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P71 Power button not responding to power options (shutdown, sleep...)

Q: P71 Power button not responding to power options (shutdown, sleep...)

Hi guys, my new ThinkPad P71 is a few days old.The power button works fine to turn it on from scratch.But when I hit the power button to make it sleep, it doesn't respond to power option configuration for shutdown, sleep, hibernate etc.Am I missing something or is there a Lenovo configuration overriding it? (closing the lid does put it in sleep mode.)Setting attached. Appreciate the help. Thanks,Darren.

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So I have a keyboard with a fully functional and fully working Sleep Button on it when I press the Sleep Button it will put my Computer to Sleep. However in the latest versions of Windows 10 they have completely removed the Sleep Button Options from the Advanced Power Options as well as the Change what my Power Buttons do section. I used to be able to tell Windows to Hibernate when I pressed the Sleep button in the Advanced Power Options, However that option is now gone! I have tried using Registry Tweaks/Changes etc,.. and I can not seem to get that option back! Does anyone here know how to fix this so that I can tell Windows to Hibernate when I press the Sleep button instead of Sleeping? I would really appreciate some help with this!
 

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Hi,

I am new to windows 7 and i would like to change these settings:

ImageShack? - Online Photo and Video Hosting

I don't get why it's greyed out.

I have a samsung series 9. I have seen something about fast start, but I don't have that application. I removed all the bloatware from my pc.

Making a new plan won't fix this problem either.

I also can't get hibernate to work. It doesn't appear in the start menu.

Greets,
Remco

A:Power/sleep button, closing panel options greyed out

Hi

Since you have removed Fast start

lets try other way

Click start > run

type cmd.exe

Then type "powercfg -restoredefaultschemes"

and then reboot your system...

Let me know if this works

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Hi, subject already sais it. T440p, Windows 8.1 64 bit: when I go to Control Panel\Hardware and Sound\Power Options\System Settings and choose Choose what the power buttons do, no matter what I chose, pressing the power button has no effect. I always have to grab the mouse or use the keyboard. What's the issue here? Thanks

A:Power button does not shutdown/hibernate/sleep

Hi, I've got the same issue, did you solve it?

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While I am shutting down my PC, my screen is turning off but my power button is still ON and also my keyboard led's were also kept ON. In order to shutdown completly I am doing it manually by pressing and holding the power button for 5 to 6 sec. I am getting this situation even though, I am turning my PC to sleep. It was not going to sleep, my power button is ON continously, it was not blinking as if in sleep mode. Eventhough I close my lid, it was not going to sleep as per my PC power settings (But my screen is getting OFF. Inorder to wake it up, I again has to manually turn OFF PC my pressing and Holding the power button). I have updated my Intel MEI (Current version - 11.0.0.1157). I have also updated Intel HD Graphics Family.  But I can see no improvement. Please help me out with a solution. 

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While I am shutting down my PC, my screen is turning off but my power button is still ON and also my keyboard led's were also kept ON. In order to shutdown completly I am doing it manually by pressing and holding the power button for 5 to 6 sec. I am getting this situation even though, I am turning my PC to sleep. It was not going to sleep, my power button is ON continously, it was not blinking as if in sleep mode. Eventhough I close my lid, it was not going to sleep as per my PC power settings (But my screen is getting OFF. Inorder to wake it up, I again has to manually turn OFF PC my pressing and Holding the power button). I have updated my Intel MEI (Current version - 11.0.0.1157). I have also updated Intel HD Graphics Family.  But I can see no improvement. Please help me out with a solution. 

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Hello,
After putting my computer into sleep mode last night, I was unable to get it to boot into windows this morning. When i pressed the power buttong, everything turn on and working (all fans are functional, gpu power led is on, all hard drives & cd drives are functional. But the problem is, the screen to my monitor is blank. I also noticed that my usb aren't working (mouse connection light isn't on). I tried a soft power off by holding down the power button but no luck. The system does not turn off no matter how long I hold it. The only way to turn it off is by pulling the power supply cord or turning the power supply switch off.

