Waking Computer after it been put to sleep

Powerspec / Psb610
October 7, 2009 at 11:37:32
Specs: Microsoft Windows Vista Business, 2.992 GHz / 2037 MB
I have been having a problem waking my computer from sleep.What happens is I have it set to go to sleep after 2 hours and then I wake it by clicking my mouse,but if I put it to sleep ,when I try to wake it, the hard drive comes on but the screen stays black.I had this problem before and it was fixed by changing the power options on the advanced settings, but I don`t remember what they were.Would someone please help this is driving me crazy because when I can`t wake it up I have to do a restart and redo all my cookies and settings.


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#1
October 7, 2009 at 13:09:22
Is this computer desktop or laptop? If the former there is no reason to use hibernate/sleep/standby.

i_Xp/VistaUser


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#2
October 7, 2009 at 16:01:20
why not like I said I had it working before and it`s so much quieter.

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#3
October 7, 2009 at 20:41:44
Do you have the hard drive set to power down when going into sleep mode ? Try disabling that feature.

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#4
October 8, 2009 at 08:02:49
Problems with Standy or Hibernate not working correctly are usually due to someone having re-loaded Windows without them loading the main chipset drivers for the mboard after Setup has finished. .

It is likely that if you load the main chipset drivers, your problem will go away.

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#5
October 8, 2009 at 09:31:49
I have done everything suggested I`m now waiting to see what happens.I should also let you know that this trouble only happens if the computer is asleep for a long time.Example when I put it to sleep at night 1am and try wakinging at 7am I have a problem it will turn on hard drive but not the monitor.Well let see what happens now with the driver download.

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#6
October 8, 2009 at 11:29:48
As XPUser has pointed out, why would you even want to have a desktop computer running and going into Standy or Hibernate mode, especially when you're not going to be using the computer for a long time, such as while you're sleeping?
If nothing else, the hard drives have a limited life span - you're wasting a good part of that life span if you have the computer running when you don't need to have it running . The interior of your desktop case accumlates "mung" - dust, lint, etc., in direct proportion to the time the computer is running - that "mung" will accumlate faster per the time you're actually using the computer if you have the computer running when you don't need to have it running.

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#7
October 8, 2009 at 14:11:37
But if I shut it down for the night instead of to sleep then I will lose all my logins won`t I?

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#8
October 8, 2009 at 14:36:21
If the computer is in S3 sleep mode, or in hibernation, I doubt that it accumulates much dust, if any, since none of the fans are running, etc. In addition, one also has to consider the strain on the components when the computer is restarted, rather than just brought out of sleep mode or hibernation. There are pros and cons to using sleep mode or hibernation in desktops.

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#9
October 8, 2009 at 14:44:23
I don`t understand I do not have hibernation on my system

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#10
October 8, 2009 at 20:19:04
"But if I shut it down for the night instead of to sleep then I will lose all my logins won`t I?"


Logins? Only one Login, at most, is necessary for your User.
If you're the only User, if you don't use a password, you don't need to Login at all. Yes, it takes a few minutes for your desktop to load - big deal.


kx5m2g

"In addition, one also has to consider the strain on the components when the computer is restarted, rather than just brought out of sleep mode or hibernation."

I've heard that argument countless times, but it's one of those things that is not a significant factor in the real world, unless you've got a system that runs hotter than it should . The only time I have ever left my computers on overnight is when I needed to receive a fax automatically, a handfull of times, or when I was running some time consuming test I didn't want to quit, maybe a dozen times. I sometimes leave the computer on during the day for several hours unattended, but most of the time I shut it down when I know I'm not going to be using it for a while, I usually have absolutely no need to leave it on when I'm sleeping, and that applies to most people.


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