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Windows 7: DVD drive noise, constant activity after sleep mode

30 Oct 2009   #11
blotsome

W7 Pro x64
 
 

A ha. That may be it! First, none of the boxes where re-ticked. However, the second thing you said sounds useful, indeed. I had changed the boot order when I was loading the Windows 7 DVD. I don't believe I've changed it back, and I have a feeling the boot order is set for DVD 1st, C: drive 2nd. I'm at work now, so cannot verify this, but it sounds promising. I'll try it out later on and post my results. Thanks!


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30 Oct 2009   #12
jfar

Vista Ult64, Win7600
 
 

Hope it is what we think.
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30 Oct 2009   #13
blotsome

W7 Pro x64
 
 

I should have known better, because the RC had this same issue, and I hadn't changed the boot order back then. Anyway, first I tried changing the boot order, then I disabled the DVD drive in the boot sequence completely, and both did not affect the problem at all. Sorry. I got my hopes up.

Any other ideas?
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30 Oct 2009   #14
jfar

Vista Ult64, Win7600
 
 

Ok just one more thought , go to Control Panel/ Device Manager and Dvd/CD Drives, select your one, right click and uninstall, press ok and let it reboot.
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31 Oct 2009   #15
blotsome

W7 Pro x64
 
 

Hmm... nope that's not it either. I guess for now, I'll just have to turn "sleep" off. Or maybe turn off the DVD drive in the bios when I'm not using it. Not sure which one is more important to me. Maybe I'll see if another firmware comes out for my drive. Do you think my motherboard drivers were not installed properly? Is there a way to manually install them, since the Asus package has a lot of directories and files in it. Just a thought (though not sure if that would help at this point).
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31 Oct 2009   #16
jfar

Vista Ult64, Win7600
 
 

Mmmm that's a pity, Go to this page and check that you have installed EVERYTHING that is needed for your motherboard.

ASUSTeK Computer Inc.-Support-

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10 Sep 2010   #17
JVS

7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I have the same problem with my HP pavilion dv4, Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit. On top of this my Hard Drive died last week, which I think is result of this issue.

I uninstalled the DVD in the Device Manager and the problem was still there, which tells me that root cause is in OS, not in the device. It seems that something tries to check for CD/DVD when entering Sleep Mode - any idea what that can be?
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11 Sep 2010   #18
JVS

7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Did some investigation and here are results:
1) The problem occurs only if the laptop is powered form the charger (no problem if it runs on battery)
2) In the CMD "Powercfg -devicequery wake_armed" and found out that only two devices are able to wake up from sleep mode (Infra Red and/or Mouse)
3) Removed mouse receiver form USB port and entered sleep mode
Voila - sleep mode works! => The problem is the mouse USB receiver!
(will try to update the driver and write results later)
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13 Sep 2010   #19
blotsome

W7 Pro x64
 
 

Hmm... that doesn't help me. I don't have a USB mouse receiver or infrared mouse.
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