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Q: Random Wake-Up

I've recently bought a Toshiba Satellite A500 with Windows 7 on it, and I'm having some issues with it waking up randomly. I will usually shut my computer down before I go to bed, but by the time I get up in the morning it has turned itself on and put itself into sleep mode.
Often times when I turn it on after this, the batter will have lost 10-20%, and today I just left it when I left my house this morning and when I got home it was completely dead.
So it seems that I have no way of keeping the battery charged for more than a day.
I have no idea what is causing this, and I have found a couple of other cases online where people were having this problem.

Preferred Solution: Random Wake-Up

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A: Random Wake-Up

By any chance is it waking up at 8:20am?

Are you 100% positive the machine is completely shutting down and not suspending or hibernating? I know it's a stupid question but the simplest stuff is overlooked the most.

If you are 100% sure, restart your machine and enter the BIOS [F2, I believe]

Find the entry for USB SLEEP AND CHARGE and disable it.

That should fix it.

If it doesn't, check the Toshiba Web site for your specific A500 model and get the latest BIOS update [the latest should be 1.50]

If that STILL doesn't work, reset your BIOS to default settings and restart.

[reference: http://forums.computers.toshiba-euro...t=30&tstart=0]

Still stuck? let me know.

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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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Hello, I hope this is the appropriate area to post this problem.
CPU: Intel Core i5-6500 (Skylake-S, R0)
3200 MHz (32.00x100.0) @ 3597 MHz (36.00x99.9)
Motherboard: ASRock Z170 Pro4
Chipset: Intel Z170 (Skylake PCH-H)
Memory: 16384 MBytes @ 1065 MHz, 15-15-15-36
- 8192 MB PC17000 DDR4 SDRAM - Crucial Technology CT8G4DFD8213.C16FA
- 8192 MB PC17000 DDR4 SDRAM - Crucial Technology CT8G4DFD8213.C16FA
Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 530 (Skylake-S GT2) - Integrated Graphics Controller [S0/R0] [ASRock]
Intel HD Graphics 530, 1024 MB
Drive: MKNSSDRE1TB, 976.8 GB, Serial ATA 6Gb/s @ 6Gb/s
Drive: MKNSSDRE1TB, 976.8 GB, Serial ATA 6Gb/s @ 6Gb/s
Drive: ASUS DRW-24B1ST j, DVD+R DL
Sound: Intel Skylake PCH-H - High Definition Audio Controller
OS: Microsoft Windows 10 Professional (x64) Build 14393.576 (RS1)

I had a local shop build me a desktop a year ago.

After a while I began to experience major problems, crashing, not waking from standby, that got progressively worse to the point the machine wouldn't boot.

Perhaps it was a combination of things, not the least of which was the anniversary update. My builder took it in, did all the tests, couldn't definitely find anything directly responsible, and decided to swap out the mainboard.

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First time posting here, so please bear with me as I attempt to upload the requested files created by the SF program instructions.

I will get a BSOD when restarting or waking from sleep. I'm in the process of getting my video card replaced via RMA from EVGA. They're sending me a GTX 460 SE. Also, I'm working on getting the PSU replaced as the voltage was showing a bit shallow in the 11.82-11.88 range according to HWMonitor. Thermaltake says it's within ATX specs but they're willing to RMA anyway. System is about 4.5 years old that I built myself.

Reckon we'll start with y'all suggesting how to resolve. I've resorted to shutting down and powering down rather than putting to sleep which seems to have stopped the BSOD that occurred during restart. I can restart without a BSOD now. SFC doesn't show anything but these 2 entries with everything else reporting OK:

2012-11-04 08:06:59, Info CSI 0000028b [SR] Repairing corrupted file [ml:520{260},l:64{32}]"\??\C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions"\[l:24{12}]"inetres.admx" from store
2012-11-04 08:06:59, Info CSI 0000028e [SR] Repairing corrupted file [ml:520{260},l:76{38}]"\??\C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\en-US"\[l:24{12}]"InetRes.adml" from store

I only did verify and I do notice an issue with changing options with IE 9 - states "Some settings are managed by your system administrator" but I'm using the only account I ever c... Read more

A:Random BSOD - Restarting & wake from sleep

It appears to be a driver, you reports are consistent. That being said they name a driver which is not the true cause. Our mission is to determine the true cause of your BSODS and correct driver. Lets start with a test.
Take this test which works equally well with Seven or Vista
Driver Verifier - Enable and Disable - Windows 7 Forums

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It as been a while for me with these two problems which I was not able to solve for my self.

1) when I wake the pc after it's been on sleep mode all night, it wakes up but no display. the screen has a small blue light that stays on after the pc wakes up, but after a few seconds it comes back to blink. ( all the while the screen is black), then i am forced to reset then screen comes back.

