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Windows 7: Sleep option is greyed out! Cannot hibernate too!

11 Jun 2010   #1

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
Sleep option is greyed out! Cannot hibernate too!

My sleep option in windows 7 ultimate is greyed out!!
Also, I have my graphics driver installed etc so please dont comment on that.


I get the follow error when I try to type "powercfg -Hibernate ON" in CMD and I don't know how to resolve it! Please help me , I need back sleep and hibernate!! (The sleep option is still greyed out after installing windows 7fresh install)

The error message : -

"The following items are preventing hibernation on this system.
There are one or more legacy driver installed:
GenPort2 "


Please find me a quick solution.

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11 Jun 2010   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PowerInside View Post
My sleep option in windows 7 ultimate is greyed out!!
Also, I have my graphics driver installed etc so please dont comment on that.


I get the follow error when I try to type "powercfg -Hibernate ON" in CMD and I don't know how to resolve it! Please help me , I need back sleep and hibernate!! (The sleep option is still greyed out after installing windows 7fresh install)

The error message : -

"The following items are preventing hibernation on this system.
There are one or more legacy driver installed:
GenPort2 "


Please find me a quick solution.

Quick solution is to un-install the printer software that is using "genport2" as indicated int the error message. What printer drivers have been installed?????
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Jun 2010   #3

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Thanks for the reply,

But there are no printer drivers installed nor any printer software on my laptop. I don't have a printer at the moment. and there are NO history of installing a printer driver as far as I can remember.

In my printers list in control panel , the only thing I can see is this " Microsoft XPS document writer " which is probably a virtual printer installed by windows 7 by default.

My device manager also shows nothing about printers installed.

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12 Jun 2010   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Welcome to the forums PowerInside. Try this, navigate to:

C:\Windows\System32\drivers folder, and see if you have listings for genport or genport.sys, or similar. If so delete them, and that should fix this. These are legacy drivers for older devices. A Guy
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13 Jun 2010   #5

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
Welcome to the forums PowerInside. Try this, navigate to:

C:\Windows\System32\drivers folder, and see if you have listings for genport or genport.sys, or similar. If so delete them, and that should fix this. These are legacy drivers for older devices. A Guy
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You may be correct that these drivers are unnecessary, but I suggest the OP rename them first and confirm that there are no undesirable effects - BSTS (better safe then sorry).
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14 Jun 2010   #6

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
Welcome to the forums PowerInside. Try this, navigate to:

C:\Windows\System32\drivers folder, and see if you have listings for genport or genport.sys, or similar. If so delete them, and that should fix this. These are legacy drivers for older devices. A Guy
Thanks, I took the risks and deleted two files genport.sys and genport2.sys which I found in that location. After restart , everything is working and the sleep has become functional. But im not sure what caused this and why legacy drivers were installed and what it is and why it is hindering a simple operation such as sleep?
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08 Jul 2010   #7

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
Welcome to the forums PowerInside. Try this, navigate to:

C:\Windows\System32\drivers folder, and see if you have listings for genport or genport.sys, or similar. If so delete them, and that should fix this. These are legacy drivers for older devices. A Guy
Hey guys

Ive looked in my drivers folder for genport but can not find any with those names.
I recently installed (then soon uninstalled) the CNET driver tracker, which seems to have messed up my drivers.
Im having the same problem as the OP (as well as a few other driver related problems).

Im hoping that if i can fix this issue i will be able to fix the other issues that the CNET tracker created.

Thanks in advance
splinter701
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