My pc build:

AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz Socket AM3+ 6 core processor
ASUS ENGTX 560 DCII OC/2DI/1GD5 Geforce GTX 560
ASUS M5A97 LE R2.0 Motherboard
COOLMAX ZU-700B 700W ATX 12V Power Supply
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2x4GB) 240-pin DDR 3 SDRAM 2133 (PC3 17000)
Prolimatech PRO Panther 120mm CPU Cooler
NZXT Phantom PHAN-001RD case


THE PROBLEM: Computer turn on with everything running as usual, but shows blank screen on monitor. Cannot soft power off by pressing power button.

Things I tried:

Clear CMOS by removing battery and switching pins
Running with 1 4GB RAM instead of 2, move the ram around the slots & alternate which Ram is used.
Check my monitor by testing it with another computer
Tried pulling the PS plug and holding the computer power button for 1 min
Test the GPU with another computer & it runs fine
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A:Windows 7 blank screen after sleep mode (unable to power off with power button)

Hello,

Is it possible that you can test with another compatible PSU? I would strongly suggest doing so.

Also try the following steps:
?Make sure that the (internal) speaker is connected to the motherboard
?Remove all memory and attempt to boot the PC
?You should get the no memory beep errors

If the Power Supply is in working order and no beeps are present then it can be indicative of a faulty motherboard.

For troubleshooting purposes it may be a good idea to remove the components from the case and bench test to rule out a short.

How to Bench Test / Troubleshoot Your System

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Hello,

Hoping someone here can offer some advice? I own a Dell studio xps 435t-9000 that is a couple years old. I recently replaced my harddrive and since then (don't know if it's a coincidence or not) I'm having another problem. After I installed it, the first time my computer went into sleep mode/hibernation I couldn't wake it up. Power light was flashing white. Eventually I shut it down manually and then it wouldn't boot. Had a solid amber light, no power except the power supply. Fans not working. I unplugged everything and made sure it was all good. Wouldn't start. Left it overnight and plugged it in the next morning. Started up. Worked great for about 7 hours and then just randomly shut down, no errors or anything. Same deal. Wouldn't start, amber solid power light. Let it sit for awhile, reseated everything and wouldn't start.Gave up for awhile, tried a few hours later and it started. I read a few boards pointing to the power supply being bad or not powerful enough. However, I replaced the power supply about 6 months ago with a Corsair 600 which is plenty power. Could still be an issue perhaps but seems odd it would die in that little time. I also replaced my graphics card if that matters. Finally the last time I checked all the plugs I also took out the board batter for a few minutes to try and "reset" things. Not sure if that matters, either.

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A:Dell XPS random shutdown won't power on solid amber power button

Memory can cause the problems you are having. Make sure the memory is seated , Then run a memory program such as memtest on It let it run for a while and see if it shows you any errors.Also check and make sure you are not having a overheating problem
 

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AOA n Hi

I have found that sleep and hibernate options are disabled with ShutDown Buttons. due to this, when lid is down, my laptop is still working.
Also, when i go to controlPAnel<<Power Options << then ....there is options of "Change settings that are currently unavailable" when i click it, options becomes unvisible. Also in the Power Plan Options...(on the same window/tab), When i click ComboBox for Battery and Plugged in......There are no Options of Sleep or Hibernate, only "Do nothing" and "ShutDown" options are there.

Please help. Thanks in anticipation.

A:Sleep and Hibernate options are disabled with ShutDown Button

1.) Is your laptop up to date with the latest drivers?

See here: Automatically Find HP Updates | HP Support

That website will search your HP laptop for driver updates. Download and install all driver updates found.

2.) Try this as well: Microsoft fix it-enable hibernation

That is a microsoft fix it that will enable hibernation for you.

