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Windows 7: Insomnia

30 May 2009   #1


OK, here's a weird one...

One of my favorite features of Vista- and even more so, Win7, is the "Sleep" function.
It's been functioning fine until a few weeks ago when I installed the first "leaked" version of Win 7 RC1.

Now, every other time I put the PC to sleep, the screens go dark but the PC remains powered on and I have to perform a hard shut down.

I mean "every other time" quite literally too...she'll sleep perfectly once, then the next time, not.
Hard shutdown/ time, sleep fine.
Repeat, ad infinitum.

Can't imagine what might cause such odd, but perfectly regular, behavior.

I have an official MS RC1 and am considering a reinstall to see if the weirdness continues but until then, any suggestions or theories are welcome.

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30 May 2009   #2
Captain Zero

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

This is a 'weird' one. Had to think about this one for a moment or two. The *only* thing I can come up with is that something is corrupting the hiberfil.sys file. But only on every other sleep? Very odd. One way to troubleshoot is to boot/sleep and then boot/sleep again. Doing so without running any programs will help you determine if perhaps something you're running is causing the hiberfil.sys to get corrupted as it tried to remain resident in that file. Very odd... Curious to see how you get this sorted, keep up posted.
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30 May 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 build 7600

I have this problem since 1st beta have not been able to sort out yet, i even tried contacting ASUS support the solutions they provided did not help in any way.

Asus help for Vista(same applicable to win 7)
This phenomenon may be caused by VISTA OS. VISTA does not allow system to enter Standby mode, if "Allow this device to bring the computer out of standby" for an USB or PS/2 wake-supported device (such as mouse or keyboard) has been checked under "Device Manager", while the USB or PS/2 port has not switched its power mode to +5VSB that allows delivery of standby power to USB or PS/2 ports under soft OFF state. Because VISTA enables this standby option per default, and motherboards often set USB power modes to +5V at the same time, these two settings may result in conflict, hence resulting this phenomenon.

To resolve this, simply uncheck "Allow this device to bring the computer out of standby" for your USB mouse and PS/2 keyboard under "Device Manager", if you do not desire to wake the system via your USB mouse and/or PS/2 keyboard.

If you would like to wake your system from USB or PS/2 devices, please turn off your PC, set the appropriate USB port or PS/2 port jumper from +5V to +5VSB. Please follow the instructions in your user manual. Then your system will be able to enter and wake from standby mode as you desire.
When I press Sleep button on the keyboard what is happening is that its actually hibernating
It power down completely for 2 second then power up again but the power is only for the cabinet fans the hdd light up but the PS2 keyboard does not get power back so now I cant wake it up & I dont get the screen display & I have to do mains off from the UPS.

Then I start again & computer now says "windows resuming" instead of "windows starting" It then brings all my program open in the last state & takes 3-4 mins to do so.

Someone adviced
remove the optical mouse
put Vista into sleep mode and check how it is.
Did that, removed the optical mouse now OS goes into sleep & remains into sleep mode (earlier it use to sleep for 2 sec & then wake up with no power to keyboard)
So is optical mouse acting funny? its a new Logitech mouse

Once it sleeps I still cannot wake it up bcoz the usb keyboard wont power up.
Any more solution.b This is what I have in my APM settings, from device manager all devices such as 2 network adaptor/keyboard/mouse have unchecked use this device to wake up the computer.

I have tried all those & many more & got to know from asus support site that the actual solution to this problem seems to "set the appropriate USB port or PS/2 port jumper from +5V to +5VSB" but I cant find this +5VSB jumper on my asus P5B-dlx mobo.

Does any one know where to locate it?
another forum discussed this issue & partly solved it
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