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Lenovo Yoga S1 12 can't shut down or hibernate. "i" led always blinking

Q: Lenovo Yoga S1 12 can't shut down or hibernate. "i" led always blinking

Hi, I'm using Lenovo Yoga S1 with win10. When I try to shudown or hybernate laptop, windows turns of, but "i" led starts to blink. After that I can't turn it on. Power button does not respond. I have to hold it for 5 second until "i" led stops blinking and then after normal button press everything boot up. Hope someone can help. Thank you.


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A: Lenovo Yoga S1 12 can't shut down or hibernate. "i" led always blinking

Hi Neramusis, welcome to the forums.

Can you please post the full model number of your Thinkpad?

The only idea that I have right now is why do you try to update the drivers of you computer, specially the Lenovo Power Management Driver.

This are my tips about updating drivers on the Thinkpad:

1) Try first Windows Update and update all the drivers and Patches
2) Try Lenovo System Update to get any new/missing drivers.
3) Try to install Lenovo Settings and Lenovo Companion from the Windows App Store, Lenovo Companion also has a "update driver search"
4) Sometimes all that software does not recognize some updated / missing driver. Check Lenovo's Support Site and search for your specific model drivers.

I know that this is "trial and error", but I think that updating the drivers may help with this issue.


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Hi The laptop was working perfectly until i updated the intel HD graphics driver to version (27/10/17).  As soon as I did this, the machine would not wake from either sleep or hibernate mode when the lid was shut. When I open the lid it will either enter staright into a black screen, and I can hear the fan spinning with lights to the right hand side but no further activity. Sometimes the Lenovo log appears on the screen first and then enters into a blank screen state. I am on Bios Lenovo C6CN34WW 29/10/15 As soon as I press and hold the power button to turn off, and then turn on again the machine loads into windows perfectly, with a visible display.  Any suggestions how to fix this? Thanks

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I just recently got this laptop from Best Buy, it's only been two days, and I've noticed that the screen flickers/blinks sometimes. Is there any way to fix this or would I have to bring my laptop into a repair place? I wouldn't be addressing this problem, but the screen flickering hurts my eyes, espeicially when I'm reading my textbooks that are online.

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I bought my PC about 3 weeks ago at a Best Buy in Houston while I visited the united states. About one week after I got it it started to flicker at random times and I don't know what to do.  I have checked online and tried all the solutions including:upgrading graphics driverdisabling some settings in the intel graphics control centerreduce screen refresh frequency (I couldn't do this as the new update to the windows 10 fixes the rate at 60Hz)disabling automatic screen light adjustmentchecking for verified updated BIOS from lenovo website and installing itrunning checks from safe mode non of these solutions is working. Please help me as I am now back home in Nigeria and cannot possibly return the laptop to bestbuy or send it for repair to Lenovo. I really need this laptop functional for school as I spent a lot of money to get it.

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Is there known current batch that is known to have fixed all flickering ? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkDLOeopwtk

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When on battery the screen blink / flicker drammatically any time (seems) the pc do an operation of reading from memory.Have tried setting power management and other things suggested in the forum but no way.Also updated the video card driversAny solution? WIN 10 64 bit

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My Yoga 3 Pro won't wake up from sleep / hibernation, the only sign of activity is the keyboard lights just blinking, AGAIN! :-(. This is a common problem with Yoga 2 13 models I have learnt, not only from various boards, but also my self, when I returned a yoga 2 13 after 5 days, and got the Yoga 3 Pro model. The laptop is now only 6 months old. I experienced the same wake up problems 3 weeks ago with my 3 Pro, and the shop here in Copenhagen sent it back to service. When I got it back 4 days ago, the service team had just changed "Cinch Audio" and updated the BIOS. It seems like they never really fixed the real problem. Two days ago the computer again had problems to wake up, and now it seems to be frozen in this blinking mode. I I have tried hard reboot (holding the power button for ca 20 secs), but it won't solve the problem. Has anyone experienced the same problem, and any durable solutions to it? If it stays like this, I'll hand it in, try to get it reimbursed and I will gladly buy another computer, but not from Lenovo anymore. 

A:Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro won't wake up from sleep / hibernation, keyboard just blinking

My yoga 3 pro did that for quite some time and now won't even turn on!!! Right in time for my first few exams npnp

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 Hi again, Again the screen freezed, computer stopped to work and shut down. When i tried to restart it, switch on button started blinking but computer is not starting. It's like computer is in sleep mode and not "weaiking" up!. Attached is the video showing what's happening. Any advice? 

A:Again my Lenovo yoga 920 - switch on button is blinking but computer not starting

[Mod Note: Moved to Lenovo Yoga Series Notebooks for discoverability.  AG]

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I bought Lenovo YOGA 51014IKB a while back and when I turn it on I need to wait for 15 minute to use it smoothly and the screen blinks and go black or negative picture from time to time and I don't know why  I send it to the company and told them the problem ..they changed the HD and told me there isn't a thing wrong with the screen that did not solve any of the problems above that did not solve any of the problems above and when I decided to send back again the screen got a crack on it ..it's superfacial and the touch and the display aren't affected but I worry that they will refuse to take it and say that the problem from the crack and not before  so my questions are : 1- what causes the slow startup and the blinking screen? 2- what are the solutions? 3- am I still covered by the warranty or not? and thank you 

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Hello to all  I have a Lenovo yoga Pro 2 and i have a big Problem!!!!!!!! The notebook dont turn on and the power button and the Keyboard are blinking and the Screen is black ..... I tryit to remove the Battery and the BIOS Battery too , power button pushed about 20-30 secs and then i tryed to turn it on  again but i still have the same Problem ...... Any Hints  or Solutions please  Thanks !!!!!!

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Yoga 730 15inch won't shut down on windows 10. It returns to login after shut down. It restarts, but won't shut down. I guess it happens afert updated bios from 1.03 to 1.04. Can anyone help me to get 1.03 bios file?

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i have  a lenovo yoga 730, it's already been in lenovov service twice for screen problam and i just got it back.for some reason after almost every time i shut it down the battery die immediately, and i need to plug to the ac in order to open it.when after a few seconds i turn t back on and i see its charging from 0% batteryany help will be welcom?

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Hardware: Laptop Model: Lenovo Yoga 530 14-ARR GPU: Integrated Vega 8 Mobile GraphicsCPU: Ryzen 5 2500U MobileMotherboard,RAM: 4GBSoftware:Operating System, Windows 10 Home 64-bitBIOS: LENOVO 8MCN50WW, 12/25/2018Drivers:Radeon Settings Version2018.1004.2349.42886Driver Packaging Version18.40.12.01-181120a-337559C-Lenovo HelloI'm currently posting the stable version of my driver. When I used the new update to Radeon Settings/Adrenalin for Mobile starting with version 19.2.3, I noticed my SSD did not shut down after I shut down the computer. If the display turned off (like if the lid was closed), it would not turn on again until I performed a hard reset by holding the power button. I have performed clean install (using DDU or AMD Cleanup in Safe mode) for 19.23, 19.31, and 19.32. I saw 19.41 just released today so I'm hopeful for updates for my system, but I don't want to update if it will force my computer to hard reset again.Please help? I'm checking reddit and people with Ryzen laptops don't encounter this problemThank you!number31

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Hello, I would like to preface this by saying that I have spent a lot of time trying to figure this out myself and I would greatly appreciate your help. My laptop is a Lenovo Yoga (Machine Type Model 20CDX00) that has problems with shutting down and sleeping sometimes. The problem started after I restored my laptop with a clean copy of windows 10.  I installed all of the drivers and I also updated my BIOS.  I noticed that sometimes my laptop would not shut down completely and the battery would just drain in the blank screen that I couldn't do anything about.  This also happened with sleep to.  Not all the time, but sometimes.  I tried to turn of hibernate and also fast start-up.  But, that did not work.  I, then, restored my computer again and I tried to reset the BIOS to the original BIOS.  I am still having these problems even after the restore which makes me believe that the BIOS is at issue becuase it is ROM and would not have been changed by my restoring of the laptop.  But, I did try to reset the BIOS to a previous version.  So, I am stuck and I do not know what to do. 

