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Q: Power button not working Properly (Shutdown and Sleep mode I...

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

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

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

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

A:Power button does not shutdown/hibernate/sleep

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

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

My pc build:

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

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

Things I tried:

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


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

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

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

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

How to Bench Test / Troubleshoot Your System

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

A:Power button sleep mode question

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

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

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

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

I hope this covers your question -

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



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When I press the power button to power the PC on, it's not working. If I use the on/off switch on my PSU and then press the power button quickly, the PC starts up. I usually do this for a few minutes before I manage to power it up. I've had the PC for a few months and the issues started last week.

I opened up my case and made sure everything is connected properly.
If the PC is on and I press the power button, it turns off just fine, so this means is connected properly.

I think it might be an issue with my PSU, but I'm not sure.
Any tips?

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

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

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My T580 won't wake from sleep mode if I close the lid, press the power button, or tell Windows to enter sleep mode. The power button and lid lights pulse like they do when in sleep mode, but I can still toggle the mute/caps lock/num lock/backlight lights on my keyboard. The fan is usually at full speed too. In order to get the laptop to turn on, I have to either use the reset button on the back, or hold the power button for 20 seconds. I haven't observed the issue while the laptop is plugged in. I can't afford to lose any work that I have open, or wait for all my programs to load, but I've never enountered this behaviour so I can't fix it. If it's a Windows 10 issuse, then I have to re-install the OS. I'd like to avoid doing that if the issue is with the laptop. What do I do?

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Hi, I wasn't sure where to post this issue, so I'm just posting it here, feel free to move it if need be.

I have a custom built PC that I myself built. I've had it for 2-3 years now. From the time it was built until a few months ago sleep mode worked perfect. When I went to the start menu and clicked the little power button the computer would enter sleep and whenever I wanted to resume my work I would hit the mouse button or the spacebar and it would boot right back up where I left off.

Recently, however, that has changed. Now when I click the power button the computer seems to enter sleep mode but takes about a minute longer to do so. It will also not allow me to power back on with the mouse or keyboard, I have to use the power button. Then once I push the power button, the fans and lights power on but the display, which is HDMI, doesn't seem to be recieving either a signal, power or both. The same goes for any USB ports, as the mouse and keyboard do not light up or respond. I have to hit the physical reset button to get the computer to boot up correctly. When that is done I lose anything that was open or wasn't saved when I powered down.

I have gone into Control Panel>Power Options>High Performance: Change Plan Settings and everything seems correct to me. The display is set to never turn off and the computer is set to never sleep since those are based on time I would rather do it manually.

Advanced Power Settings looks like this;

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I just got my new X1 Carbon. Unfortunately there seems to be a bug with the sleep mode. When I put the Notebook into sleep mode the Thinkpad LED blinks as it should be (indicating that the notebook is indeed in sleep mode). However: 1) Fans are still active and quite noise. I am in a Hotel room and the Notebook should be quite during sleep mode.2) Battery consumption is insanely high. It was almost full when I went to bed and at 10% next morning. Having a functioning sleep mode is very important to me, as I like to put my Notebook away without second thought. Is there any way you can fix this?

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

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

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

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

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Recently, I had to re-install WIndows 10.
After re-installing, I noticed that SLEEP option is not working properly. Before re-installing, closing the lid used to stop all the applications and computer used to turn off. But now, the computer's power light + fan remain ON. Putting the laptop in my bag suffocates it and thereby the body of the laptop becomes quite warm.
I tried with hibernate option, no change. Even if I select Shut Down from start menu, power light + fan are still on !

