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System asleep, it won't wake up!

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March 13, 2008 7:28:52 PM

My system was running fine until I put it to sleep mode. Then, no matter what I do, move the mouse, keyboard, even turning the power on an off, plugging a USB device, it just won't wake up. This is the second system that I built, the first one was an AMD 586 remember that? Please help!

My system:
MB-ASUS M32N-SLI Premium Vista Edition, (purchased open box).
AMD-A64 X2 6400+3.2ghz
4G Corsair Rams
Lite On DVD
7-1 media reader
Windows Vista Ultimate
8600GT 256 Video card
Revolution 5.1 Sound card
1 CPU fan
1 Power supply fan
2 Case fans

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March 13, 2008 8:19:59 PM

unplug it, wait a few minutes. Dont use sleep.
March 13, 2008 8:21:23 PM

Is your Bios set to "wake on mouse move or something??" are you using a PS/2 or USB mouse?? sometimes you have to set the usb power when the pc is no "ON" in order to wake up. I had the same prob with a pc i build for somebody and it was a BIOS setting.
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March 13, 2008 8:44:24 PM

sleep on desktops is shaky at best, i'd recommend you go ahead and stop using it.
March 13, 2008 8:44:37 PM

Try playing "Good Jungle" by Venetian Snares really loud, that should be enough to wake up anyone/anything(you can search for my youtube video of the song if you want). . .

Joking aside, try rochin's idea.
March 13, 2008 11:11:41 PM

Hahaha, i had the same issue, and when it did decide to wake up, it never posted again after that. I sent it back to Asus and they are currently fixing it, who knows what happened.
March 14, 2008 6:10:52 PM

I unplug the unit and waited for at least a hour (that's more than enough). It still refuses to wake up. I'll probably go inside and unplug each cable and connector, we'll see what happens.
Thanks guys!
March 14, 2008 6:44:47 PM

If your system doesn't come back to life, than you're screwed! I had a similar problem years ago where I tried to put my system into sleep mode. Ironically, the CPU fan turned off, but not the CPU. Needless to say, it made an awesome space heater! The problem turned out to be a bug in the bios which after flashing, the problem went away. However, I don't think you might have been too late. Cross your fingers and hope it is something cheap to replace.
March 14, 2008 7:07:00 PM

I'n the past I had the same problem turned out to be video card driver switching to WQHL certified driver fixed the problem for me. Just a thought you using beta driver?
March 14, 2008 7:09:13 PM

Souns like your computer went into a Coma.
All you can do is wait and hope for the best.
March 14, 2008 7:21:25 PM

try resetting the CMOS, via pulling out the battery for a minute
March 14, 2008 7:40:19 PM

I have the same problem, but it comes back on if I unplug it for a while. I dont use sleep mode, but vista's shut down menu is so lame that sometimes I accidentally hit sleep instead of shut down.

interesting. I have found the hibernate feature on Vista to work wonderful for me.

I get home from work and hit the space bar, then im almost instantly on the desktop.

but sometimes the cat will wake up my computer which I wish she wouldnt do. She is probably looking at "kitty porn."