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Computer Help Needed My Computer Won't Fully Reboot/ Leave Sleep Mode

Q: Computer Help Needed My Computer Won't Fully Reboot/ Leave Sleep Mode

For the past week my computer has been acting odd. Here is what happens

1. Sometimes when i turn on the CPU, the light will either turn blue, flash blue, or wont be on at all. When this happens ( no matter what the light does ), I can hear the fans/drives, and my monitor goes on, but there is nothing on the screen. I usually fix this by turning off my power strip, and then turning it back on or hold the power button on my CPU.

2. When i reboot, my computer doesn't fully shut down. Windows Logs off, and I am left with a blank monitor, with my CPU still on ( if I just turnoff the power button and then back on it stays the same, CPU on, nothing on screen.

3. When my computer goes into sleep mode, pressing keys/moving or clicking the mouse doesn't "wake it up".

I am using Windows XP Media Center SP2

Can someone help me?

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A: Computer Help Needed My Computer Won't Fully Reboot/ Leave Sleep Mode

Lets see, off the top of my head...
Does the computer ever lock up when copying large files?
When trying to turn on the computer, does it some times turn off almost as soon as you attempt to turn it on?
Do you ever hear any odd ticking sounds when booting up?

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Once in awhile when I put my computer to sleep, my monitor will shut off, but the remainder of my components (fans, keyboard, mouse, etc.) remain active. Pressing the shift key more than 5 times will activate stick key and my mouse led remains on. Pressing any key will not wake my computer from this state unfortunately. I need to do a hard reset every single time this happens. Anyone have any idea what is causing this?

My event log shows this around the time when this happens. Not sure if it is related.
Event 1014, DNS Client Events
Name resolution for the name isatap.hsd1.ca.comcast.net timed out after none of the configured DNS servers responded.

This started ever since I did my yearly routine of reformatting my computer. The only thing that is different is that I updated my graphics card driver to the latest version. I am using ATI HD5850.

A:computer would not go to sleep fully

Did you try the driver delivered by Windows Updates after enabling Automatically deliver drivers via Windows Update (Step 3). This is how Win7 delivers drivers it wants.

Since the Display driver is most important for the sleep and hibernate functions, you may have to roll back to the one which works if you can't find another solution.

First try the fixes for Sleep Mode Problems - Vista Forums

You shouldn't have to reinstall Win7 every year, since once you get a perfect Clean Reinstall
you can save a backup image to use in place of reinstall. But make sure you are sticking closely to the steps in the blue link since your problem seems to be driver-related and many try to apply old XPired rules for drivers to the first driver-complete OS and find themselves in trouble.

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My laptop occasionally does not completely shut down/sleep/hibernate. It goes through all the steps up to where the screen turns off, but I can tell the computer doesn't turn off because the power button stays lit up as well as the lighted keyboard.

Laptop originally had Vista 64bit installed before Windows 7 64bit

BugcheckCode 159
BugcheckParameter1 0x3
BugcheckParameter2 0xfffffa8003c91060
BugcheckParameter3 0xfffff80000b9c4d8
BugcheckParameter4 0xfffffa80076b58b0
SleepInProgress true
PowerButtonTimestamp 0

A:Computer does not fully shut down or go to sleep

Try running the command powercfg -lastwake from a command prompt.

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Since I got my new computer setup (Quad and new mobo), when I put my computer to sleep, the fan stays running full bore.

Is this caused by the mobo setup? Or is there something I could change to fix this?

A:Computer doesn't fully sleep?

When the computer is in sleep mode - it is still on and the fan will run when needed to keep temperatures cool. Does it ever turn off after awhile?

I have seen some BIOS' that have a setting to adjust the fan speed when the PC is in sleep mode, have you been in the BIOS at all?

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Hello all,

I have been having an issue with my computer sleeping and hibernating lately. When I force the computer into sleep or hibernate (sleep and hibernate are not set to occur after a given time) the screen shuts off but that's it. The fans and lights stay on and i think the HDD is still running (don't have HDD indicator lights on my computer). This doesn't happen every time however. I believe it is a power settings issue because this happened once before. After some guess and check, once I set the hard disks to not shut off ever, the problem was fixed. I reformatted my computer and the problem is back (yes I tried the hard disks again). The only way to return the computer to working state is to force shut down the system. All of my drivers are up to date. I've attached a txt file containing the energy report. Thanks in advance to any reply!

A:Windows 7 Computer not fully entering sleep

Assuming that all of your device drivers are up-to-date, carefully read the info here:

Windows 7 does not go to sleep

It helped to solve my problem. - Hope it will help you out!

