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Laptop problem

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Alan T, Feb 22, 2010.

  1. Alan T

    Alan T Flightless Bird

    I encountered few times of a problem when I closed the lid but could not get
    the screen turn on.

    When I was travelling on a train working with my laptop, I need to close
    the lid when someone to get off the train.
    Then I opened the lid but the screen was turn off, the powere was still on.
    No matter I pressed the space bar, enter key, power button...etc, the screen
    was still dard.

    Any idea how do I get the screen back in this situation?
     
  2. Shenan Stanley

    Shenan Stanley Flightless Bird

    Alan T wrote:
    > I encountered few times of a problem when I closed the lid but
    > could not get the screen turn on.
    >
    > When I was travelling on a train working with my laptop, I need to
    > close the lid when someone to get off the train.
    > Then I opened the lid but the screen was turn off, the powere was
    > still on. No matter I pressed the space bar, enter key, power
    > button...etc, the screen was still dard.
    >
    > Any idea how do I get the screen back in this situation?


    Change the way the computer reacts when you close the laptop in situations
    like that.

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    Shenan Stanley
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  3. Russ SBITS.Biz [SBS-MVP]

    Russ SBITS.Biz [SBS-MVP] Flightless Bird

    Probably it's trying to go sleep
    The good news is that Win7 does a better job at sleep
    Set your PC to either Shutdown on lid close
    or Hibernate.
    Russ

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    "Shenan Stanley" <newshelper@gmail.com> wrote in message
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    > Alan T wrote:
    >> I encountered few times of a problem when I closed the lid but
    >> could not get the screen turn on.
    >>
    >> When I was travelling on a train working with my laptop, I need to
    >> close the lid when someone to get off the train.
    >> Then I opened the lid but the screen was turn off, the powere was
    >> still on. No matter I pressed the space bar, enter key, power
    >> button...etc, the screen was still dard.
    >>
    >> Any idea how do I get the screen back in this situation?

    >
    > Change the way the computer reacts when you close the laptop in situations
    > like that.
    >
    > --
    > Shenan Stanley
    > MS-MVP
    > --
    > How To Ask Questions The Smart Way
    > http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
    >
     
  4. Alan T

    Alan T Flightless Bird

    I am using Windows 7.
    Any way to do what you said?

    > Probably it's trying to go sleep
    > The good news is that Win7 does a better job at sleep
    > Set your PC to either Shutdown on lid close
    > or Hibernate.
     
  5. Russ SBITS.Biz [SBS-MVP]

    Russ SBITS.Biz [SBS-MVP] Flightless Bird

    It should be ok
    Check your Power settings
    What are they?
    It could be your video card causing issues..
    However I've heard that after an Update
    (SOME) PC's won't sleep anymore

    So make sure you aren't sleeping on the close lid
    Russ

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    MCP, MCPS, MCNPS, SBSC
    Microsoft Certified Small Business Specialist
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    "Alan T" <alan_NO_SPAM_pltse@yahoo.com.au> wrote in message
    news:eUeTq4EtKHA.3904@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > I am using Windows 7.
    > Any way to do what you said?
    >
    >> Probably it's trying to go sleep
    >> The good news is that Win7 does a better job at sleep
    >> Set your PC to either Shutdown on lid close
    >> or Hibernate.

    >
    >
     
  6. Bob I

    Bob I Flightless Bird

    Click the "windows button" and put "power" in the box, and click the
    "power options" link. For Windows 7 questions you should ask the folks
    in the Windows 7 forums.
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/help/community


    Alan T wrote:
    > I am using Windows 7.
    > Any way to do what you said?
    >
    >
    >>Probably it's trying to go sleep
    >>The good news is that Win7 does a better job at sleep
    >>Set your PC to either Shutdown on lid close
    >>or Hibernate.

    >
    >
    >
     
  7. Alan T

    Alan T Flightless Bird

    Thanks.

    I just wonder where the 'Sleep' button on a laptop?
    What is the differences between sleep and hibernate?

    > Click the "windows button" and put "power" in the box, and click the
    > "power options" link. For Windows 7 questions you should ask the folks in
    > the Windows 7 forums.
    > http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/help/community
     
  8. Bob I

    Bob I Flightless Bird

    What ever the mechanism you choose. could be the power button, could be
    the lid.

    http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=difference+sleep+vs+hibernate+xp&btnG=Search&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&oq=


    Alan T wrote:
    > Thanks.
    >
    > I just wonder where the 'Sleep' button on a laptop?
    > What is the differences between sleep and hibernate?
    >
    >
    >>Click the "windows button" and put "power" in the box, and click the
    >>"power options" link. For Windows 7 questions you should ask the folks in
    >>the Windows 7 forums.
    >>http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/help/community

    >
    >
    >
     
  9. Tim Slattery

    Tim Slattery Flightless Bird

    "Alan T" <alan_NO_SPAM_pltse@yahoo.com.au> wrote:

    >Thanks.
    >
    >I just wonder where the 'Sleep' button on a laptop?
    >What is the differences between sleep and hibernate?


    There may not be a "Sleep" hardware button. Or there may be one that
    you can configure.

    On my laptop I can tell it to either sleep or hibernate when I close
    the lid.

    "Sleep" means that the computer turns off the screen, powers down the
    hard drive, and does whatever else it can to save energy without
    actually shutting down. In particular, power is kept flowing to RAM so
    nothing is forgotten. When the machine wakes up, it just has to
    restore power to the bits that were shut down, which can be done quite
    quickly.

    Hibernating involves writing the contents of RAM and CPU registers and
    whatever else is needed to a disk file and then shutting down. When
    Windows boots, the first thing it does is look for this file. If it
    finds it, it reads it and restores that session. If it doesn't exist,
    then the OS boots from scratch.

    --
    Tim Slattery
    Slattery_T@bls.gov
    http://members.cox.net/slatteryt
     

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