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Windows 7: Losing Drive After Sleep Mode

20 May 2013   #11
dumfy

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Faladu View Post
You've tried it without sleep and hibernate modes?

From Microsoft.com page on the subject:

I have a device that doesn't function properly after waking up from sleep or hibernate.

If you can, disconnect and reconnect the device or try restarting your computer. You can also make sure that you have the most current drivers for all of your devices. For more information, see Update drivers: recommended links.



That doesn't bode well for that drive working... I'd dump both sleep and hibernate, (I don't use either) take advantage of relatively fast SSD bootups instead, mine boots up and is ready (all OS/loaded extras done) in roughly 50 secs total, I have learned to live with it, I use Soluto for timing it and tweaking it.
Thanks for that Faladu.

I did consider not using sleep/hibernate as the SSD boot times are rapid so should more than compensate. Initially my PC would go from Post screen to working desktop in approx. 20secs.
That has slowed right down now to approx 60secs just by adding two HDDs. So it would be nice to have the speed coming out of sleep mode.

I assume there is an issue with my set up somewhere and I'm hoping centaur78 will point me in the right direction after he's kindly looked at the info.

Rgds

Dumfy


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20 May 2013   #12
centaur78

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Ok Dumfy

First is the disappearance of E: \ ( the Western Digital HDD- WD10EARS-00Y5B1) when coming back from hibernation.... One thing i have noticed is you have WakeupOnStandBy installed in E:\ !! if you read the FAQ on their site. it is really recommended that use this from C: ( SanDisk SDSSDX120GG25).. Do this and let me know

Second the increase in boot time.... I understand you have relocated the location of the User Profiles completely to E: ... now this is good to save space from you SSD... but here is the things... The User Profiles control startup features for the user's session, the types of programs and applications that are available, the desktop settings, and a lot more.... and you moved it to a slower device like the HDD from a faster Device like the SSD....

So yes it will increase you boot time reading from the HDD... My suggestion in your case if all you are trying to save is photo, docs and things like that.... You can very well move the User Folder Location ( or Libraries Folder...like pictures, videos, music... etc) to a different drive and but leave the User Profile on C:.... This should give the speed as all setting up until you desktop is read from the SSD.

Or you may ask even if i did the above.. what about by mails or Appdata folder ( which host most of you program settings)... Well in case of mails... you can very well change the location of the data file to another drive right from your email client etc... so you see.. I know its a lot of work.. but if you have lots of cash... you could buy another SSD for userprofile... which ultimately defeats the whole point of you using another drive for storage !!

Try this and let me know..
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20 May 2013   #13
dumfy

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Thanks centaur78

I completely forgot that Wake Up Standby could cause a problem. It was on C:\ before the SSD install and moved over when I relocated the User Profile. I'll put it back on C:\ and watch what happens. Incidentally, since moving around all the Sata connectors, one of my optical drives now "disappears" after coming out of Sleep in the same way that E:\ did.

Also, when I say I relocated the User Profile, what I mean is that I've only relocated Docs/Pictures/Music/Videos folders to E:\ Did this by using the "Include Folder" option in the libraries, but did remove the other library locations like C:\Users\Dumfy and C:\Users\public. Not sure if that was correct way about it. The only library locations now are E:\Docs E:\music etc

The slow boot is puzzling. As a recap, the mobo has 10 Sata sockets. 6 are on an AMD controller and 4 are on a Gigabyte controller. When the HDD's were on the Gigabyte, boot times were really good, but I had the issue with drives "disappearing" after Sleep.
Now, having moved the HDDs to the AMD controller to overcome the Sleep problem, the boot time has increased significantly.


I'll relocate Wake Up On Standby to C:\ and see how the optical drive behaves after sleep and hope it doesn't disappear. If all OK, I'll put the HDDs back on to the Gigabyte controller and see if the boot time gets back to normal speed and the drives are still visible. Do you think that is a good way to go

Perhaps I'm being too fussy!

Thanks

Dumfy
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20 May 2013   #14
centaur78

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Put all the HDD and SSD on the AMD chipset and set the bios option to Native IDE...

Let me know how that goes
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22 May 2013   #15
dumfy

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by centaur78 View Post
Put all the HDD and SSD on the AMD chipset and set the bios option to Native IDE...

Let me know how that goes
OK . . . . with all the HDD & SSD on AMD chipset and bios to Native IDE does speed up boot time by around 20 secs.

Have moved WakeUpOnStandby off E:\ and is now on C:\ but the drive still "disappears"
WakeUpOnStandby doesn't install anyway - it's just run when needed.

If I click on Computer, all drives are there. Then the bar at the top of the window scans from left to right indicating green as it moves along. When this is complete, the one optical drive is removed/disappears.
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22 May 2013   #16
centaur78

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Well i cant say much about WakeUpOnStandby..... As it interact with ACPI to get the functionality you want..... I am not sure how they implement it !! But here is something you could try removing WOBS from startup and use the windows sleep mode... instead of WOBS... check how that goes..
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24 May 2013   #17
dumfy

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Hi centaur78

Won't take up more of your time with this - you must be busy. I may have to live with what I've got.

Completely removed WakeUpOnStandby from the PC and it made no difference. I'm sure there's a problem or conflict with the Gigabyte controller/chipset. When connected to this, even one of my optical drives disappeared much like E:\ - it may have even been on the same socket. Place the optical drive on the AMD chipset and it's OK. However, using Native IDE in bios still caused problems with Sleep.

Reset bios to AHCI there are no problems with Sleep but boot times are much higher - well over a minute compared to approx 25secs.

So what I've done is this. I don't use the optical drives hardly at all these days so have left them unplugged, put bios back to Native IDE and am running with this.
It means I've got fast boot times and no issues with sleep/hibernate/shutdown etc. and I have easy access just to plug a sata cable into one of the optical drives as and when I need it.

If you can suggest anything else to try along the way then great, but I've taken enough of your time already and your help is very much appreciated.

Thanks

Dumfy
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24 May 2013   #18
centaur78

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Hi Dumfy

Please update you bios to F8N.. you are running F6

Check to see if Smart Backup is set to default .... to do that enter "BIOS\ Integrated Peripherals", to make sure [Smart Backup Config] stay at default value [Normal (Port Multiplier)]

To check if all the drivers has been installed go to the download centre to check it via the browser or download from the website. ..

Also if you want to speedup more Please run Autoruns and then click on File> Save.. Save the file in .arn format and upload here. I will have a look and advice you accordingly

Do these and let me know
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25 May 2013   #19
dumfy

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Hi centaur78

Thanks for staying with this.

I'll complete the actions you suggested. I am a little concerned about updating the bios. I have read so many scare stories about things going wrong and making the mobo useless that I've always avoided doing it.

Is it just a case of downloading, un-zipping and running the file from Gigabyte website? I assume this is done within Windows?

Thanks

Dumfy
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25 May 2013   #20
centaur78

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

use the @BIOS Utility and look at the manual for steps on how to do it.

And you have a dual bios, which means you can get the system back up using the backup bios if something happens
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