I recently redid all my windows as it was time to clean everything out. When all was said and done, I only wanted my keyboard to be the only thing that wakes my computer. I've disabled everything (network adapters, etc) and the mouse within device manager. Yet, somehow - my computer is still able to be woken with the mouse. Is there something else that I'm missing? It's a Logitech G500, there is nothing in logitech gaming software I can find about this and it's already disabled in device manager (as well as any other mice that are listed).
I have a wireless keyboard and mouse (combo) plugged into my netbook (acer aspire one 522) and can't get the netbook to wake from sleep mode with either of them when the lid is closed (i always keep it closed other than this for this workaround).
I had set the power options to 'do nothing' when the lid is closed (only for when it's plugged in), and when i try to wake from sleep, the power and WLAN lights on the netbook flash whenever i move the mouse or press keys but nothing else. i have to open the lid, then press a key to wake from sleep, then i close the lid again. i checked Power Management settings for both keyboard and mouse and they both have the check box ticked for 'Allow this device to wake the computer'.
I use a Gateway NE56R49u Windows 8 laptop, which I sometimes use to connect to a Dell computer monitor via VGA and an external keyboard and mouse using USB. I want to be able to use the monitor with the ext. mouse and keyboard while the lid of the laptop is closed, however, everytime I close the lid the system goes to sleep and won't turn back on even if I move the mouse or press a key on the keyboard. I've tried going to Device Manager and enabling the mouse and keyboard to wake my Windows 8 laptop but that seems to have no effect on what happens when I try to wake my laptop when the lid is closed. I am able to do this on a Windows 7 laptop (HP Pavilion g6), but how can I configure my windows 8 laptop so I can do the same on my Windows 8 laptop?
I have run into some networking problems and I think I have narrowed it down to the homegroup provider.
I have 4 windows 8 pro x64 computers connected to a router. Up until now, I have been able to disable the homegroup provider service because I don't want to use the homegroup and don't want to see it in my file explorer. I have been able to connect to all the shared computer drives up until I tried to disable the homegroup provider on my netbook. When I did this I lost the ability to connect to other shared computers. I re-enabled the provider, however I still cannot see drives on other computers. I can now see my netbook on the other shared computers.
I have Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit activated using kmspico. For some reason, every time I wake up my computer, it disconnects it from the Wifi and when I try reconnecting it, it won't reconnect, then I had to restart my computer to connect it again successfully. This never happened on the computer's previous Os's.
My Acer M5811 will not wake up from sleep mode on intermittent basis. Running Windows 8 Pro 64 bit. Power settings are disabled for both the monitor and CPU. I have also disabled "allow computer to shut off applications to save power" to devices. I never had this issue until I installed Windows 8 (clean install) from Windows 7. I have updated all drivers but have had no luck. The computer will wake up successfully several times, then it will not wake up. It appears to start up but the monitor remains in sleep mode. The only way to fix the problem is to shut down the computer and then restart. Acer M5811, purchased May 2010; i760 processor; 8 GB ram, ATI Radeon 5570, 1TB hard drive.
I did a fresh install (upgrade) and the moment I got the desktop up and idle, I tried to put the computer to sleep. It did, then 5 seconds later, on it came again.
Event viewer says "wake source unknown".
I have updated all drivers from asus, and installed all windows updates. No difference.
I have used every tool POWERCFG gives, it's report is clean, there are no wake requests, all devices (mouse keyboard) have had their wake ability disabled, I have even disable ALL devices in bios, booted without a keyboard and mouse and still, it wakes as soon as it's put to sleep. Even with all on board devices disabled except for sata.
Wake source: unknown.
I boot into Win 7 from another hard drive, no issues.
One thing to note is that from a fresh restart, if i put it to sleep, it stays asleep. Once waked, it will never sleep again. Restart the system, leave for idle for ages, hit the power button; it goes to sleep and stays. After waking, it never stays asleep again.
I have tried safe mode. no difference.
I have disabled all services. I have changed all the power settings to disable wake timers and to allow sleep during sharing. Still no difference.
What's up with my Asus Z8P68-V Pro that disagrees with windows 8? All my other machines have no issue.
I have no choice but to keep using Win7 at the moment, I can't have a computer that doesn't sleep.
I'm having the same problem with my Acer w500 which uses mSATA SSD drives only. I have upgraded to a Mushkin Atlas 120GB V series SSD and obviously upgraded to Windows 8 (professional) and every time it wakes from sleep it says there was a problem and needs to reboot. I'm going to put the stock 32GB Sandisk SSD back in later today and see if the problem is still present. I do have the latest BIOS on this computer and the latest firmware on the Mushkin SSD, drivers are the latest from Acer and most are November 2012 dates. There are no BIOS settings on this computer, all I really get are boot order, AHCI or IDE mode, and a couple other trivial things so I can't change suspend to ram or suspend to disk settings. I'll make the changes to hopefully show the BSOD when it comes out of sleep so I can try to gather more info.
