My HP Pavilion Won't Wake Up

HP manufactures a line of competitively priced, entry-level computers, including the Pavilion, which comes in both desktop and laptop models. If you own a Pavilion computer, you may know that it can be configured to go into sleep or standby mode if no activity is detected for a certain amount of time. The computer normally "wakes up" when you move the mouse or press a key; however, a glitch can may occasionally cause the computer to not recognize a mouse action or keystroke. If this happens, you will need to try using a different technique to wake up the computer.

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Unplug your mouse and reconnect it. Try moving the mouse and see if your computer returns to operating status.

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Unplug your keyboard and then reconnect it. Press a key or two and see if your computer revives from standby mode.

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Press and hold down the power button on your computer until you hear a click and the machine shuts down. Do this only if previous methods to wake up the computer fail and the unit remains stuck in sleep mode.

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Restart your computer. You should be able to use the machine again in the usual manner.