View Full Version : Vista won't Sleep, just returns to Login screen - Solved

03-08-08, 09:39 PM
Solved - after much searching, I finally found the power saving option - multimedia sharing - set to 'allow sleep' fixed it. Source: http://forums.cnet.com/5208-7813_102-0.html?forumID=133&threadID=246505&messageID=2480265

When I click the orange power icon on the start menu, or Sleep, Windows says shutting down or something, the screen goes blank, then the Login screen appears and sits there forever, allowing me to login.

I believe it is supposed to put the PC quickly into a powered down state so I can resume late without a full reboot.

Any idea how to get this to work?

OS: Vista ultimate 32bit SP1
MB: MSI P35 Neo
CPU: Intel Q6600
RAM: 4gb
Vid: nVidia 8800gt
Various USB devices connected (I think I tried removing them all, but that didnt help)

More info:

I checked the system log, but there are no wake events. Just the shut down.
I've checked powercfg for the last wake event and there was none.

Command produces this result: powercfg -devicequery wake_armed
HID Keyboard Device
Logitech HID-compliant Cordless Mouse

I've tried the BIOS set to S1 and S3. I think all wake events are disabled eg. wake on USB.

I've made sure shutdown and wakeup LAN are disabled for the network adapter.