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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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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 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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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My computer used to go into sleep mode with no problems. I recently wiped the hard drive and did a clean install of Windows XP Pro w/SP2.

Now when I put it in sleep mode, it goes in just fine, but when I bring it back out, it brings up the wallpaper with no icons or taskbar or anything else. Then after about 30 seconds, I get the blue screen of death and have to force it off. It will hibernate with no problems.

I tried a repair which looked like it was adding files, but it still won't go into sleep mode.

Any suggestions as to what I can check?

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Hi...I just started experiencing this issue where I go to put the computer into sleep mode and the screen goes black and the computer is still running. Then, a blue screen pops up saying that my computer needs to shut down unexpectantly. It sometimes works where it does go into sleep mode but most of the time it will restart on it's own. Any ideas how I can avoid this and go back to putting the computer in sleep mode when I am finished with it?

A:Computer shuts down in sleep mode

Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions

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SYSTEM: Windows 7, Home Premium, Service Pack 1 (64-bit)
PROCESSOR: AMD Athlon(tm) II X2 245 Processor 2.90 GHz
RAM: 2GB (1.75GB usable)

Basically, sometimes I switch my computer to Sleep Mode and leave it on Sleep Mode for a whole night. Sometimes it wakes up from Sleep Mode, but I still leave it, and it goes back to Sleep Mode after a while. It happens a few times, but that's not the problem.

When I wake up, I see that the computer is off. When I turn it on, it says that Windows hasn't shut down successfully. I select Start Windows Normally and hit enter. After everything has loaded, I see this:

I clicked on View Problem Details and I got this:
Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7601.
Locale ID: 2057

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 9f
BCP1: 0000000000000003
BCP2: FFFFFA80015FC980
BCP3: FFFFF80004813518
BCP4: FFFFFA8003248280
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 768_1

Files that help describe the problem:

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A:Computer gets BSOD when going to sleep mode

Restart start tapping F8 at the OEM name screen select safe mode then follow the instructions below.

Go here Windows Vista/7,Windows 8 & 8.1 BSOD Posting instructions follow all instructions to the letter, using all tools illustrated. Then proceed to the next steps by posting your logs. Keep your posts and logs (logs mini dumps etc...) in BSOD, App crashes, and hangs.

Be patient they get a lot of inquires. Someone will be along to help you.

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium , Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II X4 640 Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 5 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 4095 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GT 240, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 953766 MB, Free - 860151 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer INC., M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3, Rev X.0x, MT7008008202569
Antivirus: AVG Anti-Virus 2011, Updated and Enabled

So, not always, but once in a while... usually when it's been in sleep mode for a while, the computer will get stuck. Doesn't matter how much I move the mouse or hit anything on the keyboard, I get nothing. Even the off an reset button don't do anything. What I generally have to do is turn off the PS and then boot the computer. When Windows starts up again, everything I had going before sleep mode pops back up, though it does take longer than a normal boot. Anyways, thats my problem. Any suggestions?

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

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

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not sure if im in the right forum, but maybe you guys can help me out.

Past couple of days when i leave my computer idle for a while ive had problems getting the monitor to come back on.

normally it would go to screen saver after a while, then go into sleep mode after that. the screen's button would turn from green to orange, and whnever id come back, id just move the mouse and the screen would turn back on.

now the screen remains black. i can hear the computer loading back up, but the monitor doesn't show it, so i have to hard reboot the pc. it's happened 3 times this weekend after never happening before.

also, and i dont know if it's related, but all of a sudden all my icons are hidden in my taskbar. the network connection icon (the two little monitors) isn't even in the list anymore. it was one of only 3 i had set to "show" with the volume and something else, but now only the volume is there.

appreciate the help.

A:Problem when my computer goes into sleep mode...

Check Windows Event Viewer to see if Windows is logging any errors. Try using System Restore to go back to a time before the trouble began.

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This problem happened to me shortly after I got my computer, but I was able to fix it by disabling my network connector from waking the computer up, so only the mouse and keyboard would do it...but it's starting again! I've checked, and the settings are still the same as far as power management is concerned; I have no viruses or malware, so what could make it start back up only a few minutes after I set it on Standby?

Computer is an HP Pavilion a6803w running Windows Vista Home Premium SP1.

A:Computer won't stay in sleep mode


HP still does not have full driver support for their Vista Supported laptop line, thus the reason for this bug. It's nothing to worry about, though.

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My computer wakes its self while in sleep mode and wont go back to sleep in the time it takes to sleep. Happens once in a while usually while im sleeping.

A:Computer wakes its self up during sleep mode

do you have any disk backup software enabled and if you run in a command prompt
powercfg lastwake

does it say a item woke it up? you probably have something scheduled to wake and us your computer for some task under scheduled tasks.

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Recently I changed my old graphics card (from an Nvidia 6600GT to a ATI HD 4670), I also did the following manipulations to solve a problem I had with my computer (side note: I have WinXP):

- Opened my PC case (with power off of course) and check for connections in it, my DVD drive was not correctly connected, fixed it.

- On the motherboard there was a battery looking like a watch battery, took it out for 10 secs to restore factory settings on my motherboard.

- Went inside the BIOS of my motherboard and stumbled upon the fact that USB 2 was not activated, so I swiitched from USB 1 to USB 2.

Now my problem is that when I go to Start> Turn off the computer > Sleep (not sure it's the right word in english, my WinXP is in French). Anyway before when I chose that the computer would go into sleep mode without any problem and that's it. But since I have my new card it doesn't. It seems to (the hard drives etc seems to go to sleep, the screen also finds no signal and also goes to sleep but I still hear a fan running in there with as much noise as when the computer is still running normally, really weird.

