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XP - Windows restarts or enters sleep mode without warning

Q: XP - Windows restarts or enters sleep mode without warning

I have WinXP and my computer restarts or enters sleep mode (if sleep mode: computer can not be 'woken' from sleep) with out warning every 15 mins.

Also when it restarts it comes up with 'Windows Has Recovered from a serious error' with some files that are effected...

I have been told it could be the RAM...

Any Help?

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A: XP - Windows restarts or enters sleep mode without warning

Hello Adam. It appears to be a Power Management issue in Windows XP. In that case, you might find the following article useful.

Configure Windows XP power management

Hope that helps.

-- Goku

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Hello, i have a Satellite P50-A PSPMHU, and i install windows 10 64bits. Once installed, my laptop enter in sleep mode every time, must be every 5 minute, or 10 minute, it is not constant, i dont know what happened. If i install windows 7 64 bit, work good, but to install windows 10 64 bit, the failure occurs. Please help me. Only occur with windows 10 (32 o 64 bit). Thank for you can do for me.

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Hi All,  I bought my 11e 3rd Gen just today. I really like it so far, except, I don't seem to be able to utilize the tablet mode. Every time I fold the screen back, it will enter tablet mode as per usual, but then once the screen actually touches the bottom of the laptop, completely folded back, it turns off and enters tablet mode. It's almost as if the sensor thinks the screen is folded shut completely and the laptop enters sleep mode.  Any ideas on what may ber happeneing? Thanks in advance. 

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Thought i had virus(computer kept shutting down to enter sleep mode) I have since reset to original factory settings but it still wants to enter sleep mode. can any one offer assistance?.

A:Computter Enters Sleep Mode

Standby is a state in which your monitor and hard disks turn off, so that your computer uses less power. When you want to use the computer again, it comes out of standby quickly, and your desktop is restored exactly as you left it. Use standby to save power when you will be away from the computer for a short time while working. Because Standby does not save your desktop state to disk, a power failure while on Standby can cause you to lose unsaved information.

To automatically put your computer on standby
Open Power Options in Control Panel.
In Power Schemes, click the down arrow, and then select a power scheme. The time settings for the power scheme are displayed in System standby, Turn off monitor, and Turn off hard disks.
To turn off your monitor before your computer goes on standby, select a time in Turn off monitor.
To turn off your hard disk before your computer goes on standby, select a time in Turn off hard disks.

To open Power Options, click Start, point to Settings, click Control Panel, and then double-click Power Options.
You might want to save your work before putting your computer on standby. While the computer is on standby, information in computer memory is not saved to your hard disk. If there is an interruption in power, information in memory is lost.

To create a new power scheme, specify the time settings you want, and then click Save As.

If you're using a portable computer, you can specify one setting for battery power and a differen... Read more

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For last few days i had a problem where in my computer would load perfectly boot-up and whenever i used to click on a user account to log-in it used to just shut down or you can say become un-responsive...

I then re-installed my win7 sp1 again and to my amazement this problem again showed-up....

I then used microsoft's fix it tools and it then somehow....managed to fix a few problem and win7 started to boot properly again yesterday....

Now, today my account would load normally, but after few minutes screen would show "entering power saving mode" and it would just restart...

I am enclosing details of PC and recent memory dump...

A:Computer Enters Power Saving Mode and Restarts with Error

any help?

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I have a new yoga 710 and a week ago (i think maybe it was after a windows update) it started getting into sleep mode every 2 minutes (screen goes black, i have to press a button and enter password). sleep mode is set to 10 minutes on battery and hibernate mode is set to 180 minutes so i dont know what is the problem. help will be appriciated since i cant work on the computer without touching the mouse every 2 minutes.

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Have an HP Envy dv7 running Windows 8 64 bit.  Have only had the laptop a month and was fine to start but now the computer quickly enters sleep mode in as little as 2 minutes from walking away from it.  Am using the high performance power settings and have ensured that the dimming/turning screen off/put computer to sleep are set at 10/20/120min respectively.  The laptop wakes as soon as I swipe my finger on the reader but is annoying to constantly find it alseep in as little time it takes to go to the kitchen to get a drink. Also had it go to sleep on me while in the midst of reading a web page.  Have only added MS Office and Mozilla Firefox/Thunderbird for additional programs since I purchased it. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

A:Envy dv7 enters sleep mode unexpectedly.

Hi,this is common and reported by many windows 8 users. how your PC will go into sleep again depends on how you wake it up.can you try wakeup your PC using power button and leave it for sometime - check if it still enters Sleep mode in the same time or this time as per your power Plan? you may need to create new power plans to get rid of this issue. because several updates from Microsoft/HP power assistant change the power settings of PC. which possibly causes the issue.what i can suggest is, create a new power plan and make sure hybrid sleep is disabled aswell. Hope it helps. Good Luck !!!!

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About every 3rd or 4th time I put my computer in sleep mode I am getting the BSOD. This is a brand new computer I put together myself one piece at a time. All the parts were bought brand new. I have followed the guidelines laid out in the BSOD posting instructions thread and have attached the requested files. Any help with this would be much appreciated! Thanks!

