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Q: suddenly shuts into sleeping mode

Hello,I am having an yoga 720 15 and i am having an problem with the sleeping mode. I have already change the settings of the screen into go sleeping mode after 20 minutes but my screen is going into sleeping mode( going black and need to fill in password) after only a few minutes, by not using the laptop. i have already installed the latest windows updates. Is it having something to do with the biosupdate i did to reduce the fan noise? bios version 4MCN25WWsomebody have a clue for this annoying problem?

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I am having an yoga 720 15 and i am having an problem with the sleeping mode. I have already change the settings of the screen into go sleeping mode after 20 minutes but my screen is going into sleeping mode( going black and need to fill in password) after only a few minutes, by not using the laptop. i have already installed the latest windows updates. Is it having something to do with the biosupdate i did to reduce the fan noise?  bios version 4MCN25WW
somebody have a clue for this annoying problem?
Moderator comment: Model added to subject for clarity.

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I just recently started experiencing an issue. I have a 660s and over the last few days every time I put it to sleep, it will do a full shut down about 30 seconds later. I have tried changing my power plan settings, sleep settings every tip I could find online. Nothing has helped.  I'm running windows 7.

Any suggestions?


A:660S Shuts Down Instead of Sleeping

Always include version of Windows in your posts...

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I have an ideapad 320, the one with amd a9 processor. When i close the lid, it often shuts down instead of going into sleep/hibernation/power saving. Also, the computer partly acts as if nothing happened: there is no reminder that it wasn't shut down correctly, and libreoffice documents vanish (normally, libreoffice detects when it wasn't shut down properly and recreates autosaved documents).This is really annoying, as documents dissappear all the time, and I always have to make sure everything is saved when I close the lid.Power settings are set on "power save" when lid is closed. 

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HP recently installed an update and since then, my laptop shuts down instead of going to sleep.  I have checked to make sure it is set to get into sleep mode after 10/15 minutes.  Any suggestions?

A:laptop shuts down instead of sleeping

Hi, Can you post back with the full Model No. and Product No. of your 15 series notebook - you can usually get this by holding down the fn key and pressing esc, otherwise see Here for a guide on locating this information. Also, what was the recent HP update? Regards, DP-K

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Just had a HD crash on my laptop and had windows xp reinstalled. Now my laptop shuts down whenever I try to restore the "sleeping" laptop by touching my touchpad. The laptop will be in "sleep mode" and the screen will be off (I can tell the laptop is still on and running by the power and HD led indicators) yet when I move my finger on the touchpad, rather than restoring my session, the laptop turns off and I have to restart.

My laptop is an hp pavilion zt3000 running XP Prof with SP3.

I've tried many different permutations and settings in the "Power Options Properties" and "Display Properties." If I choose anything other than "none" for the screensaver and "never" for all of the power schemes that ask me when to turn off the monitor and HD, this happens.

I found a utility called Monoff that lets me manually shut down my monitor but it would be nice to have a working timeout/sleep function.

Thanks in advance for your help...


A:HP laptop shuts down when sleeping

Some system's hardware have a problem with sleep mode and when you do a os reinstall you do not reinstall the "fix" for this and when you restore out of sleep mode the system blue screens. try disable auto restart on system failure and let it go into sleep mode and then wake it up you should now see the blue screen.

To set up disable restart on system failure hit f8 on boot up and select it from that menu.

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Dear everyone,
Do you guys know what is this error ? It's really annoying everytime I closed the lid , the PC goes sleep. I unplug put it on my back.And then when i open it after, everything is disappear. The computer starts by itself without push the start button.
Please help!

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My PC has been set to "sleep" forever with the spacebar waking it. Now, in the past week, it turns itself off instead of sleeping, and will not wake with the spacebar. Pressing the power button turns on the computer, but Windows does not load, nor does the monitor come on. When I turn the power strip off and on, then the computer comes on, but in the Safe Mode screen. I have used the diagnostics, cleaned up things, defragged and done anything else I could thing of, but nothing changes. My power settings are still for sleeping and the keyboard for waking, but the computer, or Windows, is not listening. What else can I do?


