Sleep Problem in Windows® 7
What are the symptoms and ways to fix Windows 7 sleep problem?
Sleep mode is a power saving state that allows a system to quickly resume full-power operation (within several seconds) when user wants to start working again. In sleep mode, the computer immediately stops what it is doing and it is ready to start again when you want to resume your work. Windows 7 sleep mode saves the data to memory (RAM) and then switches to the lowest power mode. A computer can awaken from sleep mode quicker than hibernation mode. The downside of the sleeping mode is that you might lose the data in case of complete power loss, as the data is stored in RAM. For conserving the energy, your system goes into sleep mode after a short period of inactivity.
The main issues with sleep mode, symptoms and ways to fix them in Windows 7 system are given below:
- Sleeping mode problems
- Reasons for sleeping mode issues
- How to solve sleeping mode issues
Sleeping mode problems
Sleep mode is also known as standby mode in which electronic appliances are turned off and it is ready to activate when you need to work. In some systems, the sleep mode might not work correctly and lead to wastage of power. The other problem related to sleep mode is that the system can’t wake up from sleep mode without any reasons. If there are any issues with sleep mode, the screensavers might not work in the computer.
Reasons for sleeping mode issues
Some device settings can cause the system to return from a power savings state unexpectedly. This can make a computer to wake up from sleep mode without any reason. Function of devices such as network, wireless mouse, or high definition audio might cause the computer to wake. The network activity might cause the network hardware to wake the computer. Some connected devices can cause sleep/standby issues such as printers, scanners, USB drivers. Some screensavers might interfere with sleep/standby mode. Some software components start up automatically and run without being seen. They can interfere with sleep/standby mode. Any mistake in the power settings can also lead to incorrect sleep mode.
You have to change the device settings in the ‘Device Manager’. You need to click the arrow near to the device which you need to adjust. By clicking on the ‘change setting’ button, power management tab will be opened. Check ‘Allow this device to wake the computer’ tab. Disconnect all non-essential connected devices. If the sleep mode was previously working in your system, system restore can solve the problems with the sleep mode. Screensaver disabling is also a method to avoid sleep mode issues. By changing the power options, you can use the sleep mode correctly. If this problem is not solved by these methods, you will have to upgrade BIOS and keyboard software.
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