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Q: Computer only charges in sleep mode or closed

I purchased my Hp envy 360 laptop at Best Buy about a week ago. It was an open box purchase because It was in near perfect condition . I tryed charging it but it only charges when it is in sleep mode or either closed . When I plug it in while its in it has a white light and the battery days plugged in ; not charging . But when I close it there is a orange light and a couple hours later it's fully charged . I assumed I had a bad battery but I ran a battery test and it said my battery was fine . Because it charges when it's closed I assumed their was a setting I could just switch but i don't know what to do .

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A: Computer only charges in sleep mode or closed

Hello Leroyfour, Please try with system restore i think that should help you with the issue. Steps to do a system restore Open Reset this PC. Go to Start > Settings > Update & security > Recovery and click Get started below Reset this PC.Reset Windows 10, but save your files. On the next screen, click Keep my files and follow the on-screen instructions to reset Windows 10.Reset this PC from Safe Mode. RegardsSATISHP4 Click " Thumb's up " icon if the question is answered/resolved.

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Hello for the past 2 weeks I am facing a weird battery charging issue. Apparently the battery charges only while the laptop is on Sleep mode or Shut Down mode. It doesn't charge when powered on. The HP online support also does not have any answers. I have updated the BIOS and restarted the laptop countless times. The battery is not removable. Anybody else faced this issue and any solutions?  On a side note, Microsoft Excel crashes repeatedly since beginning. And the support has no answer to this too. Thanks for your help! Regards,Garry

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My laptop will only charge when in sleep mode or off.When I am working on it, the battery indicator at the bottom on the screen says it's not charging, even when the cable is plugged in and the percentage of charge will keep dropping while it's in use. Any suggestions would be great 

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My laptop only charges when in sleep mode or when switched off. I have tested my charger properly and it is fine. When I charge my laptop when it is on, the charging area goes orange for a few seconds then white which is what should only happen when your laptop is fully charged. However my laptop does this even with 8% of battery left. It seems like the laptop always thinks it's fully charged when on. How do I fix this?

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My T450 has recently been giving me problems.  It will only charge when it's in sleep mode or turned off, not while I'm working on it and it's plugged in.  At those times, the light will flash continuously and nothing happens.  I have tried two different batteries.  Any thoughts?  Thanks for the help. GC19

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Unfortunately my HP Envy charges only when it is in sleep mode or turned off. I perfomed a troubleshoot and I got an error saying that I should buy a new battery. So, I ordered a new HP battery. The problem is that even with the new battery the problem continues. I even used another compatible charger, to ensure that it is not a charger problem, and I got the same message. "Plugged in, not charging". I unistalled the AC Adapter and reinstalled the drivers from the Device Managers, but the problem did not get fixed. Moreover I also performed Windows Troubleshooting, but nothing relevant comes up. Moreover there is another problem. Some times, the screen starts to act weird. It goes white with some strips and it freezes and after some time it operates normally again. I don't think the two problems are related, but I thought it is good to mention both. HP Envy 15 NoteBook PC, Windows 10 (64 bit) - all hardware fully updated. Thanks in advance.  

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My Thinkpad T440p only  charges when the screen is closed or power is off. I am running Windows 7. As a result I cannot install two system updates as they require the power plaugged in:- Intem management engine firmware 9.1- Thinkpad BIOS update is there any way I can fix this? ThanksNigel

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My T440s Ultrabook will not charge when I'm working, only when the laptop is in Sleep mode. The battery tests as ok. I just ordered a new AC Adapter but that hasn't solved the problem. Thanks kschramm10

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Battery only charges if the laptop is plugged int to power but off, when turned on, it never indicates that the battery is being charged. Runs only on battery power even when the AC adapter is plugged in. I am having the issue posted here before :http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/battery-only-charges-when-compu... So far I have not been able to find a solution. Windows 10, version 1607 Heres what I have tried so far:Recovery using HP tool for recovering windows (HD wipe, erased all settings)As other suggested on that thread, let battery run out and turn laptop back on (did not work)Another HP suggestion was to upgrade the BIOS, I did that too and that did not workTook the Laptop to the Bestbuy it was purchased at to test a different power supply, that did not work eitherHere is a curious thing, if I boot up the laptop with the battery on, and once booted, I can remove the battery, the laptop stays on, but it indicates that the battery is missing, however it does stay on.If I try to turn on the Laptop w/o the battery in place (but AC plugged in) it will not come on. I also tried the suggested compnents diagnostics (ESC at the time of boot up, and then F2 to enter diagnostics), the battery passes the test, but the AC adapter is never regognized or fails (as long as the batter is on), however, a different adapter was tested, so it is not the adapter. Here's another thing someone else suggested, to try booting up to a US... Read more

