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Strange Windows Failure Explained


Last Updated on December 9, 2023 by David Both

Back in August I wrote a post about helping a friend who had a problem with her laptop. I had determined that a strange but then unknown Windows issue caused this problem and that Linux completely resolved it.

I was correct! I found an article on a new web site, SpaceBar, that explains the problem quite nicely. The article, Windows PCs can’t sleep properly, and Microsoft wants it that way, describes a problem with Windows that perfectly matches the symptoms exhibited by that laptop. This is apparently a fairly common problem with the Windows sleep function. Although there is a circumvention, there is no cure and simple reboots don’t do anything for it temporary or otherwise.

The article is rather long and technical so at least check it out even if you don’t read all the gory details.

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