HP sleep set to never, wont

Compaq / Gx632aa-aba sr5333wm
February 6, 2011 at 01:09:07
Specs: Windows Vista, 2.2 GHz / 1981 MB
HP pavillion with Vista Home Premium won't wake. so I set the computer to put the monitor to sleep after 20 minutes, and the hard disk to never. After being inactive overnight the computer wouldnt respond i had to hard shut it down and restart it.The keboard and mouse are set to wake the computer. The monitor wakes but screen is blank as the HHD appears to be asleep Any soloution for this?

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February 6, 2011 at 05:42:32
Try going into power options again and create a Custom profile. Save it and use that. I read somewhere that there's a little glitch in the way it works. I've done this and it works fine.

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February 6, 2011 at 08:10:56
Windows must have the proper info about the ACPI capabilities of the mboard, including how Standby and Hibernate are supported by the mboard.

If you have re-loaded Windows from scratch, if you did not load the main chipset drivers for your mboard after Setup was finished, Windows probably doesn't have that info.

Whenever you load Windows from a regular Windows CD (or DVD) from scratch, after Setup is finished you must load the drivers for the mboard, particularly the main chipset drivers, in order for Windows to have the proper drivers for and information about your mboard hardware, including it's AGP or PCI-E, ACPI, USB 2.0 if it has it, and hard drive controller support. If you have a generic system and have the CD that came with the mboard, all the necessary drivers are on it. If you load drivers from the web, brand name system builders and mboard makers often DO NOT have the main chipset drivers listed in the downloads for your model - in that case you must go to the maker of the main chipset's web site, get the drivers, and load them.

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