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Computer will not wake from sleep, hard boot only solution

Q: Computer will not wake from sleep, hard boot only solution

I'm new to sevenforums and would appreciate the help of some of you. I have updated my user profile with all of the details and specs of my system that is having my issue.

Recently, my computer will not wake up from sleep mode. Once it enters sleep mode, the only way to get it functioning again is to hold the power button, completely shut it off, and then boot my system back up.

It appears as if everything starts back up once I open the lid or press the power button to wake it up, but the screen never turns back on. The fan starts up, the backlit keyboard lights up, the leds all blink, but nothing I try will turn the screen back on forcing me to press and hold the power button for a complete shut down.

I have reinstalled the latest Intel HD Graphics driver as well as the latest NVIDIA graphics driver (both the stable and beta release).

I do not get a blue screen or any sort of error. Upon the restart, I am not prompted with any error from windows or any signs of the forced shut down. I have been messing with this issue for a few days now and am asking for some help from the community here at sevenforums. If you need any additional info let me know.

Thanks.

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Preferred Solution: Computer will not wake from sleep, hard boot only solution

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Computer will not wake from sleep, hard boot only solution

Try the steps here: Sleep Mode Problems - Vista Forums

I would also work through the Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7

Report back the results you find for more steps indicated.

As a last resort use the tool the pro's use to find the exact cause: Gathering a Startup, Shutdown, Sleep, Hibernate, or Reboot Trace - Windows 7 Forums

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My PC is fairly new and I'm having problems with slow shutdowns/restarts and slow sleep/wakes. Recently it seems to fail waking altogether and restarts after a while instead. Usually during waking I just have a black screen for a long time before the reset/restart but sometimes I see the Windows log-in screen but it's unresponsive.
The problem predates my CPU undervolting and doesn't seem to change when I switch RAM settings back to Auto instead of XMP (I my RAM necessitates some kind of overclock in order to function at its rated speed).

Can anyone advise how to proceed? Thanks.
System specification below. This forum has a fantastic design that eliminates the form of pasted lists of information. That's just great for preventing people from reading it. I was worried someone might have read this information.
OS: Win 10 Pro 64-bitMainboard: ASUS Z170 Pro GamingCPU: Intel i7 6700 (6th gen), Stock HSF, Undervolt Offset -0.15 V, LLC 4RAM: Corsair LPX Vengeance 2x8GB DDR4-3000 (CMK16GX4M2B3000C15)Graphics: Gigabyte NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950Sys Drive: Samsung Evo 750 SSD, 250 GBData Drives: OCZ Vertex 2 SSD, 60 GB; WDC WD1002FAEX-00Y9A0, ~1 TB; WDC WD2003FZEX-00Z4SA0, ~2 TB; WDC WD2002FAEX-00MJRA0, ~2 TB; RAID 0, ~300 GB [Maxtor 6B160MO x 2]PSU: XFX TS 750W (P1-750S-NLB9)Bluetooth: Parani UD100 Bluetooth USB AdapterMonitor: LG 21.5" W2246S-BF 16:9 Wide LCD Monitor 1920x1080 5msLogitech G500 mouse, K120 keyboard.UEFI BIOS divergence from optimised default settingsAI Overclock Tune... Read more

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W7 PC wakes up from sleep every few minutes. It didn't use to. I am the builder / owner / sole user. Investigation done so far at the DOS prompt to establish the cause:

powercfg -devicequery wake_armed
(no results returned)

powercfg -waketimers
There are no active wake timers in the system

powercfg -lastwakeWake History Count - 1
Wake History [0]
Wake Source Count - 0Other ideas to try and establish the cause with please?

Many thanks.

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I have a External Seagate 2 Tb hard drive that after a while, will disconnect and I can't wake it by trying to access the drive in Explorer. I tried rebooting my computer but it doesn't show up anymore. The only solution it seems is to disconnect the drive and plug it back in.

Any advices?

I am on Windows 10
 

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If I'm running utorrent when I put my W7 pc to sleep, after it wakes my external hardrive will become completely unresponsive. Usb hardrive at this point will not eject properly so I have to either unplug it unsafely or reboot PC to regain control of drive. If I remember to shut off Utorrent before I put PC to sleep, PC will wake fine with ex. hardrive working fine. Anyone know a fix for this so I can avoid having to turn Utorrent off first before I put my PC to sleep?

A:External hard drive unresponsive when wake from sleep

  
Quote: Originally Posted by leif


If I'm running utorrent when I put my W7 pc to sleep, after it wakes my external hardrive will become completely unresponsive. Usb hardrive at this point will not eject properly so I have to either unplug it unsafely or reboot PC to regain control of drive. If I remember to shut off Utorrent before I put PC to sleep, PC will wake fine with ex. hardrive working fine. Anyone know a fix for this so I can avoid having to turn Utorrent off first before I put my PC to sleep?


If you put your machine to sleep, then all programs are suspended, so there is absolutely no point in leaving them "running". Most especially not if this causes errors on waking.

Regards....Mike Connor

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I have 4 Internal HDDs installed, 3 are SATA and 1 IDE, Whenever I wake my PC from a hybrid sleep the IDE drive no longer responds (slave drive) It causes explorer to freeze for awhile as it tries to access and the HD light stays lit until I reboot the PC.

