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Alienware mx17 sleep/hibernation

Q: Alienware mx17 sleep/hibernation

Hello. My mx17 will not wake up from sleep/hibernation. I've been trying to find answers online, but kept finding different situations that depended on the persons model and specs. Any help would be appreciated.

2 ATI mobility radeon HD 5870

8g ram

Intel i7 processor

Thanks in advance.

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A: Alienware mx17 sleep/hibernation


What happens when you try to resume from Hibernation?

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kboldra said:

i went into device manager and tried that .Click to expand...

Tried what?

Honestly I'd suggest just calling up Dell support (Look in the pouch of information Alienware bundles with their machines). Alienware costs for a reason, and one thing that at least they don't try to get out of is supporting their hardware.

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A:Alienware m11x bad fps?

I'm actually on the fence about buying one of these - want a small laptop that can game and this *seems* to fit the bill, but the FPS that you are reporting I have seen reported for those games in other places.

There's one thread I found with Google - apparently the Steam forums are overloaded with complaints as well. I don't know how much help you will find with that thread, but you aren't the only one having issues.

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A:Alienware not sending signal to monitor, seeking help

Which model is your Alienware and which video card is installed?

hm ... Is the dsub port on your computer part of your video card or is it from your mother-board's on board graphics chip?

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A:Laptop goes into random sleep modes or screen goes blank randomly

DX file

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A:Problems with Alienware m15x Nvidia GT 240m

Your post does not report anything alarming. What we may need is the memory installed, hard drive, and other software installed.
Is Counterstrike the only game you play that is giving you trouble?
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A:Monitor keeps going into sleep mode

Almost sounds like what I had cept not as bad. My monitors would go into sleep mode on a brand new comp with my radeon 4750. cept it happened either at power on or whenever it felt like it in windows xp. they would not however come back unless i forced the computer off and even that didn't guarantee it. moreover, no one seemed to know about this cuz no one repsonded to me on this forum.

my problem was solved by upgrading windows xp to windows 7. in ur case i can't really suggest that. are you running 32 or 64bit win 7? what's your power supply unit? could also try running a registry edit program to fix registry errors in windows. also, post the specs of your computer like i did below.

intel i3 2.93 duo
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A:Computer power on, monitor stays on sleep

Case design with MoBo

Drakozen said:

im not sure if its because one of the motherboard screws i use is plastic maybe not giving a good ground.

if u have any further questions let me know, ive tried almost everything but if you think of something it could be let me know, i sent in the motherboard, thank god for warranties, but i really dont want this to happen to my new motherboard. so any help would be appreciated

BTW i did build this computer components from, case from xoxide.comClick to expand...

I don't know the motherboard or the case designs ( maybe someone else will )
The green light is for the RAM it is on a different power rail ( and Voltage ) to the Mainboard rail.
Things to check when the new MoBo arrives before you power the unit ON
< The clearance underneath the MoBo ( with all the components attached ) between it and the case. It needs to be a positive gap try for at least four post-it-notes wide, more if the fans vibrate the board
< That the fasteners that do get used for earthing the MoBo to the case are tested with an resistance metre ( 0.00 ohms )
< That the fasteners that do not get used for earthing the MoBo are insulated against this happening
Joy 2 the Builder :approve:
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A:Monitor stays in sleep mode

"I recently updated to a new cpu heatsink & fan"...

Did you clean off the old thermal paste and apply a small amount of new thermal paste between the heatsink/fan and the CPU?
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A:Active Internet connection during sleep mode?

No. If the computer is sleeping the internet connection can't be active (i.e. which would mean you also have a program running handling the connection, transfering data plus then you have memory in use and disk etc. so how much of your computer could really be asleep anyway

/* edit */
just fyi: the connection is allowed to be "awake" only to look for remote "wake up from sleep" type requests coming remotely. No other type of internet activity supported in sleep mode
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OS: MS Windows 7 x64, if it's important

Thanks in advance

[Edit] I have already tried telling the computer that it can't shut off my Ethernet Card, but that had no effect. Also I know that I do have internet at night, when leaving my computer on.


A:Sleep-mode, with Internet connection?

to test it

In XP from 'Start'>'Shut down'> pull down Menu I have 'Standby' and 'Hibernate' and these both (when selected) hang-up all the procedures, writes the addresses to the RAM memory then lies inactive until summoned by keystroke (or other setup is in BIOS). The difference is only that hibernate shuts power off and saves to HDD as well.
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A:Laptop battery discharging when in sleep mode

Note there's a difference between "Sleep" vs. "Hibernation"
> Sleep mode still requires power (It should be minimal power but definitely still draws some power)
> Hibernation requires zero power

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Can you take it back to the person that repaired it, to fix this problem?
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Check power saving options in Display Properties in Control Panel. Make sure Windows isn't turning off the monitor prematurely.

