3
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2answers
2k views

My Windows 8 computer does not come out of Standby

My computer will not come out out of standby. It has had this issue ever since I bought it ~4 years ago. When I purchased it, It came with Vista, I have since upgraded it to 7 and now 8 Pro, each time ...
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0answers
214 views

XP Standby worked Windows 8 Sleep does not

In my daily routine I depended very much on Standby previously in XP. Now with Windows 8 I can enable hibernate and it seems to work - startup takes 30 seconds after a shutdown and 15 seconds after an ...
6
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1answer
402 views

Does Having Computer Running Idle Impact Solid-State Drive's Life Expectancy?

As long as computer is operating, OS constantly performs small writes to storage medium. This is what I have not paid attention to earlier until I saw total writes in CrystalDiskInfo, Intel Toolbox ...
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0answers
1k views

Why isn't my Windows 7 x64 laptop hibernating properly?

Usually when I put my Windows 7 x64 Acer TravelMate 5520 laptop into hibernation nowadays, it starts back up in this screen: Text in picture: Windows did not shut down successfully. If this ...
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2answers
186 views

Computer acting weird

My specs: Windows XP PRO SP3 with latest updates of course Motherboard - Gigabyte GA-945PL-S3 CPU - DualCore Intel Core 2 Duo E4300, 1800 MHz (9 x 200) Video card - Gigabyte GeForce 7200 GS I have ...
2
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2answers
2k views

Have soft-power button “ask me what to do”?

In Windows XP, there was an option in the power controls, to have the computer's physical "soft" power button "ask me what to do." Basically, the shutdown dialog would appear, and give the option to ...
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0answers
88 views

System hangs when trying to hibernate on Windows XP

I have an Asus netbook running Windows XP, and lately it randomly hangs when trying to shut down (same for standby). I get the familiar screen Preparing to hibernate and then nothing else happens. ...
2
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1answer
421 views

MS Word files sometimes read-only after hibernation? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: While editing a document in Word 2007 the document suddenly becomes read only I've found that sometimes MS Word files become read-only after returning from standby or ...
2
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1answer
1k views

auto resume from standby

Can a Ubuntu (or any other distro) wake up from standby/hibernate at a preset time? I actually don't want the PC to consume 200W all the time for just doing something every hour.
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1answer
4k views

Blue screen (BSOD) when Windows 7 hibernates or standby

Whenever I want to standby or hibernate Windows 7, It takes some times in blank monitor and gives a blue screen error and shuts down. Details below about Error message that Windows showed: Problem ...
0
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2answers
635 views

Windows 7 Standy/Hibernate Freeze/Lockup

I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate on a MSI U100 Netbook which often experiences a lockup or freeze whilst hibernating or shutting down. I have a friend with an Asus netbook running Windows 7 who has ...
1
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2answers
2k views

How to control the time before Windows 7 wakes from standby and hibernates?

Ever since I reformatted my laptop, it just hasn't been the same. Before reformatting I noticed that if it was in standby for around 24 hours, it would automatically wake up and go into hibernation. I ...
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3answers
1k views

dell E6500 laptop will not hibernate/standby

I am using a Dell E6500 laptop with windows XP on it, it was originally tagged/installed with Windows Vista. My issue is, when I close the lid, it will not either Hibernate or Standby. If I close ...
4
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3answers
2k views

How does increasing RAM effect laptop battery life on standby?

Just a simple theoretical question: Does increasing the amount of physical RAM on a laptop affect the battery life while in standby? I always thought the only real difference between hibernate and ...
2
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1answer
642 views

Fedora 9: problem with hibernation and standby

Whenever I put the the computer to hibernate or standby, black screen appears and it stays forever. How to rectify this? Pressing any key does not wake my system. Finally I do force shutdown and then ...
1
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3answers
2k views

XP Standby stopped working

All of the sudden my XP laptop will not go into standby mode. I tell it to standby but it just continues to run. Same with hibernate. I have not added any hardware, but I did kill a software ...
3
votes
7answers
8k views

Why does my computer come out of standby on its own?

When I put my desktop computer into Standby, it comes out of standby all by itself just minutes later. I've also seen it come out of hibernation all by itself, but I've only tried that a couple times. ...
8
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4answers
5k views

Desktop reboots itself on sleep or hibernate

I have been using an ASUS M2NPV-VM motherboard for main home desktop workstation, operating Windows Vista x64. This computer has right from day one not been able to enter hibernate or standby; after ...