My teenage computer

Toshiba / Satellite l655d
December 3, 2011 at 10:49:08
Specs: Windows XP, Pentium 4/2gb
My (actually my parents') computer is from 2005, but it still runs fine and does everything they require from a computer.

That being said, it IS getting rather old for a computer, and I'm wondering if that might be what's going on. The hard drive was getting flaky, so I did a complete bit for bit image onto a larger drive and replaced it. However, now, when we try to set the computer to sleep, it goes to sleep, but has trouble waking up. The light on the front stays orange, but you can hear the fan and hard drive spin up to full speed (and stay at full speed). Nothing else happens. Any ideas?

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December 3, 2011 at 11:35:13
Those energy saving features are designed for laptop's and mini's, just set the monitor to sleep after 10 min or more of not being used.

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December 3, 2011 at 20:50:55

I have used sleep on desktops since about when XP came out. My XP ran for 9 years and was always put into sleep at night and restarted about once every two or three months or when required by an update or install. My Windows 7 systems also always go into sleep at night without problems.

That said, you should try a system restore, if there was an error in copying the drive or due to a bad bit on the old drive, the system restore files of the system files may be unaffected so doing a restore to a point listed as a week or two before the change over may fix the problem. Certainly worth the trouble to try.

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December 4, 2011 at 09:24:54
Bit for bit is no good. It just copied all the errors to the new drive.

Reload it from OEM media. Be sure you know how to get it working if you bork it. Better make a ntbackup with system state before you attempt. Get a live linux cd too.

Be sure you tell them it may never work after you try to fix it.

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