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After resuming from sleep, computer reboots before login screen

(Solved... I guess? See 3rd edit) (edit: followed instructions here http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/449401/constantly-restarts-before-login-screen/ to disable rebooting on system ...
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Should I uninstall the Intel graphics kernel mode driver?

My installation of Windows Vista says that the Intel graphics kernel mode driver is causing Windows to resume slowly and offers an option to remove it from the list. I presume this would increase my ...
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Vista Hibernation-How does it work [closed]

I was just wondering something, I know when you go into sleep mode with vista, it writes everything to disk and powers down, and when you power up it returns it all to the RAM, but what I was ...
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Is there a way to get a K8WE motherboard to go into S3 sleep?

I want my computer to go into deep sleep so the fans all turn off and such. It's a Tyan K8WE motherboard. I have the latest Bios installed. Is there some setting or something I can do to get it to go ...
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Vista laptop keeps waking up a minute after I put it to sleep

I have used the command powercfg -lastwake to determine what is waking up my computer. Here is what it produces in prompt Wake History Count - 1 Wake History [0] Wake Source Count - 1 Wake ...
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Dell studio xps - windows vista unltimate - goes to sleep at random times?

My laptop goes to sleep randomly for no reson regardless of what I'm doing. There is no setting that put the computer to sleep, that I know of. Under the power options in the control panel I set ever ...
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What is the mechanism whereby a Windows machine 'knows' it is returning from sleep or hibernation?

I have a problem where my Vista machine will not return from sleep or hibernation. This made me realize I have no idea of the mechanism involved. Searching has bought no results. Could this be a ...
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What will the laptop do if I close the lid when plugged in then unplug it after I've closed the lid?

If my laptop is set to "do nothing when I close the lid when plugged in" and "hibernate when I close the lid when on battery, what will the laptop do if I close the lid when plugged in then unplug it ...
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How to automatically make my PC sleep and wake up?

I have a laptop back home with Windows Vista installed. I want my computer to fall asleep automatically at 01:30 AM and wake up at 06:30 AM. I have tried a lot, but making a .bat file which makes it ...
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Can't return from standby mode when machine goes to timed sleep

Dell XPS M1530 running Vista SP1. Recent problem. When machine automatically enters standy, it will not resume. even after a hard reset. A brief power light and then nothing but fan noise. Black ...
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svchost.exe crash on wake up

Lately whenever I wake up my laptop from sleep (S3) I get a series of errors (generated by a host process failing) I haven't been able to figure out why this happens but I know which host process ...
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Windows only successfully wakes up from sleep mode about 2/3rds of the time

On my Vista laptop, when it goes into sleep mode (for low power, or manually being put into sleep mode, it happens regardless of how), about 1 in 3 times it won't wake up properly from sleep mode, and ...
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Laptop sleep: How to go into S3 easily?

Laptop: Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo Pi-3525 OS: Vista When my laptop is plugged in and I close the lid, it goes into S1 sleep. This means that there is still: fan noise (annoying when trying to sleep at ...
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Dell Inspiron/Windows Vista sleep/hibernate issue

When I hit the sleep button in Windows the computer looks like it's going into Sleep mode but a few seconds later it's restarted, and stops with this error message: internal hard disk drive not ...
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Vista Enterprise / reboot on Sleep/Hibernate

I've got a Dell Inspiron 1525 on which I've installed a 64bit version of Vista Enterprise, but now it seems to randomly (not each time) reboot when I try putting it in sleep mode or hibernate. I've ...
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How do I disable nuisance keys on my keyboard under Vista?

OK, it's happened one time too many and I'm sick of it. Whoever designed my keyboard put three additional keys up at the top, just to the right of F12, you know, where PrintScreen, ScrollLock and ...
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Screen fails to turn on after sleep

I have a Dell Inspiron 1525 loaded with Windows 7 Professional. When I press my button to go into sleep mode (and I'm positive I'm going into sleep mode, I've checked the battery settings), I can ...
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Vista won't stay asleep

My Dell Vostro 1710 Laptop running Vista SP2 won't stay asleep. I put it to sleep using the start menu, or close the lid, then it goes to sleep, but a few minutes later it powers up. Does anyone know ...
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How can I prevent Windows from going to sleep during a scheduled task?

I have created scheduled tasks on both a Vista and Win7 machine which wake up the machine if it is currently in a sleep state. However, if the task takes longer than the power settings are configured ...
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Disable power LED blinks during Vista hybrid sleep?

Does anyone know how to disable the blinking power LED when Vista enters hybrid sleep mode? My case has a very bright blue LED that is rather distracting. I'd rather not disable hybrid sleep, as it ...
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Network card dies when trying to wake up laptop from sleep

I have a Dell XPS 1640 laptop (aka Dell Studio XPS 16), running Vista. Whenever the laptop wakes up from sleep, my Broadcomm LAN card immediately dies. Any attempt to access it completely locks up ...
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Why doesn't my mouse work when my computer is woken by keyboard?

Whenever I wake the computer by the keyboard, the cursor doesn't move, and the mouse buttons don't work... But when I wake up computer by mouse move or click, all works correctly! This doesn't always ...
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computer wakes up without any reason

Sometimes my PC wakes up (from sleep mode) without any visible reason. Wake-on-LAN is turned off. Vista 64 bit SP2 Any ideas?
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Computer wont go to sleep?

I have a media computer with Windows Vista Home Premium. When I activate media sharing, the computer refuses to go to sleep after x-minutes of idling. If I turn of the media sharing the computer will ...
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Windows doesn't wake up from sleep reliably when bluetooth is on

This issue has bugged me on multiple laptops for at least three years now, and I was wondering if anyone had similar experiences. The problem is that waking up from sleep results in a hang or BSOD, ...
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How to reconnect VPN automatically after sleep/hibernate on Vista/7?

I'm using Win 7's built-in VPN client but every time I put my computer to sleep / hibernate mode and then wake it up again, the connection is lost and I need to reconnect manually. Is there any way to ...
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Can Windows Defrag while Laptop is Closed?

Can I run a Defrag and close the laptop lid? Or will my computer not defrag when it is in sleep mode? If not, can I turn of the monitor of my laptop when it's not in sleep mode, like, 0 brightness?
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What is the effect of always sleeping a laptop? Is it bad for batteries or something else? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it bad to put your computer in sleep mode every time? I do not shut down my laptop (os:vista). Instead I always make it sleep. Are there any bad consequences of this ...