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Sleep/hibernate mode i have a dell inspirion 530s running vista premium. the problem i am having is the computer will not stay in sleep or hibernate mode. i have tried to change my advanced settings, change the power button commands, block or disconnect all usb devices, turned mouse upside down and even restored the computer to its factory settings. non of this has any affect at all. this is the fourth time i am asking for help no one seems to be able to give me a solution.

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  • pa_cramer Feb 01, 2008

    more info please
    not being smart but your wording does not make sense

  • pa_cramer Feb 01, 2008

    i have a dell inspirion 530s running vista premium.
    the problem i am having is the computer will not stay in sleep mode it just resumes.have tried to change my advanced settings, change the power button commands, block or disconnect all usb devices, turned mouse upside down and even restored the computer to its factory settings. non of this has any affect at all. this is the fourth time i am asking for help no one seems to be able to give me a solution.

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Hi, If the computer seem to wake from sleep mode for no reason? Some device settings can cause the computer to return from a power savings state when not expected. If the computer is using an optical mouse, changes in light can cause the computer to wake. Network activity can cause the network hardware to wake the computer, especially when the network is always on (like cable and DSL connections). High Definition Audio audio may also cause the computer to wake from sleep mode. Use the following steps to prevent the these hardware devices from waking the computer:

  1. Click Start sleep/hibernate mode - c00847244.gif , and then right-click Computer .
  2. Select Properties , and then click Device Manager in the left panel of the window.
  3. Click the plus sign ( + ) next to the device that needs to be adjusted. If you are using an optical mouse, select Mice and other pointing devices . If the computer is using an "always-on" connection, click Network Adapters . To check the high definition audio, click Sound, video, and game controllers .
  4. Double-click the name of the device to open a Properties window.
  5. Click the Power Management tab, and remove the selection from Allow this device to wake the computer . Figure 6: Power management tab for a mouse c00851648.gif NOTE: If you prevent the mouse from being able to wake the comuter, wake the computer using the Sleep button on the keyboard or from the power button on the front of the computer.
  6. Click OK , close the windows that are open, and then restart the computer.
  7. Click Start c00847244.gif , and select the Sleep/Standby button to see the problem still exists: If the problem still exists, go to the next Step.
  8. Disconnect all non-essential connected devices (printers, scanners, USB drives).
  9. Restart the computer with only the original mouse, monitor, and keyboard connected. If this resolves the sleep/standby problem, one of the connected devices was causing the problem. Replace one device and test to see if the problem occurs again. Continue adding devices and testing until the you find the device that is causing the problem.
If you have already tried all the above steps, you can try the steps below: Many software components start up automatically and run without being seen. Most of these programs are not necessary to the work performed on a computer, but can interfere with sleep/standby mode. For troubleshooting purposes use the following steps to prevent programs from starting when Windows is first opened.
  1. Click Startsleep/hibernate mode - c00847244.gif="http://i.fixya.net/uploads/images/c00847244.gif" alt="c00847244.gif" class="h_mi" /> , and then type msconfig into the Search field and then press the Enter key.
  2. The System Configuration Utility appears. Click the General tab, select Selective startup , and then and remove the check from sleep/hibernate mode - c00847247.pngup items . c00847247.png
  3. Click OK to accept the changes and restart the computer.
  4. After completing these steps, Windows opens using Selective Startup. A small reminder may appear when Windows restarts. Select Don't show this dialog again and click OK to prevent the reminder from re-appearing every time the computer is restarted.
NOTE: To undo the changes made in this process repeat the steps above and replace the checkmark next to Load startup items .
  • If disabling Load startup items did not resolve the suspend problem, go to the next step.
  • If disabling Load startup items resolved the suspend problem, enable one startup item and test to see if the problem occurs again. Continue enabling startup items, until you find the software task that is causing the problem. Remove or update problem software.
If the problem still exists, go to the next Step. Upgrading the BIOS and keyboard software If the sleep button on the keyboard still does not work, go to the HP Software and Driver Download page , enter your computer model number into the field provided, and install any keyboard and BIOS updates for Windows Vista. Should you require any further assistance regarding this issue or any other computer related issue in future please feel free to contact get back to us, we will be more than glad to assist you.

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Hi,

Did you try all the suggestions coolguy0008 suggested? Cause he pretty much summed it all up. I personally think it's the setting in your PC's BIOS.

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    Damen Wong Feb 01, 2008

    I also would like to know...what do you excatly mean "will not stay in sleep or hibernate"? Are the options there for you to select? When you select them what happens? Do you mean that when you select them then they go into sleep/hibernate and doesn't return from it?

