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Computer will not wake up from Sleep


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#1 Newsy

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 12:57 PM

I have a Dell Studio 540 with an ATI Radeon HD 3650  This problem started about  3 weeks ago:

 

When it enters sleep mode after 30 minutes, and I come back within a couple of hours, it wakes up just fine.

 

However, when I leave the PC overnight, it does not wake in the morning. A blue box appears saying that it is going into Powersave mode. The only way I can get it going is to turn it off (with the power switch) then turn it on again.  Oddly enough, occasionally when I do that it opens with "resuming Windows". 

 

What is going on here?  I know that turning the computer off using the power switch is a bad idea but how else can I get the machine to wake up and face the day?  :(



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Posted 26 April 2013 - 08:06 PM

All I could find that was similar to your problem was to upgrade your video driver. Check your version and compare it to the newest on Dell's site.

http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/software-os/f/3524/p/19248347/19395369.aspx#19395369

 

also came across this http://www.helpowl.com/q/Dell/Studio540/Technical-Support/studio-540-wake-sleep-fixes/224778

wouldn't hurt to try.



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Posted 28 April 2013 - 09:56 AM

How do you have the Power options configured?

 

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