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Q: Battery drain, wont wake up from sleep...

A few weeks back I upgraded my laptop and since then my computer started acting weird. My battery had until then been perfect, but now it drains during one night when computer is turned off, sleeping, closed lid etc..Also, as soon as I let it rest, close the lid or simliair it wont wake up again. The keyboard lights are on but notning except a hard reset works.Sometimes I do the hard reset and find that the internet webpages sometimes are "saved" and opens up when I power up again.The fan has also started to wound alot more recenlty.My guess is that some downloaded upgrade caused this but I dont know how to fix.I have tried downloading all the latest drivers etc.I have also tried a ton of tips from different forums regarding power settings, hybernation and such but nothing works.All of this happened right after the bad update so I know that the problem is not the battery itself..Thank you

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Recently, I noticed that my battery have been draining quite fast while in sleep mode. I investigated the issue by turning off bluetooth, background apps, etc before sleep. There is no difference. I still loses like 20% of my battery in 8 hours. So, I typed powercfg /a in cmd to see if anything pops up, and i noticed that the only supported standby state is S0. It states, supported S0, hibernate, and fast startup. S1,S2,S3 are all not supported. Then, I read up some info on sleep states, and it appears that the s0 sleep state isn't actually sleeping, it is just the idle state. How do I change my sleep state and/or ultimately get rid of this massive battery drain when sleeping? I can't just hibernate because I have a SSD and it will use up sleep cycles. Thank you very much.

A:Sleep modes? Battery Drain in Sleep

Thank you for joining in on the HP Support Forums and Welcome @someguy111,  I understand that your battery is draining while in sleep mode and you had asked "How do I change my sleep state and/or ultimately get rid of this massive battery drain when sleeping?" Computer battery life varies, depending on power management settings, programs running on the computer, screen brightness, external devices connected to the computer, and other factors (even when it is a new purchase). Have you tried to turn down the brightness?Have you tried putting the Notebook on a power saver mode?Do you happen to have any USB devices connected to your Notebook while it is in a sleep state or turned off?  To learn more about how to Improve Battery Performance, please follow the document provided in the hyperlink.  If your notebook computer battery does not Hold a Charge, you can try to troubleshoot the battery to see if it needs to be replaced. Sometimes, all it is is that the battery could need to be recalibrated. There is a document called Testing and Calibrating the Battery. You can use the steps in this document to find out the condition of the battery you currently have and see if it has any suggestions. Using the HP Support Assistant is great because you can use the HP Battery Check tool also.  Here are a couple of links ... Read more

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I currently own and new x1 carbon 6th gen, however, when my laptop is in connected standby, it gets no HW drips and NoHwDrips.INTERNAL_BLOCKER remains active 100% of the time. I like connected standby and would appreciate anyone that is willing to help me out. I have also attached a sleep study report that shows it.https://drive.google.com/open?id=1KLAvpFXNJnoOL1A_GLkzPh5y2vmni98g

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My brandnew x1y3rd is affected by the exact same issues as the x1c6th in the parallel thread. There seem to be a solution with a new firmware/bios update. I'd like to know if there will be a similar update for the x1 yoga 3rd gen in the next few days?Thanks indeed!

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Hi there, There are long threads about this topic and I reviewed them but I could not find a solution. I purchased an X1 yoga recently and I am experiencing battery drain during sleep, on modern standby periods. I ran a sleep study and according to the report, Nvme controller is active for most of the sleep period, there is also an unregistered device, which is also active during that time period.  I reviewed potential solutions, I updated all windows and nvme drivers from intel but it still drains 1% battery/hour during sleep.  I don't know what else I can do. Any suggestions? Thanks.

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I have a ton of T470s in inventory and two of them have an issue with the battery draining in sleep mode.  One in particular with an i7 on windows 10 and I've done every upgrade possible, bios, drivers, etc. It sounds like the fan is running constantly in sleep.  Basically in about 2 hours the battery is completely drained.  Anyone else experiencing this with a T470s? I've heard it could be the RAM? 

