on and if it POSTs, Shut down, put it back in the case, add one component and repeat the process until it no longer boots. The Component that was added last most likely caused the Non-POST and should be RMAed and or Replaced.

End General Reply.

Its probably your motherboard.

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So, this one might be an interesting one for you guys and gals here.

Sometimes overnight I leave my PC on to render videos for YouTube. I did that last night. This morning I got up and the PC was running slowly, which can be understandable. So, I hit shutdown and let it cool down.

Later this morning I turn the PC back on and just as the circles are spinning on the boot screen. POOF! Power cut. 30 minutes later, power is back on.

Attempt to turn on the PC. Motherboard displays it's branding, but no circle. I hit F11 and check the boot order. Instead of the HDD being displayed as "Microsoft Windows 10" as it usually is, it's displayed as a series of numbers and letters. Selecting it just makes a black screen appears - no recovery screen here.

I have no recovery media for Windows 10 (not sure if the Windows 8 recovery media will work in this instance, probably not). I do have a bootable "USB drive". It's actually an app on my phone called DriveDroid and it says will boot ISO images (I'm using Lite Linux right now to post this and download appropriate ISO's)

The only problem is that the official recovery tool is down on MS's site, so I'm not sure if this will work with the app (It was the second result on Google)

Additionally, I don't know if this will help, but attempting to access the HDD using Lite Linux brings up this text

Error mounting /dev/sda4 at /media/linux/2682EC8C82EC6233: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o "uhelper=udisks2,node... Read more

Answer:Hard Drive doesn't display after power cut during boot.

What make is your HD? See if you can boot into safe mode?

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Hello! I have two computers that I turn on/off with a breaker switch.

When I turn the switch on, both computers power-up fine, however, one computer's monitor doesn't power up with that computer. I switched out the monitors and that the other monitor doesn't power up when attached to that computer either.

This leads me to believe that maybe I'm missing a startup program or something that tells that monitor to automatically power up with the rest of the computer.

Could anyone shine a light on the subject? I'd sure appreciate it! Thanks in advance!

Answer:Monitor Doesn't Automatically Boot Up With Rest Of System

A couple of questions to help answer your problem?

Is the monitor plugged into the switch or the computer?

What operating system(s) are you running?

Are you shutting the computers down by going to start/shut down, or just turning the power off? If the later, this can be very hard on the computer.

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I own a Toshiba Tecra 8000 laptop given to me late last year by my uncle. I live in the UK but he is, and bought the PC in Italy. I don't know if this causes any complications but I thought it may be helpful.

Since I got it it would occasionally not display any picture at all from boot, then if I gave it some time and rebooted it would begin working again. It bagan happening more frequently, and now I cannot get it to work. I conections and found that everything was in place. It then didn't seem to be turning on, however when I replaced the front panel's LED cable it appeared to be turning on, and although I couldn't hear much the CPU was emmiting some heat. I opened up the hard drive and gave it a once over, replaced it and it still would not boot. I had taken out and replaced screws on the heat sink around that area but I didn't tamper with much else.

So now I have a monitor that does not work and a gard drive that doesn't want to boot... Any ideas?


Answer:Tecra 8000: monitor and HDD doesn't work - will not boot


Could be either the motherboard, processor, or ram. The processor when it goes bad or is not locked into place (have had this happen before, install the CPU but forgot to turn the lock so it can not move) the computer will act like its booting, give no errors, and remain on a black screen. Check to make sure the cpu is locked in place. Then remove the ram and try a stick of ram that works on another computer. If you try the ram and the processor and still does not boot, then chances are your motherboard is dead and needs to be replaced. Hope this helps and you fix the problem.

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Hello Everyone,

So today I go to turn my computer on, and all of a sudden my monitor displays "No Signal". I thought the connection wasn't in all the way, but it was, and everything seemed alright. After a second boot up I realized my computer didn't make the boot up sound it normally makes when you turn it on. I also notice my DVD drive stays at a constant green light as if its trying to process something. My indicator lights for my CPU case aren't blinking like they normally do. I asked around and people were telling me it could be the PSU, or the motherboard that went bad. I decided to switch the PSU, and it still resulted in the same problem. Any suggestions? or tips? Thanks.

Here are my PC specs

ECS 945P-A motherboard
Intel Pentium D 805 Processcor 2.80ghz
1GB Kingston DDR2 RAM
120 GIG Maxtor Hard Drive
256 MB Nvidia Geforce 7800GT
550W Ultra Connect ATX Power Supply

Answer:CPU Doesn't Make Boot Up Sound, Monitor gets no signal

The first thing I would check would be the ram ( download and run memtest) the second would be the Hard drive. ( download and run yur hard drive makers diagnostic software.)

if you have moved the case around recently or added components then make sure both the ram and the video card are fully seated.

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Everything turns on, fans and everything. It's a completely new build. No input detected from a Samsung monitor.

I've swapped ram sticks to see if one of them is dead
I've reseated the video card

Don't know what to do.

