My computer has insomnia!
May 30, 2008 1:47 PM Subscribe
My computer won't go to sleep (suspend mode) unless the Ethernet cable is unplugged.
posted by qvtqht to computers & internet (6 answers total)
I have an HP Pavilion A6230N
desktop, running the Windows Vista install that it came with. It is connected to a Linksys WRT54GL router with an Ethernet cable.
If I put the computer in suspend mode while the Ethernet cable is plugged in, it suspends for about a second and then powers back on. If I unplug the Ethernet cable, suspend, and plug it back in within a few seconds, it powers up within five seconds. If I leave it unplugged for a while (an hour or more), it does not power back on when I plug the Ethernet cable back in.
This happens regardless of the method I use to put it into suspend mode; I have tried pushing the "power" button on the computer and using the several different methods Windows offers. It does not power back on if I do a full shutdown.
I have gone through all the BIOS settings to make sure WakeOnLAN or anything resembling it was turned off. It already was. I am now out of ideas. What could it be?