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Sleep mode ineffectual

PC continues to cycle on off...on off.
Sleep mode is a joke.


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  • fabfauxfibni Jan 06, 2009

    Had new hard drive installed. That's another story for another day.

    Think sleep mode was behaving at the start BUT of late
    if I click on it it goes to sleep only to reawaken shortky thereafter.
    I t's supposed to WAIT till I move the mouse.

    This is how it Used to behave???

    NOW it simply cycles...sleep waken...sleep... awaken...etc.

    It won't STAY in sleep mode as it should.

    My Wife said she happened to spend a good deal of time in it's room the other day and it cycled on & off all day long???

    If I click on sleep mode in the evening sure enough the thing will be on & running in the morning presumeably cycling all nite.

  • fabfauxfibni Jan 06, 2009


    I'm merely attempting to engage the sleep mode
    until I return. It DOESN'T STAY in sleep mode.

    It cycles on & off???

  • fabfauxfibni Jan 06, 2009

    Thanks for trying though.

    I'm NEW at this.

    Meant no offense. BE CERTAIN OF THIS!

  • fabfauxfibni Jan 06, 2009


    We'll give 'er a whirl.

  • Lee Hodgson
    Lee Hodgson May 11, 2010

    Hi there
    Can you please explain in more detail what happening with the pc

    kind regards


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Are you saying that your computer keeps going into standby? You can change your power management settings to whatever you like in your control panel power options. Tell it not to go into standby, hibernate, or anything you don't want.

Posted on Jan 06, 2009

  • Johnathon Haywood
    Johnathon Haywood Jan 06, 2009

    Sounds like a program or background process is bringing it out of sleep mode. Trying running MSCONFIG and disabling everything in startup, then disable all non-microsoft services. Restart and then test to see if it will remain asleep.


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