A:Computer suddenly shutting down instead of sleeping

check it is not going into hibernation,if it is when you wake it,it can take awhile to come up

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Hi, I have been googling around and can't seem to find an answer that helps my case, pretty much my computer has been shutting down instead of going to sleep and when I start it up again it said windows didn't shut down properly, the first few times it gave me a BSOD stating DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE but it stopped giving me that. For some reason my computer doesn't create minidump files or dump files at all, I've read the 'How to configure windows to create dump files' and made the changes listed in the tutorial and I even downloaded the registry file but still nothing. It only happens when I've had it on for the day because if I restart it and put it to sleep within say, an hour, it will go to sleep properly but if it's been on for the day then I will hear some component in my computer turn off but the fans will keep running for 10 minutes until it switches off. The Event Viewer shows this
- System

- Provider

[ Name] Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Power
[ Guid] {331C3B3A-2005-44C2-AC5E-77220C37D6B4}

EventID 41

Version 2

Level 1

Task 63

Opcode 0

Keywords 0x8000000000000002

- TimeCreated

[ SystemTime] 2014-03-24T00:44:10.003613200Z

EventRecordID 228139


- Execution

[ ProcessID] 4
[ ThreadID] 8

Channel System

Computer D3CYFL

- Security

[ UserID] S-1-5-18

- EventData

BugcheckCode 159
BugcheckParameter1 0x3
BugcheckParameter2 0xfffffa800c73e060
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A:Windows shuts down instead of sleeping, sometimes gives BSOD


DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE BSODs are not anything to be too much worried about (unless yours is a laptop with switchable graphics and the display driver is failing the power state). As yours a desktop, disabling hibernation is supposed to stop this BSOD.
Hibernate - Enable or Disable

But, a stop 0x159 is very uncommon. It is HAL_ILLEGAL_IOMMU_PAGE_FAUL .... a hardware issue, prima facie. Because HAL means Hardware Abstraction Layer. It would be easier to say anything more if we see a crash dump, but unfortunately the zip you uploaded does not contain any crash dump.

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

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

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

Thinking it as a hardware error, do some basic hardware tests.

Test your RAM modules for possible errors.
How to Test and Diagnose RAM Issues with Memtest86+
Run memtest for at least 8 passes, preferably overnight.
If it start showing errors/red lines, stop testing. A single error is enough to determine that something is going bad there.

Stress test the Graphics Card using Furmark.
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When I close my lid or push the power button, which are both configured for sleeping, my system shuts down resulting in data loss and applications shutting down as well.The power button is still lit however. Is this hibernation mode then? I never used it so I don't know it. Anyway, I didn't configure it for hibernation.
This started happening about 3-4 weeks ago. I reïnstalled windows, but it didn't help. Does this have anything to do with an update maybe?
Thank you for your help.

A:XPS 15 9550 WIN10 shuts down instead of sleeping

Problem seems to be solved by updating the BIOS from the 1.2.00 version to the 1.2.16 version.

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recently my PC has been shutting down, as in a forced shut down, when left, rather than sleeping.i cant find anything in settings that would cause this, has anyone else experienced, and fixed, this issue before? im running 64bit 7 pro

A:windows shuts down insted of sleeping

Only place I know to go is - Control Panel - Power Options - Change when computer sleeps - Click - Restore Default setting for this plan - Click - SAVE CHANGES.

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cpu usage more than 70% and Page file PF usage 1.04 GB
here is y hijack
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 7:14:47 AM, on 1/3/2012
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\Antimalware\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\msseces.exe
C:\Program Files\Free Download Manager\fdm.exe
C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SASCORE.EXE
C:\Program Files\InstallBrainService\InstallBrainService.exe
C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbamservice.exe
C:\Program Files\InstallBrainService\InstallBrainService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AVG Secure Search\vToolbarUpdater\9.0.1\ToolbarUpdater.exe
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\SoftwareUpdate\YahooAUService.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\SRWare Iron\iron.exe
C:\Program Files\SRWare Iron\iron.exe
C:\Program Files\SRWare Iron\iron.exe
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A:pllease help suddenly my system getting slow like sleeping

Seems you had AVG before installing Microsoft Security Essentials.

You should run the AVG Remover to get rid of all remnants.

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Hello everyone! I have a problem, I saw this 2 days ago and a few minutes ago, I looked at my laptop, it was closed. I opened and I saw same screen and now, I decided to take some help from here. I have no idea why it does that, thanks.

Dump file: https://cloud.mail.ru/public/0a053d2...5-25646-01.dmp
(or attached)

A:Asus Laptop Unexpectedly Shuts Down While Sleeping

Additional information is required.

1. Download the DM Log Collector application to your desktop by clicking the link below

DM Log Collector.exe

2. Run it by double-clicking the icon on your desktop, and follow the prompts.
3. Locate the .ZIP file that is created on your desktop, and upload it here in your next reply.

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I've read several entries on this forum about this exact problem - though the dates seem a little more erratic if it were directly related to a single software update. 
The Problem: Every time I put the computer into sleep mode, it shuts down instead. Although, the computer does wake when I open the lid, but any program that was open has been closed. 
Attempted Solutions: This happened about a week ago, and after updating/reinstalling BIOS and video drivers, as well as checking power settings, the problem persisted. Since I didn't have any recent system restore points, I reinstalled windows. Alas the problem went away. For 4 days. I've intentionally not updated using Dell Update, but something has seemingly gotten past administrative permission and installed itself today. There are no updates in the update log, but there aren't many other explanations I can think of. 
Please don't tell me to check my power settings, or reinstall/update BIOS or video drivers. I've tried that already. Are there any other solutions to this problem? 

