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Disk Defrag affecting Sleep Function

  1. #1


    Bruce UK Guest

    Disk Defrag affecting Sleep Function

    Hi All

    Before I ran disk defragmentor for the first time in Vista, my pc would go
    to sleep without any problem, since then, it attempts to sleep, monito
    powers off, but hard drive still hums. You are then unable to 'wake' the pc
    and have to force shutdown and reboot.

    I found a solution to this on tech-net which was to open the command prompt
    as an Administrator then use the command powercfg -h on. This works and is
    great, only problem is I need to do this everytime before I try sleep the
    pc.

    Has anyone else had a problem with either disk clean up or disk defrag
    affecting pc sleep?

    Cheers

    Bruce


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  2. #2


    Tony Pacc Guest

    Re: Disk Defrag affecting Sleep Function

    "Bruce UK" <bruce.uk@btinternet.com> wrote in message
    news:5030C40E-1EBE-45AB-8E2B-77575DE80CFA@microsoft.com...
    > Hi All
    >
    > Before I ran disk defragmentor for the first time in Vista, my pc would go
    > to sleep without any problem, since then, it attempts to sleep, monito
    > powers off, but hard drive still hums. You are then unable to 'wake' the
    > pc and have to force shutdown and reboot.
    >
    > I found a solution to this on tech-net which was to open the command
    > prompt as an Administrator then use the command powercfg -h on. This works
    > and is great, only problem is I need to do this everytime before I try
    > sleep the pc.
    >
    > Has anyone else had a problem with either disk clean up or disk defrag
    > affecting pc sleep?
    >
    > Cheers
    >
    > Bruce


    yeah I am having the same problem,when it does go in to the sleep mode I
    have to turn off the computer,then next time it starts I get that warning
    screen,on occasion it re boots by it self.



      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Bruce UK Guest

    Re: Disk Defrag affecting Sleep Function

    Apparently it has something to do with the hybernation file being made not
    accessible by the system, so the pc is unable to sleep as it cannot save any
    changes. I wonder if Microsoft is aware of this and working on a fix?

    With the issue you had, did it start after using disk clean-up or defrag?
    "Tony Pacc" <tpacc@execpc.com> wrote in message
    news:%233rFzIFdHHA.284@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    > "Bruce UK" <bruce.uk@btinternet.com> wrote in message
    > news:5030C40E-1EBE-45AB-8E2B-77575DE80CFA@microsoft.com...
    >> Hi All
    >>
    >> Before I ran disk defragmentor for the first time in Vista, my pc would
    >> go to sleep without any problem, since then, it attempts to sleep, monito
    >> powers off, but hard drive still hums. You are then unable to 'wake' the
    >> pc and have to force shutdown and reboot.
    >>
    >> I found a solution to this on tech-net which was to open the command
    >> prompt as an Administrator then use the command powercfg -h on. This
    >> works and is great, only problem is I need to do this everytime before I
    >> try sleep the pc.
    >>
    >> Has anyone else had a problem with either disk clean up or disk defrag
    >> affecting pc sleep?
    >>
    >> Cheers
    >>
    >> Bruce

    >
    > yeah I am having the same problem,when it does go in to the sleep mode I
    > have to turn off the computer,then next time it starts I get that warning
    > screen,on occasion it re boots by it self.
    >
    >



      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Ramesh, MS-MVP Guest

    Re: Disk Defrag affecting Sleep Function

    The hybrid sleep feature and the hibernation feature in Windows Vista may become unavailable after you use the Disk Cleanup Tool:
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/928897

    --
    Regards,

    Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
    Windows® Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com


    "Bruce UK" <bruce.uk@btinternet.com> wrote in message news:BD86EBA3-0F1A-4856-B6EF-1DE6F2FBF2B9@microsoft.com...
    Apparently it has something to do with the hybernation file being made not
    accessible by the system, so the pc is unable to sleep as it cannot save any
    changes. I wonder if Microsoft is aware of this and working on a fix?

    With the issue you had, did it start after using disk clean-up or defrag?
    "Tony Pacc" <tpacc@execpc.com> wrote in message
    news:%233rFzIFdHHA.284@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    > "Bruce UK" <bruce.uk@btinternet.com> wrote in message
    > news:5030C40E-1EBE-45AB-8E2B-77575DE80CFA@microsoft.com...
    >> Hi All
    >>
    >> Before I ran disk defragmentor for the first time in Vista, my pc would
    >> go to sleep without any problem, since then, it attempts to sleep, monito
    >> powers off, but hard drive still hums. You are then unable to 'wake' the
    >> pc and have to force shutdown and reboot.
    >>
    >> I found a solution to this on tech-net which was to open the command
    >> prompt as an Administrator then use the command powercfg -h on. This
    >> works and is great, only problem is I need to do this everytime before I
    >> try sleep the pc.
    >>
    >> Has anyone else had a problem with either disk clean up or disk defrag
    >> affecting pc sleep?
    >>
    >> Cheers
    >>
    >> Bruce

