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Laptop won't Shutdown/sleep/hibernate but restarts

Q: Laptop won't Shutdown/sleep/hibernate but restarts

Hi,

I have HCL ICON 1015 laptop, I have brand new HDD installed and just installed Windows 7.

My problem is when I shutdown my laptop every thing looks fine i.e. logging off, shutting down. But after couple of minutes the rotating wheel in front of "SHUTTING DOWN" stops rotating, power LED stays on and fan also stays on. HDD stops blinking.

My laptop is 3 years old and power LED is no longer as bright as it used be.

Thanks for you time and consideration.

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Hello all, I'm having two major issues with my x260 that may be unrelated but I somewhat suspect they are related. Firstly, I cannot update the BIOS. No matter what I try I always see "Secure Flash Authentication Failed" and I have tried:* Using the Windows BIOS update tool to flash to both the latest version and the version one higher* "Burning" the CD to a USB drive and using that to flash to both the latest version the version one higher.  Neither worked. I've also ensured that the secure rollback prevention is off in the BIOS and that the user bios flashing setting is enabled. The other issue I have is much more problematic. I cannot turn the computer off! If I do it just switches back on which is very disconcerting! It doesn't matter whether I turn it off via Windows, Linux, or even just pressing and holding the power button! It *still* turns back on!! **However**, if I press and hold the power button in for longer, say 15 seconds then it does finally click and stay off. Also closing the lid causes the computer to restart as does sleep, suspend and hibernate. All quite irritating :/ Help would be super appreciated, really don't know what to do at this point. Thanks!

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Hi,

I've just installed Windows 8 Pro 64bit edition on my Dell XPS L502X, overall the system runs ok but today i notice strange long restarts after waking up from sleep mode / hibernate and then it when back to the logon screen. Windows then will display a memory dump error.

Please help, could this be a driver issue?

A:Laptop restarts after sleep / hibernate in Windows 8 Pro 64bit

anyone? please help..

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For the past few days Windows refuses to shutdown. Everytime I select the sleep, hibernate or shutdown options it will reboot/reawaken straight away. I have tested the RAM which had no problems, I reinstalled Windows completely which didn't help & I checked power settings in BIOS to disable auto-restart. Laptop works fine when on, just refuses to power down - only holding the power button will get it to stop doing anything! Very annoying, can anyone help? Cheers.

A:Laptop will not sleep, hibernate or shutdown

Hello cakefish,
I hope this isn't a virus or some malware. I would force a hard shut down and then after waiting 20-30 seconds then boot into safe mode with networking. Update and run your Anti-virus and Malwarebytes several times and with luck it will pick something up and clean it out of your system.

After re-reading: When you re-installed W7 did you do a clean install where you formatted your drive again?

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My 4 year old HP Spectre xt 15 4011nr has a 500gb Hitachi hard drive with a 30gb seperate ssd cache in it. 
 
2 months ago I switched out the HD and put a Sandisk 480gb SSD in it. Then a week and half maybe in, the computer when I close the lid or click sleep/shutdown/hibernate, the computer will attempt to do it and the screen will turn off as normal but the computer is still running. It sometimes will not stop running unless I force shutdown with the power button. Sometimes it will shutdown regardless weather I clicked shutdown or sleep but that means I got a BSOD of driver power state failure and then it just turns off. The laptop runs fine other than that. 
 
So I contacted microsoft chat support and they weren't too much help but they said my SSD could be the cause but I'm sure it's not. BUT I switched the sandisk SSD with a Samsung 850 evo but it had the same issue. I even went back to the HD temporarily because that never had the issue but it was still not turning off correctly. 
 
I even refreshed my pc but keeping my personal files and that still didn't fix it. 
 
I assume it is my hardware but how can I figure out what hardware it is that is causing it? 
 
Here is my crash dump file if you want to look at it.  https://www.dropbox.com/s/z6eghde8nho4v2l/091216-6984-01.dmp?dl=0

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My 4 year old HP Spectre xt 15 4011nr has a 500gb Hitachi hard drive with a 30gb seperate ssd cache in it. 2 months ago I switched out the HD and put a Sandisk 480gb SSD in it. Then a week and half maybe in, the computer when I close the lid or click sleep/shutdown/hibernate, the computer will attempt to do it and the screen will turn off as normal but the computer is still running. It sometimes will not stop running unless I force shutdown with the power button. Sometimes it will shutdown regardless weather I clicked shutdown or sleep but that means I got a BSOD of driver power state failure and then it just turns off. The laptop runs fine other than that. So I contacted microsoft chat support and they weren't too much help but they said my SSD could be the cause but I'm sure it's not. BUT I switched the sandisk SSD with a Samsung 850 evo but it had the same issue. I even went back to the HD temporarily because that never had the issue but it was still not turning off correctly.I even refreshed my pc but keeping my personal files and that still didn't fix it. I assume it is my hardware but how can I figure out what hardware it is that is causing it?Here is my crash dump file if you want to look at it. https://www.dropbox.com/s/z6eghde8nho4v2l/091216-6984-01.dmp?dl=0

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Ever since I did something with my drivers, things have been going haywire. Here's a list of a few things that I have had issues with: sometimes when i'm using a speech application like skype or discord, sounds on my desktop are picked up through my mic even though i'm using a headset, my computer's automatic maintenance starts up at the most random times and it never seems to end, and whenever I shutdown, hibernate, or put my computer to sleep, my screen powers off, but my fan, power button light, and mouse lighting are still on; the fan is running as well but it's at a slower and quieter speed. All my drivers are updated, and so is my BIOS. My guess is that the BIOS update may have caused things to go haywire in my computer. Can anyone please help me solve this issue? I have to resort to pressing the power button to make my computer turn off or go to sleep. 