A:Sleep (power option) not working properly

Abu-Hafss,When you reinstalled Windows did you reinstall all drivers back into the system? If not, you will need to get the drivers loaded. You can also go int the setting  and choose Power and Sleep. Here you can set the computer to sleep or hibernate. You can also click the Advanced settings from this area as well and set the computer to sleep or hibernate.You can click the link below to choose your computer and installed OS to download and install the drivers if needed.Support.Dell.com

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I am extremely frustrated with the issue my computer has developed ever since I upgraded to Windows 10. I have a Dell Inspiron 7537 and any time I try to close my laptop lid, thus activating the sleep mode, the monitor turns off but the computer does not fully go into sleep mode. I can still hear the fan running and my light-up keyboard remains lit. In addition, if leave it with the lid closed for a long time, upon attempting to wake the computer, I find that it is overheating and won't wake up. I have to hold down the power button and force shutdown. Because of this issue I resorted to powering down the laptop, however, I experienced similar problems. When I click the Windows key and elect the Power - Shut down feature, I get the same problems as described above.
I have tried everything to resolve this issue. I have updated all my drivers, including video, bios, chipset, etc. I have uninstalled Intel Rapid Storage Technology Driver. I have tried changing all the power options to high performance, then balanced performance, etc. I have contacted Dell support who have run all sorts of scans but no resolution. I have contacted Microsoft Answer Desk several times and they have been completely useless. Very quickly you can determine that they don't know what they are doing. One agent suggested that I simply create a new account. When that didn't fix the issue she disconnected the remote connection.
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A:Sleep Mode and Shut Down not working properly after Windows 10 upgrade.

I had the exact same issue I know how frustrating it can be. Initially I removed my video/graphics driver and installed the driver compatible for Windows 8.1- 64 bit (from dell driver download page). It resolved the issue. Few days ago I installed the updated driver for windows 10 64bit, posted in the dell driver page. Still it is okay and sleep/hibernation is working properly, I think it should also work for you. Please let me know if it works and if you need further assistance.

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I’ve been having troubles with my laptop powering on and off, as well as any time I attempt to use sleep/standby mode or hibernation. The machine is a Lenovo G500s running Windows 7 x64 Ultimate, Service Pack 1. In the mornings when I try to power it on, it usually takes multiple attempts before the computer will get past the splash screen, although all the lights on the front light up as though the machine was working. Now, once it does boot, it runs pretty much perfectly, but if I try to put the machine into standby mode, the computer will never actually reach that point – the light on the front indicating that the computer is on remains a solid color, whereas when it reaches sleep mode it is supposed to blink on and off instead. Further, the computer tells me “Windows was not shut down correctly” and gives me the options for Safe Mode, etc., when I boot it, but nothing ever appears in the Event Log to help me troubleshoot this problem.
On the bright side, I have a few crash dumps from my machine, which I have attempted to translate into a readable format using Windows Debugging Tools. I have attached these files to this post. They seem to indicate I have a driver issue, but I have already downloaded all of the most up-to-date drivers for my specific machine from the Lenovo website. (Or so I believe; I also included a driver list in this post's attachments, just in case.)
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A:Windows 7 power state issues (sleep mode, hibernation, shutdown)

right off you should try to do a driver update.  Or roll back depending on if the issue started after an update.
For a update of drivers go to Lenovo's website, and look for the drivers and updates.
Perform them in this order as needed.
all others. (unless Lenovo recommends other wise).  The most important are the chipset then BIOS.
Do a backup and recovery/ restore before you update your drivers.  After update use CCleaner (download it here) 
Download, launch and run the registry tab. 
After all are completed shutdown again and reboot.  Still have the issue?  Make sure to check in the control pannel under hardware for the power options, and turn off the sleep mode and see if hybernate works.  Then try it again with just sleep mode working. 
Also program like Itunes, any backup tools, and antivirus programs can cause your computer to run while it should be sleeping, and error when you wake it. Disable them,
in run type msconfig and hit ENTER
Click yes if a popup windows comes up that is UAC
Then in the first tab click on Selective Startup and uncheck Load Startup Items
Then go to Services Tab and click the box that says "Hide all Microsoft Services"
After that disable all that remain.
In the Startup tab all should be unchecked.
Click apply and OK.
When it asks for reboot allow it. 
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I've had my ASUS for only a few months and it works like a charm, but I noticed a few days ago that it's not going into sleep mode anymore. The only changes I've made were:
1. Installed nod32 (antivirus)
2. Changed my desktop wallpaper
3. Installed the Adobe update

That's it. I didn't change anything else, but now my screen will stay lit up all night if I don't turn it off.

