My Windows 7 computer no longer turns off properly. If I shut the screen, it no longer sleeps or hibernates, it just freezes. If I go through the start menu to hibernate, it will do so, but the computer is still on -- the power and the wifi lights stay on, it's still running and using battery. This also happens if I go through the start menu to turn off the computer. If I hold on the power key, it will then turn off and restart or resume from hibernation normally when I turn it back on. [more inside]
posted by jeather
on Nov 27, 2012 -
After the OSX 10.8.2 update several days ago, my laptop freezes on wake from hibernate (at least, it only does it when it has been asleep for a while). I posted on the Apple support forums here
, but no one has responded. There are excerpts from my system log there.
Things I've tried: fixing permissions, SMC reset, turning off my gmail calendar updates (I saw a lot of errors in the log having to do with that) but no luck. Any ideas?
posted by Philosopher Dirtbike
on Sep 23, 2012 -
I have, to aid in not permitting myself to stay up too late, set Windows 7's Task Scheduler to automatically hibernate at a certain time in the evening that varies according to weekday. However, if I manually hibernate the system beforehand (i.e.
, go to sleep earlier than the deadline), when I wake it the next morning, it hibernates shortly thereafter. However, importantly, I do not
have the "Run task as soon as a scheduled start is missed" checkbox turned on. I've seen this
, but Richard's suggestion of only letting the task run after a certain idle period – I don't think it'd be suitable as I don't want activity (either mine or the computer's) to be able to push things past the deadline. Any ideas as to what I can do?
posted by WCityMike
on Jan 5, 2011 -
My Ubuntu laptop is unresponsive within the first 20 seconds after resume from suspend. I think the culprit is Flash (npviewer.bin), since it is shown as using 80%+ of CPU. How can I work around this? [more inside]
posted by lwf
on Dec 26, 2009 -
Is it possible to easily tell the difference between a dead and a hibernating hedgehog? [more inside]
posted by 999
on Sep 18, 2008 -
My computer used to have the ability to hibernate and sleep... now it is as if those options never existed. What happened and how do I fix it? [more inside]
posted by thelastpolarbear
on Jan 24, 2008 -
How do I make my laptop "hibernate" and "sleep" while using Backtrack 2 Final? In other words, what is the command or where would I go to hibernate or put it to sleep?
posted by meta.mark
on Dec 28, 2007 -
Suddenly my Gateway notebook computer won't come out of standby (that is, sleep mode or hibernate mode). [more inside]
posted by bbranden1
on Aug 16, 2007 -
How can I discover how to keep my laptop's hard drive powered down? Hibernating or standby states are unreliable or very slow to wake up from. [more inside]
posted by SamFrancisco
on Dec 3, 2006 -