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I have an Asus laptop, i7-3610QM 4-core, 6 GB of RAM, 750 GB hard drive space. When I close the lid to put it to sleep, it shuts off, and gives me the Windows Error Recovery screen upon restart, saying is was shut down unexpectedly.

The power options are all set to sleep when the lid is closed, both on battery and when unplugged. I went through the forums and tried a few suggested solutions (chkdsk, /scannow, updating drivers, etc), and so far nothing has provided a permanent fix.

I have a Wacom tablet, and I saw that other users were having problems with an associated pen/tablet driver causing the shut down, but I downloaded and installed the most recent one on their site, and still no results.

I'll upload the zip file obtained from running the sevenforums tool as well. If you guys could offer any more suggestions, it'd be greatly appreciated.

A:Asus Laptop Unexpectedly Shuts Down While Sleeping

Do you have the Asus Power4Gear application installed? If so I would check the setting there also. I've had a few minor problems with my G74Sx and 2 of them were connected to that application.

Welcome to Sevenforums!

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Instead of sleeping when closing the lid, pressing the power button, sleeping after timeout or choosing sleep from the Windows menu the computer shuts down loosing all the open windows.Pressing the power button initiates a normal startIt happens with updated software from Lenovo and after restoring to the manufacturer original status.The computer has been send to Lenovo for repair, but still not working.

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I have a HP XW8400, Win 7 x64 Ultimate, 8G Fully Buffered memory.
Per instructions of my "computer guy", I leave the computer on almost always. I was awaken at 4AM by the "alarm" on the computer, and a black screen with error codes 922, 923 and 927. See attached picture. Having experienced this error before (maybe a year ago) I shut the computer down, carefully cleaned the contacts on the video card, card reader and memory. I also removed the Hauppauge WinTV 1600 card, as I hadn't used that accessory in years.
Since reboot, the computer would run fine for about an hour or so, then it would freeze up, accepting no input from keyboard. A few seconds later mouse input would not be accepted, and then the BSOD with error code 0x000000F4. This procedure went on three or four times, but I was able to do some work in the meantime. My computer tech called back and said I should try a system restore. I did that, but now I am unable to boot at all. I tried several times, one time getting a BSOD - type screen, but the characters were unintelligible. It was acting as if someone had shrunk a screen full of type horizontally, "squishing" the letters.
As my computer tech is unavailable, I need to attempt to fix the problem myself, as I use this computer about 12 hours or more daily.
I have listed my complete build in my profile, if any information is relevant.
I have followed all directions I believe, but I am new to this forum. Hope you can help.

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A:Computer alarm went off while sleeping, then shuts down intermittently

Are you by chance Overclocking? If you dont know what that means you probably arent

We do need the DMP file as it contains the only record of the sequence of events leading up to the crash, what drivers were loaded, and what was responsible.

If you are overclocking STOP

You may be able to get the DMP files without crashing by booting into safe mode (F8) with networking.

To enable us to assist you with your computer's BSOD symptoms, upload the contents of your "\Windows\Minidump" folder.

The procedure:

* Copy the contents of \Windows\Minidump to another (temporary) location somewhere on your machine.
* Zip up the copy.
* Attach the ZIP archive to your post using the "paperclip" (file attachments) button.
*If the files are too large please upload them to a file sharing service like "Rapidshare" and put a link to them in your reply.

To ensure minidumps are enabled:

* Go to Start, in the Search Box type: sysdm.cpl, press Enter.
* Under the Advanced tab, click on the Startup and Recovery Settings... button.
* Ensure that Automatically restart is unchecked.
* Under the Write Debugging Information header select Small memory dump (256 kB) in the dropdown box (the 256kb varies).
* Ensure that the Small Dump Directory is listed as %systemroot%\Minidump.
* OK your way out.
* Reboot if changes have been made.

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Hi there,

I've had problems with my HP laptop ever since I got it with it shutting down after 2-3 hours of sleeping. Not a battery issue since it still happens while plugged into mains. Also, whenever I try to hibernate, it shuts down instead.

When I turn it on again after it shuts down (regardless of sleep or hibernation), it says (paraphrased) "Windows was not shut down correctly, please choose: Normal boot, Safe Boot, etc." I've searched google and these forums but to no avail.

Any suggestions on where to start looking for a solutions?! I'd like to avoid a re-installation if I can...