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Hi,

I was just wondering how not to disable the internet (wi-fi) when the computer goes into sleep mode, and only turn off the internet when the computer is shutoff? any suggestions??
 

A:Solved: When in Sleep mode how to leave the wireless on

There is no way to do that. When your computer sleeps, everything is set to a suspended mode.
 

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New here with a problem that I have been unable to solve. I have a Dell XPS 8700 running Windows 8.1. I don't know exactly when this problem started, but essentially this is what is going on. I used to have the computer go to sleep after 30 minutes, and for the longest time everything worked like clockwork. Then I would notice at times the computer would not wake up, and to get it on I had to hold the power button down until the computer shut down, the push it again to restart.
As I delved into this issue, I discovered other things going on. If a software update, whether Windows update or any application, required a reboot, the computer would go through the process, the screen would go black when Windows shut down, but the computer never reboots. Power light stayed lit, and once again I would have to hold power button down, until computer would shut down, then re-press power button to boot the computer. I also notice that when the computer was supposed to "sleep", it never would go into sleep mode, power button stayed brightly lit, instead of turning amber in color. Any ideas? BTW, I ran Speccy64, and here is its results, http://speccy.piriform.com/results/y57ypaGWUSlRdYUFrtBsrvf.

A:Computer won't sleep or reboot

For starters:
- update BIOS/UEFI
- update all Dell drivers
- ensure that you have ALL available Windows Updates
Then check Power Options in Control Panel to ensure that the system is set to sleep/hibernate/wakeup according to your desires.

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Fist of all sorry if this is in the wrong forum but couldn't find a BIOS section.

I have a weird problem that started early today when I was playing World of Warcraft. The screen froze mid game and after a few seconds the computer rebooted. It loaded fine so I went back on the game, only for the same thing to happen 30 seconds later.

Now when I start the computer, the boot screens are very glitchy, with lots of random characters all over the screen (background is full of "$" signs) and then words are unreadable due to seeminly switched characters. Even the Dell screen at the very start has red vertical lines cutting through it. On top of that, the computer wont boot all the way into windows unless I start it in safe mode. It gets to just before the log on screen and then I get a blue screen of death, with an error about nvlddmkm.sys. After looking around I found this was related to the video card bios so I did the usual, uninstall old ones, install freshly downloaded ones, no joy.

After more searching, I also tried resetting the BIOS by removing the CMOS battery, which did reset the BIOS as the date/time had to be put in again, but still got the same graphical glitches. Even the BIOS menu has these red vertical lines running down it, but the text is readable.

I'm unsure what to try next? Is it likely a hardware problem?
 

A:Computer only boots fully in safe mode, glitchy boot screens

Hi try updating your graphics driver from either your computer makers support site for your model or from nvidia's support site
 

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Hi all,

I've been experiencing this issue with Win 7 for a while now, I recently formatted and reinstalled a clean copy of Windows 7. I also made sure all of my drivers worked with my current laptop model, and made sure they were the most recent ones I could get. Finally I've got good protection software, I know as a fact I haven't got any virus or malware, however my problem lies when I set the system to go to sleep.

It doesn't always occur, but sometimes the screen will quickly dim black as it usually does when entering sleep mode, and then it will just hang there, the power lights will stay on, however I don't seem to notice any hdd activity according to the light. IF I let it run, it just seems like the screen stays black, the lights stay on and nothing happens, even after pressing the keyboard or moving the mouse. In order to fix it, I always need to hard reboot, holding down the power button for a few seconds.

Anyway I'm guessing what may be causing this is maybe a driver issue, possibly. Also I've got Hibernate disabled.

My system specs :

eMachines E625 Laptop Computer
Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
AMD Athlon Processor TF-20 1600 MHz
4GB of DDR2 RAM
ATI Radeon X1200

I think it's worth mentioning also, that I updated the BIOS (Flashed it rather) a few months back. As far as I know I've got the latest version.

I guess what I really want to know is, is there any way I can view system logs for when the system enters sleep mode ? Perhaps next time th... Read more

A:Laptop does not fully enter sleep mode

To try to find the cause, do you think using the clean boot method, before putting it to sleep may help?

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929135

Check event viewer when it happens.

For both Vista and 7
http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/63...-problems.html

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I just updated my MB and proc and I think everything is hooked up correctly.
But when it comes out of sleep, I hear things spinning but no beeps and nothing on the monitor.

