Goes into sleep mode even though I have "Put computer to sleep"=ne

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by loopist, Aug 14, 2006.

  1. loopist

    loopist Guest

    I know there have been a lot of posts about people having problems comming
    out of sleep mode. But I having a problem with mine going into sleep
    mode(and of course comming back out). In power settings I have "put computer
    to sleep" = never, but if I leave it sit over night it apears to go into
    sleep mode and I can't recover it. I end up having to shutdown and reboot.

    It MAY be a leap to assume it's going into sleep mode, or any other mode,
    but what I'm seeing is that the fans are on, power light is one, but I move
    the mouse, hit spacebar or anythign on the keyboard and nothing happens.

    Maybe I'm way off base on my assumptions, but can anybod provide some
    troublshooting ideas?

    This is a clean install on a new system
    64 X2 4600
    2gb ram
    6600gt 256 video
    EIDE hard drive
    loopist, Aug 14, 2006
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  2. Sleep mode in Vista is a combination of XP's Standby and Hibernate. The
    fact that the fans and the power light are on suggests you are not in sleep

    A wild guess would be a video driver issue, or some other video
    card/controller related issue, in that, the default setting for Vista is to
    turn the screen off after a certain amount of time and your computer is
    having trouble turning the screen back on.

    As a test, go into the power settings and change the default to "Never" and
    then see what happens.

    Like I said, a wild, unsubstantiated, uninformed guess.
    Mark D. VandenBeg, Aug 14, 2006
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    Bernie Guest

    Mark's suggestion was pretty good but I see he didn't answer your last
    question. I'd start with a large pot of coffee....:)
    Bernie, Aug 14, 2006
  4. What about the part that starts with "As a test...?"
    Mark D. VandenBeg, Aug 14, 2006
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    Bernie Guest

    Doesn't cut it. He wants to know what happens to his machine overnight.
    So I'd suggest a large pot of coffee and a couple of matchsticks.
    Bernie, Aug 14, 2006
  6. LOL

    Mark D. VandenBeg, Aug 14, 2006
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    andy Guest

    Looks like the computer is crashing. In sleep mode the power goes off,
    and the power light blinks.
    Can you put the computer in sleep mode? And then come out of sleep
    andy, Aug 14, 2006
  8. That indication is normal behavior. Pressing the front power button briefly
    should wake it up just like a laptop coming out of hibernation.
    Colin Barnhorst, Aug 15, 2006
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    Raven Mill Guest

    Lots of folks don't realize this, but you have a LOT of options when it
    comes to power saving on most systems.

    There are also BIOS settings that may or may not turn on power saving ...

    Make sure to tell windows to NOT turn off the video, hard drive, etc and
    that will solve many problems.

    Make sure that you don't have some type of hotkey or what-have-you set to
    put the system into hibernate.

    TURN OFF HIBERNATE SUPPORT, which is different than the "never" on the
    "power schemes" tab. Go to the HIBERNATE tab and UNcheck "Enable Hibernate"
    to turn it off.
    Raven Mill, Aug 15, 2006
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    loopist Guest

    Lots of good ideas.

    I don't know why I didn't try and manually put it into sleep or hibernate
    mode. So I tried that first. Actually, it went in and back out of sleep
    mode and hibernate without any problems. So then what? I figured it must be
    a hardware problem with the video card. I was able to get a working driver
    from Nvidea and that didn't work either. It would still go into this blank

    I did notice one other thing accidentally. I was at the point where I was
    like the heck with Vista for now and put in my XP disk, and noticed that,
    even though I couldn't see anything on the screen(monitor was on, but no
    output comming from video card), auto run kicked. So my computer wasn't
    asleap or in hibernate, I just wasn't getting any output to the monitor.

    I guess I could try using the onboard video from my motherboard and see what
    happens, although that isn't much of a solution....I loaded up XP to see if I
    had this same problem(which I didn't). So I know it's not a flat out
    hardware issue, but proably either be Vista or a driver problem.
    loopist, Aug 18, 2006
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    neil Guest

    Not much help I know but I had a similar issue with vista when the default
    MS drivers were installed. I downloaded the vista drivers off NVIDIA's
    website and the problems was solved. So it could still be a graphics driver
    neil, Aug 18, 2006
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    Raven Mill Guest

    The problem I have, even in XP is that, unless I go in and change the color
    correction settings to something and then back to none, I can't watch videos
    of any kind. I can hear the sound, and I know it's PLAYING, but the video
    is black. Anyone have any ideas on that one? It works fine once I go in
    and change the color correction back and forth. It's a dual 7600GTcoSC from
    eVGA in SLI mode on XP...
    Raven Mill, Aug 18, 2006
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    msc Guest

    Very strange, exactly same problem, lights are on no ones home ??

    We have similar systems, I have
    AMD 64X2 4600,
    2 GB DDR Ram,
    N6800GT Video.
    msc, Oct 19, 2006
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