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Groggy wake-up from SLEEP, Hybrid-Sleep or Hibernate?

Q: Groggy wake-up from SLEEP, Hybrid-Sleep or Hibernate?

Whether I choose any option other than to turn PC off, instead of tapping spacebar on my MS wireless keyboard I have to tap the button for power on the tower, then the monitor turns on as the fan runs, but always a black screen. So then I have to do a manual boot and select to start normally.
Started a week ago, around the same time as a graphics card failure. I installed a new PNY GeForce, updated ALL drivers on my Gateway DX4710-UB301A, (Win 7 Home Premium 64-bit, AVG antivirus free 2014) played with power management and startup config settings, trolled forums, performed malware scans, and still can't figure out the issue. 
Please help!

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Preferred Solution: Groggy wake-up from SLEEP, Hybrid-Sleep or Hibernate?

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)


The question now I've worked out that I have Hibernate & Hybrid Sleep enabled (which I think may have been the default) is, should I change it so I can hibernate from the start menu, or should I just put it in sleep mode and let that replace hibernation safe in the knowledge that during a power cut the session from the RAM will in fact be restored?

Hybrid sleep sounds like a good idea, but hibernate did always feel a little safer....

On another note sleep does take longer to kick in, and also for me (annoyingly) after I press 'sleep' on the start menu, it does eventually wind down (no more fan noise, monitor goes to standby) but only for a split second before 'waking up' immediately.

A:Hibernate or Hybrid Sleep?

I use Hybrid sleep and I like it.
It saves the Windows session to both RAM and FILE (hiberfil.sys) when going to Sleep.

For me, on wake up:
If the power did not go out during sleep, the PC Wakes from Sleep in < 5 seconds.
If the power did go out during sleep, the PC Resumes from Hibernate in apx 20-30 seconds.

I'm sure it takes longer to go to sleep because it does have to save the Session to RAM(Sleep) AND FILE(Hibernate), but that's ok for me.
I like the faster Wake Up rather than the slower Resume from Hibernate.
For me 99.99% of the time, my PC(s) Wake from sleep and hiberfil.sys is not used.

I think of Hybrid Sleep as an insurance policy...If Wake Up fails, Hibernate kicks in.
Either way, the session is restored.

The cons to using Hybrid:
- Takes longer to go to sleep
- Requires more disk space for the hiberfil.sys file (assuming you don't use hibernate)

Pros using Hybrid:
- faster wake up normally, AND slower hibernate resume as a "back up" if needed
- uses both sleep and hibernate


and also for me (annoyingly) after I press 'sleep' on the start menu, it does eventually wind down (no more fan noise, monitor goes to standby) but only for a split second before 'waking up' immediately.

Does that mean your PC sleeps for "long" periods of time with the fans running, or does it mean your PC immediately wakes up after going to sleep, or something else...?

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I have just recovered from a serious Virus/Trojan infection. Before the infection i would put my computer to hibernate before i sleep each day. But now after resetting the registry permissions and removing the malware added registry values with windows repair tool i cannot hibernate anymore! every time the screen will black out when i click hibernate, but it will not actually hibernate. when i touch my mouse or keyboard it instantly wakes up from the 'hibernation'. please help!

A:Computer Cannot Hibernate/Hybrid Sleep?

'Start / Control Panel / Power options' and check your settings, It may be that it is set 'Never to hibernate' and all that selecting 'Hibernate' at the moment is doing is turning off your monitor display, and that would explain why it is waking up immediately.
Chris Cosgrove

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I used hybrid sleep for a year without any problems.

Suddenly, since this week, Windows can't wake from it. It starts loading, I can hear the fans and the HDD spinning, but the screen stays black.

I then have to power it off completely and turn off the PSU for a few seconds to boot into Windows again.

Everything else works fine (normal booting, restarting, regular sleep, hibernate...).

I already:
- reinstalled Windows
- tested RAM with Memtest
- tested the HDD for errors
- reset BIOS

Any ideas??

(Motherboard is a GA-EP31 DS3L, a SATA and a PATA HDD, 5450 GPU.)

A:Cannot wake from hybrid sleep anymore


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Since installing Windows 7's SP1 and the mid-April security update packages this year, I've had very frequent BSOD/reboots on, or very soon (< 10 mins), after waking my PC from sleep. They average out to every other morning wake (when computer completing tasks overnight) and around one in eight other wakes. There are no minidumps for September because I accidentally turned off error logging.

Otherwise, the system seems perfectly stable when heavily multitasked, editing large video files or in graphics-intensive gaming. In the first 17 months of its life the PC BSODed 3 times, twice due to graphics card drivers with their own problems.

The Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (Full retail - single OS, one original installation) PC is:
Home-built (2 years ago)
An i5 720 with
4GB (2x2GB) GSkill Ripjaw 800 DRAM,
Gigabyte GA-P55-UD4 motherboard,
XFX ATI Radeon 5850 video card,
1TB Western Digital Caviar Black HDD (2 partitions + System) and
Corsair TX-750w PSU.
Internal, 4-year-old Sony DVD-RW & DVD-ROM drives.
USB peripherals include a couple of WD HDDs.

The system is currently set to use the hybrid sleep power setting which is by far the most appropriate for me. Within that setting, I have varied the USB power states for peripherals but with no effect.

Attempts to fix the problem include:
removing an older Creative sound card and flushed out the lingering drivers.
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A:BSODs on wake from hybrid sleep

Hi -

13 of the 29 dumps were VERIFIER_ENABLED, yet only 1/13 named a 3rd party driver - Hauppauge Nova USB2 driver -

hcwu2dtd.sys Mon Jan 12 12:46:13 2009 (496B81E5)
Check for update - http://www.hauppauge.com/site/suppor...t_pvrusb2.html

Update Gigabyte Easy Saver - mobo power utility driver -

gdrv.sys Thu Mar 12 23:22:29 2009 (49B9D175)

Check virtual memory settings. It appears you turned page file turned off on Oct 4..?


