Windows 8 won’t wake up from sleep mode & Power Off goes into sleep mode after BIOS update

Apparently this is a common issue with Windows 8. Here is what I know from my own experience:

windows 8 won't wake up from sleep mode - Microsoft Community
Windows 8 Power Button Menu Options: Sleep, Shut down, Restart
  • It does not help to upgrade to Windows 8.1
  • No Windows Update has fixed this issue
  • The problem seemed to start about 2 months after I bought the laptop, after a BIOS update (update must have been around October 2013).
  • Tech support was not able to fix it, even after trying different driver configurations and a BIOS rollback.

They want me to send it in, but I have online classes and need my laptop until ¬†April. Guess I’ll try to see if disabling sleep mode fixes these issues.



Date Published: 2014-01-31
Date Updated: 2022-09-09

Eric Hepperle

Eric loves to write code, play guitar, and help businesses solve challenges with code and design.
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