can't "wake up" PC in sleep

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by WCH, Oct 5, 2004.

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    WCH Guest

    I'm trying to fix a friend's Celeron PC running Windows 98SE. I've got
    everything up-to-date (as much as you can with an older o/s) but can't solve
    one problem. He likes to leave his PC running and just let it go into
    "sleep mode" (under Screen Saver in the Display Properties) when he's not
    using it. It used to wake when he shook the mouse, as most PCs do. Not
    anymore. Now mouse movement has no effect on the PC. Sometimes pressing
    keyboard keys wakes it up. Sometimes NOTHING wakes it up and a hard reset
    it necessary, something I know will cause problems sooner rather than later.

    Yes, I know, 'dump 98SE', 'buy a new computer', etc. These aren't practical
    options for everybody. This is an older guy who just wants his PC to keep
    working the way it used to work. I'm trying to help. Other than turning
    off sleep mode altogether, what should I try to fix this problem?
    WCH, Oct 5, 2004
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    c.reifert Guest

    What Brand/Model # is the pc? I know from the old HP Brios that the company
    I work for still support, often you'll find a fix for this on the company's

    c.reifert, Oct 5, 2004
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    samuel Guest

    Your Computer May Have Problems When Resuming from Standby Mode;EN-US;q250830&GSSNB=1

    Power Management Troubleshooter Tool
    samuel, Oct 5, 2004
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    10_4 Guest

    Some PC's have the push the power on/off button for a few seconds to bring
    it back. If you hold it in too long the PC will shut down so only a couple
    of seconds should do. You should see the power light change colors if this
    is the case.
    10_4, Oct 5, 2004
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