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Hi, I purchased a Thinkpad X1 Carbon 6th gen (20KG) this week.I have the issue that it drains significant battery when in sleep mode (connected standby).I ran the microsoft sleepStudy (powercfg /SleepStudy) and identified that the battery drain in "modern standby" is still 1300mW. That equals 2.4% battery / hour, whereas the modern standby should get below 0.33% battery/hour.As a result the battery is essentially empty if you charge in the evening and put the notebook into sleep over night. The battery drain is dominated (~99%) by the entry "Fx Devices" - "Standard NVM Express Controller (\_SB.PCI0.RP05.PXSX)", which has 100% active time (i.e., is active during entire standby period). In device manager, I find the entry "Storage controllers" - "Standard NVM Express Controller", which looks fine and is a Microsoft driver in Version 10.0.17134.1.I cannot find a more appropriate driver on the Lenovo page. The Lenovo NVMe firmware upgrade tool (if related at all) tells me that no FW upgrade is available for my model LENSE20512GMSP34MEAT2TA. Regarding my System: I purchased the X1C without operating system, installed an existing windows 10 home. I installed all updates up to build 1803. I installed Lenovo System Update and installed all available items / drivers. Also I updated the BIOS from the Lenovo support page. My questions:- Do you also have this kind of strong battery drain in sleep mode?- Do you also have the Standard NVMe Microsoft driver, or am I... Read more

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Dear forum users and Lenovo developers, I have noticed that my battery level is dropping from 82% to 81% in a couple of days while plugged in. On my setting, I didn't select the "Standby mode to lower power use whenever it's possible" option, while having set a threshold for charging up to 85%. I suspect the battery level has dropped while I put the computer in sleep mode. This happened after I upgraded the Win 10 to its Anniversary Update version recently. Should I tweak any settings around to make the power/battery level stable? Thanks!

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------TPs own: X31 (2003), X61T, X200T, Tablet 2, P50 (2016); Win 7/8.1/10, Ubuntu8.04-16.04.

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Battery drain in sleep mode is excessive compared to other Windows laptops. Leaving the office with a full charge, not powering on the unit at home, I come in the next day and the battery is 89%. Same scenario over a weekend - Leave the office with 100% charge, come in Monday morning, having not used the laptop and the battery is 78%. This has nothing to do with the fancy OLED or anything - it wasn't turned on. Hope this can be addressed in a BIOS update. I really want to love this laptop but the short battery life compared to advertised specs and the excessive battery drain while sleeping leave me with mixed feelings.

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I bought my Yoga 13 (type 20175) brand new in 2014.  It shipped with Windows 8, 128GB, 4GB, if I recall correctly.  I had a license for W8 Pro that I used and there was a free 8.1 upgrade that I completed not long after purchase. Upgrades over the last (almost) 3 years have been boosting it to 8GB of ram, installing a Samsung SSD 850 EVO (250GB), Windows 10 (Pro), and now a battery. Sometime in 2015, I started noticing that if I didn't use the laptop and left it off for 2 or 3 days, the battery would completely discharge to 0%.  I chalked it up to age, and could still get several hours of moderate use in a day, so it wasn't a priority.  Finally, I bit the bullet and bought a brand new battery and put it in last week. Nothing changed.  I still have the same problem. In retrospect, it may have coincided with the installation of Windows 10.  Below is a further description of the problem and things I have tried.   PROBLEM:When shutting down, the battery loses an average of 2.5% per HOUR. (i.e. after 10 hours, it goes from 100% to 75%)This is consistent whether I use the Windows Start menu, the power button, or a command prompt (shutdown /s /f /t 0) to turn it off.  By the way, putting it in hibernate burns at the same rate. When putting the laptop to sleep, the battery loses only about 0.75% per HOUR (i.e. after 10 hours, it goes from 100% to 92%).  This occurs regardless of how I put it to sleep... Read more

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I know this is an issue for many users and it was for me. I probably found the solution, at least the problem is fixed for me.
It pretty much looks like not the Intel stuff is the problem but the WiFi that keeps the machine up.
Go to
Control Panel\Network and Internet\Network Connections
Right click the Wifi adapter and select "Properties", then "Configure" and uncheck the box under "Power Management". Reboot.
Fixed everything for me so far.

