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Windows 7: Machine not going to sleep properly

03 Dec 2011   #11
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bug67 View Post
EDIT:

OK, this is what really ticks me off! I look in the device manager and see yellow triangles on 2 USB devices and 1 on the 80211 n WLAN device. I see the message that says, "The drivers for this device are not installed. To find a driver for this device, click Update Driver." I do so, but am returned with the message, "Windows could not find driver software for your device." Or, the one I really like, "Windows has determined that the driver software for your device is up to date." Then why is it telling me I need to update the darn thing? Grrr!

EDIT 2.0:

I got the Wireless driver installed and that yellow triangle for that went away. I have no idea where to start with the USB stuff.
What are the exact USB devices? Are they connected devices or is it the controllers themselves?

Browse for them on the Support Downloads webpage for your model computer or the Device itself.

But first I would try the excellent suggestion to revert to a System Restore Point before the sleep problems began.

What are your other Display driver options? Look on the computer or Device's Support Downloads webpage for newer or other drivers, then google the Display device model to check there as well. You may need to try several of these if System Restore doesn't work.


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04 Dec 2011   #12
bug67

Windows 7 X64 Professional
 
 

I've been looking for drivers all night. Thought I got them all. I still have yellow triangles on 2 USB devices. I have no idea how to identify what they are. I'm going to bed and then to work all day tomorrow and will resume this BS tomorrow. Thanks for helping
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04 Dec 2011   #13
maxseven

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit 6.1 Build 7601 (SP1)
 
 

An easy thing to do is simply to unplug all your USB devices, use Device Mgr with "show hidden" checked and uninstall all of the greyed ones, and start over (Windows will reinstall drivers). A very nice tool to help in this regard is Uwe Sieber's DriveCleanup. I have used it on numerous occasions and it's only fixed stuff for me (never hurt a computer).
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04 Dec 2011   #14
bug67

Windows 7 X64 Professional
 
 

Thanks. I'll give that a shot when I get home from work.

It's been suggested I do a System Restore. I would do that but, wouldn't that roll me back to a time before I started having problems and then, once I started doing whatever updates become available, be back in the same boat? I'm not saying I'm not for it, I'm just saying I'd really rather actually fix the problem or I've got a feeling I'll be right back here later on.

On a side note, the damn machine went to sleep by itself last night. Now I don't know if this is an intermittent problem or what! And, to top it all off, the trigger I have set for launching Pandora as an alarm clock isn't waking the machine from sleep. I do have it set to wake the machine from sleep and to do so weather I'm logged in or not.

Sooooo, what the heck? I'm not too far off from operation Clean Sweep and starting over. Time is the hindering factor here.
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04 Dec 2011   #15
gregrocker

 

System Restore is nothing to fear but is one of the best tools to resolve a problem like this.

If Updates are causing the problem then the way the problem is fixed is to install them in small groups, if one causes the problem then use it's System Restore point to go back and install those Updates singly until you find the problem update, post it up here in our Updates forum or open a Windows Update email support case.

I'm not sure why you're unhappy with Sleep finally working last night. I would test it's reliability by setting Power Options to sleep at 1 minute and Hibernate at 2 minutes, then observe it thorough several cycles to see how it functions. Getting Pandora to wake it is another issue from getting WIn7 to sleep which may be solved now.
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04 Dec 2011   #16
bug67

Windows 7 X64 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
I'm not sure why you're unhappy with Sleep finally working last night.
Because I'm not sure it wasn't a fluke. Because now, I have other issues. I've grown weary of all my time with this machine being sucked up by trouble shooting. That's not what I got it for.

But, I guess I'll continue.

I obviously still have driver issues
I now have machine not waking issues.

Forgive my frustration.
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04 Dec 2011   #17
gregrocker

 

You can trace the exact hardware for any missing drivers using this tool: Hardware Identification
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04 Dec 2011   #18
bug67

Windows 7 X64 Professional
 
 

Cool. Thanks for that. I wish I could give all this a run in real time instead of in 12-14 hour intervals.
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04 Dec 2011   #19
gregrocker

 

I would try System Restore first to a point before the problem began. Then deal with the other issues and you may not have the problem reoccur.

If it does it will be due to something which happens after the REstore.

If its Updates, they will each have a Restore point to use.
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04 Dec 2011   #20
bug67

Windows 7 X64 Professional
 
 

OK. I have no idea how far back to go but, this is a fairly recent clean install (less than a month). I guess my new plan is to go as far back as I can and do a system restore and then, gradually (like, one at a time) begin adding Windows updates. Also, unplug all USB devices and go from there. I'll report back when accomplished. Sound like a plan?

It's noonish here now. I get home from work around 5 pm. Among all the other stuff I need to do, I'll wrassle with this mess some more.
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