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Wakes from Sleep Mode, runs ~ 1 minute, then shuts down

Q: Wakes from Sleep Mode, runs ~ 1 minute, then shuts down

A while ago I had a problem with a Computer running Windows 8 Pro x64 where it would wake up very early in the morning or various times at night. It wasn't nice since the computer is in my bedroom. Eventually, a Microsoft Support person disabled the Wake Timers but that didn't help. Finally, for no reason at all--maybe it was a Windows Update (don't know) but it stopped doing it.

Recently, the computer has started to wake up on its own while in Sleep Mode, and then shut down in Hibernation Mode approximately one minute later after it has been in Sleep Mode for a while, apparently more than an hour or so. During the time the computer turns itself on, nothing is displayed on the monitor screen.

I have attached two screenshots of the last recorded issue, one showing the General tab info and the other showing the Details tab info, for your reference.

What is causing this problem?


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Preferred Solution: Wakes from Sleep Mode, runs ~ 1 minute, then shuts down

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Suddenly my windows 7 desk top will not stay in sleep mode and awakes after less than a minute. Suggestions?

A:windows 7 wakes up from sleep after less than a minute

Quote: Originally Posted by timotb


System Restore point?

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I got my computer a few months ago and it was fine until early August when it started to wake from sleep automatically. I know something was happening because the processor fan speed was changing rapidly as on my computer started to sound like a vacuum cleaner. Whenever my computer goes into screensaver the same thing happens. As I was posting this the computer just turned on by itself and went into sleep mode, I'm posting this from my phone because I do not trust my computer enough to even look up anything about virus removal. I considered reformatting but I would choose not to if I don't have to. Sorry if this is confusing. PC: Windows 8 64 bit. Also norton and windows defender find no viruses when run when the other is disabled.

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The attached shows what devices can wake my desktop up, I believe. And then it says the power button woke it up the last time?

If it did, it's a hardware issue as I didn't touch anything. And I'd switched my mouse off.

Any ideas? I can't really understand all in the attached; don't know what to do with it.

Thanks, Peter

A:Desktop Wakes Up from Sleep Mode by Itself

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I have a Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro, and am have trouble with it coming out of sleep mode spontaneously in my laptop bag, when it is shut.  After much trouble shooting, I've come to the conclusion that the sensor that indicates whether the laptop is opened or closed is malfunctioning. Since I wish not do send my laptop in for repairs since I can't be without my laptop for an extended period of time due to professional reasons, is there a way for me to prohibit my laptop from waking up when it is opened? Your answers are much appreciated!

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This has been happening since the last several days. I've tried system restore going back to Dec 31st and it hasn't helped the issue.

I've looked through the Advanced Power Settings options and not found something that appeared to be an issue to me. It still auto wakes up with Allow wake timers set to Disable and When sharing media under Multimedia Settings set to Allow the computer to sleep.

I also ran powercfg -lastwake in cmdafter an automatic wake up and these were the results:

A:PC wakes up immediately after going into sleep mode

type device manager, find network adapter, go to properties, and in power management uncheck "Allow this device to wake the computer"

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

A:Computer wakes its self up during sleep mode

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

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

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t will wake up, even if I have not moved the keyboard and mouse.

The way it is supposed to work is that it is not supposed to wake up until I tell it to, correct? (usually with the keyboard and mouse)

I found this with a google search


1. Open a command prompt and run the command

powercfg -devicequery wake_armed

The command will list all the devices which can wake up computer.

I've done this and the only results I get are

1. HID Keyboard Device
2. HID Compliant mouse (001)

So, it's not my USB wireless network adapter.

Also, I changed windows update from Install updates automatically, to Download updates but let me choose whether to install them. On the previous setting, it was set to download and install them every day at 3AM, but I don't think this is it, because this is not the only time it will wake up without me touching the keyboard or mouse.

I also have Emsisoft Anti-Malware which is set to download and install updates every hour, which I want it to. Maybe I should ask them if there's a way it can do it without waking the computer up.

A:PC wakes up from sleep mode (without user input)



Originally Posted by PC person

Maybe I should ask them if there's a way it can do it without waking the computer up.