Also Im unable to shutdown properly or reboot when this happens, I have to do a hard reset or hold the power button. (attempting to do a normal restart / shutdown always gets stuck at "logging off").

I never use to have this problem before, it seems to of started after I enabled Intel AHCI in my bios recently, but I didnt think this would effect an IDE drive? The drive works fine before the PC goes to sleep and no SMART errors are reported in HD Tune etc.

Any ideas appreciated.

A:One of my hard drives wont wake from Hybrid sleep.

If you used the intel controller to set it to AHCI mode - did you install this driver from the gigaybyte site it will update the AHCI driver and should provide correct functionality- Intel SATA RAID Driver - 10.5.0.1015 - GIGABYTE - Motherboard - Socket 1366 - GA-EX58-UD3R (rev. 1.6) i think its the latest version or equivalent version of the Intel Rapid Storage driver which is needed even when you dont have raid enabled. Note Im not 100% sure here as i have no gigabyte board and i cant unpack the driver to check it.

You could also update to the latest driver for your video card - long shot fix.

Otherwise Switch back to ide mode - AHCI is only usefull for hot swapping hard drives - if you have no need there is no speed difference as most modern hard drives have this enabled automatically. W7 should find the original driver upon rebooting if you just reset from AHCI to IDE mode in the bios.

If you used the microsoft fix, to be sure of success, follow this path in the registry : HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Msahci - then right click start - modify and change from 0 to 3 - then go to bios and reset back to IDE mode and reboot.

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Our machines, when they sleep, then try and wake up again, get a "no boot device found" error.  reboot, it goes into diagnstics.  Reboot again, it goes into attempting bootp. Reboot again, it starts windows 10 normally. I have turned off all os options with regards to sleep (high power power mode, turned off hybrid sleep, turned off "turn off hard drive after" etc..._)  all to no avail. Any ideas?  Thanks update: found we had a slightly older bios, so I'mgoing to see if that helps (.012 vs.014)

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Hi,

I am running Windows 7 Pro x64 and I am having an issue where my computer goes into sleep mode, fails to wake from sleep, strangely resumes its state once I do a cold restart, and then after restarting again, refuses to boot.

Here is what's happening step-by-step:
Computer goes to sleep based on the time set in the Balance Power options scheme. Fine. Often, computer wakes up perfectly fine from moving the mouse or pressing a key. Fine. Very occasionally however, upon waking up the computer, the lights, keyboard lights, fans and everything else except for the display comes on. I am forced to do a cold shutdown by pressing the reset button. Upon booting up, Windows displays "Restarting Windows" rather than "Starting Windows" and resumes its state when it went to sleep. Strange but OK. Everything seems to work normally. The problems come in when I then do a shutdown or restart after it has resumed from the cold shutdown. The computer shuts down perfectly fine but during the next boot, freezes right during the animation of the windows logo and immediately restarts the computer and launches into the DOS-looking prompt asking whether I want to do a Startup Repair because the computer failed to boot.

I have tried Startup Repair from HD and from the Windows disc and neither have done anything. I am usually forced to just reformat everything and start anew. This problem recently started occurring after I installed an Intel X-25m 120GB ssd and put th... Read more

A:Windows fails to wake from sleep, then corrupts boot

Hi,

I just recently got hit with a similiar problem, it unfortunately resulted in a corrupted BIOS that is unrepairable, it ends up locked in a low power state. There is no one single reason why Windows fails to wake up, and it's kind of a common problem. From the research I've put into it, hardware and the version of Windows does not matter. You'll either suffer from it, or you won't. My recommendation would be to disable both your display and PC sleep settings, and stick to manually shutting down and a screensaver to completely avoid it before any possible hardware damage is inflicted, and until there is more information available on it. The CPU, mobo and PSU are the most likely to become damaged.

If you still wish to use Sleep, make sure all your drivers are up to date, along with Windows, might make a small difference.

If you have another system available to you, or are able to borrow a mates, go ahead and use it to test your hardware for faults incase your situation is hardware based, and not failed coding on Microsoft's part. Also on that note, try removing your SSD for a week or two (or however long it usually takes before your system decides to sleep in) and see if it solves it, and post back with results.

I would still keep an eye on here, no less, incase a solution comes to light. Go ahead and do some Google searches on the issue, the plethora of possible fixes people have tried may work for you.

If possible, can you recall anything else you have ... Read more

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I hear the computer turn back on and the light is on, but the screen is still black. My mouse and keyboard are unresponsive (can't turn backlight on). I have to do a hard shut down. When it's back on, it's like it woke up from sleep mode, not a fresh restart.

This just started happening today I think so I did a system restore, but the problem persists. The only thing I remember doing today was updating my ATI drivers.

A:Computer won't wake up from sleep

I have the same problem. It started after the sr1 update.

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I hear the computer turn back on and the light is on, but the screen is still black. I have to do a hard shut down. When it's back on, it's like it woke up from sleep mode, not a fresh restart.

This was on Windows 10 and I thought it was my video card drivers. I reformatted back to Win7 today and install an older version of my video driver. The problem is still happening; wasn't like this before.