2) there also seems to be another problem, which I am not sure if related or not. recently I think after the big windows 10 update, when I watch videos either on pc itself or youtube, there seem to be a random slowdown/stuttering/ fps drops or what ever... this happens just for just 5-10 seconds each time.

i have tried delete and reinstall the gpu driver, but it didn't work. i should mention that games does not suffer that problem.

my rig:
Operating System: Windows 10 Pro 64-bit (10.0, Build 10586)
System Model: X58A-UD3R
BIOS: Award Modular BIOS v6.00PG
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 920 @ 2.67GHz (8 CPUs), ~2.7GHz
Memory(DDR3): 12288MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 12286MB RAM

A:No display after wake up+ random video stuttering

Press the Win Key+X choose Device Manager. Expand Display, Write down the Video chips make and model# (ie) AMD or nVidia.
Usually you would go to the Motherboard Manufacturer site GA-X58A-UD3R (rev. 2.0) | Motherboard - GIGABYTE to download drivers but Gigabyte does not have Video drivers on their site for this legacy motherboard.
Go to the video manufacturers site and type in your make and model# of your video chip and download the latest driver.

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Been getting a BSOD occasionally usually when waking up after sleep. Tried installing new drivers, don't know if I got all of them. Here's the minidump report I could find, not sure I did it right. Just followed guide here http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic176011.html best I could. Any help would be great. Anything else needed, just let me know. Thank you much.

BSOD itself had this error: STOP: 0x6 F4 (0x15 3, 0xfffffa8005B7BB30, 0xfffffA8005B7BE10, 0xfffff800479C5F0)
Microsoft ® Windows Debugger Version 6.2.8229.0 X86
Copyright © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Loading Dump File [C:\Windows\Minidump\041212-12589-01.dmp]
Mini Kernel Dump File: Only registers and stack trace are available

Symbol search path is: SRV*c:\symbols*http://msdl.microsoft.com/download/symbols
Executable search path is:
Windows 7 Kernel Version 7601 (Service Pack 1) MP (4 procs) Free x64
Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS Personal
Built by: 7601.17727.amd64fre.win7sp1_gdr.111118-2330
Machine Name:
Kernel base = 0xfffff800`0441d000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0xfffff800`04661650
Debug session time: Thu Apr 12 21:22:05.740 2012 (UTC - 6:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 1:52:47.004
Loading Kernel Symbols
Loading User Symbols
Loading unloaded module list
TRIAGER: Co... Read more

A:BSOD after sleep wake-up, random times

Do you have a registry editor......and are you comfortable in the registry?

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my desktop PC has been giving me a hard time with random crashes and BSoDs (mostly crash/reboots, sometimes BSoDs). they started in October 2015 and have become more frequent overtime. the crashes/reboots are mostly when the computer wakes from sleep; most of the time, it just reboots after waking up and showing the login screen, although i had one or two BSoDs instead of a sudden reboot at the login screen. i also had one BSoD while viewing a Flash-based video in Firefox.

motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B85N Phoenix WiFi
CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K (not overclocked)
memory: 2 x 8GB Crucial Ballistix Sport
storage: 128GB Plextor M5M PX-128M5M mSATA SSD + 1TB Western Digital RED 6GB/s IntelliPower 2.5in
PSU: Silverstone ST45SF-G SFX 450W Gold
GPU: Sapphire Tri-X OC R9 290X 100361-2SR

i have attached the DM Log collector Tool report to this post. i have also kept a log of my crashes and attempted fixes here:

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It as been a while for me with these two problems which I was not able to solve for my self.

1) when I wake the pc after it's been on sleep mode all night, it wakes up but no display. the screen has a small blue light that stays on after the pc wakes up, but after a few seconds it comes back to blink. ( all the while the screen is black), then i am forced to reset then screen comes back.

2) there also seems to be another problem, which I am not sure if related or not. recently I think after the big windows 10 update, when I watch videos either on pc itself or youtube, there seem to be a random slowdown/stuttering/ fps drops or what ever... this happens just for just 5-10 seconds each time.

i have tried delete and reinstall the gpu driver, but it didn't work. i should mention that games does not suffer that problem.

my rig:
Operating System: Windows 10 Pro 64-bit (10.0, Build 10586)
System Model: X58A-UD3R
BIOS: Award Modular BIOS v6.00PG
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 920 @ 2.67GHz (8 CPUs), ~2.7GHz
Memory(DDR3): 12288MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 12286MB RAM

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So I'm starting to have a few problems on this PC I just built about 2 months ago. The first problem is, sometimes when my computer falls asleep, it won't wake up, at all. I end up having to do a hard reset whenever this happens. This just started happening a few days ago out of no where, and it usually happens only like once or twice a day. The other problem I have is sometimes my audio will go out. It only happens when I have it on mute, but it doesn't always happen though. And when this happens, I end of having to hit the reset button and restart the computer.

I should note, I feel these problems may be related in some way. But that's just me, I really have no idea. When the audio goes out, if I right click on the little speaker on the bottom right corner, and then click playback devices, my playback device (My monitor, ASUS VE248h) isn't listed. And of course, it's listed when the audio IS working.

After I started getting the audio issue, I attempted to update my audio drivers, but the program crashed in the middle of the update. And now the computer tries to update every time it starts, but it always has an error and never completes. My audio still works fine though, except for when it goes out of course.

I realize these problems are probably pretty vague, but I'm just throwing them out there. Maybe somebody will have some ideas.

