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Q: power button just puts laptop to sleep

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?

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A: power button just puts laptop to sleep

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

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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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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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Does this x1 Carbon not sleep from the power button? This is the first time in my many laptops where the computer will not go to sleep after pushing the power button. Is there a way to change it so it does?I know that Fn + 4 makes the x1 Carbon go to sleep but I rather have the power button do this function.Can somebody help me?

A:X1 Carbon power button won't make the laptop sleep

Settings -> System -> Power and Sleep -> Additional power settings -> Chose what the power button(s) does (do).
 
Z.

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This just started a couple days ago and I can't figure out why. I haven't installed any new software or messed with any relevant settings that I can remember. As the title says, clicking Start -> Shut Down puts it to sleep. I've checked the Power options in Control Panel and all of that looks right. Thanks for the help!

A:Start Menu "Shut down" button puts PC to sleep

That is an odd one, maybe try resetting the power plan you`re using to defaults.

And it wouldn`t hurt to run a system file check, the link is below.

You could try a system restore to about a week ago.

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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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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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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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Please let me know the difference between sleep button and power button

Is sleep button the one which will be on the keyboard?

On the CPU there will 2 buttons one will be to start the computer and another one to restart computer?

Can these buttons be used to work like to enter in sleep mode, hibernate mode etc(Making changes in power options in control panel)

I'm having windows 7 computer

A:Power button and sleep button

sleep buttons depend on the manufacturers to where they go. most laptops sleep function is assigned to an F key and used in conjuction with the function or "fn" button. usually on F2 or F3.
These buttons are not programmable via the power options in control panel.

if its a desktop and doesnt have a dedicated sleep button you can reasign the task to either the restart or power button within control panel and or set it to sleep/hybernate after a given time.

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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 Computer wakes up from sleep only when I press the power button but not a button from my keyboard. It is still functional and I can use my computer but I would like to use the keyboard to wake up my computer. It is home built and Windows 7. Any help would be appreciated.

A:My Computer wakes up from sleep only when I press the power button.

Welcome fr4mindia.

My suggestion is to look in your BIOS to see if there is a setting to allow "Wake on Keyboard".

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Hi
Neither power button led nor the power led on the lid blink (breathing light) after sleep mode. The other led lights are just fine but the power LEDs are not blinking at all. Even when I disconnect the charger it stays SOLID white and not blinking.What can be the problem?

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Hi,

I've disabled the power/sleep button in the start menu a while ago to prevent my children from shutting down the computer. Now they are older and I want to get them to put the computer to sleep when they are not using it. Unfortunately, I can not remember how I disabled the power button. There are no group policies set and I couldn't find any settings on the registry (as suggested in your tutorials Power Button and Shutdown Options - Start Menu). Here is a screenshot of the situation:


https://www.nirvanaware.com/browser/...abledPower.jpg


Any ideas how I could enable this again?

A:disabled power/sleep button in start menu

Hi Tinschel,

Welcome to Vista Fourms.

You might see if this tutorial is what you did. To enable it again, you will just need to delete the ACSettingIndex DWORD in the registry.

Removing the Sleep function in the Shutdown menu

Hope this is it,
Shawn

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My current Win 7 installation was installed in July, 2013. From the time I installed it, I would put it into sleep mode by going to Start > Shut Down "arrow", and selecting Sleep every night. It would go to sleep and the power LED would flash. I would then press the power button the next day and it would wake up.

This worked perfectly until the last week or so. Now when I press the power button the power LED continues to flash for about 3 seconds, and then the light goes out. The only way I can get it to turn on is to press the power switch on the power supply to the off position, leave it off for a few seconds, flip it back to the on position, and then press the power button on the front.

When the computer comes back from this state, it acts like it's turning on from being fully turned off (I see the BIOS screen, etc.), but all the stuff I had open are still there. I guess this is like coming back from hibernation?

I don't know what happened to cause this. I have made no changes to the power configuration, no hardware changes, no driver updates. Maybe it was a Windows update that caused it?

How can I make the power button wake up the computer like it used to?

Thanks!

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As I've detailed in my post here, I'm having trouble with closing my laptop and the sleep/suspend not working correctly. I wanted to try and use the power button to put it to sleep to see if that works consistently, but when I go to the power button settings, it doesn't seem to work. I go to Power & sleep settings -> Additional power settings (goes to control panel) -> Choose what the power buttons do and no matter what the setting is, pressing the power button doesn't do anything. I've tried setting it to "nothing", and then back to sleep, or shut down or hibernate, and none of them work. I'm guessing Lenovo has overriden the setting somehow? Anyone can help me with this?