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Today I experienced 4 times a 'hard shut down' of my Yoga laptop when browsing Chrome.- the screen went black within 1 minute after launching google chrome and browsing chrome --> the laptop then 'died' in without any notifications or error. I did not ever experience this before. I was hoping that Chrome was the issue, so I de-installed it. Unfortunately that was not it ... Now the same happens when I pull out the 'power connection', the laptop then shuts down hard, and will not come alive anymore, I can only turn it on when the power is plugged.- this now looks like a broken battery issue, however with the experience of the multiple 'hard shut downs' on the same day (with power plugged) I am not that sure anymore... Is there anyone that has an idea what could be the issue? many thanks, Jeroen

A:Lenovo yoga 3 14 - hard shut down multiple times -...

this same happens for me  when I pull out the 'power connection', the laptop then shuts down hard, and will not come alive anymore, I can only turn it on after a few minute when the power is plugged.- this now looks like a broken battery issue, however with the experience of the multiple 'hard shut downs' on the same day (with power plugged) I am not that sure anymore...

Yoga 3-1470 Laptop (Lenovo) - Machine Type 80JH (MTM80JH0041FR)Web Developer

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Hi everyone, Windows recently did a big update which messed up quite a few things I had set up on my laptop. Ever since then whenever I turn off the touch screen using device manager, it comes back on the next time I turn on the laptop. I prefer to keep touch screen off and use the pen, because the touch screen make taking notes with the pen really frustrating. How do I keep the touchscreen off without having to go into my devices every time I use my laptop? Thanks for the help!

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Please help!! My Lenovo Yoga wend to a completely black screen and will not power down or reset itself

A:Lenovo Yoga Thinkpad - black screen, wont shut down

How to remove the battery from a Lenovo Yoga ThinkPad

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Hi everyone, Windows recently did a big update which messed up quite a few things I had set up on my laptop. Ever since then whenever I turn off the touch screen using device manager, it comes back on the next time I turn on the laptop. I prefer to keep touch screen off and use the pen, because the touch screen make taking notes with the pen really frustrating. How do I keep the touchscreen off without having to go into my devices every time I use my laptop? Thanks for the help!

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I bought my laptop in 2015 and unwarranted, I'd like some help to get full functionality back into my laptop. While the subject states my problem, I do have some ways of getting use out of the computer:It can turn on if the battery is fully drained and after the computer is plugged in; it takes 8 days to drain. [Pressing and holding the power button only results in the PC flashing its backlit keyboard.] The battery can recharge and the PC can run on battery just as long the PC does not shut down, go to sleep, or the lid closes.Battery removal with the PC plugged in: the PC can always turn on, but when closing the lid or shutting it off, the power cord has to be unplugged and plugged back in.Additional computer information:-Windows 8.1 with updates-Installed BIOS update and Windows hotfix update from Lenovo.com

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For awhile, my laptop (Lenovo Yoga 13) wouldn't shut down from the screen (i.e., pressing the shut down option on the screen) so I had to physically touch the power button to shut it off. Now that I can lock my laptop finally, and leave it overnight, I can log into Windows just fine...I'm using Windows 8.1, just s you know. My only problem now is when I shut it down...Once it's shut down, I'm left praying that it turns on again and boots up like normal....but it takes me, like, 8+ (or more) tries before it's back on again. So now, when I use my laptop, I lock it so that I don't have to worry about it powering on; I"m able to use it normally after unlocking it. But what could the reason my laptop shuts down (when I shut it down myself since I can't shut it off from the screen using my mousepad) and the power button being on and glowing but showing a black screen? That's what happens after I shut the power off and turn it back on again.   My laptop is 4 years old, so it's out o' warranty and I can't get it fixed by Lenovo.  I hear it's a hardware issue, but is it an issue with the screen itself or is it a motherboard failure specifically?How can I fix it if I take it to a computer shop and how much exactly is it gonna cost me to fix it? Help is appreicaited!  

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Hi. My keyboard stopped working out of the blue, and whenever I open the laptop it goes into tablet mode. Switching to laptop mode does not fix the keyboard issue. Any help?

A:Lenovo Yoga C930: Laptop switches modes randomly, sometimes thinks it's shut and just goes black!

