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Slow to start after being in sleep mode

After computer has gone into sleep mode sometimes it does not wake up without restarting the computer. So far the restart has worked but is annoying to have to do this. Any solutions?

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Your hard drive is spinning down and is slow to respond. Some of the old Fujitsu drives were known to do this. I would check your power saving settings in display properties and adjust it so the drive is not powering down.

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How to wake up computer from sleep mode?


Press the Power button. Then Restart (or if the computer Starts on its own). On homepage, Right click, then select Personalization. Select Screen Saver, then choose "Change Power Settings" under Power Management. Power Options screen will let you make a variety of choices, including when the computer sleeps. Be sure to save your actions.

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A computer uses sleep mode to save power and save certain key functions so that users can resume work quickly without waiting for the computer to completely restart.
There are usually at least two types of sleep modes: an ordinary mode in which the current state of the computer is kept operational, and a deeper hibernation in which current settings are saved to the hard drive.
When a computer does not leave the sleep mode, there is most likely a problem with power settings.
Power Button Use

Some sleep modes, especially the hibernation modes, remove the ability for the computer to sense outside movement.
If the user puts the computer into hibernation, then typing on the keyboard or moving the mouse will not wake it, even if these actions work in a light sleep mode.
The only way to wake the computer up is to press the power button.

Power Settings
Computers have power settings that tell them when to perform certain actions, including powering down and going into sleep mode.
Normally, computers will do this automatically when they have low battery power, but if the settings are changed it is possible the computer will only exit sleep mode when connected to a power adapter.
Users can change power settings themselves to more appropriate levels, if necessary.

BIOS Settings In BIOS (basic input/output system) mode, a PC shows not only the last actions that triggered the computer to go into sleep mode, but also what wakes the computer up from sleep mode.
Typically several devices, including keyboard and mouse movement, are listed.
However, if the computer is not programmed to wake up from sleep mode when these devices are used, it will stay unchanged. Users can add or remove devices from the BIOS system itself.

Vista Problems
Microsoft Vista has been known to develop several errors associated with the ability of the computer to wake up once it has gone into sleep mode.
If the user has Vista, it is possible an internal error, possibly connected with the USB ports, has caused the computer to remain in sleep mode.
Users can fix these malfunctions by downloading "hotfixes" from Microsoft's website.

Video Card or Screen Problems
If the monitor refuses to wake up from sleep mode but all settings appear applicable, then the problem could be with the video card or the screen itself.
In this case, the computer is resuming activity but the monitor cannot show it, so it looks like it is still asleep.
The user should make sure the monitor is working properly and make sure the video card is not malfunctioning.


You should also check ram Hard Drive & vga lead
WARNING: Before you start troubleshooting remember that you are dealing with electricity that can KILL.
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Test all power and data leads that attach to your hard drive IDE,SATA
the leads from your (motherboard to your hard drive) make sure they have secure dust free connections and are not faulty
if its a 40 pin flat ribbon type it will be the first to fail
make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd and floppy have secure connections and are not faulty
even something as small as a faulty electrical fan and its lead can cause you problems
computers need all power and data to continue through every working device and to have an end so any faulty leads will end up with a computer error
Check your RAM.
The RAM is located in the middle of the motherboard.
There are tabs that you can push to release the RAM.
Remove it and put it back in place until the tabs pop out.
Loose RAM can cause your computer not to start properly where you want to see a video signal.
Remove the memory modules from their slots.
Take the opportunity to clean the slots on the motherboards and the memory module connectors.
Use compressed air to blow dust away and clean contacts with a soft cloth.
Do not use a metallic vacuum cleaner if it touches any component it may create a short and cause damage to the motherboard or other components.


Do not use solvent that may attract dust and never poke things like cotton buds in to slots. lightly rub an alcohol (Methylated Spirits) on a cloth not to hard let the alcohol do the work on the copper gold or silver tabs and r
Allow the pins to dry.
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Make sure your graphics card is securely seated with no dust built up or in the socket
if you remove your graphics check the socket to make sure its dust free
Restart your computer then reinstall it this should activate found new hardware wizard
Check the vga lead for secure dust free connection or try another vga lead.