Caption=c:\ 'pagefile.sys'
Description='pagefile.sys' @ c:\
SettingID=pagefile.sys @ c:
Please reset to system managed, all drives.

ntfs.sys, bugcheck 0x24 and possible I/O error showed up. Run HDD diags -
SeaTools for DOS - http://www.techsupportforum.com/2828431-post7.html

The remaining 12/13 VERIFIER_ENABLED dumps named no 3rd party driver, which is indicative of unknown hardware failure.

Event Viewer -

The system has resumed from sleep.

Wake Source: Device -USB Root Hub
What is plugged into USB ports?
" " plugged into USB hub?

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Just upgrade my server with a Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H mobo and a G630T processor. Installed Windows 7 Ultimate. For some reason I don't see the options for hybrid sleep or hibernate in advanced power options menu. Generally, I believe they are supposed to be under sleep in the advanced menu but only "Sleep After" and "Allow wake timers" are present in the menu. I haven't upgraded to a new mobo in years and in my old mobo there was an option to enable S3 sleep. This mobo has options to enable wake timer, WOL, and a couple of others but nothing to disable to enable hybrid sleep. My system seems to still go to sleep ok but the lack of the two options seems odd to me and wanted to see if anyone possibly had a similar problem.

A:Hybrid Sleep/Hibernate Not Available in Power Options

If hibernate is enabled you should have a C:\hiberfil.sys file (might be hidden...)

To turn on hibernate from an elevated CMD prompt use this command
powercfg.exe -h on

After hibernate is turned on you should have the Hybrid option in Power Options

Hibernate - Enable or Disable

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I have 4 Internal HDDs installed, 3 are SATA and 1 IDE, Whenever I wake my PC from a hybrid sleep the IDE drive no longer responds (slave drive) It causes explorer to freeze for awhile as it tries to access and the HD light stays lit until I reboot the PC.

Also Im unable to shutdown properly or reboot when this happens, I have to do a hard reset or hold the power button. (attempting to do a normal restart / shutdown always gets stuck at "logging off").

I never use to have this problem before, it seems to of started after I enabled Intel AHCI in my bios recently, but I didnt think this would effect an IDE drive? The drive works fine before the PC goes to sleep and no SMART errors are reported in HD Tune etc.

Any ideas appreciated.

A:One of my hard drives wont wake from Hybrid sleep.

If you used the intel controller to set it to AHCI mode - did you install this driver from the gigaybyte site it will update the AHCI driver and should provide correct functionality- Intel SATA RAID Driver - - GIGABYTE - Motherboard - Socket 1366 - GA-EX58-UD3R (rev. 1.6) i think its the latest version or equivalent version of the Intel Rapid Storage driver which is needed even when you dont have raid enabled. Note Im not 100% sure here as i have no gigabyte board and i cant unpack the driver to check it.

You could also update to the latest driver for your video card - long shot fix.

Otherwise Switch back to ide mode - AHCI is only usefull for hot swapping hard drives - if you have no need there is no speed difference as most modern hard drives have this enabled automatically. W7 should find the original driver upon rebooting if you just reset from AHCI to IDE mode in the bios.

If you used the microsoft fix, to be sure of success, follow this path in the registry : HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Msahci - then right click start - modify and change from 0 to 3 - then go to bios and reset back to IDE mode and reboot.

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I leave my computer on 24/7 so that it can update itself with Windows update, to run AVG virus check and etc. Should I be putting the computer into hybrid sleep instead to save on power?
Will the scheduled programs wake up the computer and run properly. I read before that there were some issues with waking computer from sleep mode.
Dell Dimension 9200 running Win 7.


A:Will computer wake up from hybrid sleep to check for updates?

Anything listed as critical will wake the computer - this can be seen by looking for the "wake this computer" checkbox checked on a scheduled task. And yes, WU will wake the computer when it's scheduled to run, even if in a sleep state (including hybrid sleep).

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No doubt this is a "hardware problem" but here goes:

My hp 6735s laptop (vista) does not wake up from sleep/hibernate if put to sleep/hibernate and left alone for more than 25 minutes. Nothing seems to wake it up, until I restart the computer by pressing down (a good long time) on the power button.

Also, the "Sleep" button on keyboard has no effect whatsoever.

Small detail: I checked control panel -> keyboard, as suggested by one site and notice that my keyboard has no support for a wake fup unction.

A:laptop does not wake from sleep / hibernate

Try changing your sleep settings.

Go to "Control Panel"

Go to "Hardware & Sound"

"Power Options"

You will see such options as "Choose What The Power Buttons Do" & "Choose What Closing The Lid Does." Poke around in here and you should find how to change the sleep settings.

I played around in here the other day. I bet this will help you.

Good luck!

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I recently replaced Linux on my laptop with Windows 7 and since then I have had a problem that when I put my machine to S3 sleep for a long period, i.e. overnight, I wake up and find that the machine is in hibernate. This is unacceptable to me because I make a habit of writing as soon as I wake up, and the ten minute delay while the machine is coming out of hibernate means that I lose my thoughts. how do I get the machine to stay in S3 sleep?

The machine is a Thinkpad R61i and the third-party battery is showing signs of age, but I always leave the machine plugged into the mains overnight. And as I said, I never had this problem when I was using Linux.

A:I go to bed and laptop is in sleep. I wake up and it is in hibernate.

Yes S4 seems to be a feature in Laptops to save drainage on the Battery ...

How long does it take the Laptop to boot ?

Surely it must be faster that way ?
Have you updated your Ram ?

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I have an inspiron 1545 running windows 7 (x64) and I am having problems waking up my computer from sleep . Usually, when I put my computer to sleep, I have problems waking up my computer. The screen stays relatively dark when I move my mouse although I can see some light coming from the bottom part of the screen (so the screen seems to be on, just not showing anything sueful). When I try to press the space bar multiple times, my computer gives me a warning ding and it plays a sound when I insert or remove my usb mouse. I've had my computer for two years and the problem just started a week ago. I was wondering if anyone has any idea what the problem might be or what tests I should run to figure out the problem.

A:Computer won't wake up from sleep or hibernate

If you plug a monitor into the laptop, what does it show when you wake the computer up?

