Re: PC won't sleep in Windows Vista
Thanks for the quick response. I tried your suggestion (set the computer to
Allow the computer to sleep under the Multimedia settings of Advanced Power
Options), and now when I try Sleep mode, the screen blanks for about 1
second, and I hear a noise from my hard drive and DVD drive, before
everything just resumes again as if nothing happened. I wonder if I have
some other software installed which is causing this to happen...
"Paul Smith" wrote:
> "js2k6" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> >I have an Aspire 5720-6683 notebook with Windows Vista Home Premium. I
> > seem to get it into Sleep mode. Whenever I try doing this, I just get a
> > Vista
> > screen where I have to click my user name and enter my password to get
> > back
> > in, i.e. neither the screen nor the hard drive have turned off. Is there
> > something obvious I'm missing? This happens regardless of whether I choose
> > Sleep from the Start Menu, close the lid, or just leave the computer alone
> > for 30 minutes like it was set in the Acer ePower Management settings. Any
> > suggestions?
> > I have the newest drivers for my video chip, the integrated Intel X3100.
> > I
> > also enabled hibernation mode by using powercfg -h on from the command
> > prompt, but hybrid sleep still doesn't seem to work.
> It sounds like you have 'Away mode' enabled.
> Have a look in Control Panel -> System and Maintenance -> Power Options ->
> Change when the computer sleeps -> Change advanced power settings ->
> Multimedia settings. From here you can allow the computer to sleep, not
> sleep, or not idle to sleep.
> Paul Smith,
> Yeovil, UK.
> Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User.
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