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Windows 7: Windows 7 Does Not Wake Up, What Do I DO?!

03 Sep 2011   #1
bildrk

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 
Windows 7 Does Not Wake Up, What Do I DO?!

Hi all, this is my second post today. Just when i get one problem figured out, out pops another one. First, when windows first booted, my screen sometimes didn't come on, but now it does. Now, when i put the computer to sleep, it doesn't wake up. I have to power it off and then power it back on. I really dislike doing this, and am really getting frustrated. If i can't get it fix quickly, i am going back to XP. Any and all help will be greatly appreciated. If requested, will list what all i have tried, as i have tried alot of different things. Thanks again.


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04 Sep 2011   #2
Quatrix

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

What are you doing to wake it up? My motherboard/BIOS lets me choose different ways to wake up the PC, and I chose the space bar. Pressing other keys or the mouse does nothing here.
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04 Sep 2011   #3
bildrk

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

i have set both the mouse and keyboard to wake it up. neither work, so i tried pressing the power button. it doesn't work either. i'm going to try and reinstall the latest drivers, and see if that works.
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04 Sep 2011   #4
bildrk

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

didn't work, i'm going back to XP. i freaking hate windows 7.
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04 Sep 2011   #5
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

OK, bye, but before you go have you checked your BIOS settings?
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04 Sep 2011   #6
bildrk

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

i changed my BIOS settings from S3 to S1, and that didn't help either. have any more suggestions?
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05 Sep 2011   #7
fjawodfc

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Is there anything relevant in Event Viewer? Does your PC case indicate that it's really in sleep/standby with a flashing LED or something?
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05 Sep 2011   #8
bildrk

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

yep, i know its asleep because my led blinks. no, event viewer doesn't tell me anything.
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06 Sep 2011   #9
fjawodfc

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I've had various sleep/hibernate issues with Windows 7 and my motherboard. Mine still freezes occasionally when waking. Let's see if we can figure this out.

Are you dual-booting XP and 7? And the PC still wakes properly after sleeping under XP?

What's the motherboard make and model?

Can you drop to a command prompt (run > cmd.exe), run "powercfg -a", and paste the output?

In the meantime, have you tried enabling hybrid sleep (Control Panel > Power Options > Change plan settings > Change advanced power settings > Sleep > Allow hybrid sleep)? That will hibernate at the same time so that if the system doesn't wake from sleep, it still resumes from where you left off.
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06 Sep 2011   #10
maxseven

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit 6.1 Build 7601 (SP1)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fjawodfc View Post
I've had various sleep/hibernate issues with Windows 7...
In the meantime, have you tried enabling hybrid sleep (Control Panel > Power Options > Change plan settings > Change advanced power settings > Sleep > Allow hybrid sleep)? That will hibernate at the same time so that if the system doesn't wake from sleep, it still resumes from where you left off.
I'm with fjawodfc, I have a pre-W7 PC that I upgraded to W7HPx64 and I could not get it to work properly with Sleep mode for love or money. Spent many weeks (months?) trying, before I gave-up and run it in Hibernate only, and this works very well indeed--I'm happy with it.

I have learned to love W7 and wouldn't go back to XP myself. Indeed the only issue(s) I've found with W7 are surrounding the Sleep/Standby functionality. Along with bildrk-type problems, some programs don't seem to know how to keep W7 alert, and it will go-to-Sleep (or in my case Hibernate) in the middle of operation e.g. virus scanning or something. I've learned though to look-for and deal with those (using W7's superior Task Scheduling capabilities).
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