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Hello - I have about 50 Lenovo P series Laptops running in our comapny and within the last month, 2 - P51S same make and model has had power up issues.Users reported that they "control +alt+ Del" to lock out their laptops and when then returned the laptop was DOA. The signs are that the power power light is flashing every second ( Indicates in sleep mode)- FAn attempts to start but does not.I have tried plugging in different AC power adapter, disconnecting both external and internal batteries. No change. I have openned laptop and disconnected SSD, Wireless card, ROM battery, fan, speakers etc testing and no difference. I have tried to discharge by removing all power and and tapping power button 10 times and hold in for 30 seconds. No change.  I find it strange that 2 identical laptops would suffer the same issue at the same time?? Looking on internet - this looks like hugh problem that maybe linked to the motherboard issues on this make and model.I have called Lenovo and since out of warranty - sorry.So please help if anyone has any other ideas to try. Thank you in advance 

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I left my laptop alone for a few minutes and when I came back, my display was off and the power led was blinking. I tried [ressing the power button, but the screen did not turn on and power led continued to blink. At the time the charging led was white, meaning the battery was fully charged. I waited a few days to see if draining the battery would allow me to turn the commputer on but that hasn't worked. Now, when I plug the adapter in and try to turn on the laptop, the charging led (now orange, not white) and the power led blink on and off simultaneously. I tried plugging the display to an external monitor too and since the computer has been stuck in this mode, nothing has shown up. I have viewed the HP page for hard reset but it did not work for me: http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c01684768 I have also viewed the HP led flashing page and tried the steps. They did not work: http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c01732674 Can anyone help me fix this asap? This laptop was going strong and I've taken really good care of it. I don't see why this computer should die on me after using it for 4 months. 

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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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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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I have a problem that my PC instantly goes to sleep when I press Ctrl + R, and it happens to me a lot when I'm playing first-person shooters ctrl being crouch and R reload... but it also happens when I'm not having any application on just pressing ctrl + r few times puts pc to sleep mode... couldn't find any case like this on internet, any1 got any ideas how to fix this?

Sys info:
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6700 CPU @ 3.40GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 94 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 16346 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070, -1 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 232 GB (53 GB Free); D: 931 GB (264 GB Free); F: 465 GB (47 GB Free);
Motherboard: MSI, Z170-A PRO (MS-7971)
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Enabled and Updated
 

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Lenovo T470 was shutting down when all of a sudden all light and the screen went off. But the power button light kept on blinking. It has refused totally go off even after a series of hard pressing to force the shutdown. Someone kindly help on the issue.

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I am unable to activate a dell M782 monitor from the power saving mode after the sleep button on the keyboard was pushed. I have unplugged the power from both the cpu and monitor, powered down both & disconnected the monitor cable. The error message says "monitor in power saving mode use pc to enable". Tough to do when the screen is black! I suspect there is a secret combination of keys that undo this but have no idea which ones to press in what sequence. Help!
 

A:can't activate monitor power after sleep mode button on kybrd pushed

Press the "on" button, or the "wake" button if there is one.
 

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My X1Y3 goes to sleep (Modern standby) as soon as the screen turns off. That's not what I'm expecting. I've set my screen off timer to 10 minutes and my sleep timer to 15 minutes for DC and never for AC but Windows doesn't care. When the screen turns off after 10 minutes, the computer also goes to sleep. I don't know if I should report this to Lenovo or to Microsoft. I know of at least one user who have installed stock Windows on his X1Y3 and who does not experience this (see https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-X-Series-Laptops/X1-Yoga-3rd-gen-CPU-frequency-pegged-at-max/m... and the following answers from Arjov). That suggests that it's an issue with Lenovo's configuration, not with Windows generally, but I would very much appreciate if others could check and confirm. @someotherguy, you helped solve another Power Plan related issue, would it be possible for you to have a look at this too? It's highly annoying not being able to let the computer run with the screen turned off.

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My new computer works great, until I get on the net. When my air conditioner comes on, or when someone tries to call, the computer goes into sleep mode. the screen will freeze up, and the computer will not respond. When this happens a window opens, "saying an active dial up networking connection is suspending your machine, Do you want to continue?" If you click on yes the computer will stay on but the window will stay there. The only way to get rid of the window is to shut down computer. If you ignore this window computer will go into sleep mode. Help!
 