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HelloI have a ThinkPad T420 with this characteristics: CPU: Core i5 2520mRAM: 16 GB CrucialGraphics: Intel HD and NVIDIA NVS 4200Storages:1. SAMSUN SSD EVO 850 (as OS disk in a brocket inserted instead of DVD ROM)2. WD HDD 320GB 7200 rpmI have worked for several mounts with this system perfectly and there was no problem. Newly, a bad problem has been appeared: when I put the system to sleep for a prolonged, the system won't wake up (the power LED flashing, Bluetooth LED and CPU fan being on). After force shutdown, in the boot process BSD error occurs and after several restart, finally Windows will boot. The BSD occurs when I turn on the laptop after a prolonged shutdown or hibernate also. I emphasize that the problem occurs when sleep conditions (or being turned off or hibernated) is for a long time (more than an hour) and in short time periods, there is no error!!!! The computer restart command works properly (shutting down via the Windows and booting again). I tried several solutions from internet search as followed without permanent success!1. Check disk (with /f and /r flags)2. sfc /scannow3. Power management modifications (disabling hybrid sleep, disabling HDD turn off, disabling hibernation, disabling wake up timer)4. Installing fresh Windows (Windows 7 and 10) several times5. Updating bios to the latest version6. Updating windows to the latest released updates7. Updating drivers to the latest versions8. Disabling intel SpeedStep technology from within bi... Read more

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Everytime I put my computer to sleep or hibernate and wake it up, the computer restarts. How can I figure out which driver is causing this?

A:Computer Restarts on Sleep/Hibernate

Hi Shrutishah Welcome to SF,

One way to find is to check the Event viewer
Start > Eventvwr > Application
Check for Errors

Hope that helps

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My computer recently just stopped waking up from sleep/hibernate and restarts the computer. I have tried these things (in this order). I don't want to clean install all over again unless I have to and I really want to know what is causing the problem.

Updated video drivers and tried disabling a few USB options (allowing system to sleep). It seems like the problem started a couple of weeks after I upgraded the video drivers using microsoft update. Intel has it's own driver update utility, but everytime I ran it the utility gave me two choices, neither of which worked. ("Not compatible with your PC). It's very frustrating.
The BIOS is up to date (99% sure). Version 212. Unless they updated the BIOS without changing the number. I updated the BIOS shortly after Windows 10 came out, from the ASUS site.
I have tried a upgrade Win 10 repair install.
Refreshed the PC (keeping files).

I ran virus and malware scans in both normal and safe-mode, nothing found.
ANY HELP WILL BE GREATLY APPRECIATED.

EVENT LOG BELOW ​Log Name: System
Source: Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Power
Date: 5/3/2016 9:56:37 PM
Event ID: 41
Task Category: (63)
Level: Critical
Keywords: (70368744177664),(2)
User: SYSTEM
Computer: Laptop-Andy
Description:
The system has rebooted without cleanly shutting down first. This error could be caused if the system stopped responding, crashed, or lost power unexpectedly.
Event Xml:
<Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/eve... Read more

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My PC reboots/restarts when I attempt to wake it up by pressing the keyboard after having put it to sleep or hibernate. I do not get a BSOD.

Thanks for the help!

A:Restarts when coming out of Sleep or Hibernate

Make sure that your video driver is up to date in comparison to the manufacturer's website. If your system is an HP/Dell/Toshiba, install the drivers listed from their site instead of from AMD/Intel.

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HP G62-234DX laptop running Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit). OS was freshly reinstalled last week.

For the past month or so, I've had no sound output from speakers or headphone jack, and attempting to go into sleep mode has resulted in an instant shutdown no matter how sleep mode is started (via Start menu or by closing the lid.)

I suspect the problem is related to the audio problem, because I had it do the same thing booted into Ubuntu from a live CD. The sound card appears to be functioning normally inside Windows (it's configurable, the mixer indicates it's playing) and I have sound over HDMI, but the onboard speakers and headphone jack don't work.

The BIOS on this machine won't let me configure anything or I'd just disable the on-board audio entirely and see if that fixes it. As it stands right now, trying to uninstall the sound card just results in it reinstalling on my next reboot.

I'm open to any suggestions, advice or voodoo curses anyone has to recommend.

A:Crash during suspend, shutdown/hibernate restarts immediately

  
Quote: Originally Posted by quietude38


HP G62-234DX laptop running Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit). OS was freshly reinstalled last week.

For the past month or so, I've had no sound output from speakers or headphone jack, and attempting to go into sleep mode has resulted in an instant shutdown no matter how sleep mode is started (via Start menu or by closing the lid.)

I suspect the problem is related to the audio problem, because I had it do the same thing booted into Ubuntu from a live CD. The sound card appears to be functioning normally inside Windows (it's configurable, the mixer indicates it's playing) and I have sound over HDMI, but the onboard speakers and headphone jack don't work.

The BIOS on this machine won't let me configure anything or I'd just disable the on-board audio entirely and see if that fixes it. As it stands right now, trying to uninstall the sound card just results in it reinstalling on my next reboot.

I'm open to any suggestions, advice or voodoo curses anyone has to recommend.


What happens if you disable the sound card instead of uninstalling it? Does that help with the sleep issues?