3.) More information:

Troubleshoot power problems

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Hi every one,
Recently I purchased new PC,
After installing windows XP Pro SP3 I found that there is a missing button in Power option properties. The missing button is (When I press the sleep button on my computer), I can find only (When I press the power button on my computer).
My system configuration is as follow
Mother board Gigabyte EP45-UD3R Rev 1.1
My graphic card is ATI Radeon HD 5670
Windows XP SP3
RAM 4Gb Kingston DDRII
CPU Core 2 Quad 2.66 GHz
It worth saying that I can shutdown, hibernate or put my PC into sleep mode, so the functions are working but only the button is missing.
I will appreciated very much if some can advise me how to restore the missing button. Is there some option in BIOS that will enable this button?
I contacted Gigabyte customer support, but they directed me to Microsoft, I also contacted ATI but they directed me to Microsoft or BIOS settings. In my BIOS I can't find any option that may affect this button. Any advise will be appreciated
Best regards

A:[SOLVED] Button of (When I press sleep button) is not available in my Power option pr

Does the case actually have a separate Sleep Button? I suspect it's not even connected, as the motherboard manual doesn't show a connection for a Sleep Button, only a Power Button.
Windows Power Options won't list it, as it doesn't exist.

If you have a Sleep Button on the keyboard, it might not be listed in Power Options either. That would be up to the Driver software to add that option. You may have to use the software that came with the keyboard to configure the sleep button on the keyboard.

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I just wanted to ask on how the power button options work. Say, like if you wanted to make the button do nothing, and you turned it off mannually from clicking the button from the Start menu, can the button on the laptop still work if you want to turn it back on?

A:Power button options

Power button options are available from the control panel: Control Panel > Power Options. Select 'Choose what the power buttons do'. Power button options are:Do nothingSleepHibernateShut down Sleep button options are:Do nothingSleepHibernatePowering on will continue to work as expected. 

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I just wanted to ask on how the power button options work. Say, like if you wanted to make the button do nothing, and you turned it off mannually from clicking the button from the Start menu, can the button on the laptop still work if you want to turn it back on?

A:Power button options

Power button options are available from the control panel: Control Panel > Power Options. Select 'Choose what the power buttons do'. Power button options are:Do nothingSleepHibernateShut down Sleep button options are:Do nothingSleepHibernatePowering on will continue to work as expected. 

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I have some annoying shutdown problems, one of which is the occasional presence of 'GDI+ Window' that blocks shutdown. (another is the Chinese-like text that blocks as well but that is Rapport and in the hands of IBM, as I understand it).

I found out about 'hybrid shutdown' and found how to turn this off if wanted - which might help my shutdown. However when I look at Power Options and open up the 'choose what the buttons do' window and then click on 'change settings that are currently unavailable' I can only see 'sleep' and 'lock' options.

Do I need to set something somewhere to see the missing options?

Any help appreciated; thanks

Alan

A:Looking and not finding power button options

Hello Alan

You need to have hibernate enabled in order for Fast Startup (which triggers the hybrid shutdown) to work:

Hibernate - Enable or Disable in Windows 10

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Hi All,

Not sure which forum to put this in.

I have a PCI-Express card for a SATA HDD connector, which I have an external HDD RAID setup going to. (Cavalry CADA-SA4)

My problem is, I would like to put my computer in Sleep, but when I do, my external HDD setup turns off, and when I bring my PC out of sleep, my external HDD setup doesn't turn back on. I have to fully restart my computer to bring it back online.

I'm running Vista 32 bit. My guess is if there is a way to configure my power settings, to keep that PCI express powered during sleep?

Any suggestions?

Thanks for your time,
Ben

A:Power Options / Sleep Help

Bump!

Any suggestions or information?

Is there anything else I can tell you that may help?

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Hi all!

I have two questions that I should be able to find in the help menu, but haven't and consider this an important enough of a topic that other users may be interested in, if they don't know where to find these system tools.

I'd like to ask where to find the controls for my "Power Button":
such as "when I touch the power button it: turns off, asks me what to do, does nothing."

For example, my Zip drive is close to my power button, with the system tucked nicely -- but inconveniently -- under the desk and in the dark, I often touch the power button. Gosh, that was stupid!

Since I can log off and shut down by ctrl+alt+del, but a frozen computer may not respond to the power button if I chose "do nothing" I may wish to chose "ask me what to do."

Next Question: Where do I find the system temperature of my computer or processor. I want to know if my system is having heat problems. I have a Dell, which I have heard that have terrible cooling designs.

Again, with a little more searching, I may find these answers, but I felt this could be an excellent topic for discussion on what setup works best. Like I've also heard that "System Standby" & "Hibernate" are jokes.

Thank you reading and especially if you reply.
 

