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Windows 7: Desktop no longer will go to sleep properly..

14 Jun 2010   #1

Desktop no longer will go to sleep properly..

i iddnt see the proper forum for this..mods are welcomed to move it..but for some reason my pc wont sleep properly...the monitors shut off the keyboard shut off but the pc itself still runs..i turned it off and turned it on my bios said press f2 to load defaults fro some i did..and then windows couldnt restore to previous state yada im wondering wat the heck is going on...before it slept fine it just recently done it after a windows update maybe..i cant rememebr any otehr changes i did to the pc

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14 Jun 2010   #2


just looked at the event viewr..dunno if this is related but this warning was around the time i put it to sleep..

"Name resolution for the name timed out after none of the configured DNS servers responded."
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14 Jun 2010   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium x86-64

Your OS is XP? Then I'm not surprised sleep doesn't work. Otherwise check your BIOS and update all your drivers and firmware.
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15 Jun 2010   #4


no on win7..just havent updated my profile...
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15 Jun 2010   #5

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Hopefully the solution will be found in this fine tutorial.

Power Options and Sleep Mode Problems - Vista Forums
Works with windows 7, too.

If the solution is not in the tutorial, you may want to try a system restore, since you mentioned that the problem started after you made changes or after the updates.
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18 Jun 2010   #6
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Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

I just started having problems putting my computer to sleep a couple days ago. I don't recall doing a Windows 7 update before my problem began. It doesn't happen every time, but when it does, the screen goes black and it is locked up - the mouse and keyboard do not work - but the computer is still running and the power light is blinking.

I have to hold the power button down to shut it off. When I later turn it back on, I get the "windows did not shut down properly" screen and choose to start windows normally... similar to post-blue screen crash.

I previously had problems with windows waking up from sleep on its own, but I think I have solved that issue.

I still have occasional Blue Screen crashes, but I disabled Microsoft Teredo Tunneling Adapter today, so I am hoping that will help. I don't have a home network and when I ran the system diagnostics I received two warnings about that. (Seems to be a driver problem.)

I like Windows 7 when it's working properly... but I never had all these problems with XP... and I had XP with its earliest release.
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