Gonna pop my 4870 X2 into the computer to see if the video card is DOA. If not, the motherboard?

Answer:New Computer Build: Monitor doesn't turn on / Monitor doesn't initalize

your vga could be causing the issue, but that's only if you dont have onboard video as well.

Next time you post with a problem, make sure you give us detailed specs of your rig, when you dont its like saying "Hey, I have a red car, and it wont start."

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Tonight my computer died, RIP. The power went out for about an hour and when it came back on my computer wouldnt post, didnt beep, but all the fans start up fine. specs:

e6600 - big typhoon
2x1gb patriot ddr2 pc2-850
bunch of seagate satas
thermaltake 430w

ths computer has been working great for about 10 months, and now tonight it doesnt work. i'm sort of perplexed, as i've got it on a surge protector (not one with a connected devices warranty though).

I have tried pulling out cmos battery - i then used the reset jumper as per the manual, no dice. i tried messing with the ram sticks, nothing. when i pull the 2 sticks out the computer beeps (it has a great beat to it , but i digress) I pulled the thing apart and rebuilt it, no dice.

I've read around, people have had the same symptoms, but noone has really produced a solution. I dont have any other ram , cpu or mobo to test with, which is too bad. I hope it's not the ram, cause it cost much more then the mobo.
any ideas or clues ??
edit - the system used to double-post , where it'd turn n, and off quickly when i started it up, but now it doesnt do that, it just spins up, powers on, but nothing happens.

Answer:ASUS P5B wont boot, doesn't beep - power surge?

Go through this first:

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I'm working on a P30, cleaned heatsink, reapplied new thermal compound, worked fine for a few hours, then it switched off and now the power LED lights, fans turn, cd rom works, but that's it, no display, no boot, nothing.

Any ideas on how to resolve this would be a great help.


P4 3.2 ht
1 gig ram, tested.
xp pro

Answer:Satellite P30 doesn't boot but shows power on LED and fans working


On this way it is not easy to say what the problem can be and just right investigation can helps but according to your description I am afraid that there is some critical hardware damage. It can be something wrong with power supply (motherboard) or maybe is the CPU burned out if you have done something wrong with thermal compound.

Sorry but I think you should contact service partner in your country and check it properly.

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I have the Toshiba Satellite S55D-A5383 Laptop and I have a problem with battery, i think.
Laptop doesn't boot without power supply. This is happening since last week.
Actually, from April 2015 battery doesn't last as it did when I bought it(May 2014).
I have'nt registered the product and I think I am out of warranty.

So, what can I do to fix this problem?

Answer:Satellite S55D-A5383 doesn't boot without power supply

You'll probably just have to get a new battery that's what I did. Try Amazon.

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My Dell PC doesn't boot up. I turn it on and the green power light is on. The monitor I use doesn't respond nothing pops up like it should. The tower beeps at me after a short amount of time. Typically in this kind of case I would think the MB is messed up but I dont know for sure. It would be great to hear some feedback. Thank you

Answer:Optiplex 755 wont boot up, beeps, doesn't connect to monitor

That beeping is an error code, theres also diagnostic lights that Dell uses, see here:

In most cases the issue is with the RAM or video card.

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Hi Folks!

Each time I wake my system from Sleep, I get at varying times post-wake the following BSOD:


Any thoughts?

Any idea what that means? If you need the technical info, I can include it next time. Or, I can include data from the "Windows help finding solution" window.

Running Vistax64. System specs in profile.

Answer:Annoying, Recurring BSOD After Sleep Wake - Help Appreciated!


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Hello Lenovo Community, I've been having some issues on my Thinkpad T440p which now is unable to boot to Windows. Before you read further, I should note that this is not the OEM version of Windows 8.1 that came with my laptop, but rather, a student version of Windows 8.1 that I downloaded from my university website, after discovering with my experiments that my Linux distribution would not actually be fully compatible with the laptop's hardware. As a result, I should note that a few changes had to be made prior to this installation, namely that is uses Legacy Boot now, if this is relevant. After installing Windows 8.1 again through my university's website, I proceeded to download the Lenovo System Update program so that I could mass update my drivers. On the last driver to be installed (sadly, I cannot remember which one, there were about 13 packages), it had suddenly crashed with a blue screen reading DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE. Upon booting up after this, it reached a black screen with no cursor, that stayed there for a few minutes until it reached the blue screen again. At the current moment, booting Windows 8 is not possible. I am right now in the middle of re-downloading the Windows 8.1 ISO so I can burn it to a disc and try to re-install it on my T440p. Until then though, this laptop is as good as a brick. In the mean time, is there any way I might be able to fix this thing?

Answer:Driver Power State Failure - Win 8 doesn't boot after using system update

Quick little update. This time it's booting up, but crashing at random points, like right when I'm logging in.