A:Active dial up puts computer to sleep

It's most likely going to be a setting in the BIOS. I can't tell you exactly which one since all BIOSs are different but that would be where I would start looking. Disable any of the features under "Power Management" and then try it. If it still does it then get back into the BIOS and start looking for other settings.

BTW, also be sure to disable "Wake on Lan" in the BIOS though your symptoms are just the opposite. It's not something I think you would want enabled.
 

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I have had my Hp laptop for 3 years now. It has been working perfectly, up until 2 weeks ago. It would not turn on when I clicked the power button. After clicking the power button, 15 minutes later I noticed it just came to life. Sometimes it doesn't turn on at all for days, but sometimes I click the power button and it boots within 15-30 minutes. When i click the power button, nothing happens at all for that duration. No fans, no lights nothing. The only light on is the power cord button that is always on when i plug it in. I did replace the power cord, and tried cleaning out the insides, it did nothing. Should i just replace the motherboard?

Ps. Hp pavilion dv6-6c43cl

A:Hp laptop takes 15 minutes to power on after clicking the power button

See if your mobo has a power switch on the actual board itself. Power it on that way and see if the problem persists

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When inserting Headphones into the jack the notebook immediately goes into sleep mode?Checked Device Manager no issuesIs this a hardware fault? If so it's a set of Bluetooth speakers on the shopping listAny help much appreciated thank you

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Someone I know has a Dell PC that seems to work with the exception to the monitor going to sleep (green light on the front turns yellow) at login. The PC continues to run normally. You can hear the login sound effect play when it logs in, you can blindly shut the computer down with a couple keyboard shortcuts and you can hear the logoff sound effect play and the PC restarts. Video displays just fine during POST, and when windows is loading (the splash screen with the XP logo) and when you boot it into safe mode, and when you boot it normally with the "Enable VGA" option which forces it into 640x480, which is unacceptable. But when you boot it up normally, the monitor goes to sleep.

Any ideas?
 

A:Windows XP Home puts monitor to sleep at login

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In laptop power button continuous blinking bt laptop are not start why

A:In laptop power button continuous blinking bt laptop are not...

Can we have the model number of the laptop? In the meantime try the hard reset: http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c01684768

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I have a Pine soundcard (a pretty cheap one, I admit) that I can't get any sound out of through headphones. I thought it may just need amplified speakers, but after attaching some I recieved the same sound out of them; just a faint bass-less hint of the audio.

Am I simply going to have to live with the shortcomings of an exceptionally cheap soundcard, even though I've purchased cheaper ones in the past where headphones worked fine?

If anyone would know why this may be happening, please let me know. My roommates are getting upset with my music. Thanks,,

Dan
 

A:Sound card puts out no headphone power

you may have to select headphone output in control panel

start/settings/control panel/ audio icon(depending on which os your running), generally under advanced, change from speaker to headphone. Course you will have to redo it to get the speakers to work again
 

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My wife has a HP Pavillion laptop with a power problem.It started a few months ago in that pressing the power button would not start the computer.She has to remove the battery and magically it will power up.I have been able to occasionally(50% of the time) get it to work by pressing with a pen tip on the far right corner of the power button.

Can someone shed any light on this and a possible fix? Her computer is now dead and the battery removal process won`t work.

Thanks!
 

A:Laptop Power Button

I know what I would try > Unscrew the top panel and press the button directly. If that works replace the panel to its position and leave the screws out.
 

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I have a Toshiba Satellite 1905 laptop.

Lately the power button doesn't go on the first time I press it. You have to press it a certain way. Or hold it. It scares me because I think one of these times I'm not going to be able to get it on. Anyone know what can be the cause for this!? I'm sad because I'm a poor college student and I have no money to get it fixed. Anything I can do? Will it eventually not turn on anymore?

Thanks.
 

A:Laptop power button

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Hi all,

I have a W7 x64 desktop.

I have set the Power Options>System Settings - Define power buttons (When I press the power & sleep button) to "Do nothing", yet i can still shut down my desktop via Start>Shutdown and by pressing the physical power button.

What gives?

A:Does changing "Power & sleep button settings" only apply to laptops?

Check the BIOS, there is probably an "instant off" or 4 sec delay option for when you press the power button while the PC is on.

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