Resolving sleep mode problems in Windows® 7
Why does sleep mode give problems in Windows 7? How can they be fixed?
The purpose of 'sleep mode' on a system is to conserve energy and protect your system's hard drive. By putting your system in sleep mode is similar to pausing a movie in a DVD player. Sleep mode is an energy saving mode of operation in which all unnecessary components are shut down. Many battery operated devices, such as notebooks support sleep mode. When a notebook computer goes into sleep mode, it shuts down the display screen of the system and drive. Once woken, the system returns to its former operating status. The sleep mode in a system might face many issues such as error messages. You need to fix these issue as soon as you can, otherwise this might start various other issues in the system.
The reasons and ways to resolve issues for automatic sleep mode in the system:
- Fix the settings in the system
- Check the devices
- Start up processes
Fix the settings in the system
One of the reasons for the automatic sleep mode in the system is the incorrect settings in the system. You might have your 'standby' settings set incorrectly for sleep mode to activate automatically. To check, go to the desktop and right click, then choose 'Properties' from the menu. Select the 'Screen Saver' tab and click the 'Power' button. Next to 'System standby' check the amount of time indicated before your idle computer goes into sleep mode. If 'never' is the selection, the sleep mode won't activate automatically.
Check the devices
Some of the damaged devices in the system also have the ability to activate sleep mode automatically. If you are using a wireless keyboard or mouse for your system, then these items can keep your system from entering sleep mode automatically because they constantly send a signal to the system, blocking it from being idle. An optical mouse causes a similar issue.
Start up processes
The automatic loading of programs on the system also has the ability to activate sleep mode automatically. Programs that run automatically when you boot your computer can interfere with the sleep mode function. Be sure to change the settings on these programs so that they don't run at startup. You can remove the unnecessary start up processes from the system configuration utility. For this you just need to type 'msconfig' in 'Run' box. Then you can see the system configuration utility and after this you can disable the unnecessary programs from the list.
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