System Specs:
Windows 7
Home Premium
x64 bit
The entire system is a little under a month old

A:BSOD When Computer Enters Sleep Mode

Related to SCMNdisP.sys NDIS User mode I/O Driver from Windows (R) Codename Longhorn DDK provider. Yours is from 2007 and this driver is only used in Longhorn (beta).

I would remove it.

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I have a a Portege R930. I am running a program that take 25-30% of the CPU for many hours. If I put the laptop into sleep mode, does the computation get suspended? If not, and it is still running, how does the CPU get cooled when the fan is turned off in sleep mode? Can the CPU overheat?

I *don't* want my many-hour program run to be interrupted by an overheating sensor. If I know that the program is suspended in sleep mode, I won't fear entering sleep mode. If not, then I will keep the laptop awake, and if I need to transport the laptop, I'll put it into hibernation.

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I have a a Portege R930. I am running a program that take 25-30% of the CPU for many hours. If I put the laptop into sleep mode, does the computation get suspended? If not, and it is still running, how does the CPU get cooled when the fan is turned off in sleep mode? Can the CPU overheat?

I *don't* want my many-hour program run to be interrupted by an overheating sensor. If I know that the program is suspended in sleep mode, I won't fear entering sleep mode. If not, then I will keep the laptop awake, and if I need to transport the laptop, I'll put it into hibernation.

A:Can CPU overheat if Portege R930 enters sleep mode?

The answer seems to be that the CPU can't over heat because programs are suspended: http://forums.toshiba.com/t5/Port%C3...p/689961#M4014

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After upgrading to Windows 10, my eMachines model EL1360G enters sleep mode of it's own accord, 10 minutes or so, then will not come out with mouse movement. Have to reboot each time. No problem before upgrade. Can anyone help, please? I've tried the obvious with Power Settings, etc. 

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Hey everyone,

I've had this Dell Studio 17 laptop for a few years now, and have ran into a few problems in the past. However, in the past few weeks, the computer seems to blue screen almost every time I close the lid and it enters sleep mode. This has not happened at all while the computer itself has been running.

Here is the minidump file from this morning. All of the 8-10 minidumps since 12/11 seem to point to "ntkrnlmp.exe", if I'm reading that correctly. What do you guys think is the problem?


A driver has failed to complete a power IRP within a specific time (usually 10 minutes).
Arg1: 0000000000000004, The power transition timed out waiting to synchronize with the Pnp
Arg2: 0000000000000258, Timeout in seconds.
Arg3: fffffa8003d57b50, The thread currently holding on to the Pnp lock.
Arg4: fffff80000b9c510, nt!TRIAGE_9F_PNP on Win7

Debugging Details:

Implicit thread is now fffffa80`03d57b50


FAULTING_THREAD: fffffa8003d57b50






LAST_CONTROL_TRANSFER: from fffff80003289a32 to fffff80003296e7a

fffff880`0335b740 fffff800`03289a32 : fffffa80`03d57b50 fffffa80`03d57b50 00000000`00000000 00000000`0000000d : nt!KiSwapContext+0x7a
fffff880`0335b880 fffff800`032964da : ff... Read more

A:BSOD 0x9f when computer enters sleep mode

I may have found a solution. It may have to do with the fact that my computer is hosting a bluetooth network, and my iPhone may be trying to connect while the laptop is in sleep mode. I'm not sure if this is the case, but I will post if I've found any results.

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Got a weird one here that I can't solve but have an idea what it might be.

I'm running a Nvidia 8500GT video card and it has 2 video outputs, one VGA, one DVI. I wanted to run 2 monitors and connected a second one and set it up in the control panel to run dual view. It worked great in the beginning, but then started having some weird problems.

The first thing that happened is that the video card resolution settings would change sometimes on startup. Then it started thinking by Sammy 22" was a Generic CRT.

Then what I started noticing was that sometimes the monitors went into sleep mode (the monitors, not the PC), it wouldn't wake up when I moved the mouse or hit a key. When I tried rebooting it the monitors still wouldn't wake up but I could hear the PC booting up to the logon screen and making the logon sound.

Then I tried just going back to one monitor and the problem is persisting. If I leave the PC off for a few hours it will sometimes recognize the monitor on startup, but then after a while it will go into sleep mode and won't wake up.

Is it the video card? The drivers are all up to date. I've read the running dual view can be hard on the card? Do I need more power to run dual view? I'm not running it anymore.

I'm tempted to just try and run another card but if I can avoid dropping $100 for nothing...


A:Monitor enters sleep mode, won't come out, isn't recognized on reboot

Hmm, just tried rebooting PC and now it's not even rebooting, tried a couple times.

Forgot to mention that the power supply blew up about 4 months ago. Everything seemed fine after I replaced it though. Could it have shortened the life of the motherboard?

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Hi guys, i've had an issue since yesterday. My missus has downgraded me from the 46"

So i went out and purchased a second hand 15.5" lg monitor and a new vga cable, as before i was running via hdmi lead.. So everything was going fine untill i tried to play bf3, when i click on the bf3.exe my monitor enters sleep mode??