I tried to update my BIOS a while back and my computer wouldn't load into Windows. I reset the batter and it was fine. Would that have something to do with this?

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Hiyya Chaoz mate it sounds very much like to me the swap back didn't go quite as you thought it might have done.

Now if you had 10 on the drive just how did you format the drive. Personally I would have used one of the methods / programs that clean the drive before I reinstalled 7. We would also like to know what 7 media you have if any because there is a lack of specs for your machine
See

SYSTEM SPECS

mate can we have some system specs please as what you have postedgives us not that much to work with and given there are so many manufacturersof components and configurations that do influence what goes on within anygiven machine and OS.

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/180324-system-info-see-your-system-specs.html

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Can you get another computer to wake up and sleep when you press the on button on your computer?
If so, how?

A:Can you get another computer to wake up and sleep when?

Do you mean to wake up another computer attached to yours?

~Lordbob

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My computer (Desk Top Lenovo) has started going into what I think is sleep mode if I walk away for a few hours. It used to wake up when I touched any key. Now it sounds like H/D starts up but then shuts down after a few seconds and then I need to shut off computer and restart it. I downloaded PC tools Spyware Doctor a few days ago and it scanned the H/D and other than some low level junk it reported no viruses found. It did work OK for 2 days after me downloading the PC tools software and running it but I have been trying so many things that I am not sure what actually help it for those couple days. I also ran the disk cleanup from Windows accessories and I had a lot of junk and it took care of that. I am not sure where to go from here other than take in to one of the local computer stores to figure it out. I thought I would give this a shot before doing that. Oh, I checked the device list to see if there were any conflicts and there were none showing. My email is:removed TIA, Sam in S.E. MichiganEDIT: Please no email addresses

A:My computer keeps going to sleep and won't wake up

Try reinstalling your video driver.How to update a Windows hardware driver

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When I either close my lid or press the power button, my Vista laptop activates sleep mode. From which it WILL NOT wake up from sleep mode. I need to remove the battery and put in back in then restart the computer. I just had my laptop sent in and the motherboard was replaced because my network port was bent. It never happened before it went in but it does now.

Any ideas?

THANKS IN ADVANCE!
Bryn

P.S. My laptop is a Compaq Presario CQ50

A:Computer will not wake up from sleep. HELP!

I wouldn't it in sleep mode any more. To change the button from sleep mode to power off do this

control panel (classic view)
power options
(left pane) choose what the power buttons do
change the power button so it will now turn off the computer and not put it to sleep.

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I accidentally clicked on the switch button next to lock in the start menu, and the screen went off, i tried every button on the keyboard and cannot get the computer to wake up. i hold down the power button for a few seconds to turn off the computer, and when i turn the computer back on, the fan starts running and the led light on, but still no screen, like its still in the sleep mode. please help. what else can i try to get it back on?

A:please help! computer won't wake up after sleep

My guess is that when you press the power button, it gets in sleep mode faster than you would expect, not turning really off.

Unplug the power cable, wait 3-4 seconds and plug the power cable back in.

Turn on your pc and try again to see what happens.

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I just installed a new HDD into my old Inspiron 15r n5010 laptop which I am giving to my sister for Christmas and took my old SSD out for my main computer. When I was testing the new HDD in my laptop, I would put it to sleep and when I try to wake it back up it did its little thing where it went to a lit black screen as it has always done, making me think that it is about to come on, but then it would shut down after about 15 seconds.

Anyone know anything about this? For now I guess I can just set it to never go to sleep as a temp solution :/

*Edit* clarified which computer is not working.

A:Computer goes to sleep, but can't wake up.

Are we talking about the "main computer" in which you installed the SSD? If so, was there another HDD in that system? When installing the SSD, assuming that it's the primary drive, did you reformat and reinstall the OS?

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I was just playing a game and accidentally i clicked the Sleep mode button in my keyboard, and after that my computer doesn't want to wake up.

It turns on but it doesn't even show anything in the screen, so i can't change any settings because i can't see anything in the screen.

I tried to disconnect the power supply for a while to drain the power from the computer then i turn it on again, and it Still in Sleeping Mode.

Also I never want my system to go in the sleep mode.


I have Windows xp.

A:How to Wake Up my Computer from Sleep Mode?

hit the power button once (don't hold it down), and it should wake the computer up.

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Built this simple system for wife and kid.

Gigabyte 7VKMLS ver 3.0
AMD Duron 1 gig processor
1 gig of memory
Two 20 gig hard drives
1 multi optical drive (DVD, CD, etc)
Windows XP home edition

System has always run well, until I noticed the CPU cooler fan had started to rattle. So I cleaned the heat sink fins, replaced the cooler fan, and fired her up. BUT after awhile, (usually 15-30 minutes), and after the screen saver has kicked in (5 min) the screen goes black, and the system will not respond. If I hit a key the HD light comes on, but that is about it. When I shut the system down, and try to reboot, I get absolutely nothing, no POST, nada. IF I let the system sit overnight, it will reboot the next morning. Checked in the BIOS hardware monitoring section, and CPU temp and speed never rise about 60 C, (shutdown is 110C). Checked Windows, and power scheme is set for nothing to shut down, ever (monitor, HD, etc), and its not set to hibernate. Problem did not occur until I opened the case and replace the CPU cooler fan.

