Computer goes to sleep and does not wake up!!!

September 7, 2019 at 01:00:47
Specs: Windows 10
When my computer is on and I have to leave it for a while lets say 15 mins then the screen saver kicks in, I have a text that revolves and that spins fine...but when I come back and move the mouse it sometimes takes a long time to get back to desktop screen and if there is a programme running it more often then not does not restart again..
A lot of the time I have to a hard reset (switch of holding down power button) and then after a while start up again. Any ideas?

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#1
September 7, 2019 at 01:10:38
Is it a Laptop or PC?
Does pressing the ESC button help?

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#2
September 7, 2019 at 01:52:35
Make and model too?

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#3
September 7, 2019 at 02:57:17
Pressing the ESC button does not help.
What I have done in the passed is Ctrl-Alt-Delete and only very occasionally has that worked to kick it into life but still take a very long time.
As for make of computer it is a built one I put together many years ago.
It is a PC not laptop. Windows 10 4GB RAM 64 bit operating system Intel core i7 CPU
950 @3.07 GHz

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#4
September 7, 2019 at 03:04:38

Make sure Hibernate is disabled.

How to Change Power Plan Settings in Windows 10
http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/...
Solve power and sleep problems in Windows 10 after upgrading ( includes how to troubleshoot )
http://www.rawinfopages.com/tips/20...
Shut down, sleep, or hibernate your PC ( Applies to: Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 7 )
https://support.microsoft.com/en-au...
Hibernate
This option was designed for laptops and might not be available for all PCs. (For example, PCs with InstantGo don't have the hibernate option.) Hibernate uses less power than sleep and when you start up the PC again, you’re back to where you left off (though not as fast as sleep).
Use hibernation when you know that you won't use your laptop or tablet for an extended period and won't have an opportunity to charge the battery during that time. First check to see if this option is available on your PC and if it is, turn it on.


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#5
September 7, 2019 at 21:23:49
Personally I have found this:
In power settings DISABLE hard drive powering down.
Use sleep (Hybrid sleep for desktops) when needed or wanted.
The conflict comes when the hard drive is powered down at the same time or just before it goes into hybrid sleep. Hybrid sleep keeps a copy in RAM and on the hard drive but with the hard drive powered down it cannot complete this task and gets hung up and fails to wake properly.
When the system n in sleep the hard drive is powered down anyway so it is not necessary for the setting anyway.
I have always used Sleep (Hybrid) on my desktops and I found this out many years ago (Windows 95 I think). I usually just let the monitor power down during the day but use the sleep at night.
Note that Windows XP could run continuous for at least a month between restarts, Windows 7 for at least a week between restarts, but Windows 10 needs to be restarted or at least shut down daily or errors creep in. In fact even if shut down daily, you need to use the "Restart' feature with Windows 10 weekly to clear out the junk that MS thinks you want to keep track of.

I see no reason for screen savers on modern monitors so unless you need to use a pass worded screen saver for security they are probably best not used. (my opinion)....

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#6
September 9, 2019 at 07:16:26
> I see no reason for screen savers on modern monitors so unless you need to
> use a pass worded screen saver for security they are probably best not
> used. (my opinion)....
>

Computer locking (via password) is an option on most/any screen-saver, but the locking feature exists on itself, and does not require a screen saver. It can be invoked this way:

CTRLT-ALT-DEL
Lock this computer

:)

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#7
September 9, 2019 at 07:25:20
> When my computer is on and I have to leave it for a while lets say
> 15 mins then the screen saver kicks in, I have a text that revolves
> and that spins fine...but when I come back and move the mouse
> it sometimes takes a long time to get back to desktop screen
> and if there is a programme running it more often then not does
> not restart again..

I see it is a PC, not a laptop, which would be first question. I see you have Windows 10 with 4 Gigs of memory ... pretty low.
Seems like a tricky one. Do you ever have start up problems with this machine ?
Or, it may just be Windows having issues with itself. I wouldn't use either Sleep or Hibernation, but that is just my advice. Computers these days start up pretty fast, I don't see the point.

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#8
September 9, 2019 at 14:16:16
" I wouldn't use either Sleep or Hibernation, but that is just my advice. Computers these days start up pretty fast, I don't see the point."

My computer starts in seconds but I use sleep (Hybrid for desktop) and leave a certain amount of things open for the next day.
As I mentioned I solved this years ago discovering that the hard drive powering down (not necessary for SSD drives anyway) conflicts with waking from hybrid sleep even though Windows default power settings have been default for this for a very long time. It has become one of the first things I do on a new build after drivers and updates, even before I put my personal stuff back on the system if it for myself.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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