I close my laptop before going to bed. And some mornings I wake up, and open my laptop, only to find out that it has shut itself down while I was sleeping, and now windows wants me to send an error report. This has been getting rather annoying.
One thing I noticed about Windows 8 is that there doesn't seem to be an obvious way to put my laptop into hibernation. For clarification, this means that that everything that is loaded into the RAM is written to a file on the HDD. The device then fully powers down. Upon pressing the power button again, the device will resume, similar to the way it does in sleep mode, but without have the power drain associated with storing the windows session in the volatile memory.
I went into the power settings and enabled hybrid sleep for both plugged in and on battery, but when I clicking on the power option in settings (by using the shortcut Win + I or by moving your mouse to the bottom left corner of the screen) there is only an option to put it into sleep mode. I know that it isn't doing hibernation because when it goes into hibernation, you must press the power button to bring it out of hibernation. I want it this way to reduce battery drain and to prevent accidental resuming if the laptop somehow opens while in my backpack...
My laptop keeps shutting down. It shut down just now 10.05pm british summer time. It also shut down yesterday and has shut down every now and again for the past few weeks.
It isn't overheating, i ran speccy and its ok temps. I run windows 8 and when it shuts down the screen behaves as if I have pressed the shut-down option at the bottom left of the screen, but I have not pressed it, it just does it automatically.
What checks I can do to find out what the problem is.
My Windows 8 laptop (model is HP Pavilion g6-2210us) and for some reason it no longer boots. Here's pretty much in order how it went down:
-Windows 8 stops responding for no apparent reason -I force a shut down and try to turn it back on, thinking that would fix it -It starts loading Windows 8 up like normal, but it's taking an extremely long time to do it. -After a while (about 20-30 minutes) it stops loading it and just goes black, but the screen is still on -After this happening 4-5 times and nothing happening, I hit the power button 3 times to try Automatic Repair, which says "Preparing Automatic Repair" for 20-30 minutes, then goes black again
I think it may be hard drive failure but the drive gave no signs of dying, like slowing down, they don't usually just die like this. It's more likely to be just file corruption, but I have no Windows 8 disc, and I never knew I would need to make my own recovery disc. Anyway, I do know how to do the replacement of anything that can be replaced in most laptops, and I would probably just load up Linux or another free OS on the new drive if I need to get one.
I turn my computer on hibernate mode at about 10pm, and then at around 3am my computer turns on. I don't turn it on, just when I wake its on (I check the Event Viewer to see what time it turns on). I thought that hibernate mode was zero power, so how would it be able to turn on? Is there a setting saying that it should turn on at that time?
My laptop running 8.1 Pro Preview continuously goes in and out of hibernation every 3 minutes or so. Occassionally a reboot with solve the problem, but if I step away and the screen saver comes on the hibernate cycle starts up again.
When I lock my screen and leave my computer to do tasks while I'm away, the computer goes into hibernation after an hour or so. I tried fiddling with the power options, but no joy. I need to have my computer running while I'm away as I have it doing tasks like rendering video etc. I cannot have it go to sleep!
Windows 8 worked great until I shut it down, went to turn it back on and it is HIBERNATING. I shut it down, took the battery out, left it plugged out, but when I try to turn it back on it just says "hibernating".
I have a random/strange thing happening on my Windows 8 Pro (x64). I have set up the system settings so that when I close the lid my laptop goes to hibernation. However, when I wake up my laptop from hibernation, from time to time, hibernation option disappears from system settings (I attached to screenshots). And, to get it back, I need to restart the laptop. This does not happen all the time. But when it happens, I don't get any hibernation option. As a result, closing the lid puts the laptop into sleep rather than hibernation and that is not very convenient when I want to leave fast. To get hibernation option back I need to restart my laptop.
I hate when things don't work when and how I'm expected them to. Anyway, I have Windows 8 Pro N and I want it to shut down instead of hibernate. I made a shortcut:
"C:WindowsSystem32shutdown.exe -t 00 -s" and whenever I press it, it reads "shutting down" on a blue screen, after that it turns off. So far so good. But when I press the power button it reads "resuming from hibernation".
Since yesterday everytime I shutdown or reset my laptop(Dell XPS15) it eithewr gets stuck on the restart screen forever or just goes to blanck screen with the power still on if I shutdown. So then I have to hold the power button down to switch off in both casesI stupidly don't have any recovery option inplace and when I try and do a fresh reset or anything from Advanced system options it gets stuck on a blank screen because it can't reset properly.Also anytime I try and disable or uninstall drivers in device manager it will constantly say it's uninstalling or will go to not responding.
I am having trouble with the computer shutting down once in awhile. The fans and stuff stay running but the monitor shuts off. I have to press and hold the power button for it to shut off. I know this is how it shuts down for 8 but i wait for 5 minutes and it is still running.
I have a Lenovo Ideapad and recently completed updates for it. I shut the computer down properly (at least I thought) but when I go to turn the computer back on after a few days, the "shutting down" screen appears and it will not go away. I am able to move my mouse but nothing else. This has been going on for almost an hour.
