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    Waking my computer


    At different times I use sleep, hibernate, or standby. But all of them require me to push the power button to resume, and my old computer let me move the mouse or press any key. I've used Control Panel and the Search function, but I can't find how to change it.

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    Being able to use the mouse or keyboard to wake from sleep/hibernate etc., is usually a BIOS setting. I check there first.
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    After checking bios: In the device manager, right click on the mouse and then go to Properties | Power Management tab.

    If that isn't helping, install the latest driver for it.

    You can also check on the Power settings: Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Power Options
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    I have had the same problem since the consumer release. As Vince says, it is a keyboard and mouse problem, which probably eliminates the mouse driver. I have no bios settings which could affect it. Exchanges on the TechNet forums , or Microsoft answers, have not resulted in any constructive recommendations.. This is on an older stationary, but all the drivers are up to date. The problem seems to be emanating from the USBs (possibly?9 but no amount of jiggering there has solved the problem.
    I have reluctantly chosen not to allow sleep mode, until the RTM comes out.

    Added. Should add that if I manually put it into sleep mode, I can wake it within a reasonable amount of time - say, 20 minutes. It is only after prolonged lack of activity that the problem occurs.
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    Out of interest dave, which motherboard do you have?
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    (Hangs head in shame) Sorry, I use this as a testbed, it is not the most upstanding motherboard anymore but is a solid model. - NF-MCP61.
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    Quote Originally Posted by davehc View Post
    (Hangs head in shame) Sorry, I use this as a testbed, it is not the most upstanding motherboard anymore but is a solid model. - NF-MCP61.
    NF-MCP61 - Is that the chipset or the Motheboard name/model?

    With regard to problems coming out of prolonged sleep/hibernation, you can try disabling the power saving option on the USB root hubs. This has been known to cause this issue in the past. (image)
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    Did that a long time ago. Standard practise for me on an installation.

    Yes. That was the chipset. The Motherboard is M26GT3-SVP
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    Quote Originally Posted by davehc View Post
    Should add that if I manually put it into sleep mode, I can wake it within a reasonable amount of time - say, 20 minutes. It is only after prolonged lack of activity that the problem occurs.
    That sounds like intentional design to me, so to save even more power by becoming unresponsive to the specific bus after a certain amount of time.
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    I am inclined to agree. But why not on Windows 7 or XP?
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