Maybe, but a better (and probably quicker) way would be to uninstall Emisoft (theres probably a removal tool) and temporarily install Microsoft Security Essentials | Protect against viruses, spyware, and other malware

If the problem continues, you know its not Emisoft thats causing it.

Otherwise, you might be wanting to have a look at scheduled tasks.

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

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Hi. I have a Lenovo C440 All-in-One deskstop computer. I've had it for about two years. In the poast few days, it has been waking up on its own whenever I put it into sleep mode. What is causing this and how do I fix it? It came with Windows 8 and I upgraded to Windows 10 about a month ago. I wonder if the Windows 10 upgrade has something to do with it but I'm not sure. I ran a full scan using Norton antivirus software today but obviously that didn't fix anything.So how do I fix this problem?

A:My Lenovo C440 wakes up from sleep mode on its own...

Welcome to the Lenovo Community !
It is very possible that a Windows 10 update made some changes which now wakes up your system.  That OS has quite a few activites that run in the background.  Please review the article in my link below.  That information has helped others resolve their wake up problem.

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I've actually had this problem for a while, I really should have taken care of it sooner. It is mostly because I found ways around it, which probably aren't too good for my computer. If I leave music running in the background and put the computer to sleep then the error won't occur. Needless-to-say - and as the title says- The system crashes upon waking up from sleep mode. The screen turns blue and says: "Sorry, your computer encountered an error and needs to restart. We're just collecting some error info, and then we'll restart for you" The results from the diagnostic test have been attached

System recoveries and restores haven't worked, hence the reason why I've sort of given up on the problem until now. I'll be thankful with any sort of help!

My Specs
CPU: AMD FX(tm)-6100 Six-Core Processor 3.30 GHz
GPU: Geforce GT 640
16.0 GB
64-bit operating system, x64-based processor
Windows 8.1

A:Windows 8 crashes after it wakes up from sleep mode

Hi Kaebuscus & Welcome to the forums ^_^,

Unfortunately the ZIP file uploaded by you does not contain any Dump files to analyze and lacks certain other reports as well

Please follow the instructions carefully over here :-
Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions

and follow the Option 1.

Make sure you let the app run for at least 15 minutes or till it says that it has completed it's work.

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I am on 10565 Pro version though this occured in last build too. Whenever I come back to my pc in the morning after putting it in hibernate mode for the night my airplane mode is always on. I notice it first by my bluetooth mouse being disconnected and then wifi connectivity.

The one fix I tried is unchecking the allow to shut off option to save power under device manager properties for my wifi adapter.

Using a Dell XPS 9343

A:Airplane Mode Is On When Computer Wakes Up From Sleep

I have been having the same problem over the last week or so, same computer as well (Intel AC 7265 and clean install of Windows 10 Pro after I bought the computer). How do I check the build I'm on?

I'm also experiencing issues with window sizes (like an open Explorer folder) changing when I come back from sleep, as well as the task bar resizing even if it's locked. Don't know if either is even remotely related.

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It's been like this since I installed Windows 7.

No device is wake armed except for the keyboard but I sure don't press anything (I'd have noticed and wouldn't be here).
When I put it to Sleep it sleeps for a second and then wakes up. If I try again, it may sleep without problems but suddenly after a while it wakes up again.

I used -lastwake and -devicequery wake_armed, "unarmed" everything and now it's like this ...

I don't know what's this fixed feature but I don't press ANYTHING. Any suggestions are welcome.

PS: The laptop is Asus x51lr.

A:My laptop wakes immediately after I put it to Sleep mode

This might be a 3rd party that is set to update itself in automatic mode, so it triggers when it wants.

Can be also Windows Media Center, but hopefully there's a fix for that: HERE

That might Temporarily or check again your Power Plan Settings in the Control Panel.

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I've been noticing that my computer is randomly snapping out of sleep mode after a few hours.

I'm positive that I'm not bumping into the mouse or anything to accidentally wake it as I make sure to turn my wireless mouse off once I've finished a session on the computer. and often times the computer will wake in the middle of the night. I will select sleep mode before going to bed and when I wake up it will be running like normal, I'm really not sure what is causing this problem so if anyone has any suggestions that would be great.