The game music can still be herd, and the pc seems responsive as my keyboard is still lit up and cap locks, numlock still responsive. Only way out is to hard reset.

I've gone inside the pc and removed the little dust that was there
Ive made sure pc is set in high performance mode
Made sure hibernation and sleep is off
Made sure vga cable is fixed
Checked driver for updates
Ran cc cleaner to insure no unwanted registary causing issues
Ran gpuZ to check temps (idle 32, gaming 57)
Tried unclocking my card
Tried raising fan speed manual to 100%

Yet it still happens, i've never had this issue before i got the monitor yesterday, and i know the gpu is not overheating, so do you think the monitor itself is the issue?

Tested games:
Working on highest settings:
-Black ops2
-Transformers foc
-DayZ (high not ultra)
-The warZ
-Portal 2

Games that shut down monitor:
-Crysis 2
-Resident evil: operation racoon city

The games that fail put the monitor into sleep mode as soon as the .exe is clicked.

Below is system
Win7 home 64bit
Amd black edition quadcore 4.22ghz
Amd 1gb HD 6570 gpu
450w psu
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A:monitor enters sleep mode whilst gaming


Definitely sounds monitor related. What happens if you run BF3 at the same native resolution as the monitor?


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Hi there
My PC has been driving me crazy. I was having trouble with one of my HDs, so i removed it from the system and made a fresh install of Windows 7 Home Premium X64. Now it is even worst, before i had the same errors on the old system but at least it would enter sleep state correctly most of the times. Now i have again this "Custom Error" ntoskrnl.exe (nt+0x824DA)
Bugcheck code: 0x1000009F (0x4, 0x258, 0xFFFFFA8009B6AB60, 0xFFFFF80000BA2740)
But the PC will stay on and i have to shut it down on the Power button every Morning.
I checked the Crashdumps but cannot find the cause, maybe some of you will help me out.
Thank you

A:BSOD 0x1000009F everytime PC enters sleep Mode

Hello Picas and welcome to SF

Please have a look at Stop error when you put a computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 to sleep or into hibernation, or when you restart the computer: "0x9F"
If you need any help on that, post back.

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Hello all,

I've tried to troubleshoot this issue in which my laptop will enter sleep mode at random times. Strangely, it only happens when my computer is plugged in to the adapter. Looking in the Windows event logs showed that entering sleep mode was either caused by Event 37 (system is limited by firmware) or Event 42 (entering sleep because of the sleep button or lid). I have since installed every software update provided by Dell's website for my laptop model (Inspiron 7720), including the latest BIOS update, but the issue persists. After receiving the Event 42 warning in the log, I deactivated the power button in the power options for the current power plan, which only caused the system to freeze up entirely when it entered sleep mode again. The power light was still on, but the screen turned off and neither the touchpad nor the mouse nor the keyboard would wake the computer up. I've also tried using a different adapter with this laptop - a 90W adapter instead of the 130W one that came with the laptop - but this only prolonged the time it took for the computer to enter sleep mode again. I even deactivated sleep mode in the power options to ensure that this wasn't the cause. It will enter sleep mode regardless of whatever I'm doing, too - even while I was typing this post, the screen turned black and the power button began pulsing. The only way I can turn the laptop back on again is by closing the lid and opening it again, since for some reason pressing the power button wo... Read more

A:PC Randomly Enters Sleep Mode (Kernel Power Event 42)

Hi Fiero, Welcome to Forums.

Reason for the issue can be anything. Like a software which came pre installed on your laptop. Dell and other brands install their own power management tools.

You can goto advanced power management settings, look indeed for hibernate or sleep, change the 180 minutes into 0 for meaning NEVER.

If you find some software in your Control panel (add/remove programs) by Dell for power management. Try to uninstall it (Don't worry you can get it back from Dell site) and check.

Check for Keyboard/touchpad/mouse/DVD RW for "Allow this device to wake up the computer" at the "Power management" tab of respective hardware.

Keep us posted.

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While playing games... my pc will always enter sleep mode after about 10 min. of play time. Once in sleep mode, it will not wake up.. so I have to turn off the computer by the button. This is really frustrating. I tried the live chat with microsoft and the tech found corrupted files?! But they wanted to charge me 69.99 to resolve the issue. Help?

A:Computer Enters Sleep Mode While Gaming and Wont Wake Up

guessing 7 or vista


and start type cmd right click it run as admin in the box enter sfc/ scannow enter run it twice

70 to fix it? really???


use above to keep eye on your temperatures , i cleaned out a computer yesterday and the fluff was enough to make a jumper

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I'm new here and I hope I can explain my problem so you can understand. Sometimes I'm not the greatest at explaining things. :-/

