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Computer won't wake from standby/hibernate

Q: Computer won't wake from standby/hibernate

Hi, and thanks in advance for your help! I'm using Windows 7 64 bit.

My computer is several years old, and just a few weeks ago started having a problem waking from standby. Up until now, it had no issues going into and coming out of sleep.

Now, whenever it goes to sleep (whether due to inactivity or putting it to sleep manually), it won't wake up. The lights come on, the fans come on, but the monitor stays in standby. I've looked around online and found that many people get a black screen when booting up, i.e. the monitor comes alive and they may get a mouse cursor, but that's not what's happening to me. I don't get a black screen--my screen is never getting a signal from the computer. I have to do a hard reset, after which I get the 'Start Windows Normally' screen.

I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling the graphics drivers, changing hybrid sleep settings, using hibernate instead of standby, uninstalling random programs, etc, to no effect. I don't think I had any major windows or driver updates that caused it.

Any ideas??? It's driving me crazy. I'm getting to the point of trying a clean windows install... but what a pain that would be.

Thanks for any help you can offer!

Preferred Solution: Computer won't wake from standby/hibernate

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A: Computer won't wake from standby/hibernate

Bueller? Hate to think that I've got to go to the extreme of wiping everything, but I'm out of ideas...

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Hi.I m using Win 7,the problem is my pc could not wake up standby or hibernate.I didnt have this problem when i was using Win XP,but this problem came up when i switched over to win 7.I tried pressing keys n mouse clicks but in vain..my friend told me to change some setting in the bios called S1 S2 states,i did but still my pc wouldnt wake up..plz help me find a solution to this problem

Here are my system configuration
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 32 bit
Processor: AMD Sempron(tm) Processor 2600+, x64 Family 15 Model 44 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 959 Mb
Graphics Card: VIA/S3G UniChrome Pro IGP, 64 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 20002 MB, Free - 8357 MB; D: Total - 20002 MB, Free - 9767 MB; E: Total - 13288 MB, Free - 5411 MB; F: Total - 10001 MB, Free - 7330 MB; G: Total - 13013 MB, Free - 9762 MB;
Antivirus: None

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My computer all of the sudden decided to stop hibernating or go on standby about a week ago. I don't remember installing or downloading anything new near that time. I normally hit the power button once for my computer to hibernate instead of shutting it down. Now when I do that, it goes into hibernation for about a second (while the power button stays lit) and then it'll just comes right back up. The same thing happens when I manually select it to go into standbye from the start menu.

I did get a bad virus about 3 weeks ago via AIM and was (I think) able to get rid of it with Norton. I kind of thought that maybe something weird was still going on because once in a while something will show up on my task bar stating that it's waiting for a program to end even though I haven't tried to close anything. I think the program is ccApp.

So then about 2 weeks ago after I decided to run trendmicro.com's system scan just in case Norton wasn't catching anything, WinFixer 2005 started popping up whenever I used IE. I ran several full system scans with Norton and trendmicro and neither one found anything. So I then used Firefox for a few days before WinFixer started to show up there too.

I am not sure if all of this is related or if I have several problems going at once. I have read some of the posts but I'm not computer savy what-so-ever so can someone please help me with this?

Thank you!

A:Computer will not hibernate or go on standby

Hi and welcome to TSG.

Based on what you've already said, I would suggest running HijackThis and posting a log - follow these instructions. You'll find a link to HJT in my signature line at the bottom of this post.

Save HJTsetup.exe to your desktop.
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Do not install to a Temporary Directory as the backups made by HJT will be lost and they may be required later.
Continue to click Next in the setup dialogue boxes until you get to the Select Addition Tasks dialogue.
Put a check by Create a desktop icon then click Next again.
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Click Save to save the log file and then the log will open in notepad.
Click on "Edit > Select All" then click on "Edit > Copy" to copy the entire contents of the log.
Come back here to this thread and Paste the log in your next reply.
DO NOT have Hijack This fix anything yet. Most of what it finds will be harmless or even required.

One of the security experts will review the log and advise any action required.

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After a huge upgrade and fresh XP installation (up to SP2), my computer won't standby/hibernate. The only parts that remained were the HDs, RAID card, and power supply. MOBO was upgraded to X38, GPU to GF8800GT, and CPU is now Dual Core. Prior to the upgrade, my PC could go into standby. Now it is "grayed out."

