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Windows 7: Win 7 goes to sleep at the wrong time...


05 Aug 2009   #1

Windows 7 x64 (Ultimate)
 
 
Win 7 goes to sleep at the wrong time...

I normally don't have a problem with this since I don't really use the Sleep mode but last night, I had to burn a DVD from a Back-up of my Office Files I had done so I left the computer on all night as I started to do this minutes prior to going to bed.

I woke up this morning to find that the PC had gone to sleep, Great it worked, problem is that the DVD is now a nice coaster as it didn't finish burning it. It appears the pc went to sleep before the burning process was over. I have it set up to go to sleep 1 hour after the monitor goes to sleep but, why would the system not recognize a burning process? doesn't the hard drive moves when you burn? if the sleep mode needs to start when the pc has been idle for over 1 hour and the burning process makes this impossible since the pc is NOT idle... what happened?

I just figured out that this is not the first time this happens as the last time I downloaded the Realtek audio drivers, same thing happened to me, I had set i up for 20 minutes before, and we all know how slow that site is when it comes to downloading their drivers.

Any hints on what to do or look for will be appreciated.


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05 Aug 2009   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

I believe that the idle part is misleading here...idle is defined as (please correct me if I am wrong) you personally not using the computer...not the computer doing a task. My Reccomendation in this case is to plan ahead and alllow it ample time to go to sleep...the max is 4 hours I believe and setting it to that or a value lower that would suffice would be appropriate
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05 Aug 2009   #3

vista x64
 
 

cough it's 5 hours cough
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05 Aug 2009   #4

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Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

I know this AstaLaVistas problem. Only solution I've found is to disable auto-sleep/hibernate when leaving computer to run a task alone.

Zidane, I guess you are right. But how to tell to system it is not idle even if the user hasn't touched mouse and kb in a while. Shouldn't sleep process first control there definitely is nothing going on?

I'm wondering...

Kari
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05 Aug 2009   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sammy View Post
cough it's 5 hours cough
details...who needs 'em
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05 Aug 2009   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
I know this AstaLaVistas problem. Only solution I've found is to disable auto-sleep/hibernate when leaving computer to run a task alone.

Zidane, I guess you are right. But how to tell to system it is not idle even if the user hasn't touched mouse and kb in a while. Shouldn't sleep process first control there definitely is nothing going on?

I'm wondering...

Kari
you would believe so...There is probably a reg hack there somewhere to change the behavior of sleep...but as it stands sleep is based on the user not the computer
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05 Aug 2009   #7

Windows 7 x64 (Ultimate)
 
 

So XP has this little problem, Vista as well and nothing has been done on win 7 to fix the issue? Far fetched if you ask me... there's got to be a logical explanation for this, right?
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05 Aug 2009   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AstaLaVista View Post
So XP has this little problem, Vista as well and nothing has been done on win 7 to fix the issue? Far fetched if you ask me... there's got to be a logical explanation for this, right?
The only reason I could come up with is that if sleep was based on the computer's activity than the slighest cpu increase would kill sleep and bring the computer up...only thing I could think of
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