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Windows 7: Sleep mode problem


04 Dec 2010   #1

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Sleep mode problem

Hey, im new on ere but just wondering can anyone help me? Been havin a weird problem with me machine the last few nights, when i leave it to go to sleep after watchin a film or something only the monitor will go to sleep. the computer is still running and there is no signal goin to the monitor. nothing will wake it up and i have to hold power to it shuts down. i have checked power managment already and changed them even tho they were both set to 5 mins just to make a fresh apply if ya know what i mean, any ideas?

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06 Dec 2010   #2

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bump

also, it will go to sleep and wake up no problem if i press the sleep button.

any ideas?
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06 Dec 2010   #3

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Hi! Graemzy, welcome to 7F

It would help if you filled out your system specs so everyone will know what we are dealing with.

Please go here, and read the rules, and then go to post #4 by Zidane24 to learn how to fill out your SystemSpecs.
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06 Dec 2010   #4

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Anak View Post
Hi! Graemzy, welcome to 7F

It would help if you filled out your system specs so everyone will know what we are dealing with.

Please go here, and read the rules, and then go to post #4 by Zidane24 to learn how to fill out your SystemSpecs.
Nice one thanks! Ill do it when i get home!
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06 Dec 2010   #5

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Graemzy View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Anak View Post
Hi! Graemzy, welcome to 7F

It would help if you filled out your system specs so everyone will know what we are dealing with.

Please go here, and read the rules, and then go to post #4 by Zidane24 to learn how to fill out your SystemSpecs.
Nice one thanks! Ill do it when i get home!
Happens to the best of us, apologies for omitting that link
http://www.sevenforums.com/general-d...ease-read.html

In general terms, Windows still, to this day has problems with some PC configurations, and hibernation.

Go back into Power Management and check to see if yours is checked to go on.
Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Power Options, then in the left pane click on "Change when the Computer sleeps"

Then like in the pix below click at #1, and the box to the left will open.
Scroll down to sleep, and click on the + to open sleep. It shows in #2 how I have my settings. to change any settings click on the blue words and a change box will open to allow you to make adjustments.

When done go to #3 to save Changes then OK your way out.


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06 Dec 2010   #6

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Quote:
nothing will wake it up
  • Open the Control Panel.
  • Click on the Device Manager icon.
  • Click on Continue in the UAC prompt.
  • Open the device's list that you want to change. Check the ones I have boxed.
  • Right click on the device name and click on Properties.
  • Click on the Power Management tab.
  • Check Allow this device to wake the computer.
  • For the Network Adapters there may be three settings I have all three checked.


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06 Dec 2010   #7

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Thanks, ill try the advanced power managment. not at my on machine at the mo. i have changed the power managment a few times. what is the difference between sleep mode and hibernation??

as for the device manager, ill try that again too because i cant rember if i turned the network adaptor on or off. i know i had the keyboard turned off before because it kept waking up the computer as soon as it tired to sleep. I have it turned on now but it still wont wake the comp. either will the mouse!

ps - i have filled in some of my specs, all i can rember about the motherboard is i think its an acer. ill fill in full when i get home.

thanks again!
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06 Dec 2010   #8

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Sleep is easier to say than "Standby", and Hibernate should be called "Deep, Deep Sleep".

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Like sleep, hibernation is a power-saving state. But while sleep typically saves your settings in memory and draws a small amount of power, hibernation saves your open documents and programs to your hard disk and then turns off your computer. Of all the power-saving states in Windows, hibernation uses the least amount of power.
More:http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/w...ently-asked-qu

As for your System Specs you can follow post #4 by Zidane24, and type in msinfo32.exe or you can use either of these free programs Belarc Advisor - Free Personal PC Audit or Speccy - System Information - Free Download they will offer much more information.

I have been thinking about how you stated your problem, and I'm beginning to think you might have a memory or video card problem.

Try this for the Memtest:
RAM - Test with Memtest86+

For the Video card:
Video Card - Stress Test with Furmark
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06 Dec 2010   #9

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Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

Something else, do you hear more the one beep when you start, re-start your machine?

Best I can tell you may have a Phoenix Bios in your Acer, Acer doesn't tell you much at their site:
Acer Support - Drivers & Support Documents

Go here to interpret the beep start-up codes (POST):
PC Hell: BIOS Error Beep Codes
When you get there click on Phoenix at the top, and it'll take you right to the Phoenix codes.
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06 Dec 2010   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

no i just have the one normal beep to say everything is ok with the machine!

my bios is AMI version PO1 - A3

My mainboard is Acer and model number is WMCP78M

maybe it could be a memory problem. i have set the paging file to give me between 10g and 11g extra? running 64 bit tho so this shouldn't be a problem. i have loads of extra space on the hard drive!

thanks for all your help!
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