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My problem is the the following, I have a laptop ( hp pavillon zd8000) and the battery will only charge when the computer is turned of or if it is in sleep mode. once i turn the computer on the battery stops charging and computer uses the AC adaptor. my battery works finee i think because it charges to 100% and when I use the battery without the AC adapator my computer works fine for 2 hours. i have tried different batteries and different AC adaptor problem not solved. I sent my computer to HP and they have changed my motherboard and when i got my computer back it still had the same problem. what could it be?? can anyone help me?? hp pavillon zd8000service tag: zd8410eas/n: [personal information removed]OS: Windows Xp home

A:battery only charges when computer is off or in sleep

umm the thing i can say is that the laptop is using alot of power and its using the power from the wall to still use the laptop well it happens to me when it getslow on battery then i charge it it says pluged in ,not charging because im using alot of juice from the wall so once it slows down in processing it charges the battery im not sure  the thing i would trying is not to do any thing and see if it charges or even update the bios

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Noticed that my Bluetooth headphones are connecting to the laptop while it's supposed to be sleeping with its lid closed.All the settings are configured to put it in the sleep mode when lid is closed. Is there anything else that would cause the laptop to wake up?

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Howdy folks, I did some quick searching and could not find an answers to my problem and thus am posting here. I have a X1 Carbon 3rd Gen (Type 20BS) with Windows 10 and over the past 2-3 months have noticed the following problem: Problem: After placing the computer into sleep mode via the start button and closing the lid the computer will randomly start back up. I will often open my pc after noticing how overheated it is and find that it came back on and for some reason the touchscreen has been typing and opening applications. Obviously this is very annoying and results in my computer draining its batter and random applications being opened. Any ideas on what may be causing this and how I can fix it?  Happy to provide driver details and any other diagnostics if you think it would help.  Thanks,Andy

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v3-772g on Windows 8.1 won't enter sleep mode when lid closed. Was working a while ago. All power management settings remain the same. What could be the problem?

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G50-45, model 80E3I have connected a 2nd monitor.In power settings you are supposed to be able to turn off sleep mode when the cover is closed.After changing the power settings I still enter sleep mode when I close the cover.Is there a way to NOT enter sleep mode when the lid is closed, as the power settings do not stop sleep mode from occuring? Thanks for any help.

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Hi Everyone, TL;DRC930 does not sleep when closing lid. Instead Tablet Mode is activated when lid is open <=30 degrees. Default Power settings (sleep when lid closed), Yoga Mode Control is installed (latest version), behaviour persists after resetting windows (tried closing lid in setup screen itself without touching anything). I have recently purchased and received a Yoga C930 13lKB 81C4 directly from Lenovo. After setting up the device, I used it as a laptop for several days. The lid when closed put the computer to sleep, as expected. Afterwards, the wifi card in my c930 fails to connect to the network every time the computer wakes from sleep (common issue, installing latest drivers seems to fix issue). I then installed drivers for Wifi, Bluetooth, BIOS updates (refused to install since I was already on the latest BIOS version) and the Intel Management Engine Firmware (I thought this was for the Spectre/Meltdown problem, turns out it wasn't). Wifi and Bluetooth installed without problems, same with Firmware driver (although the BIOS seemed to "crash" and restart, then windows loaded normally). At around the same time, I decided to use the tablet mode on the c930. After this moment, closing the lid does not put the computer to sleep. Lenovo Vantage and Windows update had no new drivers, resetting all power options had no effect. Having the computer in tablet mode is problematic as this mode is also initiated when connecting to external monitors and closing the l... Read more

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I have a HP DV6 7000 laptop. Battery charging only works when lid is closed (sleep mode). If I close the lid and plug in the charger, the indicator light shows orange, and the battery will then proceed to charge to near full. If I open the lid prior to the orange light changing to white, the battery icon always says: __% available (plugged in, not charging). Several different chargers give identical outcomes. ALL of them will fully charge the battery in about two hours; provided that, the lid is kept closed. If I open the lid, even at say 50% charge, the orange light switches to white, and the battery icon always says: __% available (plugged in, not charging). Thanks, Ed.

