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Sleep does not sleep the comp

Last response: in Windows 7
July 12, 2010 7:29:13 PM

When I choose 'sleep' on winxp, my computer fan would turn off and absolutely no noise is heard afterwards.
However since I upgraded to Win7, 'sleep' does not sleep the comp. The monitor goes blank but the fan is still running.
What gives?


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a b $ Windows 7
July 12, 2010 8:02:31 PM

To me, it sounds like your sleep mode is set differently. I can't know for sure, but I would go into the BIOS and make sure it is set to S3, and not S1. I would guess you could check the power options in Windows as well, but I can't think of why these would not sleep if told.
July 12, 2010 10:44:39 PM

Check out this site. It should be able to give you some great troubleshooting tips!

How to Troubleshoot a Vista or Windows 7 Sleep Mode Problem


I hope this helps!

Brett M,
Windows Outreach Team