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Hi. I've updated all the drivers, per technical support's advice. I'm losing 1-5% per day when shut down and 5-10% per day in sleep mode on my new Yoga 920. Is anyone else having this problem? Do tech support read these forums?

A:Yoga 920 - Battery drain when shut down and in sleep mode

Hi amote,
Welcome to the Community Forums.
Battery draiining reports are also visible on other OEM forums as well and most likely related to similar features offered by Windows 10. Such also applies to different model of different macnufacturers as well.
Disabling fast start as discussed here would be a good step to try first.
Our forums are peer to peer community discussion group but Tech support (although maybe limited to their own scope of support) also utilizes the discussions we have for investigation of issues.
Update us how things go.

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We have two new Latitude 5289's and when in sleep mode the battery is drained abnormal. It happens for both of these new laptops.
The battery seems to be drained even faster than when you are using the laptop.
Does anybody have the same experience or a fix?


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Hello. I have purchased the Lenovo Yoga 170-14IKB with 1080p touchscreen, 8gb RAM and i5-7200U.Since it is a bit older, and I realized I need more RAM for my school projects and assignments, I decided to go for a "Crucial SO-DIMM 16GB DDR4 SDRAM 2400MHz CL17 Dual Ranked" memory, since on the Crucial's website it was stated that this Yoga supports that RAM. So I clicked purchace, got the RAM, upgraded, and suddenly my Yoga is warm when in sleep. It also draws so much power in sleep in Windows 10, that it discharges in a few hours when still in sleep. Before the upgrade, the Yoga lasted a week or two in sleep mode. Now, only a few hours. Is there any way to solve this issue? I was considering a BIOS upgrade might help, but I'm running the lates bios 2XCN38WW (V2.12).Are you aware of this issue? Is anyone else having this issue? Can I provide you with any more information to help me solve this problem? I need my Yoga's battery life as I spend a lot of time in school during the day. Also, I'm running Window 10 x64 Pro - build 17134. Thank you in advance!

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When running on battery this computer rarely wakes from sleep.  I noticed that if I try to wake from manually entering sleep within about 10 seconds it will come back on rare occasion, typically only once after a reboot.  Any longer than 10 seconds and it won't happen.  If the charger is connected, the device is 10x more likely to return from sleep after a few seconds.  Additionally, the manual says you can wake from sleep by opening the lid, pressing the power key, pressing a keyboard key, or tapping the touch pad.  My HP only wakes from the power bottun when on battery, and the power button and sometimes when opening the lid when connected to the charger.  The keyboard and touchpad have no effect.  I've updated all the drivers/bios from the support assistant.  While updating drivers in attempt to fix this issue, the display driver said a power state could not be changed.  I verified Windows 10 has completed all updates.  I uninstalled and reinstalled the Display driver.  No errors the second time.  I went to the device manager and made sure the keyboard power management setting was set to wake from sleep.  I did mess with the power settings a bit, I reset them to default levels of the HP recommended settings.  Nothing seems to help the situation. I've followed the steps on this site: http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c03383935 Any recommendations?  It w... Read more

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I have windows 7 ultimate. anyways I have a problem waking my computer monitor up. things I done.

1. went to power saving mode and turned off everything keep everything on.
did not work
2. updated video card did not work.
3. went to device properties and checked network video card properties to see if there was a settings to keep computers awake no luck.

Plus a different issue my computer keyboard acts weird its like I hit different shortcut keys when i am typing messages. keyboard worked great for xp and ubuntu. just problems with windows 7 uninstalling and reinstalling keyboard drivers did not help.

