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

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

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?

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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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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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Friend of mine has got problem with his desktop (XP SP2) , when he starts the PC it boots normally till it reaches where it shows windows XP logo then the screen gets blank (i.e he can not see the login name for users).

What he used to do: is press the sleep button on the wireless keyboard, then after that press the hardware switch on/off button (not the reset button) on the tower of the hard box.

After pressing switch on/off button, he gets directly (pay attention to this) to the login screen where he can see the usernames for all users.

He has to do this procedure every time he would like to boot the desktop

A:Press sleep button and switch on/off button to be able to see login screen

VGA is NiVida with dual outputs, similar to below image


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My aunt got a lap top, can't remember the name of it. It's running win7 64-bit.
When you press the power button, instead of turning off, it just goes into standby.

A:Lapt top goes in standby when you press power button

RB_Kandy,The function of the power button can be changed in Power Options.Start (orb) ->Control Panel -> (view by: large icons) -> Power Options. I'm on a Vista laptop now because I'm travelling, so you may have to hunt a bit; however, on Vista, in the left column of Power Options is "Choose what the power buttons do."In Windows 7, you may have to choose advanced options for the selected power plan, then scroll down looking for "power button" option and set it to "Shutdown."I hope this helps.

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Whenever I press the sleep button on my computer, or when I leave it idle and it goes to sleep by itself, I get a blue screen of death. I would really like to solve this issue and it would be great if someone was able to help me ...

Now, this computer came with an AMD video card, but I uninstalled those drivers and took out the video card and installed a GTX 570 from EVGA. The drivers are up to date, so I am pretty sure the new hardware is installed correctly. Furthermore, it was not doing this for the first few months of having the video card installed. This is very recent, so I don't understand what it could be...

I've attached an image of the BSOD so you all can see.

Thanks for any help you can give

A:BSOD when computer goes to sleep or I press the sleep button.

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

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

Welcome fr4mindia.

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

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When I press Sleep button, I expect Windows to get into sleep mode at once.
But why Windows spins up CD/DVD drive?

This is very annoying, since I am putting my laptop to sleep mode several times a day.

Thank in advance for any help.

A:Why Windows spins up DVD drives when I press sleep button?

does your CD/DVD Drive has a disk loaded?

if there is; try removing the disk inside your cd/dvd drive and put your laptop to sleep.
just a thought

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I got a new MS wireless comfort keyboard 5000. It does not have a sleep button. When I checked with MS help, I was advised to assign a key which I did and able to use that key put the computer to sleep mode. They also told me to use the power button by a quick touch to bring it out of sleep mode. BUT every time when I touch the power button it reboots the computer. Is there any other way to bring it out of sleep mode.

I don's know whether my power scheme selecton option or power button option selection is causing this problem. My desktop OS is Windows XP. These are the option I get under Screen saver power shown under power option properties:
Turnoff monitor : Do I have to specify the minutes or select "Never". Please advise

Further under advanced tab under power option properties what is the ideal settings for the following:
When I press the power button on my computer : Options given are: 1. Do nothing 2. Ask me what to do.3. Standby 4 Shutdown What is the ideal selection?

When I press the sleep button on my computer: Options given are: 1. Do nothing 2. Ask me what to do.3. Standby 4 Shutdown What is the ideal selection?

Any help will be appreciated

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Morning Everyone,

Having an issue with a PC that keeps either going into sleep mode or standby, not really sure which, but when I try to resume it nothing happens, no IO device is able to wake it up. I actually have to hit the power button on the case to get it turn back on and then it says it is locked and need to login. I have the same computer in a different location setup the same way that does not act this way. Any ideas on why this is happening or how to fix it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

A:Solved: Sleep Mode / Standby

Right click your desk, select PROPERTIES, select the SCREEN SAVER tab, click the POWER button in the right hand corner. What are your settings??

Sounds as if going into HIBERNATE.