I have a Gateway GT5662, with 32-bit Windows Vista Home Premium pre-installed, and lately I've been having problems when it goes into sleep mode or I shut it down. I usually just leave the computer on and it'll go into sleep mode on it's own after awhile. Well, when I come back to it after a few hours, it won't wake up. It'll just be a black screen, won't respond to any keys or mouse clicks(yes, the monitor is on). So, I end up having to shut it down and start it back up manually(with the power button). When it starts back up, the Gateway logo comes on, but then it goes to a black screen and says something about an API or ATI error and then says press any key to boot from CD. When I ignore that, it tells me to restart by hitting ctrl-alt-delete. Well, when I do that, the whole process starts all over. The first time it happened to me was a little over a week ago. I kept hitting ctrl-alt-delete and eventually this Windows Vista Start-up Repair came on and I ran it. Computer booted up fine. Next time it happened, the System Repair didn't come on, but I put the Recovery Disk in and ran it from there. Well, tonight when it happened, we put the Recovery Disk in and the CD-Rom started loading it(with the white bar on the bottom) and then another bar came up with Microsoft Corporation underneath it, which I believe happens everytime... Read more

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I was working in Lightroom when my pc went into sleep mode.  Never happened before. I attempted to activate by pushing the power button.  Then I powered off and on. The Lenovo logo displayed on my monitor with the circular progress dial underneath, then the monitor displayed a "No signal, Entering the power saving mode shortly" message, then went black. I saw one thread suggesting removing the CMOS battery from the motherboard and holding the power button for 20 seconds to discharge power and reset the unit.  I have tried this and am still having the same issue.  Any suggestions?I am running windows 10, and note a major update applied last week, but I have been using the PC since then w/o issue until this problem occured this morning.Any help will be appreciated.Thanks

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After a recent clean install on a new SSD connected with ESATA rear port(and powered by a usb adapter),
ive been having this problem.

I'm running Windows 7 64 bit Professional w/ SP1
Keep in mind this computer has no internet so the only update ive installed was SP1 standalone installer. No updates past SP1....I've looked into the hotfixes and none of them seem like they would fix this specific problem.....

I leave the computer overnight

I hit the mouse or keyboard to wake the pc up.

Everything seems normal, The login screen comes up and it says locked. I type password.

As soon as i click to open a program or anything. Windows freezes and Restarts within 10 seconds. ( restart cycle, 1. Bios Splash screen 2. esata connected drives are shown 3.Resuming Windows 4. Login screen - locked)

I've noticed that instead of "Starting Windows" is says "Resuming Windows" while it restarts.

I've tested to see if a document stays open after restart and it does. So realistically the sleep is working.

It's not a major problem. It's just been annoying me for awhile. My old install did not restart itself after resuming from sleep.

I can say one thing, it's not the bios ( i did some research on the settings)
The bios is set to S3 (suspend -to - ram)
Power Settings are
Allow hybrid sleep (on)
usb selective suspend (enabled)
hibernate (off)
turn off hard disk after (20 mins)
require a password on wakeup (yes)
allow wake timers (enabled)
put the computer to sleep ... Read more

A:Windows 7 64 bit restarts after resuming from sleep mode

Very odd. Do the event logs reveal anything?

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Hello all,

I would just like to start off by saying that this is my first post. So, thank you in advance for taking the time to read this.

As the title suggests, I am having issues waking my computer. I have read through numerous threads with this same problem, but none of them seem to be having the same issues as I'm having.

Upon trying to wake my computer from sleep mode (forced sleep mode), it will either freeze and has to be reset or it has already reset itself and is sitting on the start up screen where it says something like, "Continue with previous Windows session," or "Reset and start a new Windows session."

If I choose "Continue with Previous Session" it says, "Loading Windows," but before it gets to the username welcome screen it freezes and has a blinking hyphen in the top left corner of the screen. When this happens I need to reset my computer yet again and choose the "Reset and start a new session" option.

Any ideas what might be happening? I have updated my drivers and checked my ram with Windows Memory Utility.

Oh, and just today I was testing Sleep Mode. I put the monitor to sleep but couldn't wake it back up either. I could hear the computer running but the display would not turn on. So yet again, I had to reset the computer. Not sure if this was a coincidence or if it is related (which I'm thinking it is).

Now just some FYI's:

I can only use forced sleep mode because from day 1 of building t... Read more

A:Windows 7 Restarts from Forced Sleep Mode

Do you still need assistance with this issue?

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Hello and sorry for the intrusion or any inconvenience.

I am running a "Windows XP home edition version 2002" Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4CPU 2.80GHz, 2.00GB of RAM

The problem persists after a while on the computer. My computer restarts, and/or freezes and sometimes when I try to restart my computer screen acts as if it is in sleep mode and never turns on, only after a while that I have my computer off does it start normally. Only recently have I had this problem where my anti-virus doesn't want to start up. Also when I tried to run a "GMER Rootkit Scan" my computer automatically restarted itself, so I can't do one.

I have a windows XP installation disk, would you recommend me to send my computer to a fix shop?


