Wake Up!!!! HEY, WAKE UP

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by 23Hitamn, Jun 10, 2007.

  1. 23Hitamn

    23Hitamn Guest

    After upgrading Vista Business edition I can NOT get my computer to wake up
    from sleep/hibernate mode by moving the mouse or hitting the eyeboard. I cant
    find a setting that allows for on resume.....I have to keep hitting the
    "reset" button!!!

    23Hitamn, Jun 10, 2007
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    KristleBawl Guest

    Do you use a wireless keyboard/mouse set?

    I them on my Win98SE machine and the mouse wasn't activivated until I
    clicked the desktop, but the keyboard worked.


    "23Hitamn" wrote in message
    KristleBawl, Jun 10, 2007
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  3. If you're computer has hibernated, then moving the mouse or pressing a key
    won't wake it up -- you'll have to turn it on again by using the power
    button. But if you hear the fan running and the front panel's power light
    is on, then the machine is only in some level of "Suspend" or "Sleep" mode,
    and waking it up should be easy. However, lots of machines have had
    problems with power management in previous versions of Windows, and I won't
    be surprised if these problems continue. Also, you are more likely to have
    problems if you have older hardware. There are two possible solutions that
    are more likely to work than others:

    Vista has lots of new power management settings (from the average user's
    point of view, it's gotten a lot more complicated to make adjustments when
    there are problems). If you go to Control Panel\Power Settings, you can see
    them by clicking "Change Plan Settings" under the "Preferred Plan" that you
    are using, and then, on the next window, click "Change Advanced Power

    In addition, I would check with the manufacturer of your computer or
    motherboard to see if an updated BIOS is available. Getting the latest BIOS
    version has solved lots of similar problems in the past.

    If these don't solve your problem, then the easiest workarounds are:

    1) Set the computer to hibernate instead of going into Suspend mode (but
    you'll have to use the power button to wake it up every time), or

    2) Prevent you computer from going to sleep in Power Settings and simply
    turning it off when you're done using it.
    David Dickinson, Jun 10, 2007
  4. I really love these self-anointed "experts" that come here. Well guess
    what, I have had a similar problem that comes and goes in spite of the
    fact I have ALL my power management settings set to off and clunky old
    Windows still decided once in awhile it must be tired and needs to go
    to sleep all on it's own. Care to explain that Mr. Expert when all my
    hardware is 100% Vista certified and I'm running the latest version of
    my MB's BIOS?

    I won't hold my breath waiting for any replies. Oops, I forgot this
    Bozo "plonked" me already. LOL!

    What I find so damn funny is these wannabe "experts" always make
    veiled references to "average" users implying they know more, yet they
    never really solve a damn thing. Classic and always amusing.
    Adam Albright, Jun 10, 2007

  5. There are many people having problems resuming from standby/hibernate in
    Vista (me included). Use Google and you will find that it is a common issue
    that MS has yet to fix.

    Synapse Syndrome, Jun 10, 2007
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    D Groves Guest

    No expert here, but I'm glad I'm not the only one having this problem. I do
    not use the sleep option. But when I come back from just logging off, I
    have to log into a black screen. Most of the time, I can enter my password,
    and windows comes up. But about a third of the time, I have to power off,
    and back on.
    D Groves, Jun 10, 2007
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