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I've bought new laptop, installed fresh windows but get many bsod.

I run disk check (Check your hard disk for errors in Windows 7) and memory check (Diagnosing memory problems on your computer), every thing is OK.

All dump file are in this archive:
+ 2 first file (061213-7082-01, 061413-7862-01): I go away more than 15 minutes, my laptop goes to sleep, when I come back and turn it on, it shows bsod.
+ 3 next files: I checked my drivers with verifier.exe, After some test, I detect that bluetooth driver has error, it causes bsod each time my laptop restart (with verifier.exe). I removed this driver.
+ last file (061613-11481-01): happended 5 minutes ago, it alo crashes after waking up from sleep. The chrome is up to date (Version 27.0.1453.110 m).

More Info: I install windows on the second drive (SSD).

Update: I run SF_Diagnostic_Tool and upload result here.

A:BSOD after wake up from sleep/hibernate

When storage and network fail together, we must to see more information before conclude anything. Post it following the Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions.

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Have been dealing with this BSOD for a week now the only time it occurs is after the computer is awoken from sleep/hibernate. Originally thought it was due to bad drivers or drivers needing to be updated. Decided to do a complete reformat and clean install of windows and drivers. After the reformat system ran fine for two days and then got another BSOD today after awaking the CPU from sleep/hibernate. so far i haven't seen any performance losses or had any BSOD,s during normal operation or during game play. i have been only able to get the system to blue screen after it is awoken from sleep. every BSOD has given a different STOP Code. So i have decided to post the dumps for some help.

Attachment 273816

Attachment 273817

Attachment 273818

System Specs are:
CPU-Intel I7-3820 @3.60 GHz
Ram- CORSAIR Dominator Platinum 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866
Hard drives-OCZ Vertex 4 VTX4-25SAT3-128G 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)(Primary Drive)
Western Digital 1TB Caviar Black SATA Internal Hard Drive(Secondary)
Graphics Card- GIGABYTE GV-N680OC-4GD GeForce GTX 680 4GB 256-bit GDDR5
PSU- CORSAIR HX Series HX1050 1050W ATX12V / EPS12V
Optical Drive- ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner
Operating System is Windows 7 ultimate 64bit

Any help would be appreciated
Thanks Byrdman

A:BSOD After i wake CPU from Hibernate Sleep

Please "Grab All" and post a new zip: Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions

We need all the files for best analysis.

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I have an XPS 15 9550 in which I replaced its SSD and memory, and installed a fresh Windows 10 Enterprise x64.
The specs are as follows:

Computer Model
XPS 15 9550

BIOS Vendor
Dell Inc.

BIOS Version


OS Version
Microsoft Windows 10 Enterprise

Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6700HQ CPU @ 2.60GHz

Memory DIMM A

Memory DIMM B

Disk Drives
Samsung SSD 850 EVO 1TB

NVMe Samsung SSD 950

Display Adapters
Intel(R) HD Graphics 530


IDE ATA/ATAPI Controllers
Intel(R) 100 Series/C230 Chipset Family SATA AHCI Controller

Sound Devices
Bluetooth Hands-free Audio

Realtek High Definition Audio

NVIDIA Virtual Audio Device (Wave Extensible) (WDM)

Intel(R) Display Audio

USB Controllers
Intel(R) USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller - 1.0 (Microsoft)

When I close the lid of my laptop it used to go to sleep. Now I have configured it to go to hibernate. In both cases when I lift the lid again, 50% of the time the laptop does not wake up smoothly and instead it goes into a reboot; and any open windows and files I have are gone.
All my drivers are up to date.
Any recommendations of what to do to solve this problem?

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Dears ,

please i need a help on this issue , my windows keep crashing on wake from sleep or getting back from hibernate

please find the files needed attached .

Thanks a lot .

A:Windows 8 Crashed on wake from sleep or hibernate

Please upgrade or remove hotspot shield. hssdrv is the culprit, seemingly.

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System spec is below.

The problem.

I pressed the circle button with the vertical lline in Vista (from pressing Start) This sent the computer to sleep or hibanate I dont know which. I cannot get the computer to come back on. The monitor remains black (no picture) and says no signal.

I have deprived the computer of power. This was achieved by unplugging it from the wall, and removing the power cable also from the computer.

I have tried restarting the computer but to no avail. I have also removed the keyboard and mouse when I try starting up. I have also tried, holding in the power button and then restarting.

No matter what I try still no joy. No signal on the monitor. The lights in all cases come on, on the base unit and I can hear fans spinning etc.

I have read about this issue in round about ways but all of the fixes seem to rely on actually being in windows.

I'm at my wits end please help !

System Spec.

ntel? Core?2 Duo E8600 (2 X 3.33GHz) 1333MHz FSB/6MB L2 Cache
Memory (RAM)
Operating System
Genuine Windows Vista? Home Premium 32 bit Edition + SP1, CD & Licence
USB Options
Memory - 1st Hard Disk
2nd Hard Disk
3rd Hard Disk

A:Windows Hibernate sleep wake up problem

I would remove your video card and then replace it back it. Then I would watch it start up and see if anything wired goes on inside your case. If not and all looks good but there is still no monitor signal I would check to see if it is set to the right signal, the newer monitors have DVI VGA etc and you must properly select it.

If none of this helps I will look into it further.

In your specs you also say that you are using ati radeon 4870x2, a dvi card, but then you say under DVI cable "none"

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On a 8 month old machine if I let machine go into hibernate/ sleep mode with power settings it will not wake up .

I can get it going again by removing and replacing the battery .

I have done a restore to a few days ago when this problem did not exist ..same result

Any offers ? Thanks

A:After hibernate/ sleep mode Tecra M11 doesn't wake up


Can you please tell us at first which notebook model do you have and which operating system do you use?

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I'm running Windows Vista Ultimate 64bit.
AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 4200+
Asus M2V Mobo

2/3 of the time when I return to my computer and move the keyboard/mouse to wake up, Vista will resume to the login screen but both my mouse and keyboard will not work. Both devices will have no power and there is no way to wake them up besides restarting the computer! Has anybody else experienced this problem or know of a possible remedy? I would be grateful for any help. Thanks for reading!