Thanx-zalax
 

A:Computer goes to sleep and won’t wake up.

When your system goes into the "sleep mode" and you're not able to power it back up until the next day. Have you tried unplugging the power, then pressing the power switch to flush out any power "locked" in the system. Then plugging it back and and turning it back on?

You may have a failing motherboard if your temps aren't out of the ordinary.

EDIT: Check your motherboard for extended capacitors.
 

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I need to be able to wake my computer using a mouse as when it is in my main office I operate it docked with an external keyboard, mouse and monitor. I have checked device manager and it shows in HID compliant mouse that"wake up computer using USB" is enabled.

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

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

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

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No BSOD actually pops up, but I know the error is something with PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA as I've read the .dmp files. This is a fresh install of windows as well. Make is Sager.STEWART-SAGER-Tue_09_29_2015_194722_47.zip is the zip file. Thanks!

A:Computer shutting off when trying to wake from sleep

Hi stewbug,

Welcome to the 8forums.

The error you are saying is actually a BSOD.

Are there any dump files from at least max a few days old?
The dump you uploaded is almost a week old.

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hello, it seems my pc has started to go to sleep on me, and when it does i cant wake it up. its not set to go to sleep or anything, ive checked the settings and they dont show any change, and this is a new thing for this pc to be doing which has me very confused and irritated. when it goes to sleep, the monitor goes black like its not getting a signal and the power light goes orange like when the pc is turned off, the pc power light goes orange too, and the hard drive light is on the whole time, the keyboard and mouse fail to respond, it seems to do this if the pc is left alone for a while, but it has at least once done it while i was typing an email, this happened after i updated spybot s and d, i mentioned this to the people at spybot and they claim that the program has nothing to do with my problem

my operating system is windows xp home edition service pack 2

A:computer started going to sleep, cant wake it up

Did you take a look in the Screen safety via properties for the Screen?
My suggestion in this is: Right click on desktop, than property ---- further the tab page Screen Safety.
When you have do this, than you choose the tab energy and clicking that.
Below in that menu see you System in Standby and System in sleep.
If it is correct than is this 2 activated, deactivated this.
You have also the possibility for finality this function for ever.
Goto Start, this computer------choose management via right click, than device management, goto network adapters,
you see now 2 function: 1394 network card and Realtek or whatever fast Ethernet NIC; select this and right click with mouse.
Than choose you properties, goto energy management, you will see now the next remarkable: This computer have the permission for take off the device out the Standby function.
Know you what, I think that when you have check this all and deactivated, your problem is solved.

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I been having this trouble for some time and I been looking and looking with no success for the cure!
I have win 7 X64 but and when I put my computer to sleep and I wanna wake up the computer, the screen will go black and the HD light will constantly stay on and I cant wake up the computer. so what I have to do is reset the MB by removing the battery then it will start. so I know its the MB, what settings do I have to look for to fix this?
I dont have that problem on my other computers not even my pent4 computer!

PS sorry I didnt know what section to post this in, so sorry if its in the wrong section.

A:after sleep computer wont wake

Are there any messages in your event viewer?

Are you running the most current Video Drivers for your card?

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I've been having this problem for awhille -- approximately 30-50% of the time, when I put my computer in sleep mode and try waking it up, it simply doesn't wake up. I hear it turn on (fan starts running, etc.) but the screen is black (forced to hold down power button to reboot)...or it goes to the startup screen (but won't finish starting up -- have to hold down power button to reboot).

I have an HP Compaq 8710w laptop with Windows 7 Professional (32-bit).

Here is what I have done already to try to fix it:

-Updated drivers
-Tried turning off wireless before putting to sleep
-Changed power plan from "High Performance" to "Balanced".

No dice. Any other ideas?

A:Computer often doesn't wake from sleep

You can try to go to A computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 stops responding when you put the computer in sleep mode (S3) or resume the computer from the S3 mode and download hotfix to your computer.

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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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hi i woke up this morning to find my computer in sleep mode as usual however when i move my mouse to wake it up as normal nothing happens , my mouse which is a razer naga wakes up and lights up but my computer and keyboard show no change, i tried pressing the power button and reset button but nothing happened.
Eventually i resorted to turning off the power to the tower until the blue power light stopped blinking and then managed to boot the pc up, when it did boot up it had everything open from last time as if i had just woken it up as normal , i shut down the computer normally to see if that may fix the problem but to no avail.
I am able to reproduce the problem by manually selecting go to sleep on the shut down screen.
Recently i have been having some problems which playing guild wars 2 with the bsod which i posted here a week ago Bluescreen during GW2
I updated my graphics card driver to the latest beta drivers the day i posted that thread and since then only had the game crash once and i suspect that was due to overheating as i have my pc in a very small stuffy room and i remember it being uncomfortably hot that evening since then i keep the windows open and had the side plate fo the case removed to give it more circulation for a while.
Im really not sure what causeing this problem the pc runs fine when its up and running and it boot up from full shut down no sweat its just this odd sleep mode problem.
thank you for your time.

A:computer will not wake up from sleep mode

recently try system restore and that seemed to fix the problem for the day but the problem poped up again this morning can anyone offer any incite?