Problem seems to have fixed itself, but I'm still worried.It's like something is making the laptop confused. Sometimes it doesn't know if it's in tablet mode, laptop mode, or closed. There's been times where the screen just shuts off, and I need to close and open the laptop again to get it to work. In fact, it was this that caused the issue in the first place.Is there anything that might be causing this system confusion?

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I have Lenovo Yoga 910. It's a couple years old. Suddenly I experienced lagging with the keyboard. Every button must be pushed at least a couple of seconds to appear or response. Some buttons are worst than the others. I called Lenovo and was advised to try to do hard reset by pressing down the power button for 45 seconds followed by pressing the Nuvo button but that didn't work. The problem was still happening. It's not windows upgrade related because this issue was also happening in BIOS when clicking on the arrow buttons and pgup/down buttons. I also tested it in Safe mode and it's still lagging. I even tried restoring the original windows version that came from Lenovo and still didn't work.After researching on the net, some were saying to unplug the battery cable and plug back in to solve the issue. So i did that, I unplug the battery cable but NOW....I have a different problem, worst than before.Pressing the power button doesn't do anything, the laptop doesn't start up. When i plugged in the charger, orange light next to it is blinking. According to Lenovo manual that this means the battery is under 20% but I left it charged overnight and it's still the same (orange light blinking). Also pressing the power button still doesn't do anything. But i noticed if i keep on pressing the power button, it will blink white lights every 20 seconds or so.The battery was in good condition because I did Lenovo diagnostic before I unplug the battery cable so I don't think this is batter... Read more

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I'm running the latest version of Windows 10 (Anniversary Update - Build 14393.693) clean installed on  a Yoga 2 Pro (20266 / 80AY) BIOS 76CN43WW. The "Lenovo Yoga  Mode Control" version (ymc.exe) has consistently crashed every day for the last few months. Crash reports are logged. Are there any plans to fix this issue any time soon? Best Regards,

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Since you have to hunt around different Lenovo sites (and other sites) to find out about these softwares, I decided to make a post to get feedback from actual Yoga owners on how these programs interact, what they do, which ones are prerequisite, and which ones are unnecessary. Please don't take this as a blanket answer. This is just what I have found. It might be right - it might be wrong. I'm looking for others to post their experiences as well. Lenovo System Interface Foundation Driver - Necessary prerequisite (missing driver in device manager without it). It allows the Lenovo Utility and Lenovo Companion to work. Lenovo Yoga Mode Control - Necessary if you want to use your yoga to seemlessly change between all the different modes (laptop, tablet, tent, stand). This software is responsible for autorotating and putting Windows into tablet mode. Lenovo Utility - Recommended(?) This one I'm not too sure on. I remember that I was missing some function that I wanted but I can't remember what it was now. Maybe battery cycle count and health? Lenovo Companion - I don't have this one installed and don't think it's necessary but would like someone else to shed some light here.

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I've always had the practice of shutting down my home pc/laptop before going to bed. I always used the hibernate option throughout the day while I"m working on it/them. A lot of my friends had their hard drives crashed and always used the hibernate option. This despite the fact that both me and my friends use our machines for hours during the day.

I had this weird belief that hibernate reduces the life of hard disk and adds pressure on it.

Few days ago I read that recent computers are best suited for hibernate option and shutdown isn't necessary.

My PC has got i3 processor and the motherboard was bought in 2010. It is running windows 10 - 64 bit.

My laptop has got an i5 processsor and I bought it in 2014. It is running windows 8.1

Should I always hibernate my PC/Laptop or carry on with my practice of shutdown as I finish my day and the use the machine for the last time?

A:Hibernate or shut down?

Hi, it's a matter of choice, I see no technical impediment to using either. However if you have fast start active (it is by default) then to some degree when you shut down you are using hibernate anyway. Fast Start saves your system into the hiberfil.sys file and when you restart it loads the system from this, much faster. For this reason when requested to restart (from a program update or windows update) you must restart, not use shutdown.

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My brother says he always puts his computer on Hibernate because it's much faster to boot up. However, I would like to know if this will cause any long term damage to my computer? If not, I may start Hibernating to shave off like 45 seconds in booting up. If so, I'll stick to Shutting Down.

A:Shut Down or Hibernate?