Thanks in advance!

My specs are:
W7 Pro x64
Core i5 2430M
ATI Radeon 6770M 1Gb

A:Computer shuts down after 2-3 hours sleeping, doesn't hibernate

Do the following rom an Elevated Command Prompt:

C:\Windows\System32>powercfg /list

Existing Power Schemes (* Active)
Power Scheme GUID: 381b4222-f694-41f0-9685-ff5bb260df2e (Balanced) *
Power Scheme GUID: 8c5e7fda-e8bf-4a96-9a85-a6e23a8c635c (High performance)
Power Scheme GUID: a1841308-3541-4fab-bc81-f71556f20b4a (Power saver)

Use the GUID of the plan you are using as follows:

C:\Windows\System32>powercfg /query 381b4222-f694-41f0-9685-ff5bb260df2e > PowerPlan.txt

C:\Windows\System32>notepad PowerPlan.txt

Copy and paste the data from the Notepad window in a post here so we can look at your power settings.

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Hey guys I have a Sony VAIO VPCEB1S1E/BJ and my OS is Windows 7 SP1 Ultimate x64. and I have a problem with sleeping mode. I am keeping the Sleeping mode off, because when it gos sleeping mode and immediately getting restarted, then when it's On, it's reporting a crash, i know it is a conman problem, but on some laptops this Energy modes are working fine, so what can i do to make it run fine on my laptop as well???
I reinstalled my OS it is still the same, then I even made a clean installed of Windows 7 SP1, still the same, is there any twik or something to fix this???


A:Sleeping mode problem

Hello Hikeman, welcome to SF!

Is this a different problem that the one you had going in this thread? Sony Vaio restarts by itself

As you get bsod's when waking up after sleep, please post full info as per these instructions:

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Hello everybody,

I am looking for some help for my unusual problem with vista. I have vaio with vista home premium installed on it. My laptop goes into sleep mode involuntarily, anytime while working on it. What i have observed is, this normally happens when i am trying to type on my laptop keyboard, All of sudden it goes to sleep mode and i have to press enter to get it back. The frequency of this unusual behavior has only increased by time. I have already installed the latest display drivers, I have also reset my Bios to default setting. Nothing seems to be working.

Had anybody heard or faced this kind of problem before. If so please help me out.

Thanx in advance.


A:Involuntary sleeping mode.

Hi Vikas, and welcome to Vista Forums.

You migh double check your Power Options settings using Step Two in this tutorial to make sure that you have them set to a long enough time to wait before your computer goes to sleep on you.

Power Options and Sleep Mode Problems

Hope this helps,

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Hello,I'm new here,sorry if this is not the right section,but I really need help.So I was playing some games without my pc lagging or something,but in a moment my pc freezed,even the sound freezed and then the monitor went black and in like 2 seconds it said "NO VIDEO INPUT" and then "ENTERING SLEEP MODE".Ok,the main idea is now i can't get it out of sleep mode.I turned off the pc and then turned it on,restarted but it would only put the pc into sleep mode,it wouldn't even show me "Starting Windows".The pc is running,the fans ... but the keyboard,i don't think it's working but it's plugged in.So the idea is that now when i turn on the pc it would only go in sleep mode.

Sorry for my bad english.Anyone know how I can solve the problem.

A:Sleeping mode problem.

Hello Sebi and welcome to SF,

Sleep mode requires power to the PC to keep the session saved in RAM.
So, if you unplug or turn off the power to the PC, the "Sleep session" will be lost.
If you do this, I expect you'll get a warning message when you boot the PC because it did not have a clean shutdown...
I've always used "Start Windows normally" and had no problems after a Win 7 PC did not do a clean shutdown...

If you are using hybrid sleep (or hibernate) disconnecting the power will not help for this...
With Hybrid/hibernate the session is saved to disk and does not need uninterrupted power to resume.

If you did turn off the power, and you get this "sleep error" after powering up the PC, work through this tutorial.
Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

Do you use Virus/Malware protection, and is your Windows OS activated and up to date?

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hi .i just did build a brand new computer .
now my problem is when i put my pc to sleep the screnn turn off but my pc stay on .all it happen is the power light on it is flashing .
i did exactly what you explain in your totual .
my old computer turn the pc off .
now i was reading that when you put the pc to sleep and the power light is flashing that mean it sleeping .but i like it to turn right off .so my fans [9] will stop running for nothing .
is there i way to shot it off complitly .
thank you

A:problem with sleeping mode

Well, you did everything correct, and it's working just fine.

Your issue is you want it to hibernate not sleep.