I was thinking the fan is the new graphics card, I didn't install it, the vendor installed it for me since i'm not really a brain at internal electronics, maybe there is something to connect on it to tell her when to go to sleep, I dunno. Or it's the proc fan.

Does anyone have an idea on how to solve this please ?

Thanks a lot !
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A:Computer partially going into sleep mode

When you removed the CMOS battery, it reset the BIOS to default settings. I don't know what motherboard you have and the BIOS' of different boards can vary but check the Power Management page of the BIOS and see if the suspend type is set to S3 (STR).

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I like Win 10! It's really great and good looking. It also performs really well and my laptop starts quite fast. Only one thing that annoys the h... out of me. The reason for this is, that sometimes my laptop just goes to sleep mode. I only have to let it be for 2 minutes and... gone! It doesn't do it all the time. I have managed to find a pattern. It only does this when it has been into hibernation or sleep mode once. After that it does it all by itself. And I know that many of you now thinks "why don't you change the settings?" Well, the thing is - I have! Everything has been set to "never go to sleep". Everything!
What to do?

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My computer won't let the windows programs reopen/return after going into sleep mode. The lights on the computer show it is running, but no matter how much I click on the desktop screen or hit the keyboard, the computer doesn't bring back the previous screen--or any screen.

I have to unplug the computer and then do a new start. I usually don't have many programs/apps running so I don't lose much, but it is an annoying issue. I noticed today after I unplugged and did a new start that Windows had tried to do their auto download on fixes this morning. Could this have anything to do with the problem?

Is this something that can be fixed via software settings? Or do you think this is a hardware problem that is causing it to 'stick'.

Thank you in advance for any help or suggestions you can make.

Cheers, Wildbill.

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I went over to my boyfriend's house to hang out after he got off work and went to use his computer. It was in sleep mode, so I hit the power button and it turned on. The current tab open in his Opera was a porn video that was in the middle of running and resumed when the computer turned on. The tab before it that was minimized was the homepage of the porn site. I could click the "back" button and go one page back to the official home page of the porn site, not the video home page. And the video that was playing appeared to be a tab that opened when one of the video thumbnails was selected.

My boyfriend swears that he did not look for this, that when he left his computer that morning, he had been on 4 Chan (a shady anonymous message board) reading about video games. Someone had posted something about an actress appearing in something, so he googled her and her porn site came up, so he closed the window promptly.

He swears up and down that he has no idea how it got on his screen. That he set his computer aside and went to work. It had been in sleep mode when I found it, because it wouldn't respond just when the track pad was touched or clicked. I checked the energy saver for sleep mode and the display turns off after fifteen minutes, but the computer is set to never go into sleep mode. There was no browser history in his Opera internet browser.

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A:Is it possible for popups to come up while a computer is in sleep mode?

Not to dash your hope, but windows can not pop up when the computer is a sleep. Also, I have never heard of browser windows just popping up by themselves, unless someone was already in the browser surfing the web, unless the computer had a serious infection, which means it's a Windows PC. And the only way his computer could get an infection that would pop that kind of stuff up is from a site that shows that kind of stuff to begin with. Or so my personal experience has been with fixing other's computers. You don't get porn popups unless you have been surfing porn sites.

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This has been going on for a few weeks now, I finally saw it happen when I manually slept my computer

A:BSOD when i put computer into sleep mode

1: MotionJoy is causing issues.

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* Bugcheck Analysis *
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Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck D1, {fffff88005d8c638, 2, 8, fffff88005d8c638}

*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for MijXfilt.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for MijXfilt.sys
Probably caused by : MijXfilt.sys ( MijXfilt+1b638 )
Uninstall MotionJoy, I've seen that causing BSODs regularly lately. See if there's a more stable previous version.

2: The next thing flagged is your Xbox Wireless USB driver. This is a known issue in Windows 7 with the 2009 dated driver.

fffff880`035f55c8 fffff880`05d95a5eUnable to load image xusb21.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for xusb21.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for xusb21.sys

2: kd> lmvm xusb21
start end module name
fffff880`05d93000 fffff880`05da3d80 xusb21 T (no symbols)
Loaded symbol image file: xusb21.sys
Image path: xusb21.sys
Image name: xusb21.sys
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Alright so I know what I did to cause this, I believe, but now I need a way to fix it. Recently, the partition Vista was installed on (~31 gig) was getting really tight on space (less then a gig left) so I needed to free up some space. I have both XP and Vista installed on my computer (XP for school work, Vista for games, though it is slowly becoming my main OS for everything) so while I was using XP to defrag my computer I found the hiberfil.sys which was well over 2.5 gigs. I knew what it was for but I went ahead and just deleted it anyway so I could get some free space back. I thought vista would just make a hiberfil.sys, but it didn't. I've tried the command: "powercfg -h on" and while I did lose 2.5 gigs worth of hard drive space instantly, my computer still can't go into sleep mode, it'll shut off the monitor for a few seconds, but then it just goes back to the welcome screen. I've gone back and forth on that command several times ("powercfg -h off" restart, then "powercfg -h on" restart again), but still nothing. So my question is what are some things I can try to get my computer to be able to go into sleep mode again? Thanks in advance for your help.

A:Computer won't go into sleep mode with Vista

Besides the powercfg -h on command, which you have already tried, try method 2 from this page:

Re-Enable Hibernate Option in Windows Vista :: the How-To Geek

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