My computer won't go to the sleep mode

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Performance' started by spotsaddle, Dec 27, 2007.

  1. spotsaddle

    spotsaddle Guest

    My computer is new and it used to to into the sleep mode. Now it says that
    there is something wrong with the ATA Channel 1 and the drivers may need
    updated. I am not sure what to do and I don't want to turn my computer off
    each night and I also don't want to download something harmful that I am not
    even sure what it is. any suggestions?
     
    spotsaddle, Dec 27, 2007
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    Jacmouth Guest

    I have the same problem. The sleep used to work fine, suddenly around 2
    weeks ago it refused to go to sleep. The screen would shut off but
    everything else is still on. I tried using the hotfixes microsoft had, but
    all of them "doesn't apply" to my computer. I have a Latitude D630 with
    Vista Ultimate. Also updated my graphics card and the bios, no luck. I
    didn't install any software or hardware 2 weeks ago and there's no hardware
    issues, I ran a complete test on that...anyone with any ideas?
     
    Jacmouth, Dec 27, 2007
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    starfox101 Guest

    I had this problem come up, just could not understand why my system
    changed. I removed software, tried everything I could think of.. Anyway
    the problem for me was network sharing. When I enable share my media the
    system will not sleep.
     
    starfox101, Dec 27, 2007
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  4. spotsaddle

    Mason85 Guest

    I'm having the same problem. When I linked my xbox 360 to my Pc
    afterwards it would not sleep. Is there any way I can resolve th
    problem? If so how do I go about it
     
    Mason85, Nov 25, 2008
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  5. spotsaddle

    Brink Guest

    Hello Mason

    Double check with Step Two in the tutorial below and make sure that th
    "Multimedia Settings" is for "When sharing media" set to "Set to Allo
    the computer to sleep."

    http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/63567-power-options-sleep-mode-problems.htm

    Hope this helps
    Shaw

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    Brin

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    Brink, Nov 25, 2008
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  6. spotsaddle

    Mason85 Guest

    Thanks Brink thats done the trick, nice one :D
     
    Mason85, Nov 25, 2008
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  7. spotsaddle

    Brink Guest

    You're welcome Mason. I'm happy to hear it is working now

    Shaw

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    Brin

    *There are no dumb questions, just the people that do not as
    them.*
    '*Windows 7 Forums*
    (http://www.sevenforums.com/) *and* '*::Vista Forums::*
    (http://www.vistax64.com)
    *Please post feedback to help others.*
     
    Brink, Nov 25, 2008
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  8. spotsaddle

    Mason85 Guest

    Saying a new problem has arisen, when promted to sleep the screen goes
    off and stays off, but the machine stays on . . .
     
    Mason85, Nov 25, 2008
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  9. spotsaddle

    Mason85 Guest

    Having new problems with sleep mode, machine will either take a very
    long time to go into sleep mode or it takes so long that I just have to
    swicht it off at the button. I have run disk cleanup and checked my
    power settings. I have added a second monitor and switched to power
    saver mode, would this have anything to do with it? Could someone please
    help, thankyou.
     
    Mason85, Nov 29, 2008
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  10. spotsaddle

    Brink Guest

    Brink, Nov 29, 2008
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  11. spotsaddle

    Mason85 Guest

    thankyou that seems to have sorted my computers sleep problem now
    thanks.
     
    Mason85, Dec 9, 2008
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  12. spotsaddle

    Brink Guest

    You're welcome Mason. I'm happy to hear it is working for you now.

    Shawn


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    Brink

    *There are no dumb questions, just the people that do not ask
    them.*
    '*Windows 7 Forums*'
    (http://www.sevenforums.com/) *and* '*::Vista Forums::*'
    (http://www.vistax64.com)
    *Please post feedback to help others.*
     
    Brink, Dec 9, 2008
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  13. Sorry to bring back an old thread, but I figured I may as well not
    create a new one if this is relevant... I am having a problem with
    trying to get my computer to go to sleep. I regularly put my computer to
    sleep before i go to bed so the fan isn't being loud. I got an xbox 360
    and sync'd it with media center and now my computer will not sleep. I
    unsync'd my xbox and computer, and it still will not sleep. Any
    suggetstions? I already tried step 2 on the power options link. I would
    really like to not deal with dell support again.
    I have a Dell Inspiron 1720 running Vista 32bit.
     
    blackielude91, Jan 18, 2010
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  14. spotsaddle

    Geekster Guest

    Just wanted to thank those who responded in this forum for helping m
    fix the sleep mode that had stopped working. It was the 'Allow th
    computer to sleep' under the Multimedia settings! Works like a char
    now! I had enabled media sharing to share the media to another Vista P
    and think this is what caused the sleep mode to stop working. Thank
    again
     
    Geekster, Apr 20, 2010
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