Computer won't wake up from sleep via IR media center remote or keyboards sleep button

Posted on 2007-10-17
Last Modified: 2012-08-14
My computer will not wake up from sleep using either the media center pc remote or the sleep button on the keyboard.  My computer is a vista 64-bit.  Also, i notice the only way I can get it back from sleep it to push the power button on the computer and that wakes the PC back up.  And when I do press the power button sometimes the computer wakes up and is frozen completely and I need to reboot.  Please let me know what to look for.  Thanks
Question by:demariners
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    this will help,looks like known problem:

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    Thanks, but I have a MCE remote and that will not work nor will the sleep button on my wireless usb keyboard.  I am trying to find out more ifno on the S3 registry hack.  What is that and do you have any ideas?

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    Ok I got it, my motherboard has a jumper for USB wake up on sleep mode S3.  So I set that and now it works.  Still no dice on the keyboard waking it up but I dont care.  I just need my remote to do it.  Thanks for the help.

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