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Windows 7: Sleep Mode Still Freeze up, Win 7 RTM

13 Sep 2009   #61
TPadden

W7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Musy View Post
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Yep - Everything seems to be working now; goes to sleep like a baby and even wakes up .
very good , thx for posting back
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Turns out we were blaming the wrong culprit in my case - it never was the video driver. I was leaving a SD card in the Fujitsu's slot permanently and as long as I let Windows 7 provide the slot driver everything was fine - when I load/update Fujitsu's O2micro SD-Card slot driver troubles begin.

Coincidentally when I updated the video driver I didn't update the card slot .


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13 Sep 2009   #62
A320

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Also,

Heads up for those that have Seagate harddrives, apparently there are various models that have issues with waking up from sleep mode, and Seagate has released a firmware update to solve the issue. I just discovered that my main HD, in which I run Win7 from, was one of these listed drives.

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16 Sep 2009   #63
A320

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Well sadly, the problem still exists for me. After long sleeps I have a 50/50 chance of the computer coming back alive when I go to wake it up. As said above, I thought it was one of my HD's but now I am starting to wear thin. What are the odds that maybe my 700W OCZ PSU is not strong enough or perhaps faulty? How does one check to see if his or her PSU is ample enough for what they are running?

I am starting to give up.
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17 Sep 2009   #64
bushy100

windows7
 
 

Well, I was able to sort out my waking from sleep issue and it was partly my fault.
I had originally been advised that I should set the bios setting for the sata drives to IDE mode rather than AHCI as that was used for raid. I thought it was strange at the time but it was my first build with sata drives.
After running out of other ideas I reinstalled with it set to AHCI and it worked straight away as it should. So much for good information from another source
Anyway, I couldn't believe that the setting would make that difference but it did so all is good from my end.
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17 Sep 2009   #65
LarryLaser

Windows 7 7600 x86 &x64, Windows XPP sp3 (x86) & sp2 x64
 
 
Sleep Mode Freeze situation

Hey Folks

The Windows 7 "Sleep Mode" is a mixture of the old "Stand-By" mode and "Hibernate" mode. That's why they (MS) call it "Hybrid Sleep Mode". The problen is not related to an individual hardware item. It is the driver and Operating System problems.
I have been running Debugging and testing on 6 different computers, all with different hardware and they all have different operation problems with sleep mode. AND they all have "VISTA_DRIVER_"ID" problems.

These bug issues I and many others have reported to MS. Some of us have finally seen comments from some of the Developer team members on different Blog sites of theirs that they are aware of this bug issue, and a couple comments hinted that this bug fix will be integrated/fixed in the SP1 release. (Which might make it out by the October 22nd release to the public, but no promises).
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17 Sep 2009   #66
A320

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LarryLaser View Post
Hey Folks

The Windows 7 "Sleep Mode" is a mixture of the old "Stand-By" mode and "Hibernate" mode. That's why they (MS) call it "Hybrid Sleep Mode". The problen is not related to an individual hardware item. It is the driver and Operating System problems.
I have been running Debugging and testing on 6 different computers, all with different hardware and they all have different operation problems with sleep mode. AND they all have "VISTA_DRIVER_"ID" problems.

These bug issues I and many others have reported to MS. Some of us have finally seen comments from some of the Developer team members on different Blog sites of theirs that they are aware of this bug issue, and a couple comments hinted that this bug fix will be integrated/fixed in the SP1 release. (Which might make it out by the October 22nd release to the public, but no promises).
I agree and am starting to think that this must be my problem as well. If you read previously, you'd note that I've pretty much tried everything in terms of hardware troubleshooting, at one point I thought it was one of my HD's but that was proven false so after exhausting all hardware possibilities I am convinced it is the OS/Drivers or possibly my PSU but I doubt the latter considering the age and quality of mine.

The only change recently is that I thought I had the latest drivers but after trying Driver Genius for the first time, I found out my chipset drivers (probably the most critical ones too!) were old even though checking my mobo manufacturers website showed I had the latest ones. I went ahead with the update it suggested and am giving things a go now but before I get excited it's only been about a day since the change. I'll give it a few more days and see if my insomnia problems have disappeared!
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17 Sep 2009   #67
LarryLaser

Windows 7 7600 x86 &x64, Windows XPP sp3 (x86) & sp2 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A320 View Post

I agree and am starting to think that this must be my problem as well. If you read previously, you'd note that I've pretty much tried everything in terms of hardware troubleshooting, at one point I thought it was one of my HD's but that was proven false so after exhausting all hardware possibilities I am convinced it is the OS/Drivers or possibly my PSU but I doubt the latter considering the age and quality of mine.

The only change recently is that I thought I had the latest drivers but after trying Driver Genius for the first time, I found out my chipset drivers (probably the most critical ones too!) were old even though checking my mobo manufacturers website showed I had the latest ones. I went ahead with the update it suggested and am giving things a go now but before I get excited it's only been about a day since the change. I'll give it a few more days and see if my insomnia problems have disappeared!
Hello "A320"

Yes, you are right, because of the testing that I have done (and continue to do) I find many issues that are mainly related to the driver controls from the Vista level operating systems (inherited in to the Windows 7 version).

From the beginning of the release of Vista there have been many driver issues, happening because the way the system manages them. Now, Windows 7 uses many of the drivers from Vista, and manages them similarly to the Vista operating system, but, there are a few changes to the way Windows 7 operates and manages the drivers than Vista did. And these changes happen to be the main bug issues, especially with older hardware.

Because of my testing with old and new systems (that I built), I am able to find many of the bug issues and some of the causes, but not all of them.

Like I commented in my earlier post, some of the members of the Windows Developer Team have commented that there will be a few bug repairs (mainly the "Sleep Mode" freezing up), that will be in the SP1 release, and it might be out by the time of the public release in October of this year.
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18 Sep 2009   #68
A320

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Well I am eagerly awaiting the SP1 release then, because as of now, even after the chipset driver update, I STILL have it. Only after lengthy sleeps but nonetheless it is still occurring.
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19 Sep 2009   #69
Creer

Windows 7 Home Premium x32 SP1
 
 

In my case, helped change "allow wake timers" from enable to disable.
No more freeze during S3 mode.


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20 Sep 2009   #70
mikeoeo

Windows 7
 
 

My problem seems more complicated...My desktop won't wake up at all,I mean I press the power button and it does nothing, n o t h i n g...!I tried unplugging the cable of power and wait 15 minutes,I tried to take out the cmos battery, then press the power button on the computer a few times to get rid of any residual charge,replace the cmos battery, plug ther power back in, and try and start the computer again.Nothing at all! I removed the RAMs and put them back in,nothing...Any help would be appreciated
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