-- Andy
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A:Monitor Keeps Going To Sleep

We need to know your comptuer brand, model, and age, as well as your monitor brand, model and age.
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A:HP notebook hangs when going to sleep

two quick things

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We have seen a number of failed Alienware laptops in our shop. They seem to be having a series of manufacturing problems, despite being purchased by Dell.

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A:Monitor going to sleep

Instantly, or after a while?

If you can get into the desktop, right click anywhere there's not an icon, Properties, Screensaver, Power, and change the "Turn off Monitor" to 20 mins or something.

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get into screen saver/power options are set them to default values
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A:Alienware Laptop Power

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A:My HP Pavillion monitor keeps going to sleep


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That 2-pin plug is probably 5 volts gonig to LEDs in the door. Carefully go over the motherboards manual and recheck all the power supply connections to it. If all else fails, take the system down to the bare minimum, no sound card, no video card and only one memory stick and see if it powers up. Try resetting the CMOS while you are at it
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A:Monitor keeps going to sleep mode over and over

Disconnect the monitors cable from the computer and see if this on off thing still happens. If it does, it's a monitor problem and not the computer
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powercfg -x disk-timeout-dc 900
powercfg -hibernate on
exitClick to expand...

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Why do you "Need" to update the BIOS. Usually, you want to leave the BIOS alone unless you know of a solid reason to update it. Updating the BIOS is a risky procedure that can sometimes destroy a computer, unless you have experience.
Usually, you can fix the sleep issue by changing your settings in the control panel, or updating the driver.
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A:Changed mobo, can't access Windows, computer shuts down/hibernation

Possibly driver corruption.

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Alienware vs PCManiacs​
Below is the default configuration of the Alienware Area-51® 7500

Below is the keyboard you get with the Alienware PC as you can see it is a generic keyboard, thus we can assume so is the mouse.

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Sub Total $2,871.00
Freight $149.00
GST $274.55
Total $3,020.00

PC Maniacs
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Courier (Star Track Express - Deliver To Postcode: XXXX): $92.00
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when did you install the windows os? did you try a different hdd with a fresh install?
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I'm not going to tell you I know the cause of this problem, but I do know one of your problems, it's alienware... Next time, sorry I can't help more.
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Check your power management settings in Windows. Assuming you're using XP...

Start>Control Panel>Power Options

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A:Wireless USB adaptor going to sleep every so often.

Also this happens more often when downlaoding. I have had a steady connection for more than half an hour now....but i bet when i re start my'll hit the dirt again.

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Pay more attention to your typing...

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A:Sound Disappeared On Alienware


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A:monitor going to sleep

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A:Alienware has no sound

usually can be driver error. do UNINSTALL and restart before install again.
just a reminder: my laptop have no sound when it's in the max volume;
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have you try connecting a speaker to it?
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RMA it if it is brand new. Alienware quality control is somewhat lacking- especially on their desktops.
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hi i just recently bought a laptop from alienware and now i am having trouble connecting to my network via a wired connection It had worked when i first got it and now it doesn t No damage has been done the to machine it seems like it happened out of the blue I NIC problems laptop Alienware have tried restoring it back before the problem and i was successful but it did not fix the problem When i plug the cable in i get no lights on my router and no notification on my computer that i am connected I looked at the device manager and the nic cardis installed and working properly and has up to date drivers My router Alienware laptop NIC problems works fine and i checked the Alienware laptop NIC problems ports on both the router and the rj- jack on the laptop for bent pins both are fine I have tried different cables as well as other routers and connections nothing seems to work my wireless connection works just fine my guess is that it is actually the port on the laptop itself maybe has a short in it nbsp

A:Alienware laptop NIC problems

Sounds like winsock problem... Try this...

click on start
click on run
type cmd
netsh winsock reset
netsh int ip reset c:\resetlog.txt
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I am quite concern about my new Alienware Laptop's Temperature which is really high for my amazement. When using programs, copying large files the HDD temperature can go up to 54-55 and the CPU temperature can reach up to 57 Degrees Celsius using the touchmouse on the laptop can be grueling because of the heat.

FYI: My working area is fully air-conditioned, I've also using block object as a laptop stand for better air circulation - though the result is what I have mention above. Please help me how to ease this issue

Spec: Intel® Core?2 Duo 2.16Ghz
7600 go 256MB NVIDIA® Graphics
2 x 512 (667 Mhz DDR2 Memory)

A:Alienware overheat? need help

Nah those temps are fine, my laptops touch mouse can get veryhot too (burns my fingers sometimes aaha) and the underside can get VERY HOT, but as long as the comp doesnt turn off because of over heating, its all good.

thoses temps are fine any way, i have a desktop computer that gets hotter cpu readings than that.