Having trouble waking up computer


G

Guest

I'm having a few issues with Sleep mode, and I'm hoping you all can help out.

Firstly, I'm not quite clear on when I should be able to wake up the machine
with the mouse & keyboard, and when I need to use the power button. I
hesitate to use the power button if I don't need to, as sometimes this causes
it to wake up and immediately begin to shutdown.

Secondly, I find there are times that neither mouse/keyboard nor power
button seem to do anything. Again, I hesitate to push the power button too
many times or to hold it down, as this will shut down the machine rather than
waking it up. But sometimes it seems that that's what it takes to get it to
wake up.

Ideally, I'd like to have it go into some version of Sleep mode where I can
wake it up with the mouse and not have to touch the Power at all.

Thanks.
 
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Thanatos

Hi

LordAmeth said:
I'm having a few issues with Sleep mode, and I'm hoping you all can help
out.

Firstly, I'm not quite clear on when I should be able to wake up the
machine
with the mouse & keyboard, and when I need to use the power button. I
hesitate to use the power button if I don't need to, as sometimes this
causes
it to wake up and immediately begin to shutdown.

Secondly, I find there are times that neither mouse/keyboard nor power
button seem to do anything. Again, I hesitate to push the power button too
many times or to hold it down, as this will shut down the machine rather
than
waking it up. But sometimes it seems that that's what it takes to get it
to
wake up.

Ideally, I'd like to have it go into some version of Sleep mode where I
can
wake it up with the mouse and not have to touch the Power at all.

Thanks.

The space bar wakes mine.
 
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R

Richard Urban

The implementation of sleep mode varies a lot between motherboard
manufacturers and the standards used in the construction of the M/B and it's
bios.

My main computer, for instance, would sleep just fine and wake from sleep up
till RC2, at which point the sleep function got broken. It has not returned
in Vista RTM. My M/B is 4 years old and has an early implementation if the
ACPI specs. When sleep was functioning I had to resume from sleep by
pressing the power button momentarily. The power light would blink once per
second to indicate the computer was sleeping, and not powered off.

Some mouse settings will prevent a computer from going to sleep correctly.
If this is the case, you have to remove the function where the mouse can
wake the computer in device manager.

I would guess that with a new and current motherboard the sleep function
would work correctly, whatever that may be per motherboard. Mine will not.

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Regards,

Richard Urban
Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User
(For email, remove the obvious from my address)

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