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My Windows 8.1 computer will not restart after sleeping

dwhandy1376

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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.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1

hol

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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
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1

dwhandy1376

New Member
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"?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1

caperjack

Just the Janitor
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Guru
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
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    win8.1.1 enterprise
    Name
    jack
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Hinze57
    CPU
    AMD FX 6100 6core 3.30gHz
    Motherboard
    gigibyte ga-78lmy-s2p
    Memory
    4gig ddr3
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    Radon hd5000 Series
    Sound Card
    onboard realtek hd
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    19" viewsonic/ 22"Samsung
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    128gig ssd Kingston
    80gig WD 10000 rpm spinner
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    janitor/maintenece
    Case
    micro
    Keyboard
    microsoft curve 200
    Mouse
    Logitech wireless M215
    Internet Speed
    high speed 20
    Browser
    ie 11
    Antivirus
    windows defender
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    updated enterprise apr 2/14
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    Canada
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    ca novia scotia

dwhandy1376

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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.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1

elbmek

New Member
Pro User
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???
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 10
    Name
    mike kemble
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    pc specialist made to order
    CPU
    Intel® Core™i7 Quad Core Processor i7-4790 (3.6GHz) 8MB Cache
    Motherboard
    ASUS® H81M-PLUS: Micro-ATX, LG1150, USB 3.0, SATA 6GBs
    Memory
    16GB KINGSTON DUAL-DDR3 1600MHz (2 x 8GB)
    Graphics Card(s)
    2GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 750 Ti - DVI, mHDMI, VGA - 3D Vision Ready
    Sound Card
    ONBOARD 6 CHANNEL (5.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    iiyama 24 inch flat screen
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    1TB 3.5" SEAGATE SSHD, SATA 6Gb/s 7200 RPM (64MB + 8GB SSD CACHE)

    2TB Seagate SATA HDD

    500Gb SATA docked
    Occupation
    Retired
    Case
    In Win Turbo
    Cooling
    Super Quiet 22dBA Triple Copper Heatpipe Intel CPU Cooler
    Keyboard
    microsoft mutlimedia keyboard
    Mouse
    logitech corded
    Internet Speed
    152mb
    Browser
    FF, IE11
    Antivirus
    AVG Internet Security 2015
    Other Info
    16x BLU-RAY WRITER DRIVE, 16x DVD ±R/±RW

    10/100/1000 GIGABIT LAN PORT
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    England

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