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Hello, so I'm experiencing a problem, when I go into a game(not necesserely full screen), or start to watch something (like anime or a tv show) in full screen, my monitor goes blank black and types "ATTENTION, NO VIDEO INPUT, ENTERING SLEEPING MODE", and my whole PC stops, i can tell by the sound, everything stops, so I request some help? What can I do?

A:Entering sleeping mode.

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What could be wrong, when I put this computer to sleeping-mode, and then it may shut off the screen and hard-disks, but it remain the fans on. And sometimes, it reboots itself after being in "sleeping"-mode for a while. Could it be about AMD's Cool&Quiet-feature or something? It has worked like few times, but usually it does the tricks like that. I dont have the foggiest idea what's wrong with this... I have got Asrock DualSata2-motherboard and AMD Athlon 64 3700+, if that helps for the solution?

Btw, another lil question... I do have got that AMD 3700+, but... tell me, I checked out its codename, and it was Egypt... but is it still San Diego? Cause, I thought, there is only San Diego-named AMD Athlon 64 3700+ processors? Or am I wrong? And when I ordered it, there was no mention about it's core-name and its cache? Or have I mixed up the codename and corename? lol

A:Sleeping-mode - not working properly

I'd be very thankful, if someone helped me! :)

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Hi guys

My PC screen went off suddenly and go into sleeping mode automatically. occurs like every 2 hours since this morning and it wont boot up,.i have to press the restart button each time.

attached are files generated by two tools I found in this forum.

A:Screen went off and go into sleeping mode automatically

*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for nvlddmkm.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for nvlddmkm.sys

Attempt to reset the display driver and recover from timeout failed.
Arg1: fffffa80111514e0, Optional pointer to internal TDR recovery context (TDR_RECOVERY_CONTEXT).
Arg2: fffff880062f0ae0, The pointer into responsible device driver module (e.g. owner tag).
Arg3: ffffffffc000009a, Optional error code (NTSTATUS) of the last failed operation.
Arg4: 0000000000000004, Optional internal context dependent data.
please update your display drivers.

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Dear all I have updated my Lenovo Yoga yesterday with the last Windows 10 update.And now when I slam shut the screen on the keyboard, the computer is going in the sleeping mode as usual BUT then I cannot reopen Windows easily (neither with the windows button nor the turn off/on button) : the screen stays black. And I have now each time to turn off the computer totally et relaunch Widonws (and lose all my open applications...). Do you know this issue ? Am I alone with this trouble ? Thanks a lot

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Hi ! here's my problem :

when i put my computer in the "sleep mode" ( like i always do in the past !!), when i "wake up" my computer don't want to open nothing ?? i clic on the icons but nothing appens ( the ONLY icons that work is my "outlook express" in my quick launch bar) my internet explorer won't start either ! but strangely, when i open my taskmanager : they are all there !!???? and when i want to restart, it won't either ! i have to "reset" my computer! then, when it restart, everything is ok !! ( it's ONLY when i put my computer in "sleep" mode and wake it )!

any ideas why ?????

many thanks


A:Problem When I Wake Back After Sleeping Mode ....

Do you know exactly when this anomaly began?

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Well, I was surfing the net and than I get off the room, the computer entered on the sleeping mode. When I start to use the pc again, a blue screen show up, with this information:
Assinatura do problema:
Nome do Evento de Problema: BlueScreen
Vers?o do sistema operacional: 6.1.7601.
Identifica?o da Localidade: 1046

Informa?es adicionais sobre o problema:
BCCode: 1000007e
BCP2: 0000000000078000
BCP3: FFFFF8800A41B9E8
BCP4: FFFFF8800A41B240
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 768_

Sorry for the portuguese in the information.
So, what's wrong, what I have to do? Is somethong really bad?
Was the hard drive damaged in some way?
Please, help me to solve this problem.

A:BSOD when I was getting off from sleeping mode. BCCode:1000007e

There aren't any recent memory dumps. The most recent one was about a month ago.

Daemon Tools (and Alcohol % software) are known to cause BSOD's on Win7 systems due to the sptd.sys driver.
Please uninstall the program, then use the following free tool to ensure that the troublesome sptd.sys driver is removed from your system (pick the 32 or 64 bit system depending on your system's configuration): DuplexSecure - FAQ

Sometimes Comodo Internet Security will also cause BSOD's. Try this:

Anti-Virus Removal:
Please do the following:
- download a free antivirus for testing purposes: Free AntiVirus
- uninstall the antivirus software from your system (you can reinstall it, if so desired, when we're done troubleshooting)
- remove any remnants of the antivirus software using one of these free tools: Antivirus Uninstallers
- IMMEDIATELY install and update the free antivirus
- check to see if this fixes the BSOD's
NOTE: NEVER run more than 1 anti-virus, firewall, Internet Security/Security Center application at the same time.