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I'm rather baffled and certainly very curious regarding this situation.
On behalf of a friend, I have got her newly delivered (refurbished etc) PC from Dell. We've unpacked it carefully, plugged it in to a spare monitor, booted it up - absolutely nothing on the monitor, including no power.
So, tried it using my main monitor and exactly the same thing happens.
Obviously, I'll be calling Dell tomorrow but I can't understand it. I can understand there maybe no output from the port, but why would the power be absent as well?
As I said, I'm curious as it just doesn't seem to have any logic and I'd be interested to learn what might be the situation.
Thanks for any suggestions re the cause. As I said, I'll be contacting Dell so I suspect it may have to be replaced.

Answer:It's Baffling me - boot up (new) PC ok but nothing on monitor, no power either?

Just to add, PC has Win 8 loaded (or should have)
I also tried different monitor cables, power cables, in addition to two monitors.

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My system specs are
Windows Media center edition SP2
DELL XPS AMD Athlon 64*2 Dual
1.9GHZ and 1.00GB RAM

My computer was showing the blue screen for last couple of days after I installed Oracle db and had problems and had to install multiple copies and deleted the old copies and kept only one database. I had clened up registry related to Oracle software.

It worked good for few days and then started showing the blue screen.

I did defragmentation. I did chkdsk /f and /r both but still no improvement and I was thinking to restore to original time but could not do it and now computer is not booting . The monitor also does not turn up (stays yellow light)so I can't go to safe mode now.

Computer powers up well and I can hear fan.

I don't have boot CD. As this computer was built up by someone taking some parts out of my original DELL computer, I notice there is option for CD and no diskette drive.

Please help. I saw the sites like and ultimatebootdisk but don't know which one should I go for and what should be step by step procedure.

I am not comfortable with trobleshooting with computer so want help .


I just found the paper where I wrote the message one time after one of the BSODs and it says

Faulty or mismatched memory

STOP: 0*0000007F

May be whole problem started because I modified the registry but before that i was ge... Read more

Answer:Windows XP does not boot and monitor does not power up

I just found the paper where I wrote the message one time after one of the BSODs and it says

Faulty or mismatched memory

STOP: 0*0000007F

May be whole problem started because I modified the registry but before that i was getting some other error ( ithink it was isqlplussvc.exe) which made me to delete multiple copies of databases and hence all the problem.

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I have a circa 2003 Pentium 4 HP Pavilion desktop. It won't boot, recognize an XP disc in either the CD or DVD drive, or send a signal to the monitor.

Let me tell you how it happened, which may clue you in as to what might have gone wrong. Yesterday morning upon starting up, the system froze after the desktop had already come up. There was no signal to the mouse or keyboard. Several hard reboots resulted in the system freezing each time, sometimes earlier in the boot process, sometimes later. I finally decided to do a chkdsk /r from the recovery console (via XP disc). Afterwards, the computer started fine and did not freeze -- at first. But perhaps an hour later, it froze again.

I decided this time to try a System Restore. From safe mode with command prompt, I started System Restore and selected a restore point from two days ago. The restore was nearing completion when the system froze. After waiting a bit to make sure, I had to do another hard reboot. But now the system seemed truly screwed. It powered on (somewhat more loudly than usual), but nothing happened. No signal went to the monitor. It wouldn't even boot from or recognize an XP disc. Repeated boot attempts failed.

The personal data is backed up, so that's not a concern. My question is, what's next? What's probably wrong (or how do I find out what might be wrong), and how can I get the old system running again? It's worked fine until now. Thanks for your time.

Answer:Doesn't boot, reognize disc in drive, or send signal to monitor

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Thanks in advance...

1. I was given a newer PC from my neighbor. Gateway P4, 160gig hd
2. Gateway PC's Power Supply did not work so I ordered another.
3. New PS worked, but the monitor won't boot up.
4. I reformatted the 160hd w/Windows XP Pro and it works fine in my old PC.
5. I put the reformatted HD into the Gateway...same thing, monitor won't boot, but it works fine with my old PC.
6. I went over all the PS connections and for the life of me, I think I have them all connected correctly. Still no boot to monitor. Green monitor power light just blinks. Also, no juice to the keyboard (no green lights)

I really want the PC upgrade with the is a better PC for sure, but how to get the monitor working.

The MAIN reason why I am wanting to upgrade is I have an Internet DSL speed of 3.0 piped into the house but only get half the speed. My current PC is VERY old (733Mhz)...not even a gig processor. I need a new PC, and hope the newer PC will boost all performance and if not, I need to change my AT&T service.

Any suggestions?

Sorry if I wasn't clear above...hard to really nail things with words sometimes.


Answer:Changed Power Supply--Monitor Won't Boot Up

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Got a slightly annoying problem with my PC.

On boot up the monitor does not power up until the WIN98 'select user' screen.

During normal usage this is not a problem, but if the PC crashes and on restart goes into scan disk, as I can't see what is going on, I have to hit return/esc randomly to get through it!
It also means that I cannot re-boot into DOS mode, even from a warm re-boot, as the monitor is powered off straight away.

I suspect that this may be due to the graphics card, but would like to hear from anyone who has had a similar experience or other ideas of what to do to prevent this from happening.

