Topics Search

Windows 7: System freezes after waking-up from sleep

Windows 7: System freezes after waking-up from sleep
Views: 23
Windows 7: My system always freezes after waking-up from sleep.
Sponsored Links:

More topics


How to Change the Return to Sleep Timeout for a Unattended Wake Up in Windows 7

This will show you how to change how long Windows 7 will wait unattended and idle after waking up before going back to sleep or hibernation automatically.

Sleep and hibernation: frequently asked questions

Here are answers to some common questions about sleep and hibernation.
What's the difference between sleep, hibernate, and hybrid sleep? Why can't I find the sleep or hibernate options on my computer? How can I prevent my computer from automatically sleeping or hibernating? How can I wake my computer from sleep or hibernation? Why does my computer not go into sleep or hibernation as expected, or why does it wake unexpectedly? I have a device that doesn't function properly after waking up from sleep or hibernate. Will sleep eventually drain my laptop battery? Is my data safe while my computer is asleep?

Computer Not Sleeping/Waking Properly

Everytime I try to put my computer into sleep/hibernate mode it immediately wakes up. I googled it and someone suggested to disable the option to allow the mouse/keyboard to wake computer.

I did that, as well as disabling Windows update. But I still have the problem. Not only that problem though. When the computer sometimes does sleep, it won't wake up. The only way it wakes up is if I turn off the power from the back.

Then the computer will power on and say "windows resuming"

Is there anyway to fix this? I've been trying to use the sleep/hibernate function more as of late but it's become rather annoying cause it's not properly working.

OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit

Windows 7 Get Shutdown When I Request Sleep!

I just updated my Windows Vista Ultra 32 bit system to Windows 7 Ultra 64 bit. It was a clean install with all the patches. So far things have been working well except when I request Sleep, the system shuts down!

It will also shutdown with inactivity. Previously using Vista, Sleep worked well.

System got to sleep while copying Files

I was copying/moving many large files/directories (~500 MB - 2 GB) between hard drives (physically inside my system, not across a network). System is Windows 7, SP1, 64 bit, 16 GB of ram.

Some actions proceeded smoothly, albeit slowly (my perception) but once the system just seemed to "go to sleep" (single instance of a 11.5 GB transfer) - nothing happened for several minutes and then Windows apparently locked up. Only way out was a cold reboot. Nothing lost.

Are there tricks to doing this more quickly? Does Windows not like big transfers?

"System unattended sleep timeout" in Power Options

This tutorial will show you how to add or remove the "System unattended sleep timeout" setting under Sleep in the advanced power settings of all power plans for all users in Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8.

My Memory Is Shrinking

Recently I started using sleep mode and I notice that every time I wake up from sleep I am using less memory.

Normal use is usually about 23% of 8GB. First time I awoke I was using about 20%. Second time I awoke I was using about 15%.

Right now, with my mail program open and IE open I am using 19% after 3 awakes from sleep. I am left to conclude something is not waking upon awake.

I know I can check the processes etc. Does anyone know an easy way to check why my memory usage decreases each time I awake? While I await your solutions, I'm gonna take a nap.Wake me when you have something.

BSOD when waking up from sleep

This last week I have had a few occasions when returning to my laptop after a few hours. The system wakes ok but if I went to Thunderbirds and try anything it would stop responding and after a few minutes a BSOD would occur.

Something about page fault error but disappears to quick to read fully. After searching the net I discovered a report from someone who had tried sorts of things to prevent this...

Windows 7 will not go to sleep mode

I'm at my wits end. All of a sudden my machine will not go to sleep mode. When I click on Sleep the display immediately shuts down, I can hear the hard drives winding down but the the fans keep running with the blue sleep like blinking.

I think. I have run powercfg and no requests are outstanding. Here are my current powersettings:

Balanced mode, turn display off 10 min, set computer to sleep 20 min Advanced mode, allow sleep after 20 min, wake timer enable, sharing media allow sleep

Dirty shutdown and restart after entering sleep mode

I'm somewhat tech savvy, and my laptop has me absolutely stumped. I'll cut to the chase:

I get a dirty shutdown and restart (prompting Windows' safe mode option) any time the system attempts to enter sleep mode--whether by the Start menu or by pressing the power button (which I've set to enter sleep mode).

I've asked Windows to produce a dump file in the event of a BSOD, but none have been created. I've gone through all driver updates I can think of, HP siteupdates, reinstalled the OS twice, etc.

I had some luck re-enabling the Windows 7 logon screen, which had previously been disabled. Worked for a few days, and I'm back where I started.