A:Computer randomly wakes from sleep mode

Click the start orb and type device manager. When it shows up in the search results, press Enter.Locate your network adapters and double-click on the first one. Go to the Advanced tab. Scroll through the list and look for any "Wake on..." or "WOL" entries. Make sure they are disabled.Do this for each network adapter.Let us know if anything changes.

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Compaq Presario 6-8 yrs. old. Only 2 GB ram. Looking into auto startup programs. Computer can take 5+ minutes to wake up in morning or middle of day after leaving it for awhile. Regular scans and defrags. Even took to Office Depot, but they want $100+ to do full cleanup. Saw the forum on this site about Event Viewer, came up with several codes: 300,302,301,351,303, also 501,500,400,100,101,103,107. Hundreds of them. Windows site a little too technical and not much help. What steps should I take and in what order? Thanks in advance!

A:vista wakes very slowly from sleep mode

Windows vista are very heavy and want a lot of resources.
Your machine is very old. Format it and install a fresh version of windows xp.

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setting up my new laptop and it will not allow me to set a password when I open the lid from sleep.
windows 8
thank you for any help

A:password when computer wakes from sleep mode

what you should try is... turn off the laptop. turn it on. go into your  settings. change pc settings. users. change password........ it should be the password you use for the sign in

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Still a noob here and hopefully I have posted my question in the correct board.
Although this is not a major concern I need some advice or pick someone brains here as I am running Windows 8.1 professional.
I was just wondering, as I am having some concerns with my pc sometime through the night as it just wakes up for no reason.
I am not sure if someone is accessing this remotely or what but sometime I see a folder that is open or my email that shouldn't be or at least I think I have closed it before I put it to sleep.
I am not sure what to do as I have run my antivirus software with little showing up and my malware, completing a full system scan.
I also have looked at my even viewer pictured here to see if there is something unusual or strange happening.
Actually I am not really sure if I am viewing this or reading this correctly, and I was hoping if some one here could please assist me to figure out whats going on or if my system has been compromised.
Plz... thanks

A:PC wakes up in sleep mode with the following error code???

You probably have Automatic Maintenance scheduled to start at 3 AM and that is what wakes up your computer. Check your settings.

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Relevant information up front;

Desktop PC, Windows 7 Professional x64

Custom built PC, had it for about... 2-3 years now. Bought retail version Windows 7 and installed on construction, have not reformatted or any such thing since.

Intel Core i5-4430 CPU @ 3.00GHz 4 Core
AMD Radeon R9 280X, Sapphire GPU
MSI MS-7821 Motherboard
500W Bronze Power Supply (Not entirely sure of brand)
2TB Hard-drive split into 3 non-equal partitions.

? System Manufacturer
? Exact model number (if laptop, check label on bottom) -- Since it's custom built, I don't think either of these apply?

So, the issue at hand. I've usually let my computer go into sleep mode, rather than shut it off entirely- I normally only shut it off for updates or when I am away for long periods of time.

Lately, randomly, when powering back up from sleep mode, the computer will BSOD. Sometimes it is very quickly after the system booting up, other times it takes about a minute. It's been happening for about a week and a few days more regularly.

Other than that, I haven't been having any issues aside from some occasional artifacting, which is due to the Sapphire I have having been previously overclocked before it was given to me.

A:BSOD when computer wakes from Sleep Mode

Not sure if this was from the Verifier or not (following step 6, ran the Driver Verifier), but I rebooted and after about 5-10 minutes both of my screens became covered in - hard to describe, but a kind of hyper-stretched image? And the audio cut out. While I was writing this actually, it happened again.

I'm assuming now, as I write this in safe mode, that this is due to the verifier. The problem is that neither of these crashes have resulted in a BSOD, nor have they provided a mini-dump for me.

I'm going to try and shut off the Verifier, and see if that at least stops me crashing like this.