A:2 random issues. Sometimes when PC falls asleep, it won't wake up, and

Try updating the Display and audio driver (again), from Windows Updates or the PC or device maker's Support Downloads webpage.

If display driver doesn't solve Sleep issue, and it's set correctly at Control Panel>Power Options, then try Sleep Mode Problems - Vista Forums.

You may need to reinstall the Video and sound card or adapter.

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I have a new Dell laptop with Win7 Enterprise which BSOD's every once in a while when I hit the power button. I previously changed the power button to Hibernate. It does not always BSOD every single time. It sometimes BSODs when going to, and sometimes when waking up from Hibernate.

The zip file is attached (I hope I did it correctly).

Thank you for your help.

A:Random BSOD when computer going to hibernate or wake up from one

Hi dmash.

The BSODs (all of them) reports that it is caused by Intel(R) Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 driver.

BugCheck E4, {1, 85d04848, 0, 0}

*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for Netwsn02.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for Netwsn02.sys
Probably caused by : Netwsn02.sys ( Netwsn02+fe298 )

Followup: MachineOwner
But, the fact is that the driver is very latest.

98617000 988e4000 Netwsn02 T (no symbols)
Loaded symbol image file: Netwsn02.sys
Image path: \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\Netwsn02.sys
Image name: Netwsn02.sys
Timestamp: Tue Feb 18 21:41:48 2014 (53038644)
CheckSum: 002BBFE0
ImageSize: 002CD000
Translations: 0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4
So apparently it is not the right cause of the BSOD, and something else is causing the network blockage, making PROSet fail and causing the BSODs.

And when McAfee is present there, the first notion definitely goes on it, as it keeps an user safe from threats over network by blocking the network!

Uninstall McAfee Using McAfee Removal Tool. Use Microsoft Security Essentials as your antivirus with windows inbuilt firewall, and free MBAM as the on demand scanner.

Let us know the results.

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If anybody has an idea of the faulty part in my computer...I'm thinking it's the motherboard or the ram...(Memtest x86 shows a tons of errors on the ram...but I think it's two bad ram slots...since the board only HAS two.) Thank you SO MUCH!!! I really appreciate it! I've attached the two minidump zips below!

OS Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
Motherboard MSI 760GMA-P34 (FX)
Memory Crucial Ballistix Tactical 2x4 Gig 1866Mhz @ 9-9-9-24 1.65V
Graphics Card Integrated ATI Radeon 3000

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7601.
Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: a
BCP1: 0000000000000000
BCP2: 0000000000000002
BCP3: 0000000000000001
BCP4: FFFFF800034C317C
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 256_1

Files that help describe the problem:

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I have searched the internet and throughout this forum. In a nutshell, I need and currently use Wake on LAN, but my computer randomly "wakes up" from Standby and Hibernation. This only occurs when my computer is connected (via a router) to the internet. Unplugging the network cable eliminates the random "wake ups." The event viewer show the network card as the source of the wake up events when they occur.
I have tried both S3 and hibernation with the same results.
I thought "malicious" network traffic could be to blame, so I disabled my DDNS service (dyndns.org) and refreshded my external ip address.
I disabled port forwarding and DMZ for my computer on the router.
I disabled orb (for streaming), logmein.com, and filezilla ftp server.
I have disabled standby and hybrid sleep when using hibernation.
USB selective suspend is disabled as well as the usb wake up settings in the bios.

I am not sure what else to try. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


A:Random Wake Ups related to network traffic, but I can not disable WOL

I don't know if this helps - but you might be able to set exactly what your network adapter responds to in order to wake up your computer. Try going to Device Manager and opening the properties of your adapter, and look for an Advanced tab.

Mine for example (a Marvell device) has an entry called Wake-Up Capabilities, with the options of None, Magic Packet, Pattern Match, Magic Packet and Pattern Match and Link Change.

If yours has a similar setting, try changing it and seeing if that helps.

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Just started getting BSOD's on wake-up from hibernation or just browsing the web. I haven't added anything new in the way of programs that I can relate it to.

Blue Screen viewer points me to NTFS-sys+f0780 as the causing the crash and also says Ntoskrnl.exe+74ec0 as the crash address. Don't know if any of that is helpful. Also says KERNEL_DATA_INPAGE_ERROR.

I have attached my log as per forum instructions.

Thank you all in advance!


A:BSOD on wake-up from Hibernate or random times using computer

ERROR_CODE: (NTSTATUS) 0xc000000e - A device which does not exist was specified.

DISK_HARDWARE_ERROR: There was error with disk hardware
Make it sure that the intel ssd is running with the latest firmware. How to Upgrade Intel SSD Firmware | StorageReview.com - Storage Reviews
Also Free up the startup. Windows does not need any other program to auto start with it, but the auto start programs often conflicts and causes various problems including BSODs.
Click on the Start button
Type ?msconfig (without quotes), click the resulting link. It will open the System Configuration window.
Select the ?Startup? tab.
Deselect all items other than the antivirus.
Apply > OK
Accept then restart.
And uninstall Acronis, at least as a test.

Let us know for any further BSOD.

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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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When my WinXPPro SP3 machine is in sleep/standby/suspend mode (S1 or S3), the fax modem wakes the machine some of the time but not all of the time. I want it to wake the PC every time, with 100% reliability. (When the PC is up and running, the modem and the machine receive faxes beautifully.)