I went to power management, hibernation tab is not there. I tried reinstalling MOBO drivers, same thing. My comp used to be able to do this in XP. Well, I read about it, and supposedly, dual core cannot go into standby (or at least winxp doesn't want to allow the user to do this with DualC). Is that true? Any way around it?

Edit: I even tried the hotfix and disabling terminal services. No effect.

I tried apmstat -v, and it said that this is an ACPI machine and that APM is not relevant.

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My laptop wont hibernate or standby. I have seen this problem on the forums, i think it has something to do with WinFixer. Anyway i have the Hijack This log. If anyone can help thanks in advance.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 9:19:24 AM, on 11/11/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 6\DragToDisc\DrgToDsc.exe
C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 6\AudioCentral\RxMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Lexmark 2200 Series\lxbvbmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Works Shared\WkUFind.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft AntiSpyware\gcasServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Lexmark 2200 Series\lxbvbmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
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A:Computer Wont Hibernate or Standby

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I have a Dell Inspiron B130 laptop. Since this past summer, it has had a problem where I will put it on standby or hibernate and it does not actually stand by or hibernate. If it is put on hibernate, it will freeze and do nothing at the "preparing to hibernate" screen, and I can't do anything to get it going again or abort the process.

Some notes:
*The problem does not ALWAYS happen. I suspect the culprit involves opening certain programs (either background apps or something like Adobe Reader or Flash) or web pages.
*In fact it seems to happen more often at certain points of time than others. Sometimes it will go for weeks at a time (with multiple successful hibernates in a row) without a problem, other times it'll freeze up every other time I go to hibernate, though that may just be me more likely to load problematic pages.
*I'm on my third hard drive, and I believe the problem only started when I replaced the hard drive, but NOT right away. There was a time where it worked fine for a while, and then the problem started. The problem has persisted through three batteries, and (I believe) predates my installation of SP3.

A:Computer freezes on standby/hibernate!

Do you have dell support center or some similarly useless dell-loaded software running at startup on the system? I have heard that some of those utilities can cause hibernate-hangups (as well as shutdown and restart hangups). It might be worth it if that is the case to google for "uninstall dell support center" and see if the problem persists after you remove it.

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Good morning all.

I am at my wits end here and I hope someone here can help!

9 times out of 10, when I try to put my Dell E1505 laptop into standby or hibernate, the screen will go black, but the wifi and bluetooth indicator lights stay on, the hd indicator light keeps blinking randomly to show activity, and after approximately 10 minutes the computer just shuts down forcefully and reboots. When I reboot it, it gives me the standard "Windows was not shut down properly" screen.

My computer is a Dell E1505 with an ATI x1400 Mobility Radeon, Intel 3945abg Wireless card, motherboard audio, broadcom network card and whatever bluetooth card came with the computer (using a toshiba BT stack is all I know)

Please let me know if I can provide any more information. I have tried numerous things, including the Power tutorial in these forums to no avail. The only devices configured to wake the computer are the motherboard audio and the conexant modem, but since I can't get into sleep, I can't see how these are the problem.

Thanks in advance for any help!

A:Computer Hangs on trying to Standby or Hibernate

Hi bandgeekndb, Welcome to the Vista Forums.

First thing I would suggest is to have a look at the tutorial Here

if you still have problems after this then post back and i'm sure someone will be able to help

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I hope someone can help me. I've looked at other similar thread and couldn't find anything similar.
I just bought a MagicJack. I was unaware that I would have to keep my computer on while using it; which I can't understand since I use to have Vonage and I didn't have to keep it on. I was told that I should put my computer in sleep or hibernation mode so it won't use so much power. I tried and it wouldn't work. I also tried standby and it wouldn't work.
When I go to shut down my computer there are three options, standby, turn off, and restart. I did find out I needed to go to my power supply window which has the hibernate tab. I set the time for 1 hour to hibernate, applied, and it didn't. I also noticed under the UPS tab it says,
The UPS service is currently stopped. And I noticed that the status of current power source is greyed out. It's running on minimal power management now. I don't know that much tech stuff. I do know that I don't want to burn out my computer. I need help before my free trial is up. Help me, please?