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I have a rather confusing problem with my newly built PC. The other day I was using my computer and it randomly shutdown on me without warning. I tried to turn it back on but the fans would only start to spin up but it wouldn't post. I let it sit for an hour and everything seemed fine. Then it happened again yesterday. This time I took notice of every detail. The computer seemed pretty hot. I did some testing and I learned that the CPU fan isn't turning on after I take the computer out of sleep mode. I tried all the settings in the BIOS and checked connections but it persists. I also uninstalled all the programs on my system that have fan controllers built in and tried swapping PSUs. Sleep mode is currently disabled. Has anyone ever seen this before? I think that the fan isn't getting enough voltage to get going because it starts to spin and quits about 50%. Sometimes it turns on sometimes nothing. The scary thing is my motherboard didn't give me any warning about the temps and for some reason my computer doesn't report the correct temps in any of my utilities. Bad sensors? Bug in BIOS? I don't know what else to check. Thanks
Gigabyte GA-F2A88XN-Wifi
AMD APU A8-6500
Corsair Vengance 2133
Crucial M500 240gb
Noctua NH-L9a
pico-psu 160XT

A:My CPU fan turns off after computer wakes from sleep mode

Are you sure the cpu fan is plugged into the CPU fan header and not a generic fan header, often theres one right next to the CPU one.

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Sleep mode was always working properly until a few days ago.

Now my notebook wakes up just after it got into sleep mode.

I did run cmd/powercfg -lastwake and it showed this:

Wake History Count - 1
Wake History [0]
Wake Source Count - 1
Wake Source [0]
Type: Device
Instance Path: ACPI\PNP0C0E\2&daba3ff&1
Friendly Name:
Description: ACPI Sleep Button
Manufacturer: (Standard system devices)

I understand that ACPI\PNP0C0E\2&daba3ff&1 is waking up my notebook.

What can I do to stop this ?

Any help is very much appreciated,

A:notebook wakes up just after enterd sleep mode

It sounds like your the sleep button itself is waking your computer. One thing you could try is disabling the sleep button's ability to wake your computer. You can do this in the power configuration.

Control Panel (All Items) > Power Options > Change Plan Settings > Change Advanced Power Settings > Power Buttons and Lid

Change the action of the Sleep button from "Sleep" to "Do Nothing"

This behavior might also go away if your update/install the correct drivers for your notebook. I'm not certain which of the various sets of drivers you'll need, but you should be able to find them on your manufacturer's website.

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Please can anyone help? When I send my Windows 7 system into 'Sleep' mode it immediately wakes up without pressing anything.
I believe this is becuas I have 3 OSs installed on 2 physically separate internal hard drives. I also have some expernal drives plugged in permanently.
The primary drive is the original drive, which doesn't have W7 on.
I guess I could set the second drive as the primary drive by pressing F8 on bootup or go into the bios and do it permanently.. But then I would have to re-install my boot table, right? I don't want to upset the other installations!

A:Windows 7 goes into sleep mode, immedicately wakes up: multiboot sys

Look at your event logs to see what caused the computer to wake up.

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I am using the realtek onboard sound that came with my Gigabyte MB. Sometimes when I wake the computer up, it says that I disconnected the sound. However the speakers are still connected. Even if I plug in a set of headphones that I know work, the system will not recognize them. If I restart the PC the speakers are found again(it doesn't state this, I just have the sound back).

I have tried uninstalling the drivers and reinstalling them. I downloaded the newest drivers from Gigabytes website and it still has the same issue.

By the way I am just using analog speakers.


A:No sound after computer wakes up from sleep mode - Win7

I think one the "optional" Windows-7 updates is supposed to fix that.

I don't lose sound but if I let this PC go into sleep more I get audio that is sometimes garbled so I just shut of the monitors and drives.


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On my custom gaming PC, I would sometimes leave it in sleep mode for extended periods of time (overnights, during the day, etc). On days I was home all the time, I never noticed it turn back on unless I did.
However, in the past 24 hours, whenever I put my PC into sleep mode, it will automatically turn itself back on for about 5 minutes, then sleep again. I'm not sure if it wakes a second time. I did notice that some updates were installed within that time, so I'm wondering if a setting got changed.
I did some reading up and took the following action:
1) prevented my network driver from waking the system
2) changed updates to once a week instead of every day (the time is set about 3 hours before this post). Did not restart after making these changes, though.
3) Installed all important and optional updates pending.
However, the problem persists. Powercfg -lastwake is showing \Device\HarddiskVolume2\System32\svchost.exe <wuauserv>. Research showed me that this was the the automatic update check, which I had disabled. Powercfg/requests does not turn up anything being used.
EDIT: have since restarted, also installed all graphics drivers. Computer will sleep, then wake after about ~8 minutes, go back to sleep, then wake after another ~8 minutes. Same message is displayed with -lastwake.