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Open the Dell support page on your Internet browser. See the link Below . http://support.dell.com/ Make sure to have your seven-digit alphanumeric (letters and numbers) service tag. Place that information into the "Choose by Service Tag" option. Make sure that the option for the "Operating System" is correct. Go to "+Bios" and click on the "+" symbol. Click on "Download" at the far right, save and run the downloaded file. Restart your computer after installing the file. Test the "Power-saving" feature once you have rebooted. b> If Section I Does Not Resolve the Issue Go to "Display Properties" by right-clicking in an open area on your desktop and left-clicking on "Properties." Click on the "Settings" tab. Check if the "Display" midway down is saying "Plug and Play Monitor on..." If it is not, go to the "Device Manager." Left-click on the "X" in the top right corner of the "Display Properties" menu. Go to "Start," left-click, and then open the "Control Panel" (or "Settings" and then "Control Panel" depending on your system is set up). Select "System," go to the "Hardware" tab, and left-click on it. Left-click on "Device Manager" about 1/3 of the way down that page. Look at "Monitors" and see a "+" symbol. Left-click on it once and see if it has an exclamation point,"!," with a yellow circle around it. If it does, right-click on the "Plug and Play Monitor" and left-click on "Update Driver." Choose "Yes, this time only" and then left-click on "Next." The wizard will update the monitor drivers automatically, if possible. Restart if necessary once updated. Test the"Sleep" mode again. The computer should go into sleep mode and then wake up successfully. b> If Section I and II Do Not Work Left-click on "Start" and then "Control Panel" (or "Settings" and then "Control Panel," depending on your system's setup). Double-click on "Power Options" to open it. Open the "Hibernate" tab and click on "Enable Hibernate." You may have to reboot again. Test the "Sleep" mode function again. b> Windows Vista Open the Dell support page in your Internet browser. See the link Below. http://support.dell.com/ Make sure to have your seven-digit alphanumeric service tag. Place that information into the "Choose by Service Tag" option. Make sure that the option for the "Operating System" is correct. Go to "+Bios" and click on the "+" symbol. Click on "Download" on the far right. Save and run the downloaded file. Restart the computer after installing the file. Test the "Power-saving" feature once you have rebooted. b> If Section IV Doesn't Work b> Reboot the system and press "F2" or "Del" to get into Bios. Make sure that the "Legacy USB" option is enabled. Save and exit the Bios and start Windows Vista. Go to "Start" and then "Control Panel." "Switch to Classic View" on the left side. Click on "Power Options." Click "Change Plan Settings" and then "Change Advanced Power Settings." Set the "Sleep>Sleep After" to "Never." Set the "Sleep>Allow Hybrid Sleep" to "Never." Set the "Sleep> Hibernate After" to one minute after the monitor and hard drive are set to turn off. Set the "Power" button and "Lid>Start" menu power button" to "Hibernate." Restart the computer and test the "Power Sleep" mode. b> If Section IV and V Do Not Work b> Find the "Windows" sidebar at the bottom right corner. Right-click on it to disable it. Test the "Sleep" mode again. If the computer does go to sleep, enable the "Windows" sidebar by going into the "Control Panel" and enabling it again. Start turning off each gadget one by one, and test the "Sleep" mode to see which gadget is causing the problem. Look at the system and see if you have a "Google" sidebar." If you do have Google sidebar, then pick only one to use, or choose not to use either of them. To remove the "Google" sidebar, left-click on "Start," then left-click on "Control Panel." Double-click on "Programs and Features." Wait for the computer to populate installed software on your computer. Find the "Google" sidebar and remove it by left clicking on it and left click "Uninstall." If you want to remove the "Windows" sidebar, right-click on it, left-click on properties to open "Properties," then remove the check from the "Start Sidebar When Windows Starts," selection and click "OK." Disable Sleep Mode Microsoft Windows 7 uses sleep mode for desktops and laptops to save power during times when the computer is not in use but does not need to be shut down. Sleep mode pauses and suspends your computer until you are ready to continue. In some cases, sleep mode interferes with scheduled tasks or operations such as remote desktop connections. Microsoft allows sleep mode to be turned off and disabled for users that have no need for the function or find that the feature is interfering with their normal computing activities.

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When is asleep try to close the lid completely and open it again. This works for mine sometimes.

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press and hold the power button down for about 5 secs. The computer will shut down. Restart it and right click on the desktop, go to properties then look for screensaver tab , then choose power options, click on hibernation tab at the top and uncheck enable hibernation. Or choose stanby options and choose a longer time before the computer goes to sleep.

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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.

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Sounds like you've tried all the obvious things. Did you check the BIOS settings and turn off all of the WAKE ON settings in there? Otherwise, it sounds like you might have a third party program which is scheduling without your knowledge (check your start up programs and running processes during normal use). If, when asleep, the machine runs a fan, it may also be waking up for the OS to receive a power or overheat warning message from the BIOS.

Problems with machines not going to sleep when asked are often related to drivers that are not unloading when asked to prepare for the sleep/hibernation process. If you have installed any new hardware (or driver heavy software like specialized encryption or hard drive management stuff) trying uninstalling it and testing the sleep functionality.

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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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