To disable:
1. Click Start Menu
2. Right click My Computer
3. Click Manage
4. Select Device Manager from the left pane
5. Go to Sound, video and game controllers
6. Select the device that is not part of your HDMI system
7. Right click that device and select disable

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Whenever I put the screen down for the night, or after classes, when I open it up again, it informs me of an automatic restart due to a problem it has encountered with files in the Minidump folder and a Local sysdata.xml file. I have attached the file.

A:BSOD after sleep mode. Constant restarts after hibernate.

Please check to ensure that you have ALL available Windows Updates. It may take several trips to get them all.

Please uninstall the MotionInJoy program and physically remove the controller from your system (it's blamed in 2 of the memory dumps).
The xusb21.sys driver that dates from 2009 is known to cause BSOD's in some Windows systems. Unfortunately, there is no update available for this driver - so the only "solution" is to get another later-model controller (with the xusb22.sys driver).

Please uninstall the Paragon Software Group Apple Partition Map Driver as it is blamed in 2 of the memory dumps.

If all of this doesn't stop the BSOD's, please run Driver Verifier according to these instructions: Driver Verifier Settings

Analysis:
The following is for informational purposes only.

Code:
**************************Tue May 13 02:46:54.447 2014 (UTC - 4:00)**************************
Loading Dump File [C:\Users\John\SysnativeBSODApps\051314-14406-01.dmp]
Windows 8 Kernel Version 9200 MP (8 procs) Free x64
Built by: 9200.16628.amd64fre.win8_gdr.130531-1504
System Uptime:0 days 7:23:45.189
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for win32k.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for win32k.sys
Probably caused by :ntkrnlmp.exe ( nt!KiSwapContext+76 )
BugCheck 9F, {4, 12c, fffffa8010d554c0, fffff880009f4810}
BugCheck Info: DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE (9f)
Arguments:
Arg1: 0000000000000004, The power transition timed out waiting... Read more

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I have seen a lot of these topics around, but I can't see to find any that answer the question.

Windows 7 will will shutdown if I hold down the power button, however it will not shutdown when manually hitting "Shutdown" or just pushing the power button once. Everything looks normal when it's shutting down, it says it's shutting down. The lights on the case and fans go off, the fans shut off, yet a few seconds after the fans shutdown completely, the computer magically starts back up again. So it does shutdown (technically, all the signs are there) but it starts back up.

Aside from the shutdown feature not working, sleep doesn't work (I don't use hibernate because I don't want to waste SSD write cycles). When I put the computer into sleep mode, it shuts down the fans and lights, however just like the shutdown issue, the computer powers itself back on (wake on LAN is off). Even though it is powered on, it isn't out of sleep mode. None of the peripheral devices work and I can't get the monitors to turn back on, therefore I have to hard boot the computer by holding down the power button. When I turn the computer back on, it is back where I left it before I put it into sleep mode.

None of this makes since to me so I came here for help.

Side note: System Restore is turned off.

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Hello,

So I am stumped I have searched the net over and over. So I have come here for some advice.

Win 7
- x86 (32-bit) or x64 ?
-- x64
- the original installed OS on the system?
-- 32 bit vista
- an OEM or full retail version?
-- Full Retail = you purchased it from retailer
- What is the age of system (hardware)?
-- 1 1/2 years or so
- What is the age of OS installation (have you re-installed the OS?)
-- First Install of 7, trying to avoid a new install (11 JAN 11 for install)

I had read something about Biometrics being an issue, found Hot Fix from MS, that didnt work
then un-installed the biometrics device completly and didnt stop the crashes.

updated all of my drivers.

tried a registry cleaner...

I dont know whats up.

It was happening prior to an install of 8 gigs of RAM 3 before.

Any help is greatly appreciated, I am at a loss.
Thank you
Mike

A:Seven BSOD Shutdown, Hibernate or sleep

Hi 2bz2p,

Your dump files from the last few days all indicate Memory Corruption.

Suggest to run Memtest86+ overnight.RAM - How to Test with Memtest86+Also See:Guide to using Memtest86+I'm looking for outdated drivers.

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I have an HP Pavilion tx 2000 tablet PC. When I shutdown Vista Home Premium 32bit, it takes a few seconds. Putting into sleep mode takes 30+ seconds. Putting into hibernation - even longer. The system comes out of sleep almost instantly. A cold boot versus starting from hibernation takes about the same amount of time - although hibernation seems to take a bit longer.

I have the very same issue on my HP desktop. My wife's IBM IdeaPad has the same issue with hibernate - but her sleep function works perfectly. (All units have Vista Home Premium 32 bit.)

Is hibernate pretty much useless in Vista? If one of the main points of hibernation is to get on and off a PC faster, why does it take longer than a cold boot? With sleep, why does putting my HP pcs to sleep take so long yet my wife's IBM goes off almost instantly? When I spoke to HP, they basically told me that using sleep or hibernate is a waste of time in Vista. Is it Vista or is it HP???

Any help is appreciated.

Dave

A:Sleep and Hibernate take longer than Shutdown

Hello snsd, welcome to Vista Forums!




Have a look at the tutorial at the link below to see if there's a resolution to your issues; be sure to post back with an update.

Power Options and Sleep Mode Problems

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I think it because of Intel Management Engine Interface (MEI) Driver or powercfg settings/power Option failure, need help to troubleshoot please, because i cant play my games like before.