A:wont wake up from sleep w7

Hi, this from another post covers your problem:-


Hi, since this revolves around "hibernation" lets take a look there. Your hibernation settings are contained in a file "hiberfil.sys" and if it is corrupt could be the cause of your problem (none of this will do any harm). Lets clear the file:-

Open a CMD prompt (as administrator, accessories right click command prompt select "run as administrator)

At the prompt type:-
powercfg -h off press enter
reboot to take effect
This will disable hibernation and clear the hiberfil.sys file.

After reboot open another CMD prompt (as administrator, as above) and type:-
powercfg -h on press enter
reboot to take effect
Now go to this site and apply the recommended settings for power saving (inc hibernation) read it all.


Hopefully this will resolve your problem.(don't worry about the vista applies to 7 as well)

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hello i was creating a slide show to put on a dvd and when i was done i went to switch off my computer accidently hitting the sleep button and i hit the restart button and went to work came back but it was still acting like it was asleep my computer say no signal check power cable and such so i've unplugged everything and i have even tried the default analog monitor with no success i switched of my system from the back for about 30 seconds then powered it again and then it turns on switched itself off then turn't itself back on what is happening?

Edit: the mouse and keyboard have no power when i switch the computer on but i have lights in my machine which are working and so is the cd drive. I was wondering if this could be a power supply issue or maybe a motherboard issue.

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This happens primarily when I am playing a game. The screen turns off, pressing the keyboard or the mouse does not do anything. I have to hit the power button to get out.

I checked all the sleep and power settings, everything is set to never.
Here is the DxDiag file.
Anyone know?

System Information
Time of this report: 6/8/2014, 16:54:43
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7600) (7600.win7_gdr.130318-1532)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Gateway
System Model: DX4831
BIOS: Default System BIOS
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU 530 @ 2.93GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.9GHz
Memory: 6144MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 6072MB RAM
Page File: 2684MB used, 9456MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
DxDiag Version: 6.01.7600.16385 32bit Unicode

DxDiag Notes
Display Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 2: No problems found.
Sound Tab 3: No problems found.
Input Tab: No problems found.

DirectX Debug Levels
Direct3D: 0/4 (retail)
DirectDraw: 0/4 (retail)
Di... Read more

A:Monitor goes to sleep, wont wake up

Try another video cable.

Try the monitor on another system. Try another monitor on your Gateway DX4831 system.

Swap out video card.

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i read through the first 5 pages lookin for this thread but was unable to find one. i got a new HD hannspree monitor a little while back and noticed a while later that if i ever need to reboot, the power light goes orange like its in power saving mode, but it wont wake up when the computer does, i have to physically turn it off and back on. ive tried swapping the drivers out for it but didnt seem to have any effect, im not entirely sure the video driver has anything to do with the monitor shutting off.

thanks for the help.


A:goes into sleep mode but wont wake

Quote: Originally Posted by adamlh

i read through the first 5 pages lookin for this thread but was unable to find one. i got a new HD hannspree monitor a little while back and noticed a while later that if i ever need to reboot, the power light goes orange like its in power saving mode, but it wont wake up when the computer does, i have to physically turn it off and back on. ive tried swapping the drivers out for it but didnt seem to have any effect, im not entirely sure the video driver has anything to do with the monitor shutting off.

thanks for the help.



The video driver provides the signal to keep the monitor out of standby so if it is corrupted somehow it might not be able to come out.

check the driver in device manager


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I have windows 8.1 and noticed that my pc wont wake up from sleep after a long time. For example afte 10-20 minutes it wakes up. But after 1 hour it wont wake up. Even if i disaple sleep mode, the monitor wont wake up.

I have tried sever things that found online thought I have not yet been able to solve the problem..

Any ideas??


A:Windows 8.1 wont wake up from sleep

hello ,it maybe be that the harddrive is set to turn off and you are not doing the right function to trun it back on ,try settin to not turn off ,see pic

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HelloI have windows 8.1 and noticed that my pc wont wake up from sleep after a long time. For example afte 10-20 minutes it wakes up. But after 1 hour it wont wake up. Even if i disaple sleep mode, the monitor wont wake up.I have tried sever things that found online thought I have not yet been able to solve the problem..Any ideas??Thanks!