Windows Vista? Home Premium S.P. 2, 64 bit;
AMD FX-6300 Six-Core;
RAM: Kingston DDR3 4093 Mb;
ATI Radeon HD 4890 1024 Mb;
MB: Gigabyte 970A-D3P

A:[SOLVED] Cannot get Windows to fully come out of sleep mode

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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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Hello all,

I recently purchased a new computer, an Alienware, and have had some issues with shutting down and sleep mode. When I try to shut the computer down, it frequently stalls on the "shutting down" screen, and no matter how long I leave it, it will stay there, so I have to manually turn it off. Of course, this is not ideal. Second, when the computer is coming out of sleep mode, often times I will not be able to connect to the internet (the network icon will have a ! in the lower right hand corner of the screen) and when I attempt to reboot the computer, it again freezes. I am running a 64 bit operating system, and any help you can lend would be greatly appreciated!!

A:Windows 7 will not fully shut down, problems with sleep mode.

  
Quote: Originally Posted by mamosley2


Hello all,

I recently purchased a new computer, an Alienware, and have had some issues with shutting down and sleep mode. When I try to shut the computer down, it frequently stalls on the "shutting down" screen, and no matter how long I leave it, it will stay there, so I have to manually turn it off. Of course, this is not ideal. Second, when the computer is coming out of sleep mode, often times I will not be able to connect to the internet (the network icon will have a ! in the lower right hand corner of the screen) and when I attempt to reboot the computer, it again freezes. I am running a 64 bit operating system, and any help you can lend would be greatly appreciated!!


First off, I can tell you that- when you awake your computer, the connection will be offline in some cases. Mine does that too.

About the core of the problem, i'm stumped.

Let's wait for more techies.

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I've just updated my one-year-old 64-bit (Gigabyte board / Intel i5 processor) Windows 10 system with the Anniversary Update. Everything seems to work OK (fortunately) apart from the Sleep Mode. I have an SSD for the Windows system disk / programs and a HDD for data storage.

Previously, if you put the system in Sleep mode, everything stopped (screen, mouse scanning light, system fans etc.) and came back to life when you moved the mouse or lightly touched the power on button. Now everything stops apart from the fans, which stay 'whirring' as normal. However, when you try to wake the system up (By moving the mouse or touching the power button), the PC doesn't respond. The only way to get it going again is to switch it off entirely and re-start it.
Oddly enough, Hibernate works as it should do; mouse movement restarts the system, apart from the fact that occasionally PC jumps back into life itself.

Anyone any ideas how I fix this annoying bug - or how I report it to Microsoft? Thanks.

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I've just updated my one-year-old 64-bit (Gigabyte board / Intel i5 processor) Windows 10 system with the Anniversary Update. Everything seems to work OK (fortunately) apart from the Sleep Mode. I have an SSD for the Windows system disk / programs and a HDD for data storage.

Previously, if you put the system in Sleep mode, everything stopped (screen, mouse scanning light, system fans etc.) and came back to life when you moved the mouse or lightly touched the power on button. Now everything stops apart from the fans, which stay 'whirring' as normal. However, when you try to wake the system up (By moving the mouse or touching the power button), the PC doesn't respond. The only way to get it going again is to switch it off entirely and re-start it.
Oddly enough, Hibernate works as it should do; mouse movement restarts the system, apart from the fact that occasionally PC jumps back into life itself.

Anyone any ideas how I fix this annoying bug - or how I report it to Microsoft? Thanks.

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I like to put my computer on sleep so I can just come back to where I left it, but the past few days when I put it on sleep the screen would just go black like it was asleep, but the computer was still on and running like I didn't put it in sleep. Then when I move the mouse to come out of sleep it says "locking computer" and goes to my password screen (which is what it should do before going to sleep). I don't think its in the power settings because I've checked there and played around with the settings (I'm not technically challenged so I don't think it's something that simple lol).

Also, my touchpad scroll feature does not work (and has not worked for quite some time). It comes back when I turn the computer off and on again, but I only do that a few times a week. I've tried reinstalling the touchpad firmware so that isn't the problem.

I have a Toshiba Satellite A215.

A:Computer Doesn't Sleep When In Sleep Mode

Back when I had that problem with my Toshibia Satellite, I had to turn off the Awake on LAN in the bios, because when the network is present it will want to wake up.. Just something to try, im sure other people will have other ideas, and hope one of them will do the trick :)

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This started happening after I did updates. Every 30 minutes PC was set to go to sleep. Since I dual boot Ubuntu the PC was always running ubuntu after 30 minutes. Go away for an hour, come back and ubuntu was running.
So I tested by telling it to sleep, and it goes back to the bios and does a reboot.

I have turned it to never sleep. But I would like sleep to work.

So what to do?

