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Computer will no longer go to sleep. It starts to sleep, but immediately wakes up. No other changes in software.

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Hi john,
can you please double check your power options under control panel.( use classic view )

under advance tab, double check the option when i press sleep button

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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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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 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 Start c00847244.gif , 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 Load startup 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 .
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  • 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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Compaq Presario SR 1920NZ freezes when not in use for ten minutes...It will not wake from sleep. I am forced to reboot the system...Any suggestions..Barton


Stop letting it sleep.

Go to start button, control panel, then power options.

When you open power options look to the left side and you will see
choose when to turn off display, set it for longer then you will use it
so you shut down the system first.

Same with the second one, choose when the computer sleeps.


Just in case you let it sleep, go to start, in the search field type devise,
this opens devise mgr, now go to mouse and pointing devise.

Click on the plus or arrow to expand, you will see your mouse, now right click on it, and pick properties, now click on the power management
tab, and make sure the box is checked that says Allow this devise to wake computer.

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Hi there,

Normally when you put your computer to sleep with your keyboard you only have to press a key on the keyboard to wake the computer again.
I normally use my spacebar to wake my pc but any key should work fine.

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USUALLY you cannot set your pc to wake up at a specific time..You can set it to wake up on ring (ethernet) but once the system is in sleep it takes a physical action on your part to wake it up.. sorry, it is just the way of the pc

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This monitor refuses to wake up because it cannot find the signal from the computer.

When the light is amber, force the pc to shut down by holding the power button until all lights go off. Then, after about 10 seconds, power the pc back up again.

If this does not start your monitor, unplug all the monitors connections and plug them back in again. These things should reform the connection from the pc to the monitor.

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Can't wake up....gone into sleep mode...how do you wake it up


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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Cannot get me monitor out of sleep mode, please help?


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Pls check the power management properties in device manager to check if the option to wake the computer from sleep for the keyboard and mouse are enabled.
You may also try to change the power plan or create a new power plan and check if you are able to wake the computer from sleep.
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Vista wakes up on it's own. Never goes to sleep.


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.

Ideas, anyway.

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