A:Windows 8.1 wont wake up from sleep

Have you tried hitting the power button.
It varies from one machine to the other, but I have a few here that react that way.

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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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lenovo G50-70 wont wake up after sleep modeturning on only  when its plugged inneed to install bios update or something else???http://support.lenovo.com/sk/sk/products/laptops-and-netbooks/lenovo-g-series-laptops/g40-70-noteboo...thanks 

A:lenovo G50-70 wont wake up after sleep mode

Hi Wash,
Welcome to Lenovo Forums.
We are really sorry to hear about the issue you are facing.
Your issue is similar to this thread. Please go through it.
Hope this helps. Let us know how you get on.
Shashi Kumar
Did someone help you today? Press the star on the left to thank them with a Kudo! If you find a post helpful and it answers your question, please mark it as an "Accepted Solution"! 

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Hope im putting this in the right thread.

I have a Compaq Presario CQ50-110US laptop with Vista.

have not had any problems with it until a few minutes ago. I was moving it so I closed the lid and unplugged the power cable with it still turned on. Whenever I do this it goes into some kind of sleep mode which I can sometimes get it to wake up from and other times I have to reboot. I couldnt get it to 'wake up' so I tried rebooting, waited a few seconds and started it back up, but it still seems to be sleeping.

It will start up and I can hear stuff moving around inside, the power button and the internet-connection button both turn on, but the internet-connection button is orange instead of blue (only does that while in sleep mode that ive seen) and the screen remains black. Also the button to toggle the touch-pad on/off lights up but it does not respond to hitting it.

Ive tried rebooting it 3-4 times but it never 'wakes up' and the screen remains black.

A:Laptop wont wake up rfom sleep.


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I just bought this laptop and I am having an issue with it waking back up from sleep. I have to restart it to get the screen to turn back on. Has anyone had similiar issues and found a solution?

A:Lenovo Edge 2 wont wake up after sleep

same problem,  would love to have an answer for this

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Howdy all, I seem to have the worst luck with my PCs either not sleep or they wont wake up! lol my current issue is not waking up, every night I put my pc to sleep and the next morning when I click the mouse or push a key either nothing happens or the tower lights up and fans kick on but the screen stays black. and I must power down and restart

I have all new video drivers, I have a feeling it may be my keyboard because sometimes the keyboard doesn't shut down when the pc is put to sleep. It still has all its lights on. It is a Merc steel series gaming keyboard,

The only other weird errors I get in my event viewer are these, and they have to do with windows search.

Eventid 1006 The Windows Search Service has failed to create the new search index. Internal error <4, 0x80070002, Failed to add project: C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Search\Data\Applications\Windows\Projects>.

The Windows Search service terminated with the following error:
The system cannot find the file specified.

Eventid 7023
event id 7034

The Windows Search service terminated unexpectedly. It has done this 37 time(s).

Any help would be great!

A:Windows 8.1 wont wake up from sleep mode

Hello jdude,

I has this issue once as well. I added AHCI Link Power Management - HIPM/DIPM to my Power Options. Setting it to HIPM+DIPM stopped this for me. You might give it a try to see if it may for you as well.

AHCI Link Power Management - Enable HIPM and DIPM - Windows 7 Help Forums

Hope this helps,

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My laptop wont wake up when it went into sleep mode. I have to press the power button to turn on the laptop everytime it went into sleep mode. 

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After I put the pc into the sleep mode and then try to open with on and off switch, I can't get in windows 8.1. I get no video signal (image), but the pc stays on. I've been using since 2 days a new video card and I installed the drivers from installation cd. With my previous video card, I'd not suchlike problems.

A:Windows 8.1 wont wake up from sleep mode!!!

Maybe it's just really sleepy? *hears drum being hit in background*

sorry...erm..yeah was too tempting.

To my knowledge there is no real clear reason as to why this happens. You would think in so many OS systems with the wake/sleep function that they would had perfect it by now huh? You may get some people suggestion checking your drivers, energy/wattage issue/etc. I personally don't believe any of that though myself. If it can operate while you are on it just fine but you turn it off and it won't come back on it sounds more like an OS issue than anything else.

