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Can't wake up pc from sleep mode.

By michelle36 ·
I have a Win98 station that after a few nights of being in suspend mode just won't wake up. I move the mouse, hit the keyboard and nothing happens. I eventually have to reboot, then of course go through scan disk because I didn't shut down correctly. Any suggestions?

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Can't wake up pc from sleep mode.

by rtsenterprises In reply to Can't wake up pc from sle ...

Win98 has a problem with the sleep mode. It simply doesn't work well. By that I mean it won't come out of sleep mode sometimes. I would just turn off the power management to keep the system from going into sleep mode. To do this go into the Display settings and click on the Screen Saver tab. You should see the power management tab at the bottom. Configure those settings so that the system will not go into sleep mode.

I've never seen the sleep mode work properly.

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Can't wake up pc from sleep mode.

by michelle36 In reply to Can't wake up pc from sle ...
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Can't wake up pc from sleep mode.

by Rodney (TSG) In reply to Can't wake up pc from sle ...

Windows 98 has a common problem with the advanced power management "features." We have come across this problem many times especially on our laptop systems. The only answer we have found to work is to completely disable power management at the BIOS level. If you have a desktop system, you really don't need power management settings to begin with. The power consumption is extremely low. I too wold be interested in any fixes people may know of.

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Can't wake up pc from sleep mode.

by michelle36 In reply to Can't wake up pc from sle ...

Good idea but it didn't help in my situation. Power Managment is already disabled in my bios. thanks anyway.

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Can't wake up pc from sleep mode.

by dmiles In reply to Can't wake up pc from sle ...

Windows 98 common problem,then go to start up screen and hit delete button,In the CMOS screen you wnat to disable the powerment after selecting,hit the page up or page down key to select choice then go to save and exit.

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Can't wake up pc from sleep mode.

by michelle36 In reply to Can't wake up pc from sle ...

Good solution but it didn't help in my situation. Power management is disabled in my bios. Thanks anyway.

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Can't wake up pc from sleep mode.

by Ian McLean In reply to Can't wake up pc from sle ...

Sometimes the BIOS and Windows fight for control to put it to sleep and wake it up. Make sure that you are only using one set of controlls. I prefer to use the windows settings so I make sure to disable the bios controlls. This should cut your lockups in half. good luck.

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Can't wake up pc from sleep mode.

by michelle36 In reply to Can't wake up pc from sle ...

Good idea but it didn't help in my situation. Power management is disabled in my bios. Thanks anyway.

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Can't wake up pc from sleep mode.

by doc7213 In reply to Can't wake up pc from sle ...

Here is a fix I am in the process of trying, and it has worked so far. First disable power management in the BIOS. Second go into Windows, Control Panel, System, click Device Manager. Expand System Devices and remove advanced power management. This has worked since I did it to a few systems that were locking up last week.

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