Wake my laptop from its nonpersistant vegitative state.
July 1, 2005 8:50 AM Subscribe
My laptop is getting lazy: it readily goes to sleep, but refuses to wake up again. Help!
posted by kickingtheground to computers & internet (7 answers total)
My laptop (Fujitsu N3010 w/ WinXP Pro) has been having two power issues lately, which I’m pretty sure are related. Firstly, if you put it to sleep (standby mode), it refuses to wake up again. That is, if you push the power button to wake it, the status LEDs turn back on, but the screen stays black and the machine appears to be in some sort of infinite loop (judging by the fact that the fan spins up).
Also, if you plug in, or unplug, the AC adapter while the machine is running, it completely freezes (even if you do this in, say, the BIOS screen, before Windows has even loaded). Otherwise, it runs fine on either the battery or AC.
These problems apparently first appeared shortly after I was fiddling around in the BIOS (with totally unrelated settings). This suggests to me that the BIOS may somehow be corrupted(??). It definitely isn’t Windows’ fault: a complete reformat and reinstall hasn’t helped. Fujitsu insists that they cannot send me the software to re-flash it. Are BIOS’s standardized enough that I could find that program elsewhere, somehow?