04-01-2011 02:12 PM
Apparently the only thing to do about it is to shut down and unplug it until the led light in the back turns off ( about 15 seconds). After restart the problem is gone... for a while. The ultimate solution is to buy something other than HP.
04-13-2011 11:08 PM
I am happy to say that I have finally fixed it. Although I didn't put the sleep issue with the I/O issue together logically, they were however linked. Apparently there is a box to check that allows the internet connection to wake up the computer from sleeping. How this caused the front usb's and card readers to fail i don't know. I only know that I unchecked the box and its been a week of no problems for the first time in years!!!
go to Control Panel
go to Network and Sharing Center
go to Change Adapter Settings
go to Local Area Connection
click on Properties
click on Configure
click on tab Power Management
unclick Allow is Device to Wake the Computer
Hope this helps
04-10-2012 11:16 AM - edited 04-10-2012 11:17 AM
Wow! Thanks! The media card reader on my HP Pavilion m9040n had quit working and I had spent an hour or so searching for solutions on the Internet. I was about to just give up and buy a cheap reader that I could plug into a USB port when I ran across your post. I followed your suggestion and it worked! Apparently, my system had turned off the reader and this re-awoke it. Thanks again!