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Problem With Laptop Computer Sleep Functions


Tom Behler
 

Hello, everyone.

 

A few days ago, I started noticing that my Dell Lattitude Windows 7 laptop no longer goes to sleep when not in use.  I have the monitor set to turn off after a few minutes of non-use both on battery and AC power.  The same goes for the entire computer itself.

 

I have gone into the sleep timer menu and verified that everything is set the way I would like, and made sure to save my changed settings.  But my computer still runs constantly now, even when it is not being  used.

 

I realize that this is likely not a Jaws problem, so I hope it is not considered to be too “off topic” for this list.

 

Any help would be appreciated.

 

Dr.  Tom Behler From Michigan

 

 


Richard Turner
 

Have you done a virus scan?
Or, it may be time to call Microsoft Accessibility and have them log in and see if they can figure out what is happening. 
800-936-5900
I hope it gets resolved.
Richard


"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime." - Mark Twain




On Jul 31, 2018, at 3:47 AM, Tom Behler <tombehler@...> wrote:

Hello, everyone.

 

A few days ago, I started noticing that my Dell Lattitude Windows 7 laptop no longer goes to sleep when not in use.  I have the monitor set to turn off after a few minutes of non-use both on battery and AC power.  The same goes for the entire computer itself.

 

I have gone into the sleep timer menu and verified that everything is set the way I would like, and made sure to save my changed settings.  But my computer still runs constantly now, even when it is not being  used.

 

I realize that this is likely not a Jaws problem, so I hope it is not considered to be too “off topic” for this list.

 

Any help would be appreciated.

 

Dr.  Tom Behler From Michigan

 

 


Tom Behler
 

Richard:

 

I run Microsoft Essentials regularly.

 

Will certainly call Microsoft Accessibility Help if no other suggestions work.

 

Tom Behler

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Richard Turner
Sent: Tuesday, July 31, 2018 8:33 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Problem With Laptop Computer Sleep Functions

 

Have you done a virus scan?

Or, it may be time to call Microsoft Accessibility and have them log in and see if they can figure out what is happening. 

800-936-5900

I hope it gets resolved.

Richard

 

"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime." - Mark Twain



 


On Jul 31, 2018, at 3:47 AM, Tom Behler <tombehler@...> wrote:

Hello, everyone.

 

A few days ago, I started noticing that my Dell Lattitude Windows 7 laptop no longer goes to sleep when not in use.  I have the monitor set to turn off after a few minutes of non-use both on battery and AC power.  The same goes for the entire computer itself.

 

I have gone into the sleep timer menu and verified that everything is set the way I would like, and made sure to save my changed settings.  But my computer still runs constantly now, even when it is not being  used.

 

I realize that this is likely not a Jaws problem, so I hope it is not considered to be too “off topic” for this list.

 

Any help would be appreciated.

 

Dr.  Tom Behler From Michigan

 

 


Don H
 

Do you have a mouse attached to the computer? If so you need to get into Device Manager and change the settings for the mouse to not allow it to wake the computer. If you don't a slight movement of the mouse will wake the computer up.

On 7/31/2018 8:15 AM, Tom Behler wrote:
Richard:
I run Microsoft Essentials regularly.
Will certainly call Microsoft Accessibility Help if no other suggestions work.
Tom Behler
*From:* main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> *On Behalf Of *Richard Turner
*Sent:* Tuesday, July 31, 2018 8:33 AM
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io
*Subject:* Re: Problem With Laptop Computer Sleep Functions
Have you done a virus scan?
Or, it may be time to call Microsoft Accessibility and have them log in and see if they can figure out what is happening.
800-936-5900
I hope it gets resolved.
Richard
"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime." - Mark Twain
On Jul 31, 2018, at 3:47 AM, Tom Behler <tombehler@... <mailto:tombehler@...>> wrote:
Hello, everyone.
A few days ago, I started noticing that my Dell Lattitude Windows 7
laptop no longer goes to sleep when not in use.  I have the monitor
set to turn off after a few minutes of non-use both on battery and
AC power.  The same goes for the entire computer itself.
I have gone into the sleep timer menu and verified that everything
is set the way I would like, and made sure to save my changed
settings.  But my computer still runs constantly now, even when it
is not being  used.
I realize that this is likely not a Jaws problem, so I hope it is
not considered to be too “off topic” for this list.
Any help would be appreciated.
Dr.  Tom Behler From Michigan


Tom Behler
 

Don:

There is no mouse connected to the computer, and there wasn't one when I started experiencing the issue on Sunday.