This was a "clean" upgrade install (do not keep any settings or applications) which puts all the old stuff in a .old file, it was a clean from restore disk win7 that was used as the base OS to allow an upgrade, and is the 32 bit version of Windows 8.
So, I have a computer I built myself specs being: AMD FX-8350, Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3, AMD Raedon 7900 HD Series, 4x4GB 1600MHz, and Windows 8. I don't feel as though listing the other parts are necessary. Anyways, my problem is that whenever I leave my computer idle it goes to sleep. Only problem is, if it's for a long amount of time I can't wake it back up. I have to not only turn off the computer, but instead unplug it and plug it back into the power.
Any way to disable SuperFetch permanently it re-enables almost every day not sure if something else like tune up enables it i know its used to collect information about started programs so the next time they can start faster but I don't really see any difference with or without it so I don't really like it and it actually makes my disk usage go to 100%.
How to permanently disable the stupid charms bar? I downloaded this program called SkipMetroSuite and checked all the appropriate boxes, but it doesn't seem to work. The damn charms bar keeps popping up when I least expect it.
I've been using Windows 8 for almost a month now and it's been great. But, since around 4am today (ICT), this popped out of nowhere: Windows goes to sleep despite the Power Options being set to disable sleep both while on AC power and on battery. I have also checked the Advanced Power Options as well, and it confirmed the settings. I only left the laptop for about half an hour just to come back and found out it has gone to sleep mode, and Event Viewer says the system went to sleep from being idle!! I've included a screenshot as well just to clarify that this isn't a sort of common mistakes.
I've been using Win 8 Pro for a couple of months now, but a few days ago the metro interface stopped appearing, and I've been unable to get it back. I know a lot of people want it disabled, but I've gotten used to it, and in particular the WIN+I shortcuts for the menu....
The keyboard itself is still functional. I ran a check using OSK, and it shows that the system registers the key as being pressed, so it's not a physical fault on the keyboard.
The metro screen no longer opens when the WIN key is pressed, and the system panel doesn't open when the move is moved to the far right either...
I've had to resort to installing the "Win 8 Start Button" Application to get me the functionality that I need. Is there some kind of quick key that disables it which I might have pressed by accident?
The only changes I can think of are having plugged in two USB hard drives which had some old data and were then formatted. FYI the virus scanner didn't alert me to any potential threat.... The change that I think is more likely is one of the auto updates from either Microsoft or the antivirus program (BitDefender 2013), but I can't remember which one performed last.
I've been to hundreds of pages online to try and solve this issue and everybody seems to have the opposite problem I do. When I reach the login page num lock is enabled, which is perfect, but after I sign in the num lock key is disabled. I frequently hit the num lock key by accident so I used Sharp Keys to disable the key entirely and set the initialkeyboardindicators value in the registry to 2.
This was working perfectly until this week and I have no clue why. When I check the registry, the value is set back to 0. Every time I try to set it to 2 it is simply overwritten when I log in. I have also turned off fast startup as I read that on several forums but I have the same issue.
I've looked in BIOS (UEFI) and I can't seem to find any setting that would control this. I changed every entry in the registry for initialkeyboardindicators - I tried both 2 and 2147483650. I also created a new user to see if they would have the same issues but they did.
Problem: Tried to hook up my new nvidia video card, powered on the computer. No display. Unseated the video card, switched the cable back to the onboard connection, powered on, booted into BIOS, and I did not see any option for disabling Onboard or switching to PCI-E. So, I booted into Windows 8 and disabled the onboard graphics there. I then installed the video card physically into the computer and powered on. Still no display. I unseated the graphics card and plugged back into the onboard once again and now I only get display up until POST is finished then the display is turned off (I only assume this is because I disabled the Intel HD onboard graphics in the OS). But I tried to boot to miniXP from HIRENS only to find out I cannot boot to the CD! This is ingenious (sarcasm noted), so I need to figure out how to get this very limited machine to boot to a CD to get into MINIXP so I can reenable the onboard.
I would like to know how to enable sounds that are unused or disabled in Windows 8, for example, the shutdown sound. I've seen on another website that there's a registry tweak for the sounds to appear in the Sound control panel, but my problem is that the sounds aren't playing.
I purchased an HP Notebook PC 2000-2c20NR last week that came pre-installed with Windows 8. Somehow - I think it was when I was trying to change settings to where I do not have to give a password everytime I log in - I became lost as the Administrator. I am the only one who uses this laptop.
So, now I am stuck, unable to change settings, install/uninstall programs, etc. Everytime I try to change something, I am given this error screen:
As you see, it asks me to type an administrator password, then click Yes. The "Yes" option is greyed out and disabled. I have tried everything I could find to change this, but in order to make any changes, I have to be the Adminstrator (which I am), but this error screen pops up with any and everything I do. I have even tried a System Restore/Recovery, but I can't, because the UAC will not let me continue as Administrator.
The status of my account currently names me a "local user."
I have Norton Internet Security 2013 installed and no viruses, etc are present.