I have already tried this with another monitor and the same problem exists.

rig details:
PII 400
256 MB RAM
40GB HDD (partitioned to several drives, lots of space)
Matrox Millenium G200 gfx
3D Blaster Voodoo 2 gfx
Sound Blaster Live!
Dell 17" monitor

Answer:Monitor slow to receive power on boot up

mine has started doing the same it is dammed annoying at least if i reboot the screen catches everything from the begining my video card is only a few weeks old

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Hey the other day i came home with a 32' Sharp aquos hdtv and i had a vga cable for that, i turned off the computer nd plugged in the tv through my video card. Nothing happened and when i tried to connect back my monitor the monitor would just say no signal, while the power to the computer was fine, all the fans were working. Ive tested the monitor as well as the graphics card on OTHER computers and they all work fine just not together on MY computer. I went out to bestbuy nd i bought another graphics card and still nothing is showing up, i kno the new card gets power because the fan on it spins. I have no idea how to fix this i cant even get to the bios screen cuz nothing appears on the monitor except no signal. Ive tried unplugging everything and plugging it all back in, and still....nothing. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated...

i was thinkin i lifted up my computer and moved in to the other side of my monitor (from the left side of the monitor to the right with almost everything still plugged in so i had to lift it over the monitor), and maybe something loose on the motherboard came off?? but i see no damage to any of the parts. Monitor was working fine with the computer before i turned it off and moved it....

Answer:No boot power turns on but no signal in monitor

anyone? this is killin me im home for months nd i got nothin to do....

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I have a mesh matrix pc circa 2004-5 running xp.Lately, the (LG) monitor goes to power save mode after boot up, just before the login page should appear. I can make the monitor work fine if I start in safe mode. I have spent a lot of time looking at similar problems online, I have removed the computer's battery in the hope that this was the root of the problem. I have returned the computer to factory state but the problem recurs when the antivirus has to restart to finish initial installation. I have removed dust from the interior of the case. I left it alone for a couple of months, then fired it up today. Everything was fine at first, I had to reinstall Kaspersky cos my subscription had lapsed in the meantime. When the message came up 'restart computer to finish installation' I duly restarted only to find I was back at square one and the monitor is going back to power save mode after boot up at the same point as before.Any help much appreciated.

Answer:Monitor going to power save mode after boot up

"I can make the monitor work fine if I start in safe mode"Update or uninstall and reinstall the graphics drivers.

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Hi there,

We've got 3 Dell precision towers 5810 that work great, except for a possible bios bug, which I can reproduce on all machines:

I'm using the installed NIC: Intel ethernet server adapter i210-t1.
Our computers go powerless every night (mains power) after a normal pc shutdown. Every morning, when the power is back on, I want to wake up all computers in our building with Wake On Lan (WOL) by sending a 'magic packet' over the network.
This normally works well if the machine has been switched on and off with the power button / windows shutdown. But when I unplug the machine (mains power), wait and plug in the mains power again, the computer does not respond to the WOL packet. (Maybe the PCI-E NIC does not get power on plugging in the mains of machine for the first time).
It works well on the integrated (motherboard) NIC. BIOS / power / sleep state settings seem to be ok.

Answer:Wake On Lan (WOL) not working on Dell precision tower 5810 with Intel ethernet server adapter i210-t1 at first power up / after no power

Hi paulnotebaart,Thanks for posting.Here is some information you may find helpful:

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Firstly, thanks for all the experts here, i have found some very valuable information!

OS: Windows 7 Home Premium x64
i7-2600K CPU @ 3.40 Ghz
Asus P8P67Pro
Harware & software build around 6 months old
BIOS, Windows updates and Driver updates applied regularly.

A couple of weeks ago i had a BSOD. Since, when trying to boot, most of the time my monitor turns ON, OFF, ON, OFF, etc...for some time, very rarely leading to a successful boot. No problem accessing Recovery options or BIOS.

Sometimes (very rarely), it does boot up normally.
I have tried everything i can think of (with my limited knowledge).

I hope the logs will be meaningful to someone and will allow you to identify the problems and help me fix them!

Thanks in advance!


Answer:BSOD causing intermittent power to monitor on boot

The first half of your syslog shows nothing but the same thing: that the Server service failed to start, and therefore the Computer Browser service it depends on is failing. It is smothering your syslog with this.

Anyways, that's not the problem. The problem is that you have several unexpected system shutdown events in your syslog, but only one mentions it being caused by a BSOD, which is a single 0x124 WHEA error. There was no crashdump produced so I cannot tell exactly what the fault was, but WHEA errors are most commonly hardware-based failure.

Given the symptoms you're experiencing, I'd chalk this up to either a failed mobo, power supply, or video card/controller (if it's video controller, then it's a bad mobo). CPU can also cause it if it is overheating or there's serious instability issues due to drastic overclocking. Check to make sure that's not the case.

Since this system is 6 months old, and it's an OEM, it's best to simply put the warranty to use and have the vendor take care of it, since you will end up needing to do that in the first place anyways. If you speculate it may be the video card (that could explain the monitor flipping out), then try switching to onboard video (provided it exists) and removing your video card from the motherboard and see if things stabilize using that. If not, it's evidently not the video card.

