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Windows 7: BSOD when waking up from standby

11 Dec 2014   #1

Microsoft® Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
BSOD when waking up from standby


This computer is running Windows XP

So there's always a BSOD when waking up from standby.
I can easily collect any "black box" data you need since I can reproduce this problem easily.

What I suspect is the video card which is: SAPPHIRE Radeon 9250 128 MB and this is an AGP card. It's probably a driver issue since sometimes I get popups that ATI Catalyst VPU Recovery restarted the GPU or something like that, but it works.

(actually that card is not compatible with Windows 7 that's why I'm running XP. If anyone has suggestions to get it work on 7 I'd appreciate that too :) )

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12 Dec 2014   #2

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10

Hello ish mate I cannot find any drivers full stop let alone one for 7. Now just a matter of fact I had a very old machine with 7 I put on it and I had no end of problems (no BSOD) until I cleaned up the card and it's slot. It was however dreadfully slow and only just acceptable screen quality.

So apart from upgrading to a newer machine I think you might be struggling with this card / machine.
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15 Dec 2014   #3

Microsoft® Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

I'll definitely try that. Thanks for the idea! It actually helped! :)
I took the card out and cleaned it. Dust, lots of dust. Now I plugged it back in and reinstalled the driver (luckily its still available on ATI's site when you search for legacy drivers).

The crashes (VPU recover/reboots) are gone. Actually this card isn't so bad despite being old. At least on Windows XP.
It recognizes my full HD 21.5" inch monitor, it drives it in 1920x1080 right away without any settings needed. There are no lags, XP runs quite nice on it. Of course I can't watch HD youtube videos but 480p plays fine.
This card was manufactured in 2003 according to GPU-Z and it's driving a 1920x1080p display. Now that's quite nice I can say :)

BSOD SOLVED: I tracked it down it had nothing to do with the video card, it was my WiFi card. More specifically it was it's assistant utility. This is an SMCWUSB-G USB wifi card, serving me for so many years and still working. And it will continue to do so since the problem is gone :) (I reinstalled it's driver and utility program)

So for anyone else reading this topic having a similar or this particular video card: If you need advice on how to get this card to work the way it does for me, install the good old Windows XP and get the latest drivers (I guess 2006) from AMD's website, the 9xxx series and choose your model. I can say it works nice on XP but not on Seven.

And for the Wifi card. Reinstall drivers, that solved it for me.

This video card is still good for light usage.
Meanwhile I'm building an AM1 platform computer for a bit heavier than this, but still not hardcore usage, web browsing, watching movies, office work, some light (older) games, etc. I'll see how it performs but I wanted to leave this note here for anyone who might come here looking for advice on these good old cards :)
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16 Dec 2014   #4

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10

Now sounds a good time to have a good clean out of that machine if you found so much dust in it and if you haven't got it I would try running CCleaner to tidy the thing up too - when you run the cleaner after the analyse has finished go to Option and check cookies any you find that involves a password for a site you use - highlight it and send it to the right hand list because it will have you logging in to favourites sites if you don't do that.
After that go back to the brush and Run cleaner. (see pic)
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