Windows 7 Not Sleeping or Hibernating Correctly RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi Everyone,

    My laptop is having problems sleeping and hibernating. Sometimes randomly when I attempt to put the computer to sleep or hibernate, the screen will shut off but the computer will keep running. For example the fans are still running, all ports are still active, and the power button is still lit up. It will stay like this forever. (I have let it sit overnight just to test it) The only way to get it back is to force shut it down and reboot.

    All of my drivers are update including bios as well as all updates from Microsoft are installed. I have tried playing with the wake settings in device manager and some settings under power options. This problem has happened with both Home Premium and Professional editions. Hardware diagnostics came up with nothing and device manager shows no driver conflicts.

    My exact computer info is a Dell Studio 1747 with Windows 7 Professioional. 4gb of ram with an i7 processor. ATI 4650 graphics card.

    I appreciate all help on this!

    Thursday, February 3, 2011 2:34 AM


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  • Check this KB article, please:

    Windows 7 does not go to sleep


    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code" CLIP- Stellvertreter http://www.winvistaside.de/
    • Marked as answer by Leo Huang Friday, February 11, 2011 8:28 AM
    Thursday, February 3, 2011 1:43 PM
  • I solved the problem thanks to a entry on the superuser forum.

    Windows® 7 Hibernate

    I had cloned my SSD Boot disk from a conventional hard drive. At that point hibernating ceased to work. The simple fix: giving the boot partition a drive letter!!!!
    Tuesday, December 16, 2014 11:44 AM