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How to wake from sleep mode

  1. #1


    Mike950 Guest

    How to wake from sleep mode

    Can someone tell me how to Wake my computer from Sleep Mode? When my
    computer goes into Sleep Mode, I can't wake it by hitting a key on the
    keyboard or by moving my mouse (like in XP). I have to push the power button
    on the computer. I've done some searches for the problem here and on Google
    but still can't find a good answer. Thank you for the help.

    Mike

    Win Vista Home Premium SP1

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  2. #2


    Richard Urban Guest

    Re: How to wake from sleep mode

    Change the power options for the device in device manager.

    --

    Richard Urban
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows Desktop Experience



    "Mike950" <Mike950@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:68C7A99F-A120-4F4A-AD3B-290720710F5F@xxxxxx

    > Can someone tell me how to Wake my computer from Sleep Mode? When my
    > computer goes into Sleep Mode, I can't wake it by hitting a key on the
    > keyboard or by moving my mouse (like in XP). I have to push the power
    > button
    > on the computer. I've done some searches for the problem here and on
    > Google
    > but still can't find a good answer. Thank you for the help.
    >
    > Mike
    >
    > Win Vista Home Premium SP1

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    MLD Guest

    Re: How to wake from sleep mode


    "Mike950" <Mike950@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:68C7A99F-A120-4F4A-AD3B-290720710F5F@xxxxxx

    > Can someone tell me how to Wake my computer from Sleep Mode? When my
    > computer goes into Sleep Mode, I can't wake it by hitting a key on the
    > keyboard or by moving my mouse (like in XP). I have to push the power
    > button
    > on the computer. I've done some searches for the problem here and on
    > Google
    > but still can't find a good answer. Thank you for the help.
    >
    > Mike
    >
    > Win Vista Home Premium SP1
    I wake mine up by holding down the Space Bar for a few seconds-- The
    options governing some of what wakes things up (like your mouse) is set via
    options in the device manager. Off hand, don't recall the exact location but
    I think the path starts under network adapters.
    MLD


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  4. #4


    Michael Walraven Guest

    Re: How to wake from sleep mode

    Possibly your machine is Hibernating rather than sleeping?

    On my Dell XPS410 desktop Vista Home Premium 32bit
    If it is sleeping the Power switch on the chassis is blinking.
    If it is hibernating then the Power switch is off.

    If resuming from sleep then it is very fast with no messages or BIOS
    information.
    If resuming from hibernate than there is BIOS reporting and then a message
    'Resuming Windows' is displayed for awhile.

    Michael

    "Mike950" <Mike950@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:68C7A99F-A120-4F4A-AD3B-290720710F5F@xxxxxx

    > Can someone tell me how to Wake my computer from Sleep Mode? When my
    > computer goes into Sleep Mode, I can't wake it by hitting a key on the
    > keyboard or by moving my mouse (like in XP). I have to push the power
    > button
    > on the computer. I've done some searches for the problem here and on
    > Google
    > but still can't find a good answer. Thank you for the help.
    >
    > Mike
    >
    > Win Vista Home Premium SP1

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5


    Charlie Tame Guest

    Re: How to wake from sleep mode

    Rick Rogers wrote:

    > Hi,
    >
    > Check your system BIOS for "wake on" features, they may currently be
    > disabled.
    >

    If you can think of an option that wakes me from sleep mode without
    risking a tirade of abuse would you kindly inform my roommate She has
    not found it yet.

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  6. #6


    Gene E. Bloch Guest

    Re: How to wake from sleep mode

    On Sun, 29 Mar 2009 15:20:40 -0500, Charlie Tame wrote:

    > Rick Rogers wrote:

    >> Hi,
    >>
    >> Check your system BIOS for "wake on" features, they may currently be
    >> disabled.
    >>
    >
    >
    > If you can think of an option that wakes me from sleep mode without
    > risking a tirade of abuse would you kindly inform my roommate She has
    > not found it yet.
    The Control key works on my computer. Do you have a personal Control key?