A:Keyboard Mouse not responding when I wake/resume from sleep/hibernate

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My PC is fairly new and I'm having problems with slow shutdowns/restarts and slow sleep/wakes. Recently it seems to fail waking altogether and restarts after a while instead. Usually during waking I just have a black screen for a long time before the reset/restart but sometimes I see the Windows log-in screen but it's unresponsive.
The problem predates my CPU undervolting and doesn't seem to change when I switch RAM settings back to Auto instead of XMP (I my RAM necessitates some kind of overclock in order to function at its rated speed).

Can anyone advise how to proceed? Thanks.
System specification below. This forum has a fantastic design that eliminates the form of pasted lists of information. That's just great for preventing people from reading it. I was worried someone might have read this information.
OS: Win 10 Pro 64-bitMainboard: ASUS Z170 Pro GamingCPU: Intel i7 6700 (6th gen), Stock HSF, Undervolt Offset -0.15 V, LLC 4RAM: Corsair LPX Vengeance 2x8GB DDR4-3000 (CMK16GX4M2B3000C15)Graphics: Gigabyte NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950Sys Drive: Samsung Evo 750 SSD, 250 GBData Drives: OCZ Vertex 2 SSD, 60 GB; WDC WD1002FAEX-00Y9A0, ~1 TB; WDC WD2003FZEX-00Z4SA0, ~2 TB; WDC WD2002FAEX-00MJRA0, ~2 TB; RAID 0, ~300 GB [Maxtor 6B160MO x 2]PSU: XFX TS 750W (P1-750S-NLB9)Bluetooth: Parani UD100 Bluetooth USB AdapterMonitor: LG 21.5" W2246S-BF 16:9 Wide LCD Monitor 1920x1080 5msLogitech G500 mouse, K120 keyboard.UEFI BIOS divergence from optimised default settingsAI Overclock Tune... Read more

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Hi AllI have a problem with T470s. Sometimes after waking up from sleep or hibernate the USB 3.0 main concentrator hangs up what disallow to use fingerprint reader to log into the system. I have found a few suggestions on Internet but all of them were connected with Win 7, not Win10. When trying to install old version of driver Windows said something about wrong OS or somethin like this. Generally I was unable to insall old drivers. OS:   Microsoft Windows 10 ProVersion: 10.0.15063 Compilation 15063BIOS version: BIOS LENOVO N1WET32W (1.11 ), 2017-05-23BIOS Mode: UEFI I will appreciate any help or suggestions. Best regardsTomPal

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My wife's computer has been displaying an error ever since I enabled Hybrid Sleep & Hibernation on her computer:

Dell Vostro 1400
Vista Business SP1 - 32 Bit
Intel T7250

I created a customized power setting for her that did the following when operating under batteries:

Shuts down monitor after 5 minutes
Shuts down HDD after 15 minutes

In advances, the relevant (I think) settings are:

Sleep after - 15 minutes
Allow Hybrid Sleep - yes (on battery)
Hybernate After - 120 minutes (on battery)

When she shuts off the computer by closing the lid, the computer goes to sleep no problem. If you turn it back on within 2 hours, no problem. However, if you turn it on after the 120 minutes, she gets a message that "Windows has recovered from a serious start up error". That being said, we have not found any ill-effects after acknowledging the message. I have also attached a screen shot a details from the event viewer that captured each time it has happened.

In the interim, I have disabled Hybrid Sleep, but left the hibernation on after 120 minutes. I set the computer to hibernate, and it restarted with no error messages.

Any thoughts as to the cause of this? Is the solution a simple OS bug, and I should simply leave Hybrid Sleep off?

Any help would be appreciated.

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HelloI have a ThinkPad T420 with this characteristics: CPU: Core i5 2520mRAM: 16 GB CrucialGraphics: Intel HD and NVIDIA NVS 4200Storages:1. SAMSUN SSD EVO 850 (as OS disk in a brocket inserted instead of DVD ROM)2. WD HDD 320GB 7200 rpmI have worked for several mounts with this system perfectly and there was no problem. Newly, a bad problem has been appeared: when I put the system to sleep for a prolonged, the system won't wake up (the power LED flashing, Bluetooth LED and CPU fan being on). After force shutdown, in the boot process BSD error occurs and after several restart, finally Windows will boot. The BSD occurs when I turn on the laptop after a prolonged shutdown or hibernate also. I emphasize that the problem occurs when sleep conditions (or being turned off or hibernated) is for a long time (more than an hour) and in short time periods, there is no error!!!! The computer restart command works properly (shutting down via the Windows and booting again). I tried several solutions from internet search as followed without permanent success!1. Check disk (with /f and /r flags)2. sfc /scannow3. Power management modifications (disabling hybrid sleep, disabling HDD turn off, disabling hibernation, disabling wake up timer)4. Installing fresh Windows (Windows 7 and 10) several times5. Updating bios to the latest version6. Updating windows to the latest released updates7. Updating drivers to the latest versions8. Disabling intel SpeedStep technology from within bi... Read more

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I am posting to this forum looking for a solution to this ridiculous problem of computer not waking up (monitor-wise) when it goes to sleep.  To recreate the issue I merely walk away from computer for 10 minutes or so, come back, monitor is dark.  If I hit any key the other 2 attached montors awake but the monitor on the W540 does not.  I am sick and tired of having to reboot to get it to wake. What I've done over past two months to fix this: Tried many of the suggestions here including going back to previous "Intel" driversTried the newest Bios update  This is a nagging and (in my opion) absolutley unacceptable problem to have.  It's like stepping back 15 years to the infancy stages of laptops.  I don't get it doesn't Lenovo have a QA department?  Obvisouly not. I hate to lump in mulitple problems and won't but I also want to say the touch pad is absolutely a failure.  These two problems make the W540 more of a burden than a help.  As it is now I would never recommend a Lenovo to anyone.   Wake up Lenovo, how many posts like these do you have to see and not do anything?