A:Power Button Options & System Tempeture

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I had to reinstall Windows and now I'm reconfiguring the power options. When I go to "control what closing the lid does" in my control panel, the option to Sleep is not there. It only allows me to select "Hibernate" or "Do Nothing".

Any advice is greatly appreciated, thank you!

A:Option to sleep is not there under Power Options

This usually occurs when your display adapter driver is not compatible.
Try checking to determine what states are available to you:

- Click Start Orb > type cmd in the search box > right-click cmd in results above > click Run as administrator
- At the prompt type powercfg -a > press enter

Read the results to determine what sleep states are available
Quoted from
http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-desktop/windows-7-professional-sleep-mode-not-available/4dba343d-63e8-40d9-83b3-ba1afe411d60

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Lately - within the past few days my PC has stopped going to sleep based on the Power Options settings. I am not obviously running anything that prevents this. The only "foreground" application running has been my email client - Thunderbird - and it has never prevented sleep before.

I do have a few programs on the PC that prevent sleep, but they were not running. Is it possible they left a "don't sleep" tickler active? (I have no idea how the sleep override works. That was probably a dumb question.)

Is there any way to tell what is keeping Windows awake? Something recorded in the Event Log maybe? (If so, I haven't found it.)

A:Windows not going to sleep per power options

Can you give me a bit more detailed information about the issue?
Does the monitor stay awake? I've had the same issue,the computer fan was still awake but the monitor was turned off

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I have tried the method you suggested to other people but still problem have not been solved please help me.

A:my laptop is not responding. when power button is pressed o...

My hp laptop not responding to power buttonWhat should I do.. Please suggest any solution.

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Hello, i 've been having problems with the power options at my desktop lately.
My OS is: Windows 7 Professional 64-bit. So the advanced power changes i make keep resetting on shutdown (also on log off, wakeup etc.). I have tried creating a custom power plan and changing the existing ones but it keeps happening...
Specifically, i set the display to turn off after 30 minutes, the hard drive to power off after 10 minutes, not to require a password on wakeup, never to sleep, power saving mode for wireless adapter setting on maximum power saving and link state power management for pci express on off.
After restarting (logging in, waking up etc.), all settings are the same except turn off the display and power off the hard drive which are set on 3 minutes both.
Hope anyone can help because after a search on google there are many people experiencing the same problem but none of them has found any solution.
Thanks for your help in advance!

A:Power options resetting at shutdown

Hello Rip,

I'm not sure what's causing this for you, but as a workaround, you might see if using the tutorial below to specifying a power plan set how you like for all users may keep it set.

Power Plan - Specify a Default for All Users

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I have a X1 Carbon and pressing the power button does not make the computer sleep - although in the Power Options the computer is set to "Sleep" when the power button is pressed on battery or A/C.   Machine: X1 Carbon 3rd Gen (Type 20BS, 20BT) Laptop (ThinkPad)OS: Windows 10 (64 bit) 

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My system: Win 10 64 bit Retail, MSI B150M Mortar, Intel i5-6500, Samsung 512GB SSD, Corsair 2 x 4 GB Memory, etc.

Although my keyboard and mouse are allowed to wake the PC from sleep (in Device Manager), they don't wake the PC. Interestingly, pressing the "Power Button" on my Fractal R5 case does wake it up from sleep. Any idea about what's going on?

A:Only the Power Button Wakea PC from Sleep

Originally Posted by ChriskK


My system: Win 10 64 bit Retail, MSI B150M Mortar, Intel i5-6500, Samsung 512GB SSD, Corsair 2 x 4 GB Memory, etc.

Although my keyboard and mouse are allowed to wake the PC from sleep (in Device Manager), they don't wake the PC. Interestingly, pressing the "Power Button" on my Fractal R5 case does wake it up from sleep. Any idea about what's going on?



You also need to access the BIOS and setup to allow Wakeup from Keyboard/Mouse
NOTE: If you have a USB keyboard then you also need to setup for USB to wake up.

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My system: Win 10 64 bit Retail, MSI B150M Mortar, Intel i5-6500, Samsung 512GB SSD, Corsair 2 x 4 GB Memory, etc.

