Sleep mode forces me to restart PC, then it returns to it's previous state prior to restarting...

krayde

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Hi!

When i leave my computer for a while (like going to sleep) and come back, sometimes it has gone into sleep mode. Nothing happens when i press the keyboard or mouse... nothing!
Even the reset button on the PC doesn't work. I have to hold down the power button in order to shut it down, wait a bit, then press start again. When i do, the computer just returns in it's previous state which it was in prior to when it went to sleep mode(wtf?).
And this takes en extremely long time (i got my windows on an old HDD).

What's wrong and how do I fix it?
Thanks!
 

kanewolf

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It sounds like your PC is hibernating rather than sleeping. With hibernation, the machine state is stored to disk and restored. My Ryzen build sometimes hibernates, and requires a boot. Because the state was stored to disk, everything is restored.
 

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