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    Can't type in Password after Sleep mode
    « on: November 15, 2016, 12:18:06 PM »
    This is happening more and more frequently after I wake up my computer from Sleep Mode.  It will open to the sign in screen, but it won't allow me to type in the Password.  The white area where you type in passwords just remains blank.  I have to go to Switch User and Restart Computer in order to get to the sign in screen and then it works.  Has anyone else had this problem? ???

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    Re: Can't type in Password after Sleep mode
    « Reply #1 on: November 15, 2016, 12:44:54 PM »
    You may want reviews some material about sleep mode. What it really means is that you should not use sleep mode unless you have a very good reason to want it.
    http://www.pcworld.com/article/256309/tweeking_windows_7s_sleeping_habits.html
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    But first, let me explain the difference between sleep and hibernation. When a PC enters sleep mode, it saves electricity by shutting down most of its components. But it uses some power to keep Windows, running programs, and data in RAM, allowing it to wake up almost instantly. When a PC hibernates, it copies everything in RAM to the hard drive, than shuts down the hardware completely. It takes longer to wake up, but while it's down it saves even more power.

    The amount of true power saving is not much anyway.

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      Re: Can't type in Password after Sleep mode
      « Reply #2 on: November 15, 2016, 01:09:47 PM »
      Thank you for your help.  I did as the instructions said and set it to Hibernate after 30 minutes.  I assume that it will wake up with a keystroke or moving the mouse, same as the Sleep Mode.  Hopefully, this will make a difference in the sign on problem. :)

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      Re: Can't type in Password after Sleep mode
      « Reply #3 on: November 15, 2016, 01:40:21 PM »
      The best thing to do with Windows power save features is to turn them all off...
         
       
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        Re: Can't type in Password after Sleep mode
        « Reply #4 on: November 15, 2016, 01:59:36 PM »
        If Geek's suggestion does not solve the sign on problem after Hibernation then I will do as you suggest and not use either of them.  Thank you for your input. :)