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Windows 7: Windows 7 Computer not fully entering sleep

06 Feb 2012   #1

Windows 7 Pro x64
Windows 7 Computer not fully entering sleep

Hello all,

I have been having an issue with my computer sleeping and hibernating lately. When I force the computer into sleep or hibernate (sleep and hibernate are not set to occur after a given time) the screen shuts off but that's it. The fans and lights stay on and i think the HDD is still running (don't have HDD indicator lights on my computer). This doesn't happen every time however. I believe it is a power settings issue because this happened once before. After some guess and check, once I set the hard disks to not shut off ever, the problem was fixed. I reformatted my computer and the problem is back (yes I tried the hard disks again). The only way to return the computer to working state is to force shut down the system. All of my drivers are up to date. I've attached a txt file containing the energy report. Thanks in advance to any reply!

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File Type: txt Energy Report.txt (9.4 KB, 13 views)
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06 Feb 2012   #2

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit SP1

Assuming that all of your device drivers are up-to-date, carefully read the info here:

Windows 7 does not go to sleep

It helped to solve my problem. - Hope it will help you out!
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08 Feb 2012   #3

Windows 7 Pro x64

Thanks for the reply! Because the problem is intermittent, Ill make the changes it suggested and monitor it for a few days. Then ill reply and let you what happens. Thanks!!!
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