What do you suggest?

Modem: Conexant D850 PCI V.92 Modem with recent driver update to version (7/3/2007) (but this problem is the same now as before with the 2004 driver version)
PC: Dell Optiplex 755
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E4600 @ 2400 MHz
RAM: 2GB, of which 1.4GB is usually free
OS: WinXPPro SP3 with all updates
AV: Avast Home Free
Anti-spyware: SpywareBlaster Free, Spybot S&D Free and AdAware Anniversary Free
Fax software: MS Fax Console that comes with WinXPPro SP3
Printer/Fax Printer: HP OfficeJet Pro 8500 Wireless AIO (model A909g)
Screensaver: XP logo after 9 minutes; do NOT show welcome screen on resume
Power Settings: Home/Office Desk; Turn Off Monitor after 10 mins; Turn Off Hard Disks Never; System Standby after 20 mins; System Hibernates Never; Do NOT prompt for password when computer resumes from standby
Home network Ethernet connection: Intel(R) 82566DM-2 Gigabit Network Connection card with all Wake on LAN settings ON.
Browser: Firefox latest but use IE occasionally when necessary
Email: MS Outlook Express 6 to POP3/SMTP email service
Misc: I also run LogMeInFree version 4 on all my home computers

Thank... Read more

A:Wake on Ring problem - Fax modem fails to wake PC reliably from standby

I may not be able to help, but I am curious - is this a dedicated telephone line?

If not, what services do you use, like call forward, messaging, call waiting, etc.

Or does the dedicated line have anything like that that you know of? (or didn't know of)

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When my WinXPPro SP3 machine is in sleep/standby/suspend mode (S1 or S3), the fax modem wakes the machine some of the time but not all of the time. I want it to wake the PC every time, with 100% reliability. (When the PC is up and running, the modem and the machine receive faxes beautifully.)

What do you suggest?

Modem: Conexant D850 PCI V.92 Modem with recent driver update to version (7/3/2007) (but this problem is the same now as before with the 2004 driver version)
PC: Dell Optiplex 755
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E4600 @ 2400 MHz
RAM: 2GB, of which 1.4GB is usually free
OS: WinXPPro SP3 with all updates
AV: Avast Home Free
Anti-spyware: SpywareBlaster Free, Spybot S&D Free and AdAware Anniversary Free
Fax software: MS Fax Console that comes with WinXPPro SP3
Printer/Fax Printer: HP OfficeJet Pro 8500 Wireless AIO (model A909g)
Screensaver: XP logo after 9 minutes; do NOT show welcome screen on resume
Power Settings: Home/Office Desk; Turn Off Monitor after 10 mins; Turn Off Hard Disks Never; System Standby after 20 mins; System Hibernates Never; Do NOT prompt for password when computer resumes from standby
Home network Ethernet connection: Intel® 82566DM-2 Gigabit Network Connection card with all Wake on LAN settings ON.
Browser: Firefox latest but use IE occasionally when necessary
Email: MS Outlook Express 6 to POP3/SMTP email service
Misc: I also run LogMeInFree version 4 on all my home computers


A:Wake on Ring problem - Fax modem fails to wake PC reliably from standby - how to make 100% reliable?

Please see more details (and post your reply) at http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...hl=wake+on+ring(By the way, I'm up to BIOS A16 but does not help.Thanks.

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Hello. I'm looking at this laptop: http://www.dell.com/us/p/inspiron-15-3542-laptop/pd?oc=fncwg2327b&model_id=inspiron-15-3542-laptop

I would like to know if it has wake on LAN and wake on RTC or not.

A:Solved: Dell Inspiron 15 3000 Series - Wake on LAN & Wake on RTC?

Since I did not get an answer here, I went ahead and ordered the machine anyway, and took a chance. It does NOT have either feature in it.

It passed my other tests, so I'm keeping it and the next computer I get will probably have both of those features, but for this one, I guess I'll live without, since the network isn't finished to the point where I could actually use it anyway yet.

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It's not clear to me what 'Wake by Thunderbolt' (hereafter WbT) does and whether or not it's required for 'Wake On LAN' (hereafter WOL).  In the T470s and T480s user guides, there's no mention that WbT is required for WOL so I'm thinking it's not.  But then again, since Ethernet is in the dock itself, and seeing how there are controls for PXE, I could see how it might be required. ReferencesT470s User GuideT480s User Guide

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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 have ASUS G72.
Logmein software is able to wake the computer up with On Board Wake up is disabled or enabled in BIOS.

I have also Toshiba L505D.
Logmein software can wake the computer up only if Wake up on LAN is enabled in BIOS.

What is the difference between ASUS BIOS's On Board Wake up option and Toshiba BIOS's Wake up on LAN option?

UPDATE: I found out that ASUS's Option was for diskless boot and using network hard disks as hard disks. Nothing to do with Wake up on LAN.

A:Difference Between Wake up on LAN and On Board Wake up on LAN ???