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I have an inspiron 1545 running windows 7 (x64) and I am having problems waking up my computer from sleep . Usually, when I put my computer to sleep, I have problems waking up my computer. The screen stays relatively dark when I move my mouse although I can see some light coming from the bottom part of the screen (so the screen seems to be on, just not showing anything sueful). When I try to press the space bar multiple times, my computer gives me a warning ding and it plays a sound when I insert or remove my usb mouse. I've had my computer for two years and the problem just started a week ago. I was wondering if anyone has any idea what the problem might be or what tests I should run to figure out the problem.

A:Computer won't wake up from sleep or hibernate

If you plug a monitor into the laptop, what does it show when you wake the computer up?

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I have a brand new computer, Inspiron with Windows XP with 2gb RAM. I noticed that after reviving my computer from standby or hibernate, a few minutes later, it will crash and show the BSOD. I have reformatted the hard drive, run virus scans, run chkdsk, and it still occurs. What could possibly be wrong with it?

A:Computer Crashes After Reviving From Standby Or Hibernate.

What errors messages do you get at BSOD? Note down the error code at the bottom and the description at the top written in uppercase letters with multiple words tied together with underscore characters.

Have you installed any new hardware or software lately?

Please give more details to receive help...

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

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

Thank you for your help.

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

Hi dmash.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Let us know the results.

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I have a problem with my HP 6730b. It is a great laptop except that for some reason right now the laptop will not shutdown completely. If I put it in Hibrenate, Stand By, Shutdown it exitis windows and than I get a WHITE Screen on LCD even if I close the screen down. The laptop continues to run the battery down until it dies. I need it finished because I cannot rely on it because battery always gets drained dead. I reinstalled a fresh copy of windows xp and I still have the same problem. I upgraded to the latest verision of BIOS.  

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Hi,  I have understand the issue that you received while screen when a notebook awakes from standby, hibernate. The cause of the issue could be due to corrupted power management settings.As you have already performed BIOS update. I recommend you to check the power settins in windows xp and also uninstall and reinstall power managements settings. 1please refer the below given weblinks for your reference. http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/setup/learnmore/russel_02march25.mspx http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/bph01013 2. Uninstalling power management steps: 1. Click start--> Run2. Type devmgmt.msc and click ok.3. It will open device manager window.4. Click on (+) beside the system devices and expand it.you will find ACPI RELATED enteries.please uninstall it and then restart the notebook to take the changes in to effect. Once it is restarted the system will scan for the settings and reinstalls it. Hope this helps................ Thank you.Anand.

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

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

I have attached my log as per forum instructions.

Thank you all in advance!


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

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

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

Let us know for any further BSOD.

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

What do you suggest?

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

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

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

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

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

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

What do you suggest?

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


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

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

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I have a Dell Optiplex 755 with WinXPPro SP3, 2GB RAM and an Intel Core 2 Duo E4600, and it is unreliable for Wake on LAN and Wake on Ring. I also wonder whether my Standby - Sleep - Suspend (S1 or S3) is working correctly.

When the PC is in Standby - Sleep - Suspend mode (S1 or S3), Wake on LAN and Wake on Ring work some of the time but not all of the time, and I'd like them to be 100% reliable.

These may be two different problems, but your advice will be appreciated. (Also, if I should post in a different forum, please advise.)

My Network Card is an Intel 82566DM-2 Gigabit Network Connection, and I recently upgraded its drivers using "generic" PROXP.exe from the Intel website, although this has not helped the problem. The specific driver file e1e5132.sys is now from 2009 -- it used to be from 2007. But, as I say, Wake on LAN from Standby was not and is still not reliable, both before and after the driver update.

In Settings .. Network Connections ... Local Area Connections ... Properties ... Configure ... Power Management, all the Wake on LAN options are checked ON:

- Wake on Directed Packet
- Wake on Magic Packet
- Wake on Magic Packet from Power Off State
- Wake on Link

The NIC card's Diagnostic checks are all OK.

My fax modem card is a Conexant D850 PCI V.92 Modem, and I have the most recent drivers dated 7/27/07, version In Settings ... Phone and Modem Options ... Modems ... Properties, "Allow this device to bring... Read more

A:Trouble with Wake on Ring, Wake on LAN and Standby - Sleep - Suspend

More to above: Dell has suggested I must re-install Windows. I've never done that, and I realize I'd probably lose all my applications and data - no good. Seems to me that's like using an atomic bomb to kill a mosquito. And why should I assume that will work?

But is there a way to re-install -- or maybe fix -- Windows that leaves everything else safe?

FYI - About a month or so ago, I ran SFC (System File Checker) in repair mode, and that didn't help with this problem.

