annoying issue - keeps "resuming" windows on wakeup

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  1. GoTTi

    GoTTi New Member

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    i have a dell laptop with win7 ultimate on it. when i am done with the laptop i put the thing to sleep, never shutting down. lately, i noticed the laptop keeps showing me a Resuming Windows screen when i hit the power button now. its never done that before. prior to this new thing, i would turn the laptop on and when it woke up it would go right to the user login page for the windows splash, but now it shows the resuming page first, then the little scrolling bar, then it goes to the page.

    any idea what this is all about?
     
  2. Mike

    Mike Windows Forum Admin
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    Sleep is a hybrid mode of the old "Standby" and "Hibernation". After a certain amount of time in Standby, the OS will make a determination, based on several factors, as to whether to actually hibernate the computer.

    Part 1.
    When the computer is in standby mode -- power is still going to the RAM.
    When it is in hibernation, the entire contents of your RAM modules are stored to a file on the primary hard drive and then reloaded when you turn the computer back on (this is also known as a system state restore). No power is used in hibernation mode.

    Part 2.
    What you need to do, in order to prevent the "Resuming Windows..." is turn off hibernation. This can be done in the advanced section of Power Options in the control panel. Take a look around a bit, and if you can't find it let me know. I will try to post a screen shot or two to show you exactly what you are looking for.

    If you can understand that hibernation and standby are two seperate things, now combined into one as "Sleep Mode", you will see that this is what is happening. First, the computer is going into standby, then after a certain duration of time it decides, ok, GoTTi isn't coming back for awhile - go into hibernation to save power.
     
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  3. GoTTi

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    thanks for the info. i think i found what you told me to look for, quite sure.

    here is ss: http://i45.tinypic.com/29ur5o1.jpg

    so i changed that 360 to never, so i am guessing this will handle this silly issue i just started having.

    thanks
     
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  5. lakshya26

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    Hi Mike,

    i have the same issue but after power on my lappy showing resuming windows forever(3-4 hours now) & still showing the same so how could i access power option in control option & f8 is also not working for me. what to do ? any help would be appreciated.

    Thx
     

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