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Computer sleeps or hibernates - Problem

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by BH2, May 23, 2010.

  1. BH2

    BH2 Flightless Bird

    Hi Guys,
    have another problem with win7, have tried just about everything to fix it,
    including formatting my HDD and reinstalling win7.
    What happens if I leave my computer idle for around 15 - 20 mins, when I
    come back to use it, it will not respond, for instance my cursor moves
    around but nothing normally (95% of the time) happens when I click a
    shortcut icon.
    I end up shutting it down and restarting it up again, I have been through
    all the power management setting, selected 'never' to everything, but to no
    avail, wondering if you guys have any ideas
    Thanks and Regards
    Bob
     
  2. Dave

    Dave Flightless Bird

    "BH2" <NOSPAMfurness50@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:GaydnR5ulLZI32TWnZ2dnUVZ_uadnZ2d@westnet.com.au...
    > Hi Guys,
    > have another problem with win7, have tried just about everything to fix
    > it, including formatting my HDD and reinstalling win7.
    > What happens if I leave my computer idle for around 15 - 20 mins, when I
    > come back to use it, it will not respond, for instance my cursor moves
    > around but nothing normally (95% of the time) happens when I click a
    > shortcut icon.
    > I end up shutting it down and restarting it up again, I have been through
    > all the power management setting, selected 'never' to everything, but to
    > no avail, wondering if you guys have any ideas
    > Thanks and Regards
    > Bob
    >
    >
    >


    Do you have a setting in the BIOS for sleep or hibernation? Most of the time
    you will get a message on startup, "Enter F2 or F1 to enter setup" or BIOS
    or something to that affect. You can look in there to see if you have a
    setting, remember to write down what you changed settings from and to, so if
    there is a problem you can change it back. Also, look to see if there is a
    menu selection, F5 (or some other FG key) to restore BIOS to defaults. If
    there is then if you cause a problem you can always set everything back to
    original. Some BIOS requires you to save and exit, F10 IIRC, in order for
    changes to take place, some don't, you just exit BIOS and the settings are
    auto-save.
    HTH,
    Dave
     
  3. skeeter

    skeeter Flightless Bird

    "BH2" <NOSPAMfurness50@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:GaydnR5ulLZI32TWnZ2dnUVZ_uadnZ2d@westnet.com.au...
    > Hi Guys,
    > have another problem with win7, have tried just about everything to fix
    > it, including formatting my HDD and reinstalling win7.
    > What happens if I leave my computer idle for around 15 - 20 mins, when I
    > come back to use it, it will not respond, for instance my cursor moves
    > around but nothing normally (95% of the time) happens when I click a
    > shortcut icon.
    > I end up shutting it down and restarting it up again, I have been through
    > all the power management setting, selected 'never' to everything, but to
    > no avail, wondering if you guys have any ideas
    > Thanks and Regards
    > Bob
    >
    >
    >


    this is a widely known issue with win 7. there currently is no fix. doesn't
    matter what graphics card though nvidia seems to be the cause, others have
    the same issue with ati based cards.
     
  4. R. C. White

    R. C. White Flightless Bird

    Hi, Bob.

    I don't have a diagnosis or a true fix, but I've noticed that when that
    (rarely) happens to me, I can sometimes see the LED on the Power button
    blinking. That's the Power button on the computer case, not onscreen - and
    not the LED on the hardware Reset button. (I know every computer case is
    different, so yours might not look the same at all.)

    When I push that Power button momentarily - don't hold it down, but just
    press and release - the machine comes out of hibernation (or sleep or
    whatever) and I'm back in the program that was running before. ;<)

    I can't explain it, but it often works for me. (When I remember it, after
    trying everything else I can think of.)

    Try it and report back so that others can benefit from the feedback.

    RC
    --
    R. C. White, CPA
    San Marcos, TX
    rc@grandecom.net
    Microsoft Windows MVP
    Windows Live Mail 2009 (14.0.8089.0726) in Win7 Ultimate x64)

    "BH2" <NOSPAMfurness50@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:GaydnR5ulLZI32TWnZ2dnUVZ_uadnZ2d@westnet.com.au...
    > Hi Guys,
    > have another problem with win7, have tried just about everything to fix
    > it, including formatting my HDD and reinstalling win7.
    > What happens if I leave my computer idle for around 15 - 20 mins, when I
    > come back to use it, it will not respond, for instance my cursor moves
    > around but nothing normally (95% of the time) happens when I click a
    > shortcut icon.
    > I end up shutting it down and restarting it up again, I have been through
    > all the power management setting, selected 'never' to everything, but to
    > no avail, wondering if you guys have any ideas
    > Thanks and Regards
    > Bob
     