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I have been having issues with my Gaming Computer for the last few days. It freezes everytime i put it into sleep mode, and also when i reboot it. In sleep mode, the monitor turns off, but the computer continues to run (fans and lights are still on). I at first thought it was a PSU issue, but then it started to hang during games and it also freezes while booting the computer. The first time it froze mid-bios, then it froze a couple of times after the bios (when loading an OS), and it is now frozen on the windows boot screen (The logo and "Starting Windows"). Here are my system specs:
 
AMD Athlon II x3 @ 3.4GHz w/ core unlocking (This is often turned off when rebooting after a freeze)
Patriot Signature 4GB DDR3 Memory - Single Stick
ECS MCP61M-M3 GeForce 6100 Motherboard
Seagate 320GB Hard Drive
Coolmax 500W PSU
Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
I've always had an issue here and there with freezes, but after replacing Motherboard, RAM, and 2 video cards, it was ok til now.
 
 
****NOTE****
I've also had problems with my laptop freezing now and then, and i used the same windows loader on both computers. Does this have anything to do with it?
 

A:Computer Randomly Freezes on sleep and reboot

Hello Bryan -
> >I've always had an issue here and there with freezes < < Is since you started loading certain games, or at any time ??
Some games have been causing problems (Diablo <- excuse spelling has been one).
 
Are you able to access Safe Mode with Networking on the problem computer (using the F8 method) ??
Anything marked in Device Manager with ( ? or ! ) recently, meaning drivers or faulty programs ??
 
Do you run similar games and programs on both computers, or do you think it may be a Network problem ??
 
Thank You -

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Hello!

As the title says. The computer is newly built, component list you will find bellow. Anyhow, never had this issue with any other computers i have built in the past. Got the problem as soon as i had installed windows 7 ultimate and put all the parts together (obviously). The problem is that, even after following all the instructions and also google:ing on it, windows seems unable to dump the kernel (Yes i have followed the guide from 7 forums, and i have no issues with the page file size or such, since its larger than the total sum of ram). I did run the SF Diagnostic Tool anyways (even tho it could not find any dump to read, since windows saved none), tho i doubt it will be of much help without it.

Windows seems to throw error 41 (kernel power), which you can also find in the eventlist in the zip. I have read an insane amount of similar threads on different forums, trying to find the cause and fix for this problem. The only thing that i have come close to understanding is that its most likely software related, that some kind of driver fails. This would also make sense since upon resuming (from sleep) the computer wakes up and shows the loginscreen in windows, but upon pressing ENTER or such, the computer first freeze, then BSOD and then reboots. I cannot however resume windows from the saved "point" so i have to throw it away upon boot and start from "scratch", similar issues with hibernate (Tho i never get to the login window).

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A:Computer freeze/BSOD/reboot after sleep/hibernate error 41

The zip you uploaded does not contain any crash dump. Though you have tried, try it once more.

Follow it: Dump Files - Configure Windows to Create on BSOD
Go to Option Two, Point 2. Download the .reg file and merge it in registry by double clicking it.

Now wait for another BSOD. When it occurred, search the .dmp files manually in the default path: C:\Windows\Minidump or %SystemRoot%\Minidump. See if the crash dump is recorded or not (hopefully it will be recorded).Post it following the Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions.

Dont run any disc cleanup program before you upload another zip.

Trying to understand the situation from your statement above.What is the Bugcheck code? Is it 9F?

BTW, it is a desktop computer as you said. So sleep/hibernate is not anything needed there. Those mechanism are for laptops which run on battery power. You may easily disable sleep.
Start > Control Panel > Power Options.
On existing plan, click on "Change Plan Settings.
Attachment 273099
Click on the time beside Put computer to sleep. Set it to never. Save changes.
Attachment 273102
Now run the computer normally. Is it BSODing any more? Let us know.

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My computer was running fine until a couple months ago it just went into sleep mode. So I couldn't figure it out & thought maybe I had fried it or something so I just powered everything off & left it alone for a month or 2. Then a couple weeks ago I thought I would give it another try. Plugged it in & it came right on. Well that only lasted about 2 weeks. Now it's doing the same thing again & I can't use the keyboard or mouse to change the settings. Can anyone help me please? Thanks!

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I have a Dell computer which switches itself into sleep mode. This will happen during boot, or while using a program - the computer simply goes to sleep!

I have tried as many combinations of sleep settings in CMOS as I can think of.
I have disabled power management
I have removed each stick (2) of RAM and tried in all slots both individually and together
I have disabled the power switch
I have substituted another power supply
I have installed another hard drive and installed the operating system again
Any other ideas?

Operating System - Windows XP Pro SP2

A:Computer Goes Into Sleep Mode

Hi,

Have you given a thought to faulty sleep key on the keyboard ?

