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My Windows 8.1 computer will not restart after sleeping

  1. #1


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8.1

    My Windows 8.1 computer will not restart after sleeping


    When I return to my computer after it has been asleep for a while I cannot get it to restart. I have to turn the power off and then back on in order to reboot the computer.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1


    Right click on the Taskbar, click Task Manager. With Task Manager click File, click Run new task, type in cmd, click the admin privileges box, click ok

    The Command Prompt will have opened. Type in sfc /scannow

    press enter

    When that has finished, type in chkdsk /f

    press enter, type in y, press enter

    restart the computer and a disk check will run
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  3. #3


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8.1


    I can't run "sfc /scannow" because the system seems to think I'm not the "administrator" ... And "chkdsk /f" doesn't run either. I read something about "SFC" being a Windows 7 answer ... I'm running Windows 8.1

    What else can I do? Should I start Windows in the "SAFE MODE"?
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  4. #4


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    win8.1.1 enterprise


    right click on the windows icon lower left corner and choose command prompt ,admin, then do the sfc ,and sfc /scannow works will all windows versions since at least winxp and maybe earlier
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  5. #5


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8.1


    If I am supposed to type "admin" at the command prompt - I can tell you that it doesn't work. This machine doesn't believe that I have administrator privileges ... and I don't know how to make it understand that I am the ONLY user ... therefore I am the administrator.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8.1


    AH! Now I see how it's done! Thanks!!! I'll get back to you soon.
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  7. #7


    my pc too tells me I do not have permission ----------------------------- rubbish! But I have to ask, why do you need your pc to 'sleep' ? Off or on with monitor sleep is preferable surely???
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My Windows 8.1 computer will not restart after sleeping
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