Any ideas?

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I recently re-formatted my comp, and now I cannot hibernate nor standby. When I click shut down, the standby is watermarked (faded out). Can anybody help?


A:Cannot hibernate nor standby

It could be an ACPI issue. Take a look here:http://support.microsoft.com/kb/q216573/

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I just installed XP Pro SP2 onto this toshiba laptop (fairly good;1.4ghz intel celeron M,512 ddr ram,wireless nic,ati graphics and such) and it seems that standby and hibernate wont work AT ALL.Standby is grayed out in the turn off computer menu and the hibernate tab does not exist in the power options utility in control panel.

I've googled around a bit and found no specific option in the BIOS to enable or disable it and as far as i know this laptop SHOULD support it...i mean come on what kind of laptop doesn't standby or hibernate???

What the heck could be the problem?

A:Standby and Hibernate

If this Windows XP Pro that you installed are the disks from Microsoft or from another company like Compaq, Dell or Gateway etc.?

Also do you have the recovery disk set for this computer? If you do then you have some more installing to do like the driver disk that comes with the recovery disk set all of these drivers have to be installaed and if they are not the right drivers for Windows XP you will have to get them from the maufacturer of the computer. Download them and install them and this should help.

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Hello all,

I have a strange problem with both "Standby" and "Hibernate".

Either of them will work fine, but only once.

That is, if put my PC into either of these modes everything is fine, they do exactly what I expect them to do. They both restore exactly as they should but, if I then, during the same session of use, try to either Standby or Hibernate again I get the usual screen with the message "Preparing to Standby" (or "Hibernate" as the case may be) and the PC just hangs in that state. The only way to resume is to do a 'hard' reset. When I do this and the system restarts I don't get the DSKCHK screen, so it would seem that the shutdown part of the standby/hibernation operation has performed correctly, it's just that it won't complete the operation.

My basic hardware spec is an AMD 64 X2 running at 3.2GHz on a Gigabyte GA-MA69VM-S2 Motherboard with 4GB of DDR2 RAM. The OS is 32 bit.

Anybody got any ideas. In my eyes if it works once it should work every time, but not so, it seems.


Tony Norton

A:XP Pro SP3 Standby and Hibernate

A few problems with Standby/Hibernate seem to be fixed by updating the graphics drivers. Of course, your problem seems unique in that you can get it to work the first time.

Have you tried to update your drivers, both system and graphics?


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Standby and Hibernate disappeared. Was Ok until I started messing about with it, making use of old PC, Installed 3CX Phone system and updated to SP3, also added Matrox G450 agp video card, then noticed Standby now greyed out on Shutdown options, Hibernate option is not shown option in power options, just not there at all. Have now replaced G450 with previous video card, uninstalled G450 driver, uninstalled 3CX (decided I don?t want it) and SP3 update in effort to get it back but no luck. Tried rolling back with Restore and tried startup in safe mode but still no Standby or hibernate options, searched www for answers and tried those I could with no joy, any help will be much appreciated.

MSI K7N2 with Athlon 2800+, 2.12 gb ram, windows xp pro sp2, reset BIOS defaults.

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Recently (I can't remember what I may have done prior to the event) my windows XP began to shut down in a different way (small box in the middle of the screen instead of full-screen info). I didn't mind this part, but later I noticed that when I went to shut down, standby and hibernate were not included in the pull-down menu options - only shut down or restart. I looked in the Control Panel Power Options but could not see any option to re-enable standby and/or hibernation. My video driver is recently updated. Any suggestions on getting those options back would be much appreciated.

A:Hibernate and Standby Gone

Read this and this.

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My computer does not give me the option to put my pc on 'standby' & I'm wondering if anyone can tell me if there is a way to go from Hibernate to Standby. 4-dontkno I've tried in my Power Mgmt in my 'screensaver' window as well as my Computer Mgmt to no avail. I worry if putting it on Hibernate then shutting-down a few times per day, is doing any harm. I had Standby on another pc & loved it. Thnx to all who assist ;):

A:Want Standby but have Hibernate

Hello CdnLadyLuv98, and Welcome to TSF.

To get your machine to Hibernate, here's what to do....
Control Panel [ in Classic View] > Power Options > Hibernate > tick the box to allow Hibernation > Apply > OK.....that should fix it!