ArshadParvez

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Well I recently installed a new motherboard, it was the same as the old one but I was convinced the old one was fried. Now I am trying to reinstall everything, only when ever I boot and try to install, it says I have a disc read error. This is understandable because the drive was previously formatted for a NAS system. So I go into the BIOS and change it to boot from the CD rom first, so I can install windows and reformat I save it, and exit. This is where the problem begins. The computer does not restart, or shut down, but goes into sleap mode, and wont come out of it. So I am forced to turn the computer off, and then the BIOS does not recognize the changes, and the process is repeated with the same ending. Could you help me understant why it would do this?
 

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The computer (Vista) goes back on when I put it in sleep mode. What gives?
 

A:Computer goes on while in sleep mode

what do you mean it comes back on when you put it in to sleep?

sleep is a low power state that the computer goes in to and by moving your mouse or pressing buttons on your keyboard will wake it up. if you want to save power the best function to use is Hibernation,

Explanation HERE

JPLamb
 

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I have the settings to "never" go off if plugged into battery, but it seems to go out often.

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I have a hp Pavilion f1503 desktop. It was working fine last night, but now I connot get it out of sleep mode. When I turn it on, it says "PC entering sleep mode 'REDGREENBLACK'" (that is written underneath it; each colored with the corrisponding numbers). Then the screen goes black. The only way to get out of it is to press the sleep mode button (the half moon) on my keyboard. Then it will come on for about 3 seconds and then go black again. I looked up the issue, but couldn't really find a solution to the problem. I tried force restart, making sure all connections were secured, unplugging eveything and plugging everything back, pressing f9 on startup for diagnostics, running it in safemode, etc. Everything ends the same- with the screen coming on for a few seconds and then going into sleep mode again. I noticed the last time it came on that the color was distorted. It looked orange-ish. Any ideas on what could be wrong? Is it my motherboard? Some people said dust in the modem. Some people said the graphics card needed replacing. I am not completely non tech savvy. I am pretty good with this stuff, but I am stumped
 

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How do you keep the laptop from going in sleep mode every 5 seconds? It's not really 5 seconds it just sleeps very quickly.

A:Computer Sleep Mode

Click Start and then Control Panel
If you're in Category view, click Performance and Maintenance anc click on Power Options
If you're in Classic view, double-click on Power Options

You should be able to customize the settings there.

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Display adaptersMobile Intel® 965 Express Chipset Family (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM 1.1)System devicesThe computer doesn't come out of sleep mode (I have to preform a shutdown by using the power button) and shows a weird pixelated image similar to a old TV - see picture 1 When I restarted the computer, a similar image showed up - see picture 2. After the third forced shutdown my computer started up fine.12Video 1Video 2Now my computer is working fine but I am still wondering...

A:Computer won't come out of sleep mode

Make certain you have the latest driver for your video chip. Start here.

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Hi,
I have a problem, my computer won't star again After I put it to sleep last time.. I did this from my iPhone and now my computer won't come back. It starts and everything but screen, mouse and KB dosent work.. When I look inside my computer there are 4 shining lights.. 1234 phase led I think it says. Anyone knowing what the problem is? Do I have to repair it I a store?

Thx Kennedy

A:Computer into sleep mode

If you have a reset button on your case, press it. If not, hold down the power button for five seconds, wait a short while, and turn the computer back on.

Does your computer run again after this?

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Ok so I returned home the other day after shutting my computer down for the first time in a couple weeks. I turned it on it got to the Windows log on and shut down and constantly reboots over and over.

I tried chkdsk /r I couldnt get /f to work by itself

Last know configure didnt work

I foolishly tried this LINK Then I read in another forum that it could be a bad driver. I do recall when I was able to get in safe mode an error for my printer came up so I want to get in safe mode and try to uninstall it. but now safe mode won't work

and after doing that part in the link its says I have 2 O/s to choose from???

Im reall frustrated please help
 

A:Computer stuck in Reboot/No Safe Mode

I think you are going to have to reformatt you do not say what your operating system is, if it is xp I would do a low level format using killdisk it can be got free from here http://www.killdisk.com/ and (I hope you have it) I would insert the xp disk while booting up and reinstall the operating system.
 

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Hello - my computer goes automatically in sleep mode in 30 min, so I have to reboot it. This has been going on for about 6 months now. I changed the power settings so it does not go to sleep mode automatically but it still does.
 
How may I fix this problem?
 
Thanks for any advice you can give me.
 
 
 

A:Computer goes in sleep mode automatically

Please follow instruction here
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/495070/help-computer-attacked-by-trojan-viruses/#entry3054430
 
 
Closing this topic.

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I know that there's a good powercfg command line call that can tell what last woke up computer from sleep:

powercfg /lastwake

what I need is a reverse -- command/software to tell me what was the last process that put computer into automatic sleep?