I tried turning the screensaver on, and it works in Preview, but never turns on on its own. I tried changing my wallpaper back. I changed the timing on the power settings. I've turned it off several times. I tried unplugging it and letting it run on battery. I'm using the Balanced power management option. I tried changing the power management option. Nothing works for me.

I've read that other people have similar problems. Sometimes it's a program running in the background that Windows sees as user activity... one guy said he uninstalled Norton and reinstalled and that fixed his problem. Sometimes it's an optical mouse, some random device plugged into a USB slot, or weird settings. There are a lot of people complaining about it, and now I join their ranks. I have no idea what to do.


A:Sleep Mode, Screensaver, Power Options not working

Asus customizes Power Options with many reports of dysfunction - another example of how useless factory utilties have much better versions built into Win7.

Enter Control Panel>Power Options and choose a Balanced Plan unless you're a gamer, use High Performance. Then set your Sleep options.

Screensavers are outmoded with LCD monitors and can hang sleep. I would turn it off and use Win7 backgrounds slideshow. You can download 120 spectacular Win7 national edition screensavers: http://www.mydigitallife.info/2009/0...free-download/

If Sleep still hangs check your logs here especially the Performance log which logs these types of hangs with the cause often nearby.

You can also bring up a list of apps blocking sleep: http://jack.ukleja.com/fix-for-windo...sleep-problem/

If all else fails, use the tracing tool which the Pro's use: Trace Windows 7 boot/shutdown/hibernate/standby/resume issues - MSFN

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For the past couple of months, I've had an issue where the button that normal puts the computer to sleep has been replaced with the shutdown button because it thinks i've downloaded updates, even when I haven't been connected for a week.

I wouldn't normally mind something like this but, it makes the computer start up and shutdown take forever. thanks
*!*!*!* Please refer to later post as I've explained the problem better there. *!*!*!*

A:Sleep button has been replaced with shutdown button

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

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

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

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

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I have a gaming case and when i press the reset button on top.it all goes ok ,but then the windows did not shutdown properly screen,it gives me options start in normal mod,,safe mode et.t.c
ANy help why it dows this.
The pc restarts fine and shutsdown ok too!!!

A:Reset button goes to windows did not shutdown properly screen

That is perfectly normal. Basically, it causes an abrupt shutdown, meaning that unlike a proper shutdown files and documents are not saved properly to disk. The reset button is only meant to be used in the event of a system crash where there is no other means of shutting down and restarting because the mouse and keyboard are inoperative. I do sometimes use it if I am trying to catch the option to boot to my Linux disk (F11 on my system) and miss it.

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is there a way to set the sleep button to shutdown the monitor ?

in windows 10 could be done


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Hi, I've been trying to set up my old Acer Aspire Timeline X pc as a Plex media server. I noticed that the laptop immediately wakes from sleep. When idle it'll eventually go into sleep mode and then immediately wake again. This is confirmed from the event viewer log but the reason for wake is listed as unknown.Running powercfg -requests from the command line sometimes indicates Legacy Kernel Caller preventing sleep mode but not always. I have just clean installed Windows 10 and even after that the PC won't sleep. I've tried disabling network drivers etc but no luck. I have also noticed that when I opt to shutdown from the Windows 10 start menu, the PC shutsdown but then immediately boots again. So it's restarting not shutting down. Don't know if the two are related?I've also updated the BIOS to the latest version. If anyone can offer any advice I'd appreciate it. It'll make a good media server PC but I don't want it running all the time. Thanks in advance.  

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Hi, I've been trying to set up my old Acer Aspire Timeline X pc as a Plex media server. I noticed that the laptop immediately wakes from sleep. When idle it'll eventually go into sleep mode and then immediately wake again. This is confirmed from the event viewer log but the reason for wake is listed as unknown.Running powercfg -requests from the command line sometimes indicates Legacy Kernel Caller preventing sleep mode but not always. I have just clean installed Windows 10 and even after that the PC won't sleep. I've tried disabling network drivers etc but no luck. I have also noticed that when I opt to shutdown from the Windows 10 start menu, the PC shutsdown but then immediately boots again. So it's restarting not shutting down. Don't know if the two are related?I've also updated the BIOS to the latest version. If anyone can offer any advice I'd appreciate it. It'll make a good media server PC but I don't want it running all the time. Thanks in advance.  

