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Solved Power Button Sleep only works Once!


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#1
I'm running Win8 Pro 64 bit on a Dell Precision 490 desktop. I upgraded from XP so it was basically a clean install.

I have my power button configured to put the system to sleep and it will do that ONCE after I turn it on. After that, pushing the power button does nothing until the next reboot or power cycle. Going to Charms -> Settings -> Power -> Sleep always works.

This obviously isn't a critical problem, but it's really annoying because I'm in the habit of hitting the power button and usually it just doesn't work. Has anyone heard of this problem? Is there a fix?

Things I've tried:
- searching Google - can't find the needle in the haystack
- searching this forum - nothing that matches
- checking the Event Log - nothing interesting or suspicious
- apply all Microsoft updates - no change
- disable my Comodo Internet Security - no change
- change power options and then change them back - no change
- checked if I could stop and restart the power service - nope

Does anyone have any other ideas that I could try or tools to track what's going on?

Thanks,
Ed
 

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#2
do you have it set for both Plugged in and on battery?
 

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#3
do you have it set for both Plugged in and on battery?
As I stated in my message, it's a desktop so there are no battery options. I haven't found a solution so I'm using a work-around of using hibernation instead of sleep. There's actually very little time penalty involved.

Ed
 

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#4
If you want to try resetting the power plans to all their default values in case something got changed and forgotten about.

from the command prompt as administrator copy/type powercfg -restoredefaultschemes

See if that helps..

Also in some BIOS there are settings as to what the power button will do, maybe they are in conflict as to what you want to do through windows..
 

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    Windows 8 & Windows 7 Dual Boot
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    AMD Turion RM-70 Dual Core 2.0 GHZ
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    Nvidia GeForce 8200M G
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    1366 x 768
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    MS Intellipoint 5 button (love it!)
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#5
I always use Hibernate rather than Sleep anyway, it's better
 

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#6
If you want to try resetting the power plans to all their default values in case something got changed and forgotten about.

from the command prompt as administrator copy/type powercfg -restoredefaultschemes

See if that helps..

Also in some BIOS there are settings as to what the power button will do, maybe they are in conflict as to what you want to do through windows..
I tried the powercfg reset, but there was no change. It still works once, whether I hit the power button or go through charms -> settings -> power -> sleep. After that, only the charms path works.

I also checked the BIOS, but didn't find any conflicts.

This computer is getting on in age so I'm not surprised that it has a few issues with Win8. I'm actually using Vista drivers which is usually okay, but who knows.

Thanks for trying,

Ed
 

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#7
I'm actually using Vista drivers
That make-a source of problem. It is driver issue. Could be any one on system that is loaded into memory at all that make-a bad.
 

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#8
Hm... Are there no Windows 7 or 8 drivers for the device in question? Are these the Chipset Drivers and the AHCI drivers?

Also, are you using S1 or S3 for your sleep mode? Try S3, the setting should be in the BIOS.
 

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System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Asus M2N-MX SE Plus § DualCore AMD Athlon 64 X2, 2300 MHz (11.5 x 200) 4400+ § Corsair Value Select
    CPU
    AMD 4400+/4200+
    Motherboard
    Asus M2N-MX SE Plus/Asus A8M2N-LA (NodusM)
    Memory
    2 GB/3GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    GeForce 8400 GS/GeForce 210
    Sound Card
    nVIDIA GT218 - High Definition Audio Controller
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Hitachi 40" LCD HDTV
    Screen Resolution
    "1842 x 1036"
    Hard Drives
    WDC WD50 00AAKS-007AA SCSI Disk Device
    ST1000DL 002-9TT153 SCSI Disk Device
    WDC WD3200AAJB-00J3A0 ATA Device
    WDC WD32 WD-WCAPZ2942630 USB Device
    WD My Book 1140 USB Device
    PSU
    Works 550w
    Case
    MSI "M-Box"
    Cooling
    Water Cooled
    Keyboard
    Dell Keyboard
    Mouse
    Microsoft Intellimouse
    Internet Speed
    Cable Medium Speed
    Browser
    Chrome/IE 10
    Antivirus
    Eset NOD32 6.x/Win Defend
    Other Info
    Recently lost my Windows 8 on my main PC, had to go back to Windows 7.

Brooklyn567

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#9
Have you tried the sleep button on the keyboard?

If not try a keyboard with a sleep button on it and try that...
 

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  • OS
    Windows 8 & Windows 7 Dual Boot
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    HP G60
    CPU
    AMD Turion RM-70 Dual Core 2.0 GHZ
    Memory
    3 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia GeForce 8200M G
    Screen Resolution
    1366 x 768
    Mouse
    MS Intellipoint 5 button (love it!)
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    Chrome and Chromium
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    Avast Free & Malwarebytes
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#10
Hm... Are there no Windows 7 or 8 drivers for the device in question? Are these the Chipset Drivers and the AHCI drivers?

Also, are you using S1 or S3 for your sleep mode? Try S3, the setting should be in the BIOS.
The Vista drivers are the most current. Yes, it's the chipset drivers. Dell & Intel abandoned this unit long ago. It has a sticker on the front that says "Designed for Windows XP. Windows Vista Capable." I wasn't even sure that I could load Win8, but various people said that Vista drivers usually work and the Win8 installer automatically found and installed them. Other than this minor glitch, it seems to be running okay.

I'm already using the S3 Bios option for sleep.

I was just checking the drivers and saw that I had an "ACPI Power Button" installed, but there was also a driver for an "ACPI Sleep Button" in the list of drivers so I tried that. No change.

Ed
 

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#12
Great news on the sleep button...

It appears that your bios has other plans for the power button..

If you feel adventurous im sure youll figure it out.. :)
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 & Windows 7 Dual Boot
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    HP G60
    CPU
    AMD Turion RM-70 Dual Core 2.0 GHZ
    Memory
    3 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia GeForce 8200M G
    Screen Resolution
    1366 x 768
    Mouse
    MS Intellipoint 5 button (love it!)
    Browser
    Chrome and Chromium
    Antivirus
    Avast Free & Malwarebytes

Brooklyn567

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#13
Until you find a keyboard you like I made you a batch file that will put your computer to sleep..

Run as administrator otherwise it will hibernate instead..


View attachment sleep.bat

Brooklyn!
 

My Computer

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  • OS
    Windows 8 & Windows 7 Dual Boot
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    HP G60
    CPU
    AMD Turion RM-70 Dual Core 2.0 GHZ
    Memory
    3 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia GeForce 8200M G
    Screen Resolution
    1366 x 768
    Mouse
    MS Intellipoint 5 button (love it!)
    Browser
    Chrome and Chromium
    Antivirus
    Avast Free & Malwarebytes

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