DDS (Ver_09-12-01.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Brian at 11:46:39.64 on Tue 01/19/2010
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_17
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.2047.829 [GMT -8:00]

AV: PC Tools AntiVirus *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {832E7172-E406-4bb2-8B19-6D29F2C93A98}

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k rpcss
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
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A:Windows XP (restarts,freezes, screen in sleep mode)


Please do the following:

Download ComboFix from one of the following locations:
Link 1
Link 2

VERY IMPORTANT !!! Save ComboFix.exe to your Desktop

* IMPORTANT - Disable your AntiVirus and AntiSpyware applications, usually via a right click on the System Tray icon. They may otherwise interfere with our tools. If you have difficulty properly disabling your protective programs, refer to this link here Double click on ComboFix.exe & follow the prompts.
As part of it's process, ComboFix will check to see if the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is installed. With malware infections being as they are today, it's strongly recommended to have this pre-installed on your machine before doing any malware removal. It will allow you to boot up into a special recovery/repair mode that will allow us to more easily help you should your computer have a problem after an attempted removal of malware.
Follow the prompts to allow ComboFix to download and install the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console, and when prompted, agree to the End-User License Agreement to install the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console.
**Please note: If the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is already installed, ComboFix will continue it's malware removal procedures.

Once the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is installed using ComboFix, you should see the following message:

Click on Yes, to continue scanning for malware.
When finished, it ... Read more

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Hello TechGuy forums!

Recently my custom build has started randomly going into some kind of sleep mode, probably caused by lack of video signal. The monitors report that they are entering power save mode and there's a loud crack from the speakers.

However, no input will ever wake it back up. TeamViewer reports the computer as online for a minute or so (but fails to connect) and then it switches to offline.

The problem seems to occur at completely random times. It has happened after half an hour of browsing the internet or two hours of gaming.

All the temperatures are OK (except for an "AUX" sensor that has been reporting insane temperatures since the first day) and I have made no hardware or software changes other than reseating my video card a couple of weeks ago.

So far I have ran FurMark, which got my GPU temperature up to 75 C with the case open and it all seemed stable and the Windows-based memtest, during which the PC crashed again while I was away.

The next thing I would do is try using the PC with one stick of RAM at a time and see if that solves anything, but I thought I'd post here first to see if anyone has had a similar experience or has any advice.

Specs (short version)

2 x 4 GB Corsair
Sirtec 500W
ASRock 970DE3/U3S3
Dual monitors (DVI/VGA and HDMI)
Windows 7 x64

Thanks for reading!

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Hope this is the right section instead of performance management etc.

How can you stop/configure windows 7 (I'm using professional) so that if you are downloading files just by standard IE it doesn't go to sleep or into standby until all network activity has finished?

Yes, I could set it to high performance but that means the pc would stay on all night and I'd have to use either a schedule or 3rd party app to shutdown at a predetermined time.

What I'd really like to do is make sure windows 7 doesn't think it's idle UNTIL it finishes any network activity like completing a download.

I really like windows 7 but just need to iron out some niggles............

A:Windows 7 enters sleep/standby while dwnloading?

OK.. Here is some trick, try that it may work..

go to device manager, select your network adaptor, right click and go to properties. under power managment tab make sure "allow this device to wake the computer" is selected.. try that

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Occasionally during Sleep Mode, the laptop restarts for unknown reasons. But I just noticed that it has restarted when I log in.I'm not sure whether this is caused by background updates of Windows 10, because I don't see a screen with updating or anything. AFAIK, the random restarts happened when the laptop ran on battery mode, but maybe that happens by accident.I already configured in Energy Manager that the hard disk never gets turned off, but that apparently doesn't work. What suggestions do you have to solve this random restart issue, without disabling sleep mode after X minutes?

A:Yoga 910 sometimes restarts during sleep mode

Windows will not update while in sleep mode, since your system is effectively turned off, so that is not the issue. Normally when you system is in sleep mode for a while, it eventually goes into hibernation (writes the data from memory to the hard drive) and shuts off.   This is to preserve the battery, and to prevent data loss should the battery die. The data is written to a hidden file on the root of the C:\ drive called hiberfil.sys, which is usually pretty large, about 6GB or so, and sometimes that file gets corrupted, and cannot be read when you try to resume, and thus the laptop reboot since it has no saved state from which to resume.     To fix that problem, you need to disable hibernation, and then re-enable it by following the steps below.. Disable/re-enable hibernationRight Click on Start and select Command Prompt (Admin)In the Command Prompt (Admin) window, type:  powercfg.exe /h offIt will take a minute or so for the command prompt to return as it deletes the existing hiberfil.sys fileOnce the prompt returns, type: powercfg.exe /h onThe prompt should almost immediately return, and the new hiberfil.sys file has been created.Close the Command Prompt (Admin) window Hope that helps. Cheers,

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On windows 8.1 updates up to date as of a couple of weeks ago.

Sometimes when it's time for the computer to shut down and sleep on the auto timer it clicks off and resets instead of sleeping.

Only started happening the past week or so.

Any ideas?

A:Computer restarts instead of going into sleep mode

Try Restoring to an older date, prior to this starting to happen.

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I have a Surface Pro 3 running W8.1 with all updates installed. When I wake the computer from sleep mode, all my open programs are closed and the computer has restarted. In looking at system event logs it indicates that a Kernel-Power issue occurred and the system has restarted. I know of two others in my office that have similar problems. Thanks for you help.

A:SP3 Restarts randomly when in sleep mode.

What do you have in common with the other 2 systems? I'd especially look at wifi enabled programs.