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Hi guys, i have a small problem with my pc which drives me crazy, im using windows 7 x64 ultimate the problems im experiencing is this : PC goes into sleep mode, only to wake randomly some time later, then it goes againt into sleep mode and wakes up again :P, second problem when i wake it sometimes the nvidia drivers will crash, or not, but if i try to play any games, the pc will hung during some minutes into the game.
I dont believe this is hardware related, settings on bios are at default, latest bios is flashed, windows updates all done tried several nvidia drivers and used ddu uninstaller to clean before reinstallation, run memtest overnight, run prime95 for 12hours, run msi kombustor to stress test the card around 6-8hours ... what else should i do ?
My system consist of this
psu: seasonic 650g
cpu: athlon 860k
ram: kingston 8gb
mobo: asus a88xm-a
gpu: gtx750

Any advice will be really helpful, thank you

A:PC wakes alone from sleep mode and nvidia drivers crash

The zip you uploaded does not contain any crash dump.

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

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

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

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Already went through the process that was on this website. Just need to know what else to do.

A:BSOD my laptop turns off when it wakes up from sleep mode.


There are no dump files in the zip attached.
Please make sure you're following the instructions correctly.

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My network card wakes my computer from sleep mode. I have disabled all of the wake on lan options for it under device manager -> network card. I also disabled wake timers for sleep mode under advanced power options. Before I did both of those things it would wake immediately after entering sleep mode. Now it wakes after about 30 seconds. Any suggestions?

A:Network card wakes computer from sleep mode.

Hello Rob,

You could use any of the options in the tutorial below to hopefully prevent this device from being able to wake the computer.

Devices - Allow or Prevent to Wake Up Computer

Hope this helps,

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Bascially it has started happenening where by I dont even tell the computer to wake, it just does after a set amount of time.

However the screen is totally black, fans spinning all lights on doing the their thing but totally unresponsive. I have to hold down the power button to restart the computer.

Funny thing is when I do all of my tabs, apps, games etc are open exactly where I left off after I turned off the machine.

Also my machine has NO trouble at all turning on/restarting from a cold boot.

Any help would be great, been bugging me for ages, I tried turning off hibernation etc but then I just lose the ability to continue on where I left off so im guessing it has to do with sleep.

Occasionaly if I pop it into sleep when I come back (maybe over an hour or more) it's already 'awake' into the black screen. Like something woke it up but the same problem of nothing happening is still there

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Hello! I have a Windows 7 Home Edition computer that randomly wakes up from sleep mode without any user intervention. It occurs about 5 minutes from when I first put the computer to sleep, and it goes back to sleep after a few minutes. I'm worried I might have a malware infection that is causing this issue. What is causing this, and how can I fix it?

A:Windows 7 PC randomly wakes up from sleep mode with no user intervention

See if the info in the link below is useful to finding why, what and how to stop the problem.
How to Find Out What Woke Up Your Computer Last
You can check for malware and adware using the programs below.
Use CCleaner to remove Temporary files, program caches, cookies, logs, etc. Use the Default settings. No need to use the
Registry Cleaning Tool...risky. Pay close attention while installing and UNcheck offers of toolbars....especially Google.
After install, open CCleaner and run by clicking on the Run Cleaner button in the bottom right corner.
CCleaner - PC Optimization and Cleaning - Free Download
Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from Here
Double-click mbam-setup-2.X.X.XXXX.exe to install the application (X's are the current version number).
Make sure a checkmark is placed next to Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.
Once MBAM opens, when it says Your databases are out of date, click the Fix Now button.
Click the Settings tab at the top, and then in the left column, select Detections and Protections, and if not already checked place a checkmark in the selection box for Scan for rootkits.
Click the Scan tab at the top of the program window, select Threat Scan and click the Scan Now button.
If you receive a message that updates are available, click the Update Now button (the update will be downloaded, installed, and the scan will start).
When MBAM is finished scanning it will display a screen that displays any malware that it has detec... Read more

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HP Omni 120-1020t wakes from sleep mode with blue screen only. I hear it waking up, but nothing on screen except dark blue. If I unpulg power from back of computer, plug back in and press power button, it will start up normally with normal screen icons, etc.