PS. I've done all the usual checks in the power settings and such. None were found. The system in question has some running service/process that puts it into automatic sleep after a predictable amount of time. I just need to find which one it is.

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My computer wakes from sleep mode every 15 mins. The only way I can keep this from happening is to use zone alarm and stop all internet activity. It will still wake one time after I lock the internet, but the second time I hit the sleep button, it will stay in sleep mode until I go back online.

This problem started after I backdated my computer clock, about a year ago, (hoping to get information out of a program that had expired). Since then I have used the system restore disks and restored my computer to no avail. I've checked everything that I can think of that might be trying to access the internet, but can't find what it is. I would appreciate any help.

HP pavilion a730n, pentium 4- 3 GHz, XP Home SP2, 1.5 G DDR 400, 200 G SATA HD, on board video and sound, AVG free v.7.5.432, Zone Alarm v.6.5.737.000, DSL internet connection.
 

A:Computer will not stay in sleep mode

I'm afraid sleep mode was the wrong term. It should have been Standby mode. Sorry.
 

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Hi...I just started experiencing this issue where I go to put the computer into sleep mode and the screen goes black and the computer is still running. Then, a blue screen pops up saying that my computer needs to shut down unexpectantly. It sometimes works where it does go into sleep mode but most of the time it will restart on it's own. Any ideas how I can avoid this and go back to putting the computer in sleep mode when I am finished with it?

A:Computer shuts down in sleep mode

Welcome
Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions

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This used to never happen, then it happened rarely, and now it's happening at least twice a day. When I leave my computer (a vista, I wasn't sure where to put this) alone for to long, it often goes into sleep mode, or something like it, and won't wake up. The monitor light will blink blue as it does when it's asleep, or sometimes not be there at all and refuse to be turned on. Needless to say, the computer does not respond to any commands (that I know of) in this state and I have to wait for it to wake up randomly. This also often happens when I boot up the computer-the screen stays black throughout the startup process, and finally comes on around twenty minutes after starting the computer up.

What's going on? The tower appears to be working just fine but there's nothing on the screen. The whole thing has become very capricious.

A:Computer can't wake up from sleep mode

Hi Loading


It rather sounds like your computer is going into hibernation, rather than just standby or a sleep state. At those times when it won't wake to mouse or keyboard actions, try pushing the physical power button on your desktop's case once (just a quick, brief push should do --- don't hold it down long). If the system is in hibernation, it should then produce your desktop as it was when it went into hibernation [although you first might have to enter your password, if you have it set to prompt for a password on resumption from a standby, sleep, or hibernation state].

You can change your power-savings plan by using the Power applet in the Control Panel. A quick way to get there is simply to type powercfg.cpl into the Vista Search Box that is at the bottom of the Vista Start Menu - and then press your Enter key. Lots of choices there for you on how you want your system to behave for power-saving modes.

Here's a fairly decent troubleshooter for standby/sleep/hibernation problems --- Troubleshooting Microsoft Windows Vista Sleep and Hibernate

The twenty minute lag before showing a screen is downright scary. You shouldn't have to wait much more than perhaps 90 seconds on a reasonably tuned system (though Vista has been known to take as long as three minutes on system that have less than 2gb of system memory, and have a larger than average number of processes running at startup).

If you want to give your PC a thorough once-over & tuneup:
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every so often I'll leave my computer on for several hours and come back to it and notice that the screen has turned off but it hasnt gone into sleep mode. this doesnt always happen there are time when my computer will sleep when its suppose to but I just cant figure out why it doesnt always do it. I have my screen saver to come on after 10 minutes the screen to shut off after 30 and its set to go into sleep mode in an hour but like last night when I went to sleep with my computer on and woke up hours later only the screen was off. does anyone know the cause of this?

A:Computer wont always go into sleep mode

Originally Posted by penfan


every so often I'll leave my computer on for several hours and come back to it and notice that the screen has turned off but it hasnt gone into sleep mode. this doesnt always happen there are time when my computer will sleep when its suppose to but I just cant figure out why it doesnt always do it. I have my screen saver to come on after 10 minutes the screen to shut off after 30 and its set to go into sleep mode in an hour but like last night when I went to sleep with my computer on and woke up hours later only the screen was off. does anyone know the cause of this?



Penfan

We could help you a lot more if you would fill in your system spec (lower left corner) so that we know what kind of hardware you have. also 32 or 64bit?

thanks
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Ken

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Whenever I press the power button on my computer, it does not boot up at all. The power button just blinks orange as if it is in sleep mode. Nothing comes as far as fans or drives. The only other light that comes on is a tiny green one on the motherboard under one of the power supply connections. I recently took out my power supply last night to see if it would get a friends computer working, but it wasn't the right one for it, so I just reinstalled it back into mine and since then it won't turn on at all. I've checked the connections and it is plugged in right. Also just recently when I pressed the power button, one of the fans would try to spin, but stopped very shortly after. The fan on the power supply however did not try to spin at all.


