I had my HP G61 laptop running in sleep for a while. When I came back to it about a half-hour later, it was no longer in sleep mode - the power light and the Wi-Fi indicator light were on (I keep Wi-Fi off becuase I use a wired connection) - but nothing was showing on screen. In fact, the display wasn't even turned on. So I let it sit for about 10 minutes but nothing happened.
I did a force shut down and rebooted. Instead of a normal boot, the display didnt turn on, the Wi-Fi indicator was off, and the Caps Lock and Num Lock lights just blinked repeatedly. On the external keyboard i use, none of the light indicators were blinking or even on. I tried force shut-down again 10 times, then unplugged all connections except for the power cable (my laptop battery dosent hold a charge for more than 2 minutes, so I always must have a wall connection) and tried to boot again but still nothing happened. I unplugged the battery and even then nothing happened. I also tried booting with the disk drive open, and then with it closed again. On the time it was closed, I was able to successfully boot into Windows, but recieved a "Windows did not shut-down sucessfully" notice. Does anybody know why this may have happened?
My PC's specs:
- Windows 7 Home Premium, 64-bit
- 4GB of physical RAM, 8GB of vRAM (on a flash drive)
- AMD Vision x64 processor (don't know any other specs about it)
- ATI Radeon graphics card, 392 MB
- DVD-R/W lightscribe drive
- 2 External hard-disks (first one is 1.5TB, second one is 1TB)
- custom boot-screen and boot-annimation
- Standard BIOS
apps running before sleep:
- firefox 10.4
- itunes 10.6
- adobe photoshop extended CS5.1
- rockstar games social club (running in background)
- microsoft powerpoint 2010 professional edition
- google chrome
I was NOT running Aero or any fancy themes - I was using the normal windows classic theme. I have a desktop icon manager application called Stardock Fences that was also running (it runs as a service/process).