Windows 8 installation. Apparently, my PC now randomly decides not to boot properly either from sleep or hibernation. It will go into sleep just fine (though managing to keep it sleeping for more than 5 seconds has been a chore itself), but sometimes it won't be able to come back from sleep properly: it will either black screen on me (very uncommon), or it will keep restarting several times, until either the "Automatic Recovery" pops up, or I manually reset it.
In all my years working with computers, I haven't seen anything like this :/ Services look fine, running apps also look fine, no virus found on a complete check of all almost 10TB of data...
Right now, I'm just about ready to drop the whole thing and go back to Windows 7.
I've got a problem - after I turn my notebook Asus M51Va into hybernation and then turn it on, usually (not always) it crashes with BSOD (hal.dll 0x0000009f). When I start system after turning it off - loading of Windows never ends with BSOD and everything is ok.
I have used Pragon HDM 14 to migrate existing Win 8.1 installation (gpt with uefi and secure boot) to new hdd. Migration went ok, system booted up from new hdd. However after that it seems hibernation does not work. When I hibernate and power on back pc, it does a clean start. System event log says the system has shut down inapriopertly. I have tried to turn off and on hibernation, disable safe boot, nothing worked.
While shutting downing my PC, a dialogue box with title "Windows application error" is displayed and gets automatically terminated. Error code number varies each time. This problem is started after i upgraded to 8.1. How can it be retrieved ?
I cannot print with Win8anymore! I was able to print on my WIFI networked printers previously with this computer.
Other computers on the network can print to them. Upon investigation, I found that the print spoiler ws off. I found the MS directions for restarting the Spooler. I turned it on it shuts itself off when you look at the installed print drivers!
Last night I was shutting down my computer and it was updating it was saying do not shut off computer. Well my luck we lost power. Now this morning I can sign on no problem but then it going to a blank screen, the windows start app won't load. The only thing I can get to work is my task manager with control, alt, delete. I have HP computer and windows 8.
When Windows 8 is shutting down, it won't turn power completely off. The HD-led is lighting allthough the power-led has turned off. If I then press powerbutton, nothing happens. I have to take power-cable out of the wallsocket, wait about 20 seconds until the HD-led turns off. After that I can again turn my PC on as normal.
Booting into Windows 7, and letting it shut down, it works normally.
Is this a driver issue with my mobo? (ASUS P7P55D-E) ...
My computer is stuck on shutting down screen for several hours now and if I do a hard shutdown with the power button and restart it comes on with same screen. I even unplugged for a couple hours but same results. I did no new installs or anything else before this problem and first time this happened. I have anti-virus running all the time for viruses and am very careful about that.
So this morning my dad went to power off his ASUS K55N Notebook, and it didn't turn off correctly, the screen went black, but the system stayed powered on (had to perform a hard shutdown). He didn't perform any Windows Update(s) or install new drivers prior to this, he didn't change anything, and just now it did the same thing.
the Notebook was performing perfectly fine before today.
Attached is the .zip generated by the SF Diagnostic Tool.
I've got an issue with Windows 8.1 x64 where sometimes (not always), if I Shut Down the computer, it'll shut down as normal, even displaying the "Shutting Down..." message, but rather than powering the machine off, it'll reboot just as if I had initiated a Restart instead of a Shut Down.
I definitely know I haven't accidentally told the computer to Restart as it's happened more than once, I know I've selected the Shut Down button and Windows 8.1 even states it's Shutting Down and not Restarting. If I restart the computer instead of shutting it down, it'll restart just as it should, nothing wrong there.
There is no abnormal behaviour at all during this process. The computer does behaves identically to if it was supposed to Restart and Windows throws no errors, BSOD's or any trace of something going wrong and thus somehow causing the machine to reboot rather than shutdown. powercfg /lastwake gives no information at all and Event Viewer lists nothing under Critical or Errors that could be a cause.
Most of the time though, the computer will just shut down as it should, but this random rebooting is getting very irritating. If I shut down the computer again after it has restarted (when I told it to Shut Down), it will then Shut Down as it should.
Something I should note however, when I shut down the computer, I do so through Classic Shell Start Menu's Shut Down button. Every time these random reboot occur, I have shut the computer down via Classic Shell Start Menu. I rarely shut the computer down any other way, so perhaps somehow Classic Shell is to blame? Perhaps there way of telling Windows to shutdown is a bit flaky?
I believe the same issue occurred on my laptop (also running Windows 8.1 x64 with Classic Shell Start Menu) when I shut it down through Classic Shell's Start menu, but only once (I don't use my laptop nearly as much as my desktop). This problem has never occured on my desktop or laptop back when they were running Windows 8 (not 8.1).
Every time in the morning i would on my laptop and i would go and do something to wait for it load but when i come back after 5 min the laptop does not have anything and i will have to press the power on button again. After i have done loading there will be a message saying "your PC ran into a problem." File that will be sent to microsoft
I upgraded from win7 to Windows 8 and i had notice that i don't have fast startup and hibernation option in shutdown options. I checked in command prompt and i have this and . Laptop starting slower then my 7 year old Toshiba running Windows 8. Is this coused by lack of Ram. I have 6gb.