Don't forget to hold the "Shift" key to get it into Hibernation Mode once you're in the shutdown panel.

Post back here and let us know how you went.

Dave T

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What is the actual difference between hibernation and stand-by?
Also, after some problems with my laptop to boot up, the motherboard was changed out. This fixed the problem but has now, after a few months returned.
This means (the PC has difficulties starting up from "scratch"!) that I tend to leave my machine on for a two three days at the time.
Is this OK? How long can I leave it on? And should I opt for the stand-by or hibernate option?
(The PC has no problem starting up after hibernation or stand-by)

Cheers from Ollie

A:Standby and hibernate

In Standby mode, power is saved by shutting down the hard drives, fans and monitors. These are high power consumption devices. The computer still uses power to save the data in memory, so you can restart very quickly (however, if power goes off while in this state, the data in memory will be lost).

In Hibernate mode, the data in memory is saved to the hard disk. Then the power is cut off completely, so this preserves more battery life. When you restart, it takes a little longer because the data saved on the disk must be restored to memory. Of course, this method uses disk space to store the memory data.

Depends on whether you have a habit of leaving something in mid stream, if so then hibernate is for you, if this isn't the case, standby should be your choice

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For the past few weeks my laptop hasn't been properly entering standby mode or hibernate mode. It seems to enter fine but within about 10 seconds, it powers back up. When I put it into standby, it shuts everything down nicely but within 10 seconds, it turns the lights back on and turns the fan on. I have to hold down the power button to recover. For Hibernate, as soon as it enters hibernate state, it resumes and comes out. Does anyone out there have any ideas? I'm running Windows XP Pro SP2. It fails even with no devices connected at all.

I have posted my hijackthis.log and startuplist.txt files. Thanks for any help you can offer!!

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I  use Standby for "working hours" and Hibernate for nightly shutdown.
Changing from Standby to Hibernate is immediate. Changing from Hibernate to Standby takes ages.
Does anybody know why this enormous response difference is present ?

A:Standby - Hibernate

If I correctly understand.
Sleep = Keep everything in memory but use almost none of power.
Hibernate = Half-Shutdown the computer.
So sleep ---> Hibernate is just wake it up then act like shutdown.
But Hibernate ---> Sleep is like Boot it up again and make it sleep.
Then start system from Hibernate takes more time than from sleep.
Don't blame if I wrong!
Thank you.

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My PC won't go into standby or hibernate by its own after a preset time.
I still can manually bring the PC into stby/hibernate without any problem.

Anybody a clue what might cause this probem?

Is there any tool that can monitor the system before it goes into a suspend mode?


A:PC won't go into standby or hibernate by its own

Have you verified your settings under "Control Panel" --> "Performance and Maintenance" --> "Power Options"?

Please let us know if this resolves the issue or if you need further assistance.

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Hello, I just wanted to know if I can use standby or hibernate while I am running only a P2P program on xp home.

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Anyone care to give me a hand? I'm running a Sony Vaio with Windows XP Home. Every time I try to put the system into standby or hibernate, it locks up and I have to unplug the power supply. I would appreciate it if anyone knew of any solutions to this problem or if anyone is simply willing to help out. Thanks a bunch.

A:XP won't go into standby/hibernate

Is that a laptop? I believe hibernation is for laptop batteries and can cause problems with desktops.

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I have re-installed windows XP home using the OEM Key on my laptop. Prior to the re-install, it would allow me to put the computer onto hibernate or standby, now post re-install, I cannot put the machine into standy by.

A:XP will not go into standby or hibernate

econdriak said:


I have re-installed windows XP home using the OEM Key on my laptop. Prior to the re-install, it would allow me to put the computer onto hibernate or standby, now post re-install, I cannot put the machine into standy by.Click to expand...

Hi econdriack,

Hopefully, you have powercfg.cpl and powercfg.exe in C:\Windows\system32 as I do on my WinXP Pro SP2 system, i.e. the control panel extension and application.

Checkout this webpage for information on using powercfg.exe:

-- Tom

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My laptop won't come out of hibernation. The only solution is to reboot. I sometimes loose info as a result. I have unchecked "enable hibernation support", but it still goes into hibernation.

Will the computer stay on if I enable a screen saver?

