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Anonymous
September 14, 2004 3:34:30 AM

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Dude, I got a Dell D600 Latitude laptop (which I upgraded from XP Home SP1
to SP2; only installed Acrobat/MS Office/Cygwin/Vim) that has problems
going to sleep/suspend/standby/whatever it's called. Occasionally, either
when I close the case or hit Fn-Esc (the suspend key), it refuses to go to
sleep. The power indicators (which normally turn off) are on, and the
laptop continues to feel warm. But I can do nothing to bring it out of this
state short of holding down the power button for it to turn off. The disk
indicator is never busy, and there's no signs that the computer is actually
responsive (i.e., when I hit Win+E the hard disk light doesn't blink, or
when I play a sound, nothing happens...yes I can play stuff in mplayer2
just from the keyboard). Is the system freezing after the screen turns off?
What's going on? As usual I have Googled but didn't find anything. Thanks
in advance for any help. If you need further info let me know.
Anonymous
September 15, 2004 5:16:28 AM

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This problem can often happen with poorly written drivers or drivers
that do not fully support standby. You need to check your BIOS
settings, try updating your chipset (motherboard) drivers, and see if
any of that helps.

The computer is locking up either when going into the sleep state or
coming out of it. It isn't going to be that one of your hardware
devices don't support the sleep state because I have a very similar
laptop (D800) and it has no problems with Standby. You can check Dell's
website for updating the BIOS and drivers :) 

----
Nathan McNulty


overbored wrote:
> Dude, I got a Dell D600 Latitude laptop (which I upgraded from XP Home SP1
> to SP2; only installed Acrobat/MS Office/Cygwin/Vim) that has problems
> going to sleep/suspend/standby/whatever it's called. Occasionally, either
> when I close the case or hit Fn-Esc (the suspend key), it refuses to go to
> sleep. The power indicators (which normally turn off) are on, and the
> laptop continues to feel warm. But I can do nothing to bring it out of this
> state short of holding down the power button for it to turn off. The disk
> indicator is never busy, and there's no signs that the computer is actually
> responsive (i.e., when I hit Win+E the hard disk light doesn't blink, or
> when I play a sound, nothing happens...yes I can play stuff in mplayer2
> just from the keyboard). Is the system freezing after the screen turns off?
> What's going on? As usual I have Googled but didn't find anything. Thanks
> in advance for any help. If you need further info let me know.
March 21, 2008 3:23:38 AM

I also had the same problem my DIY computer.

I had tried turning off the hibernation option and turned on the Always ON power scheme under the power option

properties.

My computer will still enter sleep mode and hangs after a period of time,

whenever I surf the internet or type some Microsoft Words documents.

I had tried to click the mouse, pressing the On/Off button on the CPU casing and

press any keys on the keyboard, the computer will still be unable to resume

from sleep mode.

Then I had no choice but to press the restart button on my casing.

My computer specifications are as follows:

Motherboard: ASUS P5PE-VM

Processor: Pentium D 2.8GHZ

RAM 512 MB

Hard Drive: 160 GB PATA hard drive

Graphic Card: Nvidia Geforce 6200

Power Supply Unit: 480 Watt

Operating system: win xp service pack 2

I had used ASUS Probe to monitor my motherboard, but it stated both power fan and chassis fan below threshold.
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