One thing that could make a BIG difference here is the fact one is a PC and the other is notebook. The ATX Form Factor standard for PCs calls for the power supply to deliver +5Vsb standby voltage to various parts of the motherboard, to include the front panel power switch, RAM (for hibernate modes), and various devices (keyboard, mouse, NIC) for such "Wake on...". commands.

A notebook, however, does not have this standby voltage because obviously, it would run down the battery if the charger is not plugged in.

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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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My main system has Windows7 and I have an HP Proliant Microserver with Windows Home Server 2011 (probably irrelvant) and Wake on LAN hardware. The server is "off" right now, but the LAN activity light is blinking, so the LAN card has retained power (for the W-o-L function).

Do I have all I need to wake the server from my desktop, or do I need to install extra software (to send the "magic packet", to wake the server). If I need 3rd party software, then what is recommended?

I've tinkered with WoL during my professional IT career, but never really had much serious use for it, but now I have systems of my own, I'm more interested in getting it working.

A:Wake server with Wake on LAN

It has been a long time since I played with WoL. You might already have what you need to send that "magic packet", but this little 3rd party tool might be easier to use:
WakeMeOnLan - Turn on computers on your network with Wake-on-LAN packet

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Three days ago my water cooling failed (got up to 77C while gaming is when I noticed the problem as my CPU should not go over 62C). I decided to install an aftermarket heatsink instead of a new water cooling system ,and add a few more fans just to make sure my whole motherboard was getting plenty of air flow. I installed a Cool Mater Hyper Plus 212 heatsink. I followed the instructions, and looked at a few installation videos on my phone just to be sure. I'm pretty positive everything was done correctly including the thermal paste as my system has not gone over 45C while gaming even playing games on Ultra settings.

I got one BSOD late last night, after about 6 hours of it being on but no other problems after that. Today however I have been having BSOD issues the entire time at random times from just 5 minutes up to 2 and a half hours between BSODs. They have ranged from: NTSF_FILE_SYSTEM, PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA, KMODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED, and SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION

I have researched the errors on google all day and tried fixes for each one such as running memory diagnostic tool, deleting the old page info from memory and creating a new one, deleted all of my video drivers and reinstalled them, and I've even opened my case to make sure all my memory and cards are plugged in all the way.

These are the errors that BlueScreenView gave me:

120313-25490-01.dmp 12/3/2013 11:01:36 AM PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA 0x00000050 fffff87f`f903edfb 00000000`00000008 ffff... Read more

A:Random BSOD problems in the past 2 days. Random errors at random times

Welcome to the Forum.

Please remove the software:

Start Menu\Programs\Advanced SystemCare 7 Public:Start Menu\Programs\Advanced SystemCare 7 Public
Use Revo Uninstaller to uninstall stubborn software. Opt for Advance Mode while uninstalling. This allows you to remove leftover registry entries of the software: Download Revo Uninstaller Freeware - Free and Full Download - Uninstall software, remove programs, solve uninstall problems

This software is a known cause of BSOD's. The windows 7 operating system does not require these registry cleaning software. They often tune-down rather than tune-up and can wreck the OS beyond repair. Microsoft have improved Windows 7 significantly and it is much better at organising and optimising itself than its predecessors. Check this, this and this thread for evidence. If you feel the need to use a registry cleaning or optimisation software, most of us recommend the use of CCleaner - PC Optimization and Cleaning - Free Download but make sure you back up the registry before making letting ccleaner delete anything. 10 Tips on How to Properly Maintain Your Computer

Start Menu\Programs\McAfee Public:Start Menu\Programs\McAfee Public
Start Menu\Programs\McAfee Online Backup Public:Start Menu\Programs\McAfee Online Backup Public
McAfee is a known cause to BSOD's. Please remove it and use Microsoft Security Essentials it is recommended from a strict BSOD perspective, compatibility... Read more

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Ok now i'm out of solution so i come here hoping that someone could help me
I always had bsod hapening randomly but not like the this week
I got 2 bsod/day when i'm playing, when i'm staring at my monitor or even when i'm sleeping with random error code like 0x1e, 0x24, 0x3b, 0x4a or 0xa
I read a lot of forum like this one of people having similar problem and most of the time people were talking about testing the ram so I ran mdsched.exe last night but no error has been found
They also talk about using the windows debuging tool so I tried to download it but even the debuger downloader is buged!

So if someone could help me find out what's the problem that would be great

ps: No need to ask i already uploaded the minidumps of the this week here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/57a0dv8l7x...mp%20files.rar

A:Random BSOD with random error code at random moment

Welcome to SF mandrac , please follow the Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions.

And testing the RAM using WMD is no longer the recommended way going about doing so.
Testing the RAM:

Quote: Originally Posted by koolkat77

Test and Diagnose RAM Issues with Memtest86+:RAM - Test with Memtest86+

Pay close attention to part 3 of the tutorial "If you have errors"
Test the RAM with Memtest86+ for at least 7-10 passes. It may take up to 22 passes to find problems. Make sure to run it once after the system has been on for a few hours and is warm, and then also run it again when the system has been off for a few hours and is cold.

When done with the testing procedure take a picture and upload it here.

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Hello everyone,

I'm stuck with a very frustrating BSOD problem and from the look of it, it seems like some kind of harware failure. Thing is, I've replaced almost everything but the BSODs refuse to go.