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yes, another question on this common topic. i searched the archives, but couldn't find a topic that was exactly like mine/supplied an answer.

i have winxp pro. standby works fine if comp is in standby for a few minutes, but won't wake up after 30 min. or so. no response at all. no h.d., no monitor, etc. i have to shut off and reboot.

all power management settings are set to 'never', except for the "computer sleep" button (which is actually on the keyboard) which is set to 'standby'. in the bios the only power management setting is what to do in the event of power failure: either 'stay off' or 'reboot'. i have had it set to 'stay off'.

so, any ideas why standby won't awaken after extended time?


A:won't wake from standby

perhaps i should add that this is a desktop, hp, with amd processor.

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I just added a MS wireless keyboard. Is there a way to wake up the Portege from standby from this keyboard? Now I have to open the lid and use the power button on the notepad. Before, I had settings that put the notepad in standby when I closed the lid. I changed that setting to do nothing when close the lid.

The notepad is set to go to standby after 15 minutes of non-use. This works fine but when I want to use it again I can't find a way to wake it up without opening the lid and using the power button.

A:Wake Up From Standby

I have read your posting 5 times now and I believe I have understand what you wrote but I am asking myself how you want to work on your Portege if you do not want to open the lid????:|

> …I can't find a way to wake it up without opening the lid…
You want to use notebook with closed lid or what? Do you use external display?

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Is there any way to DISable wake from standby for a PS2 mouse? I would prefer having to strike a key to wake up my computer. Right now, sometimes even bumping my desk causes my PC to wake up. Thank you!

A:Wake from standby......

Look in the BIOS set-up. There is an option there under Power saving.

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Problem is I can't wake computer from standby. It goes to standby when I press the button marked "sleep" but will not wake up when I press the "wake up" button. I would be grateful for any advice . Thanks!

A:can't wake from standby

u have to be a bit more elaborate with your explanation. does the whole system actualy wake up ? can u hear fans spinnin HDD working lights on keyboard/mouse/PC leds? but nothing on the screen?

if thats the issue one other member here i just read about said it was his graphics card drivers..he rolled back one and problem seem to have gone.

with me, i started having that same problem with my older comp. it wouldnt wake fully from standby like mentioned above...screen black. but this only happened after i installed a new PSU. and updated to drivers to my card. then i started to get CMOS errors on startup and couldnt even reset BIOS or anything...5year old Mobo....so i abandoned and build a new machine..

only thing i carried over was my PSU (Antec Earthwatt 500) rest is all new. with XP home sp2. i had this problem once and it was even worse..

my system was attempting to start from standbuy ..(Lights on an everything) but after 6sec or so it would shut down (or go back to stanby) briefly -for 2 secs- then start back up...then off then on again..it kept doing this till i manually reset it....no errors no nothing.

hasnt donne it again since then. but i switched my PSU cause according to PSU calc i need 490W and im at 500max with the Antec. since im going Crossfire ill get a 750w+.

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I recently had to reset my cmos due to hardware issues. That problem is resolved but since then standby and hibernate are missing from power options in control panel. They're not grayed out, they're missing. Should I be looking in the bios settings for something. Any input would be much appreciated. It's a Dell by the way with that lovely crippled bios so I hope it doesn't require the advanced settings. I've never even found them on my 8250.

A:Standby/Hibernate missing in XP

I know you don't like the Dell BIOS but resetting the CMOS probably disabled the power management option in the BIOS. Run the BIOS Setup utility and re-enable power management.

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I can't seem to get Standby or Hibernate to work at the moment. If I select either, it just blanks the screen which comes back on as soon as I move the mouse.

I've created two energy reports, which I've uploaded to Energy Reports.zip

The second one I made after closing MSI Afterburner, Yahoo Widgets and Windows Sidebar, but it didn't make any difference.

I've checked every USB port/hub/device in Device Manager and those that have a power management tab are set to "Allow the computer to turn off this device" and have "Allow this device to wake the computer" unticked.

The settings in Power Options seem fine and are set to:
Sleep after 60 mins
Allow hybrid sleep On
Hibernate after 120 minutes
Allow wake timers Enable

but I'm just trying to get it to work when I select Standby/Hibernate manually at the moment.

A:Standby and Hibernate not working

Doveman, hello! My name is Dusty, lets see some more on that system of yours.