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I recently bought Desktop DELL  XPS 8900. Recently I have been noticing my PC going to sleep and waking up from sleep. It then goes back to sleep and then wakes up again. the cycle  continues.I ran diagnostic. It passed all tests.

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sir can i ask some help? i got a problem on my laptop. i accidentally put 1000 miniute of like sleep mode. some ppl helped me already and they call it "turned off display". this is what happened. i was downloading something in my laptop and i left in on for a couple of hours and my laptop slept coz i left it for a long time. it seems i need to wait for that 1000minuite before i can use it again. is there any way i can turn it on?

A:accidentally put 1000 minute of like sleep mode

What exactly happens when you press the Power button?

If you can get to the BIOS screen but no further, then try powering it on again to tap the F8 key repeatedly and vigorously. Can you enter Safe Mode to change the setting in Control Panel>Power Options to Display 20 minutes, Sleep 30 minutes, then in Advanced Power Options under Sleep set Hibernate to 60 minutes?

If not when you tap F8 do you see Repair My Computer? CHoose it and then in System Recovery Options choose System Restore to a point before the settings change was made.

If you can't access F8 at all, use your Win7 disk or System Repair Disk to access System Recovery Options to do this.

If problems with powering on, unplug power cord and battery, drain power by holding power button down, then plug back in battery and power cord and try again.

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I have 2 160GB hdd's set up in RAID0, and I can't tell which one is making the noise. It has been doing this for the last week or so after resuming from sleep mode. It will "clunk" about 4-6 times, then pause, then clunk a few more times, then pause, etc. Recently, however, the noise has been accompanied by a BSOD. The computer restarts fine after the BSOD (so far), and I've turned off the sleep mode under energy management. (Will this hurt my electricity bill very much?)

Anyway, I have no idea if this means my hard drive is going to fail, and if so, how much time it has left. I've backed up everything to my external with windows backup. If this temporary fix can last until pre-flood prices, I don't mind waiting until it completely fails. But I'm not a computer guru in any sense, and everything I've read on the forums still leaves me uncertain about what to do next. Is there any more info I can provide to help deduce my problem? Is it possible that the hard drive is fine? What should I do now? If anyone has any advice for me, it would be greatly appreciated.

A:BSOD after pc wakes from sleep mode, now w/a "clunking" noise from HDD


""backed up everything to my external with windows backup"" Good idea.

You can also copy paste any important file in your external hd.

Clunking noise in hard disk = 90% the hard disk is dying.

Remove the one hard disk and check if you hear the clanking,then do the same with the other.
We want to find the damaged hard disk.

You can run also the Disk Check
A) Check the Automatically fix file system errors box. (See screenshot below step
B) Check the Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors box.

Have in mind that,Disk Check attempt to Fix Errors and Recover Bad Sectors.
It doesnt repair damaged\dying hardware.

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3230M CPU @ 2.60GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8081 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000, -1984 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 688036 MB, Free - 622716 MB; D: Total - 26572 MB, Free - 3145 MB;
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 181C
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled

A new Windows 8 HP laptop in February 2013. Often when I place the computer in sleep mode, I come back and it has shut down, and I have to restart the computer. The computer knows it has done something it shouldn't have, and it gets reported to Microsoft. I had a whole lot less trouble with my old Vista laptop. Lots of issues with this Windows 8. Any ideas what is going on? Thanks for the birthday greetings Tech Support!

A:Shuts Down in Sleep Mode

. It isn't actually shutting down but hibernating
to stop that happening you need to alter the power plan advanced settings

this shows you how to get to power settings

then select the current plan, select change plan settings, then on the next screen that opens selct change advanced power settings
you should, then get a pop up box
scroll down to sleep & press the little + beside it

press the + beside allow hybrid sleep & select no
then move on to hibernate after & set it to 0 ( it is probably set at either 60 or 180) and that means it hibernates after it has been in sleep mode for the specified time
press apply & then OK and exit out of other screens
Hopefully that should solve it for you

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Right, I have a Seagate 250GB external hard drive that runs through a USB port on my Windows XP laptop.

The Hard drive Runs a auto 'Sleep' Mode after about 10 - 15 mins of not being accessed manually through the OS Folders. It then has to 'Wake-up' again which is affecting the way programs, music etc are run off of it.

