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Computer problems, sleep mode

By haxdnoob ·
Its been a serious long while since I've been on here, but now I turn to you people to help me

It seems when I put my computer in sleep mode, and try to bring it out of sleep mode, the computer seems to be stuck. The fans and the computer will go like they're bringing it out of sleep mode, but for some reason the computer screen doesn't turn back on to the desktop (sometimes I turn my computer screen off for reasons of my own). I've done this before when I had to go to my classes at community college, but for night classes, I shut-down my computer.

I'm running virus scans with my 4 programs (The Windows Defender program, Malwarebytes Antimalware, SUPERAntiSpyware, and McAfee Total Protection 2012) just to see if this is a virus problem, and I even ran an error check scan with my C:\ disk

Can anyone help me, because this never happened before, and when something like this happens, I get worried

I run Windows Vista Home Premium (32-Bit)

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by WGnC

You didn't specify, but I'm assuming the pc you're having issues with is a desktop w/separate components, i.e., monitor? Also, there's no reason to think this is malware-related from the info. you provided, so I wouldn't spend time on that approach.

I'm also a bit confused about the following "but for some reason the computer screen doesn't turn back on to the desktop (sometimes I turn my computer screen off for reasons of my own)." The problem as I understand it is that the monitor does not wake from sleep mode, but that the monitor is actually ON. Is this correct, please clarify, if you can. :)

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This is quite normal

by OH Smeg In reply to Computer problems, sleep ...

It can be a result of a Windows Update applied recently breaking the Hibernation or Sleep Recovery modes to something like a Out of Data Driver or just that the current version of Windows + Patches no longer supports your exact Hardware for this option.

You should look on the system makers Web Site for any fixes to see if they have a solution.

Col

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by haxdnoob In reply to This is quite normal

and what specifically do you recommend I search for on the vista help support website.....thing. keywords basically

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Like Col said this is so common that most

by Charles Bundy In reply to Computer problems, sleep ...

manufacturers have checklists. I've posted one below. Even tho it is specific to HP/Compaq the troubleshooting steps are all Vista based so should be hardware independent.

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?cc=us&lc=en&docname=c00845808

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by haxdnoob In reply to Like Col said this is so ...

well, I checked the tabs for both keyboard hardware settings and the mouse, and apparently the PDCAP_WAKE_FROM_D3_SUPPORTED text is missing (although, seeing as I never DID check to see if it was there in the first place, I don't know if it WAS ever missing)

anyway I can fix this?

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by Charles Bundy In reply to Like Col said this is so ...

It is fixable, but you need to nail down when was the last time it worked and what has chnged since then to determine a list of causes as to why it isn't working now. :)

It wouldn't hurt to check System Restore and look for the most recent snapshot date and compare that to the last time sleep/suspend worked. Check your update history as well and see how that stacks up to the last time it worked.

BTW Did you check steps 3 - System Restore, 4 - Screen Savers, 5 - Startup Programs and 6 - Changing Power Settings?

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by haxdnoob In reply to Like Col said this is so ...

well, I occasionally clean my computer of old system restore points, so that ste[ is out, tried the power options step (didn't work), my computer is a dell computer, and I tried to see if any BIOS updates were available (none) so that didn't work, I don't have the hybrid sleep option apparently, or the hibernate option under the sleep selection in the power options advance tab, so that is denied. Only step I didn't try was the selective startup, which I will try next, and if THAT doesn't work, then I am at a loss

Just in-case this doesn't work, is there a good free (no trial-ware or shareware) diagnostics tool that I can get online, I tried using windows default diagnostic tools, but they didn't find the solution

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by haxdnoob In reply to Like Col said this is so ...

WELL, I tried the selective startup, logged into my profile, tried entering sleep mode, tried getting OUT of sleep mode, didn't work. I even tried doing the same thing but at the profile log in screen, and I used the desktop power button (didn't work)

I have literally NO friggin clue what to do, do you people?

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Too many antivirus

by Chaz Chance# In reply to Computer problems, sleep ...

If they all want to check your computer as it comes out of sleep, they could prevent the screen updating.

Also, I have had bad experiences with one of those mentioned. I would uninstall all of them and test if the problem remains, then re-install one at a time.

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by haxdnoob In reply to Too many antivirus

the only anti-virus that checks my computer at startup (at least, I think it does when I log into my desktop profile) is McAfee, the others aren't set to startup with my computer, nor check it at/during startup. I've had those anti-virus programs on my computer for a long time and they sure as **** haven't been the ones causing the problem, but just in-case, ill try going into sleep mode with the other anti-virus programs removed; if that doesn't work, then ill need another viable solution before im forced to use the service offered to me from Microsoft (which is $99, but free if their solution doesn't work) and tell my dad of the problem and try and let HIM fix it.

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by haxdnoob In reply to Too many antivirus

but also, since I doubt Windows Defender is causing any of the problems, ill keep that on my computer as well

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