Sleep mode problem?

By Tyharo ·
I've had this problem ever since I got my laptop and that is that the computer will not fully go into sleep mode or will not come out of sleep mode so I have to use hibernation instead. Ive been told that it was a windows 7 issue and I've heard that its a hardware issue. Is there anyway to fix this issue? I'm using an Asus G72 laptop if it helps.

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Well to be perfectly honest it all depends on who you ask

by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to Sleep mode problem?

M$ isn't going to admit that they have a poorly coded OS that doesn't work as they say it will.

ASUS isn't going to say that their hardware isn't compatible with the software that they loaded on it and which is what you wanted to begin with.

M$ will say that it is a Hardware problem and nothing to do with anything that they have done.

ASUS will say that it's a Software Problem and you have to wait for M$ to fix the problem that they have.

However after saying all of that both Sleep and Hibernation Modes in any Windows System are Problematic at best and unlikely to work reliably. If you have a workaround by using a different option I would continue to use it and not worry about it.

Remember that Windows isn't a Great OS, it's just good enough to work most of the time and here I think you are finding first hand experience of this.

M$ introduced a term many years ago of Undocumented Feature which effectively means something that doesn't work as per the Documentation which now they no longer provide.


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Yeah, it's "both".

by seanferd In reply to Sleep mode problem?

MS expects people to design hardware with their OS in mind, frequently with no or incomplete specs to work with. (It's hard to design hardware when the OS and OEM information isn't available or released.) But then again, an OS should support hardware, not the other way around.

Suspend and even Hibernate have always been wonky, and probably always will. But on the upside, hibernate doesn't use any power, while sleep does use some. And (anecdotally) have had better luck with everything working normally when coming out of hibernate than when coming out of sleep/suspend. Plus, no stupid blinking light as with suspend!

It is possible, however, that there may be a future driver or BIOS update that fixes your problem.

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by bob In reply to Yeah, it's "both&quo ...

Probably not the answer that you were looking for but the most effective for sure. Don't hybernate or sleep your computer. Power it down when you are not going to use it. It's faster to boot the PC than wake it up and have to reboot.

If the system takes too long to boot you might clean out unnecessary applications from the start up and boot files.

If you are using windows 7, you can insert an SD card into a (previously useless) integrated card slot. Ready boost really does help improve start up times.

About three years ago I found a company that sold a Switched 7 Port USB hub that enabled me to turn devices on and off as needed. With everything off at boot time the drivers don't load.

Using the above, I reduced my Window$ XP laptop to under 2 minutes and my Win 7 to about 1 minute.

Again, not what you were looking for but still the most elegant and effective solution to your dilemma.

Hope this helps.

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you may also want to try this

by markp24 In reply to Sleep mode problem?

You may have a conflict between the bios powersaving and the windows 7 power saving.

I would try diabling all the bios powersaving features and let windows control them
but i do agree with all the above posts as well.

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