Ive contacted Seagate and they say there isn't a way to disable this function, but there has to be something that can keep it 'awake' all the time.

So i thought I'd ask you guys, Hope you can help me.


A:My External Hard Drive Runs a Auto 'Sleep' Mode

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I've always used sleep mode at night and quite frankly most of the time instead of shutting down my yoga. I know thats not good after reading some here but wanted to share history in case that has something to do with problem.Typically at night or when leaving office or just going to be off computer for a while I'll close the lid (which is set for sleep mode) and when I return I open it up, enter my password and I'm right where i left off. I have multiple spreadsheets or power points open so it's easier than shutting those down every time or even at night. But since yesterday, when I open it back up, it has shut down and has to start up from "off" vs sleep. All things open have to be recovered (xls, docs, ppt, etc) and chrome says it has shut down unexpectedly and asks if I want to restore tabs, etc.What is causing this change and how can I troubleshoot it and fix it?Help much appreciated.

A:Yoga 13 Shuts down when in sleep mode...

hi juniorgolf18,
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
Can you try checking under

Control Panel / Hardware and sound / Power Option
Click on change plan settings on your selected Power Plan
Click on change advanced settings

Now on this window look for Sleep and open it up.
Look for "Allow hybrid sleep"
Make sure that it is on and save changes
Check and let me know if that works.
Solid Cruver

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I have a Dell inspiron 15 3000 series, with windows 10 installed on. When it goes to sleep, the laptop automatically shut down. when i press the power button it does not go on instantly. i have to press it several times or long press the power button for it to go on.
please advice

A:laptop shuts down by itself when in sleep mode

Thank you for writing to us!
Kindly follow the following steps:
Open Power Options by clicking the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking System and Maintenance, and then clicking Power Options.
 b. On the Select a power plan page, click Change plan settings under the selected plan.
c. On the Change settings for the plan page, click Change advanced power settings.
d. On the Advanced settings tab, expand Power buttons and lid, click on Power button action.
e. Click on Setting, select the option Sleep.f. Click on Ok.
Refer the section ‘Can I change what happens when I click the Power button on my computer’ in the below link:
Turn off a computer: frequently asked questions:http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Turn-off-a-computer-frequently-asked-questions

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Hi all first time poster,
So I'm having a major problem that I can't seem to fix. When I close the lid of my laptop, put it into sleep mode, or put it into hibernation mode, the laptop basically shuts down. The power light flashes on and off, but when I reopen the lid or press the power button to turn it back on, the screen flashes grey and reboots.
What I have tried:
Changing all of the advanced power options
Resetting my laptop (to before the issue started occurring)
Restoring my laptop to factory settings
Redownloading windows 10
Disabling the UEFI (BIOS) setting that allows the computer to be turned off to save power
Updating the drivers that were suggested on the windows eight forums
Downloading the chipset driver from Asus
Downloading the ACHI Link Power Management and trying all the settings

What I've done in the command prompt:
sfc /scannow then Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
I also tried the chkdsk command but there were no problems found

When I started noticing the problem:
After I downloaded VMware's player and created a virtual computer with Ubuntu

I hope this description was detailed enough. As one could tell, I've tried quite a lot of different things to fix this issue but with no resolve. Thanks for the help in advance!

A:Laptop shuts down when put into sleep mode

Hi mtmyj79,

I'm very sorry for the delay, there aren't many people in this section.
As this problem isn't a bluescreen, it normally is moved to the right section.
Are you still requiring help?

Please fill in your system specsPlease follow this tutorial and download the tool. The tool will give you detailed information about your system specs, please fill in your system specs more completely.How to fill in your system specs:

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Hi guys

So this problem is really getting on my nerves and I really want it to stop
When the computer goes to sleep mode, it works.
But then when I wake it up (by pressing a key on the keyboard) the fans blare on and the laptop immediately turns off!
An help would be fantastic i really would appreciate it

My laptop:

Acer Aspire 4740g
Windows 7-home premium

A:Computer shuts down in sleep mode

After a "Wake-up failure", how does the laptop get "re-booted" and running Windows-7?

Do you get any error message(s) booting up, and/or after Windows is up and running?

