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Waking up after going to sleep

Sometimes, but not every time, when I put my computer to sleep using the Windows start button, it will not wake up. This ALWAYS happened on my previous Asus notebook, but it only happens sometimes with this one. I have to unplug it and take out the battery, then restart. Sort of defeats the purpose of a sleep button.

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Re: waking up after going to sleep

I solved the problem of not waking up by making the computer sleep using the power button...and then when i open the lid, press the power woke up...havent been able to solve for a long time. Hope it works for you too:).

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Re: waking up after going to sleep

I have had similar problem. I found, by trial and error, that using Windows hibernate mode actually works every time! Windows makes a "System screen shot" and stores it on hard drive and then powers off. Just be aware that you must ensure enough hard drive space for this. I am using this mode every day now.

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