Although my keyboard and mouse are allowed to wake the PC from sleep (in Device Manager), they don't wake the PC. Interestingly, pressing the "Power Button" on my Fractal R5 case does wake it up from sleep. Any idea about what's going on?

A:Only the Power Button Wakes PC from Sleep

Originally Posted by ChriskK


My system: Win 10 64 bit Retail, MSI B150M Mortar, Intel i5-6500, Samsung 512GB SSD, Corsair 2 x 4 GB Memory, etc.

Although my keyboard and mouse are allowed to wake the PC from sleep (in Device Manager), they don't wake the PC. Interestingly, pressing the "Power Button" on my Fractal R5 case does wake it up from sleep. Any idea about what's going on?



You also need to access the BIOS and setup to allow Wakeup from Keyboard/Mouse
NOTE: If you have a USB keyboard then you also need to setup for USB to wake up.

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New TP X230, running Win 8 Pro (clean install).I have power options set to "Do Nothing" if the lid is closed, but to put the unit to sleep if I press the Power or Sleep button. (I don't know that the computer has a sleep button, so here I am referring to the power button.)The power button works to turn the unit on, including to wake it from sleep. (So I don't think there is a hardware problem with it.)But with the computer running, if I press the sleep button nothing happens at all, although I have it set to put the computer to sleep.What might be going wrong?  (And is there a sleep button?)

A:Power Button won't put my X230 to Sleep!

Hi, maiki
 
Yes, there is a sleep button. Depending on the behavior of your Fn keys, then you will either press Fn + F4 or simply F4 to put the machine to sleep. I would try to create a new power plan and have the same settings to see if you can get the proper power button behavior.
 
Hope it helps,
Adam





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I set my Dell Inspiron laptop (Windows 8) to sleep after 15 minutes (never to hibernate) whether on AC power or battery.
This allows me to take out my laptop from my bag, open the lid, enter my pin and get to work quickly.
One thing that baffles me is that when on AC power, I have to press the power button to "wake" the laptop out of sleep
instead of just pressing a key on the keyboard. The power button is this tiny chicklet metal button that is awkward to press.
Any way to set Windows 8 to wake on keypress when on AC power?
Thanks

A:power button press to come out of sleep

You do not find it in Power Options to change power button from doing it? Only know ways if using an external USB device. Should be a sleep button or one of the F buttons or Fn.

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First off I'd like to say that I didn't really know where to post this and the last time I googled a similar result it was posted here, and it could potentially be a driver problem I guess, so please excuse me if this is the wrong section. I found these forums while searching the answer to my problem and the people seemed generous and helpful so I thought this would be a good place to ask.

Okay so I've googled and googled for hours to absolutely no avail, so I've tried everything I could think of without asking myself so here goes.

Let me start by stating my specific problem. My laptop will not wake up from sleep without hitting the power button. This means that my external keyboard, external mouse, touchpad, nor built in keyboard can wake it up. My old laptop also running Windows 7 did not have this problem btw. It is quite the annoyance because when I am at home I use my laptop at a desk with an external mouse, keyboard, and monitor.
Just bought this new laptop for graduation. It's a RF711-S02 by Samsung. I'll state some of the specs that could possibly be causing my problem. Processor is an Intel i7 2630qm, nVidia gt540m graphics card (which uses optimus technology, so when that's not on it uses Intel HD 3000), Windows 7 x64. If anything else is needed or relevant, just ask.

I have tried everything I could possibly find over several days and several hours in each day. I've tried the USBBIOSX stuff for the registry, updating all of my drivers, enabling my keyboard to wak... Read more

A:Laptop Won't Come Out of Sleep W/O Power Button

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

This workaround did the trick in Windows Vista so I'll post the link to see if it's of any help to you, it may work with Win 7: Disable Hybrid Sleep Mode in Windows Vista - How-To Geek

Have you tried tweaking your power plans, or switching them off, even? Disable Power Management on Windows 7 or Vista - How-To Geek

Another workaround that has worked for my wife's laptop is to unplug the power cord, remove the battery and hold down the power button for 30-60 seconds to drain the internal capacitors then insert the battery and restart.

Do you have Hibernation on your laptop? If so, you might want to disable it and just use Sleep.