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A:Battery charging only works when lid is closed (sleep mode)

Hi @ElyMayor   Thank you for your reply. The last thing I can suggest trying is a restore back to factory.  Performing an HP system recovery (Windows 7) While doing the recovery there is an option to backup your personal files. If you have not previously done one now is a good time. Restoring Files that were Backed Up Using HP Recovery Manager (Windows 7) You can also contact HP support for assistance. They can remotely access your system to help alleviate difficulties.  Please call our technical support at 800 474 6836. If you live outside the US/Canada Region, please click the link below to get a support number for your region.World Wide Phone Support 

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Hello, When I first received my P52 with 45W adapter, the laptop would only take a charge when the lid is closed. When battery drains, laptop shuts down (even when plugged in). I upgraded to 170W adapter and that solved the problem. Recently the laptop reverted back to original behavior (still using the 170W adapter). Suggestions on how to resolve this please? P52 (Type 20M9, 20MA) Laptop (ThinkPad)ThinkPad 170W AC Adapter Slim Tip, Part number: 4X20E50574 -Dave

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I have a HP amd a8 laptop - approximately 15 months old. Over the past 3 months I have noticed that it is not charging when plugged in. I used to be able to fully charge it, unplug it and work for 2 hours plus before having to recharge it. I would then plug it back in to top up the power. 3 months ago I noticed when I was doing this it was no longer topping up the power. In fact, the red light (which normally stays on when charging) would only flash once - and then go white and stay white; draining  the remaining power very quickly. I have tried other charges but to no avail. The laptop battery will charge when the laptop is off (lid closed) and in sleep mode. The battery port does feel a little loose but I don't think this is the problem as when I take the battery out and plug the main power in the laptop will power up. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Clary

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Basically, this started happening after I had to shut my computer down via the power button after Windows went unresponsive for 11 hours. After turning it back on the next day, it worked fine, but a couple hours later it started going to sleep while I was using it. I checked all of the power settings, including advanced, and all of them are set to "Never" and "Nothing", including what to do when the power button is pressed or the lid is closed. It still does this.

I checked the event viewer and found a Information level entry for Kernel-Power at the times it went to sleep. The general information for this was as follows (with everything moved to one column, because it formatted weirdly here):

The system is entering sleep.

Sleep Reason: Button or Lid

Log Name: System
Logged: 12/28/2016 11:34:05 AM
Source: Kernel-Power
Task Category: (64)
Event ID: 42
Keywords: (4)
Level: Information
Computer: BlakesLaptop-PC
User: N/A
OpCode: Info

This is from the first one, the others are pretty much the same.

There were no events listed at any level above Information at or around those times. All other entries around those times are to be expected when the computer goes to sleep and wakes back up.

This also seems to happen at about the same part of the day, from 10:30am to 12:00pm.

Another thing that I just found while typing ... Read more

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Hi All,  I bought my 11e 3rd Gen just today. I really like it so far, except, I don't seem to be able to utilize the tablet mode. Every time I fold the screen back, it will enter tablet mode as per usual, but then once the screen actually touches the bottom of the laptop, completely folded back, it turns off and enters tablet mode. It's almost as if the sensor thinks the screen is folded shut completely and the laptop enters sleep mode.  Any ideas on what may ber happeneing? Thanks in advance. 

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

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

I have a Toshiba Satellite A215.

A:Computer Doesn't Sleep When In Sleep Mode

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

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my hp 15 notebook is at it again.It is plugged in but not charging. but when I shut it down' and pluggin ,it charges. it only and only charges when sleeping or off..where could this problem be and how should I solve it? please help.

A:hp notebook doesnt charge. it charges only when off or sleep...

You might want to take a look at this document: Battery Does not Power Notebook or Hold a Charge. It suggests troubleshooting steps to determine if the problem is the battery, the power supply, or the system board.You might find the answer to your battery/power issue as you work through the steps in that HP support article.   Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again !!  **Click the White Thumbs Up Button on the right to say Thanks**Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem. Thank You,GBL84I am not an HP Employee 

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Hello, I have Lenovo T431s laptop, recently experiencing a very strange battery charging issue. Recently my laptop stops charging but the yellow light on the power button blinks continuously when connected the adapter. Switched off the laptop and when switching on it, battery starts charging.Also on waking from sleep, battery charges. Could say laptop only charges on waking but not charging when it is off or connects the adapter when it is running.Why the system behaves in such way, is there any fix for this issue? OS: ubunutu 17.10  Thanks and Regards,Mohan

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Great laptop that Ive been using for 1.5 years. Recently I've noticed my battery is showing signs of an error other Dell users are reporting.
Laptop charges fine to 76% then it starts alternating from "plugged in, charging" to "plugged in, not charging". Charging after 76% becomes really slow.
What I've done so far:
1. Updated BIOS
2. Updated Dells Power Management tool
3. BIOS can detect the adapter (45W). Im using the adapter that came with the laptop
4. Battery settings in power management and BIOs are set to Standard
5. Completely drained the battery and tried doing a full charge
6. Uninstalled Microsoft ACPI compliant control in device manager then re-installed
Battery diagnostics show the battery is in EXCELLENT health.
Any ideas?