The BSODs are completely random but playing a current generation game (Arkham Asylum, GRID) would guarantee a crash within an hour. Mass Effect, though, runs for many hours at a stretch sometimes...
Analyzing my dumps told me that the crashes were totally random. Page faults, the irq_not_less_than_equal one, the driver_irq_not_less_than_equal one, and the bugcheck codes were pretty random too! Even the faulting processes were anything from ntoskrnl to npfs to my ati driver... just about anything!

I like fixing my own problems, plus I'm impatient. My temperatures were within limits, so I assumed it was the RAM and got myself 2 new corsair 2GB chips just to be sure.
But the BSODs continued...

So it's not the RAM; the motherboard, Graphic card, and the PSU are brand new anyway. The only thing left was the processor, but they almost never go bad... or so I thought.

The real clue was when one of the dumps was found to be corrupt by the debugger! Reading up on that told me that it could be a processor issue. So I borrowed a Xeon 3040 from a friend to test.

Well guess what... The BSODs have almost gone. At least I can work in peace now though the Xeon is painfully slow. I say 'almost' because I DID get one BSOD since I put the Xeon abo... Read more

A:Random BSODs with random errors/bugchecks in random processes

Your dumps came up with errors 0x8E / 0xD1 / 0xA etc. each dump citing different / random process being responsible for instance in question.

Such errors do and can occur due to mismatch RAM timings or incorrect voltage settings. I'll advise you to check specs of your (i.e. timings + voltage) and see whether settings in BIOS are correctly matching these.

Secondly, sometimes even the settings are matching you may still need to fiddle around with voltage settings (incrementally) and see whether that stabilize the system.

Lastly, do stress test your graphic card with OCCT, because one of the dumps came up with 0xc5 as 1st argument, which usually happen due to acceleration issues of graphics. Regards

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I'm currently running Windows XP Home Edition with Service Pack 3.

Currently using firefox 3.5.5. On random occasions ,random pages will randomly not load with the loading circle spinning but nothing happening. When I click refresh, the page might load or might not. Sometimes i have to end up closing the browser and that seems to fix the problem for some time. The problem will randomly occur again shortly after.

For Msn, i have version Windows live Messenger 2009. On random occasions, i will not receive or my messages will not be sent out. The problem will go away and come back consistently.

I have shaw high speed internet directly connected to the modem. I tried calling them and letting them take a look into my computer through the internet. When they were searching theought, the problem did not occur at that moment, therefor i couldn't not prove that i have a problem.

I tried scanning my computer with Avira AntiVir Personal- Free version and Malwarebytes' Anit-Malware Free version all uptodate, but nothing gets picked up.

This problem started to occur 2-3 weeks ago, and i could not occur what i did during that time.

Thanks for your time.

A:Unable to access random pages and random times/Msn not receiving or sending msges at random times


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Hi, I am having a problem regarding waking up from standby mode, after going to standby I have to press a key to wake up either from my mouse or keyboard...It will switch on and the light will go from blue (on) to orange (standby) about 4-6 times and then it will stay on orange (standby) and I will not get anything on the screen but the fans will keep spinning and have to force shutdown by holding the power button:/ When I restart it will say resuming Windows (I do not go into hybernate mode tho) and take a little time to load me back to the loggin screen.

I have done a little research into this and some people have said it may be my graphics driver (ATI Radeon HD 4650 OC), I have reinstalled Windows yesterday and installed everything except the ATI software I let Windows update install my graphics driver and am still having this problem:/ Performance and info advanced tools are not reporting anything yet.

Does anyone have any soloutions to this, thanks in advance for the help

A:Wake up Help:?

Have u tried to download and install fresh copy of ATI driver from main website? I usually don't use window update to update drivers like graphic or wireless ect...

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I have a 5 computer network with two, soon to be three shared printers. The two are attached via parralel to two computers, and the third will get a print server so I don't need to worry about that one. The main one that things are printed to is attached to a computer that is used spariodically thorugh out the day, and is set to hibernate after 20 min. I would like to be able to have it hibernate as it is but still let people print to that printer without having to physically go over to that computer and wake it up. That computer has a lot of heat problems and I'm sick of talking the cpu out and trying different cooling solutions. What I have one now is working, but it still gets pretty hot. (PIII and idles at 43C ) So anyway... how can I allow users to wake up that computer when they want to print? It stays on 24/7 but hibernates after idling 20 minutes. The computer has wake on LAN enabled in bios and has an ethernet card with the capability.

A:Wake on LAN

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Hi all,  I'm trying to get this working, if any one else has managed this? I've checked all the options in windows are correct and i've updated all my drivers and BIOS. I've also downloaded the patch from this website which is supposed to enable it, and still nothing.Literally the only thing I haven't done is enable it in the BIOS, because there is no option or advanced settings available. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Wes

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What is the good free app for WOL?

A:Wake On Lan

have a look here ....