No damage. Microsoft and computer makers (Asus, Gigabyte etc..) would never allow that to happen.

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Can anyone give an answer to something that has bothered me for ages?
Does it harm a computer turning it off after you are through, and then back on again later, rather than leave it running?
Does it do less harm to put it in Hibernate mode than to close it down completely?
Is it best to have the system close down the monitor and hard drive after a short period of non-activity and leave the cpu switched on?
Which of these is best for minimising wear and tear on the computer... or is there a fourth option?

A:Shut Down or Hibernate?

Lol that debate comes up pretty frequently.. can probably find a few old threads if you run a search.
in my opinion its pretty much 6 of one half dozen of another. it was a major issue back when screen burn in was common and before harddrives spun down, etc. now its more of a personal preference i think.

I turn mine off at night simply because i dont want to listen to the fans. i leave it on during the day because i dont want to wait for it to boot.

I personally don't like hibernate because it uses too much disk space (often several hundred MB)

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Running Windows Vista (will be upgrading to 7 soon) and have IE 8.

IE associated itself (somehow) with ZIP archives on my computer. I didn't like this so I installed WinZip and associated these file types with that instead.

However - the central issue is that when IE was associated with these archive files and I attempted to open one, Internet Explorer would open, then blink wildly - the window would appear and disappear rapidly. If I opened Task Manager, it would show the IE application process appearing and disappearing rapidly in there as well. It was so fast that I couldn't select it and then click "end process" quickly enough. It also rendered the entire OS unusable to the point where the Start menu wouldn't respond and allow me to shut down the computer normally. I wound up having to physically power down by holding in the power button.

It's not enough to say "Don't use IE." I want to know what's causing this. I have never seen this issue before.

I ran Avast! antivirus and Ad-Aware anti-spyware, thinking this might be a malware issue of some kind, but neither program is able to find any infections of any kind. I also downloaded the latest updates via Windows Update.

There's always the chance that there IS some kind of malware present that the sweeper programs just aren't detecting, which makes me afraid to go ahead and update to Win 7 without first seeing this issue resolved. However I cannot rule out the possibility that IE itself ha... Read more

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Should I put my laptop to sleep, hibernate it or shut it down when I'm not using it? I changed the settings so my laptop goes into hibernation mode when I close the lid or press the power button. I'm curious what you all think.

A:Sleep, hibernate or shut down?

It depends entirely on how you use your computer/laptop and how long its going to be unused in my opinion ,I shutdown when I go to work ,I use sleep when I'm at home and used it every now and then ,shut it down most nights ,I never use hibernate .

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Please Someone Expain More Info For This 3 Mode ?

Sleep Mode It's Same Shut down But Save Time For Startup Again But Use More Energy ?

I'm Desktop PC

A:Shut down / Sleep / Hibernate ???

Sleep mode means your user session is kept stored in the memory (RAM) while everything else (other than LED lights) is turned off. If you unplug your PC while in sleep mode, you lose all unsaved work since RAM is not able to store data without electricity unlike Hard drives.

Hibernate means the user session that is stored in the memory is stored in a file called hiberfil.sys and then Windows completely turns off all the devices and the computer itself. You can uplug your PC safely by using this mode. When you turn on your PC, you basically get to your previous user session.

Shutdown is self-explanatory.

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My moms computer shuts down when its put into hibernate. Any ideas?
Also, its a hp pavilion dv7

A:Solved: hibernate to shut down

Hibernate is just like shut down, but it saves your session so you can continue it when you turn back on, instead of starting a new one. Its supposed to turn off like that.

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Dear Forum,

I am having issues where I have changed the time that the display goes to sleep on my computer. Yet it will never shut down completely.

This is after a power surge that caused it to shut down. Everything is working fine apart from the settings not working.

Attached are screen snips are the current settings that I have it on.

I also have two External Hard Drive attached - one is powered via the USB - 500GB and the other is plugged in 1TB.

Thank you

A:My computer will not shut down or go into hibernate

First thing is to remove any electrical current within the machine and then try to shutdown the machine. To do this please remove your laptop battery from the machine and remove any chargers so that there is no power in the machine and then press the power button. This should clear any stored current. After that please boot up the machine normally and test if shut down works?