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Hi, I recently had some tech guys at a PC shop install a new motherboard, cpu, and video card in my gaming PC. I just noticed that when I go into standby mode the only way to resume the PC is to push the power button. I should be able to resume the PC by sliding the mouse or pressing a button, what could the problem be?

A:PC only resumes from standby mode by pressing power button but nothingelse, need help

First thing to check is Device Manager.

Right-click My Computer > Properties > Hardware tab > Device Manager. Click on the plus signs [+] next to your keyboard and mouse to expand these options, then right-click on each device > Properties. Click on the Power Management tab, and ensure that "Allow this device to bring the computer out of standby" is ticked.

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I have already tried to diable / enable usb selective suspend - did not work. I have also tried to enable / disable the setting in device manager the "allow computer to turn off this device to save power" setting - did not work. Also the option is not in the bios. So does anyone how to disable power to certain usb ports or even all of them? My old hp laptop did not have this feature / problem. When ever i put my computer in standby my chill pad stays on. I was it to turn off its really inconvenient having to plug / unplug it. I appreaciate any help. I have an Ideapad Y560P. Thanks

A:How can I disable usb power during standby / sleep mode?

bump. please help guys

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Hello and thanks in advance for any help.

I'm using a laptop with Windows7 to pump video out to my LG 50-inch TV via HDMI cable (typically AVI files via the VLC player).

I have been doing this for 2 years now with the exact same hardware and it has worked wonderfully.

The problem I am having is new: right in the middle of a video the TV will go blank (IE standby/sleep mode) and then the laptop will follow suit. I then have to go hit a button on the laptop to wake it up and the video will resume. I then have to hit the "input" button on the TV to get it to resume. Then it works fine again for sometimes hours or sometimes only minutes.

In other words my TV is suddenly and inexplicably putting my laptop to sleep through the HDMI cable. This happens randomly and daily and never used to happen at all.

If I disconnect the HDMI cable the problem does not occur on the laptop. I have tried changing the HDMI cable and the HDMI port at the back of the TV to no avail. I have disabled standby on both the TV and the laptop to no avail.

Is there perhaps a windows setting that can override HDMI input from the TV? I am at a bit of a loss...

Thanks for any help. Thaigrr

A:Laptop & TV go into standby (sleep) mode right in the middle of a vid

I seem to have fixed this one myself. I did a driver update search in device manager and it installed a newer driver and a new version of Nvidia Control Panel. I customized some settings in there and now the problem has gone

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I have a problem which is driving me crazy!!

My friend has just bought a new LG L1730S monitor, after a couple of weeks of everything working fine, it has started to stay in standby mode. If you leave it for 10 minutes, then try rebooting it works!

I've checked the monitor on another system and it works fine, the graphics card an old Geforce 2 MX works as i've tried that in another computer.

I'm unable to open the computer in safe mode until the monitor snaps itself out of it's sleep, so I don't think it's a resolution setting.

I've read a number of threads about this problem but none seem to have an answer to it really. Is it worth removing the CMOS battery to reset factory settings on the motherboard. I'm a bit reluctant to try this as I've never had to do it before! Is it difficult?


A:Monitor stays in sleep/standby mode

Not too difficult Unplug your PC and on the board look for probably like a large watch battery...there will be a clip to release it...that's about it.
Have you checked in the settings in control panel/Power Management

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So i have a new computer only bought a few months ago and ive gotten the BSOD several times coming out of standby mode or even if i just set it down any harder than a feather falling. Sometimes it happens sometimes its just fine, i have no idea what the problem is i just knw BSOD is bad... attached are all my crash reports please help this is only annoying as long as it isnt a serious threat to my files.

A:BSOD coming out of sleep or standby mode or just by setting down


Please upload your msinfo32.nfo file. To get this:
Click on the Start
Type msinfo32 into the Search programs and files box
When it opens, go to File, Save
Save as msinfo32.nfo and save in a place you will remember
Let it finish the process of gathering and saving the system info
Right click the .nfo file, click send to compressed (zipped) folder
Upload the .zip file here.