Free Windows Tools from Desktop Central - Remote Task Manager | Wake on LAN | GPO Update | Software Inventory & more

they're the ones I use without issue

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Hello everyone!I've got x1 carbon 5th and wonder if there are options to wake PC other then WOL -  through WiFi or WWAN?Now i can only wake my PC from sleep or hibernation through ethernet card. But it requires my PC to be wired with ethernet cable. In BIOS i found only WOL settings. But in my WWAN (Sierra EM7455) power management settings there is option "allow this device to wake the computer". I also found via cmd through powercfg command that EM7455 is able to wake PC (but there is no option in BIOS). In turn in WiFi advanced tab there is option "resume with magic pocket", but in power management tab "allow this device to wake the computer" option is greyed out (also no option in BIOS for WOWLAN).So when my PC is in sleep or hibernation only WOL through ethernet card is possible. I think that when PC goes sleep or hibernate only ethernet card is powered and that is one of the causes (BIOS missing options could be also a reason).Am I missing something?Thx in advance for any help.Greetings! 

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Spent hours on this and still no progress.

1. Windows 7 Ultimate as the host that I want to start up over the LAN.

2. Belkin router.

3. Laptop with Windows 7 Professional as the client.

In the BIOS of my ASUS P5W DH Deluxe, I have both "Power On By PCI Devices" and "Power On By PCIE Devices" enabled.

Under Power Management, I have "Allow this device to turn on the computer" checked.

While I want to eventually start this computer from a remote location outside of my home, right now I just want to get it working from within my LAN.

My power supply is rated at 2.5A for the +5VSB. There is a light on my motherboard even when the computer is off, and the NIC also has a activity light that is active.

I've downloaded several programs and tried to start my computer by using its MAC address.

I don't know if this is relevant, but I can start my computer when in SLEEP mode by clicking the mouse.

My objective right now is not to start this from SLEEP, but from shutdown.

Can anyone think of what I am not doing correctly?


A:WAKE ON LAN - Oh I really need help!

Maybe this program will help:
Nyxbull Software

Just make sure the Win 7 Ultimate computer is connected to the Internet (via. Ethernet Port)

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I have 2 Win7 x86 machines on a LAN. I can wake the desktop ( from the laptop ( using mc-wol.exe utility and the appropriate MAC address.
I have also created a batch file that works manually, if I add to the startup folder it works but only when the local user logs on. How do I run the *.bat file during the boot sequence, without logging on? Is this possible in Win7?

Sorted, used Scheduled Task and created a new teask to initiate the batch file during start-up.

A:WOL - Wake on LAN

Shouldnt have to run any batch file... just enable WOL in bios and send the WOL signal to the pc u want to wake up.

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I have a Dell OptiPlex 9020 w/ Win10 Enterprise. When monitors sleep the machine will not wake. It is in a hard locked position and have to hard reboot the machine. The machine only locks up when the monitors are asleep. Hibernation and or Sleep has been turned off. Can anyone help with this issue?

HD 7750 w/ most up to date drivers.

A:Win 10 won't Wake up

What kind of keyboard and mouse are you using? What does the Powercfg Sleep Study report show?

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I have two computers on my network. One is a laptop. The other is a desktop with a network card and wake on lan. I would like to wake my desktop up from my laptop. Both have windows xp one has home and one has pro. Pro is on the desktop. I understand a packet has to be sent. How do I do this?

A:Wake on Lan

Start with this page, http://www.intel.com/network/connectivity/resources/technologies/wake_on_lan.htm

It will give you an idea of what you need.

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I run a 24/7 FTP server, but when I'm not around I like to put the pc into hibernation. Is there a way I can get XP Pro to wake up my pc when someone connects to my server?

A:How do I get my pc to wake on LAN?

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Q: wake up

I am going nuts trying to fix this problem. When I put my computer to sleep and then click wake up, ninety percent of the time , it will shut my computer down completely. I have to turn off the surge protector and wait five seconds, then turn the surge protector back on and restart my computer. I have tried everything I can think of to fix this. Contacting Microsoft has been useless. My O/S is Windows 7 Ultimate. Thanks for any help. And no it doesn't help to use the space bar for wake up. This was suggested by someone from this site before.

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Has anyone had success in getting the XPS 15 (9550) to work with wake on lan on either the local network (WOL) or the wide network (WOW).
I’m somewhat experienced in WOL/WOW with various computers over the years, but have not been able to do so with the XPS 15.
Because the XPS 15 has no built in ethernet port, it requires the use of a USB 3.0 or Thunderbolt ethernet adapter.
I am currently using the Anker 3-Port USB 3.0 Gigabit Ethernet Adapter (RTL 8153 chipset + USB Ports VL812 chipset according to online specs). With the Anker adapter, the ethernet works very well. However, I can’t WOL/WOW to work using my time tested procedures.
The XPS Bios Power Management Tab has support for Wake on WLAN and USB Wake Support. I configured both to be active. I also configured System Configuration/USB PowerShare as active.
I downloaded the latest drivers for the Anker adapter (Dec 2015) and found the expected options for WOL/WOW in the Device Manager/Network Adapers/Realtek USB Gbe Family Controller/Power Management and Advanced tabs.
Upon shutting down the XPS, the green indicator light on the Anker adapter also shuts off, which causes me to suspect that there is no power with which to accept the magic packet signal. However, the USB 3.0 hub is powered to some degree, enough to start charging an iphone.
If anyone has had any success with wake on lan with the XPS, or has any ideas/recommendations, please advise. 

