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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 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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by haxdnoob In reply to Too many antivirus

ok, so I just uninstalled the 2 other anti-virus programs I had (McAfee definitely not one of them), I restarted to complete the uninstall from one of them, and I tried going into sleep mode after my computer fully restarted, it worked, trying to boot back up after exiting sleep mode.......I think you know the answer by now (didn't work)

I looked online for solutions, and although I couldn't find much, I ended up looking at Microsoft Security Essentials from the official Microsoft website (the new look is a tad bit......eh *waves hand*) and im wondering if that would be any better than the default Windows Defender Program I got (mostly as a side question to my main problem)

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Free solutions to try

by WGnC In reply to Computer problems, sleep ...

If you're still having this issue, there are several things to consider as Microsoft has long acknowledged that both Vista and Windows 7 have compatibility problems when it comes to devices & sleep/hibernation modes. But as I can only make posts up to 75 characters, please let me know if this is still a problem for you.

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Not AV-related

by WGnC In reply to Computer problems, sleep ...

I can almost guarantee the failure to wake from sleep mode is NOT av or anti-malware related. But MS Security Essentials is one of the most recommended security apps out there if you're looking for a good free security program.

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Hardware-related

by WGnC In reply to Computer problems, sleep ...

I'm still firmly of the opinion it's hardware-related; for example, your motherboard/BIOS/host adapter(s) version doesn't support S3 & so won't wake peripherals.

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by haxdnoob In reply to Hardware-related

ok, so, I THINK I may know what might have caused it, but this is just a total guess.

Sometimes, when my programs need updating, I use the FileHippo update checker program to see which programs need updating (no beta version downloads), and it said my adobe reader X could update to version 11. The only version for that program that I could find was for Windows 7, but when I downloaded the adobe reader update from filehippo and installed it, it worked alright, but then I had my doubts that it would keep working if I had it on my computer, so I used Revo Uninstaller Pro (Registered version), got rid of it, made sure that any leftover files went with it, then reinstalled the correct version for my computer.

After I put my computer in sleep mode (can't remember if this was during when I had Adobe Reader X or after I got rid of it), I tried to boot the computer back up from sleep mode, and I think that's when the problems started. Again, I don't know if Adobe Reader XI was the culprit, but then again, my brain doesn't remember a lot of things that good

Also, what DO you mean by S3? Service Pack 3?

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So what does Dell Suggest for your computer?

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

That is what I suggested you do above go to your Computers Makers Web Site and see if they have a solution.

You could also try updating drivers for your system not just looking at BIOS Updates.

Windows Security Essentials is the new name for Windows Defender if you like it is the only Microsoft provided Anti Virus Product as Defender no longer exists or is possible to update.

As for what SP3 means It's Service Pack 3 but I'm not really sure what that is in relation to as there is no SP3 for Vista. Though Adobe Reader for Vista and 7 is the same so that shouldn't make any difference.

As for Diagnostic Tools The Ultimate Boot CD is the best out there and it's available free here

http://www.ultimatebootcd .com/download.html
remember to remove the space from between the ultimatebootcd and the .com for a working link. I you do not the above will not work and if I do not insert the space the post gets deleted as possible spam.

Only thing to watch with the Ultimate Boot CD is that you actually get the ISO which is about half way down the page if you are asked to pay for anything you have clicked on an Add on the page and it's not the Ultimate Boot CD.

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S3

by WGnC In reply to Computer problems, sleep ...

S3, aka Stanby, is a hybrid "deeper" sleep mode (vs. S1, for instance), whereby the system appears off, CPU has no power, lower power mode. BTW, How are you waking your PC from sleep mode?

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by haxdnoob In reply to S3

so, in response to the 2 solutions windows support provided me (I used the fixit myself steps), I turned on the hibernate options, allowed hybrid sleep, went into sleep mode, tried getting out of sleep mode, didn't work

Tried using the FastResumeDisable registry entry it told me to create in the other solution, restarted my computer, went into sleep mode, tried getting out of sleep mode, didn't work.

At this point, ill use the ultimatebootcd, but if THAT doesn't work, then ill need more solutions please.

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What happens in safe mode?

by WGnC In reply to Computer problems, sleep ...

What happens to your monitor when you:
1) Reboot
2) Press F8 at system startup (you should hear a "beep", then begin hitting F8 key several times until you are in "safe mode"
Does your monitor wake from sleep in these instances? If it doesn't, you've helped narrow the possibilities.

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