I used to have the same issue with an old old Acer Aspire 5720z. I never found a real solution to it either.I truly think the only "cheaphax" here would be for you to just disable sleep mode.

You could see if this helps you any but I highly doubt it will.

Sleep States - Available on Your Windows 8 PC[1]=Power%20Management

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sometimes the computer wakes up just fine - sometimes not. is this a windows 7 issue or is the computer at fault. cutting it off, then back on always works (so far)

A:sleep mode in windows 7 wont wake up

Sleep/hibernate/standby problems are usually caused by corrupt video drivers
I would start by replacing that

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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 - - 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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Not long installed win7, now i find that when its in sleep mode the usb hub / wireless mouse and KB are sort of "disabled" and i cant wake up the pc unless i plug an ordinary kb in the usb on the pc itself.
ive tried plugging the wirelss receiver directly into usb port on pc but it still doesnt wake up as the mouse is disabled.
Now ive set the pc to never go to sleep,

any other options? what else can i do?
the wireless mouse and kb are both MS and ive downloaded the v7 drivers - Intellitype and I/point.

thanks for any help!

A:wireless mouse/KB wont wake pc from sleep mode

Hello Cavair,

You might see if plugging the wireless USB receiver directly into the back of the computer instead of a USB hub to see if may work for you instead. Afterwards, check in Device Manger in the Mouse and Keyboard "Power Managemet" properties tab to make sure that the "Allow the device to wake the computer" option below is checked.
Hope this helps

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hi, im having trouble after putting it down to sleep from the power menu, it doesnt wake up, opening the lid doesnt work, power button neither, keyboard just flashes backlights when touched.

it only responds when pressing for 5 seconds the power button and forcing reboot
all updates are installed up to date.

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Hi,  Am facing this issue with X1 YOGA 1st generation, whenever it goes to sleep, i can not wake it up. Power button is blinking, also kepborad seems to be active as i can see it activating the backlights, mute /unmute mic.... etc Any help ? 

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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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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


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???


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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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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My computer is to be having some problems booting when it has been asleep/hibernating/turned off. At first it seemed to be just when it had been asleep or hibernating, but recently it wont boot after being turned off for a short while (an hour or so).

What happens, is that after turning it on, I get a "No signal" message on my monitor, and nothing shows up on it. The computer turns on, it makes the usual noises, but no signal comes through to the monitor.

The only way I can seem to get it started after this is if I leave it unplugged for a while, usually at least an hour and a half or so, then it will either boot from scratch or resume Windows from sleep/hibernation.

I never have the problem turning it on at the beginning of the day when it's been off all night, so it's as if it needs to be off for a long while for some reason.

I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit on an AMD A10-5800K and Gigabyte F2A85X-D3H, with 8GB RAM.

Thanks in advance for any help you can provide

A:Windows wont wake up from sleep, hibernation or turned off for a short time

Before going too deeply into this, if the light on the monitor is lit, try a different cable.

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This is an issue that I've seen in two other posts, but I can't find a resolution: https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkCentre-A-E-M-S-Series/Brand-new-M715Q-will-not-wake-after-sleep/m-... https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Enterprise-Client-Management/NVMe-Drivers-and-M715q-Tiny-AMD/m-p/370512... I've posted on those threads to see if somone had a resolution on there, but I don't see any posted. We are experiencing the same issue.  Brand new m715q with BIOS ver M11KT31A (3/31/2017).  Windows 7 preinstalled.  Goes to sleep.  When you move the mouse or touch the keyboard the screen stays black and it doesn't wake from sleep.  Tried upgrading all drivers.  No change.  Tried upgrading the firmware.  That was when we discovered the firmware will not upgrade.  Firmware issue.  From the TVSU program it runs through the whole BIOS upgrade process, shutsdown windows, then the screen goes black, the fans rev up, and then stays that way.  Monitor says going to power save mode.  It never continues past that point.  If I go into the BIOS system log it says "BIOS updated"; however, the version has not changed.  We tried upgrading to M11KT32A.  Then recently they just released M11KT33A.  Same thing, doesn't upgrade.  I've tried running the update from system update, from the windows command line with manual reboot, from a bootable USB stick, and a bootable CD image and nothing works. ... Read more