A:Aspire 4820T won't sleep or shutdown properly

I'm going to rattle off a list of things to try or alternatives.  I'm including some links to help explain.  Backup your important personal files and create recovery media before proceeding at your own peril.  1. http://www.howtogeek.com/122954/how-to-prevent-your-computer-from-waking-up-accidentally/ 2.  Go back to Windows 7 http://acer.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/29934/related/1/session/L2F2LzEvdGltZS8xNDY5MDczNzc... 3.  Wipe your drive with diskpart clean and clean install vanilla Windows 10 in EFI mode https://community.acer.com/t5/Aspire-Desktops/Aspire-M3970-GPU-upgrade-to-GTX-750-Ti/td-p/437012 4.  Wipe your drive with diskpart clean and clean install Windows 10 in non-efi mode https://community.acer.com/t5/Aspire-Desktops/Aspire-M3970-GPU-upgrade-to-GTX-750-Ti/td-p/437012 5. Use Ubuntu  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jdbwlg0QFc https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A6AX2fj6A-U 6. Use lubuntu (lubuntu is typciall more compatible with older hardware) https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Lubuntu 7.  Throw in towel and get this.

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

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

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

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AOA n Hi

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

Please help. Thanks in anticipation.

A:Sleep and Hibernate options are disabled with ShutDown Button

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

See here: Automatically Find HP Updates | HP Support

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

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

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

3.) More information:

Troubleshoot power problems

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Hai,  I've shut down my laptop, the screen turn black but the power button still on. After this happen, my computer also did not recognize any device that i connect to it such as external hard disk and pendrive. I did not install any new software.  Please help me  Thank you 

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

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

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

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

I'm having windows 7 computer

A:Power button and sleep button

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

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

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Hey working on A Dell Inspiron 530S Desktop with Vista Home Premium SP2, just did a reinstall all seemed to be well until i try to put it in sleep mode.. When i do, it goes to somewhat sleep, by way of somewhat I mean the monitor goes off, yet the fans still whistle and the drives keep going.. Then finally they cease and the power button blinks to notify me i;m in sleep mode.. I then try to click mouse, or push key on keyboard to wake it up, absolutely no response.. I then have to power it down by way of holding power button in.. when it finally goes off, I turn back on and it seems like it's waking from hibernation mode not sleep.. What I mean is the task bar slowly appears, then some Desktop icons, all very slowly, it takes full minute to get entire desktop back, and 3 minutes overall for it to function properly. Says drivers are all up to date but I don't really trust that.. I reset all power options to balanced (thats what they were anyway) And didn't seem to be any BIOS setting to change (reset them too) could there be a driver or program confliction somewhere? This is Weird.. thanks in advance

A:Will not Wake up out of Sleep mode properly

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My computer does not go into sleep and hibernate mode properly.  This started a few days ago. The power light remains lit and the fan continues to run.   I often have to force it off, then turn it back on which sometimes I have to do repeatedly until it finally starts again. I upgraded to Windows 10 last summer and have had no problem, until now.   I followed the instructions at the following webpage: http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c03383935#AbT1 but, when I got to Step 2 and clicked on "HP Drivers & Downloads" and entered my model number and entered Windows as my Operating System, it did not give me Windows 10 as an option.   The BIOS Version is     Hewlett Packard  F.13, 1/25/2010         I hope you can help. 

A:Computer does not go into sleep mode properly. It seems to f...

Hi @g61-420ca, The reason Window 10 drivers are not availble for this unit is because Windows 10 is not tested on this unit from hp when this model was released. However, If a specific driver, is not listed, download and install the appropriate driver from Intel website  https://downloadcenter.intel.com/search?keyword=intel+management+engine  #HPExpertDay I hope that answers your question.  I am an HP employee, the opinions expressed here are my personal opinions, not of HP. Make it easier for other people to find solutions, by marking my answer ?Accept as Solution? if it solves your problem. ***Click on "Thumbs up" button to the left side of my post to acknowledge the post *** 

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Hi, I hope this is the right forum.

