PC doesn't "wake up" from Sleep Mode

By tomex
May 15, 2010
  1. A Dell Dimension E521 running Vista 32-bit does not respond to keyboard or mouse commands to "wake up" from sleep mode. The only way to get back to work is to hold the POWER BUTTON and restart the PC.

    Any ideas on how to fix this?
  2. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 7,186   +469

    Check the settings in the BIOS. That's where it's done.
  3. webscaper

    webscaper TS Rookie Posts: 51

    Check device manager for mouse and keyboard under power management tab. Make sure the box is ticked to allow the device to wake the computer.

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  4. pjamme

    pjamme TS Enthusiast Posts: 208

    My vote is to always turn that ill founded ability to "Never" and on a notebook to what to do when the lid is closed is "do nothing".
    My 2 cents
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