 

A:Computer boots to sleep mode

For whatever reason psu is shot.
 

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Neither of my computers (Dell Inspiron 530 & Dell Inspiron E1705),which are linked by wireless router, will stay in the sleep mode. I have set the BIOS for each computer to disable being awakened, but neither computer will stay in sleep mode.

A:Computer won't stay in sleep mode

Its either mouse, keyboard or nic card. It is usually the nic card that causes the problem
Power Options and Sleep Mode Problems.

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My Win 7 (Home SP1 x64) crashes while on sleep mode. I attached the result of running the SF Diagnostic tool.
Any help will be greatly appreciated.

A:BSOD while Win 7 computer in sleep mode

Your recent bugchecks doesn't clearly point the finger to a particular
driver but they do hold clues as to what is going on.


Code:
SYSTEM_THREAD_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED_M (1000007e)

Arguments:
Arg1: ffffffff80000003, The exception code that was not handled
Arg2: fffff80003485a10, The address that the exception occurred at
Arg3: fffff880076c8538, Exception Record Address
Arg4: fffff880076c7d90, Context Record Address





Quote:
Usual causes: Insufficient disk space, Device driver, Video card, BIOS, Breakpoints with no debugger attached, Hardware incompatibility, Faulty system service, Memory, 3rd party remote control.



Code:
fffff880`076c8778 fffff880`00ef9028 nt!DbgBreakPoint
fffff880`076c8780 fffff880`00ef362d Wdf01000!_FX_DRIVER_GLOBALS::WaitForSignal+0x70
fffff880`076c87c0 fffff880`00ef33f0 Wdf01000!FxIoQueue::StopProcessingForPower+0x1ed
fffff880`076c8810 fffff880`00ef31a8 Wdf01000!FxPkgIo::StopProcessingForPower+0x22c
fffff880`076c8880 fffff880`00ef3131 Wdf01000!FxPkgPnp::PowerGotoDx+0x64
fffff880`076c88c0 fffff880`00ef0c3c Wdf01000!FxPkgPnp::PowerGotoDxArmedForWakeNP+0x9
fffff880`076c88f0 fffff880`00ef1106 Wdf01000!FxPkgPnp::PowerEnterNewState+0x1d8
fffff880`076c8a50 fffff880`00ef0e9f Wdf01000!FxPkgPnp::PowerProcessEventInner+0x13e
fffff880`076c8ac0 fffff880`00efa687 Wdf01000!FxPkgPnp::PowerProcessEvent+0x1b3
fffff880`076c8b60 fffff880`00eeefea Wdf01000!FxPkgFdo::DispatchDeviceSetPower+0x117
fffff880`076c8bb0 fffff880`00ee69da Wdf0100... Read more

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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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My computer used to go into sleep mode with no problems. I recently wiped the hard drive and did a clean install of Windows XP Pro w/SP2.

Now when I put it in sleep mode, it goes in just fine, but when I bring it back out, it brings up the wallpaper with no icons or taskbar or anything else. Then after about 30 seconds, I get the blue screen of death and have to force it off. It will hibernate with no problems.

I tried a repair which looked like it was adding files, but it still won't go into sleep mode.

Any suggestions as to what I can check?
 

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I know that there's a good powercfg command line call that can tell what last woke up computer from sleep:

powercfg /lastwake

what I need is a reverse -- command/software to tell me what was the last process that put computer into automatic sleep?

PS. I've done all the usual checks in the power settings and such. None were found. The system in question has some running service/process that puts it into automatic sleep after a predictable amount of time. I just need to find which one it is.

A:Is there a way to find out what put computer into sleep mode?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by dc2000


I know that there's a good powercfg command line call that can tell what last woke up computer from sleep:

powercfg /lastwake

what I need is a reverse -- command/software to tell me what was the last process that put computer into automatic sleep?

PS. I've done all the usual checks in the power settings and such. None were found. The system in question has some running service/process that puts it into automatic sleep after a predictable amount of time. I just need to find which one it is.


Well the place to start is in your Windows System log--look for Kernel-Power. Here's my last:


Code:
Log Name: System
Source: Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Power
Date: 2/7/2016 6:54:13 AM
Event ID: 42
Task Category: (64)
Level: Information
Keywords: (4)
User: N/A
Computer: Latitude
Description:
The system is entering sleep.

Sleep Reason: System Idle
You may have to examine the events around this one as well to help you understand what happened.