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A:W540 Sleep, Hibernate, Won't wake up, new Bios driver doesn't work (3/13/2015)

I've just resolved this by going back to the 21st May 2014 driver:http://www.opendrivers.com/download/driver-167436.html

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My e5570 has the following isse.
When I put it to sleep or when it go's to sleep and I turn it on again the screen stays black.If I have a screen it does not respond to the keyboard or touchpad. It does respons to my external mouse.
Do others have this issue?
This way I'm forced to shutdown the laptop every time...

A:E5570 - WIN10PRO - Wake up from sleep/hibernate = Black screen or no responding keyboard/touchpad

Same issue here....brand new, had it about a week.   I've tried several different power/hibernate settings without success.     Screen shuts off as expected, but it doesn't reawaken...laptop is on and running, screen stays dark.    Rebooting is only option.

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I have an issue with the sleep function. The computer does not awake from sleep. When I try to do it, it behaves as if it was waking, but it never ends and there is only a black screen; the mouse and keyboard are inoperative. The only thing possible to do is a hard reboot. When it boots, it shows a notice with a minute report (in the zip file) usually saying there was a blue screen, but I NEVER see any blue screen at all.

I know the power configuration is OK because I have always used the same scheme. A powercfg ?energy report shows several errors and warnings. They refer to USB and PCI (vendor 1002=ATI motherboard), but I don?t know how to repair them.

I downloaded the drivers downloader from Rrecipester.org and downloaded and installed the drivers. They are all Broadcom Corporation signed, the brand of my USB Bluetoth attachment. I rebooted after installing, as recommended. Run powercfg ?energy again and got the same report issues (in the zip file). I don?t think the processor utilization warnings to be very important because they are low and sporadic picks. It has been like this for some time now, so I don?t have a restore point. Can someone help and tell me what I can do so solve this issue, please?

Files uploaded in the attached zip:
. Windows warning after reboot
. Windows dump and xml files (2 = 1 each)
. Powercfg -energy report
I wanted to correct the thread title, but was unable to do it. Maybe someone else can do it.

A:No Wake From Sleep BlockedI have an issue with the sleep function. T

Quite confident it's a driver issue, it will be very difficult to troubleshoot from the one included dump file though as it's incomplete and inconclusive.

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* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *

The current thread is making a bad pool request. Typically this is at a bad IRQL level or double freeing the same allocation, etc.
Arg1: 0000000000000007, Attempt to free pool which was already freed
Arg2: 000000000000109b, (reserved)
Arg3: 0000000004440006, Memory contents of the pool block
Arg4: fffffa8007c481b0, Address of the block of pool being deallocated

Debugging Details:

***** Debugger could not find nt in module list, module list might be corrupt, error 0x80070057.

Cannot get _POOL_TRACKER_BIG_PAGES type size
Cannot get _POOL_TRACKER_BIG_PAGES type size

POOL_ADDRESS: fffffa8007c481b0





LAST_CONTROL_TRANSFER: from fffffa80036544e0 to fffff800038c2d40

fffff800`00b9c360 fffffa80`036544e0 : 00000000`00000000 00000000`000007ff fffffa80`... Read more

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Sometimes this laptop refuses to come out of Sleep or Hibernate (blinking cursor) and will force a Startup Repair.

Occasionally BSOD's will occur but the previous issue mentioned is more prevalent.

Has been happening over the span of the last two months.

Appreciate any help, thanks in advance.


A:BSOD or Failed "Wake ups" from Sleep/Hibernate/Restart

Please post the following report before we proceed:Windows Genuine and Activation Issue Posting Instructions

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W7 PC wakes up from sleep every few minutes. It didn't use to. I am the builder / owner / sole user. Investigation done so far at the DOS prompt to establish the cause:

powercfg -devicequery wake_armed
(no results returned)

powercfg -waketimers
There are no active wake timers in the system

powercfg -lastwakeWake History Count - 1
Wake History [0]
Wake Source Count - 0Other ideas to try and establish the cause with please?

Many thanks.

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I used to have a feature called Hybrid sleep but now all I have is sleep. I have the proper settings in the BIOS S3 , I just do not know what happened to it? Any help with this would be appreciated.

A:Hybrid Sleep

Hibernate needs to be enabled to have the Hybrid sleep option.
Hibernate - Enable or Disable

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Unless I don't understand how it works, it seems to me that it shouldn't be that hard to incorporate; begin the hibernation process but call S3 mode instead of shutdown. Clean up upon waking as needed. Does it exist for XP already? I can't seem to find it. If not, then why not?

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Should i turn this off? Or should i just use normal sleep will do?

A:Hybrid sleep?

It really depends on you.
Hybrid sleep is a combination of Sleep and hibernate so it takes longer to shut down since it must write to your hard drive just like hibernate does. It was designed for desktop systems.

If power is retained during hybrid sleep (no power failures from the mains) then it will resume just like sleep from what is stored in RAM.

The advantage is that if a power failure occurs during hybrid sleep, it can resume from where you left off just as hibernate does, while sleep alone could not resume since the data in RAM is lost and a complete restart would be necessary.

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One day my hybrid sleep option and hibernate option just disappeared from the power option any ideas.

A:Hybrid Sleep

Hello wchen64572

According to KB934429, this problem occurs in scenarios where a race condition exists between the Monitor.sys driver and a kernel setting. To fix this problem, a hotfix must be obtained from Microsoft Online Customer Services. Or you can download the 32-bit hotfix for x86 Vista Windows6.0-KB934429-x86.msu from here.