Loading Dump File [C:\Users\FUBAR\_jcgriff2_\dbug\__Kernel__\012212-16083-01.dmp]
Built by: 7601.17640.amd64fre.win7sp1_gdr.110622-1506
Debug session time: Sun Jan 22 12:52:38.285 2012 (UTC - 5:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 4:51:56.799
Probably caused by : ksthunk.sys ( ksthunk!CKernelFilterDevice::DispatchIrp+83 )
BUGCHECK_STR: 0... Read more

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Can someone, Anyone, please help me ASAP. I actually just started web designing and of coarse all my designs and other files are on my computer so please anyone Im desperate for help and ASAP.

Whenever I start my computer, 3 seconds later it goes back into sleep mode and will keep repeating that process until I turn it off or push all these buttons (lol). No but serious, I have tried the F8 Safe Mode but it brings up the menu and right when I press enter to use it it just enters the sleep mode again and does the same thing. I have also tried to do the last known good configuration or whatever and it also just does the same thing. It will let me go into my bios menu but I'm not to familiar with that. However, I did mess around a little in there to see if anything would work but no luck. Oh one other thing, one of the times I tried to boot it back up it displayed a screen which I wrote down and it says:

DDR Frequency 266 MHZ Dual Channel, Liner Mode
Checking NVRAM
512 Mb... OK

Auto detecting Pri. Master IDE Hard Disk
Auto detecting Sec. Master ATAPI CD-ROM
Auto detecting Sec. Slave ATAPI CD-ROM

Pri. Master 3.04 ST3160021A
Ultra DMA MODE-5, S.M.A.R.T. Capable & Status OK

Sec. Master 2.0c Sony DVD RQ DW 414A
Ultra DMA MODE-2

Sec. Slave 0015 HL-DT-STDVD-ROM GDR8162B
Ultra MODE-2

Auto Detecting USB Mass Storage Devices
00 USB Mass Storage Device found & Configured

Power Fan Abdnormal
(INS) Pressed
PRESS F2 to run setup
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A:IN NEED OF URGENT HELP! Computer starts, 3 sec. later goes into sleeping mode

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I have Toshiba Satellite L300-170 which came with preinstalled Vista. I've installed XP SP3, installed the drivers, but the laptop doesn't go into sleeping mode when closed like it did on Vista.
I set it on sleeping mode while closed in Toshiba Power Saver, but it goes into sleeping mode an then immediately wakes up again while closed.

A:Satellite L300 - Sleeping mode while closed


Enter BIOS settings and disable option ?Wake-up on LAN?.
I hope this will helps.

If not please let me know.

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when i turn on the cpu and my monitor, my monitor shows this message( Display entering sleeping mode) and the monitor goes off. kindlyhelp!many thanks. 

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Hello, my Lenovo ideapad doesn't want to start from sleeping mode. I have to turn it of holding start key for at least 10 seconds and then switch it on again. Very frustrating. Please help.

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Hello everyone and thank you in advance for reading this thread,

I have BSOD situation for a while. When I hibernate or put my computer asleep and leave this mode my computer freeze for a while before showing of a BSOD with driver power state faillure. I have windows 8 sometime it start freezing rightaway or sometime It happens like 10 sec later (after logging with my password). It bug also when I restart my computer the clean way. I first decided to solved this issue by doing a refresh of the system (I don't if it's the proper word as I and my window8 are French). It implies that all the softwares I have installed were erased but my files were saved. It might not have been my smartest move as it didn't change anything ....

I have run a whocrashed and it tells me that the issue come from a kernel &system :

On Sat 31/05/2014 15:18:22 GMT your computer crashed
crash dump file: C:\WINDOWS\Minidump\053114-281984-01.dmp
This was probably caused by the following module: ntoskrnl.exe (nt+0x7B440)
Bugcheck code: 0x9F (0x3, 0xFFFFFA8004629060, 0xFFFFF8012DDF47E0, 0xFFFFFA80045E8010)
file path: C:\WINDOWS\system32\ntoskrnl.exe
product: Microsoft? Windows? Operating System
company: Microsoft Corporation
description: NT Kernel & System


On Sat 31/05/2014 15:18:22 GMT your computer crashed
crash dump file: C:\WINDOWS\memory.dmp
This was probably caused by the following module: ntkrnlmp.exe (nt!KeBugCheckEx+0x0)
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A:driver power state faillure -sleeping mode-ntoskrnl.exe-window8

Hi there,

Try updating your Intel rapid storage technology driver,

start end module name
fffff880`016e5000 fffff880`019af000 iaStorA (deferred)
Image path: \SystemRoot\System32\drivers\iaStorA.sys
Image name: iaStorA.sys
Timestamp: Mon Jul 09 13:42:33 2012 (4FFB4239)
CheckSum: 000AB20A
ImageSize: 002CA000
Translations: 0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4
There is a newer version here,

ASUSTeK Computer Inc. -Support- Drivers and Download K56CM

Under the others tab.

