Good Day, I just replaced my hard drive in Win 7 Desktop. I restored all the programs and updates, but if I walk away and let the PC go into sleep mode, the PC "locks up" and I have to manually power it down and when it boots back up, I have to go through the BIOS screen to get back to Windows? Any suggestions? I do have HDD as the first option in BIOS. Thanks much
No you do not want to use sleep mode. This can freeze the computer and it may not wake up.
This has always been a bug in windows.
Start> Control panel > look in the upper path bar, click on the arrow ">" after "control panel."
this opens a drop down menu
Then click "All control panel items"
Click: Power Options
Click: Show Additional Plans
Click: The arrow, check the box that says "high performance."
Click: Change Plan Settings
Turn Off Display: Never
Put Computer to Sleep: Never
Click: change advanced power settings
Hard Disk : turn off hard disk after: Never
Wireless adapter Settings: power saving mode Setting: Max Performance
Sleep: sleep after: Never
Allow Hybrid Sleep: Setting: Off
Hibernate After: Setting: Never
Allow Wake Timers: Setting Disabled
USB Settings: selective suspend setting Setting: Disabled
PCI Express Link Power State Setting: off
Display: turn off display Setting: Never
When sharing media : prevent idling to sleep
When Playing video: Setting: optimize video quality
Now: Click "OK"
Computer> system properties > Now open the Device Manager
Click On: mice and pointing devices ">" click on the arrow
Double Click on HID complaint Mouse
Click: power management tab
UN-check the box that says: "allow computer to turn off this device to save power"
Now Click " OK"
Restart the computer
Turn off Cool and Quiet (if AMD processor)
Problems should be fixed now.