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Windows 7: Win7 x64 on notebook - two unresolved issues

12 May 2010   #1

Windows 7 x64
 
 
Win7 x64 on notebook - two unresolved issues

I just 'upgraded' my notebook to Windows 7 x64. 'Upgrade' is in quotes since I actually wiped the drive and started fresh. There are two issues that I have not been able to resolve - please offer comments/suggestions:

Issue 1 (major): The screen will not blank/the computer will not automatically go into standby mode.

I currently have the power option set to blank the screen after one minute of inactivity. After one minute, the screen blanks, but immediately unblanks. The system is also supposed to go into standby after 20 minutes, but this does not happen. However, when I close the lid, the system does go into standby. I have looked at the running processes and none jump out at me as being the cause. (I can post the list if that would help.)

Issue 2 (minor): There is a directory c:\boot with lots of files which cannot be deleted.

I find it hard to believe that these files are truly needed as my desktop machine does not have this directory and the same installation DVD was used. (For that matter, there are some OS-related processes running on the notebook which are not running on the desktop, e.g., sppsvc.exe, unsecapp.exe, which seems odd.)

Anyway, suggestions for dealing with these matters would be appreciated.

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12 May 2010   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Issue 2: C:\Boot is a highly important folder. It is normally hidden, as it is a Protected OS folder. In Control Panel>Folder Options, hide OS files.

That is where the BCD and other critical boot data is.
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12 May 2010   #3

Windows 7 x64
 
 

That is what I had read elsewhere. However, my folder options are set to see hidden OS files, and I do not see c:\boot on this machine! (And, I do see other, normally hidden files/folders, e.g., c:\ProgramData)
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12 May 2010   #4

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

If you want to see the Boot folder, make sure both of these are set.

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12 May 2010   #5

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Jonathan,

I think you meant to show the second item (Hide protected) as not being checked. My folder options are configured properly to see hidden OS files... In fact, the Folder option settings are the same on both computers.
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12 May 2010   #6
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GRoston View Post
I just 'upgraded' my notebook to Windows 7 x64. 'Upgrade' is in quotes since I actually wiped the drive and started fresh. There are two issues that I have not been able to resolve - please offer comments/suggestions:

Issue 1 (major): The screen will not blank/the computer will not automatically go into standby mode.

I currently have the power option set to blank the screen after one minute of inactivity. After one minute, the screen blanks, but immediately unblanks. The system is also supposed to go into standby after 20 minutes, but this does not happen. However, when I close the lid, the system does go into standby. I have looked at the running processes and none jump out at me as being the cause. (I can post the list if that would help.)

Issue 2 (minor): There is a directory c:\boot with lots of files which cannot be deleted.

I find it hard to believe that these files are truly needed as my desktop machine does not have this directory and the same installation DVD was used. (For that matter, there are some OS-related processes running on the notebook which are not running on the desktop, e.g., sppsvc.exe, unsecapp.exe, which seems odd.)

Anyway, suggestions for dealing with these matters would be appreciated.
-Issue 1: http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...-hiberate.html

Maybe you could find those Official MS Hotfix posted from Airbot and NoN, over there and see if it can helps you!

-Issue 2: As Jonathan showed you on screenshot you better not unhidde the (Recommended) system folders on both of your machines.

I own notebooks as you, and have this "boot" folder and is regular!
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12 May 2010   #7

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Non,

I always uncheck the box to see hidden system files. My comment is that on one of my Windows 7 machines, I do not see c:\boot. If this directory is critical, as some have suggested, then where is it?

With regard to the second point: my computer has a small hard drive and no problems coming out of standby. It will also go into standby - if it is coerced. However, the screen will not blank nor will if go into standby on its own. This means that some process must be keeping it 'awake', but tracking that done is tough. I was looking for suggestions to resolve the problem.
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13 May 2010   #8
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GRoston View Post
Non,

I always uncheck the box to see hidden system files. My comment is that on one of my Windows 7 machines, I do not see c:\boot. If this directory is critical, as some have suggested, then where is it?

With regard to the second point: my computer has a small hard drive and no problems coming out of standby. It will also go into standby - if it is coerced. However, the screen will not blank nor will if go into standby on its own. This means that some process must be keeping it 'awake', but tracking that done is tough. I was looking for suggestions to resolve the problem.
-You might not need it on Desktop...might be because of some particular properties of a notebook.

-Check your "power plan" in the control panel, if you have set it to go on stanby whenever an app is running in the background...like a client torrent
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13 May 2010   #9

Win7 7600 x64
 
 

You may find the boot files you are after in a hidden partition, recovery or system reserved.
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13 May 2010   #10

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Non - Good suggestion regarding the power plan. I found a setting under advanced called Multimedia settings->When sharing media. I set this to 'Allow the computer to sleep', and it seemed to work. The screen dimmed after one minutes, but after another minute, it came back up again. Very frustrating.

ilesal - You might be right. On the desktop, there is a 'System Reserved' hidden partition which does not exist on the notebook. Perhaps the boot files are there.
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