Solved Win 7,desktop computer doesn't always wake from sleep

Microsoft Windows 7 professional sp1 64-...
February 2, 2014 at 14:35:30
Specs: Windows 7, 16
Hello all

I am trying to figure out how can i get my computer and also my friend's computer to work correctly in the sleep mode. Now we booth have an I7 with 32 GIG of ram. I am trying to get the power plan to work so that the monitor will go off in 1 hour and the computer go to sleep in 2 hours but it will just not work. The computer comes back on by it's self or when we try to touch the mouse to wake up the computer it just will not come not come on then we need to restart the computer our self.

Any help would be nice

Thanks


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#1
February 2, 2014 at 20:28:01
Sleep Mode is not recommended for desktops unless it's connected to a UPS. Anyhow, try using the space bar to wake it up.

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#2
February 2, 2014 at 20:32:27
Disable USB suspend and possibly Hard drive also.

Go to Control Panel> Power Options>Edit Plan Settings> Change Advanced Power Settings> USB Settings> USB Selective Suspend Settings> Disabled.


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#3
February 3, 2014 at 04:27:48
✔ Best Answer
Sleep mode works FINE for desktop users since it is a hybrid sleep (not the same as a laptop) as per Microsoft, but avoid hibernate. I have found that when I have come across this it turned out that setting the hard drive to 'Never' suspend did the trick. When the hard drive powers down through Windows (experienced in XP and 7) then going into and out of sleep is a problem. When the machine is in sleep mode, the hard drive powers down anyway so there is no reason for it to do it separately.
Here is what Microsoft says about Sleep, including on desktops:
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/...

Edit:
I have been using sleep mode on desktops regularly on Windows 95, 98, 2000, XP, 7, and 8.1, at home and at work since 1995 without issue except occasionally the hard drive power down issue which is an easy fix. This includes 7 desktops at home over the years (3 'family' machines and later individual machines), and with the latest generation, about two dozen Windows machines at work and ten Macs that were just sold off.
Note: I always recommend a UPS on all machines.

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

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#4
February 3, 2014 at 05:24:52
Wow great answers this morning. I can't thanks you all. But i can only select 1 best answer and i guess i will select Fingers and not because all others are not good. All the other answers are all good.

Thanks all


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#5
February 3, 2014 at 15:38:46
You are quite welcome.

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


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