My computer sometimes takes a long time to wake up from sleep/standby. Anyone knows whats doing it?


  • The last few months its been taking longer and longer (up to a minute) to wake up. It was only taking a few seconds to wake up. I know its a hardware issue because I did a clean install of Windows XP and it is still doing it. A few weeks later I did a clean install of Windows 7 beta on a second partition and it is still doing it. My computer is working fine except for the slow waking up.
    Friday, February 20, 2009 12:57 AM


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  • Hi

    Maybe you put it in hibernation instead of sleep, and this is why it loads slow.

    On W7 set hybrid sleep to OFF from advanced power options

    Control Panel\System and Security\Power Options\Edit Plan Settings then click change advanced power settings and turn off hybrid sleep 


    completely disable hibernation by running powercfg -h off from command prompt

    On XP open power management options via control panel and disable hibernation
    Friday, February 20, 2009 1:34 AM
  • Hibernation is off and has been off. Something else is wrong.
    Friday, February 20, 2009 4:12 PM
  • why then you must wait 1 minute? What you wait for?

    Check event viewer to find why it takes so long.
    Friday, February 20, 2009 7:01 PM
  • Ventsislav Alexandriyski said:

    "why then you must wait 1 minute? What you wait for?"

    If I knew that, I wouldn't be asking why its taking so long:-P

    Check event viewer to find why it takes so long.

    In Event Viewer (Local) I have the following errors in the last hour:

    Event Type: Error, Event ID: 1001, Source: DHCPv6-Client.

    I have 29 under Event Type: Information. Do you wont a list of them?

    I also have 4 Audit Failure. Event ID: 5032, Source: Microsoft Windows security auditing.
    Saturday, February 21, 2009 6:04 PM
  • Go in sleep then wake up and check event viewer for errors or warnings at time of wakening
    Saturday, February 21, 2009 6:11 PM
  • The only error I got was: Event Type: Error, Event ID: 1001, Source: DHCPv6-Client. I got no warnings.
    Saturday, February 21, 2009 8:11 PM
  • But, why you need to wait 1 minute? What happen when you press wake up button?

    Saturday, February 21, 2009 9:30 PM
  • The power LED stops blinking and I hear the fans/HDD come on. Then up to a minute later the screen comes on(Yes the screen works fine). The first time I waked up the computer today it took almost a minute to wake up. The next time about 5 seconds. And this time about a half a minute to wake up.
    Sunday, February 22, 2009 12:14 AM
  • Hi JerryC98:

        I looked up Event ID1001 with Google and it is explained at the URL below.  You might read that and see if it's any help.
    Sunday, February 22, 2009 1:00 AM
  • Check HDD for bad sectors and make sure S.M.A.R.T. is ok
    • Marked as answer by JerryC98 Thursday, February 26, 2009 12:52 AM
    Sunday, February 22, 2009 9:43 AM
  • I went to and here is the S.M.A.R.T. information:
    It looks like that my HDD is starting to have start up issues:( Is this why it sometimes takes a wile to come out of sleep?
    Sunday, February 22, 2009 8:25 PM
  • I think SMART values are OK, but better check if with Data Lifeguard Tools from WD. Go here and download Data Lifeguard Tools , then check your HDD for errors. Errors codes check here:

    If no errors are found, go in BIOS and disbale SMART if it is enabled. Then check how it is working
    Monday, February 23, 2009 6:40 AM
  • The strange thing is I installed SpeedFan to get the S.M.A.R.T. information and my computer have been waking up fine the last 4 times I woke it up. Did SpeedFan fix my HDD? I did install Data Lifeguard and no errors. I am making it MUCH higher on my list to upgrade/replace my HDD.
    Monday, February 23, 2009 6:13 PM