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So my computer goes to sleep mode a lot but when I try to wake up by clicking the mouse or the space bar it won't. I know the computer is still on because I can hear sounds from the screen but the monitor will not wake up too. I've turned off sleep mode, hibernation, and power saving and it still does it. I ran the energy report and it showed 14 errors. I've pasted it below. Someone please help...I can't afford to buy a new computer right now. Thanks.
 
Power Efficiency Diagnostics Report
Computer Name
 
Scan Time
2018-01-12T07:07:36Z
Scan Duration
60 seconds
System Manufacturer
Hewlett-Packard
System Product Name
h8-1360t
BIOS Date
07/02/2012
BIOS Version
7.15
OS Build
7601
Platform Role
PlatformRoleDesktop
Plugged In
true
Process Count
98
Thread Count
1173
Report GUID
{7754aaed-74b8-460c-b0f5-d88356baf880}
Analysis Results
Errors
Power Policy:Power Plan Personality is High Performance (Plugged In)

The current power plan personality is High Performance when the system is plugged in.

Power Policy:Display timeout disabled (Plugged In)

The display is not configured to turn off after a period of inactivity.

Power Policy:Sleep timeout is disabled (Plugged In)

The computer is not configured to automatically sleep after a period of inactivity.

Power Policy:Minimum processor performance state is 100% (Plugged In)

The processor is not configured to automatically reduce power consumption based on activity.

Power Policy:PCI Express ASPM is disabled (... Read more

A:Computer Randomly Goes to Sleep and Won't Wake Up

Please...if anyone can help, I dont know what to do.

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Since I bought a new keyboard, I cannot wake my <g class="gr_ gr_25 gr-alert gr_spell gr_run_anim ContextualSpelling ins-del multiReplace" data-gr-id="25" id="25">pc</g> up from sleep mode.  I have to shut
it down and start again.  I read on the forum that I may need to change/modify the device driver, but to do this I need expert advice.  I am not computer friendly!!  Please help in simple answers.  Thanks.

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Hi, I've recently been running into a problem -- I put my computer into sleep mode, and then when I press the power button to wake the computer, either the screen stays black and I have to do a forced reboot (holding down the power button), or it simply does a forced reboot automatically. This doesn't happen all the time, but I'd say probably 60% of the time that I want to wake my computer from sleep...and I haven't noticed a certain pattern of when it does and doesn't work. It has only been happening the last month or so, and has happened more often recently. I got a new battery for my laptop about a month ago, so that may have corresponded to when this problem started, I can't 100% remember.

I have an HP Compaq 8710w laptop with Windows 7 Professional (32-bit). I have updated all the drivers already (literally went through every device in Device Manager and tried finding updates for each), and the issue is still happening. What's the next step I should take? Thanks in advance!

A:Computer often doesn't wake from sleep

Is this your system?

Software & Driver Downloads HP Compaq 8710w Mobile Workstation - HP Customer Care (United States - English)

I only see Windows 2000 as a supported OS.

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I'm building an automated backup system around Macrium Reflect Pro. Ideally, I'd like to put all the computers to sleep around 8:00 PM then wake them around 1:00 AM and run the backups. Problem is, how do I put the networked computer to sleep, then wake it, run the backup and put it back to sleep?

Also, I sometimes get system updates from MS in the middle of the night. If my backup is running, will the update process kill the backup or visa-versa?

A:Can I Sleep/Wake a networked computer?

You can use task scheduler to do this Task Scheduler - Create New Task see step 10 if you need any help let me know

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Most of the time it works fine. But once in a while nothing seems to wake up the computer. I've tired using the mouse, keyboard, turning off the monitor, opening the CD drive, and plugging in new USB peripherals. The monitor is on and reports no signal from the computer so it goes into power save.
There are no changes to the hardware or software between the times that it wakes up normally and times that it does not. This problem is infrequent and I do not know how to reproduce it. In order to use my computer again I have to hold down the power button on the cpu to get the computer to restart.
I've found another thread that indicates this is a long-standing problem with Dell computers and monitors.
Optiplex 3040, Windows 10, driver is Generic PNP monitor, Monitor is 2408WFPb, connected with HDMI
It seems like the problem is with the computer because the monitor has power and buttons on the monitor respond normally. Also nothing seems to wake up the computer. But I have had this  problem with this same monitor and an earlier Dell computer -- Optiplex 755.

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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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Hello, I'm the owner of an EliteBook 8560p running under Windows 7 Professional 64 bits Edition. I started the installation from scratch with a driver-empty Windows. I've downloaded the drivers separately on the HP Support Website. Everything is running fine but when I put my computer to sleep (normal stand-by mode) I am unable to wake it up from the keyboard keys or trackpad buttons. The only way I can wake it up is by pressing the Power Button. Then it wakes up normally and I go back to the Windows 7 login screen. Is it possible to wake up this computer by pressing a key instead of the power button ? I don't want to press it too often.For example on my old Acer Aspire 5315, pressing a key wakes up the computer instantly.Also, I have no "Allow this device to wake up computer" option in my Device Manager.I can't find this option in the BIOS neither.Can you wake your HP Notebook computer by pressing the keyboard ? Is there a way to do that on EliteBooks ? Thanks and sorry for my mistakes, English is not my mother language.