Seeing what sleep states you can use: Sleep States - See Available Sleep States

Read what is causing your computer to wake: Wake Source - Read Event Viewer Log

Devices that can wake your computer: Devices - See Devices that are able to Wake Up the Computer

Prevent those devices from waking the computer: Devices - Allow or Prevent to Wake Up Computer

Please post that energy report on Sevenforums as a picture after running this report. This will show you how to post a pic here: Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

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I have a Toshiba Qosmio F10 laptop which I recently reformatted using the Toshiba supplied original disks to put it back into it's original "as new" state.

The OS is Windows Media Edition and everything appears to work ok except for the standby and Hibernate features.

When using standby it goes through a screen saying "preparing to standby" then the screen goes blank and nothing else happens. The machine will not come back on with a keyboard or mouse movement and the only option is to hold down the power button for several seconds until it powers down and then reboot.
Hibernate is much the same problem except it stops at a screen that says "preparing to hibernate"

I have checked all of the settings in the Windows and Toshiba power management utilities. I have also downloaded and installed microsoft update KB889673 for Windows XP Service Pack 2 but all to no avail.

I have checked the BIOS and there are no settings that apply to power management.

Help please!!

A:Standby & Hibernate Do Not Work

hi, welcome to bleeps

is powerconfig not working
all drivers Ok
more details plz

runbox command
- press keyboard buttons: winkey + r
- paste this: powercfg.cpl
- press: enter
make your choice as to which one and how long

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Hi everyone,

I'm having a bit of trouble with my laptops (two completely different machines) BSOD'ing when they enter Standby or Hibernate. I'm not entirely certain, but it seems like the BSODs happen when Firefox and/or Dropbox are running.

According to a helpful person on Sevenforums (I posted an earlier dump there, but got no further replies), this was caused by my WiFi driver, but I've tried multiple versions without success.

The latest dumps (for the X200) are attached. Is it still the WiFi driver?

System configurations:

Thinkpad X200 | P8400 | 2x4GB matched DDR3 | Intel 5100AGN WiFi | Win7 Pro 64
Thinkpad X41T | Pentium M 758LV | 2GB DDR2 | Intel 2915ABG WiFi | Win7 Pro 32

The symptoms on both systems are exactly the same - hit the standby button, screen turns black and the machine stops responding, and 10-20 minutes later the machine BSODs (with the screen still off, so it's hard to tell...).

All drivers were installed via Lenovo System Update, and I've also tried WiFi drivers directly from Intel. I run MSSE and Windows Firewall, so nothing third-party there... Memtest86+ runs without errors for multiple passes, and both systems are completely Prime95-stable (Blend for hours on end).

Interestingly enough, I have a third machine here (Thinkpad R61) which is set up pretty much the exact same way, and even has no-nos like Daemon Tools installed - no such problems.

So, any bright ideas? Thanks in advance!

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When I look at the CP settings, I see different time settings under the "Power Schemes" tab. Then there is also the "Hibernate" tab, when you can click the enable box. If I just click the enable box, is that all I need to do, or should I also go into the power schemes tab & adjust the different time settings?

This is something that I never really fooled with, because it the earlier days of windows I always heard that it caused problems. I step away from my pc for 30 min. to an hour + several times a day, so i am trying to decide what settings I need to go with here.

Ideas/suggestions welcome!

A:System standby and Hibernate...

I don't use hibernate...and I normally leave everything on my system in the "never turn off" category.

I don't mind making my local power company...a thriving entity . I'm not convinced that the power usage differentials are significant enough for me to be concerned about system power settings.


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I like to leave my computer on if I'm just going away for an hour or less. When I get back to the computer, the power light on my computer is flashing every second. I have to press the power button to resume, turning the monitor on. What is this? Hibernation? standby? How do I disable this? I already have my monitor power settings set. I think I have my monitor set to sleep mode after 25 mins. What are some good settings for this?

Overall questions:
What is this? Hibernation? standby?
What are some good settings for these?

thanks, tmsop.

A:[SOLVED] Hibernate/Standby

This is most likely hibernation. To change the settings, right mouse click on desktop -> left click "properties" -> click on the "screen saver" tab -> select "Power" at the bottom. Here are the available settings and power schemes for your machine. Under "Hibernate", you can turn it off, or just set your computer to do specific things after a certain amount of time/when a button is pressed. Go through these settings, and customize them to your liking :)

Please note that it's always good to turn off or put your laptop on hibernate when moving the machine. It's bad to move a spinning hard drive.

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When turning off the computer to place it in either standby or hibernation mode, the icon looks like it is a hidden
mode, thus I cannot click the icon and place the computer in the mode of my choosing.
OS XP SP3 Need some advise.....I can only use the restart and turn off modes.....