So, I think we can eliminate that possibility.

Tom Behler

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Don H
Sent: Tuesday, July 31, 2018 10:22 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Problem With Laptop Computer Sleep Functions

Do you have a mouse attached to the computer? If so you need to get into Device Manager and change the settings for the mouse to not allow it to wake the computer. If you don't a slight movement of the mouse will wake the computer up.

On 7/31/2018 8:15 AM, Tom Behler wrote:
Richard:

I run Microsoft Essentials regularly.

Will certainly call Microsoft Accessibility Help if no other
suggestions work.

Tom Behler

*From:* main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> *On Behalf Of *Richard
Turner
*Sent:* Tuesday, July 31, 2018 8:33 AM
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io
*Subject:* Re: Problem With Laptop Computer Sleep Functions

Have you done a virus scan?

Or, it may be time to call Microsoft Accessibility and have them log
in and see if they can figure out what is happening.

800-936-5900

I hope it gets resolved.

Richard

"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and
many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome,
charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in
one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime." - Mark Twain




On Jul 31, 2018, at 3:47 AM, Tom Behler <tombehler@...
<mailto:tombehler@...>> wrote:

Hello, everyone.

A few days ago, I started noticing that my Dell Lattitude Windows 7
laptop no longer goes to sleep when not in use. I have the monitor
set to turn off after a few minutes of non-use both on battery and
AC power. The same goes for the entire computer itself.

I have gone into the sleep timer menu and verified that everything
is set the way I would like, and made sure to save my changed
settings. But my computer still runs constantly now, even when it
is not being used.

I realize that this is likely not a Jaws problem, so I hope it is
not considered to be too “off topic” for this list.

Any help would be appreciated.

Dr. Tom Behler From Michigan


Flor Lynch
 

I believe you need to go into your computer’s Power Management settings and fix things there.
 

From: Tom Behler
Sent: Tuesday, July 31, 2018 11:47 AM
Subject: Problem With Laptop Computer Sleep Functions

Hello, everyone.

 

A few days ago, I started noticing that my Dell Lattitude Windows 7 laptop no longer goes to sleep when not in use.  I have the monitor set to turn off after a few minutes of non-use both on battery and AC power.  The same goes for the entire computer itself.

 

I have gone into the sleep timer menu and verified that everything is set the way I would like, and made sure to save my changed settings.  But my computer still runs constantly now, even when it is not being  used.

 

I realize that this is likely not a Jaws problem, so I hope it is not considered to be too “off topic” for this list.

 

Any help would be appreciated.

 

Dr.  Tom Behler From Michigan

 

 


Tom Behler
 

Ok. … I’ve now got some instructions for doing this, and will try to work through them when I get the time here.

 

Will keep you posted, and thank you!

 

Tom Behler

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Flor Lynch
Sent: Tuesday, July 31, 2018 7:36 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Problem With Laptop Computer Sleep Functions

 

I believe you need to go into your computer’s Power Management settings and fix things there.

 

From: Tom Behler

Sent: Tuesday, July 31, 2018 11:47 AM

Subject: Problem With Laptop Computer Sleep Functions

Hello, everyone.

 

A few days ago, I started noticing that my Dell Lattitude Windows 7 laptop no longer goes to sleep when not in use.  I have the monitor set to turn off after a few minutes of non-use both on battery and AC power.  The same goes for the entire computer itself.

 

I have gone into the sleep timer menu and verified that everything is set the way I would like, and made sure to save my changed settings.  But my computer still runs constantly now, even when it is not being  used.

 

I realize that this is likely not a Jaws problem, so I hope it is not considered to be too “off topic” for this list.

 

Any help would be appreciated.

 

Dr.  Tom Behler From Michigan