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hi can anyone explain the hybrid sleep option in windows 7 please?
i found this site http://windows7.iyogi.net/ but a bit unsure;

The function of the Sleep and Resume feature in Windows 7:

In addition to the new and different features that come with Windows 7, Microsoft has improved the sleep function of the operating system. Windows 7 reconnects to the wireless network when you resume from standby mode. On resuming, the PC will be ready to use within a few seconds. Some of the salient features of Sleep and Resume in Windows 7 are as follows:
Sleep, Hibernation, and Hybrid
Power saving
Set-up on your computer
Sleep, Hibernation, and Hybrid
The different modes in Windows 7 are Sleep, which is a power saving mode. It allows the computer to suspend operations and basically pause itself. Sleep mode will put your settings and work in memory and draws only a small amount of power. It will resume operations as soon as you wake it. Hibernation is a different form of power saving that is used mostly on laptops. Unlike sleep, the hibernation mode will save your settings and work to the hard drive and turn itself off. Hibernation is best used when you know that you won’t be using your laptop for awhile and won’t be able to charge it. This is the mode that uses the least amount of power. Hybrid sleep is used mostly for desktop computers. It is a combination of sleep and hibernation modes hence the name hybrid. It puts any open documents and settings to memory and on your h... Read more

A:Hybrid sleep?

Quote: Originally Posted by brianzion

hi can anyone explain the hybrid sleep option in windows 7 please?
i found this site Windows 7: Help & Support, Install & Uninstall, Updates & Upgrades, Windows 7 Upgrades, Windows 7 Troubleshooting but a bit unsure;

The function of the Sleep and Resume feature in Windows 7:

In addition to the new and different features that come with Windows 7, Microsoft has improved the sleep function of the operating system. Windows 7 reconnects to the wireless network when you resume from standby mode. On resuming, the PC will be ready to use within a few seconds. Some of the salient features of Sleep and Resume in Windows 7 are as follows:
Sleep, Hibernation, and Hybrid
Power saving
Set-up on your computer
Sleep, Hibernation, and Hybrid
The different modes in Windows 7 are Sleep, which is a power saving mode. It allows the computer to suspend operations and basically pause itself. Sleep mode will put your settings and work in memory and draws only a small amount of power. It will resume operations as soon as you wake it. Hibernation is a different form of power saving that is used mostly on laptops. Unlike sleep, the hibernation mode will save your settings and work to the hard drive and turn itself off. Hibernation is best used when you know that you won?t be using your laptop for awhile and won?t be able to charge it. This is the mode that uses the least amount of power. Hybrid sleep is used mos... Read more

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I am new here. Hoping someone can help me out with this issue. I work in IT so am not a complete computer bonehead and am at my wits end with this.

My laptop is about 4 years old, it's a toshiba. For whatever reason, it started taking 5+ minutes to wake up from sleeping. If it sleeps for an hour, it's OK.. but if you leave it sleep all night and try to wake it up in the morning, it's quite cranky. After the 5+ minute wake up, it performs as normal. It was running Windows 7 Home 32 bit.

Troubleshooting steps that I have taken are as follows.

Reinstalled windows. Issue was resolved! but after about 2-3 weeks, issue came back. I thought maybe it was some type of windows update, so I reinstalled windows again and paid closer attention to the updates. Issue presented itself again after 2-3 weeks, and there were no updates immediately done prior to it starting.

I started to think maybe it was something related to my hard drive, so i performed laptop surgery and swapped out my original hard drive with a solid slate drive, and installed windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit (this laptop can support 64 bit so I figured why not upgrade.).

issue again was resolved for a few weeks, and now it's back to taking 5+ minutes to wake up again.

If you're turning the laptop on from scratch, it takes 10-15 seconds tops. if you're restarting, it's 10-15 seconds tops (man, I love SSD...)... if you're waking itup within the hour, its 1-2 seconds. But anything longer then that, 5+ minutes.

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A:Laptop extremely slow to wake up from sleep mode, 5+ minutes to wake

Hi there, have you ran any malware/anti virus scans?

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On my laptop, the drive is encrypted with TrueCrypt and I don't know whether it is better to have my PC set to sleep, hibernate or hybrid sleep when I close the lid. I kind of want the fastest, but most secure option though.

Also, in the TrueCrypt options menu it says Auto dismount when entering power saving mode. Is that sleep? And is dismounting when it encrypts it again?

Sorry for being so unaware of terms.

A:Should I use hybrid sleep on my laptop?

Well, sleep is one of the power saving modes. I use TrueCrypt on some external drives but I've never used it on the OS drive.

Hopefully someone here knows and will see this thread. TrueCrypt does have a forum you can check out. If you go there and find anything useful on this issue it would be helpful if you would update this thread with what you find...

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I've recently put in a new motherboard on my computer. The EVGA 750i SLI FTW Edition. Now since I've put this board in I can't go into Hybrid Sleep properly. It'll power down like it used to and it'll start to power back up but it hangs on a black screen and I have to do a hard reset. I don't know if this has something to do with the new mobo or if there are some settings in vista or the bios not right but I've tried many websites' advice along with a guide on this site to fix the problem and nothing has worked.

A:Hybrid Sleep Problem

If you haven't already done so, you should reinstall the OS any time that you swap motherboards. Vista is more tolerant of those sorts of "extreme makeover" hardware changes than previous versions of Windows, but there's no need to risk it. New motherboard = new install.

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So I've already posted my Win7 randomly entering sleep mode and not waking up. I've found one of the things that can fix it is to disable hybrid sleep. However, I can't see that option. My account is automatically set as administrator so I should beable to see the "Change the unavailable power settings" option but I don't. I'm stumped.

A:Disable Hybrid Sleep?

Why is hybrid sleep off by default on laptops? (and how do I turn it on?) - The Old New Thing - Site Home - MSDN Blogs

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Firstly, apologies if I am in the wrong section - I was confused as to where best to aske this.

(I have Windows 7 Home Premium on a desktop pc)

I have been into ...
Power Options
Change Plan Settings
Change Advanced Power Settings
and when I expand Sleep there is no Hybrid Sleep option.

I have been investigating which is best from Sleep, Hibernate etc and think Hybrid Sleep might be the best option but am frustrated that it is not available.

Any help most gratefully received

A:Help please: I have no hybrid sleep option

You fail to mention which Plan you are on though.

