Quote: Originally Posted by lior
I'm new to the forums and I'm hoping to get some help regarding two specific issues I've been experiencing lately with Windows 7.
1) As I'm on a laptop, my power settings are set to balanced. The system turns off the screen after 10 minutes of inactivity (the default setting). When I touch the pad to turn the screen back on, Windows freezes. I'll have to do ALT CTRL Delete to bring up the log-out menu and sign back in again. After I sign back in, Windows work normally. The only way around this I found is to manually change the power settings to prevent the screen from turning off altogether. Is this a known issue?
2) When I put my system to sleep, I find that it will turn on by itself and then shut itself off again. I think this may be related to automatic update at a given time. It happens at night. The system would just turn on and after 20 seconds or so shut itself down.
Regarding your second question. This is both a feature and a defect. When you put your computer to sleep, it is suppose to wake up to do any scheduled tasks, updates etc. But several have complained that if the task is time consumming, the puter does not stay awake long enough to finish the task. I have not followed the issue, so there may be a solution.
Regarding your first question, I am guessing that for some reason, you are using excessive memory, when your computer screen turns back on. Go to the event viewer type event viewer in search by start menu) and ck the viewer, it may give you a clue to what is happening.