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Unexpected Vista placed into a sleep mode, requires to turn PC OFF then power back ON

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#1
Hello,

I've been having a problem with Windows Vista x64 that has occued intermittently for the last two or three months.

All of sudden, sometimes when I'm away from the computer the PC is placed into, from what I can determine, a sleep mode.

The monitor is turned OFF but the PC power light is ON. The PC doesn't respond to the keyboard or mouse and a 1/2 press of the power button.

The only method I've been able to get back to Vista is to Power OFF the PC then power back ON again.

I've checked all the power settings including the advance settings and the bios, but haven't yet been able to resolve the problem as it only occurs perhaps from one to three times per month.

I looked in the Event Viewer, however I'm not certain exactly where to look.

Event Viewer: Under Administrative Events there are warning and errors such as

Errors found:

7/26/2017 1:42:45 PM service control management
The Windows Update service hung on starting

11/26/2017 1:36:01 PMI WMI
Event filter with query "SELECT" FROM_instanceModificationEvent WIHIN 60 WHERE TargetInstance ISA "Win32_Processor" AND TagetInstance.LoadPercentage > 99" cound not be reactivated in namespace "//./root/CIMV2" because of error Ox80041003. Events cannot be delivered through this filter until the problem is corrected.

11/26/2017 1:36:01 TaskScheduler 412 Serice critcal error
Task Schedualer service failed to launch task triggered by computer startup Addtional Data: Error Value

11/26/2017 1:35:26 TaskScheduler
The previous shutdown at 1:21:41 PM on 11/26/2017 was unexpected

I've also checked all the HID device power management settings disabling any power control of a HID device.

Greyed out " Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power"
Unchecked "Allow this device to wake up this computer"

I also checked the monitor settings and disabled any settings that could potentially put the monitor to sleep or turn it off. (Monitor a Nec V323-2 )

Perhaps it's a hardware related issue? The Thinkcentre PC is nearly 10 years old. I probably need to clean the motherboard, even though it's been vacuumed out motherboards as they age a type of dirt builds up on the mb circuitry that can only be removed by washing the motherboard with some mb cleaning solution then allowed to dry.
 
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My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Thinkcentre
    CPU
    Intel Core 2 CPU 2.67 Ghz
    Motherboard
    OEM
    Memory
    4 GB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    NEC
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080p

wither 3

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#2
Re: Unexpected Vista placed into a sleep mode, requires to turn PC OFF then power bac

Did you ever get this resolved?

It sounds to me like Hibernation mode is enabled. It's possible that it's being activated by a low CMOS battery voltage.
 

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#3
Re: Unexpected Vista placed into a sleep mode, requires to turn PC OFF then power bac

Did you ever get this resolved?

It sounds to me like Hibernation mode is enabled. It's possible that it's being activated by a low CMOS battery voltage.
Problem hasn't occurred lately, can't remember the frequency, months perhaps?

I'm kept being told to get rid and Vista and upgrade and I reply as soon as I upgrade my 10 year old PC. I have a Windows 8 upgrade that I purchased for around ~$55.00, but see no reason to upgrade to Windows 8.x on on older PC.

Sure Window Vista sometimes bogs down and become slow, but so would Windows 8 or windows 10 if installed on the same PC.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Thinkcentre
    CPU
    Intel Core 2 CPU 2.67 Ghz
    Motherboard
    OEM
    Memory
    4 GB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    NEC
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080p

johngalt

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Problem hasn't occurred lately, can't remember the frequency, months perhaps?

I'm kept being told to get rid and Vista and upgrade and I reply as soon as I upgrade my 10 year old PC. I have a Windows 8 upgrade that I purchased for around ~$55.00, but see no reason to upgrade to Windows 8.x on on older PC.

Sure Window Vista sometimes bogs down and become slow, but so would Windows 8 or windows 10 if installed on the same PC.
Well, it depends on how you manage that machine. But even Windows 7 will always be better than Vista, because, if for no other reason, it is 10X better at resource management, meaning the same exact system running Vista is actually more sluggish than the same system running 7.

As for 10, though, that really would depend upon what you do and how much (if any ) you've upgraded. My CPU is 10 years old, my mobo 8, and I built this machine 7 years ago. But I've have since replaced all the HDDs (and added 2 SSDs), plus all the video cards, so it is more than adequate to handle Windows 10 (which I've been running on this machine since the early Technical Preview 2 releases, or, roughly, 3 years now).

I would agree taht Windows 8 would probably feel more sluggish on that machine, perhaps even more so than your current Vista install - but 10 would not be as bad, 10 is to 8 what 7 is to Vista....
 

