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wake from sleep?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Lewis, Oct 16, 2010.

  1. Lewis

    Lewis Flightless Bird

    Have a fairly new install of W7 and I forgot to set up the energy saver
    to never put the machine to sleep, so when I got back to it the machine
    was in some sort of deep sleep. I could press the button the CD drive to
    open it, but I could not get anything else to do anything. At no point
    did the computer start sending video signal out to the projecter and
    even though I had numlock lit on the keybaord (and could turn it on and
    off by pressing the key) I couldn't get the machine back.

    I reset it and went in to tell it to never sleep the computer, but for
    future reference, how do you get a win7 machine back from this state
    somewhere between sleep and hibernate?

    --
    Lisa Bonet ate no Basil
     
  2. Dave \Crash\ Dummy

    Dave \Crash\ Dummy Flightless Bird

    Lewis wrote:
    > Have a fairly new install of W7 and I forgot to set up the energy saver
    > to never put the machine to sleep, so when I got back to it the machine
    > was in some sort of deep sleep. I could press the button the CD drive to
    > open it, but I could not get anything else to do anything. At no point
    > did the computer start sending video signal out to the projecter and
    > even though I had numlock lit on the keybaord (and could turn it on and
    > off by pressing the key) I couldn't get the machine back.
    >
    > I reset it and went in to tell it to never sleep the computer, but for
    > future reference, how do you get a win7 machine back from this state
    > somewhere between sleep and hibernate?


    Hit your computer ON/OFF button.

    --
    Crash

    English is not my native tongue; I'm an American.
     
  3. Lewis

    Lewis Flightless Bird

    In message <i9d23q$a3b$1@news.eternal-september.org>
    Dave "Crash" Dummy <invalid@invalid.invalid> wrote:
    > Lewis wrote:
    >> Have a fairly new install of W7 and I forgot to set up the energy saver
    >> to never put the machine to sleep, so when I got back to it the machine
    >> was in some sort of deep sleep. I could press the button the CD drive to
    >> open it, but I could not get anything else to do anything. At no point
    >> did the computer start sending video signal out to the projecter and
    >> even though I had numlock lit on the keybaord (and could turn it on and
    >> off by pressing the key) I couldn't get the machine back.
    >>
    >> I reset it and went in to tell it to never sleep the computer, but for
    >> future reference, how do you get a win7 machine back from this state
    >> somewhere between sleep and hibernate?


    > Hit your computer ON/OFF button.


    Tried that a couple of times before pressing and holding it until it
    shutdown.

    --
    When and where does this "real world" occur?!
     
  4. Char Jackson

    Char Jackson Flightless Bird

    On Sun, 17 Oct 2010 02:19:30 +0000 (UTC), Lewis
    <g.kreme@gmail.com.dontsendmecopies> wrote:

    >In message <i9d23q$a3b$1@news.eternal-september.org>
    > Dave "Crash" Dummy <invalid@invalid.invalid> wrote:
    >> Lewis wrote:
    >>> Have a fairly new install of W7 and I forgot to set up the energy saver
    >>> to never put the machine to sleep, so when I got back to it the machine
    >>> was in some sort of deep sleep. I could press the button the CD drive to
    >>> open it, but I could not get anything else to do anything. At no point
    >>> did the computer start sending video signal out to the projecter and
    >>> even though I had numlock lit on the keybaord (and could turn it on and
    >>> off by pressing the key) I couldn't get the machine back.
    >>>
    >>> I reset it and went in to tell it to never sleep the computer, but for
    >>> future reference, how do you get a win7 machine back from this state
    >>> somewhere between sleep and hibernate?

    >
    >> Hit your computer ON/OFF button.

    >
    >Tried that a couple of times before pressing and holding it until it
    >shutdown.


    You're not alone. I haven't figured it out either, so I disabled the
    capability. (I don't want it to sleep since it's a file server that
    needs to be on 24x7.)

    Googling it, I saw suggestions to press any keyboard key, click any
    mouse button, move the mouse, and press and release the power button.
    None of those actions had any effect, so I ended up rebooting.
     