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I just upgraded to Windows 8 Enterprise x64 RTM yesterday, and have noticed an annoying problem that wasn't present under Windows 7 Enterprise x64 (which I was running previously). Specifically, the machine will not sleep, will not hibernate and will not shut down. When any of the three are attempted, they appear to succeed, but then the computer will immediately wake up again. In the case of a shutdown, the computer will actually power completely off and then start right back up immediately. I never used to sleep the machine in Windows 7, but I know the hibernation used to work and certainly shutting down did as well, as I shut the machine down every night.

In the event viewer, I have a Power-Troubleshooter event (ID 1) every time the machine wakes back up from an attempted sleep, hibernation or shutdown, but it always indicates that the wake source is "Unknown." I have tried unplugging every single Ethernet, USB and eSATA cable from the PC until nothing was left plugged in but the monitors, audio out and AC power -- just in case a device was sending a magic packet or some kind of wake-up signal. Even so, I still experienced the same immediate waking problems on shutdown, hibernate or sleep.

I was able to solve the inability to shut down by disabling Windows 8's "Fast Startup" option, which as I understand it uses a kind of hybrid hibernation. It makes sense that this would help, since hibernation is not working properly on my system. At least w... Read more

A:Win8 RTM: Can't sleep, hibernate, shutdown or WOL

I've put together some additional information on this issue, though I am not really any closer to solving it.

If I try to put the computer to sleep, after it immediately wakes itself back up, the process "System interrupts" starts perpetually chewing 10-20% of CPU cycles. This suggests a driver or a hardware problem somewhere. I've tried disabling my onboard network adapters, disabling all of my audio inputs and killing the print spooler process, but none of these tricks helped. I might have to keep going down the list in Device Manager and disabling near everything in a bid to find out what it is.

Also, I've used the powercfg command line tool to run some diagnostics on the sleeping / hibernation issue. In running powercfg /requests, I found that \FileSystem\srvnet has recently sent requests to my machine. However, after changing my power profile to allow the computer to sleep even in the event of filesharing activity, and furthermore setting up a request override for srvnet, I found that the computer is still waking up right away and the problem remains unsolved. It even refuses to sleep when powercfg /requests lists no requests whatsoever for any of the categories.

I also ran powercfg /energy and then tried putting the machine to sleep; the resulting energy report informed me that I have four USB devices not entering the Selective Suspend state, but also claims that this issue will not prevent the system from sleeping. The only other error in the e... Read more

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Hey guys something new that crossed my mind. Do most of the users shutdown, leave the computer on, hibernate, or sleep their computer. Is there any real advantage to any of them? Does not shutting a computer down leave a security or health risk for it?
 

A:Do you Shutdown, Sleep, or Hibernate your Computer?

Windows 10 with Fast Startup disabled - Shutdown.

You may find this an interesting read, What?s the Difference Between Sleep and Hibernate in Windows?
 

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I have seen a lot of these topics around, but I can't see to find any that answer the question.

Windows 7 will will shutdown if I hold down the power button, however it will not shutdown when manually hitting "Shutdown" or just pushing the power button once. Everything looks normal when it's shutting down, it says it's shutting down. The lights on the case and fans go off, the fans shut off, yet a few seconds after the fans shutdown completely, the computer magically starts back up again. So it does shutdown (technically, all the signs are there) but it starts back up.

Aside from the shutdown feature not working, sleep doesn't work (I don't use hibernate because I don't want to waste SSD write cycles). When I put the computer into sleep mode, it shuts down the fans and lights, however just like the shutdown issue, the computer powers itself back on (wake on LAN is off). Even though it is powered on, it isn't out of sleep mode. None of the peripheral devices work and I can't get the monitors to turn back on, therefore I have to hard boot the computer by holding down the power button. When I turn the computer back on, it is back where I left it before I put it into sleep mode.

None of this makes since to me so I came here for help.

Side note: System Restore is turned off.

~King
 

A:Windows 7 won't Shutdown, Sleep, or Hibernate

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A:BSOD + shutdown when entering sleep/hibernate

Code:
Nombre de host: SERVIDOR
Nombre del sistema operativo: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate
Versi?n del sistema operativo: 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Compilaci?n 7601
Fabricante del sistema operativo: Microsoft Corporation
Configuraci?n del sistema operativo: Estaci?n de trabajo independiente
Tipo de compilaci?n del sistema operativo: Multiprocessor Free
Propiedad de: FARMACIA
Organizaci?n registrada:
Id. del producto: 00426-OEM-8992662-00400
Since you are using a Dell OEM installation of Windows, try updating the Dell system drivers.

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I need to be able to wake my computer from sleep. This worked perfectly in Windows 7 before I upgraded but now it is broken. I have exhausted everything I can think of and find online:
My NIC is the only wake armed deviceIn the device manager it's set to wake on magic packetIn the device manager it's set to never be turned off to conserve powerIn Power Button options I've tried toggling fast bootIn Advanced power options I've tried toggling allow hybrid sleep

WoL works when I shut the computer down but not from sleep or hibernate.

This guy seems to be in a similar situation: Phil Pendlebury – Windows 8 – Wake Over LAN – It Works! – It but he was able to make it work from hibernate.

I would be OK with just using Hibernate if it was working but the MS KB article on WoL says that it is supported in S3 sleep: Wake-on-LAN behavior in Windows 8

Any ideas? Thanks!

A:WoL works from full shutdown but not sleep or hibernate

I am having the same issue. WOL only working from full shut down but not sleep or hibernate.

If you manage to fix it I'd love to know.

