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Windows 7: Failure to enter Standby or Hibernation, stops at black screen


18 Jun 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate (64 Bit)
 
 
Failure to enter Standby or Hibernation, stops at black screen

Hi again,

I have another very nasty issue...
My system fails to enter Standby or Hibernation. When I start the process, the monitor fades out to black - as normal - and the system begins to disable devices. I can see i.e. that an attached USB-Stick gets turned off. Unluckily, Windows seems to get stuck in between - my WLAN-Card seems to stay on (indicated by its LED), and the system just gets stuck there. (Interestingly, although the WLAN-Card stays on, the computer seems to disconnect correctly - I can't RDP in in this state.) I have to hold the power switch for 4 seconds to stop that situation.

The behavior started a few days ago, while I was messing around with my drivers because of another (unrelated) issue. Unluckily, System Restore doesn't want to go back, so I'll have to find another solution.
My biggest problem: I just can't find a way to analyze what device is causing the problem - the Event Log shows nothing of interest, and I can't think of other important logs.

Does anyone have an idea what may cause this or how to debug that issue?

Thank you for your help!


Greetings,
Felix Freiberger


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18 Jun 2010   #2

Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit
 
 

Try changing this registry key:

HKEY_LOCAL MACHINE\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\reliability
setting TimeStampInterval to 0.
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18 Jun 2010   #3

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

In the event that the above excellent advice does not work, you may want to read this

Power Options and Sleep Mode Problems - Vista Forums
For 7, too.
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18 Jun 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate (64 Bit)
 
 

Hi,

applying the registry fix, rebooting and initiating standby resulted in the usual freeze. I undid the registry change.

I have already read the general advice you (richc46) linked, but unluckily, I did not find anything useful there.


More ideas, please .

Greetings,
Felix
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18 Jun 2010   #5

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Try this and just cross fingers

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker[2]=Performance Maintenance

More than likely this will not work, since it is a fix for corruption not driver changes made by the user. That being the case the next step will be a repair install

Repair Install
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18 Jun 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate (64 Bit)
 
 

Hi,

I tried the SFC + cross fingers method - the results:
  • SFC fixed some errors
  • my fingers hurt
  • Standby still doesn't work

More ideas?

Greetings,
Felix
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22 Aug 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate (64 Bit)
 
 
Problem solved!

Hi there,

after doing a clean install (solved the problem), working with my laptop (problem came back after a few weeks), doing a system restore back (solved again) and re-doing the modifications I did before one-by-one, I finally found the culprit.

If anyone else has the same problem, uninstall Connectify - Turn your Windows 7 laptop into a Wi-Fi Hotspot - at least for me (64-Bit), it did solve the problem.

Again, thank you all for your help!

With kind regards,
Felix Freiberger
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22 Aug 2010   #8

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Glad that you found a slolution. Take care.
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17 Dec 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I had the same problem with connectify and hibernate/sleep. Hope there's a workaround!
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07 Apr 2011   #10

Win7 Pro x64
 
 

I'm having the exact same issue on a Thinkpad X41T - however, I don't use Connectify. Any new ideas? Any other possible causes?

Running sfc /SCANNOW as I type this, but I doubt that'll fix anything.

Windows 7 Pro SP1 32-bit...
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