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I noticed that after resuming from (hybrid) sleep mode, I couldn't access my second HDD (Maxtor). sometimes it showed the root folder, sometimes not. anyway I had to restart by reset switch as Shutdown/Restart would stuck at "shutting down" message.
I removed all the USB devices and booted up windows and the problem was gone. The PC functioned properly after sleep mode. I connected a USB device (tried 2 different ones), put the PC into sleep and back on. The problem happened again. I also noticed that the HDD activity LED is solid on!
After searching the forum I noticed some people have problems regarding AHCI. Therefor I changed SATA mode in BIOS from "SATA->AHCI" to "Native IDE" and now I don't have the issue.
I don't know if disabling AHCI will have noticeable negative performance impacts.
Should I seek a solution for this or just keeping AHCI off is the only solution?

A:AHCI and Hybrid Sleep

Now my brother's PC, after it wakes from sleep, HDD LED is solid on (no seek noise heard) and PC is unresponsive. I have to hard reset it!

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I have no Hybrid sleep option. It's supposed to be under Sleep, but it's not there. Any thoughts?

A:I have no Hybrid sleep option

Hello Jonathan,

Do you have hibernate disabled? If not, then your computer (motherboard and/or BIOS) may not support this feature.

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I have a Dell Optiplex 755 with WinXPPro SP3, 2GB RAM and an Intel Core 2 Duo E4600, and it is unreliable for Wake on LAN and Wake on Ring. I also wonder whether my Standby - Sleep - Suspend (S1 or S3) is working correctly.

When the PC is in Standby - Sleep - Suspend mode (S1 or S3), Wake on LAN and Wake on Ring work some of the time but not all of the time, and I'd like them to be 100% reliable.

These may be two different problems, but your advice will be appreciated. (Also, if I should post in a different forum, please advise.)

My Network Card is an Intel 82566DM-2 Gigabit Network Connection, and I recently upgraded its drivers using "generic" PROXP.exe from the Intel website, although this has not helped the problem. The specific driver file e1e5132.sys is now from 2009 -- it used to be from 2007. But, as I say, Wake on LAN from Standby was not and is still not reliable, both before and after the driver update.

In Settings .. Network Connections ... Local Area Connections ... Properties ... Configure ... Power Management, all the Wake on LAN options are checked ON:

- Wake on Directed Packet
- Wake on Magic Packet
- Wake on Magic Packet from Power Off State
- Wake on Link

The NIC card's Diagnostic checks are all OK.

My fax modem card is a Conexant D850 PCI V.92 Modem, and I have the most recent drivers dated 7/27/07, version In Settings ... Phone and Modem Options ... Modems ... Properties, "Allow this device to bring... Read more

A:Trouble with Wake on Ring, Wake on LAN and Standby - Sleep - Suspend

More to above: Dell has suggested I must re-install Windows. I've never done that, and I realize I'd probably lose all my applications and data - no good. Seems to me that's like using an atomic bomb to kill a mosquito. And why should I assume that will work?

But is there a way to re-install -- or maybe fix -- Windows that leaves everything else safe?

FYI - About a month or so ago, I ran SFC (System File Checker) in repair mode, and that didn't help with this problem.

Any ideas?

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I've looked through the forum and the Internet for someone with a similar problem but have had no luck.

No apps launch for about 30 seconds after my desktop wakes from hybrid sleep.

If I try to launch IE from the keyboard or click on the IE icon on the taskbar it will take about 30 seconds before it launches. This is for any app including Windows Explorer. The mouse pointer moves around the desktop but I can't launch anything for the first 30 seconds after resuming from hybrid sleep.

I can hear the computer accessing the 2 DVD drives and the external eSATA drive and once the spinup noises subside then the apps will launch.

Is this normal or should I be checking for something that is causing this delay?


UPDATE: From the Event Viewer:

Log Name: System
Source: Service Control Manager
Date: 4 Nov 09 4:57:36 PM
Event ID: 7011
Task Category: None
Level: Error
Keywords: Classic
User: N/A
Computer: Phoenix
A timeout (30000 milliseconds) was reached while waiting for a transaction response from the ShellHWDetection service.

A:Delayed Response after Hybrid Sleep

Quote: Originally Posted by berserker

I've looked through the forum and the Internet for someone with a similar problem but have had no luck.

No apps launch for about 30 seconds after my desktop wakes from hybrid sleep.

If I try to launch IE from the keyboard or click on the IE icon on the taskbar it will take about 30 seconds before it launches. This is for any app including Windows Explorer. The mouse pointer moves around the desktop but I can't launch anything for the first 30 seconds after resuming from hybrid sleep.

I can hear the computer accessing the 2 DVD drives and the external eSATA drive and once the spinup noises subside then the apps will launch.

Is this normal or should I be checking for something that is causing this delay?


UPDATE: From the Event Viewer:

Log Name: System
Source: Service Control Manager
Date: 4 Nov 09 4:57:36 PM
Event ID: 7011
Task Category: None
Level: Error
Keywords: Classic
User: N/A
Computer: Phoenix
A timeout (30000 milliseconds) was reached while waiting for a transaction response from the ShellHWDetection service.

Not normal especially with the timeout. something external is slow to respond like a usb device or a bad cable. You should search for the shelldectionservice on google and check in your services to make sure it is set to automatic. to check type services.msc in search and go to the se... Read more

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Description:System can't be waken up by PS/2 mouse when let a Windows Vista-based computer that uses the hybrid sleep function enter S3 --> unplug the power cable -->then plug power cable --> plug power cable and power on system by power button.--> enter S3 again --> try to wake up system by PS/2 mouse.
Below is my test step:

1. Install Vista OS with retail CD and update Vista patch_sp1.
2. Install all latest drivers.
3. Check "Allow hybrid spleep setting=on" in power options-->Advanced settings-->Balanced[Active]--> Sleep.
4. Enter S3.

5. Unplug the power cable.
5. Plug power cable and wake up system by power button.

6. Enter S3 again.(NoteS/2 mouse has function before enter S3 again.)
6. Try to wake up system by ps/2 device after entering s3.
7. Found the system can not be waken up.

We don't know the issue we meet is the same as http://support.microsoft.com/kb/944528/en-us ?