Sleep mode not working properly. When i close the lid, or select sleep, and then try to resume, the computer turns off instead. Upon restarting i get the error message "Windows did not shut down correctly" (as shown in the attached photo)

I have scoured these forums and have tried various solutions which do not work.

Some of the things that i have tried which i can remember:

Double checked all the power settings
Checked the device manager and under "USB Controllers", where there is a "USB Root Hub" under "power management" i have deselected "allow this computer to turn off this device to save power"
Turning off hybrid mode
Any other ideas?

Would love to solve this problem, really annoying.

A:Not waking from sleep mode properly

first enter your BIOS and make sure that ACPI power state is set to S3 and hardware settings are set to wake with 'any key' and/or mouse (mousepad) or 'lid opening' (not sure if this setting exists as I don't use laptops)--after booting--check to see that your screen saver is set to 'none'

then change your power plan to High Performance (you can edit this later to save your battery)--then edit the plan settings to match the screen shots (note: the settings shown in the first screen shot for 'turn off display' and 'put computer to sleep')--IF this works--then try editing one setting at a time (testing) to see which works for power saving (put machine to sleep--wait a minute or so as win 7 doesn't sleep instantly)--then wake it, to see how a changed setting affects the function)

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I just recently built a new comp. When I try going into sleep mode, it seems to shut down but the fans and lights are still on. I move the mouse and it "wakes up". It's more like it's sleep walking than anything else. So I go into the bios and change it from S1 to S3 and try it. It successfully goes to sleep but then there's another problem, it won't wake up. I tried it three times and it fails to wake up every time. I went into the event logger and it said there was a critical error and that it has something to do with my video card.

So my video card is preventing it from waking up properly? I'm using an ATI Radeon HD4830 with catalyst drivers 9.2. Anyone have any clue as to what I can do to fix this?

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Hi all,

When I click the sleep button my computer seems to go into sleep mode successfully however when I hit a keyboard key or wiggle the mouse to wake it the tower fans & motherboard lights switch on but there is no picture or sound from my monitor. I have to hit the reset button which does a dirty reboot before I can get back to the desktop.

I'm fed up of having to do a full shutdown/restart of my computer everytime I go away to do something!

Please find my computer details here: removed due to sensitive info.

If you need any other information, please ask.

Thanks in advance,


A:Sleep Mode Doesn't Wake Up Properly...

Hi please do 2 things first remove the dropbox link (I will do that)as you have posted sensitive info ie serial number you can repost with that removed,the other is check your power settings

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I have been using sleep mode for a while. Until recently, I had to re-install my OS due to some troubleshooting and hardware issues. Now my PC won't wake up from sleep mode with the new install. She goes to sleep, and when I try to wake her up, she powers on, for like 2 seconds and then shuts off. I have to turn on the power switch to get it to boot. My pc is not a generic brand pc. It's a custom built water cooled pc. I haven't noticed any new driver installs. I have performed a clean start up with no insight to what the issue could be. Event viewer only shows what I expected.

The system has rebooted without cleanly shutting down first. - Event 41, Kernel Power
Session "Microsoft Security Client OOBE" stipped due to the following error: 0xc000000D Event 3, Kernel-Event Tracing

A:Windows 7 not waking up from sleep mode properly


This might be caused by microsoft secuyrity essentials.Try to completely remove security essenttials.If you can't remove it the regular way there is a fixit How to manually uninstall Microsoft Security Essentials 1.0.1963 if you cannot uninstall it by using the Add or Remove Programs item after that is complete download and install the latest version.

This proces involves removing information from the windows registry backup your registry first.

Remove security essentials and see if the problems disappaers this way you're sure msse whas the problem.

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I've got a Lenovo K450e with Windows 10. When I click on Start->Power->Sleep the computer shuts down just like it's supposed to, but after 1-2 minutes, it begins making a lot of noise, despite being in sleep mode. I haven't had this problem with other computers. The only reason I put the computer in sleep mode is that I'd like it to be completely silent. How to solve this?

