Happy Friday! Just a quick announcement for all you Android fans, owners, or potential Android product owners. We opened up a brand-new Android forum on CNET for you to talk shop about anything relating to Android products. So if you have product questions, troubleshooting needs, buying advice, or just simply want to discuss news and topics on the Android platform with your fellow members, swing on by. Now let's tackle Robert's question, to see if we can figure out why his Windows 7 system wakes up from hibernation and then after a period of time goes blank--no mouse, no background, and seems to have gone back into hibernation again; it won't wake up without a cold reboot.
I've heard of many systems not waking up from hibernation, but in your case, Robert, where the system goes back into a hibernation-like state after a few minutes coming out of hibernation is quite odd. If hibernation is causing this issue, many of our members have suggested to simply disable hibernation mode in Windows all together as a solution, but that doesn't really cover why it is happening. Unfortunately as you read through our member suggestions, you'll quickly come to realize, hibernation issues as described by members can range from a variety of culprits from, BIOS needing updating, the way you upgraded to Windows 7, to video drivers being a culprit. One member, DTavona, even mentioned that it may not be related to hibernation at all, as it is a known issue from the manufacture with the laptop's BIOS.
In all, a lot of knowledge was shared, and hopefully there are some things you can perform to successfully address the issue. But if things get a bit too risky or involved to attempt, as much as I hate to say it, if you can live without the hibernation mode, the simple solution would be to disable it altogether. A reminder: whichever route you take, back up your data, just in case.
Good luck, Robert, and if you get a chance, please--and I mean please--tell us how things worked out. Thank you, everyone, for helping Robert out; I know there isn't always a single solution, but the best we can do share all we know to come up with a solution that may work. Take care, everyone. Have a great weekend!
My computer has fallen asleep and it won't wake up!
I have a perplexing situation with my three-year-old Toshiba
laptop. If I resume working after allowing the computer to
hibernate, a bit after that (maybe 10 minutes) the screen
goes blank--no mouse--no background. Hitting Ctrl+Alt+Delete
does not bring up the Task Manager. Nothing I do seems to
work except physically shutting the on/off switch, waiting a
bit, and rebooting. I get a message upon reboot that the
machine was not shut down properly. The machine has an AMD 64
X2 Athlon processor 1.7Gb. I have 2 GB of RAM installed and
Windows 7 Home premium. The drivers seem to be all up to
date. I have an active antivirus/firewall running.
What would cause such a problem? Any suggestions in solving
the issue? This is driving me nuts. If I don't allow the
computer to hibernate, I can run it all day without any
problems. Thank you in advance.
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Featured member solutions for last week's question:
How can I get rid of all my duplicate files in multiple hard drives?
Is there a program that will go through both internal and external hard drives to display those files that are duplicated, triplicated, etc.? Unfortunately, I now have several copies of computer backups on my current computer due to former computer issues on other computers. I did not have time to go through all the documents to see if one system had documents updated within files that another may not have. I believe I have three other backups of my former computers on my system now, which does use a lot of memory, but it is also not an efficient use of storage. Now, I have an external hard drive that has backed up all documents and pictures on its hard drive, which means it, too, has the additional backups on it. I want to "clean house"! I'm running a Windows Vista Home system. Thank you for your assistance.
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