Quoting from an article by MS themselves.
Wake-on-LAN behavior in Windows 8





Windows 8: In Windows 8, the default shutdown behavior puts the system into hybrid shutdown (S4) and all devices are put into D3. Remote Wake-On-LAN from hybrid shutdown (S4) or classic shutdown (S5) is unsupported. Network adapters are explicitly not armed for Wake-On-LAN in both the classic shutdown (S5) and hybrid shutdown (S4) cases because users expect zero power consumption and battery drain in the shutdown state. This behavior removes the possibility of spurious wakes when explicit shutdown was requested. As a result, Wake-On-LAN is only supported from sleep (S3) or hibernate (S4) in Windows 8.



So according to them WOL isn't supposed to work from shutdown but only sleep or hibernate. I don't really care for wake from shutdown, I just want wake from sleep to work

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I have been trying to figure this out for awhile now.  Any time I try to shutdown my computer, put it to sleep or hibernate it just hangs then crashes.  I have tried different video drivers, Windows updates and lots of searching around.  I do have an SSD drive with the operating system and a few apps and a secondary platter drive for storage and other apps.  I think it has something to do with that setup and also a driver. 
 
I am new to this forum so please let me know what other information I can provide.  For some reason I cannot paste into the forum post so I am attaching my BlueScreenView BSOD output and a link to my Speccy profile.
 
Any help would greatly be appreciated.

A:Windows 8.1 cannot shutdown, sleep or hibernate, BSOD

Suggest you go back to using Windows 8.  Only way that 8.1 is not going to work properly, is if you did not install the device drivers for the computer.  Your Speccy is garbage.  Suggest you go to your computer or motherboard manufacturer's website and see if they have Windows 8 device drivers available.

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Dear, I found some strange issue with my Lenovo ThinkPad X230 on Windows 10. When i've attached the battery, I try to shutdown, hibernate and sleep the labtop but the laptop didnt shutdown or hibernate properly. The screen is turn off, the WIFI symbol still bright, the power button light still blink and the fan still spining. i need to force shutdown by pressing the power button for 10 sec to turn everything off. On the other hand, if i take the battery off, pluged the power cord, everything will work fine. I can shutdown, hibernate and sleep. I used Lenovo Service Bridge to scan and install the lastest version of every driver. I also flashed the BIOS to lastest version. Unfotunately, the problem still persists.

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Hi all,

For about a year and a half now i have owned a htpc based on a DFI P55-T36 board.
Everything is running great and i'm very content ever since i switched to XBMC software etc. etc.

There's just one problem for me...
No matter what i do, Sleep mode will not work correctly with this machine.

Also...i have recently purchased a Ortek VRC-1100 remote which works very well with MCE and XBMC out of the box.
This remote has a power button which will send the keyboard command to put the machine to sleep (i believe its Win + S?).

Anyway, in both of these cases i would very much like to Shutdown the PC rather then use Sleep mode at all.

Is there any way to disable sleep mode entirely in Windows 7?

So whenever a sleep mode command is sent, the PC will simply shutdown?

A:Turn Sleep/Hibernate mode into Shutdown?

That would be in your Power managment settings you set it to NEVER it will not go to sleep or Hibernate

Goodluck

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Hi, subject already sais it. T440p, Windows 8.1 64 bit: when I go to Control Panel\Hardware and Sound\Power Options\System Settings and choose Choose what the power buttons do, no matter what I chose, pressing the power button has no effect. I always have to grab the mouse or use the keyboard. What's the issue here? Thanks

A:Power button does not shutdown/hibernate/sleep

Hi, I've got the same issue, did you solve it?

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Hi.  I'm not sure if this is a Windows issue or a Dell issue.
I have a Dell Inspiron 15, 5000 Series laptop, running Windows 8.1.  I have had the computer for about 2.5 years. 
My issue started about a year ago.  When I put the computer to sleep, or shut down, or hibernate, it sometimes (about 25% of the time) will not resume properly.  
When it does not resume properly, I turn on the computer and the Dell logo is on the screen (as if it is about to load Windows) but then it just freezes there and makes no progress.
I have to hold the power button to shut down, wait a minute or so, and then power on again.  About 90% of the time, the computer will start up Windows properly.  About 10% of the time, I get the frozen Dell logo screen again and then I have to
power down and power back up again.
I have noticed that this issue is more likely to happen if the laptop has been without power for over a few hours.  I bring my laptop between home and work.  I don't think the issue has ever occurred when the computer has been plugged into power
the entire time.
If anyone has any suggestions, please let me know.  Thank you.

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I have seen a lot of these topics around, but I can't see to find any that answer the question.

Windows 7 will will shutdown if I hold down the power button, however it will not shutdown when manually hitting "Shutdown" or just pushing the power button once. Everything looks normal when it's shutting down, it says it's shutting down. The lights on the case and fans go off, the fans shut off, yet a few seconds after the fans shutdown completely, the computer magically starts back up again. So it does shutdown (technically, all the signs are there) but it starts back up.

Aside from the shutdown feature not working, sleep doesn't work (I don't use hibernate because I don't want to waste SSD write cycles). When I put the computer into sleep mode, it shuts down the fans and lights, however just like the shutdown issue, the computer powers itself back on (wake on LAN is off). Even though it is powered on, it isn't out of sleep mode. None of the peripheral devices work and I can't get the monitors to turn back on, therefore I have to hard boot the computer by holding down the power button. When I turn the computer back on, it is back where I left it before I put it into sleep mode.

None of this makes since to me so I came here for help.

Side note: System Restore is turned off.