From one dump file I can say that your Synaptic Touch Pad Driver is causing BSoDs.
The other dumps are not that helpful. So please upload your msinfo file and look for possible driver update on the Synaptic Touch Pad Driver.

BugCheck D1, {fffffa7fd3d35bbc, 7, 0, fffff88003041a3b}

Unable to load image \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\SynTP.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for SynTP.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for SynTP.sys
Probably caused by : SynTP.sys ( SynTP+3a3b )

Followup: MachineOwner

0: kd> lmvm SynTP
start end module name
fffff880`0303e000 fffff880`031a6000 SynTP T (no symbols)
Loaded symbol image file: SynTP.sys
Image path: \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\SynTP.sys
Image name: SynTP.sys
Timestamp: Sat Jul 16 03:44:41 2011 (4E20B4C9)
CheckSum: 0016C462
ImageSize: 00168000
Translations: 0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4
Drivers | Synaptics | Driver Reference Table

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I've got a problem with my motherboard. It does not like standby mode. When I try to enter standby mode on my ASUS P4S533-X motherboard, it enters it and exits it immediately, even without me touching the mouse or keyboard. It is using the BIOS (current). My specs are below, please help me!

Intel Pentium 4 1.8Ghz / 400mhz FSB Northwood chip
ASUS P4S533-X motherboard with BIOS
256MB DDR333 PC2700 RAM
ATi Radeon 7000 64MB DDR AGP4X - Omega 3.10 Catalyst
Maxtor 6Y080L0 80GB 7200RPM Hard Drive
Windows XP Home Edition / Service Pack 1 / DirectX 9.0b

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This only occurs when I'm not on it (probably in sleep/standby mode), and it's a pain to find it off - when I'd left it on. I start it to find Windows had shut down unexpectedly. This is a recent error report:

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7601.
Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 9f
BCP1: 0000000000000003
BCP2: FFFFFA8007719060
BCP3: FFFFF80000BA2748
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 768_1

Files that help describe the problem:

Please help.

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So I've had this monitor for about a year now, and i got it for free. It worked perfectly fine until as of late in which it has been stuck in sleep or standby mode. I confirmed that it wasnt my computer as it wont even turn on, even when unplugged from my computer. It says it was manufactured in march 2007, which makes it kinda old, but i would still like it to work, without anything too hard to do as im quite inexperience in saudering and other such things.

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I have been recently having issues with my Dell studio 540. When I put it into sleep mode it is taking as long as 20 min to come out of sleep mode. My monitor is an LG 227 and the power button goes from orange to flashing blue, but never comes on directly during those minutes til the screen comes on. If I put it into sleep mode and go to wake it with in a few min, I usually dont have problems with the monitor resuming, but if I am away for some time it will go back to taking forever to come back on. I am assuming this is a standby issue rather than a monitor issue. I did an event viewer and I have several critical, errors and warnings all related to standby issues with some of the following details


Log Name: Microsoft-Windows-Diagnostics-Performance/Operational

Source: Microsoft-Windows-Diagnostics-Performance

Date: 7/26/2011 11:45:25 PM

Event ID: 302

Task Category: Standby Performance Monitoring

Level: Warning

Keywords: Event Log


Computer: Terry-PC


This driver caused a delay during standby while servicing a device:

Driver File
Name : \Driver\usbuhci

Driver Friendly
Name : UHCI
USB Miniport Driver

Version : 6.0.6001.18000

Driver Total
Time : 25ms

Driver Degradation
Time : 7ms

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A:Standby Issues computer is taking forever to come out of sleep mode

Hello and welcome.

When doing a system restore you need to go back at least 5 days before the problem started, heres how...

Create a Recovery Disc

System Recovery Options

System Restore

If this fails let us know...

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So I've had this monitor for about a year now, and i got it for free. It worked perfectly fine until as of late in which it has been stuck in sleep or standby mode. I confirmed that it wasnt my computer as it wont even turn on, even when unplugged from my computer. It says it was manufactured in march 2007, which makes it kinda old, but i would still like it to work, without anything too hard to do as im quite inexperience in saudering and other such things.

