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Kyler123

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I’m having an issue where, with my laptop lid closed because I use my monitor, when I reboot my laptop it never actually comes back on. If I remember to open the lid in advance, there is no issue.

I have my settings set that when my laptop lid is closed, nothing happens.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 8

Edwin

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Would you happen to have an alternative "Panel Open-Power On" utility installed on that machine?
What machine is it?
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 7 Home Premium
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavillion

Saltgrass

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I am not on a laptop, but I seem to remember some settings regarding what happens when you close the lid.. If you can find those, how are they set?

Is it required you close the lid all the way so as to depress the switch?

Do you have the system to use just the external monitor, or still using both?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Home Grown
    CPU
    i7 3770K
    Motherboard
    ASUS P8Z77 -v Pro, Z87-Expert
    Memory
    16 G
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA GTX 680 Classified (2)
    Hard Drives
    Kingston SSD 240 GB

Edwin

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I’m having an issue where, with my laptop lid closed because I use my monitor, when I reboot my laptop it never actually comes back on. If I remember to open the lid in advance, there is no issue.

I have my settings set that when my laptop lid is closed, nothing happens.

Just to clarify:
When you say reboot do you mean 'wake', 'restart', 'un-hibernate' and how are you doing this with the lid closed?

Your BIOS may have settings similar to these with external monitor:

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My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 7 Home Premium
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavillion

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