Have you tried updating your OS?

Microsoft Windows 8
Version du syst?me: 6.2.9200 N/A version 9200
Fabricant du syst?me d'exploitation: Microsoft Corporation
Configuration du syst?me d'exploitation: Station de travail autonome
Type de version du syst?me d'exploitation: Multiprocessor Free
Propri?taire enregistr?: Windows User
I only see a few updates installed. Have you tried updating to 8.1?

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I recently bought a Dell XPS 8900 desktop and Dell U2414H monitor. After hooking the two together with a Displayport to Displayport mini, everything seemed to be fine. There was a signal and the display was on. I turned off the monitor and put the computer in sleep mode for a little while. When I returned and turned both systems on, there was no picture. Just a statement saying the monitor was going into power saving mode. I tried unplugging and replugging the monitor back in and that didn't work. I got the same problem after connecting the computer to a different monitor so I suspect it's the desktop. I also get the same problem using the HDMI port instead. The only thing that seems to fix this is by doing a cold shut down and restart of the desktop. Can anyone tell me what the problem is under these circumstances?

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Hi there to who ever may be reading.

First of all thanks for taking a look at my issue, the problem as follows :

It shuts down (ie turns off, need to manually press the power button to boot up again) when getting to windows xp desktop.

what i have tried so far:
complete reformat windows xp home

complete reformat windows xp pro

taken the battery out of the motherboard for 30 secs then putting it back in(sometimes this works and it did for a while inabling me to install some softwarelike mobo drivers then after
reboot the problem persisted)

Following that i have tried different batterys and no battery at all each not solving the issue

started in safe mode and installed service pack 3

cleaned processor and heat sink

tried different psu

tried different hard drive (with fresh install)

I originally thought it would be a power issue but i have left it on overnight in safe mode as a test and it never shut down. It only seems to shut down in normal mode! i thought it might be a software issue but i have reinstalled it with different discs and different versions.

I dont think it is a hardware issue as it doesnt turn off when in safe mode, but then i dont think its a software issue because of the multiple clean installs that i have done. So i really dont know.

Please, sombody put me out of my misery. . . . What is wrong with my computer!

A:Help Please : Windows shuts down in normal mode, but works in safe mode.

Post all hardware specs, including power supply wattage and brand.

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Just installed XP Pro on a new machine

Installed drivers - now it wont shut down in normal mode, but will do in Safe Mode

How do I find out what is holding it up

I uninstalled the graphics driver to no avail

I just end up with a blue screen with "Windows is Shutting Down" on it


A:[SOLVED] Shuts Down in Safe Mode - Not Normal Mode

Try just click once the power button of your computer, it should shutdown.
If that doesn't work take a look at the Energy Setting (Located at Control Panel)
You should not uninstall the graphics drivers you will need them, a computer without any graphic drivers is useless

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Hi, I've a problem. My pc sometimes shuts down suddenly and without any reasonable cause. It happens in various moments and I don't see the reapetibility of the situation.
Can it be caused from an insufficient power supply?

I've attached the system file zipped.

A:PC suddenly shuts down

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My PC shuts down all of a sudden all the time(Up to like 5 times now). There's no warning, and no blue screen. It just shuts down and then starts back up again instantly.

Also, i have gotten 2 Blue Screen errors, and 1 incident where the lsass.exe process terminated suddenly and started the "shutdown -s -t 60 -c"Dont remember the message"" command at the login screen. All within 2 hours.
And right now my computer just lost all sound, which means its probbably about to shut down again.

I restored my computer 2 days ago, and havent installed much since then. It was suggested that one of my 3 RAM sticks had gone bad. But when i opened my PC, i couldnt figure out how to take the RAM sticks out.

Why is it doing this?

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This problem started a week ago.

When the pc shut down i can`t turn it on right away (nothing happens), so i have to unplug the power cord for about 10 secs to turn it back

i thought the problem was processor overheated, so i bought termal paste, now temps are good, arround 39C IDLE and 55 under heavy load.

so, i don`t know why my pc keep shutting down suddenly.

(i have pc specs in my sing, if you do need any other info just let me know)

i really appreciate your help, i`ll be waiting your answer, thank you.

A:Pc shuts down suddenly

I experienced something similar a few years back on an older rig, it turned out to be the PSU was dying might well be the same thing on your system.


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I recently had a serious Adware attack. Fortunately, with the help of Hijackthis and this forum, I was able to stop all the annoying pop-ups, but ever since my IE will suddenly shut down while I am browsing the web. I'm lucky I got to type this whole message.