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I'm running Win8 Pro 64 bit on a Dell Precision 490 desktop. I upgraded from XP so it was basically a clean install.

I have my power button configured to put the system to sleep and it will do that ONCE after I turn it on. After that, pushing the power button does nothing until the next reboot or power cycle. Going to Charms -> Settings -> Power -> Sleep always works.

This obviously isn't a critical problem, but it's really annoying because I'm in the habit of hitting the power button and usually it just doesn't work. Has anyone heard of this problem? Is there a fix?

Things I've tried:
- searching Google - can't find the needle in the haystack
- searching this forum - nothing that matches
- checking the Event Log - nothing interesting or suspicious
- apply all Microsoft updates - no change
- disable my Comodo Internet Security - no change
- change power options and then change them back - no change
- checked if I could stop and restart the power service - nope

Does anyone have any other ideas that I could try or tools to track what's going on?

Thanks,
Ed

A:Power Button Sleep only works Once!

do you have it set for both Plugged in and on battery?

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I made a live windows external hard drive and it went successful and the shutdown that time went perfectly fine. After that, i tried to install Avira but the setup just hangs so i removed it and it did not leave any file of it and the same goes to avast then i tried to install AVG and it got stuck on installing at 87% so i removed it and it left tons of files. Then after that, the shutdown got stuck, i left it for 30 minutes but still not so i just hold the power button to shut it down.

How can i fix the shutdown error??

Is it just okay to hold the power button to shutdown when shutting down is stuck and wont do anything bad?

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Hi, I have bought a Nitro V15 with Windows 10 and when I press the power button, nothing happens at all. I have seen that there is an " Acer Power Button " app installed that can be used to shut down or hibernate. My power settings are set in a way so that the power button should hibernate the computer either when running on battery or while being charged. If I hold it for 3 seconds then it forces a switch off (not a proper shutting down) so the button works - and of course when starting the notebook it works fine. How can I get the original functionality of the power button back? I do not understand why the functionality of the power button was taken away?  We have recently purchased another Acer notebook (not a Nitro) and that has the same issue. Thus I assume that it is an Acer thing. Thanks for any advice in advance!












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A:Nitro V15 - power button does not shutdown

Fiper / All, I have just received the below message which is the solution (highlighted in bold) from the Acer support team: " Thank you for contacting Acer support.With regard to your concern, the settings which are currently setup on the system is the best settings to use. Basically, in Windows 10 you can click on the start (Windows logo) and it has the option to shut down, or restart, etc. this will allow you to close all the programs before you shut down the system and avoid any system problems.Pressing the Power button for 1 second will make the system hibernate so you can still use it on a later time while all the applications you left behind are there where you left them. However if you like, you may go back to the power settings and adjust the settings to (press power button) change it to shutdown instead of hibernate. " I only knew about pressing the power button for 3+ seconds forcing a complete shutdown and I was not aware that pressing it for 1 second does hibernation or whatever else may be set under Power Settings. It works perfectly. I have recommended that they consider finding a way to make this clear to Acer notebook users as after a week of googling I can confirm that I was not the only one knowing about this one second pressing option. IronFly, thanks for trying to help! Regards,Dundy













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Hello

When i set my computer to sleep at 2 hour in control panel power options plan it is not sleeping after 2 hour.

The weird thing is my sleeping setting work at other time exept for 2 h

If somebody know what this is about please advise...

Window Vista Home premium.

Thank you.

A:Power options put the computer to sleep issue...

Is it a laptop or desktop?
If either try this...
1. Control Panel
2. Power Options
3. Click on change plan settings for whatever plan you are using
4. Click "Change Advanced Power settings"
5. The click "Change settings that are currently unavalible" You should get a UAC box
6. Click okay in the UAC box
7. Then look through all of the tabs until you see something that says if doing (Blank) then dont sleep or put into sleep after (blank)

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I just closed the lid of my Lenovo Thinpad T460s only once but since then I can't see 'sleep' icon under 'power' options at the main screen. How can I see the sleep icon again?

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Okay. I think I got this problem either from a 'screen lock' program, or the incredibly persistent rootkit that I still haven't addressed.

I also can't use Windows Update either, due to a connection error, so I'm not on service pack 1 yet.

