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Sony laptop The laptop starts up and shuts down very slowly. Sometimes when I turn it on it starts loading and then goes into sleep mode and I have to press the power button again and hold it for a few seconds. the screen says restarting windows but I never fully started. Any clues??

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You probably have the "go to sleep" timeout set too low. Check out "Power Options" in the control panel.

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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.


Hope this helps.




Nov 25, 2012 | Dell Factory Refurbished 4700-HH79N81...

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Hit start Alienware computer goest to alien head on screen then straight to sleep mode. Please read


When you say computer clock do you mean the LED read out on the mother board? if so the numbers you are seeing are error codes you will need the mother board manual to know what those codes mean. If you don't have the manual it's possible you can go to the mother board manufacturers web site and download one then you can look up the codes to see what the problems are. Hope this helps

Jul 26, 2012 | Alienware PC Systems PC Desktops

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How can i keep the monitor from going to sleep mode while working?


in start-up menue, go to control panel/ hardware/power options, and change your power plan, change settings for monitor and computer to 'never', this will give you control over when it shuts down or sleeps

Jun 23, 2012 | Gateway PC Desktops

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Is there a way to stop the power button light from flashing when the computer is asleep?


No. I don't believe so. I think the purpose of the blinking light is to let you know your PC is not shut down, and is in sleep mode.
If it is a desktop PC without battery backup and the power goes out, you might lose data on anything open and not saved. Or worse it could corrupt the OS (operating system).
If it is a laptop and not plugged in it will eventually run out of juice.
I see many of people using sleep mode exclusively, mostly on laptops.
It is a good practice to completely turn off the PC if it won't be used for an extended time, or at least restarting (warm boot) or shut down (cold boot) once a week so windows can install updates that it has downloaded.
Doing this also refreshes the loaded Operating system.
Your options to stop the blinking light from annoying you would be :
1. completely turn off the PC (recommeded)
2. a small piece of electrical tape
3. A dab of black paint

Jan 29, 2011 | PC Desktops

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I have a Dell Optiplex 780 and when I am logged in and walk away for 15 or more minutes it will go to sleep, I will then come back wake it up, log in and the screen will go black and I cannot get in unless...


This problem is ongoing because you have it configured to sleep turn the sleep mode off. What it is doing is attempting to load drivers again and not saving to cache when in sleep mode you may have not enough storage allotted for the sleep mode to save information go and increase the storage memory to store the data so that when it sleeps it can store the data and wake up with your screen as it was when you left it.
Personally I do not use sleep mode never have, never will. It is nothing but a problem for me anyway. I always keep my machines running with the exception of a lap top. So my suggestion is turn sleep mode off. I also log out and then log back in same principal really. Or just close the machine totally power it down. Sleep mode was a wonderful concept along with shutting down hard discs etc. However you will often times be more into a hassle than just leaving it on or shutting it down. Less work for a computer is better just my humble opinion.
Last but not least, my last resort would be to re-install operating system again once I start getting to many things going wrong with my machines I do them over solving all sorts of problems that are behind the scenes that take hours sometimes to repair individually. This would be after you retrieve your lost files from the drive. John

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Sleep Mode Lockup on Dell Inspirion 530 w/ Vista


Try hitting the "Windows" key on your keyboard to bring it out of sleep mode. The "Windows" key is generally found on the bottom row of the keyboard, near the Alt and Ctrl keys, and it has no letters on it, just the Windows logo. That key brings my Windows Vista machines out of sleep mode when other keys won't.

As for the power button, anytime you need to force a computer to turn off, you can press and hold the power button to do so. Usually, you need to hold the power button for 5-10 seconds and it will shut down. Use this option with caution, as it turns the computer off without running through the shutdown process and can cause you to lose data.

Hope this helps.

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Delay in Monitor display once the system goes in sleep mode


Instead of sleep mode, tyr hibernate. It is generally faster except the whole computer shuts down. When you power back up, you're exactly where you were. Mine takes about 30 seconds.

Feb 06, 2009 | Gateway PC Desktops

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Hp pavilion s3015 goes to sleep at startup and does not recover


Shut down the PC by manually powering it off by holding the power button in until it is off. Start the PC. Does it boot correctly? If so, turn off all the Vista power modes.

Click on Start and in the "Start Search" block type "Power". Click on "Power Options" which should show up above the Start Search area. Put the dot in "High Performance" then click on Change Plan Settings, Change Advanced Power Settings, Click on Power Buttons and Lid, Start Menu Power Button, Click on "sleep" to reveal the other settings - select "Shut Down", then "Apply" then "OK". Close all open windows and shut down the PC using the Start button. Note the power button icon is now RED not amber as before.

Run the PC in this mode and see if the same problem occurs. If so, you have a different problem.

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Laptop goes into permanent sleep mode, etc


If you can restart it and it starts up fine, then I would go into the power settings and disable sleep mode. Every computer is different on how to wake a sleeping computer, so you could read through your manuals and find out for yours, but I just disable sleep mode on all computers so i dont have to hassle with it.

Dec 30, 2008 | PC Desktops

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