Looks to me like a networking problem, most likely with something related to the wifi.
Please run Driver Verifier according to these instructions: Driver Verifier Settings
I suspect that something is interfering with the wifi, but it hasn't left any traces in the memory dumps.

Be sure that you have ALL available Windows Updates for this system.

The following is for informational purposes only.

**************************Wed Mar 18 14:00:15.208 2015 (UTC - 4:00)**************************
Loading Dump File [C:\Users\John\SysnativeBSODApps\031815-7375-01.dmp]
Windows 8 Kernel Version 9600 MP (4 procs) Free x64
Built by: 9600.17668.amd64fre.winblue_r8.150127-1500
System Uptime:0 days 2:55:00.802
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for pci.sys
Probably caused by :pci.sys
BugCheck 9F, {3, ffffe00101f9b060, fffff80218221960, ffffe001019ae270}
Arg1: 0000000000000003, A device object has been blocking an Irp for too long a time
Arg2: ffffe00101f9b060, Physical Device Object of the stack
Arg3: fffff80218221960, nt!TRIAGE_9F_POWER on Win7 and higher, otherwise the Functional Device Object of the stack
Arg4: ffffe001019ae270, The blocked IRP
FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: 0x9F_3_wificlass_IMAGE_pci.sys
CPUID: ... Read more

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Does anyone know what the deal is? I found this in Event Viewer, and have seen it a couple times.  The funny thing is, this will happen if the system returns from sleep, like everything is normal, or it'll happen when I put my P51 to sleep and then it goes into some weird mode where I have to power the entire thing down.  See attached files or the links  

A:System enters sleep then returns from sleep one second later

Sounds like you have something running that is refusing to go into a sleep state.     Try disabling all startup items, screensavers and unplugging anything connected via USB, so your system is booting up as clean as possible, and then try entering the sleep state again. If you can remember when this first started, examine installed programs via the Programs and Features control panel applet, to see if any new software was installed about that time.    You should also run a full scan using good virus scanner such as Malwarebytes free scanner (even if you already have one installed).  Update your system' device drivers to the latest from Lenovo is also a good idea, as is looking in Device Manager for any devices showing an error condition.Also use start button to enter sleep (right-click Start >> Shutdown or Restart >> Sleep) rather than closing the lid to rule out the lid switch.You can also try resetting your laptop's power scheme to the defaults by opening an Command Prompt Admin, and typing: powercfg ?restoredefaultschemes and pressing EnterPowercfg can also perform a sleep study that may identify a problem, by once again opening a command prompt and typing or pasting in the following command:   powercfg /SleepStudy /output %USERPROFILE%\Desktop\sleepstudy-report.html   The command will place the sleepstudy-report.html on your desktop Another sometimes... Read more

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Lately my PC enters standby mode all the time...every few minutes(the time interval between two stanbys varies)..Please help!!!`

A:PC enters standby mode recurrently-Windows XP service pack 2

Go to your Control Panel and click on Power Options, under Power Schemes (the first tab at the top) go down to System standby and see what it how many minutes it is set to turn off after. If this is too short choose another option, you can also turn it off.

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hi, since a few days ago i have this weird problem, my latpop Y50-70 restarts everytime it enters sleep mode and I want to wake it up.I have windows 10 installed and I've uptated all the drivers.any solutions?

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When I place the laptop in sleep mode (regardless of method of doing so), it restarts after coming out from sleep mode. Any sugestions for how to correct this would be appreciated.

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My computer has been little weird lately. When I'm doing almost nothing, and computer is basically under 0% stress ( reading FB for example ) it's okay, but soon as I start some program, and the computer goes under stress ( fans start to go faster ) it kind of 'freezes' for sec, then continues.

This hasn't really bothered me so much until today.

I Was playing League of Legends and the game ( match ) was loading. My fans were running very lightly, even thought it was loading ( I have putted the fan speeds to slowest from Asrock autotuner about 3 months ago, not a one problem has occurred until recently this weirdness ). Anyway the moment when the match was about to start, first my fans went crazy, then the screen went black, fans slowed down, and it said " computer going to sleep " or something. Then few seconds later it shutdown and restarted. This same thing happen'd 2-3 times in row, when I was trying to get back to the game. Now I'm here writing this and running a virus check. It seems like it doesn't crash until I open up some heavy program.

Anyways, I got some Minidumps. I'm hoping you could analyze them and check if you can find any reason for this.

My specs are in my profile.

Thanks in advance !

- BenQ

A:Computer goes into sleep mode, then immediately restarts.

I can't read rar. It does sound like a overheating problem. Use a program like this.
Open Hardware Monitor - CNET Download.com

Remove the over clock and see if you still have the same problem.

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Whenever I put the screen down for the night, or after classes, when I open it up again, it informs me of an automatic restart due to a problem it has encountered with files in the Minidump folder and a Local sysdata.xml file. I have attached the file.

A:BSOD after sleep mode. Constant restarts after hibernate.

Please check to ensure that you have ALL available Windows Updates. It may take several trips to get them all.