A:Keyboard doesn't wake up computer from sleep

If you have an external display, it will stop the computer from waking. Disconnect display port cable and try again.Also, check your drivers so that Power Mgmt. allows mouse or keyboard to wake system. I have found these issues effect my HP 8460P as well as HP 2540P. Also, make sure that the BIOS allows USB to wake system.

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I just purchased a brand new custom built desktop computer, and I am getting a BSOD -and consequent auto reboot and attempt to load in safe mode, about 75% of the time my computer goes to sleep either on it's own or if I manually put it to sleep. It happens if I try to wake it through the keyboard or mouse. I've reduced the start up programs, and removed the hibernate option as well (it is no longer visible). I also got rid of the AVG anti virus program that was on it and installed Microsoft Security Essential. It appears I have a genuine Windows installation. So far, I haven't had any luck troubleshooting. Any thoughts? Thank you for any input or guidance, I really appreciate it.

My system specs (also on my profile):Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2320 CPU @ 3.00GHz
Motherboard AsRock H77M
Memory 8gb DDR3 1600mhz
Graphics Card(s) (1) NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti (2) Intel(R) HD Graphics
Hard Drives: (1) Corsair CSSD-F115GB2-A ATA Device (2) ST1000DL002-9TT153 ATA Device

attached: SF Diagnostic Tool log

A:BSOD after computer attempts to wake from SLEEP

This install of windows is counterfeit, the Product ID matches an HP product key, while the build is clearly a custom build with an OEM mother board, this is only possible through a hackers exploit, please purchase a legal copy of windows then format your drive and re-install using the legal copy.

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I have been working on school assignment since 7:30am till 11:55am when I run the following programs to check for unwanted files: ( regcure scan, Norton Antivirus scan, Norton liveupdate, trojan checking) and forgot to close them before turning the machine into sleep mode.

When my computer goes to sleep and I am supposed to be able to push the power button to wake it up, it does nothing. I have tried everything I can think of to wake my computer; I have tried even by switching off the power supply on the wall and turned on again, but nothing happen.

There is no light appear in mouse and keyboards
The input signal says: no input signal

Please anyone help, if there is a solution that can&#8217;t erase my data.

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A:Solved: my computer wouldn't wake from sleep

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Hey guys I'm experiencing a series of issues involving my windows 7 based system.

System:
Windows 7 Ultimate
Intel Core 2 Duo
4g ram
ATI radeon HD 5850
650W power supply

-My computer crashes at random times, particularly when I am either multi-tasking or playing world of warcraft. At first, I assumed it was my graphics card oveheating that was causing the problem, but seeing as having itunes and youtube open at the same time could also cause the crash, that may rule the graphics card out.

-Second, whenever I try to shut down my computer, all my hardware (mouse, keyboard, screen) turn off, but my case fans and motherboard fan continue to run. They are hooked up directly to the power supply yes, but I have never had this issue.

-When I put the computer into sleep mode, all the hardware once again turns off, but pressing my keyboard key only restarts the keyboard, the computer remains in a dead state. Note by the way that the motherboard and case fan are STILL running while in sleep mode.

I have no idea what can be causing these issues, they have only recently started up. I use to have dust issues before, but my computer is dust free at the moment. I ran speedfan and it seems that my processor temps are running up to the low 70's (celsius) while simply watching youtube videos.

I am contemplating getting a new case with better ventilation as this case has been nothing but a dust magnet and only has 2 fans.

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A:computer crashing, restarting, won't wake up from sleep

Are all of your drivers installed correctly with the latest versions? Could be any number of things. What do your temperatures look like in the BIOS?
 

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If I were to let my computer go into sleep mode, if I let it go alll the way into it, I cant wake it up without having to turn it off and back on and having to log back in, not to mention losing open browser windows/tabs, and any other work.
Same with Hibernation, except, I cant stop that....
The simple answer would be to set it to not go into sleep or hibernation, but thats not a solution, just a temporary remedy.

Does anybody know some possible causes or other reasons?
or at least how to fix it?
I know Im clueless.
Edit:
Some extra details.
When I try to wake it from hibernation, my laptops lights will go on. All but the screen, and I know its not a monitor problem. Same thing with sleep mode, The lights will stop blinking, and be on, but the screens just blank.

A:Computer doesnt wake up from Sleep/Hibernation

Hello ComputerTalk-Jayson,Hybrid mode is to have the computer go to sleep first, then after the time you set will go into hibernation. That is why it is taking a bit longer since your computer is resuming from hibernation and not sleep.For you what you want, you would need to set your Power Plan settings to "Sleep" and turn off "Hybrid" and "Hibernate" like in the recommended "Sleep" settings in the tutorial below. Afterwards, the computer should wake up from sleep and be ready to go in a second or two.Power Plan Settings ChangeHope this helps,Max

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Hey guys I'm experiencing a series of issues involving my windows 7 based system.