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Ok, whenever I turn on my computer it all sounds ok, but my monitor just shows up with "DSUB Power Saving Mode" for about five seconds then goes back to black. I've tried a different monitor, and I've tried plugging it into different sockets, but nothing works. I had the same problem a while ago, but it kind of sorted itself out, and I don't know how.

It might be down to the computer itself being knocked a bit, but I doubt it, since its been through much worse.

Has anyone else had this problem? Help would be much appreciated...

Thanks
 

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Hi,
 
I actually have two problems. First, when I try to restart the computer after hybernation, I get a blue screen with error listings. I have to shut down and reboot, sometimes more than once before I can restart Windows.
 
2. I have a Nokia Lumia phone that uses Zune to connect to my computer; however, I get an error message in Zune that says that 'My video hardware isn't compatible with Zune' but, I can't find the video hardware in Device Manager.

A:Computer crashes after sleep mode

The video hardware is under 'Display adapters'. Click on the '+' sign at the side of 'Display adapters' and it will open up to show you your video hardware, and indicate if there are any problems with it.
 
Apart from that, it is a little difficult to help much further without knowing what sort of computer you have. So - make and model please and what version of Windows you are running. And, once you find it in 'Device manager' - what video card have you got ?
 
Chris Cosgrove

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Hello, I recently started having trouble with my computer shutting down after placing it into SLEEP mode. Here is the Error information:

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.768.3
Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: a
BCP1: FFFFF8A00032EF58
BCP2: 0000000000000002
BCP3: 0000000000000000
BCP4: FFFFF80002CBA25B
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 768_1

Files that help describe the problem:
C:\Windows\Minidump\052414-23088-01.dmp
C:\Users\Harold\AppData\Local\Temp\WER-50029-0.sysdata.xml

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Thank you for the help.

A:BSOD After Computer goes into SLEEP mode.

Hi Blue1445.

The display driver is too old, and it needs update. Update it, but not to the latest. Install version 13.9 WHQL only.
Previous AMD Catalyst? Display Drivers
Let us know the results, as it may need further troubleshooting.
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Code:
fffff880`03316208 fffff880`03e7b0c6Unable to load image \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\atikmpag.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for atikmpag.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for atikmpag.sys
atikmpag+0x50c6
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fffff880`03e76000 fffff880`03ec7000 atikmpag T (no symbols)
Loaded symbol image file: atikmpag.sys
Image path: \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\atikmpag.sys
Image name: atikmpag.sys
Timestamp: Wed Jun 29 07:41:21 2011 (4E0A89C9)
CheckSum: 00051127
ImageSize: 00051000
Translations: 0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4

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Hi guys, I have my computer power settings on high. I also set it to never turn off / sleep / hibernate, EVER.

But recently its been going into sleep mode after about an hour and half.

Not only does it go into sleep mode, but I cannot get it out of sleep mode by moving my mouse or pressing a button on my keyboard! The fans and everything are on, but the monitor stays off!!!

The only way I can get back to my desktop is to manually shut down my computer and restart it.

Why is it doing this???? It's so frustrating because I need my computer to stay on for 3-4 hours at a time but it keeps going into sleep mode.

please help!

A:Computer going into sleep mode when not supposed to??

Welcome
Here is a rather good tutorial, for both Vista and Seven, on sleep problems
Power Options and Sleep Mode Problems
http://www.sevenforums.com/performan...set-never.html

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium , Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II X4 640 Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 5 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 4095 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GT 240, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 953766 MB, Free - 860151 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer INC., M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3, Rev X.0x, MT7008008202569
Antivirus: AVG Anti-Virus 2011, Updated and Enabled

So, not always, but once in a while... usually when it's been in sleep mode for a while, the computer will get stuck. Doesn't matter how much I move the mouse or hit anything on the keyboard, I get nothing. Even the off an reset button don't do anything. What I generally have to do is turn off the PS and then boot the computer. When Windows starts up again, everything I had going before sleep mode pops back up, though it does take longer than a normal boot. Anyways, thats my problem. Any suggestions?
 

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Hey,

I've got a brand new (4 days old) Intel DQ35j0 MB and it won't stay in sleep. It will for about three minutes then it "wakes" up again. I tried unplugging the mouse and keyboard thinking maybe either one was sending a signal and causing it but no luck. Also, I need to update the BIOS. Is there anyway to do that without a floppy disk?

Thanks
 

A:Computer Won't Stay In Sleep Mode

Why do you "Need" to update the BIOS. Usually, you want to leave the BIOS alone unless you know of a solid reason to update it. Updating the BIOS is a risky procedure that can sometimes destroy a computer, unless you have experience.
Usually, you can fix the sleep issue by changing your settings in the control panel, or updating the driver.
 

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