Tips to fix issues with Sleep Mode in Windows® Vista
Learn about the Sleep Mode issues in Windows Vista systems. Also, know how to fix the issues
Windows Vista is an Operating System developed by Microsoft. It comes with advanced features and easy-to-use options that simplify the users’ daily tasks. Sleep Mode is a feature in Windows Vista systems that help the users to save energy while the system is not in use. Sleep Mode allows the users to put the computer in a low power state and also lets them to wake up the system in a matter of seconds. Sleep Mode puts only the open documents and programs in memory and also stops the processor from processing. Users can wake up the system from Sleep Mode by simply moving the mouse or pressing any key in the keyboard. But at times sleep mode end up with errors that cause the system to wake up only if the power button is pushed. Several other issues are there related with the Sleep Mode in Windows Vista. Each of them have a specific reason and can be fixed by different methods.
Discussed below are some points that will help the users to know about different Sleep Mode issues in Windows Vista systems:
- Driver issues
- Automatic wake up
- Device not waking up
Corrupted or outdated driver programs can also cause issues related with Sleep Mode in Windows Vista systems. This is because a device’s functionality in a system is solely depended on the corresponding driver program. So it is recommended to check the driver programs before you take down any other actions. Updating or repairing the drivers often fixes the issues related with Sleep Mode.
Automatic wake up
There are several issues caused with the Sleep Mode in Windows Vista systems. One among them is waking the system from Sleep Mode without any action. This is because the input devices especially mouse will be prone to environmental impacts. Wireless mouse and keyboard can wake up your computer without any reason. Unplugging the receiver from the computer will resolve the issue caused by wireless mouse. USB mouse as well as Optical mouse can also cause the same problem. Check whether you have enabled Legacy USB option in BIOS and for optical mouse, try keeping the mouse away from bright light.
Sometimes the computer won’t wake up even if you move the mouse and/or press the keys in the keyboard. This is because these devices will be disabled from waking the computer. To re-enable it, open ‘Control Panel’ and click on ‘Device Manager’. Click on ‘Continue’ and expand the devices’ list which you want to change. Right click on the device name and select ‘Properties’. Select the ‘Power Management’ tab and check the box near 'Allow this device to wake the computer'. Click ‘OK’ to apply changes and close the properties box. The problem will now have been fixed and you can wake the computer from Sleep Mode.
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