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Problems with hibernation and sleep mode

Q: Problems with hibernation and sleep mode

Hi! I have already tried to solve this problem throw cmd, writing powercfg.exe/hibernate on, but it says that there is a problem with a controler, VgaSave. I already uninstalled the old version, and Im trying to install the new one... but the inhabiliation to hibernate is still there... Help!!!! Thanks!!!
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A:Problems with wireless network adapter

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A:Building computer boot up problems

Okay, I've had the same issue with a new build: Put it all together, switch on the power and basically nothing. Do the following tried and true diagnostic steps that can be tedious but costs nothing to do and can often zero in on your issue:

1. Uninstall everything from your motherboard and disconnect all peripherals from your power supply except psu to motherboard, cpu, and one stick of RAM. Now turn it on. If it boots up and stays booted then shut it down and then...

2. Add your second stick of memory -- nothing else. Repeat by booting up and if it stays booted up then...

3. Start adding one piece of hardware at a time and repeat as directed.

What are your findings?
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A:VGA card on Sleep Mode

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A:Memory Problems?

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A:Toshiba laptop turning off but OK when in safe mode.

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A:Having problems with connection dropping in and out

June Lomas said:

what can I do next.Click to expand...

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A:Two problems

DO NOT open that "charger box." It is dangerous to do so because it can hold a charge of electricity for quite some time. Either buy a new charger from the laptop manufacture or, if you can, purchase a new charger from the likes of Targus. I have a Lenovo laptop and bought the Targas brand as a back-up. It works great and Targus supplies several adapters to work on many different brands.

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I MIRACULOUSLY solved this situation!

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A:Internet problems on my Lenovo

trekzone said:


Seems your WIFI adapter is being disabled. try enabling the device in your device manager or with the Fn+function key provided in your laptop.Click to expand...

That doesn't seem to be the problem, the adapter is enabled and the computer is not in airplane mode
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Try clean installing the drivers.
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I never go it, what exactly is CAP? Also, isnt it bundled with the drivers now?
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Hanson Duan said:

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First, get us

make/model of all PCs
of the internet modem
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