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Windows 7: Can't put my computer to sleep, only hibernate

19 Nov 2009   #11
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

Don't take manufacturer's tech support word for anything. Double check with Google.

Become so familar with your graphics card via Googling that you know it's drivers off the top of your head, trying each in each compatibility mode.

Same with your BIOS updates. Error seems to point to vid driver but be sure BIOS is current.

Have you checked Windows Updates lately? They are very good with drivers, since MS funded the partnership (WHQL) which developed them with most manufacturers.


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19 Nov 2009   #12
jaymzb0nd

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frostmourne View Post
Update your chipset, BIOS and other drivers. Use driver sweeper for the gpu + sound drivers.
So driver sweeper from guru3d.com is safe?

Thanks Greg. I am up to date with all of the windows updates. I'll Google the video drivers now.
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19 Nov 2009   #13
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

I do not personally recommend any driver update programs. Use your Google and the manufacturer's download pages for your computer model and video card maker.
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19 Nov 2009   #14
jaymzb0nd

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So I did some intense googling and apparently found the correct drivers because I know have Sleep and the new Aero tricks. Very happy right now. Thanks a lot guys.

Is there a reason to disable Hibernation completely now that I have Sleep? I'm curious since the link I was given discusses how to disable hibernation, I'm wondering what the need would be to disable it when you can just ignore it and choose Sleep.
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19 Nov 2009   #15
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10159
 
 

That's great news Jay. I'm happy to hear that you got it sorted.
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19 Nov 2009   #16
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jaymzb0nd View Post
So I did some intense googling and apparently found the correct drivers because I know have Sleep and the new Aero tricks. Very happy right now. Thanks a lot guys.

Is there a reason to disable Hibernation completely now that I have Sleep? I'm curious since the link I was given discusses how to disable hibernation, I'm wondering what the need would be to disable it when you can just ignore it and choose Sleep.
This is mostly a matter of user preference.

Here is the way I would describe your choice: Would you like to have the luxury of walking away from your computer and having it sleep after 30 minutes so that you only need to hit "return" to wake it up to all the programs you left open? And it uses only as much power to keep your programs in RAM?

If so, would you like to have the further luxury of having your computer go into hibernation where it then shuts itself down after an hour total, but saves all of your programs left open by writing them to HDD, and later starts back up quicker to those programs? You also don't ever have to worry about turning it off this way because it uses no power to hibernate.
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19 Nov 2009   #17
jaymzb0nd

windows 7
 
 

Thanks guys for all the info. What's funny is I updated a bunch of drivers and for some reason can no longer control the volume from the volume buttons on the keyboard haha. A new saga begins...
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19 Nov 2009   #18
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jaymzb0nd View Post
Thanks guys for all the info. What's funny is I updated a bunch of drivers and for some reason can no longer control the volume from the volume buttons on the keyboard haha. A new saga begins...
Go into the keyboard driver tab in Device Manager and roll back that driver. The newer one will still be stored to find through other prompts there.
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19 Nov 2009   #19
jaymzb0nd

windows 7
 
 

Thanks Greg. It's weird but there's 4 keyboards listed and when checking their drivers, they all have a 2006 date. The driver I'm assuming messed things up is " Original - SigmaTel High Definition Audio CODEC"
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19 Nov 2009   #20
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jaymzb0nd View Post
Thanks Greg. It's weird but there's 4 keyboards listed and when checking their drivers, they all have a 2006 date. The driver I'm assuming messed things up is " Original - SigmaTel High Definition Audio CODEC"
Can you get away with rolling back the SigmaTel ? Who provided it?
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