    :-) ...in case it's not obvious that I'm joking

    --
    Gene E. Bloch letters0x40blochg0x2Ecom

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  7. #7


    Mike950 Guest

    Re: How to wake from sleep mode

    Thank you for the replies.

    I had already looked in "Power Management" but there is only an option to
    set the mouse to power on the computer. There is nothing there to allow the
    keyboard to power on the computer. I checked the BIOS and it is set to allow
    power on with both mouse and keyboard (Although it says something about only
    being able use the keyboard if it has a "Power" key. Not sure what that
    means). I did find out that to power on using mouse you have to double click
    the mouse instead of just wiggling it around.

    So, I am now able to turn the computer back on from sleep mode by double
    clicking the mouse but not by hitting a key on the keyboard. I'm just
    curious, is there a way of powering up Vista from Sleep Mode by holding down
    Enter or Spacebar or something on the keyboard or is this no longer
    available? Thanks for the help.

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  8. #8


    Gene E. Bloch Guest

    Re: How to wake from sleep mode

    On Sun, 29 Mar 2009 20:47:12 -0700, Mike950 wrote:

    > Thank you for the replies.
    >
    > I had already looked in "Power Management" but there is only an option to
    > set the mouse to power on the computer. There is nothing there to allow the
    > keyboard to power on the computer. I checked the BIOS and it is set to allow
    > power on with both mouse and keyboard (Although it says something about only
    > being able use the keyboard if it has a "Power" key. Not sure what that
    > means). I did find out that to power on using mouse you have to double click
    > the mouse instead of just wiggling it around.
    >
    > So, I am now able to turn the computer back on from sleep mode by double
    > clicking the mouse but not by hitting a key on the keyboard. I'm just
    > curious, is there a way of powering up Vista from Sleep Mode by holding down
    > Enter or Spacebar or something on the keyboard or is this no longer
    > available? Thanks for the help.
    I have access to two Vista computers (different manufacturers), and either
    computer will awaken from sleep if I press any key. This is also true of
    many other computers I've used. I usually press Ctrl (by itself), which is
    my superstition resulting from years of Unix, where the keypress was not
    ignored.

    So I am guessing that you have a configuration problem in Windows or in
    your BIOS. I remember one BIOS that let me pick CTRL + any old key as the
    starter, but I forget now if there were other choices on that box.

    BTW, a Power key is a key labeled "Power". A few (not many) keyboards have
    that key.

    --
    Gene E. Bloch letters0x40blochg0x2Ecom

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  9. #9


    Natéag Guest

    Re: How to wake from sleep mode

    I have Vista, and I can wake up the computer by moving the mouse
    or pressing the space bar.

    It is configurable in the BIOS, and alsohas eo be enabled in Vista's
    Control Panel.

    >> > Actually, that's just the way Vista works. When it goes to Sleep, you
    >> > must
    >> > press the power button to wake it up, unlike XP where you could move
    >> > the
    >> > mouse or press a button on the keyboard to do so.
    >> >
    >> > - Adam
    >> >

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  10. #10


    Natéag Guest

    Re: How to wake from sleep mode

    If it does not work, sfc /scannow, chkdsk /f or
    Vista's update/repair from the DVD, launched
    frrom within Vista fix it.


    "Natéag" <cqui3@xxxxxx> a écrit dans le message de news:...

    >I have Vista, and I can wake up the computer by moving the mouse
    > or pressing the space bar.
    >
    > It is configurable in the BIOS, and alsohas eo be enabled in Vista's
    > Control Panel.
    >

    >>> > Actually, that's just the way Vista works. When it goes to Sleep, you
    >>> > must
    >>> > press the power button to wake it up, unlike XP where you could move
    >>> > the
    >>> > mouse or press a button on the keyboard to do so.
    >>> >
    >>> > - Adam
    >>> >
    >

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