Any advice on how to resolve this problem?



A:IE Suddenly Shuts Down

Firewall?Blue screen msgs?(could be Windows Protection Measure)tho it will tell
you usually"IE has caused a fault in xxxx & will shut down";Could also be a F/W
defense.Is OE functioning OK?A possible Kernal32 error(also reported usually); a
problem with your ISP(disconnection /time out);do you have call waiting?);is this
random or after set time?;is it possible the sites visited are restricted to members;
Is IE fully updated(IE 6?).If no error messages display,do full scan with everything
& run scandisk in thorough mode;# your advanced settings,restore defaults &
get back to us.

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Hi there everybody. Lately I've built up my own computer. I am kind of expert so there shouldn't be any nab problem like mounting something wrong or placing wrong cables in wrong places but I have this problem. My pc runs very smoothly and powerful but after a period of gaming (like 1 hour of gtaV) my pc suddenly shuts down. It gives me no warning at all. I checked the temps and they all seems to be normal when the power off happens, so I think it couldn't be an over heating problem. This happens only when I "make things hard" let's say. The first days that this happened the AI software told me there was low voltage but now that doesn't happen anymore. But that's strange assuming I have a KCAS 600w.

My specs:
Mother: ASUS M5A99FX PRO R2.0
cpu: AMD FX 8320E 3.2->5GHz 8 core
Ram: 4GbKingstone+8GbKingstone
PSU: KCAS 600w
Cooling: Freezer 7 Pro rev 2

Help please, that's my struggle since 7 months

A:PC suddenly shuts down

I kept it monitored until the shutdown and on the AI software I saw that there was low voltage on the 2v and the 12 one.
How is it possible? I have 600 w and it should be enough

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Hi, i'm having this problem where my computer suddenly turns off. The cases are when i open the computer from standby mode, it overheats and when i'm playing Far Cry. I have no clue why it does the turn off when i open from standby mode,
and when i play Far Cry. It doesn't happen at all with SimCity 4 O_o.

Intel Pentium M 2.00 Ghz
1.00 G Ram
GeForce Go 6600 128 Mb

Appreciate the help =)

A:PC suddenly shuts down

if you have cooling problems, then you know how to fix it already, provide better cooling.

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Hi guys,

I'm just a newbie and don't know how to mess inside my PC.

I just want to ask what problem my PC might have. My PC is old, but it is the only one I have. Lately, after some time of using my PC, the graphics went crazy with big pixels and the resolution was messed up. When I tried to print, the output has gone crazy as well. Then all of a sudden my PC shut off. When I tried to restart, it shut off again immediately.Today, as I tried to start again, everything seemed to be fine, but again after hours of using the PC shut off again. I worried that I might be hurting my PC since the problem still persists.

Fans are working.


Pentium 4 (2.8 Ghz)
Board: FOXCONN 865A01
Bus Clock: 133 megahertz
OS: Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 (build 2600)

I really need my PC for my upcoming school finals and projects. I'm desperate, please help.

A:PC shuts off suddenly after hours of use

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hey,i use a core i5 HP ab001na..lately,after charging my device to 100%,after a while(when it gets to 50% and below),it goes off without any warning but it doesn't happen when the charger is plugged in and also sometimes,after plugging my AC adapter,the notification i get is 'plugged in,not charging'....please,what should i do?

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Sometimes my laptop suddenly shuts itself down, as if id just cut the power.

This usually happens while playing Crysis, is my computer getting to hot?
Im currently using WinXP, and it happens all the time, after about 20 minutes gaming. I used to run Windows Vista, and it happened only twice in 5 months. Anything I can do?

A:My laptop suddenly shuts itself down

My first question to you is this: do you notice any intense heat coming from the underside of the computer? Try playing the game in your lap, and feeling for heat (don't get yourself burned though!).

Also, what type of laptop do you have? (brand and model #)

In the past Sony Laptops were very known for overheating.

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Heres my problem:
When i start outlook and i hit F5 to check for mail, i get three spam emails (always the same ones) and then i get the message:

"microsoft windows ™ messaging subsystem spooler has encountered a problem..." etc

I guess thats the MAPISP32.exe thats necessary for sending and recieving email. So guess what happens, i cant recieve or send email. The only thing I know that I changed in the computer is that i recently disabled and then enabled again the system restore. I also recently installed SpywareBlaster. Can anybody help me?

Thanks in advance.

PS: I run WinXP and MS Oulook 97.

A:MAPISP32.exe suddenly shuts down

You may have a corrupt mail spool. Call your isp and ask them if they can delete those first 3 spam messages and then see if it works.

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