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Hi every one, i'm new here just wanted to throw a question out for ya. My girlfriend bought a computer online. When we got it and tried to boot the moniter was always in a power save mode. I do not get to any screens befor this happens it just starts that way.

So so far i checked if it was plugged in correctly. I then tried a different monitor on that pc , still the same thing. I grabbed an old crt monitor as well and still same. I then opened it up, and played with ram (two sticks) took one out nothing, tried other one alone nothing, tried them in different slots nothing, and also i took them both out assuming i would here the beep at boot up but DID NOT.

Other then that the only thing i read about is bad power supply , processor or the vid card is going bad. Although these are all possible it is brand new so i thought i would try my luck here maybe there are a couple of other things you guys know of. here are a couple things about it.

ASUS M2n SLI am2 NForce 560

NVidia 8600 gt 1gb pcie

1gb ddr2 pc6400 RAM


windows xp home

500 gb sata II 3.0 gb 16mb 7200 rpm

and i believe a 550 watt power supply

That is all i can tell ya from what I have at this very moment, if ya need more info just tell me and i will try to get it. Thanks for your time guys.

Answer:New computer (monitor in power save mode) cannot boot

it sounds like the monitor is not receiving a signal from the pc and so stays in power save mode. the usual cause for this is a graphics card problem. do you have another pc you can swap graphics card with to test?

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Hello, I have a dell XPS 420 using windows 7.  The computer hasn't given me any real problems a few weeks ago it had trouble booting up and went to system restore to fix any issues it may have had.  After that it booted and shut down up perfectly fine with no problems.  It was unplugged a few days ago while I was moving and was plugged back up yesterday when the monitor displayed the "entering power save mode."  I've tried swapping monitors, holding the power button down while the computers unplugged, removing/putting the graphics card back in, and trying different cables.  There are no beeps and the diagnostic lights aren't lit up to show if there are any issues.  You can hear the computer loading to the windows login screen.  The power button lights up blue and the miniview displays welcome and has the slideshow screen.  I tried taking the CMOS battery out and tried booting that way since I was told that it shouldn't keep it from booting up, but I get a message that says system low on voltage and it doesn't start.  I'm not sure if it's a power supply, graphics card, or motherboard issue.  Can a graphics card just go out without warning?  It's only about 2 years old.  Thanks for your help! Here is a list of my system components.PROCESSOR, Q6600, 2.4, 8MB, CDKE, G0DN0041Assembly, Heatsink, PRFMC Shroud, MATRIX TANK DESKTOPKR4901ASSEMBLY, CHASSIS, PWA INTEGRATED, 375W,... Read more

Answer:Monitor enters power save mode on boot up

It sounds to me more like a Monitor power saving mode than a failing vid-card...Have you tried all the monitor buttons to see ? ?

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the monitor power light just blinks green

Answer:Monitor power light blinks green on boot

do you get any beeps when the machine starts?check the video cable is connected correctly to machine and monitor.try another video you see the post messages?check that your video card is correctly seated.i hate computers!but cant help myself....

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I had a power surge while my PC was turned on. Everything died. At first I thought nothing worked because when I pressed the On button, nothing happened at all with the PC or the monitor. I went through some forums and found that I should check the power supply. I changed the 5Amp fuse in the power supply. As soon as I did this and plugged it back in, the monitor which is powered by the PC clicked on and showed the test screen. But still, when I press the On button on the PC nothing happens at all. As you can tell from this email I have minimal expertise with PCs. Can anyone advise?

Answer:power surge - now pc wont boot but monitor works

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Hello there, im new to these forums and all that jazz.

Anyways, last week my computer was running completely fine. Then a few days ago it just stopped loading up properly. I have a 2004 Dell of some sort, and im 99% sure the video card is an Nvidia, not sure what make. I have had the video card in my computer for about 2 years, and it has worked perfectly fine.

Here's the problem: The computer loads up, because i can click caps lock, etc on the keyboard and see the lights change, but the monitor just stays blank. The light is orange, and when i click any of the monitor buttons a message on the screen comes up saying "In Power Save Mode, Press any key on keyboard or move mouse". When i click any of the keys or move/click the mouse nothing happens. I need help figuring out how to solve this annoying power save problem

Also, i have tried hooking my monitor up with 2 different towers and it runs perfectly. And i have tried hooking my tower up with a different monitor and i get the same problem as with my regular tower