    >
    > yeah I am having the same problem,when it does go in to the sleep mode I
    > have to turn off the computer,then next time it starts I get that warning
    > screen,on occasion it re boots by it self.
    >
    >



      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5


    Darrin Guest

    RE: Disk Defrag affecting Sleep Function

    I had the same problem and I did what you did by typing the command prompt
    and my sleep function worked properly ever since.

    "Bruce UK" wrote:

    > Hi All
    >
    > Before I ran disk defragmentor for the first time in Vista, my pc would go
    > to sleep without any problem, since then, it attempts to sleep, monito
    > powers off, but hard drive still hums. You are then unable to 'wake' the pc
    > and have to force shutdown and reboot.
    >
    > I found a solution to this on tech-net which was to open the command prompt
    > as an Administrator then use the command powercfg -h on. This works and is
    > great, only problem is I need to do this everytime before I try sleep the
    > pc.
    >
    > Has anyone else had a problem with either disk clean up or disk defrag
    > affecting pc sleep?
    >
    > Cheers
    >
    > Bruce
    >
    >


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #6


    Bruce UK Guest

    Re: Disk Defrag affecting Sleep Function

    Thanks for this, two problemsare;

    I have not used disk clean-up, only defrag, and

    When i enable hybernation from the command prompt, this seems to be only
    valid for one sleep session, I need to re-enable it after 'wake-up' to sleep
    it again or my pc hangs, any ideas on a work around for this?

    Thanks

    Bruce.
    "Ramesh, MS-MVP" <ramesh@XOX.mvps.org> wrote in message
    news:OdMwjfFdHHA.4216@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    The hybrid sleep feature and the hibernation feature in Windows Vista may
    become unavailable after you use the Disk Cleanup Tool:
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/928897

    --
    Regards,

    Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
    Windows® Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com


    "Bruce UK" <bruce.uk@btinternet.com> wrote in message
    news:BD86EBA3-0F1A-4856-B6EF-1DE6F2FBF2B9@microsoft.com...
    Apparently it has something to do with the hybernation file being made not
    accessible by the system, so the pc is unable to sleep as it cannot save any
    changes. I wonder if Microsoft is aware of this and working on a fix?

    With the issue you had, did it start after using disk clean-up or defrag?
    "Tony Pacc" <tpacc@execpc.com> wrote in message
    news:%233rFzIFdHHA.284@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    > "Bruce UK" <bruce.uk@btinternet.com> wrote in message
    > news:5030C40E-1EBE-45AB-8E2B-77575DE80CFA@microsoft.com...
    >> Hi All
    >>
    >> Before I ran disk defragmentor for the first time in Vista, my pc would
    >> go to sleep without any problem, since then, it attempts to sleep, monito
    >> powers off, but hard drive still hums. You are then unable to 'wake' the
    >> pc and have to force shutdown and reboot.
    >>
    >> I found a solution to this on tech-net which was to open the command
    >> prompt as an Administrator then use the command powercfg -h on. This
    >> works and is great, only problem is I need to do this everytime before I
    >> try sleep the pc.
    >>
    >> Has anyone else had a problem with either disk clean up or disk defrag
    >> affecting pc sleep?
    >>
    >> Cheers
    >>
    >> Bruce

    >
    > yeah I am having the same problem,when it does go in to the sleep mode I
    > have to turn off the computer,then next time it starts I get that warning
    > screen,on occasion it re boots by it self.
    >
    >



      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  7. #7


    Ramesh, MS-MVP Guest

    Re: Disk Defrag affecting Sleep Function

    Bruce,

    Although I have no idea about why this problem re-occurs, I think checking the event log would be a good idea.

    --
    Regards,

    Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
    Windows® Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com


    "Bruce UK" <bruce.uk@btinternet.com> wrote in message news:65530600-1A54-48C8-A719-31626F0DF546@microsoft.com...
    Thanks for this, two problemsare;

    I have not used disk clean-up, only defrag, and

    When i enable hybernation from the command prompt, this seems to be only
    valid for one sleep session, I need to re-enable it after 'wake-up' to sleep
    it again or my pc hangs, any ideas on a work around for this?