A:Windows 7 doesnt sleep-hibernate or shutdown..:(

It's often a piece of incompatible hardware which prevents sleep or shutdown from operating normally, unless it used to work properly until recently, in which case it may be necessary to repair your Windows installation.

Start off by running the System File Checker:

Start >> Run

Type SFC /SCANNOW

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Hello knowledgeable forum people, I am hoping for some help.

My computer crashes on shutdown, restart and I suspect hibernate (I think that is what causes them while it sits idle). It was more broken yesterday than it is now, as I have seemingly solved some of the problems. I have included some history below, just in case it's useful.

--- HISTORY ---

I got back from a trip (4 month exchange) and installed 26 windows updates. only KB2607576 failed, then it worked when windows tried again. When I opened Windows after that, my NIC card and several USB drivers weren't working (code 10 I think... certain .dlls didn't load). I had to disable/reenable each device/usb one in order to get them working. Occasionally the system would hang while I did this, usually on the last USB - forcing a manual power off.

I eventually rolled back to a restore solved before I left for my exchange and; updated my BIOS, chipset and USB to the latest from the manu's site. I figure windows installed the new USB 3.0 drivers (Renases USB 3.0 Host Controller/Root Hub) without any regard to my chipset/bios version and this somehow caused the problem - though I have no evidence and little experience in this area.

Windows was also telling me Skype wasn't working, though it appeared to be working fine (it gave mo the fix a problem with... dialogue). I have re-installed Skype since.

Now everything seems to be working (NIC, USB, etc.), except for the crashes. When it crashes, I see a BSOD. A BSOD was happe... Read more

A:BSOD on Shutdown, Restart, Sleep, Hibernate; 0x0000001E

Easy, these were virtually all caused by yoour AppleCharger.sys

Unable to load image \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\AppleCharger.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for AppleCharger.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for AppleCharger.sys
Probably caused by : AppleCharger.sys ( AppleCharger+270c )

I would remove it at least to test.

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AOA n Hi

I have found that sleep and hibernate options are disabled with ShutDown Buttons. due to this, when lid is down, my laptop is still working.
Also, when i go to controlPAnel<<Power Options << then ....there is options of "Change settings that are currently unavailable" when i click it, options becomes unvisible. Also in the Power Plan Options...(on the same window/tab), When i click ComboBox for Battery and Plugged in......There are no Options of Sleep or Hibernate, only "Do nothing" and "ShutDown" options are there.

Please help. Thanks in anticipation.

A:Sleep and Hibernate options are disabled with ShutDown Button

1.) Is your laptop up to date with the latest drivers?

See here: Automatically Find HP Updates | HP Support

That website will search your HP laptop for driver updates. Download and install all driver updates found.

2.) Try this as well: Microsoft fix it-enable hibernation

That is a microsoft fix it that will enable hibernation for you.

3.) More information:

Troubleshoot power problems

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I have an HP 2000-2b22DX Notebook PC running Windows 8 64-bit. When I set my computer to sleep, shutdown, or hibernate, it won't actually do so. Programs close (if I'm shutting down), the screen goes black, but the wifi indicator light does not turn off, the fan doesn't stop running, and the computer doesn't turn off or sleep. The only way to bring it out of this state is to let it run it out of power or to hold the on/off button.
When it turns back on, a message telling me that my 'PC ran into a problem that caused it to restart' comes on and the following files are implicated:
C:\Windows\Minidump\013113-15453-01.dmp
C:\Users\AppData\Local\Temp\WER-56890-0.sysdata.xml
C:\Windows\MEMORY.DMP
It originally started doing this about 30% of the time, then maybe 60%, and now it's every time.
I have tried updating my BIOS and, while it helped temporarily, it didn't stop the problem. Kaspersky did not indicate any problems either.

Here's the info from SysInfo:
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2328M CPU @ 2.20GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3985 Mb
Graphics Card: Microsoft Basic Render Driver, 14 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 452112 MB, Free - 404416 MB; D: Total - 24037 MB, Free - 2900 MB;
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 1854
Antivirus: Kaspersky Internet Security, Updated and Enabled
 

A:Solved: Computer Hangs on Shutdown/Hibernate/Sleep

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Hi Folks. As the title says, I have had my laptop since xmas but only in the last month has this occured. After hibernating or sleeping i return to the desktop, often after many hours as I have been at work, and find the error "windows has recovered from an unexpected shutdown"
 
Can anyone recommend steps to stop this happening?
 
speccy - 
http://speccy.piriform.com/results/ujwkOPjJubmBLgawXAFBNAU

A:"windows has recovered from an unexpected shutdown" after hibernate/sleep!

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 
Louis

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Hi all . This is my problem, when i open start menu and click on white arrow, the options shutdown, restart, hibernate and sleep are missing. Also if i try shutdown my PC using Alt+F4 it will not respond. I can close a program using Alt+F4 but it will now react when i need to shutdown my PC with it, if you know what i mean. I think i have this problem since I installed SP1 . for now i use red button as shutdown button but it is really annoying because something is missing, I like it all to be in its place. You can see attachment for some details.

EDIT: i have vista home premium so any solution that goes trough local policies editor will not work

Ivan.
 

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Computer: Dell Latitude E6400 running Windows 7 Professional
When the user clicks start -> shutdown > The shutdown, restart, sleep and hibernate buttons are all greyed out. This is actually the second user we've had with this issue with. For the first user I fixed the problem using the below gpedit.msc fix,
but for this other user, it doesn't change anything.
gpedit.msc fix:
"User Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Start Menu and Taskbar -> Remove and prevent access to the Shut Down, Restart, Sleep, and Hibernate commands" to Disabled.
I've also tried adding the following registry keys
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\ Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer created a 32bit DWORD named NoClose and set the option to 0. 