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recently, i've noticed that whenever i sleep my computer, attempting to shut it down later does not work. the process just hangs at the Windows 7 screen with the Shutting down...message. i've let it run for 30 minutes one time and nothing happened, still Shutting down...

every time this has happened, i end up manually powering off. the computer shows no ill effects on start up (other than the 'your computer shut down improperly' message). i can't find any unusual events in event viewer, either. it shuts down fine when not having used sleep mode. to sum it up: when i power on my computer normally and DO NOT use sleep mode at all between a shut down, everything is fine.

when i power on my computer normally and DO use sleep mode at some point between the shutdown, the computer will typically HANG at the shut down screen and not actually shut down. however, what makes this tough to trouble shoot is that sleeping it for 5 or 10 minutes will have no effect on shutting down...but sleeping it overnight (7-8 hours) will.

this problem has been occurring for about 3 months now, though i only started noticing the trend recently. i typically shut my computer off during the week and sleep it through Friday and Saturday and then shut it down again on Sunday (now, i shut it down all the time of course). the computer is virus and malware free according to MSE and Mbam. the only thing i can think of that i installed in between now and 2 months ago were various Steam games ... Read more

A:My desktop will not shut down properly after using sleep mode.

These kind of issues are often caused by drivers that "hang" or misbehave in some way. Have you updated any recently, in particularl the video graphics driver... which I see you mention. These can be favourite for this kind of issue.

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Hi all,

About a week ago I ran into this issue:

My machine won't fully shut down and it won't enter sleep mode without crashing. When I boot back up it gives me an error report and said that it didn't shut down properly. I tried doing a system restore to before this happened and it is still going on. I use a Crucial SSD for my OS, not sure if that could be the issue but I've used it without problems for about a year and half now.

Thanks for the help.

A:My machine won't shut down properly or enter sleep mode

Scan for viruses and run chkdsk /f from the command prompt for errors.

Lets start there

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Please help.

After waking up from the Sleep mode, my computer:

1) can not enter into sleep mode again (It hangs in the process),

2) can not restart or shut down (It hangs in the process),

3) can not detect insertion of DVDs, USB flash drives and USB card readers,

4) can not, from the sound driver, "make front and rear output devices play back two different audio streams,"

5) can not do System Restore.
It all seems to happen after I connected my car camera with my computer on the USB port, and read some AVI files in the car camera's MicroSD HC card. But I'm not sure.

Nothing is wrong in the Device Manager, either before my computer enters into the Sleep mode or after it wakes up from Sleep.

A:After waking up from the Sleep mode, my computer can not work properly

Do you have a restore point and/or backup image from before the problem started that you can restore?

Did the car camera program work ok before this issue?

Some things you can try:Disconnect the Car camera USB device.
Can you uninstall or disable the program that runs when you connect the car camera?
Re-boot after removing / disabling / uninstalling this device and program.
This sounds like a lot more than a sleep problem to me, as your thread title implies...

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when i press this little button on my logitech keyboard with the cresnet half moon, it goes to sleep. What really happens? Do programs like kazaa cease to function/download the stuff that is downloading? anyone anyone beuler?

A:What happens when I press the sleep or standby mode button?

All programs cease to function, the computer enters a suspended state similar to "off" but with a faster recovery time.

Be aware that many applications simply do not like being suspended and may behave unreliably when resumed.

Its usually more reliable on laptops, which have been designed with this feature in mind.

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I?m new to computers and I just want to know what is going on, I improperly shutdown my computer using the power button while apps were still running and now I cannot start up my pc. I get the message ?automatic repair couldn?t repair my pc?. I tried self repair in advanced options but it does not work and it loops me back to automatic repair.

useful information (maybe?)
Alienware Aurora gaming desktop
Windows 10

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


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A:Nitro V15 - power button does not shutdown

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

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

How can i fix the shutdown error??

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

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

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

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

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

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

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


A:Power Button Sleep only works Once!

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

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

A:power button press to come out of sleep

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

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