If not could you please boot into Safe mode and see if shutting down works from then. If so then there is an application that is preventing Windows from shutting down or hibernating

To boot into safe mode follow this tutorial - Safe Mode

Many Thanks,

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For years I shut down the computer every night, then turn it on in the morning, but some one told me I should just leave it on all the time and use the Hibernate feature under the Power options? I've never become familiar with this or the difference between Hibernate and Standby.
I have ZoneAlarm Pro as a firewall, along with Earthlink, which stops span and scans for virus email before I can dl it, so I feel sort of save there, but am not sure about this.
I also have an APC back up power supply to cover me against power failure, and it will save and shut all programs down and turn off the computer after waiting a few minutes.

Is it better to leave the computer on all the time and have the HDs turn off after an hour or so, the monitor turn off, and then have the computer go to Hibernate mode, instead of rebooting each day?


A:Question, Should I Shut Down, Standby, or Hibernate?

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i just noticed over the past couple of days that when i choose a shut down option it goes to the shutting down screen and says shutting down and stays like that forever.So now my only choice is to hold the button down or flip the switch on the power strip and i dont like to do either . please any information would be grateful

A:Shut down,Stand by,Restart,And Hibernate

What service pack are you on?

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My favorite rig, the HP laptop mentioned in my specs, takes over 5 minutes to hibernate and anything between 5 and 10 minutes to shut down.

Clearing Page File when shutting down is disabled as this is often mentioned to be the culprit for long shut down times.

Absolutely no other issues. Laptop boots quite fast, wakes up from sleep and hibernation in seconds. Runs smoothly, is in every sense a dream machine for me. Running Seven Ultimate, SP1 not yet installed, all other updates OK.

Malware scans come back with nothing, Event Viewer shows nothing special. The only other issue, although very small and one that does not bother me, is a 5 to 10 second freeze when opening a new tab in IE9; whole machine freezes, mouse and kb do not respond, if watching streaming video it stops, until the new tab is opened.

When hibernating or shutting down the HD spins all the time it takes to finally shut down or go to sleep. When shutting down, Windows goes in seconds to Logging off screen, which then stays several minutes. After that, the Logging off text on screen changes to Shutting down, which also takes several minutes.

Any ideas welcome.


A:Extremely long shut down & hibernate

I seem to recall those issues being caused by processes that won't stop until some timeout limit is met. Sometimes an external device or network connection is working.

You can test the easy stuff by disconecting any external devices, then any network connections and shut down.

Otherwise there is the mind-numbing task of going into task manager and turning off individual processes and shutting down to test until you find the offending process (you can do them 3 or 5 at a time to speed thing up).

Once you know what process is causing the delay you can deduce what device or program is the cause and work from there.

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I've been experiencing this problem for about a week now. It started seemingly randomly, as I haven't made any significant changes to my computer. If I try to hibernate or shut down my computer it hangs up on either "Logging off" or "Shutting down" and stays there. I've let it run for as long as an hour, but ultimately I have to crash my computer every time I need to turn it off.

I don't know what to do here, so I would really appreciate some help

A:Computer will sleep but not hibernate or shut down

Quote: Originally Posted by s3ven

I've been experiencing this problem for about a week now. It started seemingly randomly, as I haven't made any significant changes to my computer. If I try to hibernate or shut down my computer it hangs up on either "Logging off" or "Shutting down" and stays there. I've let it run for as long as an hour, but ultimately I have to crash my computer every time I need to turn it off.

I don't know what to do here, so I would really appreciate some help

Do you have a restore point that is longer than a week ago ?
If yes, do a system restore and pick that date as your restore point.
System Restore

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For the last two months, I am not able to shut down/hibernate cleanly. In addition, my windows update is also not able to check for updates.

After working for half an hour after starting, various applications hang.

I have Windows 7 32 bit Home premium

I installed SP1 but still it didnt help

I am not able to attach the dump as it is taking very long

A:Experiencing BSOD while doing shut down/hibernate

I have never reinstalled my OS.

