Computer hangs up when in sleep mode

By jimdavis ·
I have a problem I need help with. I have a tower with XP loaded and SP2. I have the power setting set so the monitor goes off in 10 minutes. Most of the time I come back to the computer, hit the space bar and everything works fine. However, on ocassion, I can't get the machine to wake up and I have to shut down the machine with the power button. Can someone give me a reason why this might be happening? Thanks

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It's Windows

by OH Smeg In reply to Computer hangs up when in ...

XP has a known problem waking up from Sleep Mode on some hardware. When this happens the easiest way around is to prevent the unit entering Sleep Mode.


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Check this power setting...

by Shane T. In reply to Computer hangs up when in ...

See if your hard drive is set to turn off after a set time, if so try setting that never.
XP is supposed to wake the hard drive up but I have experianced this problem myself in he past.

There may be a fix / update from Microsoft.

Try that and good luck.


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