  5. BH2

    BH2 Flightless Bird

    Thanks Guys for the advice, I will try it, much appreciated
    Regards
    Bob

    "R. C. White" <rc@grandecom.net> wrote in message
    news:psKdnRDcbN9DEGTWnZ2dnUVZ_uWdnZ2d@posted.grandecom...
    > Hi, Bob.
    >
    > I don't have a diagnosis or a true fix, but I've noticed that when that
    > (rarely) happens to me, I can sometimes see the LED on the Power button
    > blinking. That's the Power button on the computer case, not onscreen -
    > and not the LED on the hardware Reset button. (I know every computer case
    > is different, so yours might not look the same at all.)
    >
    > When I push that Power button momentarily - don't hold it down, but just
    > press and release - the machine comes out of hibernation (or sleep or
    > whatever) and I'm back in the program that was running before. ;<)
    >
    > I can't explain it, but it often works for me. (When I remember it, after
    > trying everything else I can think of.)
    >
    > Try it and report back so that others can benefit from the feedback.
    >
    > RC
    > --
    > R. C. White, CPA
    > San Marcos, TX
    > rc@grandecom.net
    > Microsoft Windows MVP
    > Windows Live Mail 2009 (14.0.8089.0726) in Win7 Ultimate x64)
    >
    > "BH2" <NOSPAMfurness50@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:GaydnR5ulLZI32TWnZ2dnUVZ_uadnZ2d@westnet.com.au...
    >> Hi Guys,
    >> have another problem with win7, have tried just about everything to fix
    >> it, including formatting my HDD and reinstalling win7.
    >> What happens if I leave my computer idle for around 15 - 20 mins, when I
    >> come back to use it, it will not respond, for instance my cursor moves
    >> around but nothing normally (95% of the time) happens when I click a
    >> shortcut icon.
    >> I end up shutting it down and restarting it up again, I have been through
    >> all the power management setting, selected 'never' to everything, but to
    >> no avail, wondering if you guys have any ideas
    >> Thanks and Regards
    >> Bob

    >
     
  6. BH2

    BH2 Flightless Bird

    Hi Rc,
    tried the power button a very quick tap, the computer just shuts down
    Regards
    Bob

    "R. C. White" <rc@grandecom.net> wrote in message
    news:psKdnRDcbN9DEGTWnZ2dnUVZ_uWdnZ2d@posted.grandecom...
    > Hi, Bob.
    >
    > I don't have a diagnosis or a true fix, but I've noticed that when that
    > (rarely) happens to me, I can sometimes see the LED on the Power button
    > blinking. That's the Power button on the computer case, not onscreen -
    > and not the LED on the hardware Reset button. (I know every computer case
    > is different, so yours might not look the same at all.)
    >
    > When I push that Power button momentarily - don't hold it down, but just
    > press and release - the machine comes out of hibernation (or sleep or
    > whatever) and I'm back in the program that was running before. ;<)
    >
    > I can't explain it, but it often works for me. (When I remember it, after
    > trying everything else I can think of.)
    >
    > Try it and report back so that others can benefit from the feedback.
    >
    > RC
    > --
    > R. C. White, CPA
    > San Marcos, TX
    > rc@grandecom.net
    > Microsoft Windows MVP
    > Windows Live Mail 2009 (14.0.8089.0726) in Win7 Ultimate x64)
    >
    > "BH2" <NOSPAMfurness50@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:GaydnR5ulLZI32TWnZ2dnUVZ_uadnZ2d@westnet.com.au...
    >> Hi Guys,
    >> have another problem with win7, have tried just about everything to fix
    >> it, including formatting my HDD and reinstalling win7.
    >> What happens if I leave my computer idle for around 15 - 20 mins, when I
    >> come back to use it, it will not respond, for instance my cursor moves
    >> around but nothing normally (95% of the time) happens when I click a
    >> shortcut icon.
    >> I end up shutting it down and restarting it up again, I have been through
    >> all the power management setting, selected 'never' to everything, but to
    >> no avail, wondering if you guys have any ideas
    >> Thanks and Regards
    >> Bob