The following is from http://support.microsoft.com/kb/944528/en-us:
PS/2 devices may not function when a Windows Vista-based computer that uses the hybrid sleep feature resumes power after a power loss.
Consider the following scenario. You enable the hybrid sleep feature on a Windows Vista-based computer. The computer has PS/2 devices that are connected. The computer experiences a power loss. In this scenario, the PS/2 devices may not function when the computer resumes power.

The only difference is that PS/2 mouse has function before e... Read more

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Hi, I have been searching everywhere for the solution to this problem and couldn't find it. I have a Samsung QX410 Laptop running Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit. Under Power Options > Change Plan Settings > Change advanced power settings > Sleep > Allow Hybrid Sleep, The dropdown menu to select Yes or No for on battery and plugged in are greyed out. They are stuck on "On" and cannot be disabled, even when I click "Change settings that are currently unavailable". When I navigate to Hybrid Sleep, it says Your power plan information isn't available. Any suggestions on how to disable hybrid sleep is greatly appreciated. I really want my computer to sleep faster. Right now it's taking 30 seconds or more to fall asleep but only 3-4 seconds to wake.

A:Hybrid Sleep Option Grayed Out

Hi and Welcome to SevenForums,

Lets check your hibernation state. Please follow these steps:

1. Click Start Orb, in the search box type cmd
2. Right-click on cmd, and choose the option "Run as administrator"
3. In the cmd window that opens, type powercfg -a

Post the resultant output here.


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When I install Windows 7, I'd like to use the Hybrid Sleep mode if I can.

Which is the better syspend mode in BIOS Settings: ACPI S1 (Power on Suspend) or ACPI S3 (Suspend to RAM)?

A:BIOS Settings: S1 or S3 for Hybrid Sleep?

S0 (Working) is lit. The CPU functions in entirety; the conservation of power is on a basis of by-device.

S1 (Sleep). The CPU is stopped; The RAM is regenerated; the system functions in reduced power.

S2 (Sleep 2) The CPU does not have any power; The RAM is regenerated; the system is in lower mode of the S1.

S3 (Standby) The CPU does not have any power; The RAM regenerates at minimum; the power supply unit is in mode of reduced power. This mode is also called “Save to RAM”.

S4 (Hibernate). All is powered off, but the memory was saved like temporary file on the hard drive. This mode is called “Save to disk”.

S5 (Off) Everything is shutdown. Means you need a full reboot.

S3 is the best. It uses less power and reboots faster.

Vista and Win 7 have hybrid sleep.

So what is Hybrid Sleep?

Hybrid Sleep is a low-power sleep state that can also protect your open programs and documents in current working state as sysem enter Sleep state while your computer sleeps. Hybrid sleep is defined mostly for desktop system as notebook PC already has safeguard measure mentioned above, which brings system into hibernation when battery power almost runs out, or if you’re not using battery on your notebook computer.

In Hybrid Sleep mode, system saves any open documents and programs to memory and to your hard disk, and then puts your computer into a low-power state as in normal Sleep/Standby state. An advantage of hybrid sleep is that if a power fa... Read more

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My computer will only stay in hybrid sleep mode and/or hibernation for about 1-5 minutes before waking up.

My computer is a custom built desktop running windows 7 home premium.

What could be waking up my computer and how do I fix it?

A:Computer does not stay in hybrid sleep mode...

It is most likely seeing network activity which causes it wake. You can change this by going to Network and Sharing Center, click on Change adapter settings, right-click on the adapter you want to change and select Properties. Clik the Configure? button then the Power Management tab and clear the checkbox for ?Allow this device to wake the computer?. Click on OK.

Some times this happens when there are background tasks that are set to be run at specific times. Have you checked your task scheduler to check if there are any background tasks set there? These tasks are not necessarily set by windows, they can be set by third party programs.

Another possibly In control panel -> administrative tools -> Task Scheduler ? find under Windows -> media center ? find mcupdate_scheduled in the history window. Click on the ?triggers? tab and then click on ?properties? in the actions window and DISABLE the automatic update.

Another Prevent a Mouse from Waking Windows 7 up from Sleep Mode

Give those a try and let us know

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I've got a very strange problem.
I use Windows 7 Pro x64 in my Car PC.
Hybrid Sleep is enabled, because my CarPC-PSU only keeps up the 5V rail for 18 Hours. After that the power is shut down.
When I wake the PC from standby (within the 18 hours), everything works fine. Windows responds within a few seconds.
BUT: If the PC has been put to standby and the PSU shuts down the 5V rail, the startup from hybrid sleep/hibernate is extremely slow. It takes approx. 5 minutes before I can use Windows again.
What's strange is: When I put the PC to sleep/hibernate manually and boot it up again, everything is MUCH faster. Normal hibernate boot I'd guess.
Only when the PC initially was put to hybrid standby and power cutted off it boots that slow.

I can replicate the same behaviour on my Desktop PC.
Boot from Standby: Really Fast
Boot from manual Hibernation: Normal
Boot from Hybrid Standby atfter PowerOff: Extremely slow

What is causing this? And how can I fix this?

Thank you in advance.

Best regards

A:Extremely slow boot after Hybrid Sleep

the long answer:

hybrid sleep is a combination of the normal in-ram sleep (S1 or S3) and the full hybernation (S4) where the contents of ram is written out to your hard disk (hyberfil.sys). it is a fairly slow method of finishing with your pc as well since it has to write the ram to hard disk.

in normal in-ram sleep as long as you have power on the pc it will awake quite rapidly as it just renews the pointers to the existing ram, and wakes up the peripherals. in normal sleep if you lose power it has to do a full cold boot when the power is renewed.

in hybrid mode with power, it awakes in normal sleep fashion. if you lose power in hybrid sleep mode, on startup it reads the hyberfil.sys disk file ram image created on shutdown back into memory.

this, depending on your ram size and disk speed, can take longer than a cold boot as it reads in not only the OS but all the active apps, and their ram contents at the time of last shutdown.

i disable hybrid mode (and hybernation) for this reason as i'd just as soon start over if it loses power.

it's up to you if the extra boot time is worth it or not. i ensure i save any open docs, or images before i go to standby or shut down. justincase.

and the short answer is: your system is acting as designed.

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