System:
Windows 7 Ultimate
Intel Core 2 Duo
4g ram
ATI radeon HD 5850
650W power supply

-My computer crashes at random times, particularly when I am either multi-tasking or playing world of warcraft. At first, I assumed it was my graphics card oveheating that was causing the problem, but seeing as having itunes and youtube open at the same time could also cause the crash, that may rule the graphics card out.

-Second, whenever I try to shut down my computer, all my hardware (mouse, keyboard, screen) turn off, but my case fans and motherboard fan continue to run. They are hooked up directly to the power supply yes, but I have never had this issue.

-When I put the computer into sleep mode, all the hardware once again turns off, but pressing my keyboard key only restarts the keyboard, the computer remains in a dead state. Note by the way that the motherboard and case fan are STILL running while in sleep mode.

I have no idea what can be causing these issues, they have only recently started up. I use to have dust issues before, but my computer is dust free at the moment. I ran speedfan and it seems that my processor temps are running up to the low 70's (celsius) while simply watching youtube videos.

I am contemplating getting a new case with better ventilation as this case has been nothing but a dust magnet and only has 2 fans.

THANK YOU if you took the time to read this and ... Read more

A:computer crashing, restarting, won't wake up from sleep

Ouch, 70 C on low cpu usage. That is very high and pretty much stretching it. Most motherboards will shut down automatically at around 73-74 C to prevent permanent damage to CPU.

When it crashes, how does it do so. Does it bluescreen, restart, or simply turn off? If it bluescreens, grab a dump file. If it restarts, it may have bluescreened but done so too fast to see it (may or may not have dumped a file). If it turns off, you can attribute that to a power issue or to cpu overheating. With heat that high and if ambient case temp isn't high, you may have to reapply cpu fan and new thermal paste onto the cpu. Or perhaps get a new fan altogether.

As for the strange sleep/shutdown behavior, that sounds like power state problems, but I don't see what could cause such strange behavior for it. Try checking your power options in Windows 7 (Control panel) as well as seeing any power options on your BIOS. Perhaps re-seating your CMOS battery on your motherboard (the disc battery) could also help, though make sure to go back through your BIOS again to reconfigure options.

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This issue has been going on for about 6 months now and I am pretty stumped. From what I can tell, ntoskrnl.exe is not letting my computer wake up from sleep or go to sleep. I have attached all the .dmp files and what not for you to look at.
I could really use some help!
Thanks in advanced!

A:Computer unable to wake up from sleep, and crashes.

Code:
BugCheck 9F, {3, fffffa8009413060, fffff800053fb3d8, fffffa800e4ed5b0}

Probably caused by : usbhub.sys
This bugcheck indicates that a device object has been blocking any IRPs from being processed for too long.


Code:
0: kd> !irp fffffa800e4ed5b0
Irp is active with 10 stacks 8 is current (= 0xfffffa800e4ed878)
No Mdl: No System Buffer: Thread 00000000: Irp stack trace.
cmd flg cl Device File Completion-Context
[ 0, 0] 0 0 00000000 00000000 00000000-00000000

Args: 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
[ 0, 0] 0 0 00000000 00000000 00000000-00000000

Args: 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
[ 0, 0] 0 0 00000000 00000000 00000000-00000000

Args: 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
[ 0, 0] 0 0 00000000 00000000 00000000-00000000

Args: 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
[ 0, 0] 0 0 00000000 00000000 00000000-00000000

Args: 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
[ 0, 0] 0 0 00000000 00000000 00000000-00000000

Args: 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
[ 0, 0] 0 0 00000000 00000000 00000000-00000000

Args: 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
>[ 16, 2] 0 0 fffffa800a946050 00000000 00000000-00000000
Unable to load image \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\athurx.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for athurx.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for athurx.sys
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Hello,
I have a problem about sleep. When i close the lid it goes to sleep mode. And i requires password. Until here everything is okey. I want password protection when i close it. But problem is when i try to type my password it says "wrong password or user" . To login i have to "SWITCH USER" and type my password. This is the problem. I don't want to do "SWITCH USER" everytime .
Is there a solution for this ?

PS: I asked this in another forum. Everybody talked about disabling password on wake up. I don't want to do that. The thing that i want is to able to type password without "SWITCHING USER" . This is the most important point.


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A:Switch user when computer wake up from sleep

I tried to create a new user and tried again .But same problem

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Hi,

I am new here. Hoping someone can help me out with this issue. I work in IT so am not a complete computer bonehead and am at my wits end with this.

My laptop is about 4 years old, it's a toshiba. For whatever reason, it started taking 5+ minutes to wake up from sleeping. If it sleeps for an hour, it's OK.. but if you leave it sleep all night and try to wake it up in the morning, it's quite cranky. After the 5+ minute wake up, it performs as normal. It was running Windows 7 Home 32 bit.

Troubleshooting steps that I have taken are as follows.

Reinstalled windows. Issue was resolved! but after about 2-3 weeks, issue came back. I thought maybe it was some type of windows update, so I reinstalled windows again and paid closer attention to the updates. Issue presented itself again after 2-3 weeks, and there were no updates immediately done prior to it starting.

I started to think maybe it was something related to my hard drive, so i performed laptop surgery and swapped out my original hard drive with a solid slate drive, and installed windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit (this laptop can support 64 bit so I figured why not upgrade.).

issue again was resolved for a few weeks, and now it's back to taking 5+ minutes to wake up again.