    >
     
  7. Jackie

    Jackie Flightless Bird

    On 5/26/2010 13:56, BH2 wrote:
    > Hi Rc,
    > tried the power button a very quick tap, the computer just shuts down
    > Regards
    > Bob
    >
    > "R. C. White" <rc@grandecom.net> wrote in message
    > news:psKdnRDcbN9DEGTWnZ2dnUVZ_uWdnZ2d@posted.grandecom...
    >> Hi, Bob.
    >>
    >> I don't have a diagnosis or a true fix, but I've noticed that when
    >> that (rarely) happens to me, I can sometimes see the LED on the Power
    >> button blinking. That's the Power button on the computer case, not
    >> onscreen - and not the LED on the hardware Reset button. (I know every
    >> computer case is different, so yours might not look the same at all.)
    >>
    >> When I push that Power button momentarily - don't hold it down, but
    >> just press and release - the machine comes out of hibernation (or
    >> sleep or whatever) and I'm back in the program that was running
    >> before. ;<)
    >>
    >> I can't explain it, but it often works for me. (When I remember it,
    >> after trying everything else I can think of.)
    >>
    >> Try it and report back so that others can benefit from the feedback.
    >>
    >> RC
    >> --
    >> R. C. White, CPA
    >> San Marcos, TX
    >> rc@grandecom.net
    >> Microsoft Windows MVP
    >> Windows Live Mail 2009 (14.0.8089.0726) in Win7 Ultimate x64)
    >>
    >> "BH2" <NOSPAMfurness50@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    >> news:GaydnR5ulLZI32TWnZ2dnUVZ_uadnZ2d@westnet.com.au...
    >>> Hi Guys,
    >>> have another problem with win7, have tried just about everything to
    >>> fix it, including formatting my HDD and reinstalling win7.
    >>> What happens if I leave my computer idle for around 15 - 20 mins,
    >>> when I come back to use it, it will not respond, for instance my
    >>> cursor moves around but nothing normally (95% of the time) happens
    >>> when I click a shortcut icon.
    >>> I end up shutting it down and restarting it up again, I have been
    >>> through all the power management setting, selected 'never' to
    >>> everything, but to no avail, wondering if you guys have any ideas
    >>> Thanks and Regards
    >>> Bob

    >>


    Is the display just blank/black, or you see the desktop but it is frozen?
    It sometimes happens to me when I leave my computer and come back, I see
    the desktop but I can't do anything. It always starts responding again
    after waiting for a while though (a few minutes or longer). It appears
    like the longer I was away, the longer I need to wait when I get back to
    it. It's like it is trying to catch up with something. Of course, it
    shouldn't be like this.
     
  8. BH2

    BH2 Flightless Bird

    Hi Dave,
    checked the bios have no settings unfortunately for sleep or hibernation,
    read some that this problem is a fault with win7
    Thanks and Regards
    Bob

    "Dave" <davidj92@wowway.com> wrote in message
    news:XJGdnc15cJ7-wWTWnZ2dnUVZ_gCdnZ2d@sigecom.net...
    >
    > "BH2" <NOSPAMfurness50@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:GaydnR5ulLZI32TWnZ2dnUVZ_uadnZ2d@westnet.com.au...
    >> Hi Guys,
    >> have another problem with win7, have tried just about everything to fix
    >> it, including formatting my HDD and reinstalling win7.
    >> What happens if I leave my computer idle for around 15 - 20 mins, when I
    >> come back to use it, it will not respond, for instance my cursor moves
    >> around but nothing normally (95% of the time) happens when I click a
    >> shortcut icon.
    >> I end up shutting it down and restarting it up again, I have been through
    >> all the power management setting, selected 'never' to everything, but to
    >> no avail, wondering if you guys have any ideas
    >> Thanks and Regards
    >> Bob
    >>
    >>
    >>

    >
    > Do you have a setting in the BIOS for sleep or hibernation? Most of the
    > time you will get a message on startup, "Enter F2 or F1 to enter setup" or
    > BIOS or something to that affect. You can look in there to see if you have
    > a setting, remember to write down what you changed settings from and to,
    > so if there is a problem you can change it back. Also, look to see if
    > there is a menu selection, F5 (or some other FG key) to restore BIOS to
    > defaults. If there is then if you cause a problem you can always set
    > everything back to original. Some BIOS requires you to save and exit, F10
    > IIRC, in order for changes to take place, some don't, you just exit BIOS
    > and the settings are auto-save.
    > HTH,
    > Dave
     

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