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Hello all today ive just got my new IdeaPad 520 I5 8250U + MX150 + 8GB DDR4 + 1 TB HDD And ive put it windows 10 and started exploring it.The game i have tested till now is Mafia 2 and i  have reached 58 degrees GPU and 69-70 CPU I also used XTU and lowered the voltage with 0.085mv on 0.100mV it crashesh so i left it 0.85mV .But i noticed while i play the fan is barely getting the heat out and wanted to ask how can i increase the fan speed and eventually can i undervolt the mx150    https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-B-and-G-Series-Notebooks/Lenovo-Energy-Management-Where-is-my-Du... WIll this work for me to increase fan speed ? 

A:Improving Lenovo IdeaPad 520 15IKB Battery /drastic battery drain

I am having also one other issue i just chared it to 99% and played 7-8 minutes Mafia 2 at Full HD and low settings and the battery was set to maximum baterry life but it drained to 75% for this 7-8 minutes ? is this normal ? 

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I have an XPS 9550 6th Gen running Windows 10 (Just over 1 year, out of warranty).
The issue is when the charge plug is plugged in and hovering over the battery icon it says that battery is charging.  However the battery is not charging but discharging until the laptop switches off.  The only way for the battery to charge again is to deplete the battery until the laptop is unresponsive when the power button is pushed to switch lap top on.  Once there is no residual power in the battery it will start charging again to 100% after which the cycle repeats, discharge.
Things I have tried.
Latest Bios update - no change
Another A/C charger - worked ok for a few days
Replaced battery - no change
Bios settings - reset to default (info related to battery and A/C charge reports all good)
F12 - Dell diagnostics, reports all good
When Battery is disconnected the laptop works normally
The laptop charge socket seems tight and secure
I have searched the internet exhaustively but have not found this same issue reported.  The only feasible way I can use the laptop is to disconnect the battery.
Can anyone suggest anything?
I would also like to disable the battery instead of having to open it up to disconnect, is this possible?
Any help would be much appreciated, thanks 

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I'm having problems with my 910 yoga. He's been carrying it for more than two days and it's only 44%. Unlike the other posts, where yoga is connected and does not carry my charges very slowly. Also when I remove the power cable the battery drains very fast.
1) I already updated the BIOS
2) I already unplugged and reinstalled the battery drives
I do not know what else to do.

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I am a Yoga 700-14ISK user for 2 years. And I had encounter serveral issues with this laptop before (and the service center helped me to fix them) However, now there is an issue I just have now - my battery is draining fast like 1% lost per 2-3 min for light usage (browsing on Chrome or doing my schoolwork either on Microsoft Office or Google Drive) I suspected it was due to my battery wear level. However, as I monitored it, I realised it keep fluctuating (from 19.64% to 42.02%) until I re-calibrate which gives me 38.51% and then 38.71% after a charge to 60%. Is it possible the battery wear level can cause the quick drain in battery?  Is this battery wear level normal? I would also like to point out that I had the battery changed over a year ago and I normally used my laptop for schoolwork and gaming (occasionally now after realising the issue.) I am also going to have an internship (at least 6 months) from July so I am very worried that my laptop can't last long especially its battery. Hence, should I go to a Lenovo service center and request for a battery replacement? Please give me any possible reasons on why the laptop battery starts to drain fast and its battery wear level sharp increase, and also possible solutions for these issues. I would like to know more about it in order to sustain my laptop at least for a year.

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I have a ThinkPad T450 with a built-in and external batteries.  Is there a setting in the BIOS or in the Lenovo suite of software where one could set how the batteries behave when they're being used? I'd like for the external battery to drain first so that I could then switch it for a different one before using the internal one.  It's always easier to replace the external battery vs. having to remove the bottom case entirely to access the internal one.

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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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