My system is around 2 years old

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I had upgraded by laptop computer from windows vista to windows 7 about 3.5 months ago. My computer has been working fine until about 2-3 days ago when it stopped being able to hibernate, sleep or shut down. Whenever I try to sleep or hibernate my computer the screen goes black but the computer is still on. When I try to shutdown my computer it forever says on the "logging off" screen. I'm not very tech savvy so I have no idea what to do. Programs I try to install now won't work either. They just will not open. I tried to do a system restore but it won't let me do that either, saying that there's an error. I've tried uninstalling programs that I had installed in the past week as well as used CC cleaner to no avail. Someone please help! I will need step by step instructions as I am not that computer savvy. Thanks!

A:Machine Won't Hibernate, Sleep or Shut down

You can try to restore via Safe Boot.
Go into Start, bottom left of screen. type msconfig. Click that, msconfig.exe.

When that opens, go to the Boot tab. Go to boot options, and select Safe Boot\minimal.

Once your system reboots, then try your system restore. See if that gets rid of error.

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Ok so when I had XP I would always use hibernate and only about once a week I would actually reboot the computer completely. Now that I have Windows 7 I would like to do the same. But now when I click hibernate the screen goes black and everything shuts off but the computer acts like its in standby. The lights are still on and computer is running. Once this happens I cannot get back into windows or reboot without holding down the power button to force a reset. Each time that I have done with Windows 7 boots an error saying the computer was not shutdown correctly. Anyone know why it won't completely power off when I click hibernate. I have tried it about 5 separate times and it has not worked once. Thanks. Jon.

A:Hibernate won't completely shut down laptop

Did you install any Acer drivers, or did you let Windows find and install everything for you?

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Within the past two weeks whenever I put my T440 into hibernate it causes the computer to shut down entirely, closing all of my programs. This is problematic since it is a function I use multiple times a day and I do not want to have to leave my laptop on/in sleep mode at all times. I am using Windows 10 with LENOVO GJET99WW (2.49 ), 6/52018 BIOS Version/Date. Checking the 'Power & sleep' settings does not show anything that would cause the laptop to shut down. This even happens when I select "hibernate" from the start menu and don't close the laptop. Anyone else run into this issue or know of applicable drivers/fixes for this?

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Hi Folks,
I prefer shutting down my Pc with Hibernate but recently when I "Hibernate" or "Sleep", my PC immediately reboots. Any help is appreciated, Thanks, Richard
Here is my Sys info:
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-8700K CPU @ 3.70GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 158 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 12
RAM: 32695 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB, -1 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 837 GB (501 GB Free); E: 1863 GB (891 GB Free); F: 931 GB (406 GB Free); H: 0 GB (0 GB Free);
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled

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Greetings! Here I have a trouble whenever I want to shut down my computer, it happens that it doesn't matter if I click the Shut Down button or Hibernate or Suspend all do the same, log me out of my session and take me to the Lock Screen image that I've setted. The only way to shut down my computer from Windows is pressing the power off button on my computer and as far as I understand this strange behaviour isn't normal. So how to make all those buttons do their work properly? Over all the Shut Down button (it pisses me off!!). How can I configure that?

Extra information about my computer:
Windows 8 Professional (Activated), 3 Gb RAM memory, GeForce GT 430 video card, ASRock motherboard, hard drive partitioned with Arch Linux OS installed on the other partition.

If any extra information is required just make me know. I appreciate every given help. Thank you.

A:Hibernate, Shut Down and Suspend buttons all log me out of session!!

mine works fine it would seem to be some kind of hardware disconnect try updating mobo drivers?

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I bought a Dell Inspiron 1525 with Vista Home Basic over a year ago and have had endless problems with the hibernate and shut down. With both the laptop would start the process then almost immediately reboot. I have reinstalled Vista 4 times and it worked fine for about 2 days. I have been blaming Dell becuase they could not fix it. I had a suspicion that it could have something to do with windows updates but could never pinpoint the exact one.

This week I reinstalled Vista one more time. Everything worked well until I installed Vista SP1, then the hibernate and shut down problems were back. I did a system restore to remove the update and my laptop works fine, so the update is the culprit.

My question is: Is there a fix for this or will I never be able to update to SP 1 or 2 and how does that affect my system?


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Oh boy could I do with some help please! I've tried updating as many drivers as I can but I'm getting nowhere.