Answer:Monitor staying in power save mode on boot

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I was working on my computer when the monitor spontaneously went into Power Saver mode and turned off. I was forced to do a hard shut down using the power button. I tried restarting the computer and got to the Windows logo before the screen went into Power Saver mode again. After another hard shut down, I restarted and only got to the Dell screen before losing the monitor again. A few more tries produced various results – in some cases, the monitor continued to go out from the Dell screen, while in some cases it would just sit on the Dell screen indefinitely, there was even one time through that it reached the auto-chkdsk stage, but promptly died a few minutes into that. I can select F2 or F12 from the Dell screen – but it doesn’t actually enter the BIOS setup or the Boot menu before the monitor dies again. It seems as though it sometimes finishes POST and other times it doesn’t, though I don’t hear any beeps in either case. (Yes, there is an internal speaker connected.)
It strikes me as being a problem with the BIOS or the video card – but it is really hard for me to tell. There could be a problem with the OS on the drive, but it doesn’t seem to get far enough in the boot process for me to think that’s the problem. I’ve read a number of posts with similar symptoms, but they don’t seem to ever run into the problem of not even being able to get into the BIOS setup or Boot menu, so it’s hard to know if they&rsquo... Read more

Answer:My monitor keeps going into Power Saver mode and my computer won’t boot.

Nobody can possibly help you unless you post the exact PC model and version of Windows.

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I'm new to the forum, and i can't find a place to post my question. it's a hardward problem, but of the minor, and therefore "other" category??? i push power-on sw. for computer, and it turns on [i see the fans come on], but within seconds it turns off, before the monitor can illuminate. i do this two or three times, sometimes turning the main I/O switch off. sometimes the single beep sounds. somehow after "X" number of these combinations of I/O switching with pushing of pwr sw the power manages to stay on long enough that the monitor lights up, and all is well. I am only guessing at this, but maybe i've got the pwr sw installed on wrong pins?but i can't find a wiring diagram for this mobo; can't find its brand and model i mean. this is an old and fine unit. using Athlon 700mHz cpu, 3 dimms of 256MB each; ethernet from router. just installed new 160GB HD. even weirder is: i have another pc that i've been hacking around on, switching out power supplies and cleaning fans, and it suddenly started having this same kind of failure--i power on, and it starts just long enough to 'fail'. ouch, i hate that. can't find any problems at all with surge protector or any 110 V. problems. most important, tho--when the first mentioned problem pc is running, it is magnificent--i'm reinstalling the OS including security and virus stuff anew,. So it has to reboot, occasionally, and it always does so successfully; and the ... Read more

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Have owned my A30-203 for 18 months without a problem - last night I shut the lid and left it in hibernate mode as I often do. Came back about 2 hours later - lifted lid - nothing. It usually wakes up and waits for a mouse click to continue. Wouldn't respond to ctrl-alt-del or any key strokes. Power button didn't do anything either. Had to disconnect mains and battery. Restored power and pressed power button - machine returned to the post-hibernation point! Machine has also locked up - ignoring all keystrokes/mouse clicks. Tried deleting 'hiberfil.dat' file from system files in case this was corrupt - didn't work. Problem remains. Have disabled hibernation function now. Machine has locked up since. Have also noticed that the cooling fans seem to stay on longer (and louder) than previously. Laptop is still covered by Dixons Coverplan warranty - but not sure if the topics I've mentioned are covered. Help!

Answer:A30-203 hibernates then doesn't 'wake up!'

Hi adixon

I don?t know how often you use hibernation mode but my experience is that if you use hibernation mode constantly it can happen that the notebook is a little bit ?confused?. I use hibernation mode in my office after work but once in a while it is recommendable to make a restart or switch the notebook off.

I am pretty sure that there is no any kind of hardware malfunction. I will not force you to make this but I am also sure that reinstallation of OS with Recovery CD can solve your problem. Before you take it to the service partner try to reinstall the notebook alone.

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I've never changed the settings, but my new Dell with windows 8 doesn't like to wake from sleep mode. Sometimes it wakes OK, sometimes I have to do a power off shutdown then restart. Has anyone had this problem? If so, how did you fix it? Thanks.

Answer:My Dell doesn't like to wake

A common problem for resume/waken failures are Windows drivers. Updating to the latest drivers possible can fix this problem, but as Windows 8 is rather new it may be a while till you get updated drivers for all your devices. Your best bet is to check the manufacturers web sites.

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After a made an upgrade of BIOS to version 1.5, my qosmio doesn't wake up again. It shows me the first image with the slogan of Toshiba and next step it just doesn't go further. what should I do?

+Message was edited: non-English language has been removed+

Answer:Qosmio X70-A-12K doesn't wake up

To be honest it is not easy to say what is wrong there. I don't know if there is some problem with BIOS update.
Have you tried to enter BIOS settings?
What happen when you try to use F12 button at start-up? Is there some reaction?

Please note: use English language only.

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i recently bought a new Asus laptop and having the following issue:

I set the screen to turn off after 1 min of inactivity, but it doesn't wake up after hitting any button or using trackpad and i can only hold the power button and do a restart.. Very frustrating.

The laptop isn't fully asleep because i can here the fan working.
How do i change this so the keyboard stays funcional to wake up the screen?

Thanks in advance!
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6700HQ CPU @ 2.60GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 94 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 8090 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M, -2048 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 121327 MB, Free - 57315 MB; D: Total - 953867 MB, Free - 953540 MB;
Antivirus: Norton Security, Updated and Enabled

Answer:Screen doesn't wake up

I noticed this also happens manually.. when i press fn + f7 to turn off the screen, after this i cannot do anything but restart the laptop by holding the on/off button.