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\ Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer created a 32bit DWORD named NoClose and set the option to 0.
Lastly I have scanned the machine with two different anti-virus programs, and each found no issues. I can't get the shutdown option to not be greyed out. Anyone have any suggestions I haven't tried already?
Thanks,
VinnyVinny http://www.intermedia.net

A:Windows 7 - Shutdown, Restart, Sleep and Hibernate buttons greyed out

AHA, I found in gpedit.msc under Computer Configuration -> Windows Setting -> Security Setting -> Local Policies -> User Right Assignment is a control for Shutdown, and the group "Users" was not in the list.
I can't test to see if this worked as the computer is in NY, I'm in California and I have disconnected my OCS session, so I will update tomorrow when the user gets into work. Maybe this did the trick???Vinny http://www.intermedia.net

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hi every time I try to shutdown restart or put it to sleep or hibernate it starts to then 20-30 later I get a blue screen that says

driver_power_state_failure
0x0000009f(0x00000003,0x84aeddb8,0x84f09e18,0x85b9d5p0)

and i don't know how to fix it i need help.

A:bsod 0x0000009f problem with shutdown restart sleep and hibernate

Welcome
For a start lets use an easy suggestion that has worked for many. Change your power settings to High Performance and not power save.
Step 2
Power Options and Sleep Mode Problems

If after trying this easy suggestion, if you still have problems, I will give you the more traditional suggestions.

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Hi all . This is my problem, when i open start menu and click on white arrow, the options shutdown, restart, hibernate and sleep are missing. Also if i try shutdown my PC using Alt+F4 it will not respond. I can close a program using Alt+F4 but it will now react when i need to shutdown my PC with it, if you know what i mean. I think i have this problem since I installed SP1 . for now i use red button as shutdown button but it is really annoying because something is missing, I like it all to be in its place. You can see attachment for some details.

EDIT: i have vista home premium so any solution that goes trough local policies editor will not work.

Ivan.

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Hi,

Every time I try to put put my laptop to sleep, hibernate, restart it or shutdown, it stalls for about 10 minutes before giving me a Driver Power State Failure.

Having installed "WhoCrashed" and "Windbg", I was able to determine it was related to "ntkrnlmp.exe", "ndis.sys", "raspppoe.sys" and a vpn driver at one point or another. I "believe" I managed to uninstall the offending vpn driver but of course still overall have the same issue.

This appeared to occur while trying to do a windows update last week but I can't be sure. I presume, there is a out of date or corrupt driver but just can't seem to determine which one.

Many thanks in advance,

Hob

A:Driver Power State Failure on Sleep, Hibernate, Restart or Shutdown

Please remove / disable items from the startup in taskmanager
These programs could interfere with the boot process giving you trouble and increase the boot time.
Daemon tools, Alcohol 120% and Power Archiver Pro uses SCSI Pass Through Direct (SPTD), which is a well known cause for BSOD's.
Please remove Daemon Tools and run the SPTD pass through remover.

Uninstall Daemon ToolsDownload the SPTD standalone installer and follow these steps:
Double click the executable to open itClick on the button shown below

If the button is grayed out, like in the image, there is no more SPTD installation on your system, and you can close the window

   Warning
Programs that claim to update your drivers install either the wrong or corrupted drivers.
If you have installed any driver with Driver Booster 3, please remove them as it may cause trouble.
ONLY install the drivers from your manufacturer!

Please remove your VPN software.

Code:
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for tap0901.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for tap0901.sys

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While issuing the shutdown/reset/sleep/hibernate command from windows 7 or 10 the laptop spontaneously freezes and I have to take out the battery or keep the power button 10s pressed.What I mean by freeze is that the screen goes blank but the processor is still running.The interesting thing is that if I execute the hibernate command and the laptop freezes when force stop the laptop and turn it back on again it resumes the previous state windows was in before restarting it. So from windows point of view shutdown is executed but somewhere in the last step just before turning the processor of something goes wrong.This behavior happens spontaneously, I have seen it happens most when using the laptop on battery for 1-2 hours and then executing a sleep.I have tried deactivating all power saving options from windows power center and bios.My BIOS version is 2.68 and have the latest drivers from lenovo website.I suspect the bios version 2.67, 2.68 might be the problem since after upgrading to these versions the problems started to appear.Did anyone else encounter these problem and have a solution ?If not, does anyone know how to make a bios downgrade to 2.64, downloading the update from http://support.lenovo.com/ro/en/downloads/ds029187 I can not apply it (in bios I have allowed to flash older versions.

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Hi, I've been trying to set up my old Acer Aspire Timeline X pc as a Plex media server. I noticed that the laptop immediately wakes from sleep. When idle it'll eventually go into sleep mode and then immediately wake again. This is confirmed from the event viewer log but the reason for wake is listed as unknown.

Running powercfg -requests from the command line indicated Legacy Kernel Caller preventing sleep mode but I can't figure out what the root cause is. I have just clean installed Windows 10 and even after that the PC won't sleep. I've tried disabling network drivers etc but no luck. I have also noticed that when I opt to shutdown from the Windows 10 start menu, the PC shutsdown but then immediately boots again. So it's restarting not shutting down. Don't know if the two are related?

If anyone can offer any advice I'd appreciate it. It'll make a good media server PC but I don't want it running all the time. Thanks in advance.
 