  5. Dave \Crash\ Dummy

    Dave \Crash\ Dummy Flightless Bird

    Lewis wrote:
    > In message <i9d23q$a3b$1@news.eternal-september.org>
    > Dave "Crash" Dummy <invalid@invalid.invalid> wrote:
    >> Lewis wrote:
    >>> Have a fairly new install of W7 and I forgot to set up the energy saver
    >>> to never put the machine to sleep, so when I got back to it the machine
    >>> was in some sort of deep sleep. I could press the button the CD drive to
    >>> open it, but I could not get anything else to do anything. At no point
    >>> did the computer start sending video signal out to the projecter and
    >>> even though I had numlock lit on the keybaord (and could turn it on and
    >>> off by pressing the key) I couldn't get the machine back.
    >>>
    >>> I reset it and went in to tell it to never sleep the computer, but for
    >>> future reference, how do you get a win7 machine back from this state
    >>> somewhere between sleep and hibernate?

    >
    >> Hit your computer ON/OFF button.

    >
    > Tried that a couple of times before pressing and holding it until it
    > shutdown.


    Sorry about that. "Hit" was a poor choice of verb.
    --
    Crash

    I always thought Mensa was a Japanese import.
     
  6. Stan Brown

    Stan Brown Flightless Bird

    On Sat, 16 Oct 2010 19:47:58 +0000 (UTC), Lewis wrote:
    > I reset it and went in to tell it to never sleep the computer, but for
    > future reference, how do you get a win7 machine back from this state
    > somewhere between sleep and hibernate?


    On my Dell the only thing that seems to work is the power button.
    The system then comes up on the login screen and says the computer is
    locked, so I enter my password and I'm running again. It's faster
    than resuming from hibernation, if I remember right.


    --
    Stan Brown, Oak Road Systems, Tompkins County, New York, USA
    http://OakRoadSystems.com
    Shikata ga nai...
     
  7. Alex Clayton

    Alex Clayton Flightless Bird

    "Stan Brown" <the_stan_brown@fastmail.fm> wrote in message
    news:MPG.272565633b6a41a298c6f3@news.individual.net...
    > On Sat, 16 Oct 2010 19:47:58 +0000 (UTC), Lewis wrote:
    >> I reset it and went in to tell it to never sleep the computer, but for
    >> future reference, how do you get a win7 machine back from this state
    >> somewhere between sleep and hibernate?

    >
    > On my Dell the only thing that seems to work is the power button.
    > The system then comes up on the login screen and says the computer is
    > locked, so I enter my password and I'm running again. It's faster
    > than resuming from hibernation, if I remember right.
    >
    >
    > --
    > Stan Brown, Oak Road Systems, Tompkins County, New York, USA
    > http://OakRoadSystems.com
    > Shikata ga nai...
    >
    >


    On my Dell studio laptop the power button works and I use sleep all the time
    at home. Now on the new desktop from Dell I tried sleep one time for a class
    project and I had to force shut down. It would not wake up no matter what I
    did. Since I never use it on that machine I never bothered to find out why.
    I assume it is some simple setting that is wrong, but did not feel like
    taking the time to try to find it.
    --
    Without question, the greatest invention in the history of mankind is beer.
    Oh, I grant you that the wheel was also a fine invention, but the wheel does
    not go nearly as well with pizza.
    --Dave Barry
     
  8. Gene E. Bloch

    Gene E. Bloch Flightless Bird

    On Sun, 17 Oct 2010 09:33:14 -0400, Dave "Crash" Dummy wrote:

    > Lewis wrote:
    >> In message <i9d23q$a3b$1@news.eternal-september.org>
    >> Dave "Crash" Dummy <invalid@invalid.invalid> wrote:
    >>> Lewis wrote:
    >>>> Have a fairly new install of W7 and I forgot to set up the energy saver
    >>>> to never put the machine to sleep, so when I got back to it the machine
    >>>> was in some sort of deep sleep. I could press the button the CD drive to
    >>>> open it, but I could not get anything else to do anything. At no point
    >>>> did the computer start sending video signal out to the projecter and
    >>>> even though I had numlock lit on the keybaord (and could turn it on and
    >>>> off by pressing the key) I couldn't get the machine back.
    >>>>
    >>>> I reset it and went in to tell it to never sleep the computer, but for
    >>>> future reference, how do you get a win7 machine back from this state
    >>>> somewhere between sleep and hibernate?

    >>
    >>> Hit your computer ON/OFF button.

    >>
    >> Tried that a couple of times before pressing and holding it until it
    >> shutdown.

    >
    > Sorry about that. "Hit" was a poor choice of verb.


    Maybe, but it's pretty common usage, and in the context here, most
    people would know what you meant, including Lewis, to judge from his
    reply. I might be practicing ESP, but I don't think he took it wrong.

    So you are absolved :)

    --
    Gene E. Bloch (Stumbling Bloch)
     

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