Please uninstall the MotionInJoy program and physically remove the controller from your system (it's blamed in 2 of the memory dumps).
The xusb21.sys driver that dates from 2009 is known to cause BSOD's in some Windows systems. Unfortunately, there is no update available for this driver - so the only "solution" is to get another later-model controller (with the xusb22.sys driver).

Please uninstall the Paragon Software Group Apple Partition Map Driver as it is blamed in 2 of the memory dumps.

If all of this doesn't stop the BSOD's, please run Driver Verifier according to these instructions: Driver Verifier Settings

The following is for informational purposes only.

**************************Tue May 13 02:46:54.447 2014 (UTC - 4:00)**************************
Loading Dump File [C:\Users\John\SysnativeBSODApps\051314-14406-01.dmp]
Windows 8 Kernel Version 9200 MP (8 procs) Free x64
Built by: 9200.16628.amd64fre.win8_gdr.130531-1504
System Uptime:0 days 7:23:45.189
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for win32k.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for win32k.sys
Probably caused by :ntkrnlmp.exe ( nt!KiSwapContext+76 )
BugCheck 9F, {4, 12c, fffffa8010d554c0, fffff880009f4810}
Arg1: 0000000000000004, The power transition timed out waiting... Read more

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After upgrading from windows 8 to windows 10, the laptop wont wake up correctly and just restart.

I have an Asus Q551LN

* Upgraded the latest drivers of everything, including the intel hd graphics, the same with the nvidia integrated ones and then downgraded.
* I did a clean install of my OS.
* Checked and settled many options in the power management, recommended from other users/forums/etc.
* Disabled and Enabled again the Intel Management Engine
* Flashed new BIOS firmware.

Nothing worked for me.

If someone can help me clarify the problem, I would be very grateful.

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After restarting, or after awakening from sleep mode, the M90n-1 is extremely slow, even in basic operations like using Windows Explorer to list files, or in loading websites in any browser. The problem does not occur if the PC is shut down and then turned back on. This was the issue immediately after receiving the computer, before any additional software was installed. Vantage, System Update and the Lenovo online support scan all show that no drivers are waiting to be installed. Has anyone else had this problem?

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Hello this is my first post and I'll try to describe the issue best I can

Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2500K CPU @ 3.30GHz (4 CPUs), ~3.3GHz
Memory: CORSAIR VENGANCE 2X 2gig 1600mhz ddr3 2 X 4gig 1600mhz ddr3 1.50v = 12gig of Ram
Video Card: Powercolor Radeon HD6950
Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
Motherboard: Asus P8P67 R3 Socket 1155 USB 3.0 Bluetooth 8 Channel Audio ATX Motherboard
Power : Antec TruePower New 650W Modular PSU
The Issue started to happen after adding more Ram (extra 8 gig of ram on top of 4) and Replacing Fried GPU (ASUS HD 6850 )
all at the same Time)
so what happens? when I turn on the PC it switches off after 3 seconds (blank screen) I repeat the process 1-3 times (for some reason its random. Rarely it switches on straight away)
like 1 in 10 I'll get message that that over clocking failed on top of that (everything is on stock settings) mostly after sleep mode

after all of that to proceeds to boot and everything works fine. it does not stop me in normally using the machine but its definitely annoying and I would like to fix it since I'm not planing on reinstalling system from scratch anytime soon

A:Solved: constant restarts reqired after sleep mode

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Hello All,  I really hope someone can help me with my issue as i have tried calling HP support but i keep getting bounced around which is really disgusting. I have an Elitebook 9480m which i recently purchased. I noticed when i put the laptop to sleep it works fine BUT when i try to wake it up, it automatically reboots which is annoying. I need help on this.  Thanks 

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Hi! I am new to the forum but I hope that you will help me with my BSOD problem.
Last week I got the first BSOD when I was working and testing VB/macros in Excel, and the laptop (Asus U46S SSD) restarted itself afterwards. The same thing happened this week, but now as it was when coming out of sleep mode the bluescreen came.
From the instructions on how to post the BSOD threads, these are the info files:
Attachment 230449
I apologize that the text in the files are in Norwegian, but I did not manage to change the installed OS language.

Thank you for this lifesaving forum.
Best regards,

A:BSOD d1 when coming out of sleep mode, + possibl excel. Lapt restarts.

Welcome aboard, Vega.

► Your webcam is somehow behind the crashes.

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* Bugcheck Analysis *
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Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck D1, {fffff8800ac0cf2c, 2, 8, fffff8800ac0cf2c}

Probably caused by : usbvideo.sys ( usbvideo+4f2c )

Followup: MachineOwner
You may either use any third party program to run the cam, or How to Reinstall Usbvideo.Sys | eHow.com is some instructions to reinstall it.

► Another thing is your nvidia display driver.

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* Bugcheck Analysis *
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Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 9F, {3, fffffa8009874a20, fffff8000454b4d8, fffffa8007685cf0}

Unable to load image \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\nvlddmkm.sys, Win32 error... Read more

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I am having sporadic blue screens when I close the lid of my laptop to put it to sleep. It is a HP DV6-6000 running windows 7 home x64. I attached the requested diagnostics. Thanks in advance for any help.

