no shut down after sleep


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grendi

Hello all,

I have a problem with the sleep mode.
When I use my computer and when I shut it down, everything works fine, the
computer turns off completely.
When I use my computer and when I set it to sleep mode, everything works
fine, the computer turns off , the fans aren't turning, the PC becomes
silent. Pressing a key on the keyboard, or moving the mouse, will switch the
computer on again, the wake up from sleep mode works OK.
The problem is when I want to shutdown after a wake up from sleep: the
computer seems to go to sleep mode in a normal way, the monitor turns black,
but then, the PC's case is still noisy, and the fans are still turning. In
fact, it's like Windows has turned off, but not the PC.
The only way I can turn it off completely is to keep the power button
pressed for about 5 seconds.
I'm sure the problem isn't here since the begining. I beleive this problems
happens since I installed the Service Pack 1 of Vista.

My PC:
Windows Vista Ultimate SP1 64 bits.
Processor : Intel Dual Core.
Motherboard : Asus P5K
VideoCard : Asus Nvidia GeForce 8800GTX 768 Mo PCI Express

Any help for this problem would be apreciated.
Thanks
Gz
 
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Gene E. Bloch

Hello all,

I have a problem with the sleep mode.
When I use my computer and when I shut it down, everything works fine, the
computer turns off completely.
When I use my computer and when I set it to sleep mode, everything works
fine, the computer turns off , the fans aren't turning, the PC becomes
silent. Pressing a key on the keyboard, or moving the mouse, will switch the
computer on again, the wake up from sleep mode works OK.
The problem is when I want to shutdown after a wake up from sleep: the
computer seems to go to sleep mode in a normal way, the monitor turns black,
but then, the PC's case is still noisy, and the fans are still turning. In
fact, it's like Windows has turned off, but not the PC.
The only way I can turn it off completely is to keep the power button
pressed for about 5 seconds.
I'm sure the problem isn't here since the begining. I beleive this problems
happens since I installed the Service Pack 1 of Vista.

My PC:
Windows Vista Ultimate SP1 64 bits.
Processor : Intel Dual Core.
Motherboard : Asus P5K
VideoCard : Asus Nvidia GeForce 8800GTX 768 Mo PCI Express

Any help for this problem would be apreciated.
Thanks
Gz

My computer sometimes chooses a hybrid mode, so that going to sleep first
saves memory to the hard drive, as in hibernation. When it does that, it is
noisy and takes a while to go to sleep.

I don't recall whether it's the way Sony set it up or if it's a habit of
Vista in general...

Anyway, all I do is wait the extra minute or two and my computer gets quiet
and dark (except for the sleep LED).

Translation: your problem might just be normal behavior.
 
G

grendi

Gene E. Bloch said:
saves memory to the hard drive, as in hibernation. When it does that, it
is
noisy and takes a while to go to sleep.

Well in my case, the computer never stops to be noisy, even if I wait a
whole night. So it shouldn't be the same behavior.
Does your computer's monitor turn black before it stops to be noisy? In my
case, Windows shuts down, the monitor turns black, and then the PC case is
still active and noisy.
GZ
 
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Gene E. Bloch

Well in my case, the computer never stops to be noisy, even if I wait a
whole night. So it shouldn't be the same behavior.
Does your computer's monitor turn black before it stops to be noisy? In my
case, Windows shuts down, the monitor turns black, and then the PC case is
still active and noisy.
GZ

No, mine behaves as you would expect and hope.

I thought, from reading your original post, that you might have
misunderstood the time delay, so I described it, hoping it might be helpful
to you.

It is now clear to me from your reply that I was wrong, and that you do
indeed know what's happening, and that you do have a problem. Sadly, I
don't have an idea to help.
 
G

grendi

Answering to myself:
I updated the bios for the Asus p5k motherboard and it fixed the problem.
 
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Gene E. Bloch

Answering to myself:
I updated the bios for the Asus p5k motherboard and it fixed the problem.

Good sleuthing and thanks for the lesson (I needed it!).
 
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