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XP won't wake up

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by dmcclure, Nov 12, 2002.

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  1. dmcclure

    dmcclure Thread Starter

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    Periodially when I try to wake up my computer in the
    morning, nothing happens. I move the mouse, press the
    space bar, press the Windows key, all to no avail. The
    screen remains dark and blank. I have not enabled any
    kind of hibernation. It seems that when I do enable it I
    get a conflict with my modem card, at least that's what
    the error message tells me. Sometimes I can reawaken the
    machine by button pushing, but not that often. If I
    remember the key combination to closing down (Windows
    key/U/E ?) that will get me a clean shut down. Often as
    not, I just resort to turning it off with the power
    switch.

    Is there some other way to get the darn thing to wake up??

    Thanks,

    Don
     
  2. Rollin' Rog

    Rollin' Rog

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    I have a similar problem if I manually put the system in standby. It may be due to an incompatibility with USB mice and keyboards, supposedly corrected in Service Pack 1 for XP (which I haven't fully installed).

    Don't let the system go into automatic standby. Go to the Power Options applet in the Control Panel and set everything to "Never". I haven't found it to affect the Monitor standby though, just the system.
     
  3. dmcclure

    dmcclure Thread Starter

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    Thanks for the response. I have already set the standby option to Never. And as for SP1! I installed that and then my system had all sorts of problems, so I went to System Restore and went back to where I was. This problem existed before that however.
     
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  5. thebigcheeser

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    Hi,

    Your computer is probably just like a lady... You need to caress it and speak softly to it to wake it up... :)
     
  6. AngryClip

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    lol @ thebigcheeser

    ok i am not insutling any1 when i say is your monitor actully turned on?
     
  7. dmcclure

    dmcclure Thread Starter

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    Of course, that's a good question. Yes, the monitor is on and in standby mode. When I move the mouse, the monitor wakes up (at least the indicator light changes from orange to green) but the screen stays dark. Sometimes, after some frustrated button pushing (and a few choice words) it will come to life and all is well with the world again! The computer is not programmed to go to sleep, either through the BIOS settings or through the OS.
     
  8. thebigcheeser

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    It has to be a female computer... As you say "you give it a few choice words".... Well thats the problem, no female I know of will give me the time of day if I said choice words to her either... LOL!

    Im just poking fun, I do hope you find a solution... :)
     
  9. kramnnim

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    I have a similar problem, sometimes when I try to resume from standyby my screen will not turn on. The PC will wake up, and I can hear Outook's "new messages" sound, but the screen stays dark. The two ways I have found to get around the problem don;t work very well, but if I move the mouse around alot while it's waking up, the screen usually will turn on. If it doesnt, if I make the PC go back into standby for a few moments (I have a "Sleep" shortcut on my keybard), it will wake back up properly.
     
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