Any ideas on this please?

thank you

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my X240 does not wake up from sleep/deep sleep.The machine is connected to the power adapter, battery inserted. Once it falls into sleep for more than ~ 20min, it does not react to key trokes mouse moves or power button.Instead, I need to unplug the power supply and press the reset button. Sometimes I even need to remove the battery otherwise the reset button would not workAll drivers are up to date, BIOS as well. Have seen similar posts up here but also elsewhere - offered solutions ranged from BIOS update, driver roll backs till even mother board replacements.Have not been in touch with a Lenovo service center yet, hope to resolve things by myself. Is there any straight forward solution? Thx

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Yes, I know that there are similar threads on this problem but none has the solution for mine.

Basically, I cannot use Remote Desktop to connect to my PC which runs Windows 7 x64 Ultimate when the PC is in sleep mode. The problem didn't exist when I used Win 7 x32 before.

Here's some information that could be helpful for you in detecting the problem.

- My PC is connected to the internet through a wireless router. The IP address is fixed (through TCP/IPv4 property). Note that I can use RD when this PC is on.

- The wireless adapter is Dell Wireless 1505 WLAN mini-card. In the device manager/Power Management, I have all 3 options ("Allow the Computer to turn off this device", "Allow this device to turn the computer", and "Only allow a magic packet") checked. I have tried all combination of these options but none works.

Answer:Wake On Lan doesn't work


Make sure these settings are also enabled.

If you do not have those settings, try looking for a network adapter driver update.

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Hey guys,
I'm L730 user and I'm on the latest .321 build. I have this very irritating issue ie. my alarm tone is too low that I can't hear it while I'm asleep. I had to go back into time and buy an conventional Alarm Watch.
Anybody else have this problem too? Anybody figured how to sort it out?

Answer:My Alarm doesn't want me to Wake Up!!!

make sure if the media+apps volume is at the highest. Other wise it seems more of a hardware issue. I own a lumia 730 but do not face this issue as i have a everyday alarm for 5.30 in the morning.
Do ringtones during incoming calls and music also plays too low?

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When I close the lid of my HP dv2045 the computer goes into sleep mode. That's good, but about 10% of the time it doesn't want to wake up again. The "fix" I use is to give it a hard shutdown and reboot. Power settings are typical for a laptop. I'm wondering if anybody knows of a method of waking it with a dark screen up.

Answer:Laptop doesn't always wake up

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Hello,         I have been using this new machine for last 2 months and am experiencing this issue from time to time. When I don't work on the laptop, I just close the lid. After some time, I see that the red led light on the lid goes blinking on slow pace - that tells me the machine has gone into sleep mode. Now, when I come back to the machine later, usually I see either the red led is still blinking or completely gone off. I open the lid, the machine wakes up and I can start working on.       However, at times, when I come back, I see that the red led on the lid is constantly on. In those occasions, when I open the lid, the machine doesn't "wake up". I see that the greed led on the power button is constantly on - so that kind of indicates that the machine IS probably awake. But, the screen is black/empty as if its still sleeping. In these situations, I normally end up with force restarting the machine - making me to reopen all the  applications once again, if not loosing some work/data.        Is there anywya I can tweak any setting or follow any best practice - that can prevent this issue from re-ocurring?         Thank you very much in advance for your suggestions.

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Running a self built system that was working nicely for over a year,now when I put it in sleep mode it won't wake up without pushing the power button and then sometimes I have to switch the power off on the back of the system and let it sit for a minute before it will restart. Running Windows 7 Ultimate

Answer:Sleep doesn't wake up like it used to

Did you install SP1? Have you checked for driver updates for chipset and video? What else is supposed to wake the computer? Mouse? Keyboard? Check Power Management settings for those devices in Device Manager.

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Win 7, 64bit, desktop computer doesn't always wake from sleep mode.

I have to switch off the computer and then power up again. Screen states "resuming windows".

Windows button>shut down shows only a sleep option (no hibernation option shown)

Power option is set to "Balanced", display off 25min, put to sleep 40 min

Allow hybrid sleep is "ON"

Hibernate after is set to "never"

Answer:Desktop doesn't always wake up.

You do not see hibernate as a shut down option because hybrid sleep is enabled.
If you disable hybrid you will have hibernate as a shut down option.
If you disable hybrid I expect you will also get an error message when you restart the PC after a wake up from sleep failed.

Hybrid sleep uses both Sleep and Hibernation when the PC goes to sleep.
It saves the Windows session to RAM (for sleep) and hiberfil.sys file (for hibernation).
If there is an error waking up from sleep, the PC resumes from hibernation.
That is why you see the "resuming windows" when the wake from sleep fails.

I'm not sure why the wake up fails for you sometimes.
One guess is it could be an issue with maintaining the necessary low voltage required for the RAM while sleeping.
If the PSU or MB don't maintain the required voltage to RAM for sleep, seems like that could cause this issue.
Perhaps sometimes the Windows session is not written correctly to RAM when going to sleep.