A:Samsung SyncMaster 906bw D Stuck in Sleep/Standby mode, help :(

Please do not start more than one thread for the same issue.

Closing duplicate.

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I haven't had this computer long, and immediately it started giving me trouble. When I wake it up from sleep/standby mode, it takes it a while for the keyboard/touchpad/mouse to respond to the computer. This happens at the login screen where I go to put in my code. When this happens, the mouse cursor gets stuck and then the sticky key window pops up asking me if I want to use them.

A:Computer fails to respond on time when waken up from Sleep/Standby mode

Can you tell us more about your problem? You may have trouble accessing your hard disk from your computer.

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I got my XPS in 2014 and my service warranty finished in Jan 2015 before I installed Windows 10. So ever since I upgraded to Windows 10 I started having problems with by XPS 8700. Now I don't have any warranty. I thought once they released a BIOS update it would get better and it did for a while unfortunately within the past few months I have noticed two big issues.

1) Upon starting and restarting my computer my monitor does not end up receiving the signal from the pc and remains dark.
- I check that this is not an issue with the monitor by testing it with other pcs
- I checked in Device Manager and there was an Yellow Alert Next to Display Adapters/ NVIDIA GeForce GT 635
- Upon clicking on it showed me this: Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems. (Code 43)

This unfortunately is not the only problem related to the graphics card.

2) My Sleep Mode has disappeared (It's related to Graphics and BIOS).
-  I have tried the to go in power setting to add it but it was not even listed.
-  I went into Command Prompt and looked up powercfg.exe This is what I found out:

C:\WINDOWS\system32>powercfg -a
The following sleep states are available on this system:
Fast Startup

The following sleep states are not available on this system:
Standby (S1)
The system firmware does not support this standby state.
An  internal system component has disabled this standby state.
Standby (S2)
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A:Please Help Fix Code 43 for Graphics Card Error For XPS 8700 (Along with Sleep/Standby Mode Disappearance) (Windows 10)

Did you get the windows 10 drivers from Dell? XPS 8700 is approved for windows 10 and Dell has provided win 10 drivers at Dell Support, Downloads and Drivers. Allow it to scan the computer and install the necessary drivers. Worked very well for my 8700. 

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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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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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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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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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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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I know how to set the sleep mode in Control Panel - System & Security - Power Options but how can I bypass the User button in the middle of the screen when it wakes?

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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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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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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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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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I tried using standby mode after reading about it in this forum. My computer is useless after waking up. I can't even close xp pro. I even have to use the computer power button to shut down windows. My harddrive light stays on all the time as well. My browser never opens, and after 5 minutes of waiting, I finally decide to shutdown and it can't. Is there something I need to know in order for standby to work. I have already looked at the bios but see nothing to change. I am afraid to try hybernate. Is this a software or hardware problem?
Life is good without using standby mode.

A:Standby Mode-- Can't Open Applications After Using Standby

Good question: The one and only time I tried THAT function, I had to unplug the computer from the electrical source in order to get the monster to work! I've refused to use it since. Hibernate isn't quite as bad, but I find I always have to do a full shut down to get my computer to work anyway, possibly because I use log-in accounts - I don't know. These days, I either leave it on, or do a full shut down .Orange Blossom

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hai.. help needed.... i am having the exact problem as op.. when i press sleep button, screen goes black (as usual).. but fan, and other keyboard lights are still on... it just freezes... i have to force shutdown to again use my laptop...

i am attaching the msinfo32.nfo, driverview.txt...

and one more thing... i dont have problem of bsod... thanks..

A:Laptop freezes between entering sleep mode to being in sleep mode

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Laptop freezes between entering sleep mode to being in sleep mode

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I've had this problem intermittently on my laptop for the past 2 years however it has been occuring more often recently.

Basically sometimes when I click the sleep button on Windows 7, the screen fades to black as usual. However the fan keeps running (sounds like when it's on full load) and the power button light stays on endlessly. I always have to force shut it down and restart it.