BSOD every time I shut-down or sleep or hibernate.

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7601.
Locale ID: 2057

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 9f
BCP1: 00000003
BCP2: 8608D030
BCP3: 82532AE0
BCP4: 88998BE8
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 256_1

WhoCrashed reports that:-

On Tue 11/09/2012 12:05:11 GMT your computer crashed
crash dump file: C:\Windows\Minidump\091112-14492-01.dmp
This was probably caused by the following module: ntoskrnl.exe (nt+0xDEE9C)
Bugcheck code: 0x9F (0x3, 0xFFFFFFFF8608D030, 0xFFFFFFFF82532AE0, 0xFFFFFFFF88998BE8)
file path: C:\Windows\system32\ntoskrnl.exe
product: Microsoft? Windows? Operating System
company: Microsoft Corporation
description: NT Kernel & System
Bug check description: This bug check indicates that the driver is in an inconsistent or invalid power state.
This appears to be a typical software driver bug and is not likely to be caused by a hardware problem.
The crash took place in the Windows kernel. Possibly this problem is caused by another driver which cannot be identified at this time.

A:BSOD on shut-down, sleep or hibernate - DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE


Your dumps are not loading. Please make sure you're following the bsod posting instructions correctly then upload the dumps again to your next post.

STOP 0x0000009F: DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE : Usual causes: Device driver
Please deselect all items except your antivirus software by performing a clean start up
Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup
Uninstall Comodo Internet Security while we troubleshoot the problems with your computer and replace with MSE
Microsoft Security Essentials - Free Antivirus for Windows

Please try uploading your dumps again

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Hi guys. I can't change the effect of my "Shut Down" button. I follow the right instructions and select "Restart" or Hibernate" but it stays "Shut Down".

I know how to do it in properties menu of "Start" button, but it don't work. (Right-click and select properties and so on...... I know that route; don't change the effect). Whats the issue?? Thanx.

I follow these directions:
Changing Windows 7 Shutdown Button

A:Shut Down - Suspend - Hibernate - Restart Change

Forgive me, but you are clicking Apply after making the change? If so, have a look at Brinks tutorial, much more detailed, with several methods. Good luck.

Power Button - Start Menu

A Guy

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32-bit Vista Home Premium OEM, roughly 3.5 years old.

My problem--well, the main one I want sorted--is that of late, my laptop will BSOD and restart when I attempt to hibernate or shut down. In such a situation, all I can do is opt to restart in safe mode, from which it shuts down very quickly and easily. This is essentially an intensification of an earlier problem where to get my computer to shut off, I'd have to disconnect it from the mains electricity and try from there. Now it doesn't seem to care either way whether it's on the mains or not.

BlueScreenView flags up acpi.sys, hal.dll and ntkrnlpa.exe as problematic files, but despite Googling extensively the problem looks pretty specific to my machine so I've had to ask for pro help.

Can somebody please help me identify what's wrong?

A:BSOD on hibernate/shut down when not in safe mode

The problem seems to be caused by an unindentified driver. Try Driver Verifier to help find the cause.

Driver Verifier

I'd suggest that you firstbackup your data and then make sure you've got access to another computer soyou can contact us if problems arise. Then make a System Restore point (so youcan restore the system using the Vista/Windows 7 Startup Repair feature).

In Windows 7 you can make a Startup Repair disk by going to Start....AllPrograms...Maintenance...Create a System Repair Disc - with Windows Vistayou'll have to use your installation disk or the "Repair your computer"option at the top of the Safe Mode menu .

Then, here's the procedure:
- Go to Start and type in "verifier" (without the quotes) and press Enter
- Select "Create custom settings (for code developers)" and click"Next"
- Select "Select individual settings from a full list" and click"Next"
- Select everything EXCEPT FOR "Low Resource Simulation" and click"Next"
- Select "Select driver names from a list" and click "Next"
Then select all drivers NOT provided by Microsoft and click "Next"
- Select "Finish" on the next page.

Reboot the system and wait for it to crash to the Blue Screen. Continue to useyour system normally, and if you know what causes the crash, do thatrepeatedly. The objective here is to get the system to crash because Driver Verifier isstressing the drivers out... Read more

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