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    Windows 10 Insider Preview current build
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    The Beast Model V
    CPU
    Intel Core i7 965 EE @ 3.6 GHz
    Motherboard
    eVGA X58 Classified3
    Memory
    3 * 4GB Mushkin Enhanced Redline CL7 DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3-12800)
    Graphics Card(s)
    eVGA GTX 970 + eVGA GTX 560 Ti 448 Core Classified (PhysX)
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD Audio (onboard)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 * Lenovo LT2323pwA
    Screen Resolution
    2 * 1920 x 1080
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    SanDisk Ultra SDSSDHII-960G-G25 SATA III SSD (System)
    Crucial MX100 CT256MX100SSD1 SATA III SSD (User Tree)
    2 * Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000528AS SATA II
    Seagate ST1500DL001 7200 RPM SATA II
    Intel SSDSA2M080G2GC SATA II SSD
    PSU
    ThermalTake BlackWidow 850W
    Case
    ThermalTake Level 10 GT
    Cooling
    Corsair H100 (CPU) + Air (2 * 210 mm + 3 * 120mm fans)
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Keyboard
    Logitech G15 (gen 2)
    Internet Speed
    300+ Mbps downstream / 30+ Mbps upstream
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    Windows 10 Insider Preview (current)
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    Dell Inspiron 3521
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    Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 1007U @ 1.50GHz
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    Dell
    Memory
    8 GB
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    Intel(R) HD Graphics
    Sound Card
    Intel(R) Display Audio | Realtek Audio
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    Inspiron 15"
    Screen Resolution
    1680 * 1050
    Hard Drives
    INTEL SSDSC2CW180A
    PSU
    Dell
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    Dell
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    Dell
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    Logitech MX Master | Synaptics TouchPad
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    Dell
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#5
Well, it depends on how you manage that machine. But even Windows 7 will always be better than Vista, because, if for no other reason, it is 10X better at resource management, meaning the same exact system running Vista is actually more sluggish than the same system running 7.

As for 10, though, that really would depend upon what you do and how much (if any ) you've upgraded. My CPU is 10 years old, my mobo 8, and I built this machine 7 years ago. But I've have since replaced all the HDDs (and added 2 SSDs), plus all the video cards, so it is more than adequate to handle Windows 10 (which I've been running on this machine since the early Technical Preview 2 releases, or, roughly, 3 years now).

I would agree taht Windows 8 would probably feel more sluggish on that machine, perhaps even more so than your current Vista install - but 10 would not be as bad, 10 is to 8 what 7 is to Vista....
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Thinkcentre
    CPU
    Intel Core 2 CPU 2.67 Ghz
    Motherboard
    OEM
    Memory
    4 GB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    NEC
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080p
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#6
Yes, I know I can upgrade to Windows 7, but then cost becomes a factor. My copy of Vista Ultimate is legally licensed and registred with Microsoft.

I see alot of downloads for Windows 7, obtain a license key, etc. but it's all totally illegal.

To legally upgrade from Windows Vista even to Windows 7 is going to cost a few bucks, i.e. to purchase an legal copy of Windows 7 with a license key. I would need to purchase a retail licensed copy of windows 7 with key to upgrade my PC. That money could be spent towards a newer PC running a legally licensed Windows OS such as 7, 8 or 10.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Thinkcentre
    CPU
    Intel Core 2 CPU 2.67 Ghz
    Motherboard
    OEM
    Memory
    4 GB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    NEC
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080p
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#7
Yes, I know I can upgrade to Windows 7, but then cost becomes a factor. My copy of Vista Ultimate is legally licensed and registred with Microsoft.

I see alot of downloads for Windows 7, obtain a license key, etc. but it's all totally illegal.

To legally upgrade from Windows Vista even to Windows 7 is going to cost a few bucks, i.e. to purchase an legal copy of Windows 7 with a license key. I would need to purchase a retail licensed copy of windows 7 with key to upgrade my PC. That money could be spent towards a newer PC running a legally licensed Windows OS such as 7, 8 or 10.
Not necessarily, Albertz. I've lately seen that you can still install Windows 10 using the Product Key you got with Windows 8. You don't even have to install Windows 8, just use the key.

If you have an extra hard drive, I'd remove the one with Vista on it and install Windows 10 on the extra, just in case it doesn't work. All you have to lose is some time ...
 

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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion 500-056
    CPU
    AMD A8-6500 APU, 3500 Mhz, 2 cores, 4 Logical Processors
    Motherboard
    MSI
    Memory
    24 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    GeForce GTX 1050Ti
    Sound Card
    Built In
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer 23.5" and Samsung 24"
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    Crucial SSD 500 GB
    PSU
    HP
    Case
    HP
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    HP
    Mouse
    Logitec M705
    Keyboard
    Logitech Wave K350
    Internet Speed
    Slow
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    Can't find any more.
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#8
I really don't want to install Windows 10 on this old PC ... It's older hardware architecture that's ~10 years old and doesn't really have the system requirements for Windows 8 or Windows 10.

What I need to do is replace the old PC with another PC that has later hardware architecture and either an OEM or retail copy of Windows 10 already installed.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Thinkcentre
    CPU
    Intel Core 2 CPU 2.67 Ghz
    Motherboard
    OEM
    Memory
    4 GB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    NEC
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080p

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