What can be the issue?

A:Laptop freezes between entering sleep mode to being in sleep mode

Hi joseph10444.

Such a situation may occur when some driver (mostly the PnP device drivers depending on the ACPI configuration) fail to response within a stipulated time period during the power state change.

Let us see some data. Upload your MSINFO32.nfo file.
Click on the start button
Type "msinfo32" (without quotes) in the search bar of the start menu, click the resulting link. It will open the System Information window.
File>Save. In the "File Name" filed, put "MSINFO32" (without Quote), give the save location to desktop, and click the "save" button.
Give the time for processing, it will save a .nfo file on your desktop.
Zip it, and upload it following the instruction.
Upload the list of all the third party drivers Using NirSoft DriverView :
Download and execute Driverview
View > Hide Microsoft Drivers
Edit > Select all
File > Save Selected Items
In the Save dialog, Set the path to desktop, Put "Driverview" in the name field, and save.
Zip the .txt file and upload it.
Those files will give us a closer look to the issue.

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I just had the fan replaced, and now when I use F4 to put the laptop in sleep mode and then close the lid, it remains in sleep mode when I open the lid.  Same thing occurs when I close the lid (no F4) for sleep mode and then open the lid.  However, when I select Sleep on the Windows 7 Start Menu and close the lid, the laptop does resume when I open the lid. NOTES:- Before replacing the fan, I used F4 for sleep and resume, because when I close the lid I would sometimes find the fan running the next morning- BIOS is up-to-date- Keyboard and mouse are set to wake PC- Power Options Settings:   - Allow hybrid sleep set to OFF and Hibernate set to NEVER (As they always have been)   - USB Settings > Disabled USB selective suspend settings  (These were enabled) While this isn't a huge problem, I would like to have things working as before, preferably without having to go back to the Lenovo certified shop. Thank you in advance for your help. Jeff

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Ok so here's the situation :

my friend's PC suddenly stopped working something like a month ago. He took it to some local computer repair shop who diagnosed a dead mobo and PSU.

They told him his mobo was now impossible to find and since I could get my hands on one fairly easily he asked me to repair it for him.

So basicly I changed his PSU and ordered a new INTEL D865GLC Socket 478 (his mobo)... I just received the damn thing and even with the brand new mobo the PC does the exact same **** :

I press the power button and absolutely nothing happens, nothing! Even the fans stay idle . What could be the cause? I even tried shorting the POWER SW pins with a screwdriver to make sure it wasn't the case Power Button but in vain.

I tried swapping mem sticks, changing PSU, tried removing HDD, DVD drive and GPU... no help there either.

Could it be a dead CPU?

A:Nothing happens when I press the power button! Need help!

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ok, I'm going to explain this the best i can. I have the 15-n278sa and also the 15-af068sa laptops.Since having the 15-n278sa, when i press the power button the power will come on for about half a second and then go off.when i press the power button again, the laptop will boot up normally. Now i thought this was a temporarily thing but it happens everytime now. Now, i recently did a bois update on the 15-af068sa and when i press the power button, the Hp logo comes on screen but doesn't go after that (no little spinning dots)so i hold the power button down so the laptop goes off and then when  i press the button again, normal boot up procedure.  Has anyone come up with the same problem? 

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I have a custom built computer, been working fine for two years. Comes last week, a storm passed by my house and power went out. When I come home from work I try to turn it on and no joy. I remember that I had 7 years warranty on my corsair AX1200i PSU. So I did a warranty claim, comes today and put new PSU and still no joy. Things I have tried are, re-seat the RAM also CPU, only 1 RAM. And no joy. When I press the power button theres nothing. No lights no leds. When I press the self test button several times, once in a while I see lights and fans working. I tried Memok on motherboard and no joy. One thing I did notice was when I remove the 4 pin CPU cable from PSU, the self test works instantly but the power button still doesnt work. Nothing, also did jumper on power l, reset CMOS. Could this be my CpU fried? Or the motherboard? I still need to take it out from case and check for capacitors etc..