    Thanks

    Bruce.
    "Ramesh, MS-MVP" <ramesh@XOX.mvps.org> wrote in message
    news:OdMwjfFdHHA.4216@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    The hybrid sleep feature and the hibernation feature in Windows Vista may
    become unavailable after you use the Disk Cleanup Tool:
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/928897

    --
    Regards,

    Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
    Windows® Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com


    "Bruce UK" <bruce.uk@btinternet.com> wrote in message
    news:BD86EBA3-0F1A-4856-B6EF-1DE6F2FBF2B9@microsoft.com...
    Apparently it has something to do with the hybernation file being made not
    accessible by the system, so the pc is unable to sleep as it cannot save any
    changes. I wonder if Microsoft is aware of this and working on a fix?

    With the issue you had, did it start after using disk clean-up or defrag?
    "Tony Pacc" <tpacc@execpc.com> wrote in message
    news:%233rFzIFdHHA.284@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    > "Bruce UK" <bruce.uk@btinternet.com> wrote in message
    > news:5030C40E-1EBE-45AB-8E2B-77575DE80CFA@microsoft.com...
    >> Hi All
    >>
    >> Before I ran disk defragmentor for the first time in Vista, my pc would
    >> go to sleep without any problem, since then, it attempts to sleep, monito
    >> powers off, but hard drive still hums. You are then unable to 'wake' the
    >> pc and have to force shutdown and reboot.
    >>
    >> I found a solution to this on tech-net which was to open the command
    >> prompt as an Administrator then use the command powercfg -h on. This
    >> works and is great, only problem is I need to do this everytime before I
    >> try sleep the pc.
    >>
    >> Has anyone else had a problem with either disk clean up or disk defrag
    >> affecting pc sleep?
    >>
    >> Cheers
    >>
    >> Bruce

    >
    > yeah I am having the same problem,when it does go in to the sleep mode I
    > have to turn off the computer,then next time it starts I get that warning
    > screen,on occasion it re boots by it self.
    >
    >



      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  8. #8


    Bruce UK Guest

    Re: Disk Defrag affecting Sleep Function

    Checked the event log, and there does not seem to be any mention. Any ideas?


    "Ramesh, MS-MVP" <ramesh@XOX.mvps.org> wrote in message
    news:uNK1e7HdHHA.2268@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    Bruce,

    Although I have no idea about why this problem re-occurs, I think checking
    the event log would be a good idea.

    --
    Regards,

    Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
    Windows® Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com


    "Bruce UK" <bruce.uk@btinternet.com> wrote in message
    news:65530600-1A54-48C8-A719-31626F0DF546@microsoft.com...
    Thanks for this, two problemsare;

    I have not used disk clean-up, only defrag, and

    When i enable hybernation from the command prompt, this seems to be only
    valid for one sleep session, I need to re-enable it after 'wake-up' to sleep
    it again or my pc hangs, any ideas on a work around for this?

    Thanks

    Bruce.
    "Ramesh, MS-MVP" <ramesh@XOX.mvps.org> wrote in message
    news:OdMwjfFdHHA.4216@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    The hybrid sleep feature and the hibernation feature in Windows Vista may
    become unavailable after you use the Disk Cleanup Tool:
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/928897

    --
    Regards,

    Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
    Windows® Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com


    "Bruce UK" <bruce.uk@btinternet.com> wrote in message
    news:BD86EBA3-0F1A-4856-B6EF-1DE6F2FBF2B9@microsoft.com...
    Apparently it has something to do with the hybernation file being made not
    accessible by the system, so the pc is unable to sleep as it cannot save any
    changes. I wonder if Microsoft is aware of this and working on a fix?

    With the issue you had, did it start after using disk clean-up or defrag?
    "Tony Pacc" <tpacc@execpc.com> wrote in message
    news:%233rFzIFdHHA.284@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    > "Bruce UK" <bruce.uk@btinternet.com> wrote in message
    > news:5030C40E-1EBE-45AB-8E2B-77575DE80CFA@microsoft.com...
    >> Hi All
    >>
    >> Before I ran disk defragmentor for the first time in Vista, my pc would
    >> go to sleep without any problem, since then, it attempts to sleep, monito
    >> powers off, but hard drive still hums. You are then unable to 'wake' the
    >> pc and have to force shutdown and reboot.
    >>
    >> I found a solution to this on tech-net which was to open the command
    >> prompt as an Administrator then use the command powercfg -h on. This
    >> works and is great, only problem is I need to do this everytime before I
    >> try sleep the pc.
    >>
    >> Has anyone else had a problem with either disk clean up or disk defrag
    >> affecting pc sleep?
    >>
    >> Cheers
    >>
    >> Bruce

    >
    > yeah I am having the same problem,when it does go in to the sleep mode I
    > have to turn off the computer,then next time it starts I get that warning
    > screen,on occasion it re boots by it self.
    >
    >