Basically, I have no power options available on the Start Menu, in the control panel, or when I press control-alt-delete. The computer won't sleep under any circumstances from what I can see. I can turn it off by pressing the power button. If I

On the control panel in the advanced power options, I can select nothing or shutdown.

If I open up the command prompt and enter powercfg -a (something to that effect), all standby states are listed as disabled by "VGA Save".

I tried doing some registry editing, which I think is how I got it to start shutting down without doing a hard shutdown (holding the power button for a few seconds).

Currently installing a bunch of Dell drivers too, per the suggestion of one of the other threads on here.

Any help is appreciated
System Info
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2620M CPU @ 2.70GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8148 Mb
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Hard Drives: C: Total - 476286 MB, Free - 108961 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 032T9K
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A:Solved: No power options, computer won't sleep

You need graphics and chipset drivers. And you definitely need all the Windows 7 updates installed. I'm sure your power management problems will then go away.
 

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When I was using Windows XP, I had it set up so when I pressed the power button on the front of my case, after a couple of seconds, the PC would power-down. When I pressed it again, within a couple of seconds it was back up to the desktop again. I think it achieved this by powering down fans and hard-drive, while keeping the memory refreshed.
How do I do it on Vista?

I've tried Sleep and Hibernate. Sleep just shuts my monitor off. Hibernate does the same, but reboots my computer after a few seconds.

BIOS is set to support S1 & S3, same as it was under XP.

Can anyone help?
 

A:Power options - How do I get my sleep mode back?

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I just closed the lid of my Lenovo Thinpad T460s only once but since then I can't see 'sleep' icon under 'power' options at the main screen. How can I see the sleep icon again?

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I want to enable my Win7 netbook to automatically wake itself from Sleep Mode when it's plugged in.

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I want this because I basically am using the netbook as a jukebox for my car--and it will always be plugged into the cigarette adapter, but I have it wired to my trunk because I will control iTunes remotely, but I can't power it up remotely, so I just want it to wake from sleep automatically when I start the ignition. Thanks!

A:Power Options / Netbook / Sleep Mode

  
Quote: Originally Posted by LtJDangle911


I want to enable my Win7 netbook to automatically wake itself from Sleep Mode when it's plugged in.

If you want more detail...

I want this because I basically am using the netbook as a jukebox for my car--and it will always be plugged into the cigarette adapter, but I have it wired to my trunk because I will control iTunes remotely, but I can't power it up remotely, so I just want it to wake from sleep automatically when I start the ignition. Thanks!


Just a suggestion, but I think using PC's in cars like this is in the past! Grab a USB MP3 player like everyone else. I got one in my '95 Ranger and it's limited only by the size of my USB stick or external HD.

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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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My HP 440 g2 power off automatically while i am away from it for 30 minutes. power options have been set to never but still facing this problem. any solution?

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Hi. I pressed the power button once on my laptop to put it in sleep mode. Is this a safe thing to do?

A:Power button sleep mode question

Hi -
Do you mean it was an accident, or deliberate ??
I have never used Sleep Mode on any computer that I have owned -
The safest thing I always think, is to turn the computer Off once you are actually finished with it, or just let it go to screen saver if I am away for an hour -

Your computer / laptop can always wake from sleep mode in its storage bag if there is a scan scheduled for the Antivirus or similar.
If it is in a storage bag, the temperatures can get too high due to lack of ventilation and create problems.

My desktop is switched off at the wall every night, or if I am not using it for the day. The same for my laptop, powered off and left off unless it is wanted.

Since it only takes 30 to 60 seconds to power up I see no need for Sleep or Hibernation mode at any time -

I hope this covers your question -

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I recently upgraded from vista 32 bit to 7 64 bit and one of the first things I did was adjust the power options. I set power button to "shut off" I set the sleep button to "sleep" and I set closing my laptop to "do nothing" yet all 3 just make it sleep! I can see that everything is set the way I put it but it still falls asleep when I close the lid and when I push the power button even though I set it to do something else, any ideas?

A:power button just puts laptop to sleep

Try setting "when you close the lid" to Shut down.

