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My Computer Won't 'Sleep'


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MizzLiebling

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Somtimes I just want it to 'sleep' or hibernate so I don't have to go through all that booting thing but my computer, it would hibernate or 'sleep' for 5 minutes then it would turn on again. Is this caused by a virus? I have the McAfee virusscan and it doesn't detect any virus from my computer. Please help! This is getting very annoying. *thankyou*
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MizzLiebling

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pls help :whistling: :blink:
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Check for programs running in the background, like an windows update, also make sure your mouse is not being bumped or your keyboard does not have have a key stuck down.
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Check for programs running in the background, like an windows update, also make sure your mouse is not being bumped or your keyboard does not have have a key stuck down.


I checked those before... task manager was empty, the computer is in a stable/sturdy computer desk so the mouse stays where i left it, keyboard was good. I ran my virus scan and no virus was found and I have process guard so no programs will run without my ok... I dont know whats wrong... :whistling:
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Are you getting any error messages on a attempt to hibernate or standby.

What actions are you taking to preform those tasks?
Have you ever been able to go into hibernate or standby before?
What has changed since then?
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Are you getting any error messages on a attempt to hibernate or standby.

none. I'm able to hibernate/standby for like 5 mins then the computer would just start up by itself even if no programs r running in the background.

Have you ever been able to go into hibernate or standby before?

yes. I rarely put my computer on hibernate or standby though coz mostly I just leave it on but since I'm paying for my bills now, I'm tryin to conserve energy :whistling:

What has changed since then?

well, I moved from one state to another and switched from dsl to cable... thats about it...
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Have you checked the power settings making shure they are set correctly and also the BIOS making sure ACPI is on.
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Have you checked the power settings making shure they are set correctly and also the BIOS making sure ACPI is on.


please tell me how to do those. ~thanks
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could you please provide with the make or the model of the computer.
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hp pavilion 734n
I'm running windows XP
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hi Mizzliebling sorry for the long wait

INformation about your model's BIOS can be found here.
ON HP's support website
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