A:Acer notebook won't sleep + restarts not shutdown

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Fairly recent build, been on the EVGA forums, MB has the latest BIOS (previous versions do the same thing).

Is there a way to find out what on my network keeps my computer from staying shut off? Is there a setting I need to change some where? I have everything set to default presently so I can start from square one in diagnosing this problem.

A:Computer restarts when I click shutdown and won't sleep.

I did disable WOL for my i217 port from within the BIOS, but I'd still like to know what the issue is.

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My Portege started to crash on shut down two days ago. I tried the following solutions:
- Verify McAfee was up to date ok, tried spybot and superantivirus, no threats found
- Verify disc ok
- Followed up all Toshiba TEMPRO messages to update drivers
- Returned to a recovery point a week ago ok

All works well, I can use all my programs and hybernate works ok untill...... the system wants to shut down

The shutdown window will not disappear
The laptop gets warm, the fan increases in speed and finally crashes with blue screen
The it restarts itself and the cycle starts all over again

The only way to stop this process is to keep the power switch for a few seconds

I ran out of ideas how to solve this, suggestions are welcome

A:Portege R830-10L BSOD on shutdown, restarts, goes to sleep and crash

Obviously something ?blocks? regular shut down.

Last step to fix this is recovery image installation. After dong this you will have clean preinstalled OS and everything will be OK again.

By the way: before you shut down your notebook check which background processes are active and try to end some of them manually, just to see if shutdown is blocked by some of them. If you will be able to find out what is wrong there you can remove certain application or disable any service that can be responsible for this.

Play a bit with all this.

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Since upgrading my Brand New Dell Laptop to Windows 7 my laptop crashed because of itunes. After uninstalling itunes the computer stopped going into sleep, hibernate and even shutting down. When I try sleep or hibernate the screen goes blank but the power button on my Dell Inspiron remains fully lit. On sleep it pulsates and on hibernate it is extinguished. When I try to resume the system does nothing except chirp when i hit the spacebar, shift, or enter keys. When I try to shutdown my computer the screen simply says logging off indefinitely, I have even tried letting it "shut down" over night and nothing happened. I am getting really frustrated with microsoft because I know that Windows 7 is to blame for the problems that are occurring with my NEW computer that had no problems at all until the upgrade that was authorized by Dell after I met all system requirements.

Can anybody help me?????

A:Laptop will not Hibernate, Sleep,

I would start over and get a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 now that you're here at the site which specializes in that.

An Upgrade install is an inferior install, as is any factory preinstalled OS. It's the difference between having the worst possible install of Win7 you can have, or the best one. Your choice.

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whenever my laptop is in sleep it goes into hibernation after a period of time.. the only problem i have with this is that the hibernation feature freezes my comp due to a known issue that has no drivers yet

So just give me the steps

A:How do I make my laptop not hibernate when its in sleep

Start>Control Panel>Power Options>Advanced Power options>Sleep>Set hibernate to "Never"

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My Acer TM8172 TravelMate happily connects to my home network, which also contains two desktop computers, another larger laptop and a network printer. The TravelMate and both desktops run Win 7 Pro. The other laptop, which doesn?t get much use, runs Win 7 Home Premium.

The TravelMate is a lower power laptop designed for long battery life. It has an i3 processor and has been very successful but takes forever to boot. Therefore I usually try to put it to Sleep or tell it to Hibernate rather than fully shut it down. It will always go to sleep or hibernate correctly if neither of the desktop machines is running but if one or other of the desktops is awake about one third of the time the TravelMate hangs while being put to sleep or hibernation. The screen goes black and nothing else happens no matter how long it is left. Control can then only be regained by holding the power switch off for some seconds. One night I experimented by leaving it in the hung state. Result ? totally flat battery next morning.

I never have the problem:
1.When I fully shut the TravelMate down, regardless of whether or not the desktop computers are running.
2.When the TravelMate is connected to any other network elsewhere. It connects and disconnects automatically with the network at work and has been connected at various times to many private and public networks both locally and overseas. I?ve never had it refuse to go to sleep or to hibernate in those situations.

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A:Laptop refusal to sleep or hibernate

If this is still the factory install that is the worst possible install of Win7 one can have, larded with bloatware and duplicate utilities that interfere with much better versions built into Win7. I would do what most tech enthusiasts do and Clean Reinstall Windows 7.

Until then you can Clean Up Factory Bloatware to see if it helps.

Sleep issues are mainly Display driver issues so enable Automatically deliver drivers via Windows Update (Step 3) to Check For Updates, install all Important and Optional Updates which may include drivers and patches needed to make your hardware and software run correctly.

If this doesn't resolve the sleep issues then work through the steps for Sleep Mode Problems - Vista Forums

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I recently replaced Linux on my laptop with Windows 7 and since then I have had a problem that when I put my machine to S3 sleep for a long period, i.e. overnight, I wake up and find that the machine is in hibernate. This is unacceptable to me because I make a habit of writing as soon as I wake up, and the ten minute delay while the machine is coming out of hibernate means that I lose my thoughts. how do I get the machine to stay in S3 sleep?

The machine is a Thinkpad R61i and the third-party battery is showing signs of age, but I always leave the machine plugged into the mains overnight. And as I said, I never had this problem when I was using Linux.

A:I go to bed and laptop is in sleep. I wake up and it is in hibernate.

Yes S4 seems to be a feature in Laptops to save drainage on the Battery ...

How long does it take the Laptop to boot ?

Surely it must be faster that way ?
Have you updated your Ram ?

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