I have Windows Vista Home Premium. Sometimes (not always, just that wonderful "intermittently")when I put it into Sleep mode, it will not start or respond when I come back and move the mouse, press Esc., or power off & on to wake it up. I did have the computer connected to a KVM switchbox but unplugged all peripherals, plugged in just the monitor, mouse and keyboard directly (no network connection either) and still when I powered it off and on it would not start. I got a screen that showed three different F keys to press to do three different functions (can't remember now what they were but it was a basic screen) and the F keys were not recognized. Unplugged everything, including power, let it sit overnight, then plugged it back in and computer started with the message: Resuming Windows. The hard drive worked for a bit and then the desktop came up - NOT the user login screen. Do you know of any fixes. All Windows updates are current and McAfee is up to date. Thanks for your reply, Vikki
Please concider avoidind using leep mode.
Just disable it and use power saving instead.
(start - settings - control panel - power options - click on 'change plan settings and change sleep to never)
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Open the Control Panel, select Power Options, select High Performance, select Change Plan Settings, Under Plugged In, set time to Turn Off Display, set Put the Computer to Sleep to Never, select Change Advanced Power Settings, scroll through the settings , click on the + at Power buttons and Lid, set to shut down, Sleep and Hibernate to Never, adjust the rest to your preference. When you are not using the Laptop ALWAYS shut down and unplug to prevent damage due to power surges.
you are cold booting the pc always shut down normally when you shut down just useing button it will eventually corrupt the system I have several computers and never shut them off at all unless installing new hardware if you get a keyboard with the specific button just for the sleep mode this problem will clear up but if you shut down normal it will work rite
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Generally all Windows OS has an option for sleep & hibernate.
Windows XP Users
By letting your computer idle for a period of time, i.e. not moving the mouse/touchpad, or not pressing any keys except when playing a video, the screen or desktop monitor will go dark. You can resume the computer by moving the mouse/touchpad or by pressing any key on the keyboard.
Hibernation or Standby mode
Click Start, click on Turn Off Computer, then click Stand By.
Windows VISTA/Windows 7 Users
To put Windows VISTA & Windows 7 in Sleep or in Hibernation, the steps basically the same. First click Start, then click the small arrow head located to the right of the Start Menu, then you click Sleep or Hibernate.
Fig. 1. Windows VISTA Start Menu. To put Windows VISTA to Sleep or Hibernate, click the small arrow head right next the Lock icon then click Sleep or Hibernate.
Fig. 2. Windows 7 Start Menu. To put Windows 7 to Sleep or Hibernate, click the small arrow head right next the word Shut Down then click Sleep or Hibernate.
turning off all the power saving items does not help this- it just ensures that it doesn't automatically power down your hard drive or shut off power to your monitor automatically when you aren't using it.
May I suggest Hibernation Mode as an alternative? this mode saves everything you are doing to disc and shuts your computer down completely. when you turn it back on, it will restore what you were last doing onto the screen, so you can pick up where you left off.
you can find more information on this and sleep mode from here: http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Windows/en-US/Help/335c6a5d-0304-4af1-b135-6bf6c124dc111033.mspx#EZAAC
if you use a wireless keyboard and mouse, they may prevent the system form going or staying asleep. If you use a wired mouse, turn it upside down, sometimes there is a little motion from the floor that is transferred to the desk and is translated as motion by the mouse.
As far as the large type is concerened, please explain further (where do you set the large type, is it in an application (specify) or the ease of Access Center?