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Pressing a key doesn't waken my computer; I have to press the power button. This started after I updated my Avast! which I then rolled back through System Restore, but the problem recurred today. Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks,

NVF

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hi guys,

i have a brother HL-1110 black laser printer that goes to sleep after 10 minutes and i have to then push the power button to make it wake up and print

its connected to a windows xp workstation

i have loaded the drivers that came with the printer off a dvd and there are no settings in the printer setup to turn off sleep or anything similar

i looked in the manual supplied and a pdf online but when i try fins sleep or turn off sleep nothing comes up
or very little on it...not saying how to turn off sleep mode

any help suggestions appreciated
 

A:HL-1110 goes to sleep and only power button wakes it up

If auto power is supported, it should be accessible via the drivers/software. At least in my experience.
 

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My X1 Tablet wil no longer react to the power button, meaning I cannot press it to put the tablet to sleep. I've checked all the usual settings in win10 (power and sleep) and it's set to make my tablet sleep no matter which button is pressed. What's worse, if I put the tablet to sleep from the start button, then the power button cannot wake it up. However, if the tablet is powered off, the power button works fine, so it seems to be a software issue. I've all the various firmwares, windows 10 is up to date as of today and the BIOS settings doesn't seem to have any options for this. Has anyone else experienced this and did you find a solution?  

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My Dell XPS 13 9350 (Windows 10) is configured to go to sleep when I close the lid. Instead, since yesterday it forces a shutdown instead - when I reopen the lid it boots up from scratch, applications complain that they were forced to quit with unsaved files, etc.
I assume this is due to some update Dell Update made a couple of days ago, but I don't know what it was.
Naturally I have checked that Power & Sleep Settings are correct (re sleeping when closing the lid). I've also updated drivers from the Dell site and run the Dell online diagnostic test for lid closing.
Any suggestions?

A:Dell XPS 13 shuts down when put to sleep using lid or power button

Some more details:
Uninstalling the video drivers (which helped someone else on this forum with the same problem) didn't fix it.
The problem also occurs if I send the laptop to sleep with the power button, but not if I send it to sleep from the Start menu - seems to work OK.
Also, the problem does not seem to be at the point of sending it to sleep - it acts as if it's going to sleep normally (going off in a couple of seconds) rather than shutting down - but at the point of waking up, when the computer starts up as if it had been shut down.

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Hi I bought a new hp laptop in November. Since i got it, ive beeb having the problem where it goes to sleep and will not turn back on. You would have to hold down the power button and completely shut down to get it to work again. Yesterday i changed the sleep options to never go to sleep. However, it still did. Also holding the power button down no longer turns it off. I know it is still in a sleep or hibernate mode because it is still charging devices like my phone. The battery seems to be inside the device and not removeable. Also i live in the arctic and cannot get to any store or repair place. Any help would be appreciated  Ps it is windows 10  

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When I walk away from my computer, after a while the screen goes black like it does when it goes to sleep. Sometimes it does actually go to sleep and the power button blinks, then I just press it to wake it up. However the majority of the time the screen goes black but the power button stays lit up. When this happens, pushing the power button or any key will not wake it up. I have to push and hold the power button to shut it down then turn it back on. This happens multiple times a day sometimes and can get very irritating.  I do not get any error messages or anything. The only recent thing is the update to windows 10 and my internet connection is through a mobile hotspot on my cell. Any help would be very much appreciated! Thanks!!!

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I don't know how to wake my PC up without pressing power button. There's nothing wrong with doing it this way, it's just inconvenient. Can it wake on key press?

A:Waking from sleep requires power button (8.1)

Originally Posted by CaptainAhab


I don't know how to wake my PC up without pressing power button. There's nothing wrong with doing it this way, it's just inconvenient. Can it wake on key press?



Devices - Allow or Prevent to Wake Up Computer - Windows 7 Help Forums

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I just joined this forum and could not find this problem addressed.
I have Windows 7 Home Premium and since July approx when Windows did a bunch of updates, my computer tries to shutdown, but it just "hangs" and says "shutting down" with that pretty blue screen.
I give it 3 to 4 minutes then I hold the power button to force it.  Is this hard on my computer?
 Any suggestions of where to start to fix it? 
I use MalwareBytes and Avast AV and no viruses, etc are found.  
 
Thanks!
 

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