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Accidentaly pushed the hibernation button on my gateway GT 5408

Now my computer is making terrible sounds and I can't awaken it out of sleep mode... Even pushing the power button does not work...

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  • Raymond Scott
    Raymond Scott May 11, 2010

    What kind of sounds is it making? If it's grinding and clicking, it very possible the hard drive is going bad.

  • machadojr_fe May 11, 2010

    Can you describe the sound in more detail please?

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Most likely you need a new hard drive since you say there are sounds coming out of it

Posted on Dec 25, 2008

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Going off of what SudoBash said you need to hold the power button for just 10 seconds and it will shut off the pc.

If that doesnt work unplugging its power cord will essentially be doing the same thing as holding the power button.

Posted on Dec 18, 2008

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Hold the power button for 3 seconds until it turns off... hopefully this doesn't mess XP up...

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Won't go into sleep mode


Which operating system ?


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.


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Will not display


Hi there,

For clarification, may I know how long that your computer before it going to sleep mode?

You can change the settings on how the computer hibernate or gone to sleep mode by going to display properties >> click on the screen saver tab >> clcik on the Power button. There you can set the time on how long the computer will gone to sleep.

Let me know for any clarification.

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