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    Damen Wong Feb 01, 2008

    Sorry for so many questions...

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The default for Vista is to sleep when you shut it down. Then don't unplug the unit from the power source.... Doing that will kill the system and will have to start again from the very beginning.
Try shutting it down and wake it... It opens fast, that's from sleep.
To turn-off Vista, right click the Off button and you'll see choices to turn off the computer...

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Hi,

You might not be able to put your mobile PC to sleep for one or more of the following reasons:

  • The video card on your mobile PC doesn't support sleep. Update the driver for your video card, or check the information that came with your mobile PC about your video card and supported drivers. For more information, see Update drivers.
  • Some settings are managed by your system administrator. For more information, see Why can't I change some settings?
  • Sleep and other power-saving states are turned off in your mobile PC's basic input/output system (BIOS). To turn sleep on, restart your mobile PC, and then enter the BIOS setup. As your mobile PC starts, instructions typically appear on the screen that indicate which key or keyboard shortcut that you must press to enter the BIOS setup process. Because not all computer manufacturers use the same BIOS, different keys are assigned for this purpose. To learn more, check the information that came with your mobile PC or go to the manufacturer’s website.

In earlier versions of Windows, standby saves your work to memory and puts your mobile PC into a power-saving state. Hibernate also puts your mobile PC into a power-saving state but saves your work to your hard disk so that you can safely turn off your mobile PC.
In this version of Windows, sleep saves your work to memory and puts your mobile PC into a power-saving state. Optionally, you can turn on hybrid sleep, a combination of sleep and hibernate, which saves your work to your hard disk and puts your mobile PC into a power-saving state. Hybrid sleep is turned off by default on mobile PCs. For more information, see "What is hybrid sleep?" in Turn off a computer: frequently asked questions.
Notes
  • Hibernate is still available as an advanced power setting. For more information, see Change power management settings.
  • Hibernate and hybrid sleep may become unavailable after you use Disk Cleanup. For more information, see Windows Help online.
Putting your mobile PC to sleep offers the following advantages over shutting it down:
  • All of your work, including information about the programs that you were using, such as window location and size, is automatically saved to your hard disk.
  • When your mobile PC wakes, Windows restores your previous work session within seconds. You don't need to restart your mobile PC, and then open the files that you were working on.
Sleep is typically the best power-saving state to leave your mobile PC in when you're not using it. Shut down your mobile PC or put it into hibernation only when you must turn off the power (for example, when you want to add memory or you don’t plan to use the computer for several days).
To put your mobile PC to sleep, click the Power button on the Start menu. To wake your mobile PC, press the hardware power button.


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  • Priya darshan Feb 01, 2008

    You can also go to start>control panel> MobilePC>Power options,Under the power options choose "Change when the computer sleeps" and just it according to ur settings..

    This will solve ur problem..

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  • Priya darshan Feb 01, 2008

    was that comment for me or lemmor??

  • Priya darshan Feb 01, 2008

    HI,


    here is the solution to re problem:

    Sleep and other power-saving states are turned off in your mobile
    PC's basic
    input/output system (BIOS). To turn sleep on, restart your mobile PC, and
    then enter the BIOS setup. As your mobile PC starts, instructions typically
    appear on the screen that indicate which key or keyboard shortcut that you must
    press to enter the BIOS setup process. Because not all computer manufacturers
    use the same BIOS, different keys are assigned for this purpose. To learn more,
    check the information that came with your mobile PC or go to the manufacturer’s
    website.


    Goodluck,
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  • Priya darshan Feb 01, 2008

    Hibernate is still available as an advanced power setting. For
    more information, see CHANGE POWER MANAGEMENT SETTINGS


    To change power management settings:



    1. Go to control panel>Open power options



    2. On the Select a power plan page, click Change plan settings under the selected plan.



    3. On the Change settings for the plan page,
      next to Turn off the display and Put the
      computer to sleep
      , choose the display and sleep settings that you want to
      use when your computer is running on battery and when it's plugged in.



    4. Click Change advanced power settings.



    5. On the Advanced settings tab, expand the
      category that you want to customize, expand each setting that you want to
      change, and then choose the value that you want to use when your computer is
      running on battery and when it's plugged in.

      Suppose that you frequently use a mobile
      PC to give presentations, and you want the display to stay on during the
      presentations. Consequently, you also want the mobile PC to stay awake while you
      give your presentation
    * To keep the display on during presentation
    * To prevent the mobile pc from going to sleep during presentations

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