my computer goes into a comatose state

July 28, 2011 at 13:47:56
Specs: Windows Vista
my computer goes into a coma? it shuts down but power is still on keyboard and mouse unresponsive and monitor says no input

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July 28, 2011 at 15:06:29
LMAO! Get the paddles! Bzzzzzzzzzt! Shock it!

Check the Vista Power Settings 1st:

Your system may be going into Hibernation. Then you have to rewake it by pressing the Power button again.

If Hibernation is not enabled, you may have a hardware issue.

Make / Model / age of PC Mike?

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July 28, 2011 at 17:43:19
ok i changed a few option based upon the article you sent. i also looked for hibernation ut cannot find it. my computer was or has always been set to never sleep. the computer i am running is an acer aspire m3800 with 64bit vista, e5200 intel pent proc, 4gb ddr3, 640 gb hdd,and an intel gma x4500 integrated vga. hope that helps. it currently runs anywhere from 2 hours to sometime while i am asleep and as i mentioned before the mouse and keyboard do not "wake it up" and you mentioned pressing the power button this does not work either. but it shows that my power is still on due to the lights being lit and fans running. sidenote..... cpu temp at its hottest in bios was 28c, system temp is 41c and cpu fan speed ranged from 1149-1178. (i understand in bios that the computer is not working as hard so the temp and fan speeds are lower than actual working temps and rpm's, but theese from everything i have seen online apear to be in the low range) i really hope that this info helps and all trojans have been removed and java uninstalled at this time so that i could create a backup on an external harddrive. have a great day and im not ready to bring out thoose paddles yet. mike

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July 28, 2011 at 20:17:50
Well...these can be tough to diagnose Mike. Could be your monitor, the video cable, the PSU, the MOBO, RAM etc.

- Test your monitor on another PC if possible, or try a different monitor on your PC.

- I'd turn off ALL power options in Power management for testing to see if things stay on.

- Check Windows Event viewer for possible indications of issues.

- Make sure your PC BIOS is up to date

- Make sure Vista is up to date on SP2

- I'd check the MOBO for bad capacitors:

- If MOBO caps look ok, I'd pull everything off MOBO - PCI cards, video cards, ram, CPU heat sink, power connections, blow it out with compressed air & reseat everything.

Decent article here along these lines:

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