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Windows 7: Strange behavior when going into sleep mode

15 Feb 2018   #1
Nelson35

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Strange behavior when going into sleep mode

For some reason when I have windows media player open and the computer tries to go into sleep mode, the screen will go off but the pc itself stays running like it's on. When I press a key to bring the screen back up it doesn't work and I have to hold down the power button to shutdown the computer. It goes to sleep normally when WMP is closed.


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17 Feb 2018   #2
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18.3 MATE, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
Check Power Options

Have you checked your Power Options?

Try:
  1. Type power into the Start Menu Search Box
  2. Choose "Edit power plan"
  3. Click the "Change advanced power settings" link
  4. Check "Multimedia settings"
Strange behavior when going into sleep mode-power-options-multimedia.png


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18 Feb 2018   #3
TechnoMage2016

Windows 7 Ultimate, SP1, x86
 
 

Two things that have been problems since Microsoft invented them is SLEEP and HIBERNATE.

Over the years I've read hundreds of complaints, over the internet, about PC's that either went to sleep or went into hibernate and never came out again.

So one of the first things I do, when I set up a new install of Windows, is totally disable Hibernate, and disable sleep. Sleep = NEVER!

Just do that and you'll have no more problems with Sleep. It's a very simple fix.

OH, and when you're done with your PC, like any other appliance, turn it OFF!

Cheers Mate!
TechnoMage
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18 Feb 2018   #4
Nelson35

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TechnoMage2016 View Post
Two things that have been problems since Microsoft invented them is SLEEP and HIBERNATE.

Over the years I've read hundreds of complaints, over the internet, about PC's that either went to sleep or went into hibernate and never came out again.

So one of the first things I do, when I set up a new install of Windows, is totally disable Hibernate, and disable sleep. Sleep = NEVER!

Just do that and you'll have no more problems with Sleep. It's a very simple fix.

OH, and when you're done with your PC, like any other appliance, turn it OFF!

Cheers Mate!
TechnoMage
I suppose that's one way "solve" the problem.
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