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Windows 7: New hard drive and sleep problem

01 Feb 2010   #1
Victek

Windows 7 x64
 
 
New hard drive and sleep problem

I recently replaced my hard disk - upgraded from SATA 1.0 to SATA 2.0. I'm getting great performance, but unfortunately now the PC won't sleep or hibernate. I checked all the settings in the Power Options and nothing has changed. I already have wake timers disabled. I can live without this functionality, but your thoughts are appreciated


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01 Feb 2010   #2
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Have you tried updating your chipset/SATA controller drivers?

Also make sure that the hard drive is set to turn off before the computer sleeps.
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02 Feb 2010   #3
Victek

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
Have you tried updating your chipset/SATA controller drivers?

Also make sure that the hard drive is set to turn off before the computer sleeps.
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I've made a little progress. I turned off hibernation and "sleep" started to work properly. I turned Hibernation back on and the problem returned. For the moment I've left it off while I check for BIOS/Driver updates.
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02 Feb 2010   #4
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Great, now we have something to go on.

Have you read Shawn's excellent tutorial on sleep problems in the Vista forums? Power Options and Sleep Mode Problems - Vista Forums

Still applicable to 7.
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