Turn Start Menu's Shut Down Button into Log Off, Lock, Restart, Sleep or Switch User
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I cannot find sleep mode anywhere on Power options and click start / Shut down option, sleep is on the list, but not working. (different format) Only Switch User, Log off, Lock are available and not sleep and standby mode not working.
On Power options when closing laptop screen, there are only Shut down and do nothing on the list, and I go to the advanced setting page, no way to enable sleep mode. I have spent the whole day on this, but I couldn't.
I restored my laptop to factory settings a few days ago using the built in Dell Backup and Recovery Manager. This isn't the first time I've done this but something happened. Now, whenever I shut down the computer using Start > Shut Down button (on the start menu) it goes into sleep mode.
After the screen goes black (powers down) the actual on/off power button on the laptop continuously blinks on and off. It never used to do that before.
Prior to this restore whenever I clicked Start > Shut Down button the screen would go black, everything would power down, and the laptop power button never blinked.
Recently purchased a Rosewill 2 port KVM switch so my laptop can use my main monitor, keyboard and mouse. Since hooking it all up, the main PC will not go into sleep mode on it's own after 10 minutes of inactivity it had previously (which I had it set to).
I removed the switch, and it went to sleep after 10 minutes, reinstalled the switch and it stayed "awake". I can manually put it to sleep via either the start button, or via the sleep button on my keyboard.but it won't on it's own.
Strange thing - the monitor will still turn off after 5 minutes no matter if the switch is hooked up or not.
Any suggestions or setting I need to tweak?
I cannot log in after recovering from sleep mode. I receive an 'Incorrect username or password error'. I confirmed I am using the correct username and password (CAPS is off).
I found I am able to log in after selecting 'switch user' and then attempting to log in again, so I believe Windows is getting confused
The PC is on a domain so I cannot turn off the option for it to prompt for a password, and I do not wish to turn off the option for sleep mode in order to save power.
Basically, my laptop doesn't go to Sleep, but instead freezes. This happens when closing the lid, pressing the "power" button or doing manual Sleep from Start menu. The screen goes black, but won't "wake up" anymore - the only way out is a forced shutdown and restart.
If the laptop is in this freezed state long enough it will shut itself down automatically. The machine is 2 months old with pre-installed Windows.
When I try to resume by moving the mouse, pressing a key on the keyboard or pressing the power switch on the case, the hard disk light flashes, then nothing more happens - the video does not come on. I power down the computer by holding the power button for 4 seconds to turn it off, then press briefly to turn it on.
BIOS starts, and I get a screen saying "Resuming Windows", then soon the screen goes blank and nothing more.
So I hold the power button four seconds to shut it down, restart, and this time after BIOS I get a choice of trying to resume again or deleting the resume date and just starting windows from scratch.
This problem began about a week ago. Whenever I shutdown my laptop (Start orb > shut down button in start menu) it goes into sleep mode. (The main power button on the laptop begins blinking.) There are no open programs at shut down.
At first I wasn't sure if it was sleeping or hibernating so I turned hibernation off (elev cmd prompt > powercfg -h -off.) Main power button still blinks at shut down.
I followed the suggestions in this Microsoft article, specifically "How can I prevent my computer from automatically sleeping or hibernating? I used System Restore. I used a System Image from well before the problem started.
In Windows XP, there was a setting where you could choose to have a dialog box appear when you clicked the shut down button. In Windows 7, this dialog box can be opened when you have all windows minimized and then press alt+f4.
There you have a drop-down menu where you can choose shut down, restart etc. In XP, I think it was enabled when you disabled the welcome screen.
How can you make the shut down button in Windows 7 behave the same way?
I'm sure there has to be some coding for what the shut down button does somwhere in the registry/using resource hacker. Apparently the command for bringing up this dialog box is taskkill.exe /I'm explorer.exe.
Gateway NV75S25U Notebook. Now, the issue is whenever I put my laptop into sleep mode, whether it is closing the lid or pressing the sleep button next to the shut down button via windows button, my laptop will not wake up.
So I would have to hold down the power button about 3 seconds to force shut down my laptop, so I can start it up again.
But I haven't gotten any solution yet (Maybe list these solutions in this thread if they come up, so I can rule them out).
I am having an intermittent problem logging into Windows 7 and it seems to be getting worse, What happens is: After turning on my Computer and selecting my profile. I type my password, then hit Enter on my keyboard to log in.
Nothing happens. And if I try to click on the log-in arrow nothing happens either. To fix this I can sometimes click the Switch User button, which will quickly switch to a black screen and then back to the profile chooser(then it sometimes works to log-in), but other times it just displays the log-in background, then I have to restart my computer to try again.