How do you wake up the PC (Power button, Keyboard, Mouse, etc.)?
Do you get a single beep when the PC wakes up correctly?

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In recent weeks whenever my laptop goes into sleep mode, the keyboard doesn't work at all after I "wake up" the computer. It also happens sometimes when I change users (w/o logging off)

I tried to restore to a date before this started, but no change (unless I'm wrong about the date). I re-installed the keyboard drivers, but that didn't work either.

Any more ideas?

Answer:Keyboard doesn't Wake up.

Are you using the latest drivers for your keyboard?

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I have my monitor set to go to sleep after 15 minutes of inactivity. Once it goes to sleep, it doesn't wake back up unless I either restart the computer or power cycle the display. Being that the BIOS wakes it up with no problem, I assume my computer just isn't sending the wake signal. By the way, the monitor is a Hanns-G HH281.

I have PCI-e link state power management turned off and input auto-search on the monitor turned off. No matter what I try I can't seem to get it to wake up normally. Once it goes to sleep, I have about 10 seconds to move the mouse or press a key to get it turn on, but once the light turns orange and it displays no signal, I have to power cycle it.

Can anyone offer some insight into this issue? Thanks!

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Ok, so here's the deal. whenever I leave my computer on and it goes idle and shuts the monitor off I can't turn it back on without a reboot. It will turn on if it only turned off a few minutes ago but after an hour or so it won't come back. Anybody have a clue as to what this might be?

Answer:Computer doesn't want to wake up.

go to decive manager then find your mouse > right click it and click properties > click power managment tab and make sure that the "allow this decive to take the computer out of standby" is checked

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I have a T400 with Windows Vista 32bit SP1 (now SP2) and sometimes my ThinkPad won't wake up from sleep. I have hybrid sleep disabled and I have Hibernation disabled aswell as the Hibernation Idle timer set to 60000 minutes.  If I put the laptop into sleep mode right now with Fn+F4, it goes into sleep fine and if I hit Fn+F4 a few seconds later it will wake up just fine. But, if I put it into sleep, then put the laptop in the laptop bag, open it up at work and hit Fn+F4 nothing happens. The cresent moon light is still on along with the battery light but it does not come out of sleep.  Any ideas? Is this a hardware issue or could putting in a bag have something to do with it not coming back from sleep (maybe the heat it gives off while sleeping is too much to be in a closed environment?). thanks

Answer:T400 sometimes doesn't wake from sleep

Will your T400 wake up if you press just the Fn button? If not, what happens when you press the silver power button?

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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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I saw one of the features of Windows 7 was the instant on after the screen on a laptop is closed. However, on my Samsung Q330 - If I open the screen I have to press the power button to get the computer to wake. How can I change this so when the screen is opened the computer wakes up?

Thank you.

Answer:Open lid and Windows doesn't wake?

Some laptops do not have that ability...sadly. Its a hardware and or a hardware driver issue.

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I'm not sure if this is the right place to post laptop HP ProBook 4540s..i just bought it...i make it to go to stanby mode..but when i press the ON button..from the lights I see the laptop is ON..i hear windows sounds..but I don't see any picture..if I'm not mistaken it happens with both standby and hibernation modes

can anyone suggest anything? thanx

Answer:Laptop doesn't wake up from hibernation

When the laptop is in hibernation what happens if you press a key, not the On button?

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Hello, I've just purshased a new Acer Aspire E5-771 (IGP, not Nvidia).When I get into deep sleep, it can wake-up normally. I mean that after pressing power button and booting Windows, it comes back to my opened session.But wen I get in simple sleep (close the lid or press Alt+F4), it cannot wake up. Let me be precise. Wen it is in simple sleep, the orange LED is blinking. If I open the lid, nothing happens. If I press a keystroke, the LED becomes quickly blue and then switches off (1/10 second). No noise, no image. Nothing else happen. I have to press power button to switch on the computer, but I lose my session and have to boot all of Windows. It does this from the beggining, even with my updated drivers and with the last 1.15 BIOS. Except this simple sleep issue, everything seems to be fine. I'm almost sure that it is a software or a BIOS issue but doesn't know how to solve it. Do you have any idea ? Thanks

Answer:My new Acer Aspire E5-771 doesn't wake up after sl...

Go to Power Options/Change Plan Settings/ Change advanced power settings/Sleep and click the + sign and Make sure "Allow Hybrid sleep" is off and "Hibernate after" is never.

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Hi all! I have a Lenovo Flex 2 Pro with windows 10 and it doesn't wake up after I put the laptop in suspension mode. The backlight is on and also the fan starts, but the screen is still black. Any solution? The hibernation works well

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nokia lumia 735 screen does not show automatically when alarm goes off

Answer:Why doesn't my screen wake on the alarm?

Under 8.1 Cyan and above... Alarms will work above the lock screen and you should still see interactive buttons. This is normal. You can still unlock the phone after interacting with the alarm, yes?

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