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

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

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

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

I am using Windows XP Media Center SP2

Can someone help me?

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

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

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

Thx Kennedy

A:Computer into sleep mode

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

Does your computer run again after this?

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

A:Computer goes on while in sleep mode

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

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

Explanation HERE


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

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

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

A:Computer Sleep Mode

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

You should be able to customize the settings there.

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

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

A:Computer won't come out of sleep mode

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

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

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

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

Operating System - Windows XP Pro SP2

A:Computer Goes Into Sleep Mode


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


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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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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'm on Windows 7, and just recently, I've been unable to keep my computer in sleep mode. It only stays in the mode for about a minute, and then it randomly pops back on. I'm not sure why it's doing this. It's been staying in sleep mode just fine up until recently. I haven't installed any new programs, or changed anything like that, so I can't imagine that's an issue... So what the heck is the problem?

A:Computer won't stay in sleep mode...

Hi -

Check Reliability Monitor for recent installation/ update activity -
START | type perfmon /rel

Event Viewer - see what events lead up to the system waking 1 minute after sleep -
START | type eventvwr.msc | Custom Views | Administrative Events

Regards. . .



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

A:Computer wont always go into sleep mode

Originally Posted by penfan

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


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


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It does this every once in a while. It happened twice in the past 2 days. I'm not sure if it's something I left open before going into sleep mode or something else.

So the computer's been in sleep mode, usually for at least an hour. I do the usual thing to wake it up, move the mouse. After a simple movement fails, I try again, moving vigorously and clicking all the mouse buttons. I have also tried pressing all the keys on my keyboard.

None of this works and I have to restart the computer. Any idea why this could be happening?

A:Computer won't wake from Sleep Mode

Generally it's the result of a driver power management problem. Most commonly occurring when you have been forced to use a vista driver in place of a proper win 7 driver, as power states have changed a bit between the two.

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Display adapters
Mobile Intel® 965 Express Chipset Family (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM 1.1)

System devices

The computer doesn't come out of sleep mode (I have to preform a shutdown by using the power button) and shows a weird pixelated image similar to a old TV - see picture 1
When I restarted the computer, a similar image showed up - see picture 2. After the third forced shutdown my computer started up fine.

Video 1
Video 2

Now my computer is working fine but I am still wondering...

A:Computer won't come out of sleep mode, something odd on screen

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

A:Computer crashes after sleep mode

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

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Hi guys

Like it says on my title. I put my computer into sleep mode when i am stepping away from my computer. It succesfully goes into sleep mode then i come back and it is on wanting a password. So i sit there wondering if i turned it off or not

Well i watched a few days later cause the problem still hasent stoped and i watched it go into sleep mode then a few minutes later turnes back on.

any feedback will be apreciated thanks

A:computer turns itself on when in sleep mode

Your network connections may be interfering with Sleep Mode - check the settings.

1. Go to Start, type Device Manager and then press Enter
2. Expand Network adapters
3. Right click a network adapter and then click Properties.
4. Click Power Management
5. Make sure the box, Allow this device to wake the computer is NOT TICKED.

Apply this to all network adapters.

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

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

A:Computer can't wake up from sleep mode

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

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

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

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

If you want to give your PC a thorough once-over & tuneup:
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I have a computer with vista and it cannot enter into sleep mode even though I have it set at 20 minutes. I even have to monitor set to shut off every 10 minutes but it doesn't even do that. The only thing it will do is enter into screen saver. My guess is that its the monitor causing it not to enter into sleep mode. My monitor is a 24" samsung 245bw. Thanks in advance for your help.

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I keep waking up to my computer being shut down, it says blue screen in the error list.

Here's my dump file, the requested folder, and report

A:BSOD When Computer in Sleep Mode

The single dump blames scmndisp.sys, your NetGear device
Update the driver Support Home Page

BugCheck A, {0, 2, 1, fffff80003890c9c}

*** ERROR: Symbol file could not be found. Defaulted to export symbols for ndis.sys -
Unable to load image \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\scmndisp.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for scmndisp.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for scmndisp.sys
Probably caused by : scmndisp.sys ( scmndisp+16d1 )

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