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Title pretty much says it all. After going into sleep mode the computer basically locks up. I have to hold the power button down, effectively shutting it down, and upon starting back up it informs me that windows was shut down properly. I have read on some forums that windows 7 has some sleep mode issues, it just started a few days ago and may have had something to do with the new windows update i installed around that time.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Compaq notebook won't boot up
When you boot the computer back up go into Safe Mode and check to see if you can roll the computer back to the point before you installed the software.
If so this should work. If it works then run a virus scan, a defrag of the hard drive and cleans the temp files.
You can do a diagnostic startup and uninstall Onecare. So once that it is uninstall ed it should be smooth sailing.
Here is a link for some startup / diagnostic software you could try after booting.
I hope this helps
Posted on May 19, 2008
Try this, just to see if the shutdown actually works.
Open a command prompt and enter the following:
shutdown -s -t 05
-s is to shutdown, -t 05 is a 5 second countdown. Let me know if it actually shuts down.
Posted on Feb 02, 2009
Try running chkdsk /r and then restart the computer. to do that, click on START, RUN, in the open field, type 'cmd' and press <enter>. A dos window will open. At the blinking cursor, type 'chkdsk /r' and press <enter>. You will get a message that the drive can't be locked and do you want to run it the next time Windows starts. Type 'y' and press <enter>. Now shutdown the computerand restart it. Chkdsk will run and it may take some time. Depending on your installation, you will see a blue screen that will show the progress. Sometimes the screen will stay black and the hard drive light will flash. That's ok. Let it run until Windows loads. Wait until it is completely loaded and then try shutting it down normally.
Good luck and let me know how it works out.
Posted on Feb 08, 2009
Looks like you've had a bad day with computers! Let's see if we can take some of this on today...
On the first laptop (these ideas may work for both, but I'll address them the way I would my own, and we'll go from there), it looks like there is too much stuff being loaded into memory during system startup. This is not uncommon, particularly in computers which have teenagers as primary users.
I would restart the computer, and after the manufacturer's splash screen and before the Windows splash screen, hit the F8 key on your keyboard. This should bring you to a startup menu, which will be a black screen with white writing on it. You will be able to make your choice by moving up and down with the arrow keys on your keyboard. Choose SAFE MODE and hit enter.
If you do not see this screen, then you did not time the hitting of F8 corectly. You'll have to restart and try again.
Once in safe mode, click Start, then RUN. With Run open, type this command MSCONFIG and hit enter.
The next screen that opens is the configuration utility, which allows you to change the things that start with your computer. The last tab on the top should be STARTUP. click this.
Because we are shooting in the dark here, and we are not sure what is stopping the startup process, in the lower right corner of the window is a button that says Disable All. Choose this and click APPLY.
When the mouse comes back, click the next tab, which says SERVICES. Under the first window, you will see a small check box next to a line that says Hide All Microsoft Services. Place a checkmark here.
Again, in the lower right corner, click Disable All. Then click OK. When asked to restart, chose yes. This time the computer should start normally.
Now, this should start your pc, but you still have trouble with no AntiVirus software on your computer. The programs are there, they are just turned off. You'll have to open the program from the program files list, and enable it once again.
I'll comment on the other one after I eat dinner with my family.....
Posted on May 28, 2009
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Sleep mode on a Windows 7 PC saves power without you having to turn your computer off and without losing any work.
This option cuts the power to your monitor, powers down the hard drive and pauses all functions until you awaken the computer from hibernation.
Whether you have a laptop, desktop or workstation, putting your computer into sleep mode will lower your electric bill and save money!
Click the "Start" button in the lower left corner of your desktop. In the lower right corner of the Start menu, next to the "Shut Down" button, is a button labeled with a small, right-pointing arrow. Mouse over the arrow.
The Shut Down menu appears.
Point at "Sleep" and click on this option.
Your Windows 7 computer goes into sleep mode.
Wake your computer from sleep mode by jiggling the mouse.
There may be a delay of a few seconds before your hardware powers on.
All of your open programs are still open and your work is intact, just as you left it before the computer entered sleep mode.
Configure your Windows 7 PC to go into sleep mode automatically when it is not used for a certain amount of time.
Click "Start" and select "Control Panel." Click "System and Security."
Click "Power Options."
A menu opens.
Click on "Choose when the computer sleeps" and select the number of minutes of inactivity. You can also set a separate time interval to put your monitor into sleep mode.
If you set both to 10 minutes, then your PC and monitor will automatically go into sleep mode after 10 minutes of inactivity
Your Computer in sleep mode
First, save all of your work. Information in computer memory is not saved while your computer is on standby.
From the Start menu, select Settings, then Control Panel, then Power Management.
Click Standby Beside When I Push the Power Button.
Push the Power button.
Automatically Putting Your Computer on Standby
Save all work before leaving your computer.
From the Start menu, select Settings, then Control Panel.
Double-click Power Management.
Set the times that you want your system to go on standby, to shut off the monitor and to shut off the hard disks.
Click OK. Your computer will go on standby according to the schedule you have entered.
Putting Your Computer in Hibernation
From the Start menu, select Settings, then Control Panel.
Double-click Power Settings.
Click on the Advanced tab.
At the When I Push the Power Button On My Computer screen, click Hibernate.
Click the Power button.
Hope this helps.
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