When my compaq presario V3618LA wakes up from sleep mode, instead of resuming windows, it restarts that whole system. it even sends an error message saying that windows wasn't shut down correctly, and offers me to open it in "safe mode". how can i fix that, and have a normal sleep mode, in which when it wakes up, it just resumes instead of restarting?
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Best way to restart it from wake up is remove the battery (if it is a laptop) or push the power button for at least 10 seconds (or more) until you can't see any lights at all or any sound from the hard drive. That is the only way you can restart the computer if it is not waking up from sleep mode.
You should be able to just press the main system unit power button to wake up your 'sleeping' computer which will then resume your Windows desktop and bring you back to the Login panel if you have a password set for your account.
1. you will need to go into you BIOS settings for the mother board to disable the sleep mode. 2. You also have a " sleep mode" in your Windows environment. Check how to in the "help and support" link at the start button or Windows Orb ( for Windows 7)
Connect the monitor to some other computer, e.g., a notebook, and see if it does the same thing. If it does, then the monitor is the problem.
If it does not, then your computer is not putting-out any "video" signal, and so the monitor goes to "sleep".
If you have MORE than one VGA-output port on your computer, connect your monitor to the "other" VGA port.
Or, press-and-hold the ON/OFF button on your computer, to force it to completely shutdown.
Have you tried a beefier power supply? Between the processor and the video card you have, you may be right at the minimum to run the machine. Ive had similar problems with machines in the past and they have all been resolved with more powerful power supplies. Step up to a 600 watt or higher supply and see how things go. Good luck.
Well... Sleep and Standby are not the same. While Sleep only turns off a few things, like display, WiFi, and HDD to save energy. Standby saves your session to the Hard Disk, the reason why the laptop seems unresponsible. This is the reason to uncheck Stanby if you want a fast wake-up.
Right-click your desktop and go to Properties (Note: Don't click an icon, just the background image of your desktop). Afterward, click the tab at the top of the new window labeled, "Screen Saver." Now at the bottom of the Window select, "Power." Now change the settings so that the system doesn't turn off the hard disks, enter standby mode, or hibernate. Afterward press OK, then Apply, then OK again.
Let me know if I can help you further, or if I need to describe any of the above instructions in more detail.