If you're turning the laptop on from scratch, it takes 10-15 seconds tops. if you're restarting, it's 10-15 seconds tops (man, I love SSD...)... if you're waking itup within the hour, its 1-2 seconds. But anything longer then that, 5+ minutes.

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A:Laptop extremely slow to wake up from sleep mode, 5+ minutes to wake

Hi there, have you ran any malware/anti virus scans?

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No - "Sleep Mode" is not set to activate on my pc

No - My computer is not set to automatically shut down

I do not have any viruses on my pc, I never visit malicious websites. I have AVG and Malwarebytes on my pc.

The issue started about a hour ago, it has happened twice since. I have not experienced any issues with my pc since I built it over a year ago.

Edit: This isn't a BSOD. It just shuts off no blue screen. The computer is still on, but it's almost as if it's in sleep mode.

A:Computer Randomly Shuts Down Into Sleep Mode but Can't Wake Up

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

BugCheck 116, {fffffa8011a544e0, fffff88005e1bf38, ffffffffc000009a, 4}

*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for nvlddmkm.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for nvlddmkm.sys
Probably caused by : nvlddmkm.sys ( nvlddmkm+7a3f38 )

Followup: MachineOwner
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Jarrod,

Please reinstall the video drivers, but follow these steps exactly:

NVIDIA Drivers - Avoid Problems

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This is SO frustrating
I've had this problem for about a year now; Basically, when I put my computer to sleep, it wont wake up unless I press the power button. Jiggling the mouse or pressing ANY button on the keyboard does nothing.
I have already done significant research on this, so here are the things I've already tried:
1)Checking the "Allow this device to wake the computer" and unchecking "Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power" In device manager. I've done this for every USB option it would allow, as well as for the mouse, keyboard, and every HID device it would allow.

2)There is no option in my BIOS for allowing/disallowing the keyboard to wake the computer, or any other device for that matter.

3)Hibernate is disabled, and hybrid sleep is not possible on my system

4)Going into my power options through control panel, selecting change plan settings on my current plan, then changing advanced settings, and setting "USB selective suspend setting" to disable

5)Plugging my mouse into different USB ports, on both the front and back

6)Updating all the drivers

7)Uninstalling and re-installing all the drivers

8)Scanned and removed all malware

9)Trying all of these over and over again
Can anyone please help me? I understand it's a hard problem since there are so many solutions, but any suggestions are greatly appreciated. I have a Logitec M505 wireless mouse.

Thank you!

A:Mouse and keyboard no longer wake computer from sleep

Have you replaced the batteries in the mouse?. If you have a wired mouse try that & see if it works. If it does you may have a wireless interference problem from another device that is causing problems with the M505.

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I leave my computer on 24/7 so that it can update itself with Windows update, to run AVG virus check and etc. Should I be putting the computer into hybrid sleep instead to save on power?
Will the scheduled programs wake up the computer and run properly. I read before that there were some issues with waking computer from sleep mode.
Dell Dimension 9200 running Win 7.

Thanks

A:Will computer wake up from hybrid sleep to check for updates?

Anything listed as critical will wake the computer - this can be seen by looking for the "wake this computer" checkbox checked on a scheduled task. And yes, WU will wake the computer when it's scheduled to run, even if in a sleep state (including hybrid sleep).

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

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

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

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

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

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

The NIC card's Diagnostic checks are all OK.

My fax modem card is a Conexant D850 PCI V.92 Modem, and I have the most recent drivers dated 7/27/07, version 7.67.0.50. In Settings ... Phone and Modem Options ... Modems ... Properties, "Allow this device to bring... Read more

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

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

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

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

Any ideas?

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For some reason, me laptop has been (seemingly) randomly turning back on after being put into sleep mode while the lid is closed or before I even touch it. This is especially problematic because I will usually store it in my backpack to and from school because I do a lot of my homework with it, so it will consistently overheat when this happens, sometimes to the point of shutting itself down because of the overheating. I was able to find another thread on this forum:

Computer waking from sleep

so I was able to use that to that to find out what was wrong with my laptop using the event viewer. It turned out that it was caused by svchost.exe

And a quick google search told me that this is very important, so I can't just delete it. Can anyone tell me either/both why this is happening and how to fix it please?
As a side note, I also tried to set my computer to "do nothing" when the lid is closed, as the last post in the aforementioned thread suggested... it didn't work.

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While playing games... my pc will always enter sleep mode after about 10 min. of play time. Once in sleep mode, it will not wake up.. so I have to turn off the computer by the button. This is really frustrating. I tried the live chat with microsoft and the tech found corrupted files?! But they wanted to charge me 69.99 to resolve the issue. Help?
 

A:Computer Enters Sleep Mode While Gaming and Wont Wake Up

guessing 7 or vista

http://www.avinashtech.com/microsoft/disable-auto-sleep-mode-windows/

and start type cmd right click it run as admin in the box enter sfc/ scannow enter run it twice

70 to fix it? really???

http://majorgeeks.com/download4181.html

http://www.almico.com/speedfan.php
use above to keep eye on your temperatures , i cleaned out a computer yesterday and the fluff was enough to make a jumper
 

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