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Windows 7: Sleep problem; Goes into deeper sleep w/shortcut

06 Sep 2009   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Sleep problem; Goes into deeper sleep w/shortcut

I have a notebook connected to a monitor with external mouse/keyboard.

When I put the notebook to sleep via the Start menu or the keyboard, it is able to wake out of it by moving the mouse around or pressing a key.
However, when I create a shortcut to it for Windows Task Scheduler to enter Sleep at a certain time, it won't wake out of it unless I press the Power button on the notebook itself.

Why is this? Of course I have wake by USB or whatever enabled in the BIOS otherwise it wouldn't wake out of it in the first instance.
Here's what my shortcut targets "C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,SetSuspendState"

So basically, I want a shortcut that puts my notebook into a lighter state of sleep that is able to be awoken by moving the mouse or pressing a key.

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06 Sep 2009   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello KJ, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Disabling hibernation using METHOD ONE in the tutorial below should allow the sleep shortcut to work as sleep instead.

Hibernate - Enable or Disable

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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06 Sep 2009   #3

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks for the welcome and solution!

Problem solved
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06 Sep 2009   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're welcome KJ.
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