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

A:Computer shuts down in sleep mode

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My Inspiron N5110 laptop has a weird issue.
At very rare times, my laptop shuts down after I put it on sleep mode.
I know when it's happening because the power light doesn't flash.
When I turn it on again I receive the Windows message that has recovered from an unexpected shutdown.
As far as I remember it happened 4-5 times.
All of the times I only had Firefox (with lots of tabs) running and nothing else.
By the way, my laptop had other issues in the past including, problems in the fan, -and since the day I bought it-, it had speakers and hard disk problems.
I got these parts replaced and they seem to be running in diagnostics with no errors (except for the fan which still makes weird loud noises, might have to replace it again).
If this also helps, my laptop is always plugged in.
It's very important for me to get it fixed because I am a student and don't want to lose anything important.
Thank you in advance.

A:Laptop Shuts Down while on Sleep mode

Hi Nevol,
You may uninstall and reinstall the display drivers and update the system BIOS. For BIOS updates please refer to the link: http://dell.to/1eYigyq.
Please share the operating system installed and paste the screenshot of ‘Device Manager’ with ‘Display Adapters’ expended.
Keep me posted with the information. I will be glad to assist you.

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My ACER AX1430-UD30P either restarts of just shuts down only when in sleep mode. When restartring I get the message that Windows has recovered from an unexpected shutdown, and when booting gives me the choices to start in safe mode, etc.....

I did run a SFC and Chkdsk and there were no errors. I am attaching the minidump files.

Thank you to anyone who can help!

Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit

A:Win 7 Desktop Shuts Down During Sleep Mode

Apparently I did not allow the tool to finish properly so I re-uploaded a new zip file. Please accept my apologies....

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My laptop has begun shutting down instead of entering sleep mode. I have not changed the power settings. All settings still say Sleep after X minutes, not Turn Off. It's also possible that it is shutting down upon trying to resume from sleep mode. First of all, is this a question for Lenovo, Intel, or Microsoft? Any suggestions?

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Using windows 8.  Every time I shut the lid of my computer it goes into sleep mode. This is good, but after a while in sleep mode it either shuts down or does something that causes it to close all programs and require rebooting. How do i stop this from happening and just let it go in sleep mode forever?

A:Helix shuts down while in sleep mode

I have a very similar problem. If I shut the lid and leave it for a long time (say, overnight), the computer will not wake up when I open the lid the next morning. If I shut the lid and then open it back up wihtin a few minutes the comptuer wakes up normally. After sleeping overnight, the computer does seem turn itself on when I open th lid, as evidenced by an audible fan noise and a red illuminated dot over the 'i' in the thinkpad logo, but the screen does not turn on. I double checked my power settings in Windows, and it is set to go to sleep when the lid is closed. The only way to get it going again is to hold down the power button until it turns off, and then power back on. Any ideas?  

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This 2-in-1 laptop is starting diagnostic mode after waking from sleep. It's not doing this after a reboot but only after being asleep.
Once the diagnostic runs (without errors), I'm able to use the machine again. It's more inconvenient than anything else.
Is this just a sign of failing hardware? I ask because it's also having audio issues, for which I've already started another thread in the Audio forum.
Please help and thank you.

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Since last quite a few days I am noticing this problem, after not using the laptop for a while or when the lid is closed, the system goes in sleep mode as it should. However, it doesn't remain in sleep mode for long. After a while the system shuts down automatically. And then when I turn on the laptop by pressing the power button, the system restarts but shows the status "Locked", and on unlocking I find everything as it was left off.So is this a problem or some kind of defense-mechanism of the system?Any ideas about why this happens or how to solve it?My system is inspiron 15 3521 and runs on Windows 8.1 64 bit.

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From Microsoft Info on startup

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7601.
Locale ID: 4105

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: a
BCP1: FFFFFA801C67C178
BCP2: 0000000000000002
BCP3: 0000000000000001
BCP4: FFFFF800038878D5
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 768_1

Files that help describe the problem:

The first mini dump I have changed the access. I am not sure if the other mini dump files are included, but says there were 35 in total. Computer shuts down every few days during sleep mode and takes forever to boot back up. I doubt having two monitors hooked up does anything, but figured I would mention it.

Files now attached.

A:BSOD Computer shuts off during sleep mode

File attached. Thanks

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