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Windows 7: pc refuses to wake after sleep

03 Mar 2012   #11
hondavee4

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

hi stephen, thanks for all the trouble your going too..

i had a thought earlier that made me even more confused...

its looking like the graphic card is responsible but earlier i realised that even if the card fails then why am i not able to control itunes via my iphone...

it says cannot find my library as if the pc wasnt on so from that i am guessing that allthough it might seem to have booted then perhaps it actually hasnt

would a failed gc cause that? if no then its something else...i was just about to buy a new card too


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03 Mar 2012   #12
Tekno Venus

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit (O.E.M)
 
 

That's a good point. Are you able to test the PSU like I suggested? Because if that's going, then the whole thing would make sense.
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04 Mar 2012   #13
hondavee4

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Not easily I don't think... This has me totally baffled

Will do some more research but I suspect a format and start again maybe on the cards
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05 Mar 2012   #14
Tekno Venus

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit (O.E.M)
 
 

Not to worry. I don't think a clean install will solve the issue but it might be worth a shot. Before you do that, a stress test using prime95 will see if there are any graphics card or PSU issues. That might be a bit easier than the multimeter method.
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Stephen
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07 Mar 2012   #15
hondavee4

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

hi stephen


ok, i have now installed another graphic card and gone back to my old hdd

still the problem persists...

at least its narrowing it down now

incidentally the nvidia card i now have has cured the problem i had with the old hdd i took out because i couldnt fix it before...very bizzare (see my previous posts from a few years back)

but this is so frustrating now
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07 Mar 2012   #16
Tekno Venus

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit (O.E.M)
 
 

Ok, so you now have an NVIDIA card rather than the ATI and the problem still perstists am I correct? If so, then I think its probably the motherboard. If you can please run the Prime 95 test as stated in my previous post as if it fails or the computer turns itself off, its a PSU issue. If it reports no issues and runs fine, its a motherboard issue.

Stephen
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