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 Post subject: Windows Vista and "sleep" mode
 Post Posted: Mon Jul 25, 2011 10:29 pm 
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My HP Pavilion Media Center m8300f PC used to automatically go into "sleep" mode after a while, but apparently not anymore. The monitor still automatically shuts off after a period of time, but the PC doesn't seem to go into "sleep" mode all by itself anymore. I can manually put it in and out of "sleep" mode, but I'd like for my PC to automatically go to "sleep" again. Could a fragmented hard drive be the culprit?


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 Post subject: Re: Windows Vista and "sleep" mode
 Post Posted: Mon Jul 25, 2011 10:56 pm 
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When asking about systems from major OEMs... Without being provided any specific knowledge of that system I can say that there are so many things that could cause this type of problem, from drivers to any software (good or bad) that you've installed. What was the last thing you did to the system before the problem started? If you haven't reloaded the system in a while, this might be a good time as it will not only solve that problem but it will make the system much faster and more responsive as well. Let me know what you find out, Scott.

PS: It's definitely not caused by a fragmented drive...


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 Post subject: Re: Windows Vista and "sleep" mode
 Post Posted: Mon Jul 25, 2011 11:36 pm 
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Scott, check this out.

It's hard for me to precisely say when the current problem started, but I will say that I recently installed a Radeon HD 6450 video card. However, I ended uninstalling the card and returning it to Fry's Electronics after I couldn't get a driver for it to work well with my system. I've also uninstalled Norton Security Suite. I recently installed Microsoft Security Essentials and Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware


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 Post subject: Re: Windows Vista and "sleep" mode
 Post Posted: Tue Jul 26, 2011 12:04 pm 
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Oh, and DirecTV was installed at my house last week. My DVR box can see music files on the PC in question. Could that be causing the problem?


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 Post subject: Re: Windows Vista and "sleep" mode
 Post Posted: Tue Jul 26, 2011 3:18 pm 
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Hi,
You have to restore your power options to default setting.And / or restore your system to factory settings. Please and please backup your data before you reinstall your operating system.


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 Post subject: Re: Windows Vista and "sleep" mode
 Post Posted: Tue Jul 26, 2011 8:56 pm 
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Is this page useful?


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 Post subject: Re: Windows Vista and "sleep" mode
 Post Posted: Thu Jul 28, 2011 9:05 pm 
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I have solved the problem without having to reload Windows Vista. Go to this page and check out "Recommended Settings for Sleep" to get an idea of what I did.


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 Post subject: Re: Windows Vista and "sleep" mode
 Post Posted: Thu Jul 28, 2011 9:26 pm 
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Unfortunately that doesn't tell us *specifically* what you did to solve the problem. Scott.


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 Post subject: Re: Windows Vista and "sleep" mode
 Post Posted: Thu Jul 28, 2011 10:04 pm 
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Basically, whenever possible, I changed the settings to the "recommended" ones.


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 Post subject: Re: Windows Vista and "sleep" mode
 Post Posted: Thu Jul 28, 2011 10:17 pm 
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To my way of thinking that means there wasn't really a problem in the first place. For example, if the sound level from your speakers is too low, I would expect you to try turning up the volume before asking about it here. <g> Scott.


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