Solved

is there a method to wake computer from crash

Posted on 2013-05-15
4
397 Views
Last Modified: 2013-05-17
acer aspire 7740-5691 laptop windows 7
I did repair install and sfc scannow

when running many programs (videos) computer crashes and only displays moving mouse cursor on a black screen

sometimes I press the power button which wakes computer from sleep
Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Power Options\System Settings
and I am taken back to the login screen where I can get back to windows screen

other times ctrl-alt-delete start task manager works

sometimes waiting many minutes


I do not wish to restart computer every time computer crashes
is there a method to wake computer from crash
0
Comment
Question by:rgb192
4 Comments
 
LVL 29

Expert Comment

by:ScottCha
ID: 39169319
A crash means that something has gone really wrong and Windows cannot recover on its own.

Your computer should not be crashing so often.  I would try to correct the crashing.  As you did the repair install and sfc scannow you should look into other causes.

I would scan for malware using malwarebyte's anti malware program.

http://www.malwarebytes.org/

I would also do a complte scan with your anti-virus software.

If that doesn't improve things I'd back up all of my data, and do a factory restore, then install all applications again and copy the data back from your backups.

If I had a computer crash more than once a week (I don't) would do the above advice.
0
 
LVL 10

Accepted Solution

by:
Mohammed Rahman earned 500 total points
ID: 39170452
Set computer sleep to Never and see if that makes the difference.

If you do not want to disable Sleep, try below setting.
Prevent idling to sleep
0
 
LVL 91

Expert Comment

by:nobus
ID: 39170583
try a factory reset http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmVT0Z9r6_Q
but be sure to backup your DATA first
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:rgb192
ID: 39175910
this could be the answer to prevent video from crashing computer
0

Featured Post

Free Trending Threat Insights Every Day

Enhance your security with threat intelligence from the web. Get trending threat insights on hackers, exploits, and suspicious IP addresses delivered to your inbox with our free Cyber Daily.

Join & Write a Comment

Sometimes drives fill up and we don't know why.  If you don't understand the best way to use the tools available, you may end up being stumped as to why your drive says it's not full when you have no space left!  Here's how you can find out...
If you get continual lockouts after changing your Active Directory password, there are several possible reasons.  Two of the most common are using other devices to access your email and stored passwords in the credential manager of windows.
In this video, we discuss why the need for additional vertical screen space has become more important in recent years, namely, due to the transition in the marketplace of 4x3 computer screens to 16x9 and 16x10 screens (so-called widescreen format). …
The Task Scheduler is a powerful tool that is built into Windows. It allows you to schedule tasks (actions) on a recurring basis, such as hourly, daily, weekly, monthly, at log on, at startup, on idle, etc. This video Micro Tutorial is a brief intro…

747 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

16 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now