      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  9. #9


    skyzyk Guest

    RE: Disk Defrag affecting Sleep Function

    I do not use disc clean-up exactly for that reason. It kept erasing the flash
    player and I had to uninstall and reinstall the falsh player every time. I
    think that the de-frag use the same os as disc clean-up. I am presently using
    Live One Care and I did a full virus, clean-uo back-up scan overnight while
    the computer was sleeping. This morning everything is the same with no
    changes to sleep settings. Have you gone into Sytem Maintenance, Power
    Options, Choose when the computer sleeps? It sounds like it's your own
    settings or as in the beginning your settings keep getting erased. If it
    happens everytime you defrag, well, what do you think?

    "Bruce UK" wrote:

    > Hi All
    >
    > Before I ran disk defragmentor for the first time in Vista, my pc would go
    > to sleep without any problem, since then, it attempts to sleep, monito
    > powers off, but hard drive still hums. You are then unable to 'wake' the pc
    > and have to force shutdown and reboot.
    >
    > I found a solution to this on tech-net which was to open the command prompt
    > as an Administrator then use the command powercfg -h on. This works and is
    > great, only problem is I need to do this everytime before I try sleep the
    > pc.
    >
    > Has anyone else had a problem with either disk clean up or disk defrag
    > affecting pc sleep?
    >
    > Cheers
    >
    > Bruce
    >
    >


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  10. #10


    Ramesh, MS-MVP Guest

    Re: Disk Defrag affecting Sleep Function

    Bruce,

    If the System event log provides no clues, then no other ideas. But have noted down this issue.

    --
    Regards,

    Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
    Windows® Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com


    "Bruce UK" <bruce.uk@btinternet.com> wrote in message news:8E196F1F-3DCC-4110-8F8B-407F67BF2DDF@microsoft.com...
    Checked the event log, and there does not seem to be any mention. Any ideas?


    "Ramesh, MS-MVP" <ramesh@XOX.mvps.org> wrote in message
    news:uNK1e7HdHHA.2268@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    Bruce,

    Although I have no idea about why this problem re-occurs, I think checking
    the event log would be a good idea.

    --
    Regards,

    Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
    Windows® Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com


    "Bruce UK" <bruce.uk@btinternet.com> wrote in message
    news:65530600-1A54-48C8-A719-31626F0DF546@microsoft.com...
    Thanks for this, two problemsare;

    I have not used disk clean-up, only defrag, and

    When i enable hybernation from the command prompt, this seems to be only
    valid for one sleep session, I need to re-enable it after 'wake-up' to sleep
    it again or my pc hangs, any ideas on a work around for this?

    Thanks

    Bruce.
    "Ramesh, MS-MVP" <ramesh@XOX.mvps.org> wrote in message
    news:OdMwjfFdHHA.4216@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    The hybrid sleep feature and the hibernation feature in Windows Vista may
    become unavailable after you use the Disk Cleanup Tool:
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/928897

    --
    Regards,

    Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
    Windows® Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com


    "Bruce UK" <bruce.uk@btinternet.com> wrote in message
    news:BD86EBA3-0F1A-4856-B6EF-1DE6F2FBF2B9@microsoft.com...
    Apparently it has something to do with the hybernation file being made not
    accessible by the system, so the pc is unable to sleep as it cannot save any
    changes. I wonder if Microsoft is aware of this and working on a fix?

    With the issue you had, did it start after using disk clean-up or defrag?
    "Tony Pacc" <tpacc@execpc.com> wrote in message
    news:%233rFzIFdHHA.284@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    > "Bruce UK" <bruce.uk@btinternet.com> wrote in message
    > news:5030C40E-1EBE-45AB-8E2B-77575DE80CFA@microsoft.com...
    >> Hi All
    >>
    >> Before I ran disk defragmentor for the first time in Vista, my pc would
    >> go to sleep without any problem, since then, it attempts to sleep, monito
    >> powers off, but hard drive still hums. You are then unable to 'wake' the
    >> pc and have to force shutdown and reboot.
    >>
    >> I found a solution to this on tech-net which was to open the command
    >> prompt as an Administrator then use the command powercfg -h on. This
    >> works and is great, only problem is I need to do this everytime before I
    >> try sleep the pc.
    >>
    >> Has anyone else had a problem with either disk clean up or disk defrag
    >> affecting pc sleep?
    >>
    >> Cheers
    >>
    >> Bruce

    >
    > yeah I am having the same problem,when it does go in to the sleep mode I
    > have to turn off the computer,then next time it starts I get that warning
    > screen,on occasion it re boots by it self.
    >
    >



      My System SpecsSystem Spec


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