Specs:3930k i7 CPU LGA 2011 6 core.
Asus x79 TUF motherboard.
G. Skill sniper ram 32GB{4x8Gb)

4TB storage drive

258Gb Samsung pro ssd

Corsair AX 1200i

Corsair H100i Cooler.

I think ill just send in the mobo tor replacement since it has 5 years warranty. I hope its not my CPU...

Thanks for the help in advanced.



Greetings. So I recently purchased a used Y50-70 and one of the first things I noticed about it was the left and right buttons on the touch pad require either a strong tap to register, or a long press (about 1 second) before Windows recognizes the key press. The trackpad works perfectly otherwise, even tapping for a left click on the pad itself works great. It doesn't feel like there is something under the button, but I do believe it is hardware related as this behavior persisted through a fresh install of Windows (ie. Windows install when I got the laptop and the reinstalled Windows). It was also present during the Windows install GUI which leads me to think it is hardware related somehow. Any ideas on what the problem could be? I thought this may be a common issue with a solution somehwere on the net but I have yet to find one... Thanks in advance for any help you can offer!

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I have been struggling with this for weeks now.I have a brand new Lenovo X1 Carbon 6th Gen laptop. Windows 10.Upon delivery I had noticed that the laptop woke by mouse or keyboard stroke and there was NO power management tab in device manager mouse/keyboard (which usually allows to unflag the option).I had managed to fix it through a mix of BIOS options, registry editor etc. A few days ago I had a problem with connecting HDMI monitor. I have thus updated the driver of Intel UHD Graphics 620. The monitor now works properly, but...I am back in trouble with the sleep option. Currently there is no sleep among the options in the power button. There is no sleep option in power options. If I go to Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Power Options\System Settings,  and select "Change settings that are currently unavailable" there is no sleep checkbox. Already tried:- Regedig Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Power, CsEnabled is set to 0.- Edit group policy. All policies relating to sleep are set as "Not configured".- Reinstalled drivers for Intel UHD Graphics 620, no improvement. Any way to go back to previous driver? Any help? Thanks

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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 everyone, I have a very weird error here...
My PC is a P4, 3,4GHZ, 1GB RAM, Radeon x800xl running WIN XP with SP2
But the real problem is my keyboard... I got an a4 tech kehyboard AntiRSI keyboard, and a few minutes ago while I pressed alt+tab to get out of a game (PES5) it went in stand by mode....and the problem is I can't even get out of it...
I restarted, went in windows again and tried to see what proccesses are running and pressed ctrl + alt + delete and it went in stand by again...
Anyway I founded that this is caused when pressing the left ALT button...My pc seems to confuse it as my sleep button ( I tested this by going in Control Panel - Power Options - Advanced and played with the "When I press my sleep button on my computer" and selected different options and when I pressed the left alt button it did what I selected in there )

Does anyone know what's the cause of this and how I can fix it?

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Hi, I have just purchased a new Hp Laptop 15-af165sa but the problem I have is the trackpad button is too hard to press. Does anybody have any experience of this. 

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I have tried shutting down my notebook but then the screen stayed blank but the light on the power button was still on. I then pressed the power button for 5 seconds so that it would turn off but it hasn't. I have tried this many times and left the notebook to sit overnight in hopes that it would sort itself out if it had crashed. However, when i woke up this morning the light was still on. It means that i can't access my notebook and turn it on if i can't even turn it off properly. The screen is staying black and hasnt changed. My notebook is brand new as i only bought it yesterday

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When I started to repair PC problems from that date till now I'm getting one common solution for most of my 90% of problems that was "TURN OFF PC , REMOVE BATTERY LONG PRESS POWER BUTTON FOR 20 SECONDS THAN PUT BATTERY AND TURN ON PROBLEM SOLVED"
But this solution works for me only few times. So please anybody say what this really means? What happens to PC if we do this? Why Are they posting this same solution for most problems?

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