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Sleep/Shutdown issues

  1. #1


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8

    Sleep/Shutdown issues


    Hi,

    I recently upgraded my windows 7 to windows 8 pro without too many difficulties. I have an old laptop (sony vaio vgn fz21m with some hardware upgrades, was originally a Vista pc).
    I tried the free Windows 8 with a dualboot for a while and everything seemed fine so I decided to buy the upgrade.
    Right now I'm encountering two issues:

    - When I close my laptop, it doesn't go into sleep mode, it keeps running but the screen turns black and when I open it again I can't do anything except a hard shut down.

    - When I select shut down almost the exact same thing happens. It tries to shut down, screen goes black but it keeps running forcing me to do a hard shut down as well (pressing the power button for 5 seconds).

    It did not have any of these issues with the dual boot ...

    Can anyone help me here?
    Thanks!

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  2. #2


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8


    I'm under the impression that something running in the background is preventing the shutdown/sleep. How can I find out what it is? (driver, software etc)
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  3. #3


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8


    I googled the issue a bit, found some options like reseting bios, switching off fast start up etc.
    That didn't work
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  4. #4


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8


    I'm pretty sure there's one driver that's not compatible that is keeping my laptop awake and preventing shut down. I just don't know how to find out which one ...
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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