A:Standby & Hibernate modes

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CAn anyone please explain birefly the differences between Standby and Hibernate. Also, how do you get presented with teh Hibernate option - I seem to remember it is by pressing Ctrl when you shutdown or something like that.



A:Difference between Standby and Hibernate

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Hey,When I Click The Stanby/Hibernate Button, My Computer Saves Everthing Then Says "Preparing To Standy/Hibernate" But Just Stays Like That!!!The Only Thing I Can Do Is Turn it Off From The Power Button!I'm Sure Its Something To-do With An Application I'm RunningSo Heres, The HijackThis Log:Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 15:07:57, on 27/06/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16473)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Internet Security 6.0\avp.exe
C:\Program Files\IVT Corporation\BlueSoleil\BTNtService.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\ConfigFree\CFSvcs.exe
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A:Laptop Won't Standby Or Hibernate!

Sorry for the delay. If you are still having problems please post a brand new HijackThis log as a reply to this topic. Before posting the log, please make sure you follow all the steps found in this topic:Preparation Guide For Use Before Posting A Hijackthis LogPlease also post the problems you are having.

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Standby/hibernate causes my computer - most of the time, but not always - to restart at the boot screen with an error message warning of an unexpected shut down.
This problem only occurred after I upgraded Vista to the RC, not while I was using the W7 beta daily from a separate partition.
I have unsuccessfully been trying to isolate the cause or conditions for this error. All drivers, incl NVIDIA video drivers, are up to date. I have disabled hybrid sleep, the windows media server preventing sleep, the automatic hibernation and standby settings and anything else I could tweak. I am back to the most basic configuration I could set up. I have also tried enabling and disabling the Sony hibernation service (whatever that does in Win 7)

To reproduce this error:
Fresh start, no applications loaded. Wait 10 mins for all services to start up.
Standby: Screen blanks, disk activity for 20 secs, sleep mode. Wake up is instant.
Wait 10 mins and standby again: Screen blanks again, disk activity continues without coming to an end. No reaction to keybaord, mouse or display being lowered. Hard reset is necessary. (Sometimes, after a lengthy inerval the computer powers off at some time, and reports error on boot)

Sony Vaio notebook VGN-FZ280E.

Any advice on troubleshooting this issue would be appreciated.

A:Standby/hibernate problem

Download Windows 7 drivers for these devices (if not available, use the Windows Vista drivers - but follow the instructions lower down in this post):
- latest video drivers from nVidia
- latest storage drivers from the manufacturer of the Storage Controller.

Then, uninstall the driver packages currently installed using Control Panel...Programs...Uninstall a program. If the devices aren't listed there, check the Start Menu for them. If not there, then uninstall the device in Device Manager.

Reboot if needed, dismissing any "Found New Hardware" dialogs that may show up.

Install the Windows 7 drivers by double clicking on them. Reboot as necessary, dismissing any "Found New Hardware" dialogs that may show up.

If using Windows Vista drivers, ensure that you select Compatibility Mode for ALL USERS. Then select "Run as Windows Vista" and "Run as administrator". Then, right click on the driver file, select "Run as adminsitrator" (just to be sure) and execute the installer from there.

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My Dell Mini 10V netbook, with Windows XP, SP3 won't standby or hibernate. It hangs at the "Preparing to Standby". I have to completely shut it off by holding the power switch. It reboots fine.
It will shutdown without delay, but it doesn't save the desktop layout.
I've tried the clean boot and it still doesn't standby.
I'm doing the testing without the external monitor, keyboard, or mouse and it doesn't make any difference.
It has all the original hardware. It would standby when I first got it and I have another Mini 10V that does standby and hibernate correctly.
Does anyone have any suggestions? Thanks.

A:WindowsXP won't standby or hibernate

Start > Run > (type: cmd) > (type: shutdown -h)

Does that do the same thing or does it work properly?

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Hi All

I have my Hp Pavilion Desktop (xp home Ed) set to Standby after 5 minutes & Hibernate after 10 minutes. 9 times out of 10 it works but not always but the real problem is that when computer has hibernated it starts up again this can happen after hours & hours or after a few minutes then after 10 minutes it goes into Hibernate again. Why does it start up again?

This baffles me , can anybody give me any advice or an explanation into why this happens?

Many Thanks

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