A:BSOD when computer enters sleep

Related to AthDfu.sys BulkUsb Drive from Windows (R) Win 7 DDK provider. I would re-install the newest available.

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My computer used to sleep fine. I use it a lot manually. I believe a driver update caused the problem, but I do not know which one. It happens every time it goes to sleep mode for any reason.

Perhaps related is the following below:

I recently changed my c:\Users folder to F:\Users. I used robocopy (not mirror image though as I already had some things in those folders), then mklink /j to make a junction. I had many problems until I changed the ownership of my folder. Before that I could not open firefox or thunderbird except as an Administrator (another account, not administrator, was able to use them fine). I still cannot load internet explorer, which is needed to purchase on ebay (firefox will not link to paypal).

Thank you in advance for your help.

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I have recently bought a new computer and put it together. I took my 130gb HD and placed it in it after installing XP Pro. I manage to get it up and running for a while (1-3 mins) and then it shuts down for no apparent reason. This also happens in about 10 seconds after starting when I try to install my AWESOME video card but that might be a different problem. I am running windows XP pro. here are the specs of my computer:

Mobo: ECS RS400-A
450W Power supply
1 gig of DDR2 RAM
Video card: Onboard X200 (But I would like to run my radeon X850XT)

And I can access the internet through my router. If there is any other information needed let me know.


A:Windows XP Restarts w/o Warning


I took my 130gb HD and placed it in it after installing XP Pro.

Explain why you did not have the drive in the machine when you installed XP.

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Hi, one of my computers at work randomly restart itself about 4 or 5 times a day. So far I haven't been able to find any kind of pattern or reason why it's doing that. I'm running Windows XP Pro on a IBM NetVista Pentium 4 2.0 Ghz processor with 768 MB Ram. I followed the steps suggested on http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000605.htm and the computer doesn't restart while in Safemode. When I turned off the auto restart after system failure feature I saw the same blue screen with the following numbers at the bottom every time: Stop: 0x00000611 (0x0001ed51, 0x00000000, 0x00010A29, 0x00000000). The only system change that I can remember happened back in December. My boss was listening to a CD in the computer and it stopped working. He had to remove the CD-ROM and open it just to get his CD out. I've checked the Device Manager and it doesn't show an error regarding removable discs. I ran a ton of registry scan utilities last night and found a lot of errors, most of which were fixed, and the computer didn't restart overnight, but at 10:15 and 11 am this morning it restarted again. I've noticed that every time it restarts the Event Viewer, System information shows the Event ID 6009, but I think that's related to auto restart function.

Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks

A:[SOLVED] Windows restarts without warning

check your voltages listed in the bios and post them

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I will be in the middle of something on my computer and it will shut down and restart without any warning/ I have scanned for viruses.. When my computer comes back on it tells me that my computer has recovered from a serious error... can someone please HELP Thanks in advance!

A:Windows shuts down & restarts without warning

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I've had this problem on and off for a while. It occurs mostly when I'm playing a game. My video card is an Nvidia Geforce 8600 GTS, and my motherboard is a Foxconn L S-36. I've noticed that the standby light on my motherboard stays orange even when powered up. My video driver is up to date, and the game that triggers it has requirements below my system specs.

Anyway, I was just wondering if anyone has any idea what the problem could be, and how I could fix it.

Trent Rudd

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Hello All,
I've just purchased a S2716DG, and when I power on the monitor it Immediately states 'entering power save mode'?
I plugged the cable (HDMI) into my laptop and it works straight away, so clearly the monitor works.
 Therefore I presume that there is an issue between the desktop and the monitor? I'm using a Optiplex 390 desktop - i3 CPU with a NVIDIA Quadro NVS 295 connected via a DisplayPort cable, I've also tried it without the card and get the same result.
Can anyone help clarify what is the issue and how I can resolve it please?

A:S2716DG - Immediately enters power save mode

Read through this.
The S2716DG HDMI is using 2560x1440 60Hz.
The S2716DG DP is using 2560x1440 60Hz/85Hz/100Hz/120Hz/144Hz.
It is possible that the S2716DG DP is set to a Hz that your video card does not support.
When connected via DP, does the Menu button bring anything up? If yes, go to Others.* Factory Reset- Reset all settings to the factory preset values* Go back and change Monitor Deep Sleep to Disable

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Over the last few months my Thinkpad S1 Yoga has developed a habit of randomly entering tablet mode when the lid is about 90-120 degrees open, as if the lid was swung past 180 degrees. Consequently the keyboard and trackpad are disabled when this happens. Closing the lid to force the computer to sleep and then opening the lid again removes the symptom. Moving the lid past 180 degrees sometimes makes the computer go into laptop mode again, or sometimes makes the display rotate 90 degrees while staying in tablet mode. I tried to remove the sensor in Device Manager and let plugnplay rediscover it but the problem remains. So I'm guessing this is a hardware problem? For now my workaround is to keep the sensor disabled (which means no tablet mode unless I Before I tear the computer apart and start replacing parts - it's out of warranty - any thoughts?Thanks.

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