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Hey guys.

I am having problems staying connected to Live messenger while computer goes to sleep. When I connect to Live messenger, of course, everyone can see me as "online". Then, after 10 mins my computer goes to sleep and now I am offline for everyone. Is there a way to put computer to sleep but still stay online and wake up if someone sends me an instant message?

I use a Linksys Wireless-G USB Adapter. Model: WUSB54GC. And I run Windows Vista Business edition with SP1.

Thanks for any feedback!

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Ok so i did a little searching but i did not find the answer to my question so i thought i would post it here....

I have a dual boot xp/7, when i boot up in xp and shut off the computer i can use wol to to turn on the computer but when i boot up in 7 and shut off the computer i CAN'T use WOL to turn on the computer. I went into device manager>Network adapters>properties>advanced>wakeup capabilites and magic packet is enabled just like on windows xp. I also have the "Allow this device to wake the Computer" checked under power management. So im not sure what the problem is, does anyone have any suggestions? Thanks

A:Wake On lan

no one has any suggestions

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Hey guys,

Hope you are all well.

Just a quick question. I'm wanting some software similar to WAKE-ON-LAN, but what I'm wanting is for it to SLEEP/SWITCH OFF machines after a certain time. My company works until 9:00pm on an evening. I'm wanting some software similar to the WOL that can do the opposite - so SLEEP-ON-LAN if you will.

Does any of you know if software such as this exists. And if so where would I be able to get it from?

Thank you,



Is there some reason you can't use one of the built in power schemes on each system to either go into standby or hibernate after a set period of inactivity?

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I am trying to set up Wake on Lan on an E Machine E732Z Laptop loaded with Windows 7.

1. I have tried to set up th BIO's to activate the WAKE but cannot find the option.
2. The laptop is connected wirelessly to an ADSL router.
3. Must I use the Mac address of the router?
4. Which IP address must I use ..... that of the laptop?



A:Wake on Lan

Hi, have a look through this:-

Wake On LAN in Windows 7

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This is kind of a retro question. I want to turn an old box into a linux server using an old system for a dial-up network. The most retro would be an Abit px5 MB with a 133 Cyrix which still works fine! Second choice is a Gigabyte GA-5AA with an AMD 380. which I still consider a functional back-up system. However since the server must be turned whenever the network is up, so I want to think green and let the server suspend and turn on with a network request. The Abit board in the power management Bios section has a "break event from Suspend: Supportt ACPI RTC alarm function (viaIRQ8). I would love this to mean that If I can get a Lan card to work on IRQ8 (itself a big if) then a lan call would unSuspend the system, fulfilling my need.
The newer GA-5AA board has a Wake on Lan connection and a soft-off jumper. The Power management section of the Bios instruction has a "LAN/Modem Ring on : Enabled Enablee Ring Resume from Soft Off Function" For Soft Off in the Power Button Function "Suspend: Set Power Button Function to Delay 4sec"
Or the default Soft Off.

I must say these were all things I always went right by. For this latter board can I use the settings to get a Lan call to wake up the board And which Soft Off setting would I use?

A:What is wake on LAN

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Q: Wake UP

Hello , My machine does not wake up from sleep mode!!  I have to shut the system down like twice to get it back up. I am currently running windows 10  and did not6 have this problem with windows 7. Thanks. Ad

A:Wake UP

Hi there , Welcome to the HP Support Forums! It is a great place to find the help you need, from other users, HP experts and other support personnel. I understand that your computer is not waking properly from sleep mode. I am happy to help with this. Commonly this is due to some of the settings for Sleep or Hibernate or related to Fast Startup. Please see the following two documents, as they should help with this. HP PCs - Sleep and Hibernate Issues (Windows 10, 8)How to Turn On or Off Fast Startup in Windows 10 - www.tenforums.com Please let me know how that works for you, and if it does resolve your issue, please mark this post as a solution. Kudos would also be appreciated.

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Periodially when I try to wake up my computer in the
morning, nothing happens. I move the mouse, press the
space bar, press the Windows key, all to no avail. The
screen remains dark and blank. I have not enabled any
kind of hibernation. It seems that when I do enable it I
get a conflict with my modem card, at least that's what
the error message tells me. Sometimes I can reawaken the
machine by button pushing, but not that often. If I
remember the key combination to closing down (Windows
key/U/E ?) that will get me a clean shut down. Often as
not, I just resort to turning it off with the power

Is there some other way to get the darn thing to wake up??



A:XP won't wake up

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I have an hp laptop and i have it set up to an external display and my laptop is tucked away where opening the lid everytime i want to wake it up from sleep is too troublesome.

I was wondering if there was a way to wake up my laptop from sleep since my usb keeps turning off.

I have checked in my bios settings and i dont think i see anything in there relating to this and i also checked device manager.
In the device manager, i went to usb hub and checked which one powered my mouse and went to power management but the option to wake the